Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Take Me Now by Faith Sullivan (3.5 stars)

About Take Me Now
(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.


For as long as she can remember, Ivy has wanted the same guy, Will. He knows it and plays with her emotions. But she plans to focus on her career and her summer internship, writing for the Gazette. Too bad her boss, Lauren, is determined to make Ivy's life difficult.

Everything in her life gets complicated when she's assigned to write two articles. One is on Will, and one is on Eric. She's immediately drawn to him, but he's still recovering from a tragic loss. To further complicate matters, Ivy's best friend, Ryan, has his own feelings about her love life. Will Ivy end up with the right guy? Can she keep her job in the process?

Trying to figure out love is complicated enough without other people trying to manipulate the outcome. Poor Ivy is caught in a web of deceit. Although I can understand how hard it is to give up on your first love, I never thought Will was a viable option so I was Team Eric very early on. At times, I got aggravated with Ivy and wanted her to develop a stronger backbone. But, to be fair, she really had a lot thrown her way. I'll be interested to see how she grows in the next book, especially after the twist at the end of this one.

Overall, this is an enjoyable first book in a series. It's a well-written story with plenty of heat and a main character you can care about.

Rating: 3.5 stars

About the Author
(from Amazon)

I really hate talking about myself. My goal is to have the shortest author bio imaginable. I would much rather have a conversation with my readers. Are you able to escape within my pages? Does my writing make you feel something? Are there characters that you can't get out of your head? Let me know!

Ways to connect:

* Email at
* Follow on Twitter at @_FaithSullivan_
* Read her blog at

Note: I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. A positive review was not requested or guaranteed; the opinions expressed are my own.