What I Need by J.Daniels (Alabama Summer #5)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self Pub

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

Riley Tennyson has made a huge mistake.

At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself.

Showing up to her brother’s wedding pissed off and newly single, Riley seeks comfort in solitude and an open bar, until the gorgeous and irresistibly charming CJ Tully makes her a better offer―a wild night with the master of smooth-talking where nothing is off limits.

Riley does what any single woman would do, and a connection is made. One neither one of them can ignore. But when she comes home to the boyfriend she no longer thought she had, Riley buries her secret and begs CJ to do the same.

Forget about each other. It was a mistake. That’s all it was… right?

Desires are hidden. Distance is kept. Until one night CJ makes the ultimate sacrifice, and Riley can no longer avoid the man she can’t stop thinking about.

Not with him sleeping down the hall…

I must confess, I love J. Daniels. I have read every single book she has put out and loved it. Her stories just resonate with me. All of her alphas are extremely sexy, fun and dirty. Not to mention they are completely full of love for their women. All of the heroines are genuine and there is always is some sort of drama (not too excessive though) for these couples to overcome. Four Letter Word and Hit the Spot are definitely two of my most favorite but I am so glad we got back down to business with the Bama Boys and finally got CJ’s story. It was more than I could have imagined and so very worth the wait!!

Every single Bama boy is hot. Period. Like I want to move down south and stalk them hot. There HAS to be men down south like this, right????

What I Need is CJ Tully’s story, co-worker of Ben and Luke and friend of Reed. If you’ve read the other books in the series, you know these men are panty melting hot (if you haven’t read them, GET ON IT). The story is told in an alternative hero/heroine point of view from the connection at the wedding to becoming more then friends.

Riley is in a relationship that has hit a bump. After breaking up with her boyfriend and heading to her brother’s wedding, she meets CJ and they immediately click. CJ could tell that the man in her life has not done a good job of being attentive to her so CJ made sure he went out of his way to let her

know exactly how beautiful she was, how she should be treated and how special she was to him. When Riley returns home and learns that she misunderstood the situation with her boyfriend, she thinks that her chemistry with CJ is just a fluke…right?? They can just be friends. SURE they can.

“I am the worst friend this girl could possibly have, because that’s the last thing I want us to be.”

This is a friends to lovers story that has CJ becoming the book boyfriend to end all book boyfriends. FOREVER. He is so very attentive to Riley, shows her how much he appreciates her and just is an all around good guy. CJ and Riley share so many secrets, many laughs, stories and they both enjoy their time together.

“And if it’s possible to look inside another person’s soul, I swear CJ doesn’t just peer at mine. He stares and studies it like I mean something to him.”

Every time CJ said “Darling’” I fell in love even deeper. I like my guys in suits but hell, I like CJ and his police uniform much better! And every time she called out his REAL name….ugh! I could just imagine the look on his face!

This line, however, is probably the best line of them all….

“He’s such a good man, Beth. And he says things to me and I think, every girl needs to be with someone who talks to them like this. He’s that guy. There isn’t better. I know in my heart there isn’t.”

Every girl DOES deserve someone like CJ Tully. This story really resonated with me because of the way CJ made sure that Riley knew she was special, appreciated and loved. He would do anything and everything for her, even though they were “just friends”. Reading this story made me think about how many of these things my husband does for me…and how I need to tell him just how much I appreciate it!

I am completely smitten with the story of Riley and CJ. I will be re-reading this book because it is utterly perfect. And I cannot wait for Say I’m Yours, CJ’s brother Jake’s!

I give What I Need (Alabama Summer #5) by J.Daniels 5 stars!

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