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The author of The Bikini Diaries now invites readers to an erotic hotel where sensual satisfaction is the main amenity?Mild-mannered Jenna Banks never considered sex a recreational sport?until she wins a two-week stay at the notorious Hotel Erotique, where every sexual fantasy comes true?in room after room, with stranger after stranger. Even more unnerving for Jenna is BreThe author of The Bikini Diaries now invites readers to an erotic hotel where sensual satisfaction is the main amenity?Mild-mannered Jenna Banks never considered sex a recreational sport?until she wins a two-week stay at the notorious Hotel Erotique, where every sexual fantasy comes true?in room after room, with stranger after stranger. Even more unnerving for Jenna is Brent Powers, her wildly sensual personal guide who can?t wait to put his degree in sexual psychology to work. But with the steady seduction of Jenna come feelings that neither expected. Where will the ultimate fantasy take them?...

Title : What She Needs
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ISBN : 9780451228017
Format Type : Trade Paperback
Number of Pages : 284 Pages
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What She Needs Reviews

  • Auntee
    2019-04-23 05:27

    Hmmmm...what to say. Not my favorite book by Lacey Alexander, but maybe because it just wasn't my style. I guess I should have known what I was in for after reading the synopsis, but somehow I was hoping it would play out a bit differently. I guess I was looking for a big connection (besides the sexual) between the H/h, and I just don't think I felt that intimacy I was looking for between the couple until very late in the story. I think the revelation of why the hero, Brent, could not be emotionally intimate with the heroine came a bit late in the book for me to fully care about him. I did enjoy reading his backstory, but just wished it was revealed to the reader a little bit sooner.The basic plot of the story is that the heroine, historical biographer Jenna Banks, wins a contest in which her friends (who are concerned she doesn't get enough sex) have secretly entered her name. The prize is a two-week stay at the Hotel Erotique (the name almost says it all), where your every sexual fantasy can come true. Jenna is aghast that her friends entered her and she won, but she has no intentions of participating in the sexual activities available at the resort--she'll just relax and enjoy the rest of the facilities. Until she meets her "guide"--super-hunk-fantasy-guy, doctor of sexology, Brent Powers. Seriously, mid-30ish Brent has a BS in social psychology and a PhD in clinical sexology, so when it comes to sex, he's your man. He's able to convince Jenna to let him be the judge of what's best for her when it comes to sex, and to give her 'what she needs'. He sets out to get her to let go of her preconceived ideas about sex (Jenna likes to have an emotional connection with her partners; Brent insists that she can enjoy sex for purely physical reasons), free herself of her inhibitions, and give in to her unspoken fantasies. He sets up a series of fantasies for Jenna to participate in (after he 'breaks her in' at their first meeting in the gazebo), including a priest/naughty schoolgirl fantasy (ick), a slavegirl/sheik's harem fantasy, a Master/sexslave bdsm fantasy in a 'dungeon', a castaway/Pirate fantasy, and the grandaddy of all, a 17th century masquerade fantasy which turns into one big...happy...orgy. Whew! Are you with me so far?Jenna starts out with much trepidation, but with Brent's guidance, participation, and encouragement (and liberal quantities of the resort's 'erotic rum punch'--which seems to turn the reserved Jenna into a willing to try anything porn-star-wannabe) she's soon on her way to discovering all the physical pleasure that she can handle. But a funny thing happens on the road to physical pleasure...Jenna finds herself growing attached to her emotionally unavailable guide, which turns into a problem for Brent. Brent doesn't 'do' emotional attachments, but being with Jenna is different than all those nameless encounters he's had at the resort for the last 15 years. He starts to feel a 'connection', and that just won't do. Will Jenna be able to break through Brent's walls, and find out what he's been hiding from for most of his adult life? Will Brent be able to admit to himself how important Jenna has become to him? Is there any way that these two can build a life together?First off...lots and lots of sex in this book, of almost every combination you can think off (m/f, m/f/m, f/f, m/m/f, f/m/f...) and lots of explicit dialogue with some crude references to body parts--let's just say that this book won't be for everyone. Some of the fantasies were rather hot, some were "icky", some had me rolling my eyes and laughing, and some had me wondering just how it was all possible! But none of the fantasies was as hot as when Jenna and Brent were alone together, and you could feel that these two had more than just a 'physical' connection (even though Brent was scared to admit it). There was a bit of story to go with all the sexcapades, and even when I was getting bored with the 'activities, I still wanted to read on mainly because I wanted to know what made Brent tick. Why would a guy like him (handsome, educated, charming) stay on a remote island and basically be a gigolo? Didn't he want more out of life than that?So, even though this wasn't exactly my cuppa tea, I can appreciate the story LA was trying to tell, and there were parts of it I found entertaining. A little over the top sexually for my tastes, and a little short on plot and characterization, but decent enough for me to want to keep reading. I'm sure there will be readers who'll appreciate this one more than me, and I'm sure there will be readers who will like it even less than me. Since I'm somewhere in the middle between loving it and not liking it, and I enjoyed LA's similar The Bikini Diaries a little bit more, I'll have to rate this one 3 1/2 stars.Warning: This book contains explicit language, "dirty talk", explicit sex including oral and anal; BDSM fantasy complete with apparatus and 'toys'; f/f interaction, m/m interaction, m/f/m menage; and a big ol' orgy scene. NOT for the faint of heart!

