4.5 stars. Want You to Want Me by Lorelei James is an entertaining, charming and steamy romance. This second installment in the Want You series can be read as a standalone (but I highly recommend book one). Nolan Lund is the sharp dressing CEO in waiting of Lund Industries who is growing frustrated at being marginalized at the family business. He made a costly mistake in the past, but he has also taken full responsibility and works hard to ensure it never happens again. He is self-aware, does not try to play down his faults and he is working to improve himself professionally. In his personal life, Nolan has given up his revolving door of meaningless flings but his family has yet to acknowledge this change. He occasionally makes thoughtless comments but when he is called on them, Nolan is quick to apologize without making excuses. Grabriella “Gabi” Welk is a refreshing breath of fresh air. She has given up her spectacular hockey career but she loves her coaching job. Gabi is confident and speaks her mind but she is not afraid to admit when she is out of her depth. She is also dealing with a family issue but unlike Nolan, she needs time to process before dealing with it. She hides her hurt feelings behind sarcasm and avoidance. When an unexpected opportunity comes her way, Gabi needs a bit of a push to step out of her comfort zone. Gabi and Nolan know each other casually through Nolan’s brother since he is her boss. When Nolan just happens to be around when Gabi hits a low point, he volunteers to accompany her as she drowns her sorrows. They are just starting to get to know each other when Gabi overhears something that leaves her fuming at Nolan. Once they clear the air, they strike up an unlikely friendship that gradually turns into an unexpected romance. But a misunderstanding threatens to derail both their relationship and Gabi’s future professionally. At the same time, Nolan discovers how deep the betrayals at work run and he must make a tough decision about Lund Industries. With their professional lives uncertain, will Noland and Gabi find a way to fix their fractured love life? Want You to Want Me is a fun, flirty and scorching hot romance. Both Nolan and Gabi are vibrantly drawn characters who are easy to relate to. While the conflict in their relationship is a little easy to predict, the truth about what is going on at Lund Industries is an unexpected twist. Lorelei James brings this captivating romance to a heartfelt, sighworthy conclusion. I highly recommend this marvelous addition to the fabulous Want You series to readers of the genre. I received a complimentary copy for review.
Want you to Want Me (The Want You Series, Book2) By Lorelei James I absolutely love this book. I’ve been waiting for Nolan’s book for awhile and I’m so glad I finally got to read it. I think Gabby is positively perfect for Nolan. The chemistry with between these two just makes your heart melt. This book has a little bit of everything in it. It made me cry and it made me laugh and then it made me cry some more. I’m so glad that Nolan and Gabby have finally gotten their happy ending. P.S. Some of my favorite scenes are them text messaging back-and-forth. It’s just so real life.
4.5 stars Want You to Want Me is my first book by the author and I rather enjoyed the story. I love a good hockey romance and this didn’t disappoint. I liked Gabi, she was a strong woman who strived to do her best in her career, although she does struggle somewhat in other aspects of her life. When Nolan overhears her speaking to her soon to be ex-boyfriend, needless to say the ride these two go on is flirtatious with witty banter and the chemistry is off the charts!! I liked Nolan and although things are a bit dicey in his family, he seems to go after what he wants! I genuinely loved the way their relationship progressed! Secrets, drama and a whole lot more rap this storyline up in a fantastic sports romance meets the billionaire bow!