The Hierarchy of Needs of Rebecca Grace Allen
The Portland Rebels #2
Being surrounded by her perfect brothers is a painful reminder of her failure to launch. The last bonfire of the summer is an ideal way to let off steam, especially when she runs into Dean Trescott, the playboy friend she had one hot-as-hell night with back in high school.
Since the day Dean met Jamie, he’s loved her beauty, talent, and smile that lit up the whole damn block. But dating isn’t an option. She has a bright future ahead of her, and he refuses to chain her to his—helping run the family business that’s barely staying afloat.
A “what-happens-in-Vegas” weekend was supposed to get their craving for each other out of their systems. But neither counted on the past repeating itself, drawing them together in even hotter and dirtier ways and dangling the possibility they might both be able to get exactly what they need…
Warning: A friends-to-lovers twice over story that contains some hot ’n’ heavy kissing in the waves, hair pulling, and a man who knows how to use his hands. It may also feature a few practical jokes—only the fun kind, of course
The hierarchy of needs is book #2 in The Portland Rebels Series, I was lucky enough to be gifted a copy to read for Gemma reads too much.
Both Jamie and Dean were in the first book in this series The Duality Project which I LOVED!!!
I felt like Jamie was just waiting for her life to change and I kind of wanted to kick her up the bum!!! Her crush on Dean seemed almost juvenile, but I sort of loved that about it too. It was incredibly sweet that she had judged every guy in her life since she was a teenager against this fantasy ideal.
I loved Dean he was sweet and shy but also incredibly sexy. I found him really endearing and likeable. I wanted to both slap him for being a player but then hug him for his lack of self-worth.
I felt kind of sorry for both Dean and Jamie; they were both just so unhappy and stuck in a life they don’t want. They are both so desperate to love and be loved but are stifled by their lives and circumstances.
The sex was seriously hot!!! It’s only a small section of the book which does have a few goes at slightly kinky, but Christ on a cracker it was smoking hot!!!
The title suggests this is going to be a deep, complicated book when instead you get a nice easy read that made me smile and didn’t give me a book hangover.
The Hierarchy of Needs gets 4 stars from me.