Book Review: Hold Me Tight (Take Me Now #3) by Faith Sullivan

He loves me. He loves me not.

Ivy's heart shatters upon hearing Eric's crushing ultimatum. Despite how much she cares for him, she won't give in to his demands. She has no choice but to leave, even if it's the hardest thing she's ever had to do.

She loves me. She loves me not.

When Ivy walks out, Eric can't help feeling betrayed. Unwilling to put her at risk, he values her safety above all else. By refusing to compromise, he's blindsided when she moves in with a man who's already stolen so much from him.

I love you. You love me not.

Lauren sees Eric and Ivy's split as an opportunity to end their relationship once and for all. When Ivy places herself at the mercy of Eric's rival, Lauren plots to destroy the fragile tie binding them together, even if she endangers Ivy's life in the process.
Release Date: April 30, 2014
Age Group: New Adult
Source: Review copy from author
Reviewed By: Kelli
I have been a fan of Faith Sullivan's Take Me Now series from the beginning.  Read my reviews of book one: Take Me Now, here, and book two, Meant for Me, here.  This series is darker than Sullivan's other series, with a definite villain: Lauren, who has a lot of hate and murderous intent coiled up like a murderous snake inside of her.  And Ivy, Eric's true love, is the primary object of Lauren's vitriol.  Lauren wants Eric for herself and will stop at nothing to obtain him.

All throughout this series, I've thought that Lauren's jealousy, greed, and envy were what drove her to such horrible actions.  But, I learned her motivation for the things she does, in this book.  There's much more than meets the eye with Lauren, and she morphed from a one-dimensional villain to a character that while I could not approve of her actions, I could certainly understand them.  I love it when authors make me identify with the "bad guys" and Sullivan does that with aplomb in Hold Me Tight

As in the first two books in this series, Hold Me Tight is full of chemistry between Ivy and Eric.  Their relationship has grown as a result of separation and difficult live events, though, so it was neat to see their relationship evolve.  I loved the tender moments between the two, especially with regard to Ivy's pregnancy.

One of my favorite things about this series are the supporting characters.  There are so many great minor characters, many with intertwining storylines.  Sullivan draws them all together and there is closure for each character in the series---not just the main characters.

Throughout this entire series, Ivy has been compared to Eric's first love, Cassidy.  Ivy feels that she'll never measure up to Cassidy.  I always pitied Ivy for that fact, and hoped that she'd feel secure enough in their relationship to stop comparing herself to Cassidy.  Well, I got my wish, and more, with the way the past unfolded in this story.  It was so gratifying to find out what Cassidy was really like!

Hold Me Tight was the strongest book of the Take Me Now series, in my opinion.  It had the most drama, a great pace, and so much buildup to the conclusion of the story.  I loved every page of this book, and I'm so glad that Faith Sullivan provided so much great closure for the characters I've come to love.  If you're new to Faith Sullivan's work, I highly recommend her books!

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1 comment:

  1. Awesome review, loved how you put it in perspective considering the whole series too. Glad it was a good read, and it definitely puts the series on my to read list!


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