Monday, January 13, 2014

I take you by Nikki Gemmell

Author: Nikki Gemmell
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Date of publication: December 2013
Under her Chanel suit and designer lingerie, Connie Carven is no longer the typical banker’s wife. When Cliff’s horrible skiing accident shifts the balance of their relationship, Connie becomes a willing submissive to her husband’s every desire. Cliff is eager to explore new, and troubling, avenues of passion. Connie, ever the dutiful wife, follows wherever he leads. While at first she enjoys a perverse sense of freedom within the ever-tightening bonds of her marriage, Cliff’s dark desires soon consume her entirely. She finds herself surrendering to an act that will forever remind her that she belongs to her husband alone—to be unlocked only by him, whenever he pleases.
But it is also this act that awakens Connie from the numbness that has taken over her life. And when she encounters someone new in the communal garden of her Notting Hill home, she discovers the thrill of true intimacy . . . and the price of risking everything for it.

 I Take You is a take off of Lady' Chatterley's Lover with some 50 Shades of Grey thrown in.  In truth, I'm not sure what I read.  There were definitely parts of both, but for me they didn't fit together well. The book was just too bizarre for me. I had an inkling going into this book that it might not be my cup of tea.  But, I am always willing to give a new author a try.  I have to be honest, I really didn't like this book. I felt like it was all over the place. The "love scenes weren't consistently written.  Sometimes they were just crude and sometimes they were vague.  I didn't find anything erotic in any of them.  

What Connie allows her husband to do to her was just wrong and disgusting. I didn't find anything consensual in the Dom/Sub relationship between Connie and Cliff.  Instead of walking away from a cruel and despicable man, she find solace in the arms of another but still stays with the bad guy.  I guess I'll just never understand that.  

The book has gotten good reviews, so I would say this is one that you need to judge for yourself.

About the author:
Nikki Gemmell is the internationally bestselling author of The Bride Stripped Bare and With My
Body, as well as ShiverAlice Springs, and The Book of Rapture. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her family.
Find out more about Nikki at her website and connect with her on Facebook.

Tour stops:
Tuesday, January 7th: Conceptual Reception
Wednesday, January 8th: Seaside Book Nook
Thursday, January 9th: Mom in Love With Fiction
Monday, January 13th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, January 14th: The Ludic Reader
Wednesday, January 15th: Seductive Musings
Thursday, January 16th: Cupcake on Books
Monday, January 