Book Review: Meant For You (Take Me Now #2) by Faith Sullivan

Eric thought he had forever...before.

Divided between reliving the past and embracing his new life with Ivy, Eric fears that love will once again be ripped from his grasp. Having faith in the future is hard. So many things can go wrong.

Ivy is convinced that what they have is meant to be...but no one can escape the wheel of fate.

Her love for Eric and the life they're creating make every sacrifice seem worthwhile. Until she's forced to reveal the truth surrounding her delicate condition. Even if it shatters his hope.

Can they hold onto their newfound happiness or are events already in motion to keep them apart?

Release Date: December 10, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Source: Review copy from author
Reviewed By:  Kelli

I really enjoyed book one in this series, Take Me Now (read my review here) and found myself really excited at the chance to read Meant for Me, book two, early.  I like Ivy and Eric---really, how could I not?---and was looking forward to diving back into their passionate love story.  Speaking of passion, Sullivan sure knows how to write the bedroom scenes: full of emotion and chemistry yet still tasteful.  Parents, take note, this series is definitely New Adult and not appropriate for ages 18 and under.  

Take Me Now had a lot of world-building, with a large cast of characters.  I liked that Sullivan jumped right into the story in Meant for Me, and kept up a great pace throughout the book.  This book had a lot of drama going on, and I found myself really enjoying that (even though I'm not usually a fan of that kind of story).  The villain in this series is not your typical "bad guy" and I thought that that particular plot element was really well developed.  The cast of characters, several of whom I thought were unrelated, ended up with intertwining stories.  I love that!  There was a butterfly effect in this story: one action set off a series of revelations about several characters.    

What I like most about Sullivan's work is how easy it is to escape into her stories.  Her characters are so easy to relate to, and her plots are detailed but not so much that I have to work to remember things.  I hate having to work at reading a book: I want my books to be fun, engaging, and easy to read.  Sullivan's books always fit the bill in that aspect.  

Sullivan's characters are realistically flawed, which makes me like them more.  I hate it when authors write characters that are too perfect: too beautiful, too smart, and their decisions are always correct.  It makes them unrealistic, in my opinion.  Sullivan's characters make mistakes---sometimes I want to reach through the pages and smack some sense into them---but their mistakes are what make them so likable.  I feel like her characters are so real they could be people I know.  My neighbors, strangers at the mall, anyone, really.  

Meant for Me was full of surprises, which I loved.  I love being surprised as I'm reading.  Faith took the story in a direction I wasn't expecting, and ended the book on an "ah-ha" note.  I really can't wait to read the conclusion to this series...I think it's going to be even better than the first two books!  


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