All I Ever Wanted

An honest, heart-aching study of one man’s life and loves, from his painfully formative school years to his ultimate success in the music industry.

Carl Peter Hough’s style is reminiscent of Nick Hornby and William Boyd – a cool, gritty and compelling read.

The strong storyline, lively insights into the world of rock and roll, compelling characters (the main one so honest, human, flawed, decent), and the haunting, elusive presence throughout draw you in right up to the very end.

This book will resonate with anyone who’s endured the agony and the ecstasy of unrequited love.

Some say first love stays with you forever. It’s the summer of 1978. When aspiring teenage rock star Paul Fox writes a song in the grip of an adolescent passion, he can have no idea that that song will go on to shape his whole career and, indeed, his life. As his fortunes and relationships ebb and flow, and triumphs and tragedies come and go, the song always reminds him of the great unresolved and unrequited love that inspired it, and the girl he wrote it for. Will Paul ever get closure or will what might have been be all he ever has?