Book Title: Take Me With You
Author: Nina G. Jones
Author: Nina G. Jones
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: October 17, 2016
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I always go in with a plan. A set of rules for myself. I don’t take unnecessary risks. That’s how I’ve been able to evade capture all these years.
But there’s something about this girl that is different than the others. When I finally meet her, the rules become a blur. And I break the most important one of all—I take her with me.
It’s just my imagination—that feeling of being watched. That those icy eyes— a vivid turquoise with a distinct golden fleck—aren’t watching me.
It’s just stress. I am the person everyone relies on. Maybe that’s why I haven’t been feeling so content with my life lately. Why I dream those eyes belong to someone who can tear me away from all of my responsibilities.
But these are just shameful fantasies, never meant to breach reality.
Then one night, the dream comes true, only it’s a horrific nightmare.
Now, I only have one task: survival.
Since I was a young I've always loved what I refer to as "kidnapping stories." I know that's probably messed up, but that's me. So when I read the blurb to Take Me with You I was very excited to read it. It's right up my alley. Dark, Kidnapping, and Romance.
Vesper is in her early 20s. She's in her last year of nursing school. She's dating a great guy and seems to have it all, but she's not happy. She loves her boyfriend, but he doesn't excite her. Her mother is neglectful and Vesper is left to raise her disabled younger brother. On the night she gets engaged a man breaks into her house and rapes her. When her brother walks in, Vesper begs the man to take her away with him so that he doesn't hurt anyone. Her life is then in his hands.
Sam is a very complicated character. He doesn't speak much, due to a speech impediment. While I wouldn't call his childhood abusive, it was definitely hard. His mother was crazy and his father was tough on him. Then he was in a horrific accident as a child that left him scarred. At the beginning of the book I couldn't feel any sympathy or understand any of what Sam did, but by the end I felt sorry for him and could feel his love for Vesper.
The relationship between Vesper and Sam is healing to both. It's abusive and harsh, but it's what both need. They actually fall in love and we're left to hope that it works out for them.
While I liked most of the story I did have a few consistency issues and things that just weren't realistic (I can't go into details without spoilers), but they didn't take away from the main plot. As I said I've always loved this genre and Nina G. Jones did a good job with it.
I give Take Me with You FOUR STARS!