Title: Need You Now
Series: Martha’s Way #2
Author: Mika Jolie
Author Website: http://mikajolie.com/
Publisher: My Happy Chaos Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Goodreads Synopsis: Elementary school teacher Liliana Serrano has never been one to let others determine her future. Whether it’s her pack of three overly protective brothers or her Puerto-Rican, American heritage, she stands on her own. Which is exactly how she entered her arrangement with Adam Aquilani. The hot formula one driver is aloof, detached and not interested in relationship. After a cheating fiancé, no strings attached sex was just what she needed.
Except one year later, they’re still hooking up and things aren’t so clear cut anymore. Especially when a surprise pregnancy enters the picture.
Adam is determined to marry Lily and raise their child as a family. But Lily refuses to settle for anything less than love.
As the two go on a journey of discovering, secrets are revealed, testing the strength of their connection. Can they learn not to give the past the power to define their future.
Plain and simple Author Mika Jolie knows how to write, she has an uncanny way of gripping your heart and pulling you into the pages of her books. It’s easy to get lost for hours upon the beautiful scenery, people and food that is so fantastically written that you never want for more detail.
Need You Now is a “molto appassionato” story featuring sassy and sexy teacher Liliana Serrano and formidable Formula One driver Adam Aquilani. Liliana aka Lily has had her heartbroken in the past, so for the last year she has buried herself between the sheets with passionate and gorgeous Adam. Lily’s character is a perfect mix of confident and vulnerable and at times these emotions mix but it’s so believable, I just wish I had a tenth of her sexual confidence. I would so conquer the world, well not really but im sure I would feel like I could. Once Lily finds out she’s carrying Adam’s baby it changes everything and suddenly a bedroom relationship isn’t enough.
Adam is where I feel thrown, I’ve personally never found the “pretty boy” type to be appealing but ill be damned if Mrs. Jolie didn’t write the sexiest pretty boy I’ve had the pleasure of reading. Adam is stylish and obviously beautiful but he’s the epitome of manly and there is no lack of testosterone when it comes to his character. Adam has been with Liliana for over a year and has had no desire to entertain any other female, but what does Adam really know about Liliana? He’s about to have a baby with a woman he barely knows and dating isn’t something that Adam does but he recognizes that Lily deserves a chance. Once he gets to know her will he really like what he’s found out and can he trust her with his past and who he really is? Adam is a very solid personality, a smidgen broody but mainly he’s very protective of his past which presents itself as stand offish but he more than makes up for it with his prowess in the bedroom.
The story primarily takes place in Martha’s Vineyard and includes a full cast of friends and family who only add to the experience of Liliana and Adam’s story of friendship, lust and maybe even love.
On a side note, at the end of each book there is usually a recipe for a yummy drink that is mentioned in the book. I mean,who doesn’t love a delicious drink, it’s just one more reason to love Mrs. Jolie and her attention to detail.