A. MUST. READ… Need by KI Lynn and N. Isabelle Blanco

March 30, 2015 Reviews 4

A. MUST. READ… Need by KI Lynn and N. Isabelle Blanco


KI Lynn, N. Isabelle Blanco

Series: Need, #1

Published on March 3, 2015

Genres: Erotic Romance, New Adult
Sometimes love happens at first sight, even when you’re at an age where you can’t comprehend what it means.

It was just a crush. They were only kids, after all. But what happens when that feeling never goes away?

Brayden and Kira have been neighbors for years, and best friends since they met. They have a connection that is evident to many, and it’s haunted them their whole lives.

Teenage hormones rage, turning their friendship into something neither can handle. The attraction is carnal, all-consuming, and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before Brayden loses control.

Everything slams to a halt when their single parents decide to get remarried . . . to each other. Bad decisions and broken friendships make living across the hall from the one person you want above all difficult. Luckily for Brayden, it’s only for a few months before he’s off to college in another state, leaving Kira to face high school alone.

Brayden tries to stay away, to forget her, but it’s an impossible task he fails at time and time again. Kira is morphing from a sexy teenager to an irresistible woman, one that knows what she wants and seems hell-bent on getting it.

As Kira’s eighteenth birthday approaches, Brayden has a decision to make. Does he keep running away from the thing he wants the most or does he run toward it?

Is it possible to ever be happy without the one person you need?


"I'm Brayden, baby. The man you've been dreaming about your whole life. And I'm about to fucking show you why."

Part 1 of a 2 part series.
New Adult Addiction New Adult Addiction New Adult Addiction

Kristi’s Review:

I don’t even know  how I can adequately put my thoughts into words that would remotely come close to telling you how much I freaking LOVED this book. Love—is an understatement. I devoured this book. I want to reread this book, already. I want each and every romance person out there to read this book. Brayden is such a dirty talker…and I loved every word.

I heard a lot about this book from my book friends. So I one-clicked when it released. I’m digging the taboo reads lately, and if you follow this blog or our Facebook page, or know me from Shrike Bikes, you know I’m a fan of the step-brother trend in books. This is by far MY FAVORITE step-brother read to date. It’s a top read so far this year. It’s a top NA read, ever. So why did I wait to read this book? Well, it’s part of a series. I have a rule of sorts; I ONLY ever read series once they’re complete. I’m not a patient person, despite my “real” job. I hate waiting. But my good friend Michelle urged me to read it, so I broke my own rule and downloaded it a few days ago. BEST. DECISION. THIS. MONTH.

Need is a book about wants and needs. Need is about a first, true love that cannot exist in reality, there would be severe consequences and repercussions if these two act on their feelings.

Need begins with setting the tone of the book through the childhood friendships and emotions of our main characters. It prepares the reader for how these feelings come to exist,  and are incredibly real. The reader experiences these tormenting and confusing thoughts along with the characters. Through time, no matter the ages or age difference between Kira and Brayden, these feelings strengthen and their desires become wants, which only lead to needs. And as we all know, needs are hard to ignore. Needs are hard to live without. When both admit their true feelings, a sense of hope begins for these characters— only to be ripped away by forces neither can control. I enjoyed everything about Need.

This book is filled with lots of angst. I loved every word.

He’s my stepbrother. I know this. We can never be together. Not as boyfriend and girlfriend. But does that mean I can’t have him? Ever? Not once? At least to sate the curiosity and need? 

The inner thoughts and dialogue only strengthen my connection to these characters and made me ache for them as much as love them! Their thoughts and emotions jumped off the pages and made me feel their desperation and heartache.

They say hating someone is like a poison in your system. Not true. Self-loathing is the true poison. You can escape the sight of someone you despise. There’s no escaping yourself.

The desire these two characters feel for each other is ridiculously hot! The interactions between Brayden and Kira made my panties wet. I found myself unable to breathe in total anticipation and angst whenever these two were interacting.

I need inside her. I need to come inside her. I need to feel her hot, wet pussy around me, squeezing me.

So. HOT. Brayden is one hot character. He’s earned his top spot on my New Adult book boyfriend list. He’s gorgeous, his body resembles a Greek god, he’s funny and witty, he’s controlling, and he’s a dirty talker and thinker.

Licking my lips, I imagine my fist wrapped around her hair, using the hold to my advantage. I can almost imagine the exact feel of her silky, wet cunt sucking on my length, the utter bliss. I’m going to finally have her, all that sweet skin bared for my tongue.

Yeah, I realized I highlighted so much of this book, it was hard to narrow down what I was going to share. There’s plenty more highlights, but for the sake of the length of my review, I only selected a few.

If you like erotic books, one-click.

If you like taboo, forbidden stories, one-click. If you like strong, alpha males, one-click.

If you like tempting leading ladies, one-click.

I loved this story, and the cliff isn’t too bad. I mean, I’m DYING for book 2. I’m plotting HOW I can beg, borrow and steal for an ARC, but I’m SO GLAD I READ THIS and I urge you to pick it up. Warning, there is a teaser excerpt from Take, book 2… and it’s really freaking hot. It got me all hot and bothered and I nearly broke my iPad out of frustration, but it does tease you to want the sequel. Read it at your own risk.

Side note: When I read and enjoy a book as much as I did this one, I tend to channel my inner stalker, I mean fan-girl self. I may, or may not, have friended BOTH authors on Facebook by introducing myself as their new BFFs<—totally true, I have a fantasy where KI and Kristi have a date eating chocolate covered strawberries while braiding each other’s hair. #truth… I may, or may not, have declared my love for them by opening up and sharing personal stories about the many shenanigans that happened to me while I read their words (one word: hitachi). I may, or may not, have crossed off Kira’s name and replaced it with Kristi. I mean, a girl can dream, right? By the way, I call dibs on Brayden. I WILL cougar all over him.

For F@*k’s sake, just read it! Then share with me your thoughts!

***This is an erotic read! While it’s New Adult, it’s extremely mature!!!! and I loved every word!***


About KI Lynn


K.I. Lynn spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.

Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.

About N. Isabelle Blanco

N Isabelle Blanco

N. Isabelle Blanco was born in Queens, NY (USA). At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life.

N. Isabelle Blanco spends her days working as an author, web programmer, marketer, and graphic designer. That is when she isn’t handling her “spawn”, as she calls her son, and brainstorming with him about his future career as a comic book illustrator.


4 Responses to “A. MUST. READ… Need by KI Lynn and N. Isabelle Blanco”

  1. Patricia Maia

    I LOVED this book! I was completely in awe and anguished, I couldn’t think about anything in the next few days!
    I’m so glad I’m not the only one :)
    Cant wait for #2… love Brayden and his filthy mouth! lol

  2. Melissa Jones

    I immediately added Need to my TBR/wishlist after reading your review! This sounds like an amazingly HOT book! Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Kristi

      Please read!!! Then come back and we can discuss everything Brayden. Hope you love as much as I did!

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