Gitte: 4.5 short sexy stars
Jenny: 4.5 panty dropping stars
Gitte: Oh wow…this one is definitely my FAVE Sole Regret story so far! I did love Try Me, it was a sexy short read perfectly balanced but didn’t really stir my emotions too much, I wasn’t too keen on Tempt Me, this one seemed more about the nookie not so much about a story. Then came; Take Me. Now, I was really worried because I did NOT like Shade whatsoever in book 1 and 2. He came across moody, arrogant with a rude and obnoxiousattitude. Well how wrong was I?! He is LUSH…I LOVE him…LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM!!!
Jenny: Absolutely agree with you about Try Me and Tempt Me Gitte. They didn’t really grip me as a reader. I liked them but they were just a read, whereas this book definitely had the emotional factor and gave me the character connection I seemed to miss in the first two. Take Me is without a doubt my favourite Sole Regret to date and who would have guessed it would be Shade that would win me over. We really didn’t like him in the first two books did we Gitte? He was such a dick, but win me over he did – BIG TIME! I LOVE THIS GUY TOO!!!!!!
Gitte: Yes, the emotions in Take Me made this one ‘spot on’ for me too. Reading Shade’s story, he totally redeemed himself, I understood why he acts the way he does and he is definitely my favourite now in this series..by…a…mile!
Jenny: I really felt the character connection in this book and I loved unravelling Shade’s personality and seeing his defences come down. I liked what I saw and Shade me in his clutches from start to finish.
Gitte: Yeah I thought Take Me was fab. The characters were explored more; I could connect with them as well. The storyline touched me and it had great banter and seriously the sex factor was HOT! I don’t really want to say too much about his story as these books are so short that saying too much I feel will spoil the reading experience.
Jenny: I really did love everything about this book….the characters of Shade and Amanda and Julie just stole my heart! I don’t think I can ever listen to Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing by Aerosmith without thinking picturing that wonderful scene. That was just mesmerising! Loved it and for me that’s when Shade stole my heart as well.
Gitte: Shade is the lead singer of Sole Regret and hides behind….you guessed it…his sunnies in order to hide his extremely expressive eyes. Shade (Jacob) umm wow so hot right Jenny?! His story broke my heart, under all that hot raw alpha male exterior lies a huge heart that is breaking because of his circumstances. But not only is he completely lovable…but this man is totally shaggable too!! The bedroom scene was…just wow…right Jenny?! And his eyes…what is it about his eyes…they had me and I wanted to pull him out the story so I could gaze into them.
Jenny: Oh he is totally shaggable for sure!!! And yes! That bedroom scene….whoa! You betcha that was hot GG!! I loved exploring the story behind his nickname……..and yes THOSE EYES! Although I couldn’t see them that didn’t stop me from drowning in them. I loved Jacob….nice wonderful, yet totally alpha Jacob! But….oh Shade….sweet baby Jesus Shade!
“but I’ve retired Jacob for the evening. Now it’s time for Shade to come out and play” and play he did! And play, and play………phew!
Gitte: Amanda is real, honest, funny and so down to earth. She sees Jacob, not Shade the persona and the chemistry and banter between them is fab. She sees the man; his hurt and want to be there for him. She has had a thing for him for years, since her sister brought him into their lives and ceases the day when he is back from the tour which is when their journey; their “One Night” begins…
“Amanda’s panties were going to need scuba gear if they got any wetter” – this line cracked me up…totally stealing this one hahaha.
Jenny: I absolutely adored Amanda and loved that line! I do believe you snorted repeating that line to me lol ! She was strong, funny, sexy, honest and yes, the chemistry between these two just leapt off the pages! I love the whole best friends to lovers thing and this one is one of my favourites because I really did love and care about these characters. She was a perfect counter balance to Shade/Jacob and she saw what was beneath the….well Shades!
Ha! There were some great lines in this book weren’t there Gitte? I loved this one from Amanda too
“She knew he was teasing her, but that didn’t stop parts in her pants from readying themselves for a welcome invasion”
And Shade/Jacob saw her as someone he could relate to and she felt so real to him as well…..he’s used to having women for sex but Amanda reached him on a whole new level
“It was refreshing to flirt with a woman who didn’t think it meant she had to fall on his dick with a missle-seeking vagina“
Gitte: So Jenny…I loved this one…my favourite so far…just wish it was longer, I wanted more Shade!!!
Jenny: For sure Gitte! This one was my favourite too and I definitely wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Shade just yet! I certainly would have been happy with much more!