Review: What You Need by Lorelei James

Posted 7 January, 2016 in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: What You Need by Lorelei JamesTitle: What You Need
Series: Need You #1
Author: Lorelei James
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 5, 2016
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

About What You Need:

New York Times bestseller Lorelei James introduces a new family for readers to fall in love with in the Need You series. The Lund name is synonymous with wealth and power in Minneapolis-St. Paul. But the four Lund siblings will each discover true love takes a course of its own…

As the CFO of Lund Industries, Brady Lund is the poster child for responsibility. But eighty hour work weeks leave him little time for a life outside his corner office. His brothers stage an intervention and drag him to a seedy night club...where he sees her, the buttoned up blonde from the secretarial pool who's starred in his fantasies for months.

Lennox Greene is a woman with a rebellious past—which she carefully conceals beneath her conservative clothes. She knows flirting with her sexy, but aloof boss during working hours is a bad idea. So when Brady shows up at her favorite dive bar, sans his usual snappy suit, and catches her cutting loose, she throws caution aside and dares him to do the same.

After sparks fly, Brady finds keeping his hands off Lennox during office hours is harder than expected. While she makes him feel alive for the first time in years, a part of him wonders if she’s just using him to get ahead. And Lennox must figure out if Brady wants her for the accomplished woman she is—or the bad girl she was.
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I have quite a few Lorelei James books in my folder of books picked up while they were free or on sale, but I don’t think I had actually read anything by her before. This was just something that made me make grabby hands at my NetGalley dashboard reading the description, and I knew I wanted to read it now versus adding another book to that folder.

This book was hot. I mean, the books I review here always are, so it’s not something I even mention most of the time. But this was one of the rare books that even I couldn’t read in public. I can usually get a handle on myself reading the really sexy scenes on like a subway or bus. And I don’t really care if someone looks over my shoulder at the sex talk and judges me.

But with this one, I just couldn’t tamper my reactions. I was embarrassing myself.

I’m not really sure I can pinpoint what it was about the hotness and dirty talk, but it clearly stood out somehow, so it’s worth mentioning. 😛

We all know I love myself a hot nerd, especially one in finance (just ask me about my man of 7 years!), so Brady was right up my alley. I’m not one of the girls that swoons at the lumberjack characters – give me an overworked dude in a suite and glasses, please! Bonus points if he can talk venture capital and business plans with me. Oooh, baby. 😉

So I love the hot businessman type, but in books that’s usually paired with the demanding, asshole-ish alpha type character, which I’m pretty much completely over. Brady was also an amazing and nice guy who loved his family, so more of him, please.

Lennox, I loved a little less. She acted so immature sometimes, and Brady did too, but then owned up to his mistake and was actually trying, where Lennox was just annoyingly stubborn and in this vicious cycle in her own brain.

About Lorelei James:

Lorelei James is New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary erotic westerns and erotic romances. She lives in western South Dakota.

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