Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Need You Tonight

Need You Tonight (Loving on the Edge - Book 5) By Roni Loren

Publication Date: 03/04/2014
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: Berkley Heat
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Pages: 400
ISBN-10: 042526856X
ISBN-13: 978-0425268568

(Received for an honest review from Berkley Heat)

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Books in the series

Loving on the Edge

1. Crash Into You
2. Melt Into You
3. Fall Into You
4. Caught Up in You
5. Need You Tonight

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WARNING: This excerpt and book may not be appropriate for readers under 18 years of age.

Excerpt from, Need You Tonight, courtesy of the author's website.

Synopsis:

She’s making a wish list, and he wants to be on top.
 
From foster kid to trophy wife, Tessa McAllen is about to reinvent herself all over again—and defy every insult her cheating ex-husband ever used against her: Selfish? She’s championing a charity. Stupid? She’s getting her degree.
 
Boring in bed?
 
Kade Vandergriff can help her with that one. When they encounter each other at a singles event held at one of his restaurants, Tessa blurts out that kink is for girls who try too hard, and Kade instantly wants to show this sassy stranger how thrilling a night under his command can be…but when he learns her name, the game changes for both of them.
 
In high school, Tessa was the popular girl who stuttering, awkward Kade fell for. But she chose another. Now, as she eagerly learns lesson after lesson, he’s going to make sure she never forgets him again.


Thoughts:

Roni Loren continues her ever popular Loving on the Edge series with her latest book, Need You Tonight. Fans of the author are quick to say that she has a great grasp of what makes an erotic romance, erotic. She seems to get what readers need from this sort of book. This book includes elements of the BDSM lifestyle, but does not overwhelm the reader. A slow build up and tons of emotion make this a must read for erotic romance fans. With a second chance romance theme and some very well developed characters, Need You Tonight is sure to be one Loren's most successful books. 

What I liked:

With a Roni Loren book, readers always know what they are getting, if not what to expect. Her books are very original and don't fit the mold of a typical erotic romance. Her character development is definitely one of her strong skills. Loren makes you care about her characters and want to know more about them. She draws the reader in with an interesting theme and then holds them characters that are easy to relate to and understand. 

In Need You Tonight there were several things that I really liked. A second chance romance is always one of  my favorite themes, but this one takes that idea to even greater heights. These two characters have a past that they don't even realize exists when they are first reintroduced to each other. And they are so very different from how they were when they knew each other in the past, that the whole relationship is new and different. I liked that idea and thought Loren was able to flash back and forth from the past and present and make great parallels to the story. I loved the flow of the book and how this whole idea worked.

I also really enjoyed the idea that Tessa is finally coming into her own. She was a foster kid, who couldn't seem to catch a break. She married her high school sweetheart for security and not love and now that they are getting a divorce she is ready to make some changes in her life. I liked that Loren made Tessa strong and ready for change, to reinvent herself and become the woman she was always meant to be. She starts a charity, she gets her degree, she explores her own wants and needs in the bedroom and meeting Kade really reinforces her sense of independence and her mindset to get the life she wants, with who she wants.

Kade was a great character as well. He has already gone through the same kind of change that Tessa is now experiencing and he can help her along the way with more than just her bedroom exploration. He was the awkward kid in high school that stuttered and never made a good impression. But now things are very different. He is a suave and handsome business man. I loved the fact that Loren didn't make him pretentious and standoffish. He is easy to like for Tessa and the reader.

The BDSM elements of this story are written in such a way that they almost seem natural. Almost being the operative word. Loren always makes it exciting, but she doesn't beat the reader over the head with it. She shows the lifestyle as one of trust and complete acceptance of each partner and what they need in their lives inside and outside the bedroom. That's the difference between Loren's books and the rest of the crowd. She understands the nuances of a real adult relationship based on trust. It's hard to find, but if you can find it, you'll never be the same.

Need You Tonight is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!




About the Author:


Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven't improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she'll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son. 

If she's not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that's it. 

She is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Loving on the Edge series and other sexy things
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Giveaway Details:

The publisher is sponsoring a giveaway for one copy of Need You Tonight by Roni Loren.

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~ The deadline to enter this giveaway is Midnight EST, April 8th.

1. Please leave a comment telling whether you've seen someone from high school that turned into a hunk when they got older.
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9 comments:

Charlotte said...

I haven't seen anyone.
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lag123 said...

No, but some of the hunks really went downhill.

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Nancy Luebke said...

Not really.

Anita Yancey said...

There was a guy during high school who really liked me, but he was over weight and was a nerd. I saw him 9 years after graduation and he had lost weight, grew several inches, and was very hot. Sadly I heard that since then he got cancer and passed away.

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bn100 said...

Haven't seen any

Texas Book Lover said...

Since I haven’t gone to any of my reunions and rarely run into anyone from high school…nope this hasn’t happened to me!

Brooke Bumgardner said...

I haven't seen that happen lol.

Natasha said...

No, I haven't seen that happen.
Thanks for the chance to win!

CrystalGB said...

No, I haven't seen that happen. :)