by Lorelei James
Series: Need You #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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A hockey romance burns up the ice in the third sexy Need You novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mastered Series and the Blacktop Cowboys® Series.
PR agent Annika Lund can spin any disaster into a win. But revamping the reputation of a notorious Swedish hockey player will take every trick in her arsenal, especially when his agent insists that convincing everyone he’s no longer a playboy is top priority. And that it requires a sham relationship—with Annika playing the part of loving girlfriend.
On fire in the rink and in the bedroom, Axl Hammerquist couldn’t care less about being anyone’s golden boy. So when his agent forces him to play nice with a new publicist, he takes satisfaction in being as much of a pain as possible. But the more time he spends getting to know Annika, the more Axl starts to think that being Mr. Nice Guy might be worth it if it gets him the girl...
ALL YOU NEED by Lorelei James is the third book in the contemporary romance series Need You featuring the Lund family and takes place in the Twin Cities. Annika Lund, a PR agent for her family company, has her hands full when she finds herself faking a relationship with Swedish hockey player Axl Hammerquist. James shares a romance filled with snark, wicked banter, tender moments and heart. Once again she held me captive, and I devoured ALL YOU NEED in one evening.
Annika finds herself unwillingly helping with the PR for Axl. He has a reputation for public sex and lots of ladies. I would be the first to admit I thought Axl was an arse during our initial encounters even if I laughed at his over the top displays. Poor Annika. She has her mother to thank for this mess. Axl doesn’t heed her advice and soon finds herself faking a relationship with him when she unintentionally finds herself on Youtube. I adore the fake relationship troupe and James had me hooked.
I was unsure of Axl and couldn’t get a handle on this obnoxious player. Thankfully, as James peeled back Axl’s layers and exposed the man beneath I quickly found myself not only swooning but genuinely liking the guy.
Lorelei James has an incredible talent for bringing her characters to life while creating a fast-paced believable story with depth. She ultimately ends up melting my heart and I have a hard time deciding which book and characters are my favorite.
Annika is a powerhouse in her profession and likes to take control. While Axl filled her mind with lustful thoughts, he isn’t the typical suit she usually dates. I loved the vulnerable sides of Annika that James exposed as well as her feisty, stubborn side. It was wonderful seeing this couple’s relationship develop as James took them from annoyed to respect. Their dates and growing friendship were filled with laughter, wicked banter and shock as things moved to something more.
I loved the clever plot twist James gave us and enjoyed time spent with other members of the Lund family. Axl’s motley crew of misfit friends added depth and humor. It also allowed us to see another, softer side of Axl. I was a little worried about the road to my HEA but I absolutely loved how James brought it all together. Fans of Cecy Robson, Jill Shalvis, Mandy Baxter and Jessica Lemmon will enjoy the Need You series.All You Need by Lorelei James delivered from swoons to twists with plenty of heart. Click To Tweet