Oh lambies. I'm on a such a roll with fun romance novels and here's another one to add to your list. You all need to catch up to me. Seriously- I'm whipping through books like a maniac.
Take Me Now - Faith Sullivan
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.
First of all, SEQUEL. I'm going to keep chanting SEQUEL until I get my hands on one because this book left me with a, "WHAT?!". Cliff hanger endings can be so hit or miss and I feel like if you're going to do one, leave it so the reader isn't sitting there fuming angry. I was not fuming angry, more like giddy excited for people who aren't even real. Because that's how I get. I get emotionally invested and boom- it's like these are friends.
I think it's evident that I loved this book. Ivy is your classic college student who just wants to get her life right and make the right choices and she's willing to sit through what is literally the internship from hell. She's a little unsure of herself in the guy department and rightfully so because the guy she's be infatuated with for years, Will, is kind of a huge douchebag. He's that guy that you know is terrible for your friend but she keeps going back for the abuse and there's no reason why. So she has Will to contend with since he's shown up in town. She also has her best friend for years, Ryan, who likes her but she doesn't see it because hello, he's best friend Ryan who is basically like her brother minus the fact he is 3 years younger than her. Then she has dreamboat Eric with a really crappy past with the death of his fiance/love of his life.
Ivy is stuck navigating through all three guys and their actual intentions, all the while dealing with Ryan's sister who is her internship supervisor, and who clearly hates her. Mostly because as it turns out, she really wants in Eric's pants for all of the wrong reasons. This book flip flops points of view and it's down well so you aren't like, "Wait, who is this now? Dammit, now I have to look back.", it's really well done. And the ending? Just when you think things are settling down and all is well, something happens with an article of clothing and it all goes to shit. Only to come back for a cliff hanger ending.
I finished this book in one afternoon because it was that good and I couldn't stop reading. I cannot wait for the sequel. SEQUEL. So excited for the sequel.
Faith has a great blog with all of her other books on there and she gives you some great additional background information about the books, characters, etc. Please check that out. Also, this book is available on Amazon for REALLY inexpensive, so if you are looking for a quick read, this is a good one without breaking the bank.