Review: I Need You Tonight (Pushing Limits #3) by Stina Lindenblatt
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.
I keep telling myself to maybe stop it with the rockstar romances, but I can't seem to help myself. I hadn't read any of the others in the Pushing Limits series, but I wanted to read I Need You Tonight because it sounded super dramatic, hot, and angsty.
I Need You Tonight certainly has all that. Nicole and Mason quickly fall into a friend-with-benefits kind of thing, which becomes a hands-off type of relationship when Nicole starts working as a social media marketer for Mason's band.
But tragedy strikes, Mason screws up, and Nicole bolts. Her own tragic pasts lines up too closely with the demons that Mason finds himself battling.
I Need You Tonight is a standalone novel despite its placement in the series. The reader meet Mason's band mates, of course, and get teases at what their stories are, but I never felt lost.
You'll ache for both characters, and you'll hope they find their way. I found myself a little bored from time to time, and I thought the ending was a little melodramatic (HEA, of course, but almost too sweet). It's another dual POV, and I was super irritated by Mason's inner dialogue at the beginning of the novel. He's a very typical rock star male character, thinking a certain way about the women around him and his bodily reaction to them. But it did get a little better. He helps her pull ugly-ass wallpaper down in her house, which in and of itself is pretty swoon-worthy.
Should you read it? This wasn't my favorite, but I think fans of the rest of the series would probably enjoy seeing how it wraps up.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
Published July 11th, 2017 by Loveswept