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A Need So Insatiable

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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  194 ratings  ·  125 reviews
“You've owned me from the moment I walked into that music room. You've wrapped yourself in my heart and mind. I can’t get you out. I don’t want to.” ~ Rafael Van Rees

Sophie Fisher’s life is on fire. If she’s not ducking around corners or slipping out of windows to escape the debt collectors her father's death has left knocking on her door, she’s dealing with her rebellious
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Cecilia Robert
Dec 03, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
First nine chapters are up on: Wattpad

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J. Kahele

This should have been a five star book. The story, plot were all designed in the right way but not executed the way it should have been. It dragged at parts that should have been simple and sped at parts that should have been more detailed, causing the flow at times to be too slow or too fast.

Maybe it is just me. The story had a lot of humor and I laughed and it did engage me and I really liked the writing style. So please don't let this review, sway you away from the story, because the auth
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MY RATING ☆☆☆☆ A Need So Insatiable (Hearts #1) by Cecilia Robert

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I have to be honest and just point out that normally I kind of dodge these kinds of reads and tend to hunt down the dark, twisted, stomach curdling books, so sitting down and reading this I was very apprehensive, but putting those thoughts aside and pulling up my big girls pants I actually quite enjoyed this and am so glad I was gifted a cop
Cyndi Becker
Apr 27, 2014 rated it liked it
2 1/2 stars ( updated to 3 stars)

Gift copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

I really wanted to LOVE this book. After reading the synopsis, I signed up for a readers copy which was provided, and I always want to love books provided by the author/representatives. But it just was not to be.

I like the main characters well enough. Sophie is an unconventional beauty with a feisty nature and some interesting street smarts. Raphael is a fine enough alpha male specimen with the world at
May 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of this book via the fifty shades group for a honest review.

I must admit I nearly didn't request a copy because I found the title a little cheesy, but I read the blurb and was excited about the story.

I'm sorry to say, this book just wasn't for me. If you're a fan of overly romantic mills and boonsesqe romance where the slightest touch makes her fall apart, and his romantic proclamations come in thick and fast, you will love it.

Sadly, that type of story leaves my blood running c
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was so, so, SO good!!!! I fell in love with it from the beginning. The only thing that might be fixed is the type-o's. But hey, who doesn't have type-o's?? I have my fair share of them a lot. I love the characters. I love how Sophie is a strong, brave women and not one of those stupid damsels in distress that need to be saved all the time. I love her humor in the book, and how she takes care of her younger sister Lilli when their parents died. I also fell in love with the character Raf ...more
:O <= jaw is on the ground. This.Was.Killer.

Warning: I received this as in ARC in exchange for an honest review, and that is what I do.

Song Choice: "The Story" by 30 Seconds to Mars, "You're All I Have" by Snow Patrol, "True Affection" by The Blow, "Falling" by Florence + the Machine

First Thoughts: I gotta tell you I don't read a whole lot of Contemporary Fiction, its not because I am against them or anything, I am just more drawn to the sci-fi, paranormal, fantasy stufff. But Damn, damn, damn,
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Need So Insatiable follows the story of Sophie and Rafael. Sophie's life is a mess. She's struggling to deal with debt collectors that are after her since her father's death. She also dealing with the fact that she has become an instant parent, having to take care of her rebellious younger sister. Just when she thinks nothing else can happen to her, she meets the mysterious Rafael. They share an instant attraction.....But people and things are not always as they seem.......

Rafael loves to cont
Sarah (Head Stuck In A Book)
I Loooooved This Book So Much.

I can easily say this is my favorite book of Cecilia's, because of three simple words Rafael Van Rees!

Ahh yes Rafael *fans myself*, you sexy, sexy beast you.

I knew as soon as I started reading this I was going to love it, I loved the separate POV'S from both Sophie and Rafael's perspectives, it adds a bit more to the story to know what both of the protagonists are thinking.

I love a story that has a big secret, and I was dying to know what Rafael's was, it kept me so
Nanette Bradford
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Omg, Omg, Omg, first off Rafael is HOT. seriously HOT. He's sexy, talented, and lethal as hell. He can poses me any day of the week. I'm ready and willing. oh Baby.

what can I say about this book? Well if you must know I loved it. not only did it have a great story line that pulled me in right away but it has hot guys, action and Almost sex. lol You'll understand once you read it.

