Review: All I Need

Title: All I Need
Author: Susane Colasanti  Website // Twitter // Facebook // Goodreads
Source: Netgalley e-ARC
Publisher: Penguin/Viking
Pages: 240

Goodreads Summary & Cover:
The last night of summer is only the beginning.

Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it’s obvious to both of them that this is something real. But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did—and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?

Teen favorite Susane Colasanti returns to the alternating-voice style of her beloved debut When It Happens in this Serendipity-inspired story about summer, soul mates, and the moments that change our lives forever.
ALL I NEED is a book about girl sees boy, boy sees girl, they have an instant connection. This type of storyline can sometimes often be frustrating. However, it was the perfect and ideal meeting for Skye and Seth. If not for that connection and the day that they spent together, there wouldn't have been a story.

One day together and then an accidental parting, without information exchanged, led to a year of wondering and frustration for our two main characters. Skye was sure that Seth was "the one" and Seth was convinced of the same. Let me tell you, when Skye and Seth met again the following summer at the beach, I grinned from ear to ear! The way that they could joke and get along so well without feeling uncomfortable was amazing! I was quite jealous, actually.

They finally spent time together and seriously fell in love. They promised to call and travel to see each other since they weren't really that far from each other. Skye was still in high school and Seth was in college. They did talk on the phone a lot and traveled to see each other, but just wasn't as often as they thought they would be able to do due to Seth's courses and job.

Their relationship furthers and they manage to see each other when they can. I did appreciate that Colasanti held off on the sex part until after Skye was 18. I thought it was considerate and mature.

As the saying goes, everything changes after sex. Relationships change. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for worse. Skye and Seth hit a rough patch and some issues were brought up: gross roommate, major decisions made without discussing with each other, silly high school drama, money, etc...

When the ending of the book came, I was crying. The ending earned my tears!

I really loved the optimism, true love/soul mate idea, and the want and need to make the relationship work in this story. It was refreshing and honest without being cheesy or unbelievable. It was all just so sweet!

Lovely Contemporary read that I was in need of reading. Hopeful and optimistic with lots of humor, 80s references, and some tears.


  1. Awe, this sounds sooo good. They sounds like such a sweet couple. I am definitely going to have find this. Wonderful review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

    1. Truly a sweet love story! I fell in love with them. :)

  2. Dang girl, your review makes me want to read this now. I love cute love stories like this,and this one sounds perfect!!!! Eep! Great review!

  3. I haven't read ANY Susan Colasanti! I really must do that soon!

    Great review, Lisa! :)