Series: Need You #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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...
The Need You series by Lorelei James shares contemporary romances surrounding the Lund siblings and ya’ll know how much I adore these type of reads. Just What I Needed shares Walker Lund’s romance with Trinity Carlson an up and coming, slightly narcotic but sweet artist. Laughter, hot sexy scenes, and family intervention made this a deliciously warm and fuzzy read that I simply devoured in a single evening.
I loved how this story began and the way it highlights how quirky our heroine is. Do you ever have a strong impulse to touch, lick or um kiss something? How about sauntering up to a guy at a bar, and place a red-hot kiss on him? That is exactly what Trinity did. The two connect but she ends up giving him her old disconnected telephone number and he thinks her name is Amelia. Ooops! Yep, did I mention Trinity is a refreshingly quirky? She is also a fuller figured heroine who felt incredibly genuine.
Walker Lund cannot stop thinking about the girl who kissed him, even if he is pissed about the bad number. I adored Walker from the onset. He is not a part of the family business and co-owns a construction company. I love a man in jeans who works with his hands. Our hero is the go to guy for his siblings and cousins making him especially charming.
Fate intervenes and they begin a delicious, slow-burning romance. I loved the slow build; the heated kisses, banter, and insightful conversations. Friends, family and Trinity’s quirks made for some interesting situations. James slowly turned up the heat, allowing us to enjoy the dance before these two finally tumbled. It was incredibly sexy and worth the wait. We get a little drama, but I enjoyed the way James combined growth and family interventions to bring this couple together again.
I adore Walker’s mother and laughed at her conversations with her son and of course Trinity. Walker is a one woman, family man and he really falls for Trinity. I love that he gets her, does not want to change her and willingly gives her space. These two had fantastic chemistry and had me rooting for them. I love when that happens.
Readers looking for a series surrounding family with heat will enjoy Just What I Needed and Need You series. Each of these books can work as standalone, but I like getting to know all the players.
Melt your kindle moments laced with heart, family and fun make Just What I Need a fantastic beach read.
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Added it to my Amazon Wish List. Sounds really interesting to me! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I am enjoying this author Lorna!
This one sounds so good! I’ve never read anything by Lorelei James but I am definitely adding this one to my list
This was my first time, but I am having fun with the series 🙂
This sounds like an amazing book! Warm and fuzzy reads are my thing too! A hero with jeans and working hands – yummy! And a full figured, quirky heroine? Yes please! This sounds like a great addition to the series.
Right. So many elements to love 🙂
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I do enjoy a fun, quirky heroine! this sounds like it has everything I tend to find myself enjoying in a contemporary romance.
A lovely review Kimba! Sharon – Obsession with Books
Thanks Sharon, I had fun with it 🙂
Warm and fuzzy reads are the so comforting! And I love a family tie-in too. And lol at ‘melt your kindle moments’ 😀 I love it!
It was a fun read Trish. The kind where you look up and realize you’ve been checkouted in book land for 2 hours.
Trinity seems like a great character. Great review!
She really was 🙂
I must have this!!! When is it out??! Hunting this down NOW!!! pssst… should I read the first one first??? 😉
Again, you’re killin’ my TBR!!!
Yes, you must! I loved book one so yeah, but not necessary 🙂
Added it…. UGH! My TBR is falling over!!!!!!!
Gotta love a gal who goes after what she wants. I like the sound of this one.
It was a lot of fun Heidi
Heart family and fun sounds good
This one sounds like it perfectly balances the steamy elements with more typical romance charm. No wonder you devoured it so quickly!
It did have nice balance Ethan 🙂
I’ve read a couple of her books and both were a let down for me. I haven’t read anything else by her since then. This sounds like it might be ok but I’m not sure I’ll pick another of her books up after 2 of them already being not to my liking.Thanks for the review though.
This was my first time with the author 🙂
A fuller figured quirky heroine? I love the sound of it already!
Yes..isn’t that awesome
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I’ve been curious about Lorelei James, and I”m so glad to hear you really like her books. This one sounds adorable!!!
It was, I hope you get to try her Quinn.
I don’t read a lot of “heated” novels, but your review makes me think this may be a good one. I love that she just walked up and planted one on him. LOL
Yeah, that cracked me up!
Wow Kim this sounds fantastic. I didn’t know she wrote contemporary romance I thought she was an e-rom only author. So I’m going to check out this series based on your wonderful review!
Apparently she also writes mysteries too 🙂 (different name)
I love the sound of this book! What hooked me has to be her quirks and planting a kiss on him and giving him a wrong number. Now I want to know everything about this couple! And I love a good banter between the characters so I obviously need this. Great review!
What is totally funny is that she gave the wrong # by accident.
While I’ve never had the urge to grab a random stranger this one does sound super fun! I love the sound of Trinity, Walker, and his mom. I love when a side character really adds to the fun of the story and the development of the main characters. Plus, I love me some slow-build romances!
Oh I have had the urge..but never acted.
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I love her mysteries (under her other name)–I really need to try her romance.
I should try those !
I really enjoyed Lorelei James’ erotic cowboy series but have had a hard time connecting with her contemporaries. Your review though has me wanting to give them a second chance or at least teying out this series
This is the first I have read her…didn’t know about the erotics and you said cowboys…um hello 🙂
It definitely sounds like a great book! Will add to my TBR! 🙂
I have to admit that Trinity is a fuller-figured heroine caught my eye most of all. I can appreciate any story that can be realistic like that nods.
This seems to be a new trend, as I have encountered more fuller figured heroines this year and I love it!
Wow, delicious is definitely the feeling I’m getting from reading your review 🙂 And, hey, what I coincidence: I love a man in jeans who works with his hands! 😉 And, yes – more curvy, realistic heroines, please. I can absolutely understand how you were able to burn through this in one evening, Kimba. Fabulous review!
I have read 4 or 5 books this year with curvy heroines and I love it.
I didn’t know about this one but it’s nice to see it’s a good one and now I want to meet with the mother!
LOL. She is a hoot.
LOL! 😀 I love that she just went up to him and laid a kiss! I liked her more and more as I read your review and you described her personality.
Plus the promise of steamy kisses is more than enough to get me to add this to my TBR.
Great review, Kim!
She had her insecurities, but put herself out there..lol
ohh such brave drunk girl! lucky the bloke is a good guy
Ha, she was sober 🙂
that does make it so much more fun to read
Slightly neurotic and quirky. Yup, I love Trinity already.
She was fun 🙂