I'm so lucky to be one of the firsts to read this. Cecilia Robert keeps getting better and better with the hot sexin
Caroline Moore
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by fifty shades support group for my honest review....
I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this book. I was drawn in from the first page. Rafael was very intriguing, I would definitely would class him as one of my new book boyfriends.
The love he and Sophie had is the real thing. Never once did I get board with there love.
I also enjoyed the secondary characters,

All in all this was a great read. Thank you Cecilia for writing a great book
Can't wait for the second!!
Lustful Literature
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it

I loved this story.


Wow!!! Literally, eyes bugged out in pure awe. LOVED IT!!! Loved the characters, loved the plot, LOVED the opera. And I’m am not a true opera fan. But seeing these characters so invested in what THEY like and how much their life is using their beautiful voice- GAH I wish I was a character just to sit in the audience and listen for real.

Sophie is strong and such a funny witty(even though I don’t think she knows just how much) woman! She is tot
monica ♪
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 "blue butterfly" stars
蝶 蝶 蝶 蝶

ARC is given by the author for an honest review

This book is…. Arghhhh.. it’s good! Even when I was still on 5% I know this book is good.

Their love story was began because of a blue butterfly..

Rafael is a young talented famous conductor. And Sophie is an opera singer. The two of them have met when they were kid. Well, Rafael is someone important for Sophie and vice versa actually. But then everything happened and they’re separated for 14 years. Until they finally meet
I was asked to be a beta reader for A NEED SO INSATIABLE. After reading Cecilia Robert’s TRULY, MADLY series, I was definitely saying, yes, yes, give me that book! Even though I had no idea what 'A Need so Insatiable' was about, I was all over it. As soon as I read the first chapter, I was like, OMG, Robert's has written a book about one of my favorite kind of romances. I love romance with an opera storyline, and Robert's gave me a wild and beautiful one with a delicious, sexy maestro named Rafa ...more
Michele McMullen
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cecilia, I want to let you know what a beautiful story you have written . Young love that attempts to rekindle and blossom after years of separation, lies and misunderstandings.
Sophie & Rafael (Arie) had known each other as children, Sophie was a feisty, sassy, smart little girl with beautiful dreams that always made Arie smile even on his darkest days.
Rafael (Arie) was a child afflicted with learning disabilities who excelled in the arts but was always striving for the love of his father. He ha
Julie Healey
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was provided an ARC copy for an honest review.

A Need So Insatiable is an amazing story of two lost souls finding their way to one another.

Sophie is a strong, smart, funny and lovable women who has lost two very important people in here life. She is trying to raise her sister while struggling to make ends meet. As she struggles to make a life for her and her sister, more problems come raining down. Debt collectors waiting what is owed to them regardless of who owes them. For Sophie, that woul
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2, arc, netgalley
2 stars

I’m going to keep this short and sweet, and this is solely my opinion at no fault to the author or the writing style. This story was a good but I felt like it was a little too much in one story. The characters had a lot going on and I couldn’t decide who they were supposed to really be therefore never really forming a bond with any of them.

There was a musical, business and underground mafia feel to it that didn’t really gel together for me. When I thought I finally got a handle on who th
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CeCe Robert rocks socks with this new New Adult/Adult Romance and it is so, so sexy, sizzle, slam dunk in the sheets that it will burn your fingertips while you compulsively turn pages! Sophie and Rafael will quickly become one of your favorite couples and their story will crawl into your dreams--or at least that was my issue last night. You will swoon, pant and fan yourself for this naughty broken hero and want to raise your glass for this kickass heroine! Go buy this new release, you are not a ...more
Kim Howlett
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***** I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review*****

I loved, loved, loved this book.
I was drawn in from the first chapter and read the whole book in one evening.
A need so insatiable follows the story of Sophie and Rafael. Sophie's life is in a bad way. Her father has passed away, leaving her to look after her younger sister and dealing with debt collectors.
Then she meets Rafael. AND WOWWWWW what a man!!!! He's controlling, sexy and mighty fine,, but he is struggling wi
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cecilia Roberts has crafted a beautiful romance that is rooted in one week from their childhood – a moment in time when Sophie made a sad little boy smile and stole his heart. The first time Sophie bumps into Rafael she feels a connection that she can't explain. Rafael is stunned to see Sophie again but she doesn't recognize him as the boy she gave a butterfly to. As the story unfolds we find out that Sophie is dealing with debt collectors after her father's death and is trying to put all the pi ...more
Louise Seraphim Reviews
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***

