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.