“I feel like I’ve been wearing blinders for my entire life and now they’ve been ripped off and everything’s too bright – too harsh. Part of me wants them back so I only have to see what’s right in front of me.” -Logan
After Logan Bradshaw’s dreams go up in smoke, he’s left broken and haunted by a cruel betrayal from his former business partner, a man he once thought of as a friend. His life as a professional escort helped pay for his future once, so maybe a few more jobs can give him back what he’s lost. And if that means being a third for one night for a wealthy couple living out a ménage fantasy, then so be it. It might just be the final payout he needs to get his life back on track.
Dominic Barretti has everything money can buy, but it can’t save his beautiful young wife as cancer steals her away from him. He also can’t deny her one last request – a ménage encounter with another man. It’s the perfect excuse to meet the man who’s been haunting his dreams. On paper, Logan is the perfect choice to give his wife what she needs, but he doesn’t expect his own fierce desires to flare up when the young man enters their lives.
Dom and Logan don’t know it, but Sylvie Barretti has decided to play matchmaker from beyond the grave. Unfortunately, getting two broken men to find each other makes dying seem like the easy part.
Logan can’t deny his attraction to Dom, but the surprise desire for another man has left him reeling and questioning everything he’s ever known about himself. But when a threat from the past surfaces, will Logan be able to let go of the life he knew and embrace the one he needs?
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives, not by chapter but clearly defined.
This one of those books that is best listened to when you want lot of grit, angst, & push/pull between the MCs as well as May/December and GFY themes.
Logan and Dom are both struggling with immense grief and colliding into a new relationship they both feel guilty about for a variety of reasons. Be ready for a roller coaster of emotions and engaging but sometimes OTT drama.
This book introduces the rest of the Barretti siblings featured in the Barretti Security series. Also introduces Eli (at 15) who will appear (as an adult) in Forsaken, book 4 in the Protectors series.
Notes: I know MM is Sloane Kennedy’s main focus, and Logan’s Need *can* be read/listened to without having read Gabriel’s Rule or Shane’s Fall (Kennedy’s MF books aren’t on audio, but they are in KU) – but you’re missing out if choose to skip those. Also, her Escort, Finding, Barretti Security, & Protectors series are interconnected. You can find suggested reading orders on the author’s website. My personal preference is chronological/timing.
Updated 4/17/2020 for audio review: Michael Dean is fairly dramatic in this one. I tend to speed up the narration to avoid being annoyed by “pregnant pauses” and drawn out drama, but I still enjoy it and have listened to it multiple times.
Trigger Warnings (possible spoilers):
Prostitution by Logan, prostitution of a minor (not solicited or endorsed by MCs), sexual assault of a sibling, kidnapping, murder.
About the author:
Although Sloane Kennedy always dreamed of being a writer as a teenager, she didn’t take the plunge until 2015 when she released her first novel. Since then, she has released nearly 30 books including the Amazon best-selling “Pelican Bay” and “Protectors” series. While she initially began writing M/F romance, she found her true passion writing gay romance and nearly all of her most recent releases reached the #1 spot on Amazon’s Gay Romance bestseller list and several have made it to Amazon’s overall bestseller list. Sloane was born in Germany but grew up in the U.S. and although she currently lives in Wisconsin, the place where she has always felt most at home is Seattle and many of her books take place in the Emerald city. When not writing, a menagerie of 2 dogs, 3 cats and 2 horses takes up what little time she has left in the day!
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About the narrator:
Originally from Chicago and currently based in New York City, Michael Dean has performed around the country and the world on stage, television, and film. He studied acting at the University of Arizona and the University of Kansas City Missouri. As a narrator he has voiced over 450 titles.
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My Favorite Quotes
I think for you it’s less about teams and more about finding the right teammate. – Logan’s Need by @sloane_kennedy, narrated by Michael Dean. #Audiobook #MMRomance #RomanticSuspense #GFY #AngstTweet
I feel like I’ve been wearing blinders for my entire life and now they’ve been ripped off. – Logan’s Need by @sloane_kennedy, narrated by Michael Dean. #Audiobook #MMRomance #RomanticSuspense #GFY #AngstTweet