Review – Just What I Needed by Lorelei James

Published August 2, 2016 by The Book Momster

Just what I needed Four stars for this second book in Lorelei James’ Need You series.  This series is contemporary romance (less erotic than the Rough Riders) and is set in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.  First – if you don’t understand my Rough Riders reference, shame on you and you need to read those ASAP.  Second – if you’ve never visited the Twin Cities I highly recommend it…this southern girl recommends visiting in the summer though.  The winters give cold a whole new meaning.  Either way, the area is beautiful and I love that the series is set there.

Here is the official book blurb:

The second sexy novel in the Need You series, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mastered Series and the Blacktop Cowboys® Series.
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… 

This book focuses on Walker Lund – part of the crazy rich Lund family, but who works on his own in construction.  Walking in a bar one night leads him to meet Trinity, an artist trying to make an ex jealous.  Trinity and Walker make a great couple.  I love her complete blindness to who Walker’s family is and Walker is the first man she’s been with who can handle her artistic side and all the facets it entails.

I do believe though that Walker’s mom, Selka, steals her scenes in this book. I love her and couldn’t get enough of her.  Her scene near the end with Trinity’s stepmom – priceless!

Lorelei James can write romance.  Period.  End of story.  When people claim there is no better romance than 50 Shades, obviously they have never read a Lorelei James book.   I love her stories so much that she even has me getting over my dislike of alternating first POV.  However, I will not get over the man bun trend – I prefer to just think of Walker with longer hair and ignore his desire for the bun…

I highly recommend this series for romance readers.  This can be read standalone, but the first story in the series focusing on Brady and Lennox is just as fabulous.

Many thanks to the author for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.




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