His Every Need by Terri L. Austin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
THEME: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 5th
I love being surprised by a random read, after winning Terri Austin’s newest series I was not sure what to except. Wonderfully this was an unexpected romance with family drama, humorous moments that push two people who would of never met in a normal situation together.
His Every Need follows Allie Campbell who has recently lost her mother to an illness. Her father is lost and has no idea how to take care of his family thus leaving Allie to take care of her two younger sisters. But the situations becomes worse for Allie when she finds out her father has lost their house, she refuses to let her family become homeless for her fathers mistake. She goes straight to the source, meaning Trevor Blake, a wealthy businessman who now owns her home. She makes a deal with him that he surprisingly didn’t think she would accept. She must now tend to Trevor’s every need and will let her family keep their home, but Allie is about to discover Trevor isn’t as bad as he seems.
Allie is a hard working young woman, leaving college when her mother got sick she did all she could to help her family through the hard times. But when she can’t pick up the pieces and her father is useless to even care to help her, she agrees to “work” with Trevor. It goes to show how people would do anything to protect and care for their families in tough situation, especially when children are involved. Allie has two younger sisters, one being a rebellious and rude eighteen year old, who doesn’t care that Allie gave up everything to help them. And Allie’s youngest sister, who knows that Allie has been the parent and hates the fact that she’s leaving to live with Trevor. I liked the dynamic between Allie and her sisters, each dealing with the loss of their mother in a different way. Allie also has to deal with what exactly Trevor wants with her, as their relationship doesn’t start off like she thought. He’s hot and cold, all business and then caring about her family the next. Plus the addition of his chaotic parents whom he despises making a dramatic entrance and nosing their way into their relationship. Allie in the end is all about her family but soon learns that she needs to start focusing on her happiness and the possibility Trevor might be apart of that.
Trevor is a complex man, whose parents divorced and went from new lover to new lover. He’s a very closed off person and thus having a misunderstanding with Allie leading to her living with him. But what I liked about how everything started was that Trevor didn’t automatically jump in bed with Allie, they learned about each other and their chemistry started to build each day. There are some steamy scenes but its seriously all normal and intense love scenes that build up to something more. My favorite tidbits about Trevor is that he wanted nothing to do with Allie’s family and some how kept getting himself involved to help her, thus showing he started to care for her. It was cute and sweet how he kept changing and starting to open up.
In the end the writing and pace was perfect, I was hooked in each chapter and they weren’t always focused on the main couple but the families too. It was a nice change to see a romance novel that didn’t push the sex scenes but carefully placed them around a wonderful storyline so that they didn’t overwhelm. In the end this was a great start to a new series, the readers will be pleased as this seems like a stand-alone and the next will focus on another Beauty and Brit. I look forward to continuing this series and reading more from Austin.
This is an adult novel meant for mature readers over the age of 18, for its sexual content. Fans of Samantha Young’s On Dublin Street and Wallbanger by Alice Clayton, will love His Every Need by Terri Austin,
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