Review: Take Me Now, by Faith Sullivan

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.
Oh! Look how pretty the cover is.

Oh! Look how pretty the cover is.

I received an ARC of Take Me Now from Faith Sullivan in exchange for review, and I have to say, I was pretty excited. New Adult and Romance equals two boxes ticked in my book, so I couldn’t wait to get my teeth stuck in to it.
Luckily for me, this was a very easy-to-read publication. Our main character, Ivy, was very likeable, and when she gets a role as an intern at the Independent Gazette and her boss is arch enemy Lauren (great name, by the way!) I did feel sorry for her. Working in media, I’ve done an internship with an evil boss — sadly, there are some crazy word-controlling evil people out there. But I digress.
Ivy meets Eric and forms a pretty much insta-attraction to this sexy young landscaper, much to Lauren’s chagrin. And, while Eric does have certain feelings for Ivy (he’s determined to make her his!) a tragic event in his past prevents him from moving forward, resulting in a lot of emotional turmoil and drama.
I felt the plot of this book had a lot of strong elements. There was action, drama, love and some intense physical moments that definitely pulled me in as a reader. I really loved the character of Lauren, too (no, it’s not just because of her name!). I thought, for a bad chick, she was pretty believable and very strong-willed.
I did have one tiny qualm with the story, and it’s the issue of how quickly Ivy and Eric fell in love. This is a personal thing for me, it drives me crazy when two characters meet up a couple of times and then — BAM! — it’s on like, erm, married Donkey Kong.
HAVING SAID THAT lots of people LOVE that kind of thing, and it certainly didn’t ruin the book for me.
This book is a part of a trilogy, so when asking the question, ‘Did I like it?’ I guess my interest in the sequels comes into play.
The answer is yes. Come on, Faith! Write faster! I want to read books two and three already!
AOaR_4star (3)
You can buy Take Me Now from Amazon here and visit Faith’s blog here.
Lauren (3)
Lauren McKellar is a freelance editor and author. Her debut novel, Finding Home is out October 1 (add it to goodreads! I dare you!) and she is currently taking freelance edit clients for mid-September and beyond (more info here).

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