Need You Now - Carly Phillips

Need You Now

By Carly Phillips

  • Release Date: 2018-07-10
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 148 Ratings


She’s free from the confines of her father’s control.

He’s the man hired to keep her out of trouble.

For Braden Clark, getting paid to watch over a city girl on vacation seems too good to be true. She's hot as hell and determined to test her newfound boundaries, something he finds both sexy and arousing.

Juliette Collins is eager to play and discover everything else she’s missed in her sheltered life—including the hot, muscular guy that seems to be everywhere she looks.

But what happens when she discovers his secret? That he’s been paid to watch over her all along?

This book was formerly titled Freed. No changes from original.


  • My favorite so far!!

    By Crystal Singer
    My favorite of this series so far!!!! There was something so incredibly special about Braden and Juliette’s relationship. As well as Braden’s life and Juliette’s. I loved watching the girls connect! We’ve been waiting for that for a while now. Perfect read that left me oh so satisfied! I just love a happy ending! Happy reading!
  • Loved Juliette and Braden!!!

    By sferguson105
    I’ve been dying for Juliette’s story, and how Carly would bring her in to the mix. Carly definitely didn’t disappoint. Juliette and Braden’s story was AMAZING! She came from a bit (ok, completely) sheltered life, so seeing her on her own, making something of herself, and standing up to those who have manipulated her, is refreshing. I was a bit surprised how she handled her mother. Not many would handle it the way she did the first time around, and I LOVED that about her. Braden was perfect for her. Sexy, sweet, and showing her just how amazing she really is. Halley and Pheobe’s first reactions when Juliette had me in tears. Their reactions to her were perfect! Her dad? I could’ve throat punched... a lot 😂😂. A fantastic addition to this series I would definitely recommend!!!
  • Amazing story!!!

    By Mslizalou
    Just when I think the last book I’ve read by Carly Phillips will be my favorite, she writes another book that become my new favorite book. I swear I didn’t think I would fall in love with another of the Ward sisters the way I did with the first 2 books in the series, and I was so glad to see I was wrong. While Juliette is a Collins rather than a Ward like Phoebe and Halley, she is every bit a Ward from the moment she meets her sisters. Juliette Collins really did have what seemed like the perfect life. Her father dotes on her and she has all the luxuries money can buy. My heart absolutely broke for Juliette when she discovered her father had not only known about her sisters and mother, but done everything in his power to keep them out of her life. I think I fell in love with Juliette when she not only confronted her father, and then decided to take back her life. I loved Juliette decided to go to Rosewood Bay to meet her sisters. She is a bit unsure of herself in the beginning and finding her footing as she has never been on her own before. I loved that while she had no training to be a waitress, she jumped in and worked her hardest to work in the local coffee shop. I think Juliette's determination to live her new life to the fullest was one of the things I loved best about her. I adored Braden Clark. He was such a yummy hero! He is a cop turned PI and moved back to his hometown to care for his aging father. How could you not fall head over heels for this guy?!?! Watching Braden care for his father Jonathan and try and keep him home as long as possible absolutely pulled at all of my heartstrings. My only issue was him keeping the secret that Juliette's dad had hired him to watch over her. I really felt like he should have been honest with her much sooner, but even with that error in judgement, I still loved him. Juliette and Braden might have been a bit of a set up meeting thanks to him working for her father, but I felt their connection pretty much from the very beginning. I absolutely fell in love with them as a couple. Their chemistry was so freaking hot, and I loved that Braden totally let Juliette set the pace. Seriously sigh worthy romance between these two. I really wish I could say I understood any of what Juliette's dad had been thinking by keeping her all to himself and even going to some pretty major extremes to try and get her to come back home. If there was ever a character who deserved the love of all her family members, it was Juliette and I loved she was strong enough to seek out her sisters and Aunt Joy and finally have a real family. I loved Halley, Phoebe, and Juliette had each other after totally having won the crap parents lottery with their mom and Juliette's dad. Freed pulled me in from the very first page and I absolutely could not put this book down. I loved it so much I re-read it multiple times to experience this emotional and sexy romance all over again. I highly recommend both this book and the entire Rosewood Bay series to all contemporary romance fans. Rating: 5 Stars (A) Review copy provided by publisher
  • Small town romance

    By DMPappas
    I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick, and fun read. Although I didn’t like it as much as the others in the series, it did keep my attention and I was invested in the characters. I loved reading about the other sisters from the previous books and the way they relate to this missing sister. The book is about establishing relationships with her half sisters, her relationship with her new found love and finally changing the relationship with her overbearing father. It as great to see her become an independent confident woman. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Great characters!

