{ARC Review} Need You by Stacy Finz @sfinz @KensingtonBooks ‏

July 24, 2017 Adult, Reviews 0 ★★★

{ARC Review} Need You by Stacy Finz @sfinz @KensingtonBooks ‏Need You by Stacy Finz
Pages: 320
Published by Zebra Shout on July 25, 2017
Series: The Garner Brothers #1
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher

"Well paced, well-written, a romantic delight." -Lori Wilde, New York Times bestsellig authorThe Garner brothers are poster boys for the ski resort town of Glory Junction, California. But as much as they love outdoor thrills, they know how to create indoor thrills, too . . .

Colt Garner thrives on adrenaline. As Glory Junction's police chief and the co-owner of Garner Adventure, he knows where to find danger and excitement. Unfortunately his new neighbor, fussy, transplanted city girl Delaney Scott, is anything but a thrill, even if she is as gorgeously curved as a killer ski slope. They have nothing in common but a shared driveway they're arguing over . . . and a mutual attraction neither of them can fight.

Starting over was not in designer Delaney's plans. But now that her rotten ex has walked away with the rights to her brand, she needs to reinvent herself, and fast. It's not easy with bold, brash Colt next door, too handsome for his own good, and, she's sure, too unreliable for hers. But as small town life throws them together again and again, Colt and Delaney find that simple romance may be the most exhilarating gamble of all . . .

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
NA Review My Thoughts

Need You by Stacy Finz is the first book in the Garner Brothers series. The Garner Brothers series will be a series of interconnected standalone romances, set in a small mountain town on the west coast. I enjoyed Need You by Stacy Finz. I thought it was an enjoyable story and I loved getting to know the people in the town. I think this is a series I will look forward to continuing. In the end, this book didn’t blow me away, but it was a good read.

Here is what I liked about Need You:

I loved the small town setting. I thought the town sounded beautiful. I loved that it was surrounded by mountains and lakes. And I really love that in a small town book you really get to know a wide group of secondary characters. Especially when the series is going to be set up to be a group of interconnected standalones. Now all of the secondary characters can really come to life throughout the books. I will continue to read for this fact alone. I loved so many of the residents.

I also really like the Garner brothers. This book was the story of Colt and Delaney, but I can’t wait to read TJ and Wes’ story as well.

I liked the romance. Colt and Delaney have a great bickering relationship right from the very start. I found both of them to be hilarious together. They are neighbors, and watching them go from hate to annoyance to something more was a lot of fun.

Here is what I didn’t love about Need You: 

Need You started out very strong for me. I was digging everything about the book, but then it started to get a little boring. I can’t really pinpoint why but at the 60% mark my reading had slowed down a lot and by the 75% mark I was really forcing myself to push through. I still liked the characters, I still liked the romance, but something wasn’t clicking as much as it was at the start of the book. I liked the ending of the story and overall, I did enjoy Need You. It just fizzled out a bit for me at the end.

Bottom Line: 

Need You is a cute read that sets up the stage for what seems to be a great series set in a small town. Even though the book fizzled out for me near the end, I still enjoyed this one and I am interested in reading the next Garner Brother’s story. Need You comes out tomorrow so be sure to check this one out if you love small town romances.

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About Stacy Finz

Stacy Finz is an award-winning former newspaper reporter. After more than twenty years covering notorious serial killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical foodies, aging rock stars and weird Western towns, she figured she finally had enough material to launch a career writing fiction. She is the author of the Nugget Romance series (Kensington/Lyrical Press) about a small mountain town that has a strange way of giving people unexpected reasons to start over–and find the most irresistible chances to fall in love. Look for her Garner Brothers series (Zebra) in 2017.

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