  • Kathleen
    2019-05-01 05:25

    So, I find myself in a very weird place after finishing this book. Some parts of it I really like while others I did not like. This book contained some things that I normally do not choose to read. I must say this book was a scorcher. Some parts of it were more erotica and some parts romantica. I just figured out that I am more of a romantica reader. At any rate the erotic parts were done tastefully and not too over the top. So I rated it a 3 star because all in all, I did like it.

  • Mahlet
    2019-04-30 04:32

    4.5 StarsI had a lot of fun with this one. I heard it was Lacey's racist book yet, and it didn't disappoint with the heat at ALL! Brent really wanted to give Jenna what she needed, and that included schoolgirl/priest, exotic harem, dungeon slave, and ship captain’s prisoner, just to name a few. As a guide at Hotel Erotique, Brent is breaking all the rules with Jenna. When Jenna’s female guide is unavailable (as all guides should be the same sex as the guest), Brent steps in. But Jenna doesn't hink she needs any help with her sex life – she’s just there to enjoy a free vacation on a gorgeous island and get some sun. But after giving her the best orgasm of her life, Brent convinces Jenna to participate in the fantasies he’s designed for her, and Jenna agrees to do so on the condition that Brent participates with her. This is where the true pleasure of the book came for me. Simply Brent and Jenna, alone together after and before the fantasies. And especially the fantasies involving just Brent & Jenna. At least in the beginning, even a simple kiss on the lips was crossing the line, so this made those kisses more powerful and meaningful. And once the fantasies became more bolder and more challenging, it was the sweet afterwards, where Brent is selfishly taking pleasure for himself, that I enjoyed most. Somehow, Brent & Jenna always managed to lag behind when the fantasies were over ;) Brent leads such a wild life, as a reader, you do wonder at one point...just how's this HEA going to work?? So I was extremely thankful for the epilogue included. I might be a little skeptical about it, but I'm glad for it. Because I enjoyed the one/on/one the most, Voyeur is still my favorite Lacey Alexander book, but this was enjoyable, too.

  • Alycia
    2019-04-28 04:35

    I'm not writing a review for this book like I wanted to because I did not finish this book. This was mediocrity at its best, this book just didn't hold my interest. I think part of it had to do with the far-fetched premise of this book. If you want to check out Lacey Alexander books I totally recommend "The Bikini Diaries" and "Seven Nights of Sin." I hear "Voyeur" is really good as well, it remains on my TBR pile at the moment. Nonetheless, I look forward to the next Lacey book and only hope it will be the caliber of her other books. My rating was for the best of the portion of the book I did read.

  • Splage
    2019-04-30 01:16

    Smutty, Smut, Smut, not that that is necessarily a bad thing. The plot was a little far reaching, the heroine wins a trip to an erotica resort. She is pretty vanilla and not into it, but decides to go to enjoy the sun and beach. Enter her hot sex guide who plans fantasies for her, he is not suppose to get involved with her, yeah that lasted 5 minutes and they were doing it every which way possible. Lots of role playing fantasies that were pretty sexy. You had the naughty school girl, love slave/harem girl, pirate plundering the wench, the dom/sub dungeon, masquerade sex party, I felt like I was watching a porno film . They also really got into the dirty talk which made me a little embarrassed sometimes and the girl on girl / guy on guy went a little overboard. But if I rate it for what it was it was a decent erotica book.

  • Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
    2019-04-25 03:11

    A woman Who thinks she's perfectly happy in her sex life wins a trip to a hedonistic/sensual/sex resort. There she is introduced to such a wide range of activities that all but the most sexually adventurous would have some trepidation. f/f, m/m, m/f/f, m/f/m/m, m/f/m/f/f and most other permutations are explored in this book. BDSM, voyeurism, sex with strangers, orgies, toys, rape fantasies are also explored. While they were stretching more than just her boundaries I kept waiting for our hero to say, 'There's this thing with a goat. Only when you do that are you truly free from your sexual bonds.' As a romance I give it a two star rating. I just never felt the connection or the caring on his part. As a erotica/sex book I give it a four star rating. If you are looking for more one or the other, let that be a guide for you.

  • TinaMarie
    2019-04-28 04:31

    Some very hot fantasy fulfillment at the Hotel Exotique

  • Judy (Geeky Reading)
    2019-05-09 05:24

    ~4/5[Read more at my blog, Geeky Reading!]“‘The way I see it,’ he said, ‘is that wherever you go, you’re still you. Some places allow a person to…find new parts of themselves. Yet…new is not the right way to say it—no—because I believe all the parts were already there. So I should say that some places allow a person to…release parts of themselves.’” (Paperback, pg. 270)This was a very, very good book. It was hot, and sweet, with a lot of sex but also a lot of character development.Jenna wins a stay at a sex get-away, but she doesn’t want to go. And then she decides she’ll go, but forgo the sex part. Her guide Brent, though, convinces her to go through with all of it.I liked how Jenna slowly came around to the things around her, and her own feelings about sex. Before, she wasn’t a big fan of sex, or at least she didn’t care that she didn't have very much of it. She thought that was fine. And then she has some really good, sometimes kinky, sex, and realizes that she does likes it. At first, she’s really reluctant, but I like her progression toward accepting her feelings about it.Her growing relationship with Brent was really nice, too. I liked her revelation that she liked sex, and she even like it kinky, but that she still needed the closeness of someone special. There was a lot of kinky, exciting sex, (there was some roleplay, light spanking, orgy, male on male, to give an idea) but there was also a lot of sweet, tender moments between her and Brent, and I really liked those. Their relationship felt realistic and believable, and honest. It worked really well for both of them.I really enjoyed this book. It was hot, tender, sweet, fun. I will definitely be picking up another of Alexander’s books when I get the chance.

  • Sarah
    2019-05-20 06:15

    This is a 3 1/2 stars for me. It was very, very hot with almost any scenario you could imagine thrown in which is good because it is a book about fantasies. The two main characters were believable within their own world. I am so naive that even imagining a place like this hotel is beyond me. But if you buy into the precept then everything else truly does fit nicely in this world she's created. With any other author the scenes would have been too much lust and not enough love, but Ms. Blake (Lacey Alexander) does a great job of keeping the two characters connected even if there are other people involved. My only complaint is the ending was a little abrupt. For the problems Brent had it seemed the sudden "I love you" was just thrown out there. We had pretty good peeks into his thoughts throughout the book, but towards the end they were less frequent. Maybe if we could have had a glimpse of him in the end before the confession it would have felt more real. Other than that, this is a good, quick read for someone who is in the mood for some serious erotica with some decent character development.

  • Darcy
    2019-05-09 00:14

    I liked this book, but had to suspend belief on part of it. I thought it was funny that Jenna's friends entered her in this usual sweepstakes, especially considering that she won. What are the odds! It was the resort and how Jenna was handled that made me suspend my belief. I thought the idea of the resort to be funny, that it would cost so much even more so. I thought the idea of same sex guides to be a good idea. When things happen and Jenna gets stuck with a male one and things start to go out of control at their first meeting, I had to just go with it. At this point Brent should have brought in another person, maybe not handed her over totally to the other person, but have both supervise her. And he sure shouldn't have participated in her fantasies.If you can get past that, I found it interesting to see Jenna discover her sexuality. I was glad to see that she didn't just change overnight, but that she balked at things along the way.I knew the ending was coming the way it did, not sure what I think about it. I think it would have been better for Jenna to go back to her life and see if she could take what she learned and lived her life.

