Type: Contemporary Romance
My Copy: NetGalley
Welcome to Need to Know—Because a Woman Can’t Be Too Informed Dating in D.C. is like navigating an apocalyptic wasteland populated by men in expensive suits with zero mating potential. Need to Know provides all the information a savvy single woman like you needs to avoid dating disasters.
By night, Jordan McAdam is the proprietor of a popular website that rates D.C.’s hottest bachelors—everything from how quick they are email you back to their skills in the sack. She’s been burned once too often to accept any man at face value. By day, her job as an office temp puts her in the perfect position to do a little fact checking on her rich and powerful subjects. When her latest assignment brings her face to face with the sexy but mysterious Forest Redder, Jordan decides to do a little “hands on” research of her own. To Jordan, he seems like the perfect man – but she knows there is no such thing. Moreover, there’s a big problem: Forest knows Jordan’s the woman behind the scandalous site—and Jordan knows he knows. Will he expose her secret—or find his own posted on Need to Know?
A very enjoyable novella that has some steamy hot scenes as the hero and heroine have chemistry that sizzles.
Jordan McAdams is the creator of a website that is making some waves in the D.C. area. Need to Know is a place for women to post notes about dating the most eligible bachelors in D.C. Jordan has even been known to go undercover using the temp agency she works for to make sure that when something is posted is it verified. This is where she first meets Forest, a man who makes a very big impression on her.
Need to Know is half way to the goal of a thousand members and many feel it is a wonderful way to navigate the perils of dating, members pay dues for information on bachelors and they trust those who run the site. I really enjoy the posts at the beginning of each chapter, they are very fun and witty as women answer inquiries of others.
Forest Redder is a businessman who first meets Jordan while she is gathering information on a man who not only is a jerk to women but also has questionable business dealings which Forest knows about and is breaking off his relationship with him. Of course, the man blames Need to Know which causes Forest to want to investigate, at first never realizing that the woman who has stolen his heart is the one responsible for the site, but when he finds out will he expose her?
This is a cute, fun novella that has exciting characters who keep you interested until the end. I have enjoyed several of Ms. Dimon’s contemporary romances and this is no exception. Jordan is a no nonsense woman who is a bit scared to trust, her mother has scared her for life, a serial dater and marryer she is not sure what a true romance should be but tries to create the opposite of anything her mother has shown her. We do not meet her mother but she calls so much that we feel she is around and it does bring some humor to the story. Forest is very sexy and although he is an extremely wealthy man, he seems to be very approachable and I like that about him. He is the one hurt when she has trust issues and that is refreshing. The sex scenes are combustible and the two cannot keep their hands off each other, they even face getting caught by the cleaning crew at his office…
The secondary characters are also likeable, Wen is Forest’s business partner and I am interested in getting to know him more, and Jordan’s best friend Elle has a very pivotal role in the Need to Know website and has a fun personality. This is a short engaging story and I enjoyed it immensely.
I give Everything You Need to Know by Helenkay Dimon 4 stars!