Published by Inskpell Publishing
Publication Date: May 17th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Isaac Laroche is cursed. All he wants to do is hide out and feel sorry for himself. Never mind that he got caught sleeping with his seventeen-year-old piano student, or that he abandoned her when the truth was exposed.
Isaac’s feisty high school sweetheart has different plans. Heather Swann has returned to their hometown of Mobile, Alabama, to regroup after breaking up with her troll of a fiancé. She’s restless and looking for a diversion, but she bites off more than she can chew when she sets her sights on rehabilitating Isaac with her unorthodox sexual, mental, and physical plans.
The two quickly reconnect, but their happiness is threatened by family secrets, old vendettas and the death of a beloved father-figure.
Can Heather handle Isaac’s baggage, or will her own come back to haunt them both?
That was my reaction when I found out that we were getting more Issac.
Need is a companion novel to Want, so if you have yet to read Want then you will be at a BIG disadvantage.
Need picks up after the previous events in Want that have made Isaac the town pariah. In a small southern town, rumors and gossip travel fast, so to avoid further persecution, Isaac essentially becomes a hermit. He stops playing piano. He avoids the public. But Isaac has yet to atone for his sins.
It isn’t until former flame and ghost from his past, Heather Swann, forces herself back into Isaac’s life with some unusual ‘atonement’ methods, that Isaac finally becomes the man that I so desperately wished he was from the beginning.
But Isaac isn’t the only character left to atone for their actions in Need. In true dramatic and Southern flair, the town of Mobile, Alabama is filled with scandals, lies, gossip, revenge, forgiveness, and redemption.
I have been waiting for Isaac’s side of the story since he broke my heart into pieces in Want. He is a complex character with all these different layers, that the more I tried figuring him out, the more I found myself lost in his madness. With the help of Heather, and a little bit of kink, the revelations of Isaac and his past paint a story of a very broken man.
…and there is kink, but it is VERY tasteful, important to the storyline, and so so sexy….
After all this time I was able to connect with Isaac again. I wish I could have said the same for Heather. I think my lack of connection with Heather was due to my strong connection to Julianne from Want. But even knowing that, I was still really impressed and happy where the story ended.
I have to admit I was one of the many that emailed Stephanie begging for more of Isaac, and now I want to email her and beg for more of Julianne. What say you, Stephanie? 😉
Need is dramatic, sexy, beautifully written, and just an insane journey from the beginning to end.