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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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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 -

YUM!!
What She Needs is a very short, yet incredibly hot, as in really hot read! Anne writes smokin' hot sex scenes and she pushes...more
Jill
Nov 14, 2012 Jill rated it 3 of 5 stars
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 s...more
Karla
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!
Wendy
Nov 14, 2012 Wendy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Wendy by: BamaGal
Shelves: erotica, kindle
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*
Carisa
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
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!
Sofia Lazaridou
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.
Jane Stewart
3 ½ stars. This was pretty good. Read it for the long hot sex scene. The story was a nice balance for the sex.

STORY BRIEF:
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 the...more
Janet
#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
Angela James
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.
Steamywindows♥♫
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.
Michele ~ la Smoocherina
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Amy
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.
Holly
What a fantastic, hot little read!! With a sweet, unexpected twist! Anne Calhoun has yet to disappoint, can't wait to read more!!!
Chris
Hot, steamy, oozing desires that can give you hyperventilation just by reading the entire short novel. SINFULLY WICKED!
Hannah
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...more
Yvonne
Quick, sexy and D/s Super-duper barely there light! Still a nice read though.
Gigi
Quick, hot read. Might have to let the spouse read the little gem!
Antoinette the Book Junkie
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.
Tine
This was really cute and the reveal at the end was just too cute and sweet. I wish there was more to this story.
Tiffany
I guessed what the surprise ending is before I even started, but it's a decent read nonetheless.
Teresa
WOW! That was UNDOUBTEDLY more than I had expected! I picked this story up because it has my favorite H/h looks: blond male- dark-haired female. Since I liked "Liberating Lacey" I thought to be on the safe side here- but this book is EVEN HOTTER! Wooohooo, was this H-O-T!!! I loved the vivid descriptions, the time the author takes to really paint her picture here...the ending didn't feel sappy to me, but explains a depth that runs through this story which simply can't be explained without true l...more
Kristi
oh so yummy!
Anna
I did enjoy this story although I had guessed the twist at the end right at the start. That said, it was a very masculine, aggressive and dominant sex scene from start to finish that pressed a few good buttons. Well written as always.
Tressa
I liked What She Needs. It was explicit, but Anne Calhoun dropped in a lot of development and background throughout the short story. I would like to know about the characters and how their relationship developed because I did find them interesting.
Jill Myles
Short, hot and sweet, but for some reason didn't captivate me quite like LIBERATING LACEY did. Maybe it was the POV change? Maybe because we didn't know the characters as well? Not sure. Still a terrific read but not quite LL. :)
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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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