EMILY'S REVIEW TAKE ME WITH YOU...BY K.A. LINDE
Take Me With You is book 2 in the Take series by K.A. Linde. It picks up where book 1 Take Me For Granted leaves off. Grant and Ari reunited on the beach and now 2 weeks later and things have not been resolved. Both Ari and Grant are keeping secrets and not talking. Their sex life is the only thing that’s working right now.
It seems like they have so much going against them in this book. Grant’s band is about to hit it big time, his Dad is being released, Henry is lurking, her family looks down on Grant, and of course ever present are the groupies.
Grant and Ari face one challenge after the other and each time I think they handle it better than the last. If Grant ran, Aribel chased. If Ari retreated, Grant confronted. Both of them thought things out before just reacting. Their relationship grew and grew and in the end, both Ari and Grant were facing their problems together like adults. Knocking down each other’s walls and becoming a united force to be reckoned with. I was very impressed with the emotional growth each character showed.
One thing in particular keeps coming to mind for me that proves my point. Grant’s band is about to leave for tour and Aribel does not want to begrudge him his one shot at success. She loves and encourages him to go after what he has worked so hard for; she really wants him to be happy! Later, during the tour Grant realizes that as much as he misses and needs Ari, he doesn’t want her to come on the tour. He knows she is too good to be following the band around and doing nothing with herself. He is so happy and proud that she is in the lab doing research.
Even though Grant’s thoughts about other women really made me mad at times, I was happy he never even thought about betraying Ari. He really impressed me with the changes he made in his life. He knows how much he loves Ari and he never forgets how much she means to him.
Ari’s family continues to push Henry on her as a suitable match. I love how Aribel stands up to Henry and her entire family. I was blown away by the fact that she lays it on the line to them about her love for Grant. It’s like she gives them no choice but to accept him for her. I respected her so much for doing this!
Take Me With You is an awesome follow up and ending to Take Me For Granted. There were so many ups and downs, but the angst was always just enough! And let me tell you something, Grant is H.O.T. Damn, that boy just makes me seriously swoon. Grant is definitely a top book boyfriend for me! 5 smoldering lip smacks!