on October 27th 2015
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Paramedic Marcus Weston is losing it. The loveable larrikin of Jumbuck Springs is battling PTSD after a horrific incident during recent bushfires. He thought he had a handle on it but not even boozing, partying and wild women are helping this Casanova get outside his head anymore.
Psychologist Juanita Slattery is looking for a sexy distraction. The long, tall stranger in a pair of Wranglers with his big old flirty smile and rugged country looks is just the ticket. And he doesn’t disappoint as they burn up the sheets together in an unforgettable one night stand.
Fast forward a few days and they come face-to-face again. But this time Juanita is in Jumbuck Springs as part of the post-fire counselling team and Marcus is sitting on the other side of her desk. He just wants to get back to work. She knows he needs help. Professional boundaries dictate that they keep their distance, but intense physical attraction rarely follows reason…
¬¬Reviewed by Monique¬¬
SOME GUYS NEED A LOT OF LOVIN’ is one of the best contemporary romances I have ever read. Juanita Slattery is celebrating her birthday, unfortunately she’s attending a dinner and she’s bored. She notices a handsome Australian cowboy, and decides that a one-night stand will be a fitting way of distracting herself. Marcus Weston is drinking alone, only wishing to obliterate memories. A paramedic, he suffers from PTSD after witnessing the deaths of a family, amongst them a boy he had coached football. But then Juanita and Marcus meet under difficult circumstances; will the playful sex they had will be all they will have left?
Words fail me at the magnificence of SOME GUYS NEED A LOT OF LOVIN’. Ms. Andrews describes in vivid detail the horror of the Australian bushfires, and she is just as eloquent when it comes to Juanita and Marcus’ wonderfully playful and erotic first night. But when the author shines beyond belief is when Marcus crumbles under his PTSD; seldom have I read such incredibly convincing scenes. Ms. Andrews does not TELL us what PTSD is, she SHOWS; we experience all the rage, the pain, the helplessness Marcus goes through. Those scenes are incredibly potent; they kept me riveted to the page, and made me totally relate to Juanita, who is also a superb character. The romance is very credible, and while not easy because of Marcus’ issues, it never becomes dark and heavy. Outback Heat is turning out to be one of my most favourite series ever, and SOME GUYS NEED A LOT OF LOVIN’ is definitely one of the best contemporary romances I have read. The writing is exceptional: fluid, elegant, yet straightforward and simple; the dialogues ring true at all times, character development is stupendous, and the characters themselves are very complex and very compelling. SOME GUYS NEED A LOT OF LOVIN’ is literally flawless! Brava, Ms. Andrews!
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.