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3.78  ·  Rating details ·  2,471 ratings  ·  352 reviews
I was Kira’s from the first moment I saw her. Maybe it was love at first sight, but I was only ten.
She became my best friend.
My crush.
The girl I can’t live without.
But I have to.
She was almost mine, but my father took away my chance.
Now she lives across the hall from me. Instead of possessing the title of girlfriend, she’s now my stepsister.
But that doesn’t stop how I feel
225 pages
Published March 3rd 2015
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Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

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There isn’t much I love more than a good forbidden love story. Add in the fact that this is cowritten by one of my favorite authors just makes it that much better. I have been highly anticipating Need since I first heard of it’s release. I’m happy to report it did not disappoint. Angsty, steamy, emotional and just a bit taboo. Yes, this was a total win for me.

Kira and Brayden are neighbors and Brayden has been best friends with Kira’s older brother Ryan and Kira since they were ki
Jennifer Kyle
Nov 01, 2014 added it
Shelves: arcs

DNF @ 40 Percent


I enjoyed how this story started young love with your brother’s best friend. The couple's obstacle is that their parents will marry and now he and she is the forbidden step sibling to one another. Sadly for me they don’t have much of a connection to one other. Their lust for one another and the hero’s stick it anywhere ways and thoughts completely turned me off instead of propelling me forward. I would have loved a swim team scene, school scene something with a bit of depth. Abso
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I absolutely loved everything about this story.

Brayden and Kira met when they were children, the day Kira and her brother Ryan moved in next door. Ryan and Brayden were instant friends and they allowed the younger Kira to tag along. From a young age the Kira and Brayden began developing feelings for one another. However, as they get older Brayden is terrified to admit his feelings for Kira. Brayden’s fears are valid as he is best friends with her brother, but more than that after
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****THREE STARS*****
(ARC Provided by Netgalley)
{BR with Alice}

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Kira and Brayden have been neighbors and best friends since they were in grade school. From the moment Brayden saw a cute little five year old girl wearing kitty cat ears on her head, he was smitten. Kira was taken with Brayden as well. So Kira, her brother Ryan, and Brayden, were like the three musketeers during their adolescent years. Then things change once they are teenagers. Brayden and Kira both have a strong attraction for
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog


Such an amazing book!! I can't even express how much I loved it! The story and the characters were really captivating. I love K.I. Lynn's writing style and her dirty talking characters. So when I saw this book I wanted to read it immediately! I devoured every part of this book! I had so many feelings while I was reading this book.Heartbreak, Angst,Sexual Tension,Frustration and love.. The relationship between the characters is
Mar 02, 2015 marked it as dnf

DNF @ 48%

I'm sad to say, this one is just not working for me. My hopes were high, looking for some angsty goodness, but I just could not connect with Brayden or Kira.


At 48% I am still completely disconnected from the story and the characters. All I know about them is they are hot for each other, everything revolves around their sexual attraction. I need more than dirty thoughts and sexual tension, I need to care about the characters, and I just don't :(


*ARC kindly provided by Netgalley in ret
4 Angsty Stars.

When Kira moved to another home, her older brother suddenly becomes best-friends with Brayden, the boy next door. That was moment when they fell in love with each other.
For years they are just friends too young to understand their feelings. But when Brayden is soon leaving for college and Kira is staying in high school he decides to confess her his feelings. That is the same day her mother and his father announce they’re getting married. And suddenly their love becomes out of re
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
3.5-4 Stars!
(ARC provided by Netgalley)
(BR with Dee)

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Brayden Hunt is a guy who met his soulmate at the age of ten. When a brother & sister named Ryan & Kira Roth moved in next door to him, they became his best friends. He instantly felt a connection with Kira, but being a child didn't understand exactly what he was feeling. Through the years Kira means everything to him, & their bond grows even stronger. As they become teenagers they both begin to realize what their feeling is real.

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Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Warning: If you are easily offended by sexual situations (not sex but close enough) between a minor and a boy bigger then her by three years and hint of sex between a minor and an adult guy than this book is not for you.

That being said I have to tell you that this has been the best stepbrother novel that I have read so far (I have read a few) and it totally rocks. The writing is very good and it felt like I was right there next to the characters and was able to live with them every emotion and e
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Brayden was only ten years old when one moment occurred that changed his life forever. When the neighbors move in, Brayden gains not only one best friend with Ryan, but one with his little sister, Kira as well. As these three grow up together the friendship between Brayden and Kira begins to morph into something more. Feelings that these two friends don’t quite know how to understand or how to deal with. But their lives are about to change yet again. Their friendship is on the cusp of becoming s ...more
Jun 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
This is complete and utter rubbish. Brandon is the disgusting scum of the earth. for YEARS he leads on the girl he professes to love, whilst at the same time "fucking hundreds of girls" in his own words.

He plays with her mind time and again, year after year using her while banging everything that walks.

The girl is a pathetic loser taking him back every time.

This story is so completely over the top melodramatic and repetitive that it's completely laughable. Same thing keeps happening and she nev
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
I am not going to rate the book. I want to be fair to the author. I blame myself for not knowing what I was getting into reading the book. It is about a girl named Kira going from 8-18 years of age. She is still in high school when the book ends. Brayden is 11- 21 years of age. My fault because I do not like reading about HS kids wanting or lusting or needing sex. Not that it doesn't happen, it's just not my cup of tea!! So with that.....

