Thursday, December 12, 2013

Take What You Want by Ann Lister

Title: Take What You WantAuthor: Ann ListerMy Rating: B+ 
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance Series: Rock Gods #2Main Characters: Alex, Chase, and DanniRelease Date: October 2013Publisher: SleighFarmLinks to PurchaseAmazon  Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:

Mega rock star, Alex “Zander” Metcalf is burned out after nearly two years touring with his band, as well as emotionally drained after his sexual preferences were exposed by the media. He is ready for a long sabbatical – alone, and retreats to the east coast island of Martha's Vineyard; leasing an oceanside estate.

Alex seeks the quiet lifestyle of a recluse to write new material for his band, only to meet the handsome estate manager, Chase, and his gorgeous fiancée, Danni, living in the guest house on his property. Alex's hope of solitude is soon forgotten when he discovers Chase has a repressed bi-sexual side that is aching to surface and Alex is more than happy to help him explore it.

What neither Alex or Chase expects is the emotional power of their chemistry expanding to involve the three of them when Danni becomes entangled in their passion. Alex believes he has finally found his perfect menage relationship with Chase and Danni.

Sometimes two isn't enough and it takes three to complete the union of a fulfilled love. But, will their new relationship be strong enough to survive when real life wants to punish them for their unconventional love? And, can they be confident in the strength of their love to take the 'happily ever after' they can only give each other?

My Review:
Flat out, I loved this book. I had a really hard time putting it down, but I'll state right now, the reason I loved it so much was Alex and Chase. I had a few issues with Danni, but I will get to that in a moment.

But the set-up with Chase and Alex was just perfect. Chase is a straight guy, engaged to Danni, but he's always been bi-curious...although he's never admitted it to anyone, even himself. When Danni catches him masturbating to gay porn, she pushes until he admits a that he assures her that he NEVER plans to act on. As timing would have it, Danni goes away for a 2 month school right before Alex moves in. Alex is bi-sexual and immediately drawn to Chase. At the same time Alex is pursuing Chase, Danni is pushing him to think about what he truly wants and pushing him to maybe explore all that. Then things happen...and Danni freaks out.

That is my issue. She pushed, then did exactly what he feared would happen. And I have to give the author credit because she wrote Danni exactly the way most women would react and as much as I hate it, it was probably right. But it made it so hard for me to like Danni's character in this book. I adored both Chase and Alex and all I could see was Danni screwing everything up over and over again. I want to fall in love with all the characters that should be in love together. 

But regardless of that, I did really, really enjoy the book. I was totally pulled into the story and ignored my work all day to sneak "just a few more pages" reading....a sure sign of a good book. I cannot wait to read more of this series....maybe Cooper and Jayson next?? Because I can already tell there is so much more to their story and I want to read it. 

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