I'm happy to be doing another audiobook review this week and a contest! Keep reading for details.
Last week's winner is Pompie1999. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to collect you prize of an audiobook from me.
Now last week I had fun talking about Laura Kaye's book Hearts in Darkness.
Today I'm talking about Bella Andre's Love Me.
Narrated by Eva Kaminsky.
What's it about?
In the long awaited sequel to Take Me by New York Times and USA Today
best-selling author, Bella Andre, 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. But Janica
is about to be proven wrong when opposites attract...in the sexiest
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 Janica, 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.
believe Luke is finally at her front door...and that he's kissing her as
though he's been waiting his whole life to touch 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?
My Thoughts: Love Me is a sequel to Bella Andre's fantastic book Take Me. Take Me and Love Me involve a set of two sisters an a set of twin brothers. The first book Take Me is about the eldest sister, the plump and heartwarming Lily who falls for the "bad boy" of the twin brothers named Travis.
Love Me takes place five years after the happily ever after takes place in Take Me. Now Lily and Travis are married with two darling children. And Travis's straight-laced brother named Luke is falling for the tiny, fiery little sister of Lily named Danica.
What did I love about this book? Well for starters we get two great contrasted couples. Danica and Lily are nothing alike, just as Luke and Travis are nothing alike. Danica is a force of nature (as a fashion designer) and she sweeps Luke away from the start. All four characters have a strong backstory where they knew each other as young children and grew up together. All of them suffered a great tragedy of losing parents and it all affected them differently. I love how Bella Andre evokes such wonderful, deep emotions regarding these losses and how each of the heroes and heroines in both books move forward.
So, back to the story and what I loved. Luke is suffering in his job as an ER doctor and the stress gets too much for him. When he has to go on leave from the hospital, he goes straight to Janica and they end up sleeping together that night. One of the things that shocked me (but not in a bad way), was that Janica flat out tells Luke she loves him that night. Normally in a romance, the love declarations come towards the end. I actually liked this twist, the upfront declaration and Luke struggling to accept that he has loved her back for years. The emotional battle between Luke and Janica is heartfelt, realistic and sexy. BOY HOWDY is it sexy!!!! Sometimes books feel too forced, but not this one. Andre hits another home run for me!
The book isn't that long, only a little under five hours, but the narrator Eva does a lovely job of bringing the love story together.
Want to get a copy? Check out Love Me right here:
This week I'm offering one lucky random commenter on this post their choice of one of my books autographed. All you have to do is answer this question:
What's your favorite recent audiobook listen or if you aren't an audio listener, what is your favorite recent book you've read that you would like try out as an audiobook and why?