ASIN #: B00DVS8ZT6
File Size: 1317 KB
Page Count: 160
Copyright: July 10, 2013
(Taken from Amazon)
How do you survive the internship from hell?
Don't fall in love.
Ivy thought being a reporter-in-training at the Independent Gazette would be her dream summer job. Little did she know, interviewing Eric, a landscaper with a heart of gold, would derail her plans. It turns out Ivy's boss, Lauren, has been eying his chiseled physique for quite some time.
But at twenty-four, Eric already has a tragic past, one that he is still reeling from. Even though his ordeal turned him into some sort of local celebrity, it's been a while since he's shared his bed with anyone. When he comes to Ivy's rescue out of the blue, it's not long before the two of them start seeing each other behind Lauren's back. When they get caught, Ivy's journey toward a college degree is jeopardized and her relationship with Eric is severely put to the test.
Career versus love? In the end, a shocking turn of events provides Ivy with a revelation she never saw coming.
For a novella, the characters in TAKE ME NOW were pretty realistic and believable. Ivy had a self-destructive behavior in that she loved a guy she knew didn't love her back. Any time he wanted her, she would make herself available for him. Her whole self-worth was tied up in this man and what he thought about her. I don't know what you people call that, but I call it desperate and pathetic. What I did appreciate about Ivy is that she was self-aware enough to know how desperate and pathetic she was when it came to Will.
Eric, I like. There's not really anything about him that I don't like. He has a tendency to be your typical guy going along with another woman's plan thinking it'll make everything work out when all it does is blow everything up in his face. I'd like to think guys are smarter than that, but I've yet to see one who didn't fall under a pretty woman's spell. Once he breaks free from that crap, though, he's exactly the kind of guy I wouldn't mind hooking up with (if I was single ... and imaginary ...).
I enjoyed TAKE ME NOW. Packed in its 160 pages was everything you could expect from a full-length novel: unrequited love, heartache, a steamy romp in the living room, a friend turned enemy, and a plot to break up the soon-to-be lovers. I was all set to give this novella 4 stars on Goodreads until I read the last few pages.
******* Spoiler Alert - You've Been Warned ********
You may have heard me say this before, but in case you haven't: I get tired of reading how girls think they have a stomach flu when they're really pregnant. Authors, can we please stop this insanity?! It has been written to death. Yes, we all get it. She's clueless she's pregnant. Please find an alternative way for the woman to find out she's gotten herself knocked up from a one-night romp session.
Other than that ... it's good. You'd enjoy it and I'm actually tempted to read the second book despite the "stomach flu" scenario.
*Reviewer downloaded the novella from Amazon for free.