Title: What She Needs
Author: Cris Anson
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Buy Link: Buy What She Needs Here!
Rating: You Want to Read
Reviewed by: Gabrielle
Older widow Delia Barnes is sporting a black eye when she greets fellow authors before an erotic romance convention, which she explains away by joking "I didn't say 'Yes Master' quick enough." Sitting at the bar, burned-out ad executive and former Dom Kurt Reinhardt overhears the remark-and interrupts to suggest maybe she needs "a new Master".
Urged by her friends to accept the younger man's invitation to learn some D/s basics-hey, an author needs to do her research, right?-Delia joins him to get first-hand experience at being submissive, starting with removing her panties in a corner booth. Later, she learns more than she bargained for when she spends a weekend at Kurt's home…with his eager business partner added to the mix.
But an innocent misstep brings Delia's world crashing down around her. Can she trust Kurt with her heart…and her life?
Romance writer Delia Barnes makes a casual off handed remark about having a master at a bar one night only to be corrected by Kurt Reinhardt. Could Kurt be the dominant man she needs to help her with her writing or could he be more?
This story was a good read about love and trust. I enjoyed seeing Delia reach deep inside her and find her courage. She is a feisty woman who stands on her own two feet but is willing to let her guard down to see where the attraction between her and Kurt leads. Kurt is a strong man who is nursing a broken heart. When he meets Delia we see him open his heart once again. Watching the two develop and iron out their relationship was a nice read. As the sparks fly and Delia gets to explore many different things the bond grows between them but a grave mistake may end the relationship before it is even begun. I loved the way Kurt proves to Delia that she can trust him once again. Kurt shows just how much love for her that he has making this a hot read.
What she Needs is a well-written book about finding love and trust when you least expect it. Keeping you entertained until the end this is a book that many will enjoy.