Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I Take You - TLC Book Tours

~ I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author to facilitate this review.  I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis (from Amazon): From internationally bestselling author Nikki Gemmell comes a tantalizing story of love within marriage—and alongside it.

Under her Chanel suit and designer lingerie, Connie Carven is no longer the typical banker's wife. When Cliff's horrible skiing accident shifts the balance of their relationship, Connie becomes a willing submissive to her husband's every desire. Cliff is eager to explore new, and troubling, avenues of passion. Connie, ever the dutiful wife, follows wherever he leads. While at first she enjoys a perverse sense of freedom within the ever-tightening bonds of her marriage, Cliff's dark desires soon consume her entirely. She finds herself surrendering to an act that will forever remind her that she belongs to her husband alone—to be unlocked only by him, whenever he pleases.

But it is also this act that awakens Connie from the numbness that has taken over her life. And when she encounters someone new in the communal garden of her Notting Hill home, she discovers the thrill of true intimacy . . . and the price of risking everything for it.

The author of the bestselling phenomenon The Bride Stripped Bare and the exquisite With My Body, Nikki Gemmell brings erotic writing into the twenty-first century. In I Take You she looks to the classic Lady Chatterley's Lover for inspiration, reimagining D. H. Lawrence's celebrated tale as a brutally honest and deeply sensual modern love story.

My Review: 

One (or more) Sentence Summary: As I started reading, I Take You, I wasn't sure where the story was going or if I was going to like being taken there.  I really liked how the story twisted and turned and revealed a very strong character.  She always seemed to put everyone else needs, especially her husband, before her own needs.  When she is finally pushed too far, she starts realizing she needs to put herself first.  We are taken through her transformation, self discovery....her escape.  I was cheering her on all the way.

Favorite Character(s):  Connie was my favorite character.  At first I wasn't sure what I thought of her.....weak, devote, erotic. As I kept reading, I realized she was a very strong person.  Cliff was my least favorite character.  He was controlling and uncaring.

Fast read/slow read:  I Take You moves along quickly. 

Cover:  The cover works so perfect with the storyline.
What Others Are Saying:  Check out the other reviews on the TLC Book Tours. 
Tuesday, January 7th: Conceptual Reception
Wednesday, January 8th: Seaside Book Nook
Thursday, January 9th: Mom in Love With Fiction
Monday, January 13th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, January 14th: The Ludic Reader
Wednesday, January 15th: Seductive Musings
Thursday, January 16th: Cupcake on Books
Monday, January 20th: Cruising Susan Reviews
Tuesday, January 21st: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Wednesday, January 22nd: Lovely Reads

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I would and I have (see my review here). I just can't read two in a row. They are pretty intense.

Meet the Author: Nikki Gemmell is the internationally bestselling author of The Bride Stripped Bare and With My Body, as well as ShiverAlice Springs, and The Book of Rapture. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her family.

Connect: You can connect with Niiki online at her websiteTwitter and Facebook.

Purchase it:  You can purchase I Take You on line at Amazon for $14.99 ($9.99 Kindle).

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