What I Need (Alabama Summer Series #5)

What I Need (Alabama Summer Series #5)

by J. Daniels

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Overview

From New York Times bestselling author, J. Daniels, comes a sexy new STANDALONE novel.

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…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682304655
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Publication date: 03/05/2017
Series: Alabama Summer Series , #5
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family. She loves curling up with a good book, drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee, and writing stories her children will never read.

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What I Need 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the plot characters especially Riley and Cj since theyre the main ones. One thing i didnnt understand was the marriage thing and why she thinks she made a mistake. Atleast i gave it the four stars it deserves.
sircle More than 1 year ago
Read it. Just do it. Incredible story, characters, humor...the list goes on. I really have nothing more to say but buy this book and set aside several hours to enjoy this ride. I couldn't help but smile while reading! Thank you for this fantastic book and I will definitely be checking out more books by this author.
Lisa-LostInLiterature More than 1 year ago
I have to start off by admitting that I haven't read any of the other books in this series. Since these are companion novels, this one could be read as standalone... and when I was sent a copy of WHAT I NEED by J. Daniels, I immediately dove into it headfirst. At this point I can definitely say that I WILL be going back and reading the other books in this series now. I'm dying to get to know these Bama Boys on a deeper level! "I'm lost. So far gone to this kiss. I'm not thinking about anything besides his soft mouth and his rough hands and the scratch of his beard as it burns my skin and hopefully leaves evidence of tonight. Whatever happens, I want to remember this." CJ Tully. *sigh* He's my ideal book boyfriend. Assertive, mature, self-confident, and decisive. He knows exactly what we wants. Perhaps it's because he's in his thirties, so much more mature than other guys we read about in their early twenties. But I just loved his go-get-her attitude! He knew what he wanted, and he went for it. Major props to my man, CJ Tully!! “Do you feel how good we got it?” “I feel it.” “It’ll never be less than this, darlin’. Never.” The chemistry between Riley and CJ was intense. I really enjoyed these two together and was routing for their happily ever after the whole story. Yes, Riley's ex-boyfriend was pretty horrific and a total asshat... but even putting him aside, I just loved the adorable connection Riley and CJ had together. How playful, silly and fun they were, and how you could just tell they really enjoyed spending every minute together, regardless of what they were actually doing. Basically, they didn't just have a romantic connection... they were wonderful friends as well. Connection perfection! I'll just end this by saying this is a must-read for romance fans!! J. Daniels is one of my faves for a reason. Her stories are never too-good-to-be-true to the point they're unbelievable, but instead swoony, romantic, and always on the realistic side of the spectrum. The perfect romantic comedies. Whenever I'm not sure what to read next, I go to J. Daniels. Add this one to your TBRs, guys!! Now, the most important question... Who wants to ride the Tully Train!?!?! (Thanks to J. Daniels for the review copy!)
EmdeeNYC More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! I had read the other books in the Alabama series, so I was eagerly awaiting this book's release. It was definitely worth the wait! CJ and Reilly's is a sweet and sexy story that had a hard time putting down. You don't have to have read the other books in the series to read this one, but I still recommend them. J. Daniels is one of my favorite romance writers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each one I read becomes my new favorite! I can't wait to read about Jake!
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
Riley and CJ start off with a bang, literally! But then he was friend zoned when she discovered that her ex wasn't really an ex. Riley bugged me a bit with the way she gave in so easily to her ex, but I expect her age and inexperience had something to do with it. CJ on the other hand is older, wiser and oh so patient with her. He agrees to be friends, but I loved that he never really gave up on her and flirted shamelessly. It was great that they actually became friends before becoming lovers again. If you're a fan of NA romance, you'll enjoy it. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
KrissysBookNook More than 1 year ago
As I looked back through my highlights and notes about this book I honestly thought I had highlighted more poetic and romantic quotes, but I hadn’t. I panicked for a second until I realized that my highlighted quotes were fine. They’re fine because they were perfect quotes and passages for this book. CJ and Riley’s story was sexy, wild, and romantic but most of all (to me any way) it was hilarious. From the moment they met at her brother’s wedding, the chemistry between CJ and Riley was explosive. (Like fireworks.) Riley is a super sweet, free spirit that’s been caged far too long by her awful ex boyfriend. Her ex was a grade-A-toolbag and he grated on my nerves from the very first scene of the book. What kind of a jerk gives a girl grief for going to her brother’s wedding?! Tully on the other hand is the bees knees. He’s a true southern gentlemen and treats ladies with utmost respect. His job as a police officer seems perfect for such a knight in shining armor. He’s a true hero and also one of the hottest book boyfriends I’ve ever read! “Why am I the only person at this table who didn’t know you were riding the Tully train?” This is the first book I’ve read from J. Daniels’s Alabama Summer series. I was worried about reading a book from a series without reading any of the prior books but the blurb does say it can be read as a standalone. The blurb was right and the author did a great job of explaining any backstory that we truly needed to know. I’m sure there were several cameos and snippits that readers of the entire series will get that those of us who haven’t read the series will miss, but I was able to enjoy this story regardless. I give What I Need 4.5 out of 5 Krissy’s Stars. I’m totally going to have to read the previous four books in this series! I’ll have to wait til’ I have time to grab myself a coconutty drink in honor of CJ and Riley and devour them all. Xo-K *I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