This book was a crazy intense story. I loved it from first chapter to last. The attraction between Rafael and Sophie is smoking hot right from the first moment they see each other, it just gets hotter with each meeting. What I loved about this book was, just how many hidden secrets and twists and turns it took. I thought I had it all sussed out from the start. She's a feisty, artistic, woman with lots of amazing talents. He's a
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Given a copy in exchange for a honest review....

This was a great read who I really enjoyed. I started off reading the unedited version but that didn't take away from the story at all. I finished with the final copy and I was even more pleased.

I loved that Raphael or Arie and Sophie met as children, and just knew they were soul mates... I was lost in the mystery of her not remembering him but once all the pieces came together I was in awe... so much mystery of what was happening, what were these
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, good-books
I was given this book to read and to give an honest review from a group on Goodreads.
I give it 4 stars!
I really enjoyed this book! I was hooked after the first chapter and I couldn’t put it down! I needed to know who was after them right away!
It is about Sofie who is dodging a particular debt collector from her father’s past while trying her best to raise her teenage sister and Rafael, who is a rich and powerful man whom has a huge secret.
I enjoyed that it went back and forth between Sofie a
K.A. Lightle
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
What would you say if you found your long lost love? well I don't know what I would do but the characters in this book do. Now I admit I was slow to start reading this one. but once I got started it was east to get lost in the story.

Arie (Rafael) is everything you could want in your prince charming even with a darken past.

Sophie well our girl here is strong sexy and oh gods given the crap end of the stick after her parents die.

now you would think yeah this is like any other story out there but
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book for an honest from the author.

4.75 stars

This was a great book! With the minor grammatical and misspellings, it was a great book to read. I couldn't put it down. I had to keep reading to find out what happens with Sophie and Rafael.

Sophie, is left to take care of her sister and her father's debt after he passes. Sophie is strong willed, stubborn and determined to get thru the struggles she's dealing with.

Rafael, returns back to Vienna, to take a position as a conductor. R
Michelle "Chelle" Thompson
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
A Need So Insatiable
By: Cecilia Robert

**ARR copy given by author or honest review**

The first few pages started out a little slow; however, I became more and more captivated with each page. I loved watching these two come together and reconnect. I like that she accepted his past, but in my opinion she accepted some things too easily without explanation. The more I read the more I wanted to read. Wanting to know what was going to happen and what were Rafael’s secrets regarding Sophie’s mother. I l
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I actually really liked this book! The sexual tension was insane between Raf and Sophie, and frustrating for me! I loved the storyline but wish Sophie would have given Raf a chance to explain things before just taking off. And honestly I thought his reasons for not telling her and the guilt he felt was unjustified. (view spoiler) I would have been mad if Sophie didn't come to terms with it. But I am REALLY looking forward to a next book whic ...more
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really great story. Loved that it was written from both POVS. gave more to the story.for me the story wasnt drawn out like some book Ive read, you get to the good part soon. A must read. thank you.
Jeannie Zelos
Mar 21, 2014 rated it really liked it

A Need so Insatiable, Hearts 1, Cecilia Robert.
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Well, this looked like the potential for lots of drama, emotion, sex...lots of hot and sensual sex..and it had it in spades. I loved Sophie, and of course who couldn't love Rafael. Its one of those novels though where even though its contemporary romance and not fantasy, itt requires the reader to suspend belief in the normalities of life to enjoy it. For example Sophie has no money, a run down house, a busin
I received the arc for a review.

I'll start out by saying the book is amazing. Upon reading the pitch, I believed it to be a typical NA romance. Turns out to be far from that. Every aspect of the plot is a mystery that leaves you wondering how it all ties together.

The characters, Sophie and Raphael, knew each other as kids, but Sophie only knew his by his middle name, Arie. Circumstances led Raphael to leave, and for Sophie to believe him to be dead. So when he reenters her life, his time as Raph
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