ALL YOU NEED: Hot Hockey in the Twin Cities

All You Need

Book 3 in the Need You series
Author Lorelei James
Narrated by Lidia Dornet, Roger Wayne
Published By Tantor Media
Publication date Apr 4, 2017
Running time 10 hrs 1 min

PR agent Annika Lund can spin any disaster into a win. But revamping the reputation of a notorious Swedish hockey player will take every trick in her arsenal, especially when his agent insists that convincing everyone he’s no longer a playboy is top priority. And that it requires a sham relationship—with Annika playing the part of loving girlfriend. On fire in the rink and in the bedroom, Axl Hammerquist couldn’t care less about being anyone’s golden boy. So when his agent forces him to play nice with a new publicist, he takes satisfaction in being as much of a pain as possible. But the more time he spends getting to know Annika, the more Axl starts to think that being Mr. Nice Guy might be worth it if it gets him the girl . . .


My Take Oblong Shaped


I really enjoy this series for the hot characters, relationships and hook ups.  In this one, I also like how she lets Axl call out Annika for calling him a man whore; objectifying men is just as disrespectful as when they do the same to women.

I also like that people other than Annika are ticked off by her mother’s behavior. And, that Annika is offered a chance to listen and change her opinion on another character involved with her family. I enjoy the variety of situations the characters are in.  They aren’t all suit wearing executives or athletes. And, they work hard.

I did feel the storyline was a stretched; overly-contrived.  First, Annika works as a VP at her family’s firm — where is she going to get time to have a private client?  Plus, that would be frowned upon – even though as VP and part of the family, in the prior novels the family follows HR rules.

I also found the time line hard to believe.  Days versus weeks – I didn’t believe it.

I occasionally find the narrators using different pronunciations than I would use, but other wise they’re fine.  I am not a big fan of split narration. It gets too close to acting for me and then when character A relates dialogue with the other character it can be confusing.

I do like the series as a whole. It is one of a few series I follow; if I didn’t like it I wouldn’t be following.

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