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(Finding Anna #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  3,686 ratings  ·  308 reviews
***Book 2 of a 4 book series***

As Brianna comes to terms with the realization that she is no longer a slave, she must figure out what she wants for her life. Forgetting her past isn’t an option. It is an integral part of who she is now, and it will forever shape her view of life. The one thing she knows is that she cannot imagine her life without the man who saved her, but
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Published July 26th 2012 by The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House (first published July 25th 2012)
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Lmao I finally decided to finish this.

3.5 stars.

DNF @ around 25%

This book is slow and requires a lot of patience and I don't have that kind of patience. I'm bored and waiting for some spicy action to happen, but nothing interesting is happening for me. I'm tired of Anna and Stephen and this book is too long and I JUST CAN'T READ ON. I'd like to go further into detail, but like spoilers????
It is not what I was expecting, but I liked it. It is different.

I am glad I read this series. Very little happens in each book, and yet it evolves. The developvent goes slowly and in a monotonous way, but this is a good thing. In fact, that sameness, that repetitiveness is what diferenciates it from other books. It gives the series its own personality, you come to expect the routine and it is gratifying.

I can't deny either that I am conflicted morally about the things that go on her
~ Becs ~
Need is the second instalment in Stephan and Brianna’s story with Brianna taking yet more baby steps down the road to recovery.

In Slave, Stephan had rescued Brianna from enforced and brutal sexual slavery and taken her to live at his apartment. Slowly, through tender loving care from Stephan, she’s managed to move on from absolute terror of him to trusting him and feeling safe with him. Slave ends with Stephan explaining to Brianna that he ‘bought’ her to rescue her and that she is free to leave
This series continues to blow me away. The story of Stephan and Brianna is so heartbreakingly beautiful. I am completely captivated with this unorthodox love story. I dove right into this book after reading book 1 and am already deep into book 3. I wasn't sure how I would respond to this series, since it isn't the usual dark romance/erotica. I was worried it would be boring or would fail to grab my attention. I couldn't have been more wrong. I love this story!

As a side note, I'm listening to the
Michael Dunellen
First off, I have a confession to make: My favorite part of the first book was the way that Brianna would kneel when Stephan came into the room and call him Master. Like Stephan, I hated how she got to that point and she needed to stop doing it if she was going to make another step toward normalcy, so I am glad that she was no longer doing it but...

Anyway, enough about me...

Karl - "You like a man that hurts you. Takes control." In the first book, Karl reminded me of Steve Lombard, a character fr
Jun 22, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, fanfiction
You can find this review on I'm a reader, what about you?

When I saw this two books on NetGalley, I was jumping up and down - it's dark, it's on my way-too-hot shelf, it's D/s... What more could girl wish for on this hot summer days?
First book in Finding Anna series was published last year - I noticed it, thought it sounded interesting and moved on. Needless to say that in that time I was still discovering my kinks, but after Cherise Sinclair, Kitty Thomas and Tiffany Reisz I am more than ready
Funzee Shu


He was my lifeline, and I was pretty sure he always would be. There was no place I felt safer than when he held me in his arms like this. Sometimes I just wanted to stay here, in his chair, and never leave. The outside world could melt away, and I wouldn’t care...

When it came to Stephan, I always felt lost and then found at the same time..

His touch make me feel alive....
His voice soothing me...
I need to touch feel him...
I need him like the air....
I breathe him to live
All I wanted was t
Elizabeth (Liz)
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

3.5 Stars

Need picks up immediately after Slave ends. We are still watching Brianna come to terms with her past (and, in my opinion, present) imprisonment.

There is not much I can or would add as a review for Need. I would refer you to my review of Slave. The story progressed slowly in this second installment as Brianna moved in an achingly gradual manner toward psychological and physical healing. I still believe Brianna to be the heart and soul of this seri
Jul 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
I received this book to review from Netgalley and Smith Publicity --
The Writer's Coffee Shop. Thank you for the opportunity.

"I could be Anna again."

Need begins where Slave left off. Confused Brianna is told by Stephan that yes, he bought her but she is not his slave. That if she wants to leave she can...

We get deeper into the story between Stephan and Brianna and their relationship begins to grow and flourish under their new roles. Brianna is still unsure who she is but is changing day by
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, 2012, erotica
Need is the second installment in the Finding Anna series and, let me tell you, if you liked the journey started in Slave you'll fall in love with this.

