Series: Take Me
Author: Bella Andre
# of Books: 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: Hot
Bella Andre is an author that I find is very hit or miss with me. I nearly quit reading the Sullivan Series after the first one but sometimes her stories get on my annoyed side. I also find she rushes with plots that are introduced at the start and then conclude within the last 10 pages of the story; it’s like she focuses on getting as much sex in there as possible and then remembers the plot points.
Book 1, Take Me had all the makings of a great book, but it just fell apart. I liked the characters (until the end when Lily irked me to no end with an issue she had resolved and she kept droning on about it) and I liked the plot premise (but I felt like the “game of desire” was never acknowledged by Travis).
Book 2, Love Me was a freebie from Kobo. I felt like it was more of an extended epilogue of two characters from Take Me, as there was essentially no plot. I was happy to see it written, but it could have been a lot better.
The good side is, it’s a quick read and if you want a cute romantic story then you will enjoy it. At first the book reminded me a lot of a Meg Cabot novel with the way the plot was set up, just more erotica based than Meg Cabot’s novels. So if you are looking for a sexier read, this might be the one for you.
Similar Reads: Size 12 is not Fat by Meg Cabot (Heather Well’s Mysteries #1) and Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot (Queen of Babble #1)
Synopsis of Take Me(from Goodreads.com):
An appetite for sensual pleasures must never be denied… Lily Ellis has curves — soft, beautiful curves. The kind of voluptuous body she fears Travis Carson, the man she’s always loved from afar, would never crave. But Lily is about to be proven wrong. Her adventure begins when the demure San Francisco interior decorator agrees to model a plus-size dress for her fashion designer sister. Watching this sensual beauty move down the runway, Travis can’t believe it’s the same Lily he’s always known — and always rejected. In a whirlwind of electric attraction, Lily is soon moaning Travis’s name in his bed, not just in her wild fantasies. But Lily is all too aware that she’s nothing like his past lovers.
Determined to beat Travis at his own game by guarding her true feelings, Lily partners with him on a business deal that takes them all the way to Italy. In the seductive warmth of the Tuscan sun, Lily plays a game of desire with the hot-blooded Travis. Will she be burned by an all-consuming ecstasy or will Travis open his heart to the sexy, exciting, and lasting love she has to offer?