What You Need is an engrossing romantic drama about Brady (32) and Lennox (28). While Brady is the CFO of his family's industrial empire, he is not th..Show More »e typical millionaire playboy so popular lately. No, he is kind, sometimes insecure, and not a man whore. Yea!
Lennox's strong and sassy character is also different from the vapid, easily manipulated wimps that have become equally popular since FSOG. Lennox survived an abusive and neglectful childhood, but doesn't wallow in the past or self-pity.
The author takes her time having them get to know each; there is instant attraction but not instant love or sexual relationship. There are normal bumps as they become closer, with the conflicts inherent in working at the same company and having opposite income levels.
I would have given this book a 5 star rating if there hadn't been talk about sexual control and Brady needing to be "in charge in the bedroom". I was relieved that Brady wasn't actually violent or degrading to Lennox, but it ruined the sensual scenes for me.
My Review: Overall: 4.25 Performance: 4.5 Story: 4.25
Oooh, I really liked this story, although both the MC's have some interest..Show More »ing issues.
Trinity is an artist. She also has an artist's soul. She's emotional, moody, and has had serious issues with depression and self-doubt. As the story unfolds, a lot of the reasons for her issues were revealed...a couple of them really took me by surprise because I didn't see the twists coming.
Walker is the black sheep of his millionaire/billionaire family. He's the blue collar guy despite his wealth. He works construction and is generally discounted within his family and by others who normally bow down to the Lund name. Yeah, he has a few issues, too. Despite the fact this generation is all very close, including Walker, he still feels like an outsider who's taken for granted. Yep...issues.
For both these characters, they don't seem to quite fit within their world. Even in the artist world, Trinity is different. She uses lots of different mediums and doesn't restrict her artistic endeavors. She creates huge custom mixed-media pieces, small paintings that she sells for a few dollars, and will then work painting sets at the local theater. Within the constricts of the story, their situations both come to a head adding extra stress onto their relationship which isn't exactly smooth sailing to begin with. But despite that, I really loved the two of them together. Neither one is divulging all their secrets which causes issues as they move through their relationship, but I did really like them.
The story was romantic and fun. I loved every moment of listening to it. The narrators were both fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.