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Take Me Now

(Take Me Now #1)

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  465 ratings  ·  93 reviews
How do you survive the internship from hell?

Don't fall in love.

Ivy thought being a reporter-in-training at the Independent Gazette would be her dream summer job. Little did she know, interviewing Eric, a landscaper with a heart of gold, would derail her plans. It turns out Ivy's boss, Lauren, has been eying his chiseled physique for quite some time.

But at twenty-four, Eric
Kindle Edition, 158 pages
Published July 16th 2013 (first published July 10th 2013)
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Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013-reads
2 stars - Wanted to like it

Have you ever been jet skiing in choppy water? You skim the tops of waves without getting too deep. Sometime your ski comes completely out of the water and your hear the engine whine. It's very different than snorkeling where you hang out under the water a lot. This book is like jet skiing in choppy water, well it was for me anyway. Here's why.

At 160 pages, this book is pretty short but it deals with a lot of super emotional things. I really would have liked to see it
Aug 04, 2013 rated it liked it

Take Me Now is sweet and extremely easy, short read that every fan of summer reads will approve. It’s a quick love story between two different souls that wait for new chances, which makes Take Me Now nice breather from drama packed dark reads as well as welcoming thing to on Sunday. But still it is not something extremely satisfying for a romance eater like me. I guess a book which takes me only 3 hours to read is a little bit too short for me and it lacks in certain departments. But for a r
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How do you review a book when you feel like you missed half of the story?

That's what I'm wondering right now, because it's exactly how I feel. Take Me Now had a solid premise, an intriguing prologue, and nice writing. But when I was finished, I felt bereft. There are many things happening between the chapters, emotions are left out, backgrounds of the main characters insufficient. Basically, it wasn't fleshed out enough. Not the story, the characters, the wri
S Parent
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Faith Sullivan always has the ability to rip my heart out with her books, and Take Me Now is no different. This is one of those books where it feels like I can’t say too much about the plot without spoiling it, but I will say that I loved the heroine, Ivy, from the moment she walked into a theater screening Casablanca and confessed her love for classic movies. Classic films are mentioned quite a few times throughout the book, even playing a role in the plot (Ivy is reporting on a film festival a ...more
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013-reads
There were a lot of things that didn't make sense to me about Take Me Now. Ivy is interning at a newspaper, and for some reason, her boss despises her. We don't know why, though. A lot more backstory here would've been helpful, because that kind of hatred has to come from somewhere.

Ivy is infatuated with Will, but, again, I really don't know why. We know they shared a kiss at age 13 and since then he's treated her like crap. Ivy seems like she should be a strong, independent woman, yet, she lit
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Take Me Now..... where to begin my review...... lord knows I have been through this before with Faith's books. I love how she can pull you in and then rip your heart right out. The push and pull of the characters always has me screaming or crying or just plain out shocked by their behavior and Take Me Now is no exception! I mean it took me a few days to read it because I have been having more migraines so my reading has slowed down but Boy oh Boy did I cry and then I laughed and then I screamed ...more
Aug 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, new-adult
I helped Faith reveal this cover about a month or so ago and once I read the blurb I knew I wanted to read it. I liked the idea of the forbidden office romance and I definitely wanted to see how it would play out!

I enjoyed the storyline in this book and I think it has real potential as a series. However, I felt it was lacking a bit in the development area: both plot and character-wise. As for plot development, I felt certain key situations were rushed when it would have been more beneficial to s
Elnora Romness
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I was a college student leading guided tours around campus for the admissions office, I'd tell "prospies" (i.e. prospective students) that 50% of the learning they'd do would not be in the classroom...a figure I stand by to this day. Yet what if in trying to meet classroom and graduation requirements, love comes out of nowhere and clobbers you?

