Being a fan of Lorelei James, I was really excited when she announced a new series that would be different than anything she had written in the past.Being a fan of Lorelei James, I was really excited when she announced a new series that would be different than anything she had written in the past. It paid off with her Mastered Series, which was totally different from her hugely popular cowboy series, and I was hopeful the Need You Series would be the same. I was not disappointed. What You Need is a light-hearted contemporary romance with a refreshing take on the Billionaire story line.
Brady Lund is the stuffy CFO of the family business who has quite the reputation for being a shrewd person in and out of the office. Not only is he a workaholic, he’s also shy and a bit of a geek without much of a social life. His brother and cousins schedule an intervention to get him to loosen up and live a little. He and Lennox, a beautiful girl who works for his company and one he’s noticed over the last ten months, run into each other at a bar and she’s not at all who he thought she was. The thing is, she’s everything he wants to be. She’s free and fun and happy with a wild spirit about her. If he thought he wanted her in her conservative work clothes, it’s nothing compared to how he feels when he sees her uninhibited with a pair of leather pants on. They have instant explosive chemistry and we spend the book getting to know each of them, sharing the ups and downs of two people that are complete opposites, or who seem that way on the surface. There is so much to love about this couple.
There may not be as much sexy times as in Ms. James’ erotic books, but the sex is no less steamy. What You Need is a promising start to the new series. The Need You series follows the four Lund siblings whose personalities have been defined and I quickly became intrigued by all of them. I am looking forward to next in the series which releases later this year.
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Excellent addition to the BKI series. I truly enjoyed Penni and Dan. Their adventures were heart pounding, edge of your seat suspense like Jason BorneExcellent addition to the BKI series. I truly enjoyed Penni and Dan. Their adventures were heart pounding, edge of your seat suspense like Jason Borne or Mission Impossible. Out of the frying pan and into the fire all the time! I love Julie's writing and her ability to pepper passion into suspense so masterfully. I sometimes struggle with heroine's needing to be rescued in romantic suspense books, but thankfully Ms. Walker hit the mark with Too Hard to Handle once again!
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I actually discovered Jill Shalvis on Facebook. Her posts crack me up, and I realized awhile back I haARC received via Net Galley for an honest review
I actually discovered Jill Shalvis on Facebook. Her posts crack me up, and I realized awhile back I hadn’t read her books. I’m huge animal lover so I went for the Animal Magnetism books first. I’ve enjoyed everyone of them, and I’m sure you will as well. Still the One tells the story of Darcy Stone, crazy baby sister to lovable Wyatt from book 5 and his closest friend AJ Colten.
While falling for your brother’s best friend may be a tried and true troupe, it sure didn’t feel like a worn out story. Darcy and AJ come across as oil and water on many occasions because they are so different. Despite their differences they genuinely care deeply for one another right from the start of the story. I loved Darcy in the previous installment and her quirky nature and difficult personality are sometimes felt as abrasive by the other characters. It’s easy to see it would take a patient and strong hero to win her over. But the truth of it is, she just wasn’t ready for a relationship before now. Her personal struggles are just now feeling like she’s ahead of the pain, on a path she’s happy about and doing things with her life she’s passionate about.
A.J. has felt strong feelings for Darcy but has successfully suppressed those feelings because he felt neither of them was ready to make something of them. He’s a wonderfully calm and assertive guy. He stands his ground and it works amazingly well on Darcy’s determined independent persona. The hard part is convincing her she needs him in her life, and encouraging her to become emotionally anchored to him and Sunshine.
Can't go wrong with a Jill Shalvis feel good romance!...more