THE GIRL HE NEEDS by Kristi Rose | Lyrical Shine | July 5, 2016
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.
Kristi Rose was raised in central Florida on boiled peanuts and iced tea. She’s lived by an active volcano, almost fallen off a mountain, and was married in Arkansas by a J.O.P in flip flops named Earl. Today, as a proud military wife and mother of two, she’s been lucky enough to travel the world. No matter where she is, she enjoys watching people and wondering what’s their story? That’s what Kristi likes to write about: everyday people, the love that brings them together, and their journey getting there. Kristi is a member of RWA. You can follow Kristi at www.kristirose.net, like her Facebook page: Kristi Rose, or send her a tweet @krosewrites.
Book Trailer (optional)
GIVEAWAY (picture attached separately)
This giveaway includes a beach bag with a Kindle Fire, adult coloring book and pencils, and a large assortment books for the beach, the bath, or red lights. :-) Also includes the first book in Kristi Rose's No Strings Attached series!
July 5th - With Love for Books
July 7th - Archaeolibrarian
July 11th - Cafinated Reads
July 13th - The Recipe Fairy
July 15th - Chick Lit Goddess
July 18th - Jersey Girl Book Reviews
July 22nd - Chapter 5 by Love Koko
July 25th - Jeri's Book Attic
“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.