His Every Need
Author: Terri L. Austin
What I’m Talking About:
Ohhhh. Myyyyy. When reading Terri L. Austin’s novel, His Every Need, I was reminded a LOT about several other novels I’ve read. While it’s reminiscent of the contemporary erotic romance that’s all the rage right now, there’s definitely something unique and fresh in Ms. Austin’s voice and the plot for this title.
First, I love Allie, the main character. She’s sassy, impertinent, and responsible. Something not easily written in today’s contemporary romance. With the responsibility for her siblings after her mother’s death from cancer (god, I hate cancer…), and a father that had basically checked out, Allie had her hands completely full. With responsibility comes a bit of selflessness, as readers will discover as they breeze through this well-written novel.
Trevor is the epitome of selfish a$$hattery. I think he believes the sun rises and sets with his every whim, and that he’s above reproach. This billionaire has earned respect in the business world by running a tight ship. And while he disowns his family verbally, by his actions, he still seeks their approval. This is the ONE thing that endeared Trevor to me as I read. There were so many times I just wanted to slap him, it wasn’t funny.
I really liked the element of Trevor’s parents being in his home. While their presence was unwanted, it helped us learn about Trevor’s backstory a bit. There’s still several questions I have about Trevor, and would have liked to see more. We got the basics of what makes him tick, but delving deeply into the man’s psyche wasn’t something that happened in this book.
I really did like His Every Need. The way Ms. Austin presented the peon-turned-mistress-turned-significant-other trope was definitely a new take on making your man change into something that is acceptable in today’s society. We look at rich dudes and think their eccentricities are all okay as long as they have money. Well, it’s not. Teachers and parents work every day to ensure that kids are going to be valued members of society. When the billionaire books come out, we see a LOT of guys that are basically only socially accepted because they have a ton of money, and they’re sought-after as suitors because women long to be their eye-candy and have access to their bank accounts. What I find so fresh and different about His Every Need is the way that Allie maintains her beliefs and personal goals throughout the title. She doesn’t give away a piece of herself just to be with Trevor. She makes HIM work for it. And that is what makes this title different from others of the genre.
I look forward to reading future titles in the Beauty and the Brit series. I hope subsequent titles are about Allie and Trevor!
My Rating: B+ Liked It A Lot
About the Book:
When Allie Campbell’s father loses their home to British tycoon Trevor Blake, she pleads for more time to pay off the loan. But Trevor refuses to acknowledge his own family, so he’s completely unconcerned with hers. Allie impulsively offers to do anything to keep the house, so he teasingly tells her to move in with him and cater to his every need. To his amazement, she agrees…
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Series: Beauty and the Brit #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format(s): paperback (336 pages), e-book
Book Source: Publisher
His Every Need (Beauty and the Brit #1)