Series: Need You #3
Author: Lorelei James
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 4, 2017
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About All You Need:A hockey romance burns up the ice in the third sexy Need You novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mastered Series and the Blacktop Cowboys® Series.
PR agent Annika Lund can spin any disaster into a win. But revamping the reputation of a notorious Swedish hockey player will take every trick in her arsenal, especially when his agent insists that convincing everyone he’s no longer a playboy is top priority. And that it requires a sham relationship—with Annika playing the part of loving girlfriend.
On fire in the rink and in the bedroom, Axl Hammerquist couldn’t care less about being anyone’s golden boy. So when his agent forces him to play nice with a new publicist, he takes satisfaction in being as much of a pain as possible. But the more time he spends getting to know Annika, the more Axl starts to think that being Mr. Nice Guy might be worth it if it gets him the girl...
Okay, I think this has been my favorite in the series so far, and I really liked the other two. I don’t even know if there was a specific thing I liked more, just all the things I’ve liked about the series were really amplified. It was just so enjoyable.
There were a bunch of scenes that I’ve bookmarked and go back and read when I’m in a 5-minute cab ride or otherwise don’t want to dive into a plot I’m going through for the first time. And they’re not even hot scenes, just fun scenes! Some of the banter between Annika and Axl is so great that I’d forget that no matter what, one of the two isn’t speaking their first language.
The whole “we’re constantly acknowledging this but not all-out acting on it” that they did at the beginning was fun, kind of a lot of “oh, they just went there” moments. 🙂
Axl really fascinated me too. Learning about his past and his kind of schemes, you can see how smart but subtle he is about it. Paired with Annika’s “no holds barred” attitude that gets her the Ice Princess reputation (I can relate, girl 💁🏻) has me hoping to read more about them as a couple.