I started Need right after Slave, where we were left with Stephan having just told Brianna that he didn't buy her in order to have a slave and that she's free. After everything, Brianna can finally choose what to do with her life... keep living with Stephan, the only man she actually trust, or leaving him, even if she's still trying to learn how
Chris- Bookaddict
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
This review can also be found on My Fiction Nook.

I was fully prepared to give this book 2 or possibly even 3 stars, even though about 50% of it was originally posted online as a Twilight fanfiction called Finding Bella. I more or less expected this, when I requested the ARC, but I wanted to see what the author had done with this story.

Until I got to the end and the cliffhanger with which I was left.

Seriously??? SERIOUSLY??????

I realize this book is the second one in what's advertised as a 4-p
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
5 stars

HOLY SHIT, FUCK, POOP!!!!! LOL AAAAHHHHHHHHH What a Fucking cliff hanger >:( How I hate cliff hanger especially when you are so engrossed in the lives of the person/people in the book!!!

I just LOVE Brianna and all she has over come with the AMAZING help of Stephan ( what a man) BUT HOLY HELL Im dangling by a thread........ and now I have to wait till SUMMER 2013!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

BUT anyway LOL Yes book is amazing!! and I will be waiting very UNpatiently for the 3rd book to come out
Paige (TheBookVulture)
This is my non spoilery review. I'll release a more spoilery one closer to the release date.

In her past, if Brianna didn't address her owner as "Master", she would be beaten. If she didn't kneel for him, she would be beaten. Even the tiniest of mistakes would land her in an unimaginable amount of pain. Her past will always haunt her. Even though she feels safe with Stephan, if she feels as though she has even a toe out of line, the torture she endured will always creep back into her mind. Now, s
Daisy Sloan
Jul 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
You can see this review and others at http://www.mysecretromancebookreviews...

I am totally hooked on this series! Sherri Hayes can’t write these fast enough for me. How long do I have to wait until the third one? And YES, there is going to be a third one or I will personally picket Ms. Haye’s house until she writes it! You have been warned Ms. Hayes!

Brianna is such a strong and brave woman. She has suffered through so much and yet her will to live and fight has remained strong. Stephan finding h
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Review on Under the Covers

Ang and I did a review and decided to interview ourselves!

Describe Need in three words:

Suz: Emotional. Sweet. Cliffhanger!!
Angela: Coming of Age story. Sweet and Hope.

How do you feel the relationship between Brianna and Stephen is going? Do you think it is heading in the right direction?

Suz: I am really loving reading how close Brianna and Stephen are getting, it was exactly what I was hoping for! Although I don't like how dependent she is on him, I love that she is abl

I wanted Brianna as I had wanted no other woman, and I couldn't have her.
At least not yet. Soon though.

How can I not loved Stephan? The sweetest Dominant in history? How can I not? I'm "in love" with him! Desperately!!!

"For the next forty-seven seconds, I waited as if my entire future depended on it. In a way it did. I wanted my future to include her, and if she turned down my offer, the chances of that future ever becoming a rea
Jul 14, 2012 rated it liked it
I’m going with a 3.5 on the second book of the Finding Anna series. Mostly because it came up short for me with the expectations that I had for the story. For those of you who loved the first book I believe you have a very good shot at loving this book. I only really liked the first book and I was hoping for this book to take a specific direction that did not happen for me.

I’ll start with what the Slave lovers will like about this book. Need is the story of what will happen when Anna is given th
Ali (Ali's Bookshelf )
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have been dying to tell you all about this incredible book by Sherri Hayes. When I read Sherri Hayes first book in this series, I thought about how she was actually going to top Slave.
But Sherri Hayes did just that in Need.

Need continues the story of Brianna, a girl that was held captive for several months till Stephen saves her. In the first story we get to see him save her and bring her back home with him and start the process of healing. In Need we get to see her grow and start feeling aga
Ellen W-S
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Awesome, Sherri Hayes! Stephan and Brianna move forward to heal the emotional damage wrought in months of slavery at the hands of Ian Pierce. As trust and patience build so does the sexual tension! This second installment of the Finding Anna series is just as satisfying as the first and leaves you hungry for more....and I will be waiting for more from Sherri Hayes. A new must buy author for me!