This book is about two KIDS that grow up next door to one
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4,5 Stars!
WOW! Please tell me the next book is ready. Yes, it ends in such a way, that makes the reader want to start the sequel right away, but i'm gonna restrain myself until it's time, or at least try.
This story is heartbreaking, passionate, emotional, sexy and absolutely delicious, what's not to love?

Kira and Brayden are meant to be together no matter what it's written in the stars really. Even if it took so many years for Baryden to see it clearly, and when he finally did, of course the wor
Dee Montoya
***3 Hot n' Cold Stars***

(Arc Kindly provided by Netgalley)

(BR with Mel)

If you love angst, high and constant sexual tension and fantastic writing style in a story; this is the book for you. I do recommend that you wear a helmet while you are reading it, because if you don't, you might not have any hair left on your head by the time you are done...

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Brayden and Kira grew up together; they are neighbors and Brayden is best friends with Kira's brother, Ryan. From a young age these two characters
Mar 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
2.5-3 stars

Brayden and Kira have been bestfriends since they were kids. They have always felt something for each other from the very first moment they met, but it took them years to understand their feelings.
When they're finally admitting how they feel about each other, Kira's mother and Brayden's father tell them that they're getting married.
From that moment, they try to move on, but what if they can't?? What if they can't bury their feelings?

When I requested this one, I had no idea it was g
Bookworm Extraordinaire
Started this one and realized I've already read it AGES ago (well it feels like ages ago.) Not going to rate it as I can't really remember anything about it other than it was an angst fill DRAMA LLAMA of a book.


On to book two I go....


L A i N E Y ~back in a bit~
Nov 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed, arghhh, na


Rating: ★½



Cover: 7/10
Writing: 7/10
Heroine: 7/10
Hero: 7/10
Humour: 1/10
Hotness: 8/10
Romance: 6/10
Extra book Details: Heroine & Hero POV; 1st person. Book 1 of a series.

Need is a forbidden should-we shouldn't-we NA erotic romance with a bunch of relationship angst.

It was totally based around relationship drama, this wasn't for me. It was repetitive. It was one slow clit-tease. There's loadsa man-ho'ing and a bunch of slut-shaming.

That said, the almost-sex scenes were on fire. The sexually aggress
K.I. Lynn
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: written-by-me
Why rate my own book? Because I love it and think it deserves to know that I do!
Fre06 Begum
Apr 05, 2015 rated it did not like it
He was a cheating scumbag and she was a pathetic doormat!
~Stéphanie's Journal~
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf, arc
DNF 48%

Even if I didn't read the all book I'm actually rating it because I skimmed through the rest of the book and the problem is not the writing style which is pretty good, it's more the way the story is told and what is happening or what's not happening.
I had the chance to review the book but once again I felt misled by the blurb.
When you read a summary it's supposed to tease you, just enough to give you the desire to read the book. In this case, it tells you everything.

Brayden and Kira have
Feb 26, 2015 added it
I have made the decision to part ways with this book, I started it 1 week ago, got to 25% and I can’t bring myself to restart it. I won’t call it a DNF as there is nothing wrong with the writing or the story line per se. The issues are solely my own, and as such I don’t really want to influence anyone else in their choice of reading the book or not. It is also part one or two, and I know for certain I don’t have the energy to deal with the angst levels for another book, let alone for the rest of ...more
Andrea Smith
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
**********ARC PROVIDED FOR HONEST REVIEW ***************

Wow....just WOW!! This book has it all: boy-next-door romance, puppy love, coming-of-age, angst, humor, love, angst, gut-wrenching introspection---did I mention angst?

Loved reading through the dual POV of the main characters. I totally adore Brayden. He makes no pretenses about who he is and what he wants .. and then, when he finally comes to terms with his in-depth feelings, there is no stopping him--at least that's how it appears but sudd
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
3.5 mucho sexual tension meets misery-fest stars.

Ok, so this book was a big old tease...

I know KI Lynn is the master at creating mucho sexual tension, so I was all sorts of excited when I saw this new collaboration part written by her that combines two of my current fave plots - forbidden love with childhood friends to lovers - alongside all of the angst that comes with fancying your best friend's sister.

When 10 year old Brayden gets new neighbours, he has a ready-made best friend in Ryan and R
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
ARC kindly provided by authors in return for an honest review
Mar 05, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book annoyed me near the end.
But,i still can't wait till the next one.
I'm curious.
Holy hell.
This book.
I can't even.

Step-brother books are on the rise but I promise you, you want to read this one!!!

Brayden and Kira, along with her brother Ryan, have been friends forever - since Kira and Ryan moved next to Brayden. Even at a young age, Brayden had a soft spot for Kira.

As they mature, the chemistry between them grows out of control. Only to come crashing to a halt when Brayden's dad and Kira's mom announce that they are getting married.

The way these two characters suffer is
3.5 stars ... I'm not a big fan of angst and this book has bucket loads of it !! There were times I wanted to slap these characters ( mostly Brayden - for the way he treated Kira ) and there were those times where I understood why things were the way they were .

Looking forward to reading book 2 for sure .
Aug 22, 2015 marked it as to-read
Well, I don't know if I'm actually going to read this, but I must say I was rather surprised to see a female in a position of dominance and sexual aggression on a book cover, and not in a fake way. o.O ...more
Jun 26, 2014 marked it as to-read

**ARC provided by the author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**
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K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology, Amazon Bestseller Becoming Mrs. Lockwood, and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn't until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn ...more

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