REVIEW: What You Need by Lorelei James

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Need You Book One

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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.



Brady Lund and Lennox Greene have a lot in common regardless of which rung they occupy on the social ladder. Both are incredibly hardworking and have paused their lives in order to advance their careers. Where they differ, though, is background. Brady has had the luck of being born into a well-to-do family, and the advantage of that family company to work himself into. Lennox, on the other hand, has had an incredibly rough upbringing that she’s since closed to herself off to in order to forget where she’s from. But just because Brady has had the luck of money, doesn’t mean that he hasn’t also suffered in his own respect.

Brady has the reputation as the Shark for his unforgiving work ethic, but all female employees find his beauty fascinating. When it comes to Lennox, he loses that harshness and his cool, confidence demeanor. He can sense her hesitance, her sensitivity, but he isn’t going to back completely off even if maybe he should. What he does best is put up just enough of a push/pull with her to where she can’t resist what beauty he’s offering. He’s sweet with her, caring, but not altogether used to how to balance all of the responsibilities he has. And the wildness and life experience she possesses has a desirable effect on him. But Lennox was very real in that she didn’t know when or how to accept that something good was happening to her because it just…didn’t. This job was her way out of a never-ending social class, and her desire to hold onto that with everything she had was strong.

WHAT YOU NEED was a sweetly, sexy romance that had two endearing characters who had every reason not to cross paths but also every reason to. I loved the fact that Brady was a paradoxical character who put out one sort of perception about himself and underneath that it’s a different story. He’s cocky and confident in his impeccable suits, but yet that lacks in his personal life, which made him a likable, real-feeling character. Lennox was the opposite in that she’s very sure about herself underneath her hidden demure persona. The balance the two of them created together rounded the characters out which made for an enjoyable read. I can’t wait to see the rest of the Lund family in further books!



Just What I needed

Need You Book Two; Standalone

Release Date: August 2, 2016

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Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary erotic western romances set in the modern day Wild West and also contemporary erotic romances.

Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family…and a whole closet full of cow girl boots.

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