In Review: Just What I Needed (Need You #2) by Lorelei James

Posted June 25, 2017 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 1 Comment

In Review: Just What I Needed (Need You #2) by Lorelei JamesJust What I Needed by Lorelei James
Series: Need You #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Berkley
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
My rating:

Trinity Carlson might be having the worst day ever. And that was before she started drinking in a dive bar, right across from her ex and his new girlfriend. So when she finally decides enough is enough, she grabs hold of a hot, blond stranger and gives him the kiss of his life.

Walker Lund never expected that a chance at love would hit him right on the mouth. Since the moment his brother decided to settle down, Walker has been dodging his family’s hopes that he’ll do the same. He’s never been interested in following in anyone’s footsteps. But when he discovers his sexy assailant has given him a fake name and number he suddenly finds himself in the mood for a little hot pursuit...

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

A funny thing happened today when I opened my copy of Just What I Needed to pull some quotes for my review — I ended up reading it for the second time. Trinity and Walked pulled me right back in and I couldn’t stop once I started. Much like after the first time, I’ll say that Walker Lund is the real deal and if you need me I’ll be sitting over here with a serious case of swoons and a book hangover. Loved this one.

I absolutely adored both Trinity and Walker. Trinity was an amazing artist who was determined to make her own way in the world. Walker was a blue collar hero and, honestly, there just aren’t enough of those in books. I loved them together — right from their first, unconventional meeting, through to the very end. They worked so well together. They had amazing chemistry that, combined with the slow burn thing that was going on, held me captive and made me pretty much unable to put it down once I started reading… both times.

The romance and the characters were great, but the other thing that stands out about this book — and the series as a whole — is the family dynamic between the Lunds. I fall more and more for each of them with every book I read. It’s not a picture perfect relationship, it’s not one wrought with tons of drama, but it falls somewhere in the middle and that makes it realistic. It also makes me unable to get enough of them. That said, I just might have to reread the third book, All You Need, one more time before diving into my ARC of the fourth, When I Need You. This Need you series has quickly become one of my favorites and that makes Lorelei a new go-to author for me.


“How about we have a drink and you can tell me the real reason you used your tongue to introduce yourself instead of a handshake?”

“I have no problem with you taking the lead. Kiss me anytime you get the overwhelming urge again. But this time, it’s my turn.”

“I like when you make that rumbling growl like you want to eat me alive.”

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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