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Take Me: Part 1 (Power Play #1)

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  410 Ratings  ·  50 Reviews
NOW AVAILABLE!! A new series from bestselling author Kelly Harper.

Hannah Barnes has just returned to New York City after finishing business school at Harvard. She has one goal on her mind: to return to the company her dad started when she was just a little girl, and find a way to make him proud. This has been the sole focus of her life for the last few years, and she’s fin
Published July 24th 2014 (first published July 19th 2014)
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** Complimentary copy provided by the author for an honest review **

** 2,5-3 stars **

God knows I've read my fair share of romance novellas, so I know a little something about how one can be better (or worse, for that matter).

This one was a very average one.

Maybe it's because I've had the privilege of reading the works of Laura Kaye, C.D. Reiss and Deborah Bladon, because after seeing how they can deliver SO MUCH in just 100 pages, others start to look a bit... pale, you know?

Hannah Barnes is
Fite Margie   'CSR'
Jul 31, 2014 Fite Margie 'CSR' rated it it was amazing
i absolutely LOVED this short full of not only drama but HOT sexy tension book!!! oh my I am going to start by saying how I love that SEX, Brit Isaac Drake!!
ok, Kelly did a Great job with this 1st book that I just can't wait to get my hands on book 2.... like I said, this is a short steamy book and they will come out quickly as I understand... yay! I begins with Hannah Barnes graduating from Harvard and ready to begin working at her 'late fathers' company.. she has literally put her soci
Jul 22, 2014 SammiesBookBlog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: trouble
I was given a ARC in exchange for my honest review.

Well Kelly does it again. Another AMAZING book. Only this is probably my favorite out of any she has done to date. So that's saying a lot. it was for sure the hottest and Isaac, damn....I love a Brit and he is probably the sexiest of them all. The scenes in this will leave your panties in a pool on the floor. So make sure you have an extra pair to spare. We meet Hannah and she has moved back to help a family friend take over her fathers company.
Jul 24, 2014 Strider28 rated it really liked it
This is the first Kelly Harper book that I've read and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I immediately fell in love with sexy Brit Issac Drake, who has set his sights on recent Harvard college grad Hannah Barnes. Hannah's first day on the job is the day after she meets Issac and she knows she should stay away from him but her attraction to him is strong and she has lived such a closed off life while getting through school that she ends up finding him too hard to resist.
Meanwhile, DeClan C
Jul 24, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC for my honest opinion.
I thought this was Excellent!! I think that this has been one of my favorite books by Kelly thus far, which is hard to say since I have really enjoyed all of her books. The writing was great, but it was the characters. There was just something about the characters in this one that really made the book stand out for me. Hannah is young, but you can tell that she has been hurt, she has a raw vulnerability to her, but she doesn't really like to let her guard
Kaylene Osborn
Aug 04, 2014 Kaylene Osborn rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kaylene by: Kelly Harper - for an honest review.
Absolute trouble, great read...

This is my first read of Kelly Harper and I must say it will not be my last. I really enjoyed this eighty page novella, it was hot, sexy, and very enjoyable. I read this book quickly, very quickly actually and I must say it was hard to put down. It was full of drama, and a very sexy Brit Isaac Drake. There was also a flirtatious close friend in the mix, Declan Cross, who I think is going to make life very interesting for Hannah Barnes, the female lead of the story
Stacy Hahn
Aug 02, 2014 Stacy Hahn rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book!!! Hannah has just graduated from Harvard Business school and is fixing to start her new job working with Declan Cross at the Barnes Media Group, her late father's company. Hannah is at the bar celebrating her new job and she is taken by surprise when a man sits next to her and speaks to her with a thick British accent. She's not looking for a "hook up" but she plays along with his flirting games. When she looks up from her drink she is stunned to see the most ...more
Nov 24, 2015 Angie rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this from the author for an honest review. In fact I received this a few hours ago, decided to read a little of it to see what it was like and didn't put it down until I was done an hour later. Really great book! I liked all of the characters and the overall plot (that we know about so far). I kept thinking that Hannah is definitely having a different kind of first day on the job jitters than the average girl. Apparently I've read one too many dark romances ...more
Ana P
Aug 20, 2014 Ana P rated it it was amazing
Hot Sexy Short Story!

