Friday, August 5, 2016

Review & Giveaway: Just What I Needed by Lorelei James

Publication Date: August 2nd 2016 by Signet
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About the book:

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...

My Thoughts:
Just What I Needed was fun, flirty and oh-so-hot! But it had a serious side to it as well. Trinity’s issues were more at the forefront, but Walker had some struggles as well.   I loved that these two just clicked and got each other so well, were a listening and supportive ear through their trials.

At first Trinity’s manic, impulsive behavior had me wanting to shake some sense into her, but she grew on me. She had a zest for life and a fun sense of humor, a believable personality for an artist.  Also, Walker was just the right fit for her and vice versa. Trinity struggled with self-doubt, thanks to her upbringing (horrid father and stepmother!), but she didn’t let it totally win.  Even when Trinity made a stupid decision or assumption, she’d eventually think it through logically, and come to her senses, and after she was forthright with Walker about her feelings every time. I’m glad I stuck with the story past a couple of Trinity’s knee-jerk reactions, because I really enjoyed this romance!  Every time these two were around each other sparks flew and the temperature definitely soared!  

While I had some initial reservations about Trinity, Walker was an absolute dream throughout the book! He was sweet, hot, and sexy with touch of possessiveness, ready to stand up for Trinity at every turn! I was pleased that Trinity felt the same sort of protective instincts for Walker, too. 

Walker’s mom, Selka, is a woman I’d want in my corner! Both Walker and Trinity’s happiness seemed very important to her and her husband.  The family was just the right amount of fun craziness! I’d love to know what happened with Annika and “Santa”.

Lorelei James took a straightforward romance and made it unique, and fun!

4 Suns

The wonderful people of Signet graciously provided a giveaway of Just What I Needed by Lorelei James to one lucky reader!  Giveaway is open to US and CA residents only!

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  1. It sounds like a fantastic book, and I love the cover. Thanks for this chance.

  2. Thanks for the post! I have only read some of her super sexy cowboy romance novels and have not checked out this series yet. It sounds fun so I will have to do that! =D

  3. I love Lorelei James! I'm enjoying this series.

    1. I haven't read many of her books, but I'm really liking her writing! :)

  4. Great review Rachel! I personally can never read too many fun and flirty books -- this one sounds so good! Walker sounds great so I can understand why you liked this one.

  5. I love Lorelei's books! Thanks for the great review!

  6. I love the sound of this one. Thanks for the giveaway :)