When I Need You; The Need You Series (Series)
by Lorelei James (Author)
This review is from: July 15, 2017 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Pro athletes live by the rules. Work hard. Play hard. It’s how they become pro athletes.
Jensen “The Rocket” Lund has lived by his rules to get where he has in his professional life. More importantly he has stuck to his dating rules;
1) No single mothers
2) No cheerleaders
3) No medical personnel
to avoid the pitfalls he’s seen so many succumb to in the social world of a failing career.
Jensen has never deviated from them, so it makes little to no sense when he meets Rowan Michaels and she breaks every single rule.
Every. Single. One.
And yet he can’t seem to stay away. Rowan is feisty, sexy, strong, and everything Jensen should stay away from, but he just can’t.
Rowan Michaels is a Vikings cheerleader while working as an athletic trainer at the U of M. To top off her busy schedule she is raising her six year old son alone. Being a single mom is a struggle most days, but she has made it work.
She doesn’t allow distractions, especially large distractions in the form of someone like Jensen Lund, her across the hall neighbor. He falls into the category of; never date an athlete, been there done that, have the six year old daily reminder running around thank you very much.
She also is reminded of the antiquated no-fraternization policy between athletes and cheerleaders and she needs her job to support her son, unlike Jensen who has enough money to support half of Minnesota. Jensen is completely hands off, if only he wasn’t so sweet, compassionate, and just yummy to look at. Why couldn’t he be a jerk?
No matter how much Rowan tries to push Jensen away, he continues to stay in her sights. She gives him purpose, something he hasn’t felt off the football field. Something he has been searching for and didn’t even know he’d find in the woman he’d have to break all of his rules to find. Together they have to decide if their love and friendship are worth risking their jobs, something they’ve both worked their entire lives striving to achieve.
Their love story is a buildup worth savoring to the very end. I hated to see the last page of the book because it meant I had to leave. Trust me, you won’t want to leave either.
Lorelei James does not disappoint when you revisit a family involved romance. From the moment you begin reading you are back in the world she has created and you know you are home with the Lund family. I always look forward to catching up with past characters and catching what new characters could potentially have a story in the future. She seamlessly works every character in while developing the new storyline, so you are not ripped out of what is happening, yet you are also salivating for more.
I never get enough reading Lorelei James and I look forward to all the possibilities I see on the horizon for more Lund novels.