Review: I Just Need You by J. Nathan
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Grey's Promotions.
There's something about J. Nathan's writing that's had me hooked from the moment I first read her debut release years ago. Since then, I've devoured every single book she's published and for good reason. This author knows how to weave the sort of story that doesn't over-complicate or add on too many layers to it. I Just Need You is her latest standalone, and this time around, she's added a bit of suspense and action to her familiar territory of college romance, and she's done quite a mighty fine job, if I do say so myself.
Twenty-one-year-old Kresley Hastings knows that having security is a necessary thing in her life, but could anyone really blame her for wanting a bit of freedom and independence? She may have gotten that when she chose to study abroad, but when a kidnapping attempt leads to her bodyguard getting shot, returning to California was a must. That wouldn't be such a terrible thing, but now she's stuck with her new close-in security. Twenty-five-year-old Tristan Stone is nothing like her last bodyguard. He's surly and bossy and looks at her in disapproval. But then, Tristan is there to keep Kresley safe and secure. He's merely her bodyguard, not her friend...and certainly not her boyfriend.
This was such a good read, one that had me eager to see how the main characters would stop long enough to realize that all the time they were ushing each other's buttons, there was this undeniable pull between them. J. Nathan blended all the elements of her story and had two interesting and endearing characters at the helm of it all and came up with a book that had and held my attention from start to finish. There's certainly nothing easy about Kresley and Tristan's path towards their happily-ever-after, but it made for some truly fantastic reading entertainment all throughout. I'm giving I Just Need You five stars.
Release Date: 25 October 2020
Date Read: 25 October 2020
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