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What She Needs

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  366 Ratings  ·  62 Reviews
When Jack calls and tells me to meet him at the hotel bar, I know two things: he wants to sleep with me, and I will let him.

That's the rule. If I meet him, I do what he asks, when he asks. I'm free to decline his invitation, but if I accept, I'll do what I'm told.

I "always" accept.
ebook, 29 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Spice Briefs (first published January 1st 2010)
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May 13, 2016 Mo rated it liked it
This one was super short. Bit predictable as I sort of saw where it was going but still, nice enough.

When Jack calls me at 6:00 p.m. on a Saturday and tells me to meet him in the bar at the Embassy Suites, I know two things: he wants to fuck me, and I will let him ...

Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
After some exciting news I did a re-read today and now I'm posting a new review.

“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments."
- by Joss Whedon -

What She Needs is a very short, yet incredibly hot, as in really hot read! Anne writes smokin' hot sex scenes and she pushes
Nov 14, 2012 Jill rated it liked it
Recommended to Jill by: BamaGal

3.5 stars

When Jack calls me at 6.00pm on a Saturday and tells me to meet him in the bar at the Embassy Suites, I know two things...

So begins this short, erotic contemporary, written in the first person by an un-named woman narrator.

I've only read two Anne Calhoun books before this and while okay I didn't enjoy them that much to want to read another. She writes well enough but always with the sex, sex, sex. Anyways, my friend Bamagal convinced me to read this one, assuring me there was no toys
4 stars

I loved this book! The ending was fantastic and very relatable.
Well written juicy tidbit! Oh how I wish it was longer, but I got to know the characters in this short piece, and it felt complete. A sweet surprise and very satisfying!
Nov 14, 2012 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Wendy by: BamaGal
Shelves: kindle, erotica
Wow, Anne Calhoun sure knows how to deliver a sizzling erotica! This is another winner, and the ending is just the best!

BamaGal you're right, everyone should have a Jack in their lives. *sigh*
An excellent, steamy novella. This author surely knows how to spell the reader with her sensual writing. With this one, I’ve read all of her short stories now, and truly wish she will soon publish a full novel.
SCENES/CONTENT: one/erotic
GENRE/TONE: contemporary/drama
LENGTH: 40 pages
Kaylea Cross
Jul 05, 2011 Kaylea Cross rated it really liked it
I really love Anne Calhoun's books. I hear she's got another release coming out under a different name in a couple months, and I'll be getting that for sure, since she's now an autobuy for me.

I love the mix of heat and emotion that she puts into her books, and What She Needs was no exception. It had a bit of a twist at the end, which I thought was very cool, and the message it sends is heartwarming. I can't wait for her next book!
Jan 26, 2016 DA4Pups rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
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Jane Stewart
3 stars. This was pretty good. Read it for the long hot sex scene. The story was a nice balance for the sex.

This is told in first person by a woman, name unknown. Jack calls her and tells her to meet him at a hotel in one hour. This happens periodically. It’s an evening where she obeys his every command without question or comment. When at the bar, he tells her to unbutton a button. The bartender enjoys the view. Jack then takes her to his room. Most of the story is the hot sex they
Sofia Lazaridou
Jun 29, 2013 Sofia Lazaridou rated it really liked it
This is similar to Same Time Next Year. In the end I kinda got what I wanted so I am pleased with the book
Duchess Nicole
Really great, short 30 minute read. This author has a way with words, for sure, and adds a twist here to make this story meaningful as well as hot.
Kaycee Sapinoso
Wow! The blurb was such a tease! I was really expecting a full length novel. This is my second book by the author but it certainly won't be the last. Ms. Calhoun really knows how to write erotica.

And the twist at the end? Didn't see that coming. But I was so glad that the heroine wasn't just a booty call or something. I was actually feeling sorry for her when she told him "I love you" and he only answered "I'll call you." But I'm glad it wasn't like that. And even though it's short there's stil
Oct 21, 2011 Janet rated it really liked it
Shelves: cabin-romance, hawt
#Fridayread I may have to add a few new shelves, 'cause this was hawter than hawt and the cabin was a hotel room. Really enjoyed it ... I have a few caveats, just because. I always think in books it's better never to mention the cost of something like a hotel room (since it differs so much in different parts of the country). The hotel, Embassy Suites, is just not what I associate with getting away. Too mum & pop. Of course, maybe that's not a problem. But nit-picky me, the most anonymous and ...more
Sabrina Bellesbach
May 08, 2016 Sabrina Bellesbach rated it liked it
Well...that was...interesting.
Angela James
Aug 21, 2010 Angela James rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-faves, 2010, erotic
Sometimes the Spice Brief books are just too short for me, and I haven't loved a lot of them, but I really enjoyed this short from Anne Calhoun. If you're looking for a fully developed story, Spice Briefs are not the place to find them, but this is an incredibly erotic glimpse of life. I recommend it for a brief respite from everyday stressors. And maybe as a way to rev up your engines for your significant other. Better than Calgon. And cheaper.
This is a terrific little read. I was captured from the first page! Although this is erotic (hot, hot, hot), there is a lovely storyline. I loved the characters ooo Jack! I also loved that these characters were not twenty, they had jobs, family and responsibility, but took care of their sexual needs. Mmmmm hmmm.
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May 10, 2012 Michele ~ la Smoocherina rated it it was amazing
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Feb 19, 2011 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2read2, favorites
This was a short, hot as hell little read! I was surprised with the storyline being told in first person POV but totally captivated. Ms. Calhoun created serious steam with this couple and had a nice twist at the end.
Apr 20, 2011 Holly rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic, hot little read!! With a sweet, unexpected twist! Anne Calhoun has yet to disappoint, can't wait to read more!!!
Hot, steamy, oozing desires that can give you hyperventilation just by reading the entire short novel. SINFULLY WICKED!
Aug 26, 2011 Yvonne rated it really liked it
Quick, sexy and D/s Super-duper barely there light! Still a nice read though.
Quick, hot read. Might have to let the spouse read the little gem!
Miley the Book Junkie Reads . . .
When she said those magic words I knew the illusion was just that an illusion. All things in life require routine maintenance. Marriage is no different. Jack knew this also and put his power of perception to good use. The benefit of their future happiness.
Jul 09, 2016 Nanette rated it it was ok
AC is really good at creating depth and character, even in her short stories. Mostly eroticism but she still manages to make her characters interesting.
Maureen Supan
Dec 25, 2014 Maureen Supan rated it really liked it
I love this prose's ending. I haven't guessed that they're husband and wife. It was totally cool!!! (or I'm just totally unimaginative)
I'm finding that Anne Calhoun is definitely one of my preferred authors. For me, her stories are consistently well written with far more depth than you might expect. I seriously had no expectations for this book other than I'd read a few of her other books, but I was drawn into the story the whole time and reading it was totally worthwhile.

It's a vignette about a couple meeting at a hotel - and without giving anything away - it turned out to be so so cute and sweet, I was left with a huge grin
Feb 15, 2014 Tine rated it liked it
This was really cute and the reveal at the end was just too cute and sweet. I wish there was more to this story.
I guessed what the surprise ending is before I even started, but it's a decent read nonetheless.
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After doing time at Fortune 500 companies on both coasts, I found myself living in the suburbs of a small Midwestern city. The glamour of various cube farm jobs had worn off, so I gave up making a decent living to take Joseph Campbell’s advice and follow my bliss: writing romance.
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