What You Need
As the CFO of Lund Industries, Brady Lund is the poster child for responsibility. But eighty hour work ...more
“Show me that wild man.”
Brady Lund has been working his life away, too busy staying in control and managing his empire, he takes on the responsibility of the world, never allowing himself to just let loose. His brothers stage an intervention but their efforts are lost when he sees the blond bombshell from his company dancing right in front of him. He's had his eye on her for months but never made the move until now ...
Glasses that made him look hotter than ever—I’d take Clarkstars ...more
Started off promising. I thought it was going to be a solid 4 stars but then things the heroine did started to annoy the crap out of me. I can handle bouts of immaturity and insecurity among NA heroines considering their age but Lennox is 28 years old. She's supposed to be mature because of the stuff she went through, but her actions contradicts a lot of that.
I still enjoyed this book a lot. I enjoyed the hero Brady. He's not your typical Lorelei James hero. He's nerdy and awkward ...more
Lennox Greene is a floater in a temp group for Lund Industries in Minneapolis. Brady Lund is the workaholic CFO at the family-owned and operated company. She has recreated herself from a pretty tough start in life and he's trying to loosen up and, at his family's urging, have more of a life outside of work. Lennox has admired him from a distance and when Brady happens to show up at the dive from her past, he witnesses her letting loose and decides she's who h ...more
If I had to sum this book up in two words, it would be shallow and silly. Love you L ...more
but obviously Ms. James is trying out a new way of writing, which left me a bit .... let's just say unsatisfied
the book was sweet and nice and romantic and fluffy and I liked the characters (especially some of the secondary characters) and I WILL read the next book in this series .... all good ...more
Great intro that pulled me in. I really liked both Lennox and Brady. They have totally different backgrounds and I enjoyed learning their stories. They had great interactions, a bit of verbal sparring and animosity happening (which I am a big fan of!). It was just so fun and entertaining to watch and that animosity grew into more. Great development as they get to know each other and things move forward.
Brady is the sweetest guy ever! He ...more
DNF at 38%
Brady Lund spends 80 hours a week in his office working. He never cuts loose and certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. When his brothers drag him to a night club he can’t help but notice the blond who works at this company … and has starred in his fantasies since the moment he noticed her months ago.
Review by Trinette Dungee
Brady Lund was always impeccably dressed, showcasing his long, lean body in an insanely expensive suit. He was always immaculately coifed—his angular face smoothly shaven, his thick, dark hair artfully tousled, giving the appearance of boyish charm. As if a shark could be charming. My coworkers and I had speculated endlessly about whether the CFO plucked his dark eyebrows to give his piercing blue eyes a more visceral punch. And whether he practiced raising his left/>Brady ...more
This is actually the first book I’ve read by Lorelei James, and it was so much fun to read. It’s a sweet contemporary romance with unique characters and little drama. I really enjoyed Brady and Lennox’s characters – Brady isn’t the typical millionaire hero, as he’s a little shy and awkward and has no social life, and Lennox is a woman with a wild past she’s trying to hide at her respectable job. Their romance is light and sweet, with just the right am ...more
We had 3 reviewers fighting to review this one, they are all long time fans of Lorelei's Erotic Romances and were excited for her first Contemporary. They all gave What You Need 5 stars and our Purest Delight Award.
Angeline - 5+ Stars
When I first heard that Lorelei James was releasing a contemporary romance series, I was ecstatic! I love when an author tries a new genre and is challenged by all that comes with it. Lorelei/>Angeline ...more
The first time I saw her, I nearly walked into a wall.
Not the behavior expected from the CFO of a multibillion-dollar corporation.
Brady Lund is the responsible sibling, he’s an all work and no play guy. Who has been fascinated by the buttoned-up blonde from his office, but he’s afraid to make a move.
“So it’s my wild side that fascinates you?”
“Everything about you fascinates me—and it has since the first time I saw you ten months ago.”
Lennox had a bad childhood, and was a bit of a rebellious t...more
What initially drew me to What You Need was the stunning cover – it was very The Bourbon Kings-esque, and I loved The Bourbon Kings. Lorelei James has also been on my list of authors to try for some time now, and where better to start than a series kick off?
I enjoyed both main characters – Lennox was a responsible adult who took her job seriously. Her upbringing may have been rough, but ...more
If there is one author out there that can make you fall in love with a group of characters, that is Lorelei James. She's proven that time and again. But where I'm used to seeing her do that with a western setting, this is a bit different. Brady Lund and his family are billionaires. You can find athletes, business men, and yes maybe even a bit more rugged one. But at the center, it's that family dynamic and the connection that keeps me coming back for more. I am excited to explore that in this...more
What I liked: 1. Brady and his attempt to make their relationship more then sex. He spent a lot of time wooing Lennox and they actually dated.2. Brady's family- he has brothers, a sister, and cousins, all are single, and all seem very interesting so I'm guessing all will get future books. 3. Kiley, Lennox's roommate a social worker who works w ...more
I finally read my first Lorelei James book and... it's love! I've had this book for over a year now (thanks, Berkley!) but I just never got around to reading it. (This should be my blog's tagline, for real.) One of my besties started the series last week and talked about it so much that I decided I needed to read it, too. I'm glad I did, too, because I enjoyed it so much... so much that I might've started a full-on binge by diving right into the second ...more
First date: I was both curious and nervous about meeting the Lund’s. Especially Brady Lund, when I heard he was so freakin’ hot. I worried he would be one of the pretentious snobs. James delivered a nerdy hero who is socially awkward, a little damaged and a whole lotta sexy! I adored Brady. He is confident in the boardroom and shy around the ladies. He is intrigued by Lennox Green when he hears her laughing and it takes him ten months to learn her name! Ten Months! A f ...more
I'm so glad I found this series, because it has my favorite trope - romance series involving a family! I'm not sure how I didn't know about this one before!
Brady Lund is the CFO of Lund Industries, and a real uptight guy. He has seen a woman at work that he is wildly attracted to, but hasn't worked up the nerve to find out her name. When he finally does talk to her, he is impressed to find that she is funny and brazen.
Lennox Greene is hiding from her tough past - not that ...more
This first book of the Need You series is a far cry from the down and dirty hotness that many of us associate with Lorelei James. What You Need still gives us some heat, but has a much sweeter quality to it than I was expecting. I enjoyed it quite a bit and will definitely be reading more of this series.
Lennox Greene was such a likable protagonist. She came from hard times, worked her way out and has a drive to never go back. But, when she lets loose ...more
Lennox decides a date with Brady couldn' ...more