NEED YOU FOR ALWAYS is a feel good story about dreams. Emerson
"Emi" Blake is studying to become a chef at the Culinary
School when her mother's illness with ALS takes a turn
for the worse forcing Emi to return home to care for her
family. When her mother passes, her father cannot handle
being without his wife..his best friend. He escapes by
living in a fantasy world with his six year old daughter,
Violet. He prefers to indulge her in her make-believe-word of pixies, fairies,
fairy dust, and rainbows..
Emi has a heart of gold and helps
everyone while placing her own dream on hold. She
works long and hard selling homemade Greek specialties from
her Pita Cart. She takes any and all catering jobs, saving
every dollar toward her final goal: her own gourmet food
truck. This is her dream and nothing will stop her from
Dax Baudowin, St. Helena's hometown hero, is back. A decorated Army Ranger,
Dax, returned with a
shattered knee, marking the end of his dream of a
army career. Now it is time for him to resort to Plan B.
Rest, recover, and move on to a new career away from St.
Helena and his close family as quickly as possible.
Commitments are not his thing, and his huge family is
infringing on his privacy. He wants to move on, work for a
private security company over two hours away, and the
sooner the better.
Meeting at a local VFF dance Emi caters, Dax remembers a one
night stand he had with her at his brother's wedding. He tries his charm hoping
to pick up where they left off. Emi gives him the freeze and is clear
there will be no replay. Who will win this disagreement?
Marina Adair tells NEED YOU FOR ALWAYS simply and superbly. The
relationship between Emi and Dax is a delight. Their
teasing banter and sexy sparring is delicious. You feel
their feelings shift as they begin to know each other and
the passion gets hotter. I love the relationship between
Dax and Violet. I thought Dax
was endearing when he becomes Co-Leader Mister of the
survival troop Violet and her four troop members are part of, while they're
working on their outdoor survivalist badge.
I enjoyed this romantic read and it restored my faith in
fairy dust. I hope it will for you. I recommend NEED YOU FOR ALWAYS to everyone who
loves small town, colorful characters,
sweet love and believe dreams do come true!
Emerson â€śEmiâ€ť Blake dropped out of culinary school to care
for her ailing mother, but she has bigger dreams than
running St. Helenaâ€™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
also forces her into close contact with her one and only
one-night stand, Dax Baudouin, whoâ€™s daring her to try a
Former army Ranger Dax has a clear mission: come home, get
healed, and get gone. Yet Emiâ€™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 anyoneâ€”not that sheâ€™ll let
get close enough to try.
Truth is, Dax is starting to think that Emiâ€™s the one
who can save himâ€¦if he can just persuade her to give him