A one night stand turned heated. Wow, I was totally blown by this story, it is so full of passion and surprises.

Hannah finds herself in a whirlwind of emotions, torn between her one night stand, her new job and now she finds out that her fling Isaac Drake is non other than the European deal her fathers company has dreamt of having since forever.

What will happen now, they are still drawn to each other like moths to fire, but what will happen in the morning?

Also I get the feel
Sue Parker
Jul 29, 2014 Sue Parker rated it it was amazing
Once again Kelly Harper delivers a book that I just couldn't put down. Hannah meets Isaac in a bar the night before she starts her new job at the company that her father started. Declan has been running the company and now wants to expand to an overseas company. Hanna and Isaac are explosive and she ends up being late for her first day at work. It's ok because her meeting was pushed back till the afternoon. Little does she know that Isaac is the man she is supposed to meet with about the ...more
Paige Smith
Aug 05, 2014 Paige Smith rated it it was amazing
Hannah Barnes recently graduated from Harvard with her sights set on starting her new job at the company her late father founded. Declan Cross now runs the business, and even though they are close friends, there is some flirting that takes place. Then, enters Isaac Drake, the total British package, whom she meets at a bar. It’s instant attraction between the two.

This is another job well done for Kelly Harper! Every book she writes gets better and better. For a quick read with the right amount o
Ronda Sharpe
Jul 30, 2014 Ronda Sharpe rated it it was amazing
First of all I’d like to say “Well Done Kelly”. I have to say you took me by surprise on this one; I was truly smiling at the end. You were primal, I was so enthralled, you have just the right amount of sweet and sexy, angst and suspense, just the right amount of twist, and you captivated me and pulled me into your story. I enjoyed the characters, they are very believable. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Well Done!! Ladies you will not be disappointed, get tucked in those sheets and ...more
Dec 30, 2014 Liina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
When I read the blurb, I expected something light and fun, but unfortunately it didn't work for me. It lacked content, it seemed empty.

Hannah is enjoying her last night before starting a new job in the morning. She is at the bar, where she coincidentally meets Isaac, who changes her primal ideas of the night and also morning after. She has too many drinks and Isaac doesn't want to let her go home alone and goes with her, which leads them to a hot one night stand or at least that's what she thou
Moon Reviews
Aug 05, 2014 Moon Reviews rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange of an honest review!
WOW!!! This sizzling hot little number is a book you need to read when it is freezing outside unless you have a bucket full of ice cubes next to you!!! With an interesting story and very sexy, mysterious characters, it becomes quickly addictive! I can't wait to see what happens, this whole attraction entwined with business and power is a very appealing topic, and makes you antsy for more! The angst is such that it will create crazy butterflies
A.M. Guilliams
Aug 10, 2014 A.M. Guilliams rated it it was amazing
This author didn't disappoint me again. She's always written amazing work and Take Me Part One just adds to her list. Isaac is super hot and I just couldn't get enough of him. Hannah doesn't want to let him in, but she just can't seem to tell him no. The ending will leave you wanting more and I'm so glad that the next installment is releasing soon. Awesome job Kelly!!!!
Aug 03, 2014 Keitha rated it really liked it
**I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review**

