Review: Guilty Needs by Shiloh Walker

Format: E-bookGuilty Needs
Read with: Mobipocket Reader
Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Series: Standalone
Hero: Colby
Heroine: Bree
Date of Publication: September 19, 2008
Started On: October 10, 2009
Finished On: October 10, 2009

Shiloh Walker is absolutely one of my most favourite authors. Her books have a fantastic mix of emotions that can make you really cry, and throw into this wonderful sexy characters who know what they want and aren’t afraid to go after what they want. This is the THIRD time that I have read this book and it wouldn’t be a lie to say that I will most probably read this book again in the near future cos I just can’t seem to get enough of this wonderful story.

Bree, Colby and Alyssa are the main characters in this story. Bree and Alyssa have been the best of friends since childhood rather like sisters to one another. Colby is the shy introvert who bloomed late in life. Alyssa and Bree both notices him in high school, but Alyssa is the one who ends up going after him and eventually marries him.

All the while Bree, silently loving Colby all her life, stands on the sidelines, envying what Alyssa and Colby have together, but determined not to lose what she has got with Alyssa, never acts on her feelings. That is until, Alyssa gets diagnosed with rapidly advanced cancer and dies leaving behind a devastated husband and a beloved friend in great turmoil with Alyssa’s dying wish which strikes a chord of longing deep within her heart.

Guilty Needs is a very appropriate title for a book that is steeped in unvoiced longings and desires that just creates the most wonderful sexual tension that I absolutely reveled in. Colby finds that he has an attraction, (which is putting it mildly), towards his wife’s best friend which fires up all the guilt inside of him which makes him leave everything behind until he gets himself sorted out. 

This is a really moving story and the passion between these two scorches ones hard disk drives whilst reading. I highly recommend this book for all romance lovers and especially for those who love books from Shiloh Walker. I tell you, you wouldn’t be disappointed.

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  1. this review shouts,” look out cause the books sizzling hot!” wow I totally love ur “Romance Realm” setting . A
    extraordinary place to visit! A wonderful sensual utopia that crackles cause u bring the fire..Thanks..That passion shines extra bright from U. It’s sooo catching & delicious addictive too!

    Tell me, have u noticed any free eBooks around? I found one book by Beth Kery/ Holiday Bounds at Have U read anything by Ms. Kery? whoaaaaa…ruby singing…”I’m sooo excited ,& I just cant hide it ,I’m about to lose control & I think I like it..((giggle))! Whyyyy? I m so enthused cause I see u have Tasting Fear by Shannon Mckenna . I have maddd adoration for her…great work. Her suspense stories ur a bit scary U may think some of Anne Stuart villains or Heroes R over the top check out Shannon McKenna. When I first begin reading her books I was petrified out of my skin..I do hope with all my heart that u will get a chance to Read *Behind Closed Doors*..OOOH this tough as nails ,tortured Hero is to die for…If it was every a hero that needed love ,over powered hugs,& someone to l@@k in straight in his eyes & mean it from the heart ,every chance say,” OOOH Seth I truly Love you more than anything in this world!” the Heroine Raine,ooh I like that name is the one. I felt a closeness for this hero & heroine ,and I wanted the best for them. I go back to their story time&time again.

    U no, I’m really diggin’ on the theme: *Friends To Lovers* books. I was curious if U could plezzzzzze give me some recommendations. Thanks,happbee Reading !



  2. Ruby, I am so glad that you enjoy my little world of romance out here in the vast expanse that the world wide web is! That being said, this story by Shiloh Walker, though not many talk about it, is I guess the story that is closest to my heart from Ms. Walker. Most of her titles out this year apart from Broken (which I have reviewed, featuring the hunky Quinn Rafferty on the cover *drools*) have been fantasy romances which I am not much into. Guilty Needs is totally sexy, totally worth looking into. And I hope you enjoy Colby as much as I did! He is definitely one sigh and drool worthy hero! *sighs*

    Umm.. free e-books? Not really. I guess I have too many books in my TBR pile as it is to go trolling around for free e-books. But I guess there are short novellas on Harlequin that do come out as freebies. Check it out!

    About Shannon McKenna, I did read Behind Closed Doors like ages ago! And I do remember loving Seth. I didn’t continue with the rest of the series because the other storylines didn’t seem to hold that much an appeal for me. And then I saw Tasting Fear, whose synopsis indicates that the story might be worth my time. Still haven’t got round to it though! Might bump it up a lil bit on my TBR!

    Oh! So friends-to-lovers theme has got another fan ei? Good, good! *rubs hands together manically* Did you check out those books that I have reviewed under the friends-to-lovers category? If you haven’t already done so, here you go:

    One of my favs from the theme is Anything For You by Sarah Mayberry. That story captures the essence of the forbidden longings that come into play when friends turn into lovers. Its in my re-read pile so check it out! You will love it!!
    And Condition of Marriage by Emilie Rose. *Sighs* I don’t know how to describe my feelings over the novel, I just flat-out loved it!
    And Betting Hearts by Dee Tenorio and Photo Opportunity by Jess Dee, all great reads! I saw that you have added Doing Logan and other books to your to-read pile on Goodreads. All very hot, sensational reads! Enjoy!



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