Rules for Contemporary Romance1. The hero should be 6' plus, have a six pack, a full head of hair, be well endowed, be the best lover the heroine has ever had (regardless of how many previous lovers she has had) and be independently wealthy. 2. The heroine should be a girl next door, have curves, struggle with money and possibly have a son from a previous marriage to a loser. It is OK for the heroine to be a virgin so long as she has a very good reason, such as looking after her sick mother or she was betrayed by her first boyfriend.3. Sex should last all night, the hero should be there in the morning, he should wear a condom and have the largest penis the heroine has ever seen.4. There should be a reason why the relationship can't work, but there must always be a Happily Ever After.5. The heroine should have a friend who hasn't found her HEA yet. She can find it with a friend or brother of the hero. This will be the next book in the series. All he Ever Desired I know what I'm going to get when I buy a Contemporary Romance...they have to follow the rules and the rules tell me where things are going and how they'll end. It's exactly what I want from books in this genre. When authors start messing with the rules, I start to get grumpy.All He Ever Desired follows the rules to the letter and it works on every level. I hesitate (but only briefly) to compare Shannon Stacey to authors like Jill Shalvis and Robyn Carr. Her writing is polished, her stories entertaining, her characters likeable. The only weakness in this book is the title. I don't know what she was thinking there.