Thursday, June 13, 2013

#Review : Need by Stephanie Lawton #NA #Contemporary

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Want #2
NA Contemporary

Isaac Laroche is cursed. All he wants to do is hide out and feel sorry for himself. Never mind that he got caught sleeping with his seventeen-year-old piano student, or that he abandoned her when the truth was exposed. 

Isaac’s feisty high school sweetheart has different plans. Heather Swann has returned to their hometown of Mobile, Alabama, to regroup after breaking up with her troll of a fiancĂ©. She’s restless and looking for a diversion, but she bites off more than she can chew when she sets her sights on rehabilitating Isaac with her unorthodox sexual, mental, and physical plans. 

The two quickly reconnect, but their happiness is threatened by family secrets, old vendettas and the death of a beloved father-figure. 

Can Heather handle Isaac’s baggage, or will her own come back to haunt them both?


My Review:

I know some peeps didn't care for Isaac's character in Want, but I was drawn to him - to his emotional turmoil and tortured soul. He's one of those brilliant artists I've never understood but have always been intrigued by.

On to the goodies.

Yummies:  Emotions. This puppy is quite the ride, probably one of the most since Ten Tiny Breaths IMO. Sure, the story line is great, but it's being immersed within Isaac's conscious that propelled this story forward for me.

Characters are fleshed out and come to life on screen (or paper if that's what you've got). Ms. Lawton is a master at showing us the people she's created, not just through description, but thought processes, words, and actions. THIS book is an excellent source for teaching the show vs. tell principal so many argue over.

Setting, like I said in my review of Want, is perfect for this story. You can tell Ms. Lawton is from the south because she has such a grasp on the lifestyle - the mystery of deep secrets the south holds for a yankee like me. It's a great world to lose oneself in.

And the steamy ... Yeah.

I could go on and on, but I'll leave it at that.  ;)

Yuckies:  As if.

Recommend:  Need I even say it? This story will sweep you up in its emotions and leave you breathless with a NEED for more.

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