Need Him (Boys, Daddies, Snuggles & More Book 1) by Elouise East


Need Him is a Daddy/Middle story and the first book in the Boys, Daddies, Snuggles & More series!

From the blurb:

Gareth knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to work for it. Unfortunately, it seems as elusive as the winning lottery ticket he tries for every week. He spent many years looking after himself while his dad worked all the hours under the sun - and sometimes, the moon. After searching for his place in the world, he finally found his calling - to be a Daddy. He needs someone to care for, someone to guide, someone to love. It can’t be that hard to find. Right?

Ben knows what he wants and it isn’t what he has. He should be grateful for his parents caring enough to push him to be the best he can be, but when that caring comes with conditions, it becomes a curse. Stress, long hours and the unwritten rule that he needs to do what his parents tell him to - even at the age of forty-one - turns him into an obsessive perfectionist. One with a penchant for stamping his feet when he doesn’t get his own way.

When Gareth starts working for Ben, he finds himself drawn to the man, but Ben is resistant to him. As Ben’s stress levels increase, Gareth puts his foot down, and Ben pushes back.

How will they find their way through the obstacles they - and others - are putting between them? Do they want to?

Need Him is a Daddy/boy book with a middle who stamps his foot when he doesn’t get his way, a Daddy who gives his boy exactly what he needs, even when he doesn’t know he needs it, and friends who keep them on the right track towards their happily ever after.

Heather's Review:

If you're looking for a realistic Daddy/Middle story with discussions of limits and consent, you won't find it in Need Him, but that doesn't make the story any less fun and compelling...  

I felt like I'd missed a step on a few places with just how fast things progressed from Gareth and Ben's first few interactions to their Daddy/Boy relationship and a few more in the way that Ben needed to restructure his life... but it was a fun read non-the-less and a great set up for the future Boys, Daddies, Snuggles & More series.  

I loved the side characters, Victor & Preston and can't wait for their stories in future books...

While scant in a few places, there was no denying that Garret and Ben clicked and that their relationship was an enjoyable and steamy read and I recommend you suspend your disbelief and pick up Need Him when you need a fun Daddy/Middle romp.

TW: Parental abuse/neglect of an adult

Rating: 4 Stars

Need Him is currently available as an e-book and paperback and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription