Author: Faith Sullivan
Synopsis: 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 eyeing 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. From Amazon.
My Review: Take Me Now is a very well-written New Adult book. New Adult seems to really be taking the reading world by storm, and I’ve been along for the ride. Take Me Now focuses on Ivy, as she is trying to find her way as an intern, and Eric, as he is trying to get over his tragic past. I actually loved the sweetness in the story, especially their meet-cute.
Ivy seems like a typical college girl. She has her immature moments. She is hung up on an old crush and she lets some people walk all over her. That was a little frustrating, but she grows as a character, and that made it better. It also made it more believable. Instead of a perfect girl, or someone who is insanely needy, I felt like Ivy was someone I could actually know and even like.
Eric is a seriously hunky working man. Not just a pretty face, but a guy who gets his hands dirty. I wish I could elaborate more about him, but I would end up getting to spoilery. Not my style, so I’ll just say that man knows how to love with everything he has. He is sweet, loyal, and chivalrous. Oh, and he has an awesome dog.
Ivy and Eric don’t have it easy. Sure they have that instant spark, but they work for their relationship. Plenty of obstacles seem to pop up from their pasts and the present. There was plenty of drama and romance. I wasn’t expecting the ending at all, but I loved it. I can’t wait to find out what happens next, in Meant for Me. I think lovers of New Adult books will really enjoy this book.
I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.