Old habits die hard. But in this sexy, heartwarming romance, a musician who’s addicted to the temptations of the road falls for a good girl who makes him want to clean up his act.
Mason Dell’s band, Pushing Limits, is a sensation, and he’s having a blast on their biggest tour yet. Then he gets a call from his best friend, who’s in the Navy, asking him to find out why his sister isn’t answering her phone. The dude once saved Mason’s life from a suicide attempt related to a gambling problem—so the two-and-a-half hour drive from L.A. to her small town is nothing.
What he finds is a sweet, successful boutique owner who’s too busy to notice when her phone dies. Nicole McCormick has nothing better to do than work. She’s bored of all the men she’s been dating: stable, career-oriented guys who are nothing like her destructive father. Mason’s is a breath of fresh bad-boy air. Their sexual connection is explosive, and with her shop undergoing renovations, Nicole even joins Pushing Limits on the road. But when Mason falls off the wagon, that’s one path she swore she’d never go down again.
While Nicole picks up her broken heart and heads home, Mason misses her like crazy. Although he wants to forge a future with her, he just doesn’t know how to leave the past behind. But for love, it’s time to learn.
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Praise for I Need You Tonight
“There are so many, many things that I loved about this story. . . . I hadn’t realized I’d been missing and I was craving the Pushing Limits boys until this one came along. And it came with a bang!”—Collectors of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends
“I Need You Tonight is one of those books that you go into thinking one thing and end up getting your mind blown because you were not expecting the emotion that this made you feel.”—Life of a Crazy Mom
“You are just going to have to read this beautiful love story of forgiving (of oneself and others), learning to know your limits, dealing with addiction, and finding out that love is worth the wait.”—Moms Cooking the Books
“I Need You Tonight was everything I thought it would be—fun, entertaining, lighthearted and perfect for sitting poolside, with the sun shining on your face.”—Cover to Cover
“Ms. Lindenblatt has penned another remarkable read for this series. . . . Full of exquisite heat and passion, and the ending brought happy tears to my eyes. . . . I would highly recommend I Need You Tonight.”—Book Magic
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Stina Lindenblatt’s Pushing Limits series.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
“I Need You Tonight is one of those books that you go into thinking one thing and end up getting your mind blown because you were not expecting the emotion that this made you feel. Honestly, this had to have been the best book of the series because of that.”—Life of a Crazy Mom
“[Stina Lindenblatt’s] writing shows superb talent and care for both the storyline and her characters. This is not a book you want to pass the chance at reading.”—Ellie Is Uhm . . . A Bookworm (5 stars)
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I loved Book 2 in the Pushing Limits series (still haven't gotten to book one yet- thanks mountain of TBR) so even though I don't tend to read books about addiction because I judge them harshly, I had to read this book. This book handled the topic of addiction with care and without stigma. I can't say enough awesome things about that.
Mason is a gambling addict in recovery when he gets a text from his friend who saved his life asking for a favor. Because he owes everything to Zach, he drives from LA to check on Nicole. When he arrives, she's all grown up and he's not in a hurry to go back to LA. Nicole has a checklist of the perfect man: steady job, no risk taking behavior, stable. She doesn't know about Mason's past but what she does know definitely doesn't meet the criteria on her list. Except that their chemistry is explosive and she's never felt anything like it during any date she's had. When Mason's addiction is revealed, Nicole can't help but assume he's just like her father and that is a path she's not willing to walk again.
For the time that Mason was staying with Nicole, I thought he was a bit too perfect. He was a Mr. Fix-It, he cooked, and he did all of this without being asked. As the book progressed though, I got the feeling that he did these things because this is what family does and that's what he was looking for. Nicole's reluctance to be with Mason was understandable considering all her family had lost due to gambling and I really admired her acknowledging that while still showing how much she cared about Mason. Many books that touch on addiction show it being all wrapped up in a bow like it's easy to move past and this book didn't do that at all. It showed that it takes work to move toward recovery and stay that way. This author has a fan for life in me!!
*This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
Great way to end the series!
I have read the previous two books and I have been anxiously awaiting Mason’s story. It was certainly worth the wait! Mason is the drummer for the up and coming band Pushing Limits. He is a bad boy rocker and he loves the ladies! He also has a gambling addiction that he went to rehab for previously, after he spiraled out of control and caused his family to say they had enough and there has been no further contact. His band became his family.
Mason fell for Nicole when he went to her house to check in on her for his best friend, her brother Zack. Everything was easy between them. The pressure was off for both of them, she was off limits and he was a bad boy rocker and didn’t tick off the boxes on her list of a perfect mate. They were able to relax, be themselves and found that they really enjoyed each other’s company without the stress of sex or a relationship other than friends. Mason decided to spend his week off from touring helping Nicole make repairs on her house and enjoying his time with her.
There is catch though, their chemistry couldn’t be denied. They continued with their love affair until they were told that Mason couldn’t have a sexual relationship with Nicole while she was working for the band as a social media specialist. He didn't want to end their relationship so he took it upon himself to hire her for the band. Needless to say, the band wasn't happy, but it ended up working out well for all. Nicole and Mason shared stolen kisses until the lead singer talked with Mason about his feelings for Nicole and he realized that over the course of the tour he had fallen in love with her. He wanted her and only her. He was afraid to tell her he loved her because he was worried she wouldn’t share the same depth of feelings that he did. He didn’t have to worry Nicole was head over heels in love with him.
That is all I am going to give you as Mason and Nicole have some trials that they go through over a course of months. Could their love survive or were their circumstances just too much to overcome? You are just going to have to read this beautiful love story of forgiveness of oneself and others, learning to know your limits, dealing with addiction, and finding out that love is worth the wait.
An excellent book! It's the third in the series but you won't be lost if you haven't read the first two. It's very well written and I really loved the characters. Mason and Nicole have chemistry that jumps from the pages.
Mason Dell is the drummer in the band Pushing Limits. The band is currently taking some time off so he can really say no when his buddy calls from a deployment asking Mason to check on his sister Nicole McCormick. What was suppose to be a quick check in turns into more as Mason extends his stay and pitches in to help Nicole with a home renovation. His upcoming departure to go back out on tour becomes harder to deal with as the two grow close. When events and timing make it possible for Nicole to tour with the band their bond grows even stronger. Then news from home send Mason spiraling and secrets are revealed that may tear them apart.
I highly recommend this one.