Need You #1
Narrated by: Lidia Dornet and Roger Wayne
Release Date: January 8, 2016
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchased on Audible
Rating: 4.5 Bookworms
Lennox Greene is a woman with a rebellious past, which she conceals beneath her conservative clothes. She knows flirting with her boss, Brady Lund, during working hours is a bad idea. So when the handsome CFO of Lund Industries shows up at her favorite dive bar and catches her cutting loose, she throws caution aside and dares him to do the same.
After sparks fly, Brady finds that keeping his hands off Lennox during office hours is harder than expected. Though 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 whether Brady wants her for the accomplished woman she is or the bad girl she was.
It's been a long while since I read Lorelei James but I've always enjoyed her writing. So when I saw she had a series revolving around a big family running a family business, it was a no-brainer for me. Now I admit that I'd only read her cowboy series - and the Need You series is more contemporary romance than the steam her cowboys create, but I enjoyed meeting these businessmen and women.
My favorite things in What You Need:
- A big family - I like stories revolving around a big family and I love the dynamics between the siblings, cousins, etc. The Lund's delivered.
- Brady and Lennox - these two were great together. They proved that you can't judge a book by its cover - so to speak - defying the stereotypes of their professional positions and their appearance. They had a lot in common despite their very different upbringings and the difference in their social status. And Lennox was good at witty comebacks. The banter between these two was fun as well as aiding in turning up the sexual tension between them.
- They didn't jump into bed immediately. What?!? *gasps* I know! They took the time to get acquainted first and I liked that.
- The details - I like when details about the characters' jobs are given. Not only did we learn about certain aspects of Lund Industries, how it was founded, its history, and how it's run currently, but we also got some detail about teen counseling and professional football. These details make me feel more invested in the characters and their family.
- Roger Wayne and Lidia Dornet - Their narration brought all these characters to life. They deftly conveyed the emotions and kept the pacing perfect. I've sometimes felt Dornet's range was limited but this story was the perfect stage for her particular range.
Overall, I had a good time with What You Need and I'm eager to get started on the next in this series.