Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Need So Insatiable (Hearts #1) by Cecilia Robert

“You've owned me from the moment I walked into that music room. You've wrapped yourself in my heart and mind. I can’t get you out. I don’t want to.” ~ Rafael Van Rees

Sophie Fisher’s life is on fire. If she’s not ducking around corners or slipping out of windows to escape the debt collectors her father's death has left knocking on her door, she’s dealing with her rebellious, fifteen-year-old sister, Lilli. And, as if that’s not enough, Rafael Van Rees crashes into her life—literally—bringing with him a past the public has no idea of. Can she unravel his mysteries before he unravels her, or will his presence finally force her to face the demons she's trying to outrun?

Rafael Van Rees prides himself on being in control of his destiny, music and women. As far as he is concerned, his past is a black cloud in the distance--until he meets Sophie, that is, and his world spins out of control in more ways than one. He knows the darkest sins and secrets eventually reveal themselves, but when it comes to Sophie, he'll stop at nothing to protect her from his past. Even if it kills him.

**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content

***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review***

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin' 

A Need So Insatiable is the first book in the new series Hearts by Cecilia Robert.  This book was an intense and passionate love story that kept me on the edge the entire time I was reading it.  The author does an excellent job of creating Sophie and Rafael’s characters.  The chemistry between them is instant and you feel the love and desire they share for each other. 
“My heart recognizes her, beating to a rhythm that’s only hers.” 
Rafael Van Rees is a mysterious, “god of the opera world”, that has deep secrets he does not want to share with anyone.  Sophia Fisher is trying to move on after her father’s death has left her repaying his debts to a seedy bill collector, raising her rebellious teenage sister, while pursuing her career as a singer.  Combining opera maestro, singer, restaurateur, and fighter into the mix and you have a combination for an awesome read.    
 “You were mine the moment, you gave me that damn butterfly fourteen years ago.  I’ve been yours since then, Sophie.  Because I gave you my heart that day,”…”And that makes you mine to protect.”
This is the first book I’ve read by Cecilia Robert and I’m hooked on her writing style.  This book has everything you look for mystery, love, action, and drama.  I look forward to reading the next book!

"Every girl dreams of a man, a prince who'll sweep her off her feet, and love her like his world is ending”
Hero:  4.5 stars
Heroine:  4.5 stars
Plot:  4.5 stars
Steam level:  4.5 stars

Would I recommend this book:  Yes.  This book has it all:  love, action, mystery and drama.
Would I recommend the author:  Yes.  I'm hooked on her writing style!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking time to read and review A Need. So glad you enjoyed Rafael & Sophie's story. :D