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Published by Samhain Publishing on July 7th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Once you figure out what you want, it’s impossible to ignore what you need.Portland Rebels, Book 2Jamie Matthews is stuck in a rut. After hitting a wall with her dream career, she’s back in her hometown, living a life as monotonous as swimming laps in the neighborhood pool.Being surrounded by her perfect brothers is a painful reminder of her failure to launch. The last bonfire of the summer is an ideal way to let off steam, especially when she runs into Dean Trescott, the playboy friend she had one hot-as-hell night with back in high school.Since the day Dean met Jamie, he’s loved her beauty, talent, and smile that lit up the whole damn block. But dating isn’t an option. She has a bright future ahead of her, and he refuses to chain her to his—helping run the family business that’s barely staying afloat.A “what-happens-in-Vegas” weekend was supposed to get their craving for each other out of their systems. But neither counted on the past repeating itself, drawing them together in even hotter and dirtier ways and dangling the possibility they might both be able to get exactly what they need...Warning: A friends-to-lovers twice over story that contains some hot ’n’ heavy kissing in the waves, hair pulling, and a man who knows how to use his hands. It may also feature a few practical jokes—only the fun kind, of course.
Rebecca Grace Allen is a tremendous new voice in contemporary romance. I really enjoyed her first book, The Duality Principle, and she didn’t let me down with her new story, The Hierarchy of Needs.
First of all, I love a friends-to-lovers story. And at its core, that’s what this book is. But she expands on this trope we all love so much, and gives us something more. Something great, to be quite honest. She writes witty banter, all exchanged between intelligent characters. And who doesn’t love a little kink in the mix? *looks around* I see none of you raising your hand.
Because if you’re like me, and I’m guessing you are, you love a little dirty.
Or a lot.
And she absolutely delivers on that front.
I really loved our heroine, Jamie. Super smart and funny. I found her absolutely relatable in so many ways. And while she has some insecurities, they don’t take over her whole character. I really loved that. In fact, Jamie is the character who constantly surprised me with her courage and her willingness to open up and put her heart out there.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVED THAT!
And the hero, Dean… Let me just tell you. Damn. He’s exactly what you want in a contemporary romance hero. Unf.
“I know what flips your switch, Jamie, and I’m going to trip it over and over again. I’m going to find all those spots I found years ago, and watch you shiver when I touch them. Kiss them. Lick them. I’m going to make you come so hard you forget your own goddamn name…I can’t wait to taste you. To fuck you.”
I mean, damn.
Sweet baby Jesus.
Are you kidding me?
I’ll take a hero like him any day of the week. And the chemistry he has with Jamie is off the freaking charts.
I enjoyed this book from cover to cover. If you’re looking for something sweet, with a whole lot of sexy, and just a touch of angst thrown in, The Hierarchy of Needs is the book for you! Also, just because I realize some of you need to know, the end of this book was fabulous. I love a HEA that isn’t traditional, but still leaves me feeling all warm and fuzzy.
Rebecca Grace Allen’s sophomore offering was exceptional.
And I freaking loved it.
Also check out book one in this companion series The Duality Principle