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REVIEW: “Get What You Need” by Jeanette Grey



“Love isn’t rocket science. It’s much, ” much “harder. ”

Determination and elbow grease propelled Greg London from blue-collar background to Ph.D. candidate. His single-mindedness doesn’t leave a lot of room for a personal life, but that’s the price of success. Besides, it’s not like the boring nerd ever ends up with the hot guy.

Then his housemate, gorgeous undergraduate jock Marshall Sulkowski, invites him to watch a movie. In his room. Side by side on his bed. Needless to say, the sexual tension is wreaking havoc with Greg’s focus.

Marsh seems to have it all-looks, charm, and a baseball scholarship to a great school. In reality, his father’s cut him off, and he’s floundering and desperate for a break.

One impulsive kiss leads to a red-hot affair that gets them a little bit of what they need to stay afloat. But as the end of the semester approaches and the pressure rises, Marsh realizes charm may have gotten him into his brilliant lover’s pants, but he’ll have to dig deeper to discover what they both need.


Believe it or not, I am an emotional reader. I am also a long time reader of romance and thank my hopeless romantic heart that I can fall in love with a wonderful story. This was a wonderful story.

Greg London has worked hard to be where he is, currently in grad school going for his PhD and living in a house full of like minded “geeks.” Greg studies hard, he works hard and he crushes hard on his hot, athletic, non geek roommate downstairs that he thinks he doesn’t have a shot with. But while Greg is studying per his norm on a Friday night, the handsome roommate shows up at his door asking if he wants to watch a movie. Now, where do you sit and watch a movie with the dude you’ve been crushing on? Your bed of course! Oh and don’t forget the liquid courage, Greg. Mmm Hmm.

Marshall “Marsh” Sulkowski is an undergrad who ended up in the house when plans to move in with his baseball buddies fell through. Marsh is quiet. Marsh is unsure and Marsh has a thing for geeks in glasses… it’s a good thing Greg wears a pair! He also has the biggest heart and romantic soul and I just want to hug him… and maybe see him shirtless but that’s a story I will keep to myself.

These two boys, I don’t know where to start. I adored them and I loved that we got both POV’s in the story. Greg is this super smart guy who knows what he wants out of school and that he has to work his ass off to get it. He burns the candles at both ends and the only thing that seems to settle him is the new time he gets to spend with Marsh, which he loves and oh boy, did I love it too.

Let me just say this; there was some serious dirty talking in this book. It was down right filthy and I loved the hell out of it. I think what made it so damn good was who said it and when. Each time I would highlight the line and make a note of “OMFG! That is so hot go *******!”  Because it was hot. It wasn’t cheesy or porny it was just a guy saying what he wanted and being so sure of himself. That right there gives this book extra points for me.

Now where Greg is studious and driven, we get the swoon worthy baseball jock, Marsh who has no idea what lays ahead for him. He knows what he wants out of life, but problems have sideswiped him and he needs balance. He needs an anchor to ground him and let him know that he is worth all of it. He has the best of friends in Yulia – everyone should have a BFF like her – but when it comes to Greg, my poor sweet Marsh thinks there is no way he can have him. Gee… why does that seem familiar? Oh! Because Greg thinks the same thing. Ugh.

Marsh and Greg are so good together but I wanted to give each one of them a motherly slap to the back of the head for their lack of communication. Sure, the UST and angst would have been much lighter if they just talked it out and realized they both wanted the same thing, but they broke my heart thinking they were something casual to one another.

Jeanette Grey is a new to me author and I enjoying her style of writing. Other than me worrying about Greg falling down the stairs in the first chapter as he took them two at a time going down *gasp*,  there wasn’t a damn thing I could find fault with in the story. I was so wrapped up in Greg and Marsh and that was all I could see. Which is why I adored this book! A good romance has to grab me and make me emotionally invested in the characters and I was so damn invested in this book I feel a bit cheated that I thought I had 15+ pages left before it was over and I only had three. The rest were ads. Boo on that. Maybe there will be more of the boys some day? A small novella letting me know where they are and how they are? Pretty please?

Get What You Need was fun, angsty, sweet and down right sexy! Good lord was it sexy. If you are into the sexy geek and hot joke trope, you don’t want to miss this. Just be prepared and have a fan handy.



GWYNTitle: Get What You Need
Author: Jeanette Grey
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages: 313
Release Date: July 15, 2014
Purchase Links: Samhain, ARe, Amazon, B&N

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