Emerson “Emi” Blake dropped out of culinary school to care for her ailing mother, but she has bigger dreams than running St. Helena’s most popular pita cart. First on the menu: upgrade to a gourmet food truck. A new part-time job as a personal chef will definitely provide the funds, but it also forces her into close contact with her one and only one-night stand, Dax Baudouin, who’s daring her to try a second taste.
Former army Ranger Dax has a clear mission: come home, get healed, and get gone. Yet Emi’s tough-girl exterior and hidden soft side are even harder to resist than her mouthwatering baklava. After years of battles, he knows better than to try and rescue anyone—not that she’ll let him get close enough to try. Truth is, Dax is starting to think that Emi’s the one person who can save him…if he can just persuade her to give him another shot.
About the Author:
Marina Adair is a #1 National best-selling author of romance novels. Along with the St. Helena Vineyard series, she is also the author of the upcoming Sugar, Georgia series and Tucker’s Crossing, part of the Sweet Plains series. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California.
As a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive. She also loves to interact with readers and you can catch her on Twitter or visit her on Facebook.
Review of Need You For Always
Review (4.25 Stars): I absolutely loved Emi and Dax in Need You For Always. Emi was fun, intelligent and such a smart ass when it came to dealing with Dax. She was saving up to buy her own restaurant and wasn’t interested in dealing with the aftermath of a one night stand that she had with Dax months ago. Dax had only planned to stay in St. Helena’s so he could heal and then move on, until he ran into Emi at an event she was catering. He didn’t want to get involved with anyone but the more time he spends with Emi, the more he finds that he wants her to be in his life for good.
I loved the humor and one liners that were laced throughout this story. Need You For Always was a smart, delightful romance that had me wanting more of Emi and Dax. These two characters were perfect for each other but just had to get past their defenses to realize that love was staring them right in the face. This is the second book in Heroes of St. Helena series and you will fall in love with each and every one of these characters. Can’t wait to get my hands on book three.