Monday, May 7, 2012

Needing To by B. A. Tortuga

Boone doesn’t think he’ll find much on his Reno hotel TV, but he’s looking for a little something to brighten his day. Instead of adult entertainment, though, he finds an advertisement for the headlining act at the casino, rock star Gerald High. Boone doesn’t know Gerald High from Adam, but he knows the man behind the stage name: his old high school buddy, Danny.

Lead singer Danny is a mess when Boone forces his way into the penthouse suite, not sure he knows what day it is, or even where he is. He remembers Boone though, the cowboy who got away all those years ago. Can Boone give Danny the merry Christmas he never expected to have?

Reviewer: RedDragonfly
I've read a lot of B.A. Tortuga's books, they are always enjoyable and I like her writing style. Needing To didn't disappoint from what I was expecting from her. I really liked that she always writes characters that are flawed, sometimes always reading about how perfect a person is gets old and it's a nice change to read about real life people who are not perfect.

Boone and Danny were both enjoyable characters and you could see the affection that they had for each other. I also thought that Danny's addiction to oxytocin was described very well, from his not feeling anything while using it, to his detoxing, to his feeling like he needed to use just so he could stop feeling after he was finally clean.

The only problem I had with the book (which I actually always seem to have with the author's work) was that there wasn't enough details on certain things. For example, we learn that Boone and Danny had been best friends in high school and even messed around with each other some, but we don't really know why they stopped talking; all that is mentioned is that that Boone left and never looked back at his home town. Also, we have no clue how long it's been since they last saw each other; it could have been 10 years it could have been 20 years, and the same goes for their ages, we have no clue how old these two are.

Aside from the few things I wish had had more details, I really loved this book and I'm giving it 4.5 stars.

Publisher: Torquere Press
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


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