A Change of NeedsA Change of Needs

An affair, it was never about “romance,” only lust… But lust became love, love begot jealousy, obsession, betrayal and ultimately self redemption …sorta? And if love is a drug …affairs are its “crack.” “A Change of Needs” is the story of one man’s crooked path through life that leads him to a married woman’s doorstep and the “straight and narrow” path she has taken that leads her to inviting him inside. What follows is a unique, atypical, often uncomfortable modern-day love story about what happens when one ordinary man accepts the invitation to cross that imaginary boundary each of us draws around our life that defines us.

Jake Arnett was a rogue, solitary man with an aversion to commitments, but the thing he may have found most attractive about Rae Anne Johnston was the fact she wasn’t available …the woman of his dreams …because she belonged to someone else. It’s true what they say, “The heart has its reasons, the mind knows nothing of…” Once emotions get involved and sex is no longer “casual,” the lines between right and wrong become frighteningly indistinguishable.

Told with a unique and endearing style that has a “careful Southern twang” reminiscent of “Scout” narrating “To Kill a Mockingbird,” …only of a much more adult nature. At times humorous yet salacious and sexy, it’s a clever, provocative and disturbingly raw examination of the relational dynamics of an affair and the mutually detrimental consequences of an intimacy and “trust” built upon lies and secrecy. There is no fidelity among the unfaithful. Affairs are messy …they never end well. Not recommended for the “faint of heart” …or the heartless. A bit of a genre foster-child, this one’s not easily categorized …except for ENTERTAINING, it’s a literary candy-store of memorable quotes, insight and unique perspectives …so indulge yourself.

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3 thoughts on “Nate Allen : A Change of Needs

  • 30/01/2013 at 1:08 am
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    I loved this book and the way it’s told. Found my way here through the author’s amazon page and twitter account, and “yes” I have written reviews for him on a couple of other sites because I wanted to share it with others. Glad to see its picking up some steam, and hope it continues to. It’s an easy read, with a hard edge and I hope he follows it up soon ;)

  • 30/01/2013 at 2:10 am
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    Thanks Patricia ;) The response and sales have been surprisingly good thanks to readers like yourself. I’d be curious to hear what you thought made it different, and which parts of the book you found most enjoyable. You can either respond here or if you have twitter hit me up there.
    -Nate

  • 02/02/2013 at 9:26 pm
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    Read your book as a kindle freebie. While I found it sexy, …and well written, I thought it was going to be more steamy, but it was actually kind of “scalding” and not necessarily in the sex scenes. Not a bodice-ripper but a mind-blower. And yet I see the love story in it very clearly, quite unique and clever.

    I’ll probably never look at a man in the “hook up” scene the same way again, damn you :)) …and yet I found your main character Jake very likeable and appealing and that’s quite an accomplishment since its mostly told from his perspective.

    I’m very concerned regarding the ending though!! I hope you intend to clear that up in another book. I’m now following you on twitter ;) Can you guess who I am?

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