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Love Me

(Take a Chance #2)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  832 ratings  ·  90 reviews
He always gets what he wants...

I've never been Mr. Nice Guy. I'm the guy that closes the deal. That confident asshole every guy hates and every woman secretly (or not-so-secretly) wants. And right now, I'm stuck in Vegas—land of cheap booze and cheap girls. The last thing I ever expected was to see something here I want. Badly.

Brianna Faulk is the key to a major casino
Kindle Edition, 134 pages
Published May 13th 2013 by Entangled: Brazen
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Apr 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Love Me may only be 134 pages but it had depth that turns this story into more than just instant attraction and intense hookups (although, those were quite delicious!).

Thomas is in Vegas to land a lucrative deal for his marketing company. He doesn’t count on the meeting the lovely, Brianna, a savvy business woman with a spitfire personality and gorgeous looks. They literally run into each other and the sparks fly. Thomas insists on taking her out on a date, ignoring the fact that this is
May 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Laura by: Buddy read with Bethany

How do we let love into our hearts again after getting crushed by pain, betrayal or loss? Should we bet on love again? With heart, courage, and fate, Love Me by Diane Alberts will show readers love is worth the risk.

My heart fell for Thomas and Brianna instantly. Two strong, likeable characters with broken hearts that bumped right into each other. Sparks, sass, and swagger filled and fueled the first half of this story with sexy banter and oolala fun!

”She was panting, pliant, and he wanted
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. I liked this short story, from Thomas and Brianna's first meeting you can feel the sizzling chemistry between the two. After a steamy start, they decide to take things slow - they have both suffered heartbreak in very different ways and need to know if they have something worth pursuing outside of the bedroom.

Although they only spend two weeks together, the author makes you believe in their connection and, although a tad unrealistic, I did enjoy the ending.

ARC was provided by
Sammy ⭐️
May 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, 3-star
3.5 stars

Nice short read with sizzling chemistry between two great characters.
May 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
What in the world is it with me and picking up books where the main guy is rich, handsome, and emotionally detached?! Cause yet again, Thomas is one of those prime examples!

While I do admit to haven't read the first book in the series NOR have heard of Diane Alberts to boot, I did in fact keep up with the plot and characters well enough to not get distracted with the fact that I should have read book one before reading this! Haha

The characterization of Thomas was a little generic for my taste
I give this one 4.5 stars!

I very much enjoyed this book once I got into the story. I was worried in the beginning that it was going to be another erotic romance with no plot, etc. but I was surprised at how much I really liked the characters.

Ms. Alberts writes wonderfully & there is plenty of banter with the characters. The secondary characters rock as well. I cannot wait to read another book by this author!

**ARC provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest
Jessica Lemmon
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love when a book surprises me, and LOVE ME is no exception. Steamy bedroom scenes? Check! Hot, broken hero? Check! And...wait...sweet, kind family moments? Check! For a shorter novel, this one packs a heck of an emotional wallop and will leave you wanting more. :)
I've been a fan of Diane Alberts ever since I read Try Me and I've been waiting to read this sequelever since. If you've already read the first story you'll probably remember meeting Thomas, he is the previous heroine Erica's brother and was best friends with the hero Jeremy before they fell out thanks to the lies told to Thomas by his devious ex-wife. You don't have to have read the first instalment to enjoy Love Me though, the stories are only loosely connected and apart from a very brief ...more
Poison Rose
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In Love Me we have two very tortured people. Thomas Jones is still feeling like his last (and only) failed marriage has marred him for good. Brianna Falk is a widowed mother of three with her hands full. She too is haunted by memories of loved ones past, but for a different reason.

We start our story with Thomas returning to Vegas to market his company to bid on a new local casino project. His connection to getting the bid has been dodging their meeting for weeks. He has finally snagged the
Jillian Stein
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
My review can also be found on my blog:

Love Me is the second installment in Diane Alberts’ Try Me series and after loving the first in the series, Try Me, I was beyond excited to receive this ARC from Entangled Publishing. True to Diane’s writing style, she nailed it! I loved this story.
Thomas Jones is in Vegas getting ready to meet with another “suit” in order to land another big account for his marketing company…a job he truly excelled at. Good thing he
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars

Love Me didn’t turn out to be what I expected based the first 2 chapters. But that’s quite ok because in the end I LOVED IT. It turned out to be so much more than an intense attraction with a fast and hot hook up. For a short read, Love Me
I’ll be honest, at first I was a bit disappointed at the way Brianna and Thomas’s relationship took off so fast -- jumping into the hot hook up, no questions asked. I understand the instant attraction, but I thought at least there would have been some
Lindsey Sprague
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'll admit, at first I was concerned. The first chapter wastes no time setting up the premise: Thomas Jones is a hotshot marketing executive off to convince a casino to hire his company on a contract. After the very definition of a meet-cute, he is introduced to Brianna Falk and then their tangled romance starts to weave.

Concern #1: At first, I thought Thomas would be your stereotypical douchy-executive with smooth moves (as did Brianna, I feel like I should point out so he fooled BOTH OF US!),
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
I recently read the first book in the Take a Chance series, Try Me, and received an ARC of Love Me from Entangled. What I love most about Love Me is that it is considerably longer than the novella-format of its predecessor.

We first met Thomas Jones in Try Me, as Erica’s older brother whose ex-wife was responsible for the demise of his longtime friendship with Jeremy. Though many years have passed, the emotional scars left by Nicole continue to impact his everyday life, causing Thomas to adopt a
a & e
Okay so I haven't been reading for a week now. And yes that's a shocker for me but I picked up a boatload of books today and got emailed some lovely ARCs from Entangled publishing. I've never even heard of Diane Alberts before this and wasn't entirely sure if I wanted to read this book. That was partially because it was the second book in the series and I had never read the first one but also because the book cover makes it look like it's some book about a vampire. But it's not and I'll say it ...more
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
Source: eARC for Honest Review via Entangled Publishing via NetGalley

OK, I have ups and downs about this book but in the end more ups than downs.

