Review: Take Me Now by Faith Sullivan

Take Me Now (Take Me Now, #1)Take Me Now (Take Me Now #1) by Faith Sullivan

Publication Date: July 16, 2013
Page Count: 160
Source: eArc provided by author in exchange for an honest review

New Adult Contemporary Romance **May Contain Mature Content**
Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.

Synopsis From Goodreads:

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.

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I decided to take a chance on an author that was new to me. While I did enjoy reading Take Me Now, it was not a completely satisfying read for me.

Ivy was an okay character, but I didn't particularly care for her. I did like that she seemed determined to succeed in college and wanted a secure future for herself. But I found her to be a bit immature and naïve at times.

I liked Eric, and I admired his determination to get back on his feet after going through some difficult times at such an early age.

I liked Eric and Ivy as a couple, but I would have preferred more of a build up in their relationship. It was too rushed and I couldn't understand why they were attracted to each other. I would have loved more meaningful conversations between the two of them, and I would have loved to see Eric and Ivy dealing more with Eric's past.

This is a difficult book for me to review. It's not that I didn't like it, I just wasn't overly impressed by it. It was short at only 160 pages, yet there was a lot going on at all times. To me, some of the situations were unbelievable and too dramatic, which made them feel overly contrived. I felt there were too many outside forces and characters that were trying to keep Eric and Ivy apart. I can understand testing a relationship by having a roadblock or two thrown in their way, but there were way too many obstacles for my enjoyment.

Despite it's issues, I still enjoyed reading Take Me Now. I thought the premise was very interesting, and I enjoyed the story for the most part, but the overall execution was lacking. I am interested in continuing Eric and Ivy's story, and I hope to see more character development in the sequel.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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