    By Cheryl SDS
    4.5 Stars This steamy book 3 in the Rosewood Bay series features the delicious Braden Clark and Juliet Collins. These two just fit perfectly together, although from different sides of the track. Juliet is naïve because she was extremely sheltered by her father but she’s far from stupid. I’m so glad she finally opened her eyes to her VERY manipulative father. I was kind of hoping for more conflict with Emily but it was not meant to be. I’m so glad we finally got to meet the youngest sister and sad that we didn’t get to hear from the Aunt, who’s been in each of the other books in this series. Great story with fabulous characters! I can’t wait for book four.
  • Doing the right thing isn’t always easy.

    By Newberryd
    I love this series! It makes me so happy to know that all the sisters are reconnected. It saddens me to read about mother’s who make selfish choices and are bad moms, but it is an unfortunate reality. Carly’s characters overcome adversity and show their strength of character in the choices they make. It would have been easy for Juliette to be taken care of by her father in luxury, but she wanted more for her life. Braden takes a job, because it’s his job, not knowing what would happen. Juliette has to stand up to her father even when he tries to manipulate her feelings. Juliette and Braden find love unexpectedly, while finding themselves. I can’t wait for the next story in the series. Thank you Carly Phillips for sharing your amazing imaginary worlds with us! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Freed

    By Jen G F
    ARC for honest review with no compensation received from Booksprout Freed is book 3 in he Rosewood Bay series by Carly Phillips and like the other books in this series it is a standalone, well written and intertwined with the other books... This book is about Juliette Collins who is also the third Ward sister, but she doesn't know that as she was told her mother died early on and was raised by her over protective, wealthy, controlling father. She wants to give her father a special birthday gift so she goes searching and finds a file about her other sisters and her mother and confronts her father and tells him she is going to see them. Her father hires a bodyguard to protect her while she looks up her sisters, but she discovers a life she never knew she was missing. Braden Clark has a personal protection agency and thinks he is just watching over a wealthy city girl who wants to get away but little does he know that his life is about to change too....mixing business with pleasure and lying about who he really is. Secrets, lies, angst, friendships, chemistry, healing, finding love and a HEA!!
  • Loved Juliette’s story!

    By 12toot
    I really enjoyed Juliette and Braden’s story. It was worth the wait. It felt like she had always been in both of her sisters’ lives, their meeting was effortless and emotional for all three of them. She really clicked with Braden and was so much more than the rich, sheltered woman that he was expecting. It’s too bad that both of her parents were selfish and only thought of themselves. I did miss that there wasn’t any actual interaction with Aunt Joy. This was well worth reading. Can’t wait for Andi’s story.
  • A lovely story

    By charlligirl
    **** 4.5 **** This is book 3 in the Rosewood Bay series about the lost sister, Juliette. So far, this is my favorite story. It has a good mix of intrigue, naivete, hope, disillusionment and overall family drama. Juliette has been sheltered her entire life and it is now time to make her own way, against her father's wishes. Her father is a control freak and has no concept of letting loose. So what will happen when Juliette finds out her father has been keeping secrets from her? I love that Juliette asserted herself and left to go find her secret family. I love that her and Braden connect and she takes an interest in helping him with his father. Braden is dealing with a lot of things and the last thing he needs right now is a girlfriend, but ultimately that is what he gets and loses. These two had honest, everyday issues of honesty and trust and this was a good story to watch them figure it out and figure out what they both want and need.
  • Great!

    By little_staple
    Freed is the third book in the Rosewood Bay series. The book was about the long lost sister to Phoebe and Halley Ward. Juliette Ward was raised in a shelter lifestyle with her father, who was so protective over her. After uncovering a huge secret her dad kept from her she went on her own to discover herself. In the meanwhile her dad hired a PI, Braden Clark to watch her every move. After getting to know each other, what will happen when Juliette finds out the truth? This was a great read and really enjoyed finally reading what happened to the third Ward sister. Can’t wait to read Andi’s story!