Need You Now
Welcome to the small island town of Cloud Bay, where it’s never the wrong time to find a love that’s oh-so-right in Need You Now by Emma Douglas. . .
Caleb White knows what he wants out of life—and being a star tennis player is not it. After speaking to the press about his plans to retire, Caleb decides that a trip to quaint, beautiful Cloud Bay for its legendary music fe...more
It's no secret that I love my small island town sexy romances, something St. Martin's Press get right time after time, and when you add a sports star and a holiday romance into the mix, you're already on the right footing with me.
"I have it on very good authority that I’m your favorite tennis player."
Following surprising the world with his retirement, tennis superstar Caleb White decamps to Cloud Bay for some time out to decide what's next and his what next comes in the form of Fait ...more
Emma Douglas begins the new Cloud Bay series, telling the stories and loves of the Harper siblings with middle daughter Faith’s story coming first.
"Sometimes you need a little crazy."
Living on a small island, and being known by everyone who lives there means that Faith has kept her romantic dalliances off the island and of the commitment-free variety up to now. Her father, the now deceased, but once a world famous rocker was well known ...more
NEED YOU NOW by Emma Douglas is the first book in the Cloud Bay series. The gorgeous cover with a beach and ocean attracted me to this contemporary romance book.
Cloud Bay, a little town on a small island, is heavily populated one week of the year when throngs of people come for the annual legendary music festival put on by Harper Inc. Faith, daughter of deceased rock star Grey Harper, works hard to ensure that everything goes smoothly and seamlessly at CloudFest.
Caleb White, star tenn ...more
Need You Now by Emma Douglas was an enjoyable afternoons read.
The storyline was entertaining, the characters were likable and I liked them together.
Faith and Caleb weren't looking for a nothing more than a good time but the more time they spent together the more their feelings grew and soon they were falling in love.
Overall, I enjoyed Need You Now, it's a lovely start to the Cloud Bay series and I'm looking forward to the next book, A Season of You coming October 3rd.
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Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to read and review this book.
I'm not a fan of rock star romances or anything closely related to them, but this book had one thing that made me want to read it: the charming small town setting. I can never pass up books set in small towns up and this one was right up my alley.
Faith Harper is no stranger to fame and the pitfalls that come with it, having had a front row seat to the turbulent lifestyle that was her father's and the hurt, disappointment and disillusion she and the rest of his family felt from his beha ...more
Caleb White is a recently retired, #1 ranked professional tenni ...more
Need You Now by Emma Douglas is the first book in a series called Cloud Bay. This is the story of Caleb White and Faith Harper, and it takes place in the fictional town of Lansing Island, California. Lansing Island i ...more
Need You Now takes place in the fictional town of Lansing Island, California and as such has a very small town feel complete with all the charm, quirkiness, and everyone knowing your business that comes with life in a small town only this small town hosts a huge rock music festival every year that was started by the front man of Blacklight and now carried on by his daughter following his death. Need You Now is everything I look for in romance and a fantastic start to a new series!
Faith Harper is the oldest child of a deceased rock god Grey Harper and she has been carrying on with the annual music festival Cloudfest every year since he died.
Caleb White is a tennis legend in America and has just retired after playing at Wimbledon and is only going to Cloudfest thanks to his friend Liam and is coming off the dock that he first encounters Faith from a distance.
Things happen very fast with these two, espe ...more
I had fun and this was a carefree distraction for my afternoon. I enjoyed Cloud ...more
When I read the blurb about this book I really couldn't wait to read it. I loved the idea of it being a small-town on a island. What fun, right?
The story started off really well I was there with the characters and enjoying where it was going, and then somewhere it took a turn for me and it just lost my interest. I'm not sure how that happened!
It wasn't like I didn't like the characters because I did. Yes, they are ...more
I voluntarily read an advanced review copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley and I offer my opinion in response.
This was an enjoyable contemporary romance set on a small island rather than a small town. H ...more
Faith Harp ...more
The first in a new series, Need You Now covers the events of a big music festival in a small town with a rockstar's daughter and a famous tennis player. Talk about an interesting combo. And this book had a few good points (and few not-so-great).
Faith could have been ...more
Faith Harper is keeping her father's legacy alive by arrangin ...more
This is the first book in the Cloud Bay series about the rock royalty family, the Harpers. This is Faith Harper’s story.
Faith is living in the shadow of her now deceased father, the famous lead singer rock star of the Backlight legendary group. Each year the band did a rock festival on Lansing Island, where Faith now lives and carries on the tradition of the festival. Being a small island, everyone knows everyone’s business so whenever Faith needs an itch scratching, she take ...more
Cloud Bay #1
An island off the California coast is home to Faith Harper, daughter of legendary Rock Star Gray Harper. She is one week from putting on a huge music festival – Cloud Fest – when she meets recently retired tennis pro, Caleb White. The two are drawn to one another from the beginning but neither is really in the market for more than just a summer fling… But, as with many such stories, more than a fling is definitely a possibility.
This is the introduction to ...more
Ivy didn’t share her views on island guys. She was newly moved in with her boyfriend. She had a bad dose of love cooties.
That man is worth a squee or two.
“Are you training to be a ninja or something?” she said, trying to calm her heartbeat and look innocent at the same time. “I think I’m going to buy you some clothes that aren’t black. At least that way I’ll see you coming.”
Because every night this week, I’ve fallen asleep wishing the day was just a little longer so ...more
I loved all the build up of planning and execution of the festival by Faith. Her faithfulness to seeing it's success each year is important to her. It's stability and her rock. She can be safe here.
Caleb seems a bit one dimensional and perhaps because he doesn't have POV in this book. I would of l ...more
Need You Now is a good start to the Cloud Bay series by Emma Douglas.
You meet Faith who is the daughter of rock star and Caleb who is a famous tennis player. Neither of them are looking for a relationship and have no intentions of settling down, but they find love unexpectedly.
Caleb needs some time to get his thoughts together after his retirement from tennis, so one of his friends rents a house on Cloud Bay and they make the journey for the festival. Once Caleb has ...more
Faith Harper is a force to be reckoned with. Taking over a rock and roll empire after the death of her father, Faith knows how to run the show. The only thing is, she is hiding behind the safety of the work rather than getting emotionally involved in life. Caleb White is number one in the world of tennis until he abruptly retires. Hopping a ferry to the island ...more
Before the books happened she did the us ...more