Romance Books

What You Need by Lorelei James

Goodreads Summary

what you needAs the CFO of Lund Industries, Brady Lund is the poster child for responsibility. But eighty hour work weeks leave him little time for a life outside his corner office. His brothers stage an intervention and drag him to a seedy night club…where he sees her, the buttoned up blonde from the secretarial pool who’s starred in his fantasies for months.

Lennox Greene is a woman with a rebellious past—which she carefully conceals beneath her conservative clothes. She knows flirting with her sexy, but aloof boss during working hours is a bad idea. So when Brady shows up at her favorite dive bar, sans his usual snappy suit, and catches her cutting loose, she throws caution aside and dares him to do the same.

After sparks fly, Brady finds keeping his hands off Lennox during office hours is harder than expected. While she makes him feel alive for the first time in years, a part of him wonders if she’s just using him to get ahead. And Lennox must figure out if Brady wants her for the accomplished woman she is—or the bad girl she was.


4 out of 5 stars


I’m so glad I found this series, because it has my favorite trope – romance series involving a family!  I’m not sure how I didn’t know about this one before!

Brady Lund is the CFO of Lund Industries, and a real uptight guy.  He has seen a woman at work that he is wildly attracted to, but hasn’t worked up the nerve to find out her name.  When he finally does talk to her, he is impressed to find that she is funny and brazen.

Lennox Greene is hiding from her tough past – not that she’s on the run from a bad boyfriend, but she had a shitty childhood and she’s trying to become a better person.  She is a floater in the secretarial pool at Lund Industries, and enjoys what she does.  After a bad day, she ends up having dinner with her roommate at a sushi restaurant, where she sees Brady on a “date” with jailbait.  The jailbait turns out to be his father’s long time secretary’s niece from Ireland, and the “date” is a disaster.

They run into each other again at a “dive” bar, and this time, Brady saves Lennox when she falls off the bar after dancing.  This begins their courtship.

Brady and Lennox are polar opposites.  Brady grew up wealthy, and Lennox did not.  Brady grew up in a steady family, and Lennox did not.  She is a little insecure about that (understandably), especially given that Brady’s brother plays in the NFL and the family attends all home games in a suite.

Brady was such a sweet guy.  He was kind and full of surprises.  He was patient with Lennox, who was reluctant to let their relationship be known around the office.  She also had to “hide” herself at the office (she had some tats and piercings).

Their sexual relationship was a little bit of a slow burn, but it was a sweet relationship overall.  There was a little family drama, but no drama with exes or any crazy stalkers.  Overall, just a sweet love story.  There are three more books to follow, and I’m hoping she’ll branch off into the cousins as well.

I would recommend this book.

Happy reading.

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