REVIEW: Need You for Mine by Marina Adair


Every red-blooded male in St. Helena wants Harper Owens…as a friend. Despite her efforts at seduction, Harper seems to be destined to end up alone. The only guy with a knack for unleashing her inner vixen is firefighter and resident rule-breaker Adam Baudouin. Agreeing to a faux-mance could help him secure a promotion—and save her family’s lingerie shop, the Boulder Holder. But playing with fire has consequences. Especially when the flame comes courtesy of St. Helena’s own Five-Alarm Casanova…

None of Adam’s quick-and-easy hookups have prepared him for a connection this extraordinary. There’s more to the milk-and-cookies art teacher that he’d love to explore. But first he has to convince her to trust the town’s most notorious playboy. Even tougher—he’ll have to trust himself to be the real-life hero this warm and sexy woman deserves.

Title:  Need You for Mine
Series:  Heroes of St. Helena
Book #: 3
Author:  Marina Adair
Approximate Book Length:  304 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


While I knew this was part of a series, I didn’t realize it was a book 3. Not only that, but the series itself is actually sort of a spinoff of Marina Adair’s St. Helena Vineyard series. Due to that, there are several stories prior to this one and I noticed. Is it necessary to have read any of the previous books first? Definitely not. Would it be better? I absolutely think so. So I’m going to go and read every one of them!

There were a couple little things, such as terms like “sex-lebrity” that were a little tough to take after a while, but it was not bad enough to be a real problem. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed it! The characters are fun and vibrant and the plot was great. Both Harper and Adam are smart and very cute and sexy respectively. Their chemistry was tangible and we got plenty of their hotness without it ever feeling gratuitous. I was left wanting more in the best way.

Bottom Line:

Need You for Mine is a sweet and adorable read that kept me engrossed from beginning to end. It was a fabulous introduction to the author for me and I loved it!