Friday, August 3, 2012

Take Me Now by Nancy Jardine

Title: Take Me Now
Author: Nancy Jardine
My Rating: B-

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Nairn and Aela
Release Date: August 2012

ISBN: e-book

Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Nairn Malcolm’s looking for the impossible. He needs a highly skilled, enterprising aide who’ll be at his beck and call 24/7. No ordinary Jane Doe will do. He doesn’t expect the only candidate who drops in at his Scottish castle for an interview to be so competent…or so stunning.
Aela Cameron’s got exactly the right mix of talents to satisfy all Nairn Malcolm’s needs, and more. She loves the jobs he needs done, adores his castle, and finds his frenetic lifestyle energising. But she’s only looking for temporary: not to fall in love with the man.
Can Nairn convince Aela she’s tailor-made for him in every way…and not a passing fancy?
Rating: Sensual
Page Count: 318
Word Count: 86777
978-1-61217-335-1 Digital
978-1-61217-334-4 Paperback

My Review:
If you like a wounded, sexy alpha hero, then this is the book for you. I've never seen an alpha in worse shape than Nairn is for a lot of this book. When he conducts his interview with Aela, he's literally delirious from the pain and lingering concussion from his motorcycle accident that's left him with a broken leg, broken arm, three broken ribs, and an awful head injury as well as a host of other bruises and scrapes. Despite all that, Aela finds herself drawn into his sexual allure. But when he basically collapses into delirium, Aela suddenly finds herself playing nursemaid to this wounded hero.

Aela is hiring on to be Nairn's temporary assistant before she heads off to college. It's a four-week job where she will act as his assistant as well as handle his transportation needs for 24/7. Their odd beginning puts them at a rather awkward start where things are much more relaxed than they normally would be. Something about being hit on first thing and seeing your boss naked immediately, sets a girl at ease. And Aela is pretty much at ease. She's one of those people that settles in pretty easily in all places.

On the other hand, Nairn is really uncomfortable in the position he finds himself. He's hurt. He's vulnerable and being threatened. He's extremely attracted to Aela, but is in no physical shape to do anything about it. As a result, his emotions and signals to Aela are back and forth and all over the place. At first that was understandable, but after 85,000 words, I was ready for him to calm down with the bad moods.

Unfortunately, this story went a little too long and the resolution of the threats against the two fell a little flat when there was no actual climactic scene with it. I think I would have been happier with the book overall if it had resolved at the 75% point.
I received a complementary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

1 comment:

Nancy Jardine said...

Hi Christi, thank you very much for your review. I appreciate your personal opinion. My wounded hero, Nairn, is champing at the bit, but it takes a while for his bones to knit!