KrissysBookNook More than 1 year ago
As I looked back through my highlights and notes about this book I honestly thought I had highlighted more poetic and romantic quotes, but I hadn’t. I panicked for a second until I realized that my highlighted quotes were fine. They’re fine because they were perfect quotes and passages for this book. CJ and Riley’s story was sexy, wild, and romantic but most of all (to me any way) it was hilarious. From the moment they met at her brother’s wedding, the chemistry between CJ and Riley was explosive. (Like fireworks.) Riley is a super sweet, free spirit that’s been caged far too long by her awful ex boyfriend. Her ex was a grade-A-toolbag and he grated on my nerves from the very first scene of the book. What kind of a jerk gives a girl grief for going to her brother’s wedding?! Tully on the other hand is the bees knees. He’s a true southern gentlemen and treats ladies with utmost respect. His job as a police officer seems perfect for such a knight in shining armor. He’s a true hero and also one of the hottest book boyfriends I’ve ever read! “Why am I the only person at this table who didn’t know you were riding the Tully train?” This is the first book I’ve read from J. Daniels’s Alabama Summer series. I was worried about reading a book from a series without reading any of the prior books but the blurb does say it can be read as a standalone. The blurb was right and the author did a great job of explaining any backstory that we truly needed to know. I’m sure there were several cameos and snippits that readers of the entire series will get that those of us who haven’t read the series will miss, but I was able to enjoy this story regardless. I give What I Need 4.5 out of 5 Krissy’s Stars. I’m totally going to have to read the previous four books in this series! I’ll have to wait til’ I have time to grab myself a coconutty drink in honor of CJ and Riley and devour them all. Xo-K *I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
BookChick_1 More than 1 year ago
Riley Tennyson arrives at her brother’s wedding without a date. She has just broken up with her jealous, spiteful, live-in boyfriend before heading to the beach for the wedding. The night before the ceremony, she meets CJ Tully, her brother’s friend and a police officer from Ruxton, Alabama. She’s instantly attracted to the exceptionally well-built, smooth-talker. With just a little help from tequila, she and CJ spend a wild, passionate night together. The feelings they develop for each other are strong, but when she returns home, Riley learns that her boyfriend didn’t know they were broken up and wants to make their relationship work. Out of desperation, CJ agrees to be friends with Riley. After CJ is injured and Riley gets rid of her no-good boyfriend, she agrees to move in with CJ to take care of him during his recovery. These two are perfect for each other. Riley is the kind of woman you’d like to be friends with, while CJ would make any woman swoon. He could teach other men lessons on how to be a good man. In addition to being a genuinely good guy, he’s funny, easy to get along with, sexy as hell, and quite the protective alpha male. He’s a great combination of sweet and dirty, calling Riley his darlin’ in one breath and telling her all the dirty things he wants to do with her in the next. J Daniels, writes these characters in such a way that they seem like people you could know. She makes you feel what they feel and long for their happy ending. This book just made me happy. In addition to giving us CJ and Riley, Daniels gives us a look at the lives of our favorite heroes and heroines from the other books in the Alabama Summer series. If you haven’t yet read Where I Belong, All I Want, When I Fall, and Where We Belong, it’s okay (but get on that). What I Need can be read as a stand-alone. If you have read them, then you already know what to expect from J Daniels. Get your hands on this book asap. I’ll tell you a secret. You’ll fall in love with CJ Tully.
Theresa-Martin More than 1 year ago
CJ and Riley have been on my wish list for a while now, and it was certainly worth the wait! Police officer CJ Tully is all of my favorite things wrapped up in a hot as sin body. He’s that straight shooter, gentleman when warranted, dirty talking panty dropper, ride or die type of man, all while working out to some bass-thumpin’ Jay-Z. Sweet Jesus! Riley is the sweetest, kindest person, with a heart of gold. Her boyfriend’s a jerk, her brother Reed hates him, and Riley’s feeling kinda caught in the middle. After some stuff happens in the book I won’t tell you about, CJ and Riley are kind of thrown together. During this time, they learn so much about themselves, and each other as this story unfolds. This was such a beautiful story with lots of feels, and a whole lot of steamy scenes. You also get to catch up on the rest of the Bama gang, which is always great. Jessica always writes a great story, and you know you’ll get an HEA. It’s the ride she takes you on that’s a testament to her writing. I’ve read everything she’s written, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. What I Need is the 4th book in the Alabama Summer series. I voluntary reviewed an ARC of this book, and I give it 5 stars.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
How does one night of heartache lead to the daybreak of complications? One minute Riley is a lonely heart seeking a way to forget. The next instant she gives in to temptation and is left with morning after regret. From bad to worse to overwhelming Riley lands herself in a mess. Can she dig herself out and listen to fate before it becomes too late? What I Needed may have stemmed from a cliche but bloomed into something more. Be careful what we wish for ladies, because it's hard to guess what life has in store. Ms. Daniels took that saying to heart and ran with it. She delivered love, pain and the whole shebang.