I thought this book was hot. Scenes were very well written and characters are developing nicely. I am looking forward to seeing how Issac and Hannah's relationship develops although I have a sneaking suspicion that Declan has it bad for her and she just hasn't figured it out yet. We shall see! Off to the next!
Jul 27, 2014 SL rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this all too brief look at Isaac and Hannah's beginning romance. So much steam and heat packed in so few chapters! I can't wait for part two. KH hasn't disappointed yet!
Elaine Trinidad
Jul 24, 2014 Elaine Trinidad rated it it was amazing
This is the first review I have ever done. All I have to say, I really enjoyed the book. Although it is short, I couldn't put the book down.
Shannon Wallace
Sep 06, 2014 Shannon Wallace rated it it was amazing
Quick paced and had super tension. The business partner character was under developed. A good love triangle was anticipated but did not develop...maybe in part two?
Jul 25, 2014 Tanya rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book!!! I love short reads...and this def kept my attention!!! I love Isaac Drake....he's one hot Brit.....very mysterious and sexy!!!
Janna Fornito
Jul 31, 2014 Janna Fornito rated it it was amazing
Let me say first, WOW!! This is the best book I've read by her! Isaac is hooooot. I loved it, and couldn't put it down!! Great job! It is definitely a must-read!!
Sharon Cummin
Aug 03, 2014 Sharon Cummin rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I am super excited for the next one. I am not sure what I want to happen. Great read!
Wendy Parker
Aug 01, 2014 Wendy Parker rated it it was amazing
Wow! Short story but packed with goodies. Hot alpha male and I just might surrender. Looking forward to the next story and answers to the book ending. Good read, I enjoy Kelly's books.
Michka McCreath
Oct 17, 2016 Michka McCreath rated it really liked it
This is a very steamy short novel by Harper. The characters are not in love but there is a magnetic energy that forces them together.
Magic Within the Pages
Aug 27, 2014 Magic Within the Pages rated it it was amazing
Reviewer : Kaylene
Rating : 5 Stars

**Copy received from author in exchange for an honest review**

Absolute trouble, great read...

This is my first read of Kelly Harper and I must say it will not be my last. I really enjoyed this eighty page novella, it was hot, sexy, and very enjoyable. I read this book quickly, very quickly actually and I must say it was hard to put down. It was full of drama, and a very sexy Brit Isaac Drake. There was also a flirtatious close friend in the mix, Declan Cross, wh
556 Book Chicks
Feb 24, 2015 556 Book Chicks rated it it was amazing
556 Book Chicks got sucked right in...
Once again I have become a victim of a serial. I know I said I would not fall prey to another damn serial. But Take Me just fell in my lap and I couldn't resist it. Only great sex can make you late for your first day on the job, have you christening your new office, and taking an important time out before a big meeting. And all this happened within 24 hours!!! Now that was some good stuff.

Two Alpha Males...we hit the jackpot with these two Alpha Males - Decl
Yup, I lost the ability to speak words after reading this book. But I'll try writing a review now, or else I won't be able to in the future ;)

There are 2 sides to this book. Either you like it and you think it's really adorable, or it makes you frustrated because of the amount of sex, and lust there is in this book.

What I really don't get in this book is, why would you have sex with the first guy you meet at the bar? He could've been a serial killer for crying out loud!!! But nooooooo! Coincid
Anita Powers
I really enjoyed this book. It was romantic but really hot too at the same time. I like Hannah she is fun, nice, and not snobby. Isaac is so sexy, dominant, hot, and fun. I really like their chemistry and I loved their banter back and forth. The description of her on the bike was so well written, it build you up for the upcoming scenes at her apartment. The scene in the hallway at her apartment building was so hot and everything just kept getting better. I am curious what is going to happen with ...more
Aug 10, 2014 Ebony rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Part 1 of Take Me was frickin AMAZING!!!! it had just the right amount of humor mixed with the perfect amount of steamy sex ;) toss in a sexy Brit and a hot overprotective brother figure and we got ourselves some romance dammit!!! Hannah is so overwhelmed by everything Isaac, that she can't help but sex him whenever they're in the same vicinity. it's actually pretty funny reading how disarmed she becomes at the mere thought of Isaac; add him in the flesh and she's practically brai
Tina Clark
Sep 06, 2014 Tina Clark rated it it was amazing
Wow this book was very short. Not what I expected. Actually read this book during dinner. Couldn't put it down. Hanna moves back to NYC to help runs her fathers business. This is what she always wanted to do after she graduated from Harvard. The next day was her first day of work and went to a bar to have one drink to relax until she meets Isaac. Very sexy. Isaac a European hunk with a sexy accent that Hannah can't refuse. I love the story. I'm a little confuse on Declan (her boss) relationship. ...more
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