What I Need (J. Daniels)

2017 NEW ADULT READING CHALLENGE | Book Recommendation 

Riley Tennyson has made a huge mistake.

At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself.

Showing up to her brother’s wedding pissed off and newly single, Riley seeks comfort in solitude and an open bar, until the gorgeous and irresistibly charming CJ Tully makes her a better offer — a wild night with the master of smooth-talking where nothing is off limits.

Riley does what any single woman would do, and a connection is made. One neither one of them can ignore. But when she comes home to the boyfriend she no longer thought she had, Riley buries her secret and begs CJ to do the same. 

Forget about each other. It was a mistake. That’s all it was… right? 

Desires are hidden. Distance is kept. Until one night CJ makes the ultimate sacrifice, and Riley can no longer avoid the man she can’t stop thinking about.

Not with him sleeping down the hall…

Since before I even started this series, Deanna has been telling me that this was her favorite of the bunch and I just needed to get to it. Well… I did, and guess what? It was my favorite too! I loved it!!!!

Riley and CJ’s story was definitly a favorite of mine, I just loved them both to pieces and I thought the connection between them was awesome. They’re just such amazing characters too, I liked how they brought forth the best of each other. Riley needed support and to be valued, and CJ was just the right person for her.

One of the things I like most about this series is how the guys are the ones always pretty sure about their feelings and intentions. They know what they want, and they don’t act all macho, no, they fight for the girls they love, and CJ was no exception.

The plot was pretty fantastic too. At first, I was a bit scared about Riley’s “boyfriend” and I thought he would be an issue. But I was happy to see that sorted pretty soon, and I loved to see Riley and CJ’s friendship develop to way way more. They were so darn adorable together.

I just wish I had had a couple more chapters on this book. I needed a little more from them, maybe an epilogue or something, or, I don’t know… the next book right now!

So, guys, read this series if you haven’t yet. But if you don’t want to commit to the whole 5 books out so far, maybe read just this one… you’ll like it! 😀

Where We Belong (J. Daniels)

Ben and Mia Kelly can’t seem to catch a break.

Grueling night shift and opposing schedules have left the passionate couple geared up and ready for some much needed alone time. There’s only one thing standing in their way.


With two curious boys who have mastered the art of cock-blocking roaming the house, Ben and Mia, sexually frustrated beyond reason, quickly resort to surprise sexcapades and naughty little trysts whenever and however they can get them.

Who said anything about keeping things legal?

Assume the position. Things are about to heat up in the south.

I’ve been truly enjoying this series, and I enjoyed this novella a lot. I was happy to get another glimpse at Ben and Mia’s lives.

Once again, I very much enjoyed the writing, it’s still fun and witty, awesome for a good laugh.

I already knew and loved the characters, so no difference there, but the kids cracked me up. I already knew and loved Nolan too, but Chase was a hoot too. And those kids together were awesome at blocking their parent’s fun.  😀

I liked the premise of the book, the daily issues of lack of privacy and so on, but I was not 100% on board with the Angie issue. I mean, I get Mia and Ben’s perspective, and Angie was a terrible mom to Nolan in the first book, but I still think that it wasn’t handled well.

Either way, this was a strong novella, and I’m excited for the next book, for CJ and Riley’s story. That will be fun, eheh.

When I Fall (J. Daniels)

For the past nine years, I’ve kept my heart as far away from my dick as possible.

Those two can’t be anywhere near each other. They don’t play nice, and one of them undoubtedly winds up getting hurt.

Not my dick. My dick is good.

The women I take home know exactly what they’re getting from me — sex. Nothing more. At least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. The sweet brunette from Kentucky I set my sights on tonight shouldn’t have been any different. I had her right where I wanted her. Where I needed her. But when my past comes walking into McGill’s pub, the woman in my arms decides to take things to a whole new level, putting me into a situation I never saw coming.

My heart is about to get f**ked. My dick can sit this one out.

I’m loving this series! The characters and stories just keep getting better and better, and they’re all just so different… I love it. See my reviews of Where I Belong and All I Want.

I’ve been curious about Reed since book 1, because he was  always described as a manwhore, but I knew something had happened to him in the past, so I was curious to see how that had affected his actions. I loved Reed! I loved how unapologetic he was about who he was, but he also didn’t deny his feelings, and never lied to Beth. He was all in since the beginning, even if he wasn’t aware of it.

