The Hierarchy of Needs
Rebecca Grace Allen
Series: The Portland Rebels #2
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: July 7th 2015
Genre/s: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Fiction
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Reviewed For: Xpresso Book Tours
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.
A short and sweet friends to lovers novel, the novel was easy to get into and I read it as a standalone without prior knowledge of the previous book in the series. My only stipulation is that I wish that the novel could have been a tad longer, I was kind of sad to see it come to an end when it did.
Jamie was very easy to like. In fact I found that I related to her in a lot of ways, and I totally understood her frustrations with Dean’s hot and cold behavior. Dean, god how many times I wanted to throw the book down at his stupidity. If only I could have reached inside the book and knocked some sense into his thick skull a little sooner.
A very quick and enjoyable novel. Perfect for someone looking for a sweet little romance to read on a rainy day.
My Rating: 4/5
First Prize: A E-copy of The Hierarchy of Needs, a signed paperback copy of The Duality Principle, Portland Rebels swag, and a $10 Amazon Gift Card
Second Prize: A E-copy of The Hierarchy of Needs, Portland Rebels swag and a $5 Amazon Gift Card
Third Prize: A E-copy of The Hierarchy of Needs and Portland Rebels swag
About The Author
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.About the Author