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Simple Need (Simple Need #1)

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  2,537 ratings  ·  219 reviews
Vinter is not your typical businessman. Tattoos, piercings and not a suit and tie in sight. One-third owner of a bar and a tattoo parlor along with being a bassist in a band, Vinter comes and goes as he pleases. He likes his beer cold, his music hard and his women scorching hot. Until he’s knocked off his game by a suburban doll he can’t stop wanting.Elise needs a change. ...more
Kindle Edition, 55 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Ellora's Cave
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UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick

I’ll go on record as saying that this was one of the most down and dirty erotic stories I’ve ever read. I’m not normally into the one-night-stand storylines, even when they end up being more than just one night, but Simple Need got my attention from the first page and held it right through to the last. Never before have I been so captivated by tattoos and piercings as I was while reading this story – and let me just tell you, Vinter has plenty of both, and the bad boy attitude to go with them. T

There isn't much of a plot or character development in this short story, but who cares? Just grab a glass bottle of your favorite wine, relax and enjoy. Vinter and Elise will do the rest. ;)

The model on the cover is pretty hot, but it doesn't hurt to have another visual aid:

*** NSFW ***
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Feb 04, 2011 Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Erotica romance fans and girls who love the pierced bad boy
Recommended to Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R
It’s simple: I NEED a Vinter of my own.

I’ve never read an erotica romance before this. So some of my friends here on GR (Elena and Holly) wished to corrupt my mind further by introducing me to this genre and well... I got my erotica-romance-cherry popped, so to speak :P

This short story is HOT HOT HOT! When Elise gets dumped via text message by a douche, she does her sulking in a bar (I mean, where else is there to go?). When a hot tattooed and pierced man approaches her and offers to “take care
This book should have been called SCORCHING NEED! What I loved most about the story was this scrumptious MAN, Vinter, let Elise, a down on her man-luck, self proclaimed plus-size, average women, control where their tryst would take them. He lets her take the reins, and in doing so releases her inner bad girl, which explodes with his yummy bad boy. He wasn’t really a bad boy, in fact I thought he was a gentleman, but expressed himself through his body art, piercings and his love of smokin’ hot se ...more
Holy mother!!! I read this last night and am still in need of a lie down in a darkened room!

I LOVED this.

It's certainly inspiring stuff...I'm off to get myself dumped and start trawling bars for a naughty tattooed wild man.
Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
"Of all the wordly passions, lust is the most intense. All other wordly passions seem to follow in its train."
- by Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.

Vinter is a real bad boy and I loved his name. It's special and beautiful. Anyway, who needs a "stuffed suit" when you can have a smokin' hot guy with lots of tattoos and piercings?

Elise feels a bit down because she got dumped via text message by a jerk in a suit. She goes to a bar for a drink (or preferably more t
~E~ Riverina Romantics
4.5 Stars

The last line of the book blurb pretty much sums this up: Unexpected tenderness. Unimaginable lust. Being dumped has never felt so damn good.
Oh boy it was damn good. Damn, damn good. Clench your legs together, good. Molest your husband, good.

I really enjoyed Simple Need. Vinter was so damn fine. He was confident, direct and have the most wicked piercing in his nether regions...yes ladies, his jolly roger was all pimped out. On top of that, his body was perfectly covered like a canvas in
Mandi Schreiner

Why I read: The author asked for a review

Favorite Quote: "By morning you won't remember his name and you won't want to forget mine."

Elise has been dumped by text message by her boyfriend who ended up being married. She has had full access to him – phone number, address, could see him anytime, so finding out he is married is quite a shock to her. Drowning her sorrows at a bar, she meets Vinter (love his name!) who takes one look at the luscious Elise and wants to make her feel better. He offers

This was a very hot, yummy but short read. What I'd like to know is where were all the Vinter's when I was on the market. This guy was like the energizer bunny with the batteries in backwards, he kept coming and coming, LMAO! I'm old and married now so there is no way I'll ever find out just how good a pierced penis would feel, drat! I'm sure my husband would not even take a suggestion like that seriously, hahahaha.
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
WOW! What a smokin' hot read! Thank you, Karla!

I've read a lot of on-line erotica and this story is one of the sexiest, juiciest, and frankly dirtiest erotic stories I've read.
Holy hell, talk about scorching hot!

I loved both Vinter's and Elise's characters. Vintner (love the name) was beyond scrumptious. The black painted fingernails I could have done without. A little too gothic for me. Both Vinter's and Elise's characters felt fresh and vibrant. I was amazed at how multi-dimensional they were
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I've been officially introduced to Erotica genre and love it. Eeeek *looks side to side*
Thanks to my GR friend who's name I wont mention. You know who you are(Leather Lust).

This book shocked me of its contents.
Simple girl gets dumped and meets a guy who's not quite her typical choice of men.
Vin is definitely not your typical guy. He helps Elise forget her troubles, oh, in so many different ways.

I recommend this short story and find out how.

Vinter made me forget my troubles too. ;D

Cyn Mistress Kitty
I gotta tell you, this is one of the best, most erotic short stories I have ever read. The hero Vinter is to die for. Lots of tatts and piercings with about 4 of those piercings on his d***. He is just so raw and earthy but with a kind, loving heart. I want a man just like him. I liked the heroine Elise too. I wanted the story to go on and on to see what happened with them although I don't doubt they had a great HEA.
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
Hot as hell! It's a novella length, but I would have loved to see it full length. I loved Vin and his Dominant nature, while still being tender and caring. Love him!
4.25 stars Contemporary Erotic Romance

Since this is a pretty short story, everything is pretty much fast-paced. Vinter is the owner of the bar where Elise decides to drown her sorrows after being dumped by her current boyfriend who had done the deed via SMS, letting her know in the process that he had been a married man all along. Average looking at most with a body that is a bit fuller than what’s the rage, Elise is on her way to becoming drunk when Vinter steps in making all her hormones go
I've got 2 perfect words to describe this particular traipse down the land of badly written 'erotica' and they're both thanks to Kim. Take your pick : Craptastic or Craptacular, either one will do !!! I do have this book to thank for making me laugh my ass off though, i needed that after a particularly stressful encounter with a few flying creatures that shall remain unnamed. I was torn between giving it 1 star for cringe-worthy writing, lack of interesting characters,the yuck factor of a few of ...more
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness
I read this at a childrens Play Centre. Not an appropraite place to read when you are having to constantly clench your thighs together.... I knew this was going to be hot, but I dont think I expected this. For crying out loud I read it at a play centre.

I recommend reading in the privacy of your own room with one hand holding your book/kindle and the other holding your vibrator between your legs.

Vurrryyy nice.
Elizabeth (Liz)
Okay, WOW! Verrrry hot! This was a short one, but it sure got the point across....many, many, many times;) I really like the way Lissa Matthews writes. This is the first book I've read by her, but I'm pretty sure it won't be the last. And, really, what is there to say about Vinter?! Except maybe, freaking OUCH!! I mean, um, YUM...but, still?? Ow, ow, ow, ow!!!
Oh Lordy - Vinter, Vinter, Vinter *wipes brow*, now then, why didn't I meet a Vinter all those years ago before I settled down!

The Tats, the piercings, yum yum and not only that Vinter is considerate, kind and FUCKHAWT!

The is a story of Elise who gets dumped by text and has the best of luck bumping into Vinter at a bar, as for the rest of the story - woweeee what a ride!!!
This was my fav Lissa Matthews book so far, I have read this story over and over, it is HOT, HOT, HOT!!
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
This was a great short story, the guy was pierced in ALL the right places!
I really wanted to write something cool in my review, but honestly, I don't have the right words.

Maybe, it was because of how it ended. With talk of nipple rings, clit rings, and tattoos (I have nothing against tattoos, just the first two).

Anyway, it was a simple erotica novel, with a curvaceous "good girl" heroine, who's boyfriend breaks up with her by text and a tattooed and pierced owner of a bar. They seem like perfect opposites, but when it comes to sex, they're on the same page. The "good
rated 4.5 out of 5
Picture the scene, girl dumped horribly by her married boyfriend via text, devastated that she didn't realise he was already married, after having full access to him, (when you have a guys digits and address, you assume he has nothing to hide) she hadn't even suspected. Girl is sat at a bar drowning her sorrows swearing off men for good, cue hotter than hell guy approaches, asks to buy her a drink, lust sparks fly between them, guy offers a night of wild sex to make her forget
So here's Elise sitting in a bar, which she never does, having a few drinks alone, which she never does, all because her boyfriend text messaged her that he was calling off their relationship to go back to his wife, which she never knew he had in the first place. So many new experiences all in one day. The bartender asks if she wants another drink and Elise decides shes had enough. She needs to get home it's been a long day, but this big good looking guy with tattoos on his arms and piercings he ...more
2.5 stars
Vinter was a sexy and sweet hero and Matthews definitely excels at writing sizzling chemistry and hot scenes - this part of the book I could easily give 3.5 or 4 stars to - but overall Simple Need was not a smooth or even read. It was like we're shown the two characters, then cut to sex, then we see a little more personality and depth, then cut to sex, etc. I would prefer one or the other - either make it a romance story with hot love scenes that fit with the story and characters, or m
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Scorching Hot! What woman doesn't fantasize about a dirty, hot bad boy having his way with her? I know I do...especially after this one.

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WHEW! That was a smokin' hot read. Vinter, Vinter, VINTER!!!! He's my new fantasy man. What could be hotter than a tatted up, pierced-to-the-hilt, sex coming out of the pores, bad boy??? OMG, I swear, I had to wipe drool from my mouth a couple of times. He was perfectly luscious and VERY dirty--I loved it!!!!!

This will be for sure a book that I revisit when I've got a little..err...alone time. ;) I'm telling ya, this is a book to read. Short, hot, and did I mention HOTTTT?!?

Ok, I've gotta go com
Vinter you sexy devil! Loved it!
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