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I Want You Back

(Want You #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  26 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James kicks-off her Want You Series with a Lund family cousin hot enough to melt the ice and mend a broken heart.

Former NHL star Jaxson Lund has returned to the Twin Cities, but he's at loose ends, unsure if he belongs at Lund Industries, or where he stands with Lucy, his ex-girlfriend and mother of his daughter, Mimi. Despite the
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 400 pages
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Berkley
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Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of this series; fans of second chance romance
I absolutely loved this second chance take-me- back-even-though-I-royally-screwed-up romance! I understand that a lot of readers will not agree with me because of (view spoiler), but this is a worthwhile read to witness a character's redemption and willingness to change and grow, and the power of forgiveness.

Jaxson "Stonewall" Lund has just retired after a long, illustrious career with the NHL Chicago Black Hawks. Not only was Jax a highly paid athlete, but he is also a
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
I've been DYING for Jaxson and Lucy's story since they were first introduced in the series. I couldn't wait to see how Lorelei James would redeem Jaxson, as he couldn't be more awful in previous books. As a professional hockey player, he messed up big-time with the love of his life and their child. Now that he's retired, he's determined to win back Lucy's heart and be the father he should have been. I Want You Back is a fantastic redemption story that I highly recommend if you're a fan of the Ne ...more
(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
James' latest romance is a bittersweet, sexy, and compassionate second chance romance between a hockey star and the woman he lost. Filled with passion, recriminations, and redemption, James doesn't hold back any punches as she guides this couple towards their HEA while forcing them to take a hard look at the issues that broke them and the part they each played in it. She devolves in-depth into infidelity, drug addiction, and the consequences of unsafe sex. A well-written story that both entertai ...more
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
About two years ago if anyone asked what I was reading 99% of the time I’d respond with romance. I’d devour them. From contemporary, to angsty, emotionally tough stories, to even sweet YA. I couldn’t get enough of a second change romance or a friends to lovers novel. Then for some reason I got thrust into the thriller genre and couldn’t leave. So for about two years I’ve read nothing except murder and revenge and stuff that would scare me enough to keep me up at night.

A few days ago I read a bo
I WANT YOU BACK is one of those feel good, fun, but bittersweet second chance at love stories.

Jaxson messed up, he destroyed his relationship with his daughter’s mother because he was so caught up in himself to ever think of anyone else…including his daughter. But now he is back and he wants to make up for lost time, not just with his daughter but with Lucy, his ex.

Lucy has moved on, has been a single parent for years and has made a good life for her and her daughter…even without the help of “de
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
Original review: A Novel Glimpse

Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

If you have read the Need You series like I have, you have probably been curious about Jaxson Lund and Lucy Quade’s relationship. Well, we are finally getting their book!

I Want You Back is a second chance romance. Jaxson Lund has retired from hockey. He’s determined to turn his life around. He is no longer the alcoholic womanizer he used to be. Jaxson has come to recognize what a horrible boyfriend, father
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I Want You Back (Need You #5)
By Lorelei James

This book is incredibly special. I have read almost all of Lorelei James backlist and while I am a huge fan already, this book blew me away.
Is it her hottest? No, but it sure is steamy
Is it her longest? I honestly can’t tell you the answer to that
Is it one of her best... in my opinion yes

Jaxson Lund was spoken about in passing in the first 4 books in the Need You Series but we never really got to know him. We did meet his ex and mother of his daug
Obsessive Book Whore
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Wow! This is my first book by the talented Ms. James and I was blown away!

The characters were written so flawlessly, seeming so real, I struggled to put this book down, needing to devour every word and soak it in. Even when I was forced to put it down to adult, I couldn't stop thinking about it.

Jax and Lucy's story broke my heart then taped it back together. This is a story about love, forgiveness and second chances.

The strength Lucy inspired left me breathless. She was such a selfless woman
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars

I have not read any previous books by this author. This one works fine standing on it's own. It is a second chance romance that involves some forgiveness and wooing but what a wonderful journey the characters take us on.

Jaxson and Lucy have history and a child together. Jaxson retires from the NHL, gets some counseling and then heads back to his family and the family he wants to have. The story gets told in flash backs and alternating POV in the present. I loved that Jaxson not only to
Danielle from Short and Sassy
3,5 stars
I enjoyed this second chance romance between former NHL star Jaxson Lund and his ex Lucy, whom he shares a daughter with. They were the perfect match, until his ego and career got in the way. Drinking and women were the downfall of their relationship, but now that he is retired and back home, things are going to be different. He never lost that spark with Lucy, and he wants a chance to prove to her that is he is the man she deserves. Also, he is proving to be the father should have.

Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-tbr-01-jan
Absolutely fantastic, this second chance romance was absolutely perfect. Huge thanks to Berkley Romance for the ARC.
Jan 20, 2019 marked it as arc-up-next
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Copy kindly provided by Berkley Publishing Group, via NetGalley, for an honest review.
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jaxson Lund knows he hasn't been a good father, for the last eight years he has only made a few attempts to spend time with his daughter. His career in the NHL has kept him on the road and away from her, but it's also enabled him to make excuses to not be around for her, and her mother Lucy too. He has spent the last few years drinking, carousing with women, and trying to get over being crushed by the woman he loved. But no matter how many liquor bottles he fell to the bottom of, or nights he sp ...more
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
Whilst reading the blurb for I Want You Back, I was instantly intrigued, but more so worried than any thing. See, Lorelei James is a new author to me, so I was not sure of her writing style, or if she would write about some major NO GOES of mine, with this certain kind trope. She surprised me in so many ways, especially the way she went about Jax and Lucy's story. James, wrote their story in such a classy way, even though this book features anything but , if that makes sense. Jax and Lucy's stor ...more
Heather andrews
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jax is such a smooth talker, “because that would be unforgivable, would it? That I remind you that I still find you as hot and sexy as every other man in the world does?” Jax just has unrealistic goals, “we should quit our jobs and spend every hour that Mimi is in school in bed. Can you imagine how killer my stamina would be?” I liked this book, I liked Jax.
Jan 19, 2019 rated it liked it
A somewhat typical “bad boy changes his ways” for the woman (and daughter) he loves, but entertaining nonetheless.
Ashley Gayhart
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mind blown, this author is very talented.
Jan 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Kat Kennedy
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Jan 24, 2019
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Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a story about rekindling a flame and owning up to your mistakes. Jaxson is a retired NHL star who has made plenty of mistakes, including losing the woman he loves and years with his daughter. Lucy is a strong, independent woman who has raised an amazing little girl virtually on her own. Lorelei James has woven a heart-warming, feel good tale of two people who love each other but have tons of baggage to sift through to be together. If you love sports and romance, this is the perfect nove ...more
Diana Tucker
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Oct 29, 2018
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy reading series books that have characters from other books that you can find out how they are doing. This book does that while at the same time letting us come to know Lucy and Jax, who we were introduced to in an earlier book and while the chemistry was definitely there, but they would not act on it. Too much history that was not good. Jax has grown up a lot since then, but he has much to prove to Lucy before she will take him seriously about wanting to be a real father to their ...more
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Sharon Redfern
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I have come to love the Lund family and this book does not disappoint. It's a hard-hitting, bittersweet and compassionate second chance at romance that delves into not often written about issues such as infidelity, addiction, and the consequences of unsafe sex. Very powerful book.
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Lorelei James is New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary erotic westerns and erotic romances. She lives in western South Dakota.