- File Size: 1036 KB
- Print Length: 264 pages
- Publisher: Swerve (June 27, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 27, 2017
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XC6J8H7
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,678 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Raw Need (Larson Brothers) Kindle Edition
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Very quickly, the reader is clued into the fact that Rowan’s husband was killed during a scheduled fight with fellow MMA fighter, Mike Larson. On the heels of her husband’s untimely death, Rowan discovers that she is pregnant. As part of his resolve to make things right with Rowan and her deceased husband’s family, Mike arranged for Rowan to meet her rock star idol, who just so happens to be his brother Zane. During their first encounter, Zane became enamored with Rowan, and a long-distance friendship ensued. Now, as “Raw Need” begins, it’s been four months since her husband’s death, and Zane convinces Rowan to go out on an official date with him. And, so... the drama begins…
The sinfully sexy and ultra-charming Zane Larson, quickly ramps up his endeavors, pursuing Rowan fast and hard. Naturally, Rowan is reluctant to give her heart (and body) so quickly after her devastating loss. Pregnancy notwithstanding, complicating matters even further, is her over-bearing and controlling mother-in-law and disapproving sister-in-law, Savannah. For the life of me, I haven’t a clue as to why Zane is so “head-over-heels” for Rowan. While the private details of their initial time together was never revealed, I’m going to assume that their connection was simply off-the-charts. Because it’s quite apparent, that ever since their first encounter, Zane hasn’t been able to get Rowan out of his head (and possibly, even his heart).
Rowan, however, struggles with her feelings for the man behind the music. For years, Zane has been her idol, forging a deep connection with his music. And more recently, Zane’s music has become a source of comfort during her darkest hours. Separating the man from his “rock star persona” proves to be difficult, and with a baby on the way, Rowan must consider her child’s needs before her own. While I understood Rowan’s concerns, I found her constant wavering frustrating. And when it came to the bullying tactics from her family, Rowan was too much of a push-over for my liking. Yet, despite it all that, Zane and Rowan’s chemistry sizzled, and I wanted nothing more than for this most unlikely couple to find their HEA.
Without question, Zane Larson is the very epitome of a rock star heart throb--but with a healthy side of romance to boot! So, when it comes to book boyfriends, who could possibly ask for anything more? Based on the first two books in this series, it seems that at least two of the Larson brothers have a special talent for charming their leading ladies. One can only wonder if the youngest Larson brother, Damien, might just exceed his brothers’ examples, and end up putting both Mike and Zane to shame. Personally, I can’t wait to find out.
Raw Need is the highly anticipated second installment in Cherrie Lynn's Larson Brothers series. In Raw Deal, we were briefly introduced to Rowan Dugas, the heartbroken widow of MMA fighter, Tommy Dugas, and Zane Larson, the rock star brother of the fighter who blamed himself for the crushing blow that killed his opponent. After Zane is commissioned with cheering up Rowan in the wake of her husband's death, the two forge an unlikely friendship born from a horrific tragedy and a messy but perfectly heart wrenching romance evolves.
Rowan's grief and her inner turmoil is a palpable entity in this story. I felt her conflict, her loss, her need to hold on to what was warring with her guilt over moving on to what could be. I felt her frustration, her longing, her sadness, her obligation, her guilt. I just GOT her. Connecting with a character in that way thoroughly invested me in this story. I was frustrated for her, angry for her, heartbroken for her, for how trapped she felt in this impossible situation, stuck between the memory of her dead husband and the new feelings she's discovering for a rock star that could set her free.
I was worried I might not love this book as much as I loved Savannah and Mike's story in Raw Deal. But I did. I so so so did. I may even go so far as to say that I loved it even more. With that said, I did feel that the second half of this book didn't feel as seamless as the first. I couldn't quite keep up with what was going wrong between these characters toward the end and I felt the story lost a bit of its momentum. But I loved this book as a whole. Raw Need is full of emotion and intense, complicated drama. This widowed expectant mother trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life with the help of a superstar musician is full of angst and turmoil all by itself. The rock star element, the sensual, thrilling layer of fame and celebrity adds intoxicating depth to an already addictive storyline. There's so much happening in this book... Familial drama, heartache, steamy sex, the angsty kind of conflict that comes along with any good rock star romance, and a pregnancy that makes a tenuous situation feel painfully impossible. As far as Cherrie Lynn novels go, this will certainly go down as one of the most emotional and one of the most unforgettable. Despite the minor flaws toward the end, I loved this book hard and I'm so looking forward to whatever Cherrie Lynn has in store for the next Larson brother.
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Zane Larson is at the peak of his career as the lead singer of a world famous rock band.Read more
The author's earlier novels were better: believable and interesting characters.