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Review: Need You For Always by Marina Adair

October 12th, 2015 by Debbie's World of Books

Need You For Always by Marina Adair

Source: Netgalley

Publication date: 10/13/15

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Series: Heroes of St. Helena #2

Rating: ★★★★☆

About the book:

Emerson “Emi” Blake dropped out of culinary school to care for her ailing mother, but she has bigger dreams than running St. Helena’s most popular pita cart. First on the menu: upgrade to a gourmet food truck. A new part-time job as a personal chef will definitely provide the funds, but it also forces her into close contact with her one and only one-night stand, Dax Baudouin, who’s daring her to try a second taste.

Former army Ranger Dax has a clear mission: come home, get healed, and get gone. Yet Emi’s tough-girl exterior and hidden soft side are even harder to resist than her mouthwatering baklava. After years of battles, he knows better than to try and rescue anyone—not that she’ll let him get close enough to try. Truth is, Dax is starting to think that Emi’s the one person who can save him…if he can just persuade her to give him another shot.

My Review:

I am a huge fan of Marina Adair’s books so I was looking forward to this read. Unlike her other books I have to admit this one started off a little slow and I initially didn’t care for Dax. He was too cocky for my tastes and seemed kind like a jerk for pursuing Emerson when he knew he didn’t want to stay and she was the type of woman who needed more than a one night stand. Once the story started picking up though he did start to worm his way into my heart. He really was a sweet guy and I loved seeing him working with Emerson and her sister’s Lovely Ladybug troop.

I loved Emerson’s character from the beginning and felt sorry for the burden she had to carry. I can only imagine how I would want to strangle my father if he did the things he did. Then to add the aggravation of him encouraging Emerson’s sister to behave ridiculously. You can help but admire how calmly Emerson handles all this while running her own little business and working towards expanding her food cart into a full blown food truck.

The story itself was cute and fun to read once things picked up. I would have liked an epilogue or a little more at the end to tie things up but overall another great read. Readers really can’t go wrong with the St. Helena books. They are all filled with quirky characters and great romance!

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Posted in 4 Star Books, Contemporary, Romance

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