Janica and Luke have fought their feelings for one another for years. Why? Heck if I know. Janica was wild, Luke was not. That’s what I perceived to be the issue. That and their siblings were married to one another. The "crisis" of the plot was a bit weak for me, even though it’s not as simple as I made out. Luke had issues from his mother dying that made it difficult for him to love a woman. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and before Luke is aware of what he’s doing, he’s on Janica’s doorstep and crossing more than one threshold. His stressful job as an ER surgeon used to keep his mind off Janica, but that’s no longer working. He gives in to his feelings, very unwillingly, and Janica views it (rightly so) as a huge insult and painful in the extreme. Who wants to be loved because the other person gave in? Everyone wants to be loved for who they are, not in spite of it.
Very emotional and frustrating, ripe with drama and passive aggressive actions, I sometimes felt like a spectator at a tennis match. This was a read I couldn’t put down because it moved so quickly, and I felt Janica was at times a saint for putting up with Luke’s major mood shifts. I’d have kicked his hot butt to the curb a multitude of times, but that is what kept me interested and reading. If you read Take Me, you’ll definitely want to read this, and if you read this first, be prepared to search out the prequel.
It's been five years since Lily and Travis fell in love in TAKE ME....now it's finally time for Janica and Luke to get their very own happy ending.
If there's one thing that Janica Ellis is absolutely certain of, it's that she and Luke Carson are totally wrong for each other. She's a wild, artistic and outspoken fashion designer. He's a type A, workaholic trauma surgeon (who just happens to be sizzling hot and her brother-in-law!). But Janica is about to be proven wrong when opposites attract...in the sexiest possible way.
After a life-changing night in the ER, Luke is desperate for escape - and relief from his personal demons. For five years he has fought his attraction to his sister-in-law, but when he's pushed too far, he can't fight it another second. He needs her. Desperately. He's spent his whole life doing the right thing. For one night, he's going to follow desire instead. Straight into Janica's arms.
Janica can't believe Luke is finally at her front door...and that he's kissing her like he's been waiting his whole life for her. But even as their sensual connection deepens with every touch of skin on skin - and the man she always thought was such a good boy turns out to be sinfully, toe-curlingly bad between the sheets - Janica soon realizes she wants more than Luke's body. She wants his heart too. But what will Luke do when one night of extreme passion turns into an all or nothing proposition?