Author: Lorelei James

Audio Review: What You Need by Lorelei James

Posted March 11, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Audio Review: What You Need by Lorelei JamesWhat You Need by Lorelei James
Series: Need You #1
Narrator: Lidia Dornet, Roger Wayne
Published by Tantor Audio on January 6, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 10 hours
Source: Publisher
Audio | Goodreads

Lennox Greene is a woman with a rebellious past, which she conceals beneath her conservative clothes. She knows that flirting with her boss, Brady Lund, during working hours is a bad idea. So when the handsome CFO of Lund Industries shows up at her favorite dive bar and catches her cutting loose, she throws caution aside and dares him to do the same.

After sparks fly, Brady finds that keeping his hands off Lennox during office hours is harder than expected. Though 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 whether Brady wants her for the accomplished woman she is or the bad girl she was.



Lennox Greene is a floater in a temp group for Lund Industries in Minneapolis. Brady Lund is the workaholic CFO at the family-owned and operated company. She has recreated herself from a pretty tough start in life and he’s trying to loosen up and, at his family’s urging, have more of a life outside of work. Lennox has admired him from a distance and when Brady happens to show up at the dive from her past, he witnesses her letting loose and decides she’s who he needs as a “tutor.”

I liked Lennox, liked Brady but found their relationship uneven. There were times when they felt perfectly suitable for each other and loved their banter and romance. Then there would be a next move that just felt strange, awkward and inexplicable for where they were in their relationship. It just made it difficult to connect and stay invested in their romance but by the end they made sense.

It’s a good start to the series, though not a strong one. The background workplace storyline made it more interesting. I liked the use of two narrators for Lennox and Brady’s characters and both did a good job in their performances, distinguishing all of the characters nicely. The Lund family is certainly unconventional and should make for intriguing future stories in this series. I do plan to continue, even though I struggled with whether to round my rating up or down. It could go either way.



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About Roger Wayne

Roger Wayne hails from small-town Minnesota. He served in the Air Force as a broadcast journalist in South Korea. After doing plays in early college he earned an acting scholarship and obtained his BA in communications and journalism. He worked as an actor for two years in Minneapolis and then moved to NYC, where he continues to work in TV, film, theater, and voice-over. He has recorded for video games, animation, and commercials, and he loves making books come to life. Roger lives in New York City. You can see what he’s up to at

About Lorelei James

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.

Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I’m a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I’m not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.

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Posted January 9, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

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