If you're looking for something sexy and attention capturing on vacation or to relax right before bed, check out this book! I loved it!
The Hierarchy of Needs by Rebecca Grace Allen
Published by: Samhain Publishing
Publication date: July 7th 2015
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Jamie 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.
★★★★ 1/2 stars
I love the title of this book. In fact the titles for this series so far have been amazing. You've got The Duality Principle and The Hierarchy of Needs. For a nerd like me, that's like music to my ears. Not only are the titles smart, but so are the characters. The stories are real and likable as well. Plus they can be read as standalone books. I think by far though, my most favorite thing about this book was how it grabbed my attention.
I loved falling into this story. Jamie and Dean have amazing chemistry. They're very close friends who've been fighting their attraction to each other for years for various reasons. Things come to a head when her brothers return home for a wedding. I really liked Jaime. I understood her fears but wished she had more self confidence. After all, she was talented, smart, funny, and beautiful. The same for Dean. I understood his frustration with what he thought was his lot in life. I also wished he would've had more confidence in himself. He was talented as well, in both the bedroom and out.
Like I said before the story was hot. I really found myself getting caught up in all of it, from Jamie and Dean making inroads towards doing something about how they felt with one another, or their weekend together, or even when they tried to figure out the changes they needed to make in their lives. Rebecca Grace Allen did a great job at capturing my attention and keeping it throughout the story. This book isn't very long but it has the feeling of a full length novel. I'm hoping the next book in the series will be about Michael, Dean's other best friend, and Jaime's new sister-in-law's sister, Krissy. Either way, I'm really looking forward to seeing what Rebecca Grace Allen writes next!
*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*
Rebecca Grace holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, which seemed like a good idea at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish.