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REVIEW : The Girl He Needs by Kristi Rose

 
 

July 5, 2016

 

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Title :              The Girl He Needs

Author :           Kristi Rose

Series :            n/a

Release date :   July 5th 2016

Rating :           4 Stars

 

Blurb : The safe choice can be the riskiest of all… Ever since her beloved older brother disappeared after an accident, Josie Woodmere’s been on a mission to find him-and maybe herself-along the way. That’s meant leaving her pampered, parent-approved life behind. Two years, four moves, and a body piercing later, she’s finally got a lead on her brother’s whereabouts, and she’s headed to Florida. She didn’t plan to ditch her sputtering car and accept a ride from Brinn McRae. But she didn’t plan to be attracted to a straight-laced guy like him either, much less land in his hometown, Daytona Beach… A self-made man with a tough past, Brinn is a workaholic who allows very little room for pleasure-until he meets Josie. Their powerful chemistry is a distraction neither wants, yet neither can resist. Hoping they can burn it off, Brinn agrees to a no-strings arrangement. But they can only hide their deepening feelings for so long-until a disaster strikes, exposing truths that threaten to ruin everything… Now, not only will Josie have to contend with the troubling secret her brother has finally revealed-she’ll have to convince Brinn she’s more than a rich girl playing at being free. This time, she’s playing for keeps.

 

Review : “The Girl He Needs” by Kristi Rose is the first book that I read by this author and it will definitively not be my last.

 

Reading the first pages – there might be readers assuming that Josie is just a drifter that leaves whenever things get to “intense” but the more you follow the course of the book the more you learn about her.

 

And (at least that was true for me) the more I understood her. While the whole book is actually the story of Brinn’s and Josie’s developing relationship – for me it also turned out to be an intense story on her brother.

 

I will not spoiler on any subject but you are given a fair warning that facts will not be sugarcoated and it will get raw.

 

And there is something very very true about the thought that you might be able to choose friends the way you like them but family is a given. No matter if that is a good or a bad thing.

 

The book is just short of a 5 star read for me – just because of the fact that I did not have any intense outbursts – sorry but those are my rules (neither tears nor laughter = no 5 stars) – otherwise it would have been a solid 5 star.

 

The author creates a fully developed storyline with deep characters and I can recommend this book from the bottom of my reading heart. Looking forward to the next book by this author.

 

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