Take Me On by Cherrie Lynn (Ross Siblings #4)
Released: December 17, 2013
Reviewed by Mandi
Review contains spoilers
Ever since I read my first Cherrie Lynn book this year (Leave me Breathless) I’ve been excited to try something else by her. I think I liked Leave me Breathless a little more, but Take Me On is still a solid romance book.
Gabby is thirty-six and recently dumped by her fiancé the day of her wedding. Having a plan in place to finish getting her doctorate and live happy ever after with her fiancé, now she needs to regroup – and decides to stay with her parents for the summer until school starts up again. Her brother owns the local tattoo shop and she decides since she is starting over, a phoenix tattoo is a perfect place to start.
Her brother refuses to do it, but another a newer artist, Ian steps up to the plate. Later that night Ian sees Gabby at the bar and flirtation starts up. Ian doesn’t want to get involved with his boss’s sister, but Gabby’s seduction skills are hard to ignore. They go home together and have a good, good time. But in a few weeks, Gabby is going to realize that the one-night stand resulted in a little something growing inside of her.
I’m not always a huge accidental baby story lover, but this one worked well for me. First of all, I really enjoyed Gabby. She is 36 (compared to Ian’s 28) and while truly devastated that her future didn’t work out like she thought, she is also very mature about it. She sees Ian and wants a good time. When she finds out she is pregnant , she is scared but communicates with Ian through all of it. She never tries to hide it from him or pretend it isn’t happening. I really liked how they both react and work through the uncertainty.
In a way, Gabby overshadows Ian. He is hot, and sexy and a great tattoo artist. But Gabby is such a strong, vibrant character, her story in this book is the one that shines. But I enjoyed them together. This book is very sexy, yet romantic. They confront their issues like adults but act like horny teenagers in bed. It’s a good combination *wink*