It has been so long since the fist book I almost forgot about Erica and Jeremy.

In this installment we get to see in the psyche of Thomas who is still quite effed up from Nicole and her bullshit of cheating and degradation.

After eight years it is finally time for Thomas to move on which is finally brought to the light when he meets Brianna.

They have an
The BookWhisperer
Jun 24, 2013 rated it liked it
I was honestly very disappointed in this story. Love Me takes off with Thomas after the conclusion of Try Me. After such a breath taking read; I was anticipating something equally as powerful or maybe even more to this sequel. I did not find that in this story. It did not pack a punch, nor did it take my breath away. I would easily say that this was good read, but after experiencing the previous potential I leave being slightly discouraged. Thomas is a much different character, and the story ...more
Jan 31, 2014 rated it liked it
This wasn't my favorite book. It as just ok. Thomas came off strange to me. I thin the timeline of getting to know each other and the kids was way to short. Brianna was strange for me too she always ran away and hid and didn't say much when she was upset. I liked the book and the kids a secondary characters I think for me to have really enjoyed it to the fullest it would've had to been longer. Or at least the characters should've had a longer timeline. Not sure it was a nice fast read but lack ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-owned
I expected something more from Love me. I liked Try me and I was looking forward to read this one. It's not bad but it's not as good as Try me. Thomas doesn't give up easily and that's what I love most in the book. He went after Brianna even if that meant that he ended up with a broken nose. Despite my little disappointment I would suggest to someone who likes Contemporary Romance to read it.
May 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Apr 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Bethany by: Buddy read with Laura
3.5 stars
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it

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May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Intense! That’s all I have to say. The intensity of this book is off the wall. You can feel the intensity and the chemistry between Thomas and Brianna from across the room; it’ll send shivers down your spine. Yes, this book will have your emotions thrown for a loop, and you will never know what hit you. It’s a quick read you won’t want to put down.

Thomas first met Brianna outside on the busy street on Las Vegas while on his way to a business meeting. She looked preoccupied so he thought he would
Really liked this second shot at love for both Thomas (divorcée) and Brianna (widowed). Their chemistry and banter was on point. Brianna's kids are adorable (including the brooding Zach). It was nice to see them work at untangling their feelings for each other and actually communicate (even though there was at least one jumping to conclusions moment). I wasn't really a fan of the timeline that they were working on though. Such a monumental life decision suddenly started to become subject to this ...more
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
This left me with mixed emotions. Loved the interaction with the kids, but not so much between the protagonists.

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After learning that the heroine is a widow with three children, I was itching to read Love Me. Because it’s a novella, it got bumped up to the top of the review pile. This is a fast read that left me conflicted. I loved the interactions between Thomas and Brianna’s kids, but I wasn’t so charmed when it was just Brianna and Thomas on the pages. Their relationship felt very
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Thomas is a marketing executive who has come to Vegas hoping to land a big contract with the Golden Hand Casino. His company wants to branch into the Vegas market, but Thomas hates Vegas! Then he meets Brianna, the business woman he will be dealing from Golden Hand Casino. They literally bump into each other at their first meeting and things start to simmer! Besides the business deal, Thomas is drawn to Brianna..."And he liked what he saw. Perhaps too much. When was the last time he was so ...more
Shirley Frances
4.5 stars rounded up because of that HOT office sex scene!

Thomas is not looking for a relationship. In fact, he loves them and leaves them ever since he was betrayed by his wife years ago. So when he finds himself admiring the lovely lady who gives as good as she gets before a business meeting, he thinks nothing of it. That is until he finds that Brianna, the woman he was instantly attracted to, is the business associate he will be dealing with to land the account he needs to acquire the
Olivia B
Review posted on RNSL Nite Lite:

Some things make me very happy. Getting to read a copy of a much anticipated novel before it is released is one of those things. I had read Try Me (Take a Chance #1) a few months ago and really loved it. I knew there would be another book in the series, but wasn't sure when that would be happening. And then, last week, we received an email about reviewing the e-ARC for Love Me and I think I squealed and danced some when I
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
This review is also posted at The Bawdy Book Blog.

Holy smoking hot romance, Batman! After the back and forth of Brianna and Thomas in scorchin’ hot Sin City (and ooh oooh the sins indeed!), I think I need a dip in the pool at the Wynn! Who’s gonna treat me to a trip?!

Thomas has gone to Vegas for a business trip for his marketing company when he literally saves the life of a woman about to walk into traffic because she has her nose in her cell phone. Even though he’s busy feeling sorry for
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Caliente Hot off the press HOT! Lord have mercy Diane has done it again with Love Me. Diane never ceases to amaze me with her writing because she writes these stories that grip you right from the beginning and you are so hooked you can't help but keep reading until you have reached the end. Lord let me say that I loved the first book in this series called Try Me it was full of romance and sexy love scenes that blew my mind for such a short story but Diane does it all in one short story that ...more
May 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

At first glance this book has so much promise. The cover is hot and the blurb sounds fabulous! I wanted to love this book, but the more I got into it, the more I realized that it was not going to happen. Thomas is in town to try and acquire a new account. Brianna happens to be the client he is meeting and although the attraction is instant, they get off to a rocky start. Both Thomas and Brianna come to this relationship with a lot of baggage.
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Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin RandomHouse. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise ...more

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