All You Need
Book 3, The Need You Series
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A pro hockey player and a PR powerhouse burn 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 the 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...
I NEED IT!!
When the story begins with the hero being called Ax-Hole and the heroine being called Attila, you know there are going to be fireworks!!! And if you’ve read the previous books in the series, you know there’s going to be steam!!! Lorelei did not disappoint!
Axl is just a guy trying to do his job. Annika is just a girl trying to prove herself to her family. But they need each other for either of them to succeed. There’s the setup!!
Throw in an interfering agent,a crazy mom, several protective brothers, a little bit of a translation issue and an apartment building full of nosy neighbors and you have the love story of Axl and Annika.
I loved this book! This is not your typical love story or sports story but it’s a great combination of them. You aren’t overwhelmed with sports details and it isn’t all about sweetness. Axl has his issues with trust and Annika has some as well so they both have to be willing to make some uncomfortable adjustments. I especially enjoyed the banter between the brothers who we met in the earlier books. It’s funny to know where they were and see how they’ve changed with their relationships. I can’t wait to read Jensen’s story next, maybe????
Some authors fizzle as they write more books or expand from their original genre. This novel proves this is not the case with Lorelei James. This may be one of my all time favorite books of hers. Not since we were introduced to Keely in the Rough Rider series have I enjoyed a female character as much as I did Annika. Or her mama because Mama Lund steals the scene whenever she appears. If you're concerned about the turn from Western or Erotic genre, don't be. The heat is turned up on and off the ice with Annika and Axl. You'll love it, I promise!
If think that, so far, this is the best book in the series. I didn't want it to end. I enjoyed Annika and Axl getting to know each other. I liked that they were pretty honest (at least about their feelings) with each other. It was pretty hot even before any physical activity took place. I'm not sure how realistic the situation they were put in was, but it worked. It's tough to work on a relationship in the public eye and also dealing with your family, who's also in the public eye. I enjoyed that they didn't keep flip flopping about their feelings or were given huge doubts about each other's motives.