And Beth was just such a great and amazing person. I was a bit scared about the darkness that had been in her life for so long, but she was a survivor, and she still kept a positive view of the world, so it was impossible not to love her. Also, I just loved that this girl didn’t care what she looked like and what she wore.

The romance was also great, and I loved these 2 together. They had amazing chemistry and it was so clear how they felt for each other.

I only had a couple of things that weren’t that great. For one, the romance starts very much as instalove, and while I did like the way it played out, I still wish they had gotten to know each other a little bit more, before the big feelings came into play.

Another small issue I had was with Beth’s family life. I wanted more details on what had happened between her and Rocco, I wanted to see even more of her bonding with her uncle and aunt, because I felt like they accepted her very easily without almost any questions, and I just needed a bit more, you know? Then there’s the matter of her missing parent, and how she’s so willing to accept it… even though I understood her reasons, I wanted her to be a bit more skeptical, but hey, she was a positive view of everything kind of girl, so I cannot really blame her.

Overall, I really really enjoyed this one, and I’m excited for the next couple of books. I love the group dynamics, and I just adore that Reed considers Mia and Tessa his BFFs, eheh. Can’t wait to read the next one…

All I Want (J. Daniels)

Luke Evans is a heartbreaker.
I didn’t want to give mine to him. Not when he kept me out.
He gave me enough, just enough to make me fall in love with him. I say this to convince myself.
But I know the truth.
I would’ve fallen in love with him at a distance.
Handing my heart over to Luke was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. I was naive when I wished for more, when I hoped he wanted the same things I did.
I try to hate him. I try to forget him.
But it’s not that easy.
Love is a ruthless bitch, and I’m her latest victim.

Tessa Kelly is a man-eater.
When she sets her sights on you, she doesn’t just consume your heart, she goes for your soul.
What we had was perfect, real, and all I would ever want.
But she destroyed it.
She destroyed us.
I try to hate her. I try to forget her.
But it’s not that easy.
Love is for people who have hope, and I have none.

I’ve started reading this series last month, and while I really enjoyed Where I Belong, I liked All I Want even more.

I liked the writing a lot better in this book, I felt this book was a lot more balanced than the first one. The premise was also great! We have Tessa and Luke, who broke up during the course of the first book, but are clearly very much still in love with each other, but they’re both trying to fight their feelings for different reasons.

I loved both Tessa and Luke, and I understood their actions most of the time, though at a certain point there, I just wanted to smack Tessa on the head… come on girl! But I loved how determined and strong she was, and I loved how deeply Luke loved, even if he didn’t know how to express his feelings correctly.

I also really liked the plot, and the reasons behind what happens. Luke and Tessa were perfect for each other, it’s really hard for me to even try to imagine them with anyone else but each other. So, J. Daniels did a great job writing these 2 characters 🙂 .

I’m really enjoying this series, and I’ll sure keep reading it.

Have you read it? What are your thoughts on Luke and Tessa’s story?

Where I Belong (J. Daniels)

2017 NEW ADULT READING CHALLENGE | New to me author

When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there’s only one thing keeping her on edge. One person that she’d do anything to avoid.

Benjamin Kelly. World’s biggest dickhead.

Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire to ever see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly hands it over to the one guy that excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process.

Always get the name of the guy you’re going home with.

Ben can’t get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he’ll never see her again. Until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister.

Mia is determined to hate Ben, even though she can’t forget him.

Ben is determined to prove he’s not the same guy he used to be.

What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can’t imagine being without?

This series was recommended to me by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse, and I’m glad she did, because this was such a fun book, and I’ll definitly read more from this author.

The premise of this book is hilarious and it was done well, though I felt like it sometimes moved a tiny bit too fast. The same with the writing, it was fun and fast and hilarious, but sometimes it took a turn into “too much”, you know? I still loved it and laughed my ass off with it.

Mia and Ben were good characters, though I felt like I didn’t actually get to know them on their own. I did like them a lot together, and they definitly had great chemistry. Also, this book had one of my favorite tropes ever in romance, so YAY! Bonus points for that!!!

I’m gonna keep this review short, because I honestly don’t have anything else to say, eheh, but I do recommend this book. It’s a good story, told in a fun way. It definitly put a smile on my face 🙂 .