Blog Tour + Book Review: What I Need by J.Daniels

March 9, 2017

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From New York Times bestselling author, J. Daniels, comes a sexy new STANDALONE novel. Riley Tennyson has made a huge mistake. At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself. Showing up to her brother’s wedding pissed off and newly single, Riley seeks comfort in solitude and an open bar, until the gorgeous and irresistibly charming CJ Tully makes her a better offer―a wild night with the master of smooth-talking where nothing is off limits. Riley does what any single woman would do, and a connection is made. One neither one of them can ignore. But when she comes home to the boyfriend she no longer thought she had, Riley buries her secret and begs CJ to do the same. Forget about each other. It was a mistake. That’s all it was… right? Desires are hidden. Distance is kept. Until one night CJ makes the ultimate sacrifice, and Riley can no longer avoid the man she can’t stop thinking about. Not with him sleeping down the hall…    


⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 Stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I’ve been obsessed with this series for a very long time so like everyone else, I was anxiously awaiting CJ’s book. I mean who doesn’t love a hot talking, swoon worthy cop? I your answer is no, then you need to have your rights be read to you ASAP! 

Being a part of your brother’s wedding and knowing that he’s found the one should’ve been one of the happiest moments for Riley Tennyson but instead she’s a fuming mess because her boyfriend decided to be a world class a**hole the weekend of the wedding leaving Riley livid. Getting paired with a partner, Riley wasn’t expecting to have an instant friendship with CJ but with a guy like him, how could you not? When their hookup goes wrong the morning after due to an error from Riley, she decides that they should remain friends. But that’s easier said than done. Especially when CJ brings out his Southern charm.

“Lovers who fell in love being friends. Friends who always wanted more. 

Don’t screw your best friend’s little sister. That was the chant going on inside of CJ Tully’s head over and over again. But one look at Riley and he knew that the chant he kept reciting to himself was not going to work when he had those big blue eyes staring up at him. Wanting just more than a weekend hookup, CJ decides to throw caution to the wind and let Riley know exactly how he feels about her in that moment. I was swooning so hard over that conversation that I felt giddy but you know what happened? Time. Time happened! And timing is a first class bitch! 

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Having no choice but to be friends, Riley and CJ embarked on a friendship filled with unspoken meaning, laughter, and longing for each other. Was it in their best interest to do that? Prob6not. But with a girl like Riley, CJ knew she was one of a kind and if it’s a friendship she wants, then it’s a friendship she’s going to get. But temptation can only last so long until you decide to forgo everything and finally give in. And boy oh boy did they give in!! 
“ I’m gonna be honest with you babe,.. if I ever get to the point of getting enough of your mouth, I got a serious problem and most likely need medical attention. 

I really enjoyed this one a lot and I found myself smiling like I needed to be in a mental institution but ask me if gave a damn? Nope. Riley and CJ’s connection felt genuine and passionate that you couldn’t help but root for them and their love story. I did have a few issues with the overuse words of CJ’s term of endearment and I did want to smack Riley a few times because home girl was tripping. But I loved the fact that they didn’t add unnecessary drama to the mix and their intentions were always upfront with each other. 

This will continue to be one of my favorite series and I can’t wait for Jake’s story because that’s one messed up dude and I’m going to love it! If you haven’t read this series yet, you really need too. These Bama Boys will make you go Southern and never come back. 

Tell me a secret,” she whispers.I close my eyes.I want this so fucking bad, I don't say.
Holee-sh*t! This book! Ahhh!This is one of the reasons why I am so in love with J.Daniels' works. It's like heaven here on earth. Doesn't matter if there's no angst, no heart gripping scenes, what's important is the fact that I get to enjoy the book, no boring moments, just legit and pure fun, swoony moments and scorching scenes that made my heart leaped in utter bliss. 

And What I Need? Gah! I enjoyed every moment I had with the book. First pages in and I know I was in for a great treat. That treat comes from the man I never thought I would love not because he's an alpha with all the seriousness in the world, but an alpha so sweet, unselfish, determined, knows how to treat a woman with gentleness and respect, that on top of how big a man he is. Ahh..another reason why I love J. Daniels, her and her Bama boys. That Southern gentleman trait just got through me. He might not have the 9-inch dick Ben has, but he's got heart bigger than Texas. CJ Tully is the shit! I can't even with this man. He ruined me with his Tully Train! That and his Darlin' and come here. Three words, so simple yet held so much emotions. I was a goner and I declare this, I want this man to be real. As I said he's the shit! I am so glad he's paired up with Riley, which really at first made me want to smack. Don't get me wrong, because once you get to know her, you'll definitely love her just as much as I did. With her quirky and funny with innocent-ish nature, no wonder our Bama officer falls for her hard. Don't get me started with their chemistry because my God, it was oozing with all the hotness there is, it sizzles as if it's seeping through the pages of the book. The moment I read their interaction, damn! I needed a shower! It was so hot and there wasn't fucking involved yet. Now you have an idea when they do the act, it was not just scorching. It was WOW!

"You can forget about me in that way all you want, or you can try and convince yourself that's what you're doing but I'm telling you now, Riley, I am not forgetting you. I got a taste of something I want more of and a taste like that, babe, there's no forgetting."
Now, do you want me to tell you secret? I am CJ's Darlin'. And I'm sure once you get to read this book you too would love to be his darlin'. J.Daniels once again delievered this story everybody will love. I don't know how she did it, but when I read her works, it's impossible not to fall in love. I'm not just talking about her characters but with her writing as well. It engages me, entertained me and hooked me. It is just perfectly blended. I know it's a given considering how talented she is. But every releases,she never ceases to amaze me. Every time, she made me want to crawl her mind so I will know what she's in store for us next. Because, CJ and Riley's story? It's brilliantly written. It did not just aim to please, but it was delivered to entertain and to feel love. What CJ did to Riley is a true definition of an alpla gentleman everbody fantasizes. God, it was all sweet and swoony and really I fall in love over and over again. Much more because, as I write this review, I have read this book not just once but 4 times. And each time, I fall in love with CJ and Riley's story and never did I got bored. In fact, I'm still exited. That and the Bama gang whom I get to get glimpses in. Ahh it's just so refreshing to have all these characters we fall in love from the start of this series.

I highly recommend this book. Prepare yourself now to ride the Tully train. It was the sweetest story coupled with hilarity and heat. You will not regret I promise. This is the perfect addition to the series. J.Daniels NAILED IT!

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J.Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series, the Alabama Summer series, and the Dirty Deeds series. She would rather bake than cook, she listens to music entirely too loud, and loves writing stories her children will never read. Her husband and children are her greatest loves, with cupcakes coming in at a close second. J grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family. Sign up to receive her newsletter and get special offers and exclusive release info:

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