- File Size: 822 KB
- Print Length: 375 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 29, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 29, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ANFCKW8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,810,943 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nate Allen, author of "A Change of Needs," leads us through a complex maze traveled by two opposing characters. Each has a set of needs, one to give and one to take and the opposition makes for an explosive tale.
Jake Arnett, a not-so-simple middle aged man comes from his own share of dysfunction. With an over-protective mother and a distant father, he grows up with conflicts that carry into adulthood. He's handsome, 40 something, secretly sensitive, self-assured and a bit of a bad boy, which he casually flaunts to the ladies. Divorced and a father of one son, Jake sets his sights on an unavailable woman who plays with his emotions. He wants what he can't have, and the very concept stirs him deeply.
Having one divorce behind her, Rae Anne Johnston is an attractive, earthy woman who now sits comfortably in her second marriage with stability, children and a serious case of boredom. With her needs and requirements carefully listed, she is more than ready for an indiscretion outside the boundaries of her marriage. She isn't expecting fireworks or commitment, just a playmate who will fit into her busy schedule and scratch her chronic itch.
But the best laid plans almost always go astray. Rae and Jake meet and they are both shocked at the deep connection and endless passion that sizzles between them. But for whatever reason, their affair is plagued by blatant indiscretions within their relationship. Their coupling itself is like an addictive drug and the need for possession and wicked mind games only makes it all that more challenging and enticing. Is it love or hate?
Nate Allen has a clever way of deciphering the male and female psyche, much like a narrator reading a "Dear Diary". Jake and Rae's affair and its off-shoots with third parties, fuel the story line with enough jealousy, rage, and revenge to make the reader dizzy. What starts as mundane and slightly beige escalates into a downhill race of who can hurt who the worst and all its ramifications.
"A Change of Needs" is a fascinating read for those who enjoy a psychological drama and a journey into a place that might seem forbidden but tempting.
Reviewed by Peggy La Vake for IndieReader
The writing style is definitely non-traditional. Complex ideologies are mixed with hot and heavy romance. Self reflection, mixed philosophies, and unique character depth definitely separate this from a typical story of lust and betrayal (although there are still plenty of both). I found myself on the edge of my seat for most of the read, and as a native southerner I appreciated Allen's colloquial nature, as well as his talent for pinpoint and colorful analogies.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to any adventurous reader. Allen really has a knack for intense romance, and I hope there will be more to come from him in the future. Well done!