Title: Need You for Keeps
Author: Marina Adair
Series: Heroes of St. Helena #1
Release Date: March 3, 2015
When it comes to caring for the furry residents of St. Helena, California, groomer and pet rescuer Shay Michaels can handle anything. Humans are another story, though—especially Deputy Jonah Baudouin. He’s the town’s resident superhero: upright, uptight, and jaw-droppingly gorgeous, even when he’s investigating complaints about Shay’s beloved foster animals. And that spells danger for Shay, a free spirit who can’t risk trusting the wrong person again.
Jonah and Shay have been circling each other ever since she came to town, and he’s running out of reasons to not kiss her senseless. But this deputy is a straight shooter with his eye on the sheriff’s badge. He can’t afford to get involved with Shay, a chaos magnet with luscious curves who’s liable to turn his career—and his life—upside down. He enforces laws. She breaks them—repeatedly. Keeping her out of trouble is becoming a full-time job…and it’s one he hopes is never going to end.
Source: ebook review copy from publisher; audiobook purchased
This is my honest review
Narrator: Renee Raudman
Narrator: Renee Raudman
Rating: 5 Stars - excellent
I have adored getting to know the DeLuca family from Marina Adair’s St. Helena Vineyard series. I was pretty excited about the Heroes of St. Helena series, which concentrate on the Baudouin brothers. Their stepsister is Frankie Baudouin from Autumn in the Vineyard. In that book we got a very brief introduction of Deputy Jonah Baudouin, and I’m so glad that he got his very own story!
In Need You for Keeps, Jonah is paired with Shay Michaels. What a pairing it is! Both are broken in the inside and display pretty tough shells. Shay, bless her heart, spends her days rescuing pets and helping them find their forever homes. She’s been severely disappointed in the past, but providing love to her furry friends gives her reason to keep moving on, so much so, that she tends to toe the line when it comes to following the law. Jonah seems to be the first to respond to any complaints thrown at Shay, but who knew he’s a softy when it comes to all things Shay!
Awww! Need You for Keeps warmed my heart so much! Ms. Adair did not disappoint in providing another enticing story with a fun plot and irresistible characters. The story will make you want to hug your furry friends! There are three Baudouin brothers, and I can’t wait to read more about Dax and Adam.
I both read and listened to the audiobook. It was my first time listening to Renee Raudman. I know she’s a favorite narrator to many, and now me included. There are a lot of funny and lovable moments in Need You for Keeps. Ms. Raudman’s narration helped bring those moments to light and kept my rapt attention. A very positive listening experience!
St. Helena Vineyard series reading order
(each can be read as standalone)
Kissing Under the Mistletoe
Summer in Napa
Autumn in the Vineyard
Be Mine Forever
From the Moment We Met
Heroes of St. Helena
Need You for Keeps
Need You for Mine (Fall 2015)
Need You for Always (Spring 2016)