Thank you to the publisher for graciously providing this ARC!
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-star-books, bdsm

4.5 Spoiler FREE Stars

Need is book 2 of the Finding Anna series. I read Need in August of 2012 and at the time I wasn’t writing reviews, however, I reread Need and I am so glad I did!

My review of Book 1, Slave can be found Here.

I’ll be honest, Need stuck with me. I’ve read tons of BDSM books since this one and I always go back to thinking about Need. It’s just something about Brianna and Stephan’s story that I really enjoy. People know I love characters getting to know each other and I’m not
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Team Review posted at Under The Covers Book Blog

Describe Need in three words
Suz: Emotional. Sweet. Cliffhanger!!
Angela: Coming of Age story. Sweet and Hope.

How do you feel the relationship between Brianna and Stephen is going? Do you think it is heading in the right direction?
Suz: I am really loving reading how close Brianna and Stephen are getting, it was exactly what I was hoping for! Although I don't like how dependent she is on him, I love that she is able to trust him so deeply after all th
3.5 Stars.

Need picks up exactly where we left it. The story continues as Brianna and Stephan continue to work toward the seemingly daunting task of healing Brianna.
After the 10 months of torture and rape at the hands of a sadistic Master Ian, Brianna is learning to find herself again. It's a slow slow process that once again exposes the extent of Brianna's trauma. It is a heartbreaking and frustrating process that reveals Stephan's complete and utter devotion to her.
Stephan is her only light a
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm
This is book two in the 'Finding Anna' series and I enjoyed this one as much as I did the first one.

In this installment we find Anna coming to terms with the fact that she is no longer a slave and that she is indeed a free woman. This is a very difficult journey for her but Stephen is right by her side every step of the way. Stephen finds himself having fallen in love with the beautiful Anna.

This book is all about these two learning to live, love and grow together. As I said before this is a lo
Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'
Wow! Well I just had to jump on this one straight after release because I took a gamble on Slave last week and really enjoyed it. I knew that Brianna would still be going through her rehabilitation, with Stephen being her lifeline, but I didn't expect this book to surpass the first. NEED follows on the same suit as Slave, but with it comes character progression, new scenarios and a good sub plot.

I love the way Sherri gives us both character perspective, to divulge in each emotion, each thought a
Jul 26, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I found myself liking this more than Slave. Shut up, JP, it's not because (view spoiler), but because this book did what a lot of the first book failed to do - connect with the characters.

I liked that this book had pretty much even points of view from Stephan and Brianna because it let me how differently two people perceive the same scene. Also, in book 1, I was unable to really feel Stephan's frustration and Bria
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Brianna was severely broken, body mind and soul. Need takes you on a journey of how Stephen, an amazing man who has the patience of a saint, took all his time and energy to slowly bring Brianna back to herself.

Stephen didn’t want her to burrow into her shell so he would take her out in public as much as possible. There were some incidents that could have been prevented but those moments showed Stephen what really happened to Brianna during her time with Ian. Ian was truly an evil man.

Stephen kn
Bethany Mitchell
May 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Once Again I am broken and exhausted after reading the second book of the series. When you first start this book you can feel Ana's confusion and heart break. Once I again I spent most of this book pissed off at Stephen. Until the very end... and then I fell in love with gentle masculine man. This book has a few sex scenes... but they weren't that steamy scene you are used to in books. These were hard for me to read... I kind of felt like I was walking into a private moment... uncomfortable and ...more
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am so loving this series. I have completely fallen head over heels for Stephen for the amount of patience and love he has for Brianna. I am absolutely loving how confident Brianna is becoming in her relationship with Stephen. Watching the way Brianna begins to trust again is heartbreaking and heartwarming all at the same time. I honestly can not wait for more!

Full Review...
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started this immediately after Slave, I just couldn't wait!!

It is despicable what people can do to each other for their own enjoyment.
As Brianna reveals more of her past with Ian, I wanted to cry and hit something and scream and invent a contraption for all such abusers to vanish the earth.
Alas, no such luck on the miracle contraption....

So..... in Need, Brianna understands finally (she knows in Book 1, but does not completely comprehend) that she is no longer someone's property. We get to se
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