Review: Need You Tonight by Roni Loren

17798500Need You Tonight
(Loving on the Edge, #5)
By: Roni Loren
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Genre: Erotica

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From foster kid to trophy wife, Tessa McAllen is about to reinvent herself all over again—and defy every insult her cheating ex-husband ever used against her: Selfish? She’s championing a charity. Stupid? She’s getting her degree.

Boring in bed?

Kade Vandergriff can help her with that one. When they encounter each other at a singles event held at one of his restaurants, Tessa blurts out that kink is for girls who try too hard, and Kade instantly wants to show this sassy stranger how thrilling a night under his command can be…but when he learns her name, the game changes for both of them.

In high school, Tessa was the popular girl who stuttering, awkward Kade fell for. But she chose another. Now, as she eagerly learns lesson after lesson, he’s going to make sure she never forgets him again.


1thoughtsKade and Tessa has a history together. Back in high school Kade was Tessa’s tutor as well as her boyfriend/ex-husbands butt of all jokes. He was not popular by a long shot and in no way looks like the man he is today. The two of them fell for each other but Tessa still wound up choosing her boyfriend/ex-husband over him. Fast forward to adulthood and you have two people who have unfinished business.

Kade’s been staring in other couples threesomes, so I was happy to see him get his own story. Like all characters of Roni’s, Kade and Tessa have somethings to overcome. Tessa was mentally abused by her ex-husband for the entirety of their marriage. Kade’s ex-wife does everything she can from him seeing his daughter. As it is, he only has visitations with her a few hours a month. One common enemy for them however is Tessa’s ex-husband. Who of course rears his ugly head from time to time throughout the story.

I really wanted to love this story since I’ve enjoyed all the LotE books I’ve read but this one fell flat for me. I don’t know why but I just didn’t connect with the story or the characters. Maybe it was the fact that history was repeating itself. Tessa wanted to be with Kade, but didn’t want anything serious and didn’t want to be scene out in public with him. Kade was a sap who was wound around her finger the moment he met her. I just didn’t get that dominance from him as I’d saw from not only other Doms of the story but from him in previous books as well.

Even though this story didn’t work for me, I will definitely be keeping up with the series. I guess you can’t love em all.


1favequote“Baby, I know you’re not what se says you are. I’m the one chasing you down for another date, remember? If you were a gold digger, you’d be the worst one ever.”

Previous reviews from Loving on the Edge
Fall Into You
Melt Into You


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