I enjoyed these 2 books immensely, yet feel almost "left in the cold" a bit waiting for the next one!
While Twilight and Harry have left me searching endlessly for good series, I have tried a few and this would be one I add to the list of "get the next one asap".
I will say that 'Need' felt a bit incomplete at the end, and reading the 2nd book ('Captivate') helped to resolve some of the storyline.....yet the 2nd leaves another entire story laying in wait! I will pounce when the 3rd book arrives!
I like both the writing and the narration. I thought all was tastefully done and the reader was well-chosen. I thought at first that the accent (southern) was a bit overdone, a little "too much" on some of the words, but it grows on you and becomes less important as you begin to enjoy the story line AND as you move to book 2 it becomes almost un-noticeable.
Innocent romance with no 'sex' and tastefully done by the author (kissing is about the extent of the involvement).
If you like this one, 2 others to look into are: the Shifter's series by Rachel Vincent and the Anna Strong series by Jeanne Stein.
"Need" makes no attempt to hide, it's similarity to "Twilight". It should becacuse it fails miserably by comparison. The characters are two-dimensional, poorly drawn, and their reactions to situations seem ridiculous. Super-natural fiction and fantasy stories almost always require a supension of disbelief, but "Need" has several inconsistences, plot holes, and shakey bits of logic make that imposible. In an obvious attempt to set up a sequel, the author constructed the worst ending, I've ever heard in this genere. The author seems to have no respect for the intelligence of her audience.
Maybe, it was a good enough story, and it wasn't very long, so maybe if you're looking for a short distraction
I actually think it's a lot like Twilight, but with better character development
somebody who has either lived in New England or at least visited and has witnessed a Maine accent