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Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: August 26th 2013
Publisher: Entangled Ever After
Series: Take A Chance #4
Source: Provided by publisher for review
Married in the morning… Professional heartbreaker Mike Worth thrived on the chase—and dancer Morgan Collins represented the ultimate prize. But there was no way he was going to throw away his single-man status…not even for an elusive redhead with sparkling eyes and mile-long legs. So how did he let one drunken Vegas night end with I do instead of hell no?Morgan’s life revolved around her career and she had no intention of letting a man interfere—even if Mike made her question all her rules about love. At his urging, she reluctantly agreed to give their spur-of–moment marriage a chance. But once their trial-honeymoon ended, would she choose to follow the dance and leave her unforgettable husband behind?
I have always been fascinated by quickie Vegas weddings so when I got this for review I was extremely intrigued. Having secretly wanted to leave it up to chance and marry a stranger in Vegas in the hope that things would work out and I'd find my soulmate, I felt like I had something in common with this book. I love the idea that fate brings people together when they least expect it and Take Me was exactly what I was looking for with this kind of storyline.
Mike and Morgan meet by chance while at a tamed down bachelor party for his best friend Garrett, who happens to be marrying his sister. Not wanting to hurt his sister and out of respect he avoids the cliche surprise stripper the best man is usually expected to hire. When Morgan comes in she realizes all the guys have taken her booth after she left to use the restroom. Upon first glance Mike assumes she's a stripper one of the other guys hired and when he tries to get her to leave she gets angry and a butting of heads begins. I totally love couples who are full of spunk and Mike and Morgan have it in spades. What begins as a misunderstanding turns into small talk which then turns into a drunken night and a quickie wedding neither remembers when the sun rises.
I really adored Morgan's character from the beginning. She was a strong woman who knew what she wanted out of life and very goal oriented with her dancing career. She knew she didn't have time for love and marriage and vowed to herself she wouldn't let it happen. Mike is the straight laced History teacher who is also a serious marriage phobe. He even planned to avoid it at all costs and set a three step plan for avoiding serious relationships in place. These two were so perfect for each other because they both had deep seeded issues that have kept them from committing. Morgan not wanting to be like her mother and give up her beloved dancing career for a man and Mike having watched his mother fall apart as soon as her marriage ended, became a lonely drunk so he avoids the M word at all costs. They had similar personalities because they were both stubborn and chalanged each other at every turn. It was so much fun to watch these two fight the attraction that was so apparent between them you couldn't deny it. Mike was convinced there was a reason he married Morgan and convinced her to give their marriage a week to figure things out before they split up.
They had amazing chemistry in and out of the bedroom and I highly enjoyed their flirty banter. There were a few steamy scenes between these two but I was a little deflated when they ended too abruptly. Granted the book was a pretty quick read, I was left wanting more between them in certain sexy parts. I loves me a good steamy sex scene and with the chemistry sizzling with Mike and Morgan they had the potential to set the pages on fire. Don't get me wrong the sex was hot but I would have liked for the scenes to be a little longer. Despite that though they had some really romantic moments. Mike really surprised me with his change of heart once he started falling for Morgan. Morgan was my kind of woman with her headstrong ways about not bending to a man's will but she showed up dressed as one of Mike's hot fantasies and I loved it. She wasn't too headstrong or too willowy she was written just right for me. Mike was enough of an Alpha male to moisten your panties but at the same time he had a sweet side to him that was very endearing and knew how to treat his woman.
All in all Take Me was a win for me. I fell in love with these characters and being that it was the fourth in a series (that I haven't read any of the previous books to) I wasn't lost at all in what was going on with the secondary characters. I was intrigued enough to want to delve into their lives and find out how things worked out for them so I can't wait to start those. I was worried for a while that Mike and Morgan wouldn't get their shit together before the end but the way it wrapped up was done so well. I love a good epilogue and Alberts delivers one that packed tons of heart and endearing moments between all the characters in the series it seems and left me watery eyed and sniffly. I recommend this for those of you who love chance encounters, steamy romance and fantastic epilogues!
He grasped her hand, yanking her down against his cock. “Believe me, sweetheart, I’m not going anywhere.” “Then why not kiss me?” “You’re mine tonight.” He shot a pointed glance at the cab driver. “I’m not touching you until we’re alone and no one else can see you. No one else can hear your sighs and moans. They’re all mine.” PDF Page 26
“But that doesn’t change the fact that you’re the type of man who doesn’t get a broken heart because your heart never enters into the equation. You’re not willing or ready to offer it up to a woman, so you keep it safe. It’s simple math. And it doesn’t take much to know that at the end of the week, I’ll be leaving.” For a second, he looked at her as if she’d struck him physically. But then he smiled and held a hand over his chest. “Oh, babe. If you want my heart, try talking history instead of math. That might win me over.” PDF Page 82
About The Author:
Diane Alberts has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.