Title: When I Need You
Heir to Lund Enterprises and ladies’ man Jensen “The Rocket” Lund has three conditions when it comes to dating:
1) No single mothers
2) No cheerleaders
3) No medical personnel
So it makes no sense that he’s wildly attracted to Rowan Michaels, who breaks all three.
Rowan Michaels didn’t pass the rigorous requirements to become an athletic trainer and Vikings cheerleader in the hopes of landing a pro athlete: been there, done that, and she has a young son as proof that football players and fidelity don’t go hand in hand. When Rowan learns her new neighbor is Jensen Lund, the smoking-hot tight end who takes being neighborly to a whole new level, she’s grateful for the team’s strict “no fraternization” policy because the sexy man defines temptation.
But Jensen is intent on rushing straight to the goal line to prove to Rowan he’s much more than just a player…on and off the field.
Author: Lorelei James
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Unbreak My Heart, Just What I Needed, Hang Tough, Dirty Deeds
Series: Need You #4
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Just What I Needed, All You Need
Published by Berkley Source: Author
Published: July 25, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Sports Theme
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Lorelei James never disappoints! I love this series and this book. Jensen and Rowan are members of two highly stereotyped groups, jocks and cheerleaders. Everyone knows jocks, especially ones good enough for the pros, suffer from impossibly large egos. Cheerleaders are cliquish, rely on their physical attractiveness to get through life and have egos to match the jocks they hang around with. Right? Jensen admits to having been somewhat the stereotype in his past but he’s far beyond that now. Rowan doesn’t seem to have ever been so easily typecast. Being a single mom at a very young age hasn’t left her any time to be so self-indulgent.
These two are determined with their lists of who they won’t date and both have excluded the other by virtue of those lists. The friendship that develops happens quickly and completely disregards the lists. Despite a rocky start, Jensen and Rowan’s son, Calder, are soon best buds. Watching these two was incredibly heartwarming. When Jensen steps up to save Calder’s summer arts program, he shows just what a great guy he is. If Rowan didn’t see enough in him to love already, he proved himself with that.
The story includes strife, self-imposed, injury related, from the team, etc. The whole Lund clan is present, which I loved. The characters are complex and so very likable. The story moved at a great pace. We’re introduced to several new characters screaming for their own stories. Basically, When I Need You had everything I could hope for in a novel.
This book is just another of the numerous reasons Lorelei James remains on my “must read” list after many of my old favorites, often mega-selling, have dropped off.