"I'm only gonna read one more chapter....oh, who am I kidding..." This was my constant thought as I diligently read this marvelous li
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
In the past year, Faith has released four books, and her newest release Take Me Now has supported a thought I've had: with each book, her writing and storytelling becomes even better. Sexy and compelling, Take Me Now proved to be a great lazy day read, and more importantly, an excellent start to a new trilogy.

Take Me Now begins the story of Ivy and Eric, two young twenty-somethings in very different stages of life. Ivy, the younger of the two, is eager to start her internship at the Independent
Sara Strand
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
First of all, SEQUEL. I'm going to keep chanting SEQUEL until I get my hands on one because this book left me with a, "WHAT?!". Cliff hanger endings can be so hit or miss and I feel like if you're going to do one, leave it so the reader isn't sitting there fuming angry. I was not fuming angry, more like giddy excited for people who aren't even real. Because that's how I get. I get emotionally invested and boom- it's like these are friends.


I think it's evident that I loved this book. Iv
Jul 22, 2013 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted on my blog, Ramblings of a Daydreamer. You can find it, and many more reviews at the blog.

2.5 stars

I wanted to like this book. I really did. So many people have been turning their noses up at New Adult, but I’ve been a big (and vocal) supporter of it. Unfortunately, Take Me Now was not a favourite.

Because I hate writing negative reviews (but as both a book blogger and an author myself, I believe in being completely honest even when the truth is hard), I want to
Donna ~
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Received an ARC from the Author for an honest review
4.0 stars

This book grabbed my attention at the prologue. I wanted to know who this man was that was stirring such a reaction that his leaving reduced a woman to a pile of tears.

Ivy Thompson is a girl in her early 20's trying to complete an internship at a small town paper over the summer. She will be working with her childhood friend Ryan and for his stepsister, Lauren Price.

Eric Young is 24 yr old man that has suffered more than his share of
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Looking forward to her coming internship, Ivy does her best to comply with the prerequisites of her current course before the summer break rolls in. She's been given a new assignment, and as an up-and-coming reporter, she'll do everything possible to get the job done. She needs her boss's recommendation if she's to transfer to her college's main campus in the fall. Unfortunately, Lauren isn't that forthcoming as a person. Never-the-less, she's going to do her best to make sure she gets to where ...more
Aussie Owned and Read Owned and Read
I received an ARC of Take Me Now from Faith Sullivan in exchange for a honest review, and I have to say, I was pretty excited. New Adult and Romance equals two boxes ticked in my book, so I couldn’t wait to get my teeth stuck in to it.

Our main character, Ivy, was very likeable, and when she gets a role as an intern at the Independent Gazette and her boss is arch enemy Lauren. I did feel sorry for her.

Ivy meets Eric and forms a pretty much insta-attraction to this sexy young landscaper, much to
Casey Peeler
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OH MY,MY, My! How I <3 Faith Sullivan! I was lucky enough to read Heartbeat which made my heart beat, but now I'm literally swooning over Take Me Now!

This book had me at Ivy and hooked me at Eric. I started this book, and finished it in less than 12 hours! The story line is perfect: college girl, interning thanking to her bff, but has a bitch of a sister who is in charge. What happens when she has to do a story on the local landscaper? She find the cutest pair of clogs ever, a fire within her so
Meradeth Houston
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So, in case you haven't noticed, I'm kind of in love with Faith's books. I <3 them! And TMN was no exception. It completely made me think of a mix of The Devil Wears Prada (with the crazy witch of a boss) and The Notebook (with the amazing guy who has this awesome house built/fixed up for the woman he loves). And wow, Eric, gah, what a heart-rending story! Definitely loved him and all that he was willing to do for Ivy. The other thing that I love about Faith's work is that the characters are so ...more
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh my god!!! I love this book soooooo much. I love all the characters. I would say Ivy is my favorite. I felt so sorry for her it seems Ike she really has bad taste in men. I thought Eric was alright, I felt sorry for him and the loss he had with both his fiancé and unborn child dying. But when he lashed out at Ivy at the end it killed me. I know he had a reason for it with Ivy wearing the clothes of his dead fiancé but to lash out at her that bad is uncalled for, she didn't know whose shirt it ...more
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars wow a big thank you to the author Faith Sullivan for my arc copy of take me now.This book started off a little slow but I carried on then pow out of no where I was hooked.Ivy has started an internship but the woman who she's working for is not very nice but Ivy knows keep her head down work hard and she will be ok right ????? Now anyone who has read my reviews knows I love books where I don't know and can't work out what's going to happen next well this is one of them books.I definitel ...more
Kat (Why Read)
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-reader
I've got warm and fuzzys all over. I loved this soooooo much! Faith Sullivan you're pretty damn awesome. Finally a guy I can call home and talk to mom about! xoxo!

Oh Adam.....*sigh*'s not you it's me. Oh my goodness that sounds like a break up speech! Retract, RETRACT.

*ERASE & start again* Adam you're cool, but Eric's cooler. I don't want no guy guy, I just want a shy guy.

May 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
I tried really hard to read this book properly until the end but I just couldn't, I had to skim through the pages in the end. The story was so unrealistic and weak and I just couldn't engage with the characters at all. I felt at times the characters were doing and saying things that were totally out of their character. Bizarre storyline and even stranger characters.
Apr 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
This was just ridiculous. The characters and their relationships had absolutely no development and that just made their obnoxious behavior even more unbelievable.
Apr 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
DNF. I tried to read this. I failed.
Makayla Smith
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good after the first chapters

Hard to follow who is who and how they are tied at first. Everything falls into place for a great story.
It made me so glad to know that I won't have to go through my twenties again.
Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
Original review here:

Take Me Now is a New Adult Romance that follows a young woman named Ivy. Ivy wants to become a journalist and has landed a summer job at a local newspaper. Ivy is very excited until she meets her boss Lauren, who may be the devil. Lauren sends Ivy on her first job and meets a guy named Eric she can't quite get out of her head. This one meeting is about to change her life completely. There
Nov 14, 2013 rated it liked it
The intro to this book definitely grabbed me...the prologue was one where I was foaming at the mouth to find out who the heck the other woman was that had Ivy balling her eyes out, but then we get to the actual scene in the book and I nearly missed it...why? Because the prologue had me thinking the other woman was pregnant with his child and he was doing the "honorable" thing, but no, that wasn't it. It was actually just another misunderstanding...the kind that happened a lot in this book. The w ...more
Novel Grounds
Sep 08, 2013 rated it really liked it


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My Review:
Like faith's other works this story pulls you in and doesn't let go. She has a way with writing that you expect the unexpected, but are still surprised with the story and how much you fall into it. Its wonderful. I read this start to finish and loved every page of it. I read a ton of fantastic book, but when you ask me to recommend one, Faith's Take Me Now is one the pops to the front for her genre. It's a real page turner.

Eric and Ivy. I loved them both a
Jul 22, 2013 rated it liked it
When I read the synopsis for Take Me Now I was super excited to get the chance to read it. I was even more excited that it was only 160 pages because my to-read pile is absolutely ridiculous! But I think this is what hurt the story. I feel like the characters weren't developed enough, and I wish they were. I have never done this before, but I think it would be easier to write this review as a list format.

What worked for me:

The story: I was really invested in the story. I HAD to know how everythi
Mikki _At_A Bookish Escape
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Are you ready to board a rollercoaster? Because Take Me Now by Faith Sullivan is one surprising ride!

In Take Me Now, we follow Ivy who has been offered an internship at the Independent Gazette. For Ivy it's a dream coming true, until she meets her boss. Lauren is simply despicable. She is selfish and it's her way or the highway! So, when Ivy meets sexy Eric and they start getting closer, Lauren will play all her dirty cards to make sure Eric stays away from Ivy. After living in a state of numbn
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