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ARC Review: Need by Sherri Hayes
Book Info

Released: July 28, 2011
Genre: Erotic Romance
Pages: 276

Describe Need in three words
Suz: Emotional. Sweet. Cliffhanger!!
Angela: Coming of Age story. Sweet and Hope.

How do you feel the relationship between Brianna and Stephen is going? Do you think it is heading in the right direction?
Suz: I am really loving reading how close Brianna and Stephen are getting, it was exactly what I was hoping for! Although I don’t like how dependent she is on him, I love that she is able to trust him so deeply after all the horrible things that have happened to her.
Angela: I agree Suz, I love how they have gotten closer and trust definitely began to build up. The point-of-view changes between Brianna and Stephan is great. I felt both their emotions and the progress of their relationship as I read the book.

Lets talk about sex….what did you think about the steam factor in this book?
Suz: What I loved about the first book was that they didn’t just jump into bed together straight away, it would have been unrealistic and it would leave e feeling like Stephen had taken advantage of Brianna’s vulnerability. But, I definitely thought it was time in this book that they moved to the next level and not only was it super hot, I loved how tender he was towards her whilst also pushing her limits.
Angela: I had a bit of trouble in this department. Although Stephen took his time, I still felt like Brianna’s past would constitute a longer period of celibacy. However, the tension between them definitely increased at the end of the book. Stephan’s gentleness of their coming together was sigh inducing. I know he has more so show Brianna and I can’t wait to see more of their experiences together.

What are you most looking forward to in the next book of the Finding Anna series
Suz: I can’t wait for the next book! I can’t believe it ended as it did! ARGH! I am mostly looking forward to seeing what happens about 5 seconds after Need ended! I want to see exactly how Brianna got sold as she did. Ms Hayes needs to start writing at warp speed!
Angela: Oh my gosh, the cliffhanger had me flipping the last 2pages making sure that was really the end. My jaw and my heart literally dropped to the floor! I am with you Suz, I’d like to see exactly what happens seconds after the ending of this book.

Do you think this is as good as Slave and would you recommend it to a friend?
Suz: I can’t decide if I think this is better then Slave or not. They both had things I liked about them, in Need I liked seeing Brianna healing, but in Slave I really liked their meeting and seeing Stephen coaxing Brianna into trusting him more. But, there is no question, I would definitely recommend this book to a friend.
Angela: I think I enjoyed this book more. I saw Brianna heal and I love seing a hero love an imperfect heroine. But in Slave, I was truly troubled with what happened to Brianna. Her tragic past had me bothered for days after reading that book. It was definitely emotional for me. Both books were amazing to read and will definitely recommend.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Sherri Hayes

Sherri spent most of her childhood detesting English class. It was one of her least favorite subjects because she never seemed to fit into the standard mold. She wasn't good at spelling, or following grammar rules, and outlines made her head spin. For that reason, Sherri never imagined becoming an author.

At the age of thirty, all of that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a television show wastaking two of its characters, Sherri decided to try her hand at writing an alternate ending, and give the characters their happily ever after. By the time the story finished, it was one of the top ten read stories on the site, and her readers were encouraging her to write more.

Seven years later, Sherri is the author of seven full-length novels, and one short story. Writing has become a creative outlet for Sherri that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. She is most well known for her Finding Anna Series about a young woman rescued from being a sex slave by a wealthy Dominant. Sherri’s eighth novel, Crossing The Line, is scheduled to release September 2014.

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  1. Good review, I like when two people read the book at the same time so you can compare what they each got out of the book. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. As I have not read anything by this author yet, I was a bit lost but the I did get the idea that I should find out more about this series and I will. But perhaps I should wait for the next installment to come out before I begin. That way I won’t have an agonizing wait between books two and three. I will put the author on my TBR list so I don’t forget to come back to her.

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