  • Kelly
    2019-05-16 08:27

    When I originally started this book I was way turned off. I gave it another go it did get a bit better as I went along but not much. It fell short in making me care about the hero. I just didn't like him and I actually felt he was a bit of a sleaze so in turn reading about sex with him was icky! (and it had nothing to do with the m/m scene. I was already turned off.) The plot suffered severely do to lack of character development as well as pacing. By the time I learned of Brent's "issues" it was to late I just couldn't like him. In the three other Alexander erotica books I have read they all had very strong h/h that made me want to know them and hope for an HEA. I actually didn't want an HEA for this heroine. I wanted her to jump on a plane and get off that damn island!If you are in the mood for a purely sexual romp then this book may be for you.

  • Troy
    2019-05-13 01:10

    This review is written on behalf of my wife.After starting on 'Fifty' this is the second book my wife read in the erotic realm. Quite literally this book, following on the heels of 'Seven Nights of Sin' helped to flip a switch. My wife loved, again, the theme of someone who started out fairly reserved, having the world of erotic pleasures opened before them. She strongly related to the lead who gently pushed by friends into the erotic resort, opening up and exploring more and more, to the point of joyfull emmersion in her own sexuality.The only draw back and negative discussed on this book, was the occurence of M-M sex, which is still (thankfully to me) a Hard boundary for my wife.

  • Deb
    2019-04-28 02:30

    This was a DNF for me. I've read most of Lacey's books, and have really enjoyed them all. Unfortunately, with this one, I just couldn't get into the characters. I found the heroine a bit whiny, and Brent constantly telling her what she needed off-putting. Hence, the sex scenes became icky. I read ahead to several parts to see if it would get better for me, and it wasn't the sex that turned me off, but Brent's attitude. So when I read the scene revealing his motivations, I didn't care, and I just couldn't connect with either character. That's what I've always loved about Lacey's books. Characters I love and root for. This book was missing that for me.

  • Olivia Cunning
    2019-05-06 04:09

    I never have enough time to read, so it usually takes me a while to finish a book--as in, about a month. I devoured this one in four days. Loved it! Gave up coveted sleep for it. The role play was steamy and it had a satisfying HEA ending. The "we've all been tested and even though we have MULTIPLE sex partners everyday, no condoms are necessary" made my safe-sex sensors cringe a bit, but I got over it. Fun read!

  • Paula
    2019-05-07 08:19

    I really enjoyed this. It was a strange (wonderful) mix of sexual exploration and romance and it worked really well, which surprised me. I thought it would be one or the other but they both came through very well.

  • AliciaJ
    2019-05-01 08:27

    Ummm, I just couldn't get into this at all. I felt no connection to the characters, the story, nothing. The sex was even boring. Maybe it was because I just felt like the whole premise was dumb. I don't know, but it turned me off.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-23 02:34

    Decent erotica. I thought Jenna falling in love with Brent was very believable, and his fighting it because it was against the rules, and also because of his issues, was, too. I didn't really love either one of them, though, and didn't really feel the connection. HOT sex scenes!

  • Sassafrass
    2019-04-26 00:19

    I liked this one but not nearly as much as The Bikini Diaries. This one just didn't resonate with me as much as the TBD. It was hot and intense, but there was just something about it.

  • Melissa
    2019-05-20 06:34

    I found this book rather interesting. I think my husband liked the effect it had on me. It was rather hot...

  • Tigris Eden
    2019-05-15 00:38

    Review Going up today.

  • Jamie
    2019-05-19 07:27

    Very hot and steamy book.... I got bored and wasnt reading it fast enough so I skipped to the end lol..... One day I'll go back and read the whole thing.... All in all a very good book tho!!

  • Camila
    2019-05-07 03:29


  • Stephanie
    2019-05-03 04:34

    enjoyed this one, lots of hot sex and an emotional read.

  • Teresa
    2019-05-08 08:19

    Mais do mesmo, não se destaca por nada de especial.

  • Karmen
    2019-05-05 05:09

    Interesting premise - resort Hotel Erotique that helps with sexual issues.

  • Donna
    2019-04-28 08:11

    I didn't think I was going to like this book, but the chemistry between these two is great. Not so great a story line, but it made up for that in the sex scenes... Hot!!

  • Marie
    2019-05-08 00:29

    I loved this book. It made me happy, it made me sad. It was very erotic, but I could actual feel Jenna's pain in some parts.

  • BBGL
    2019-05-10 05:13

    Sex, sex sex. I skipped a lot of scenes just to finish the book.

  • Danielle
    2019-05-01 02:31

    Holy hotness! Role playing, kink, and more sex!!! ;)

  • Lucie Lepage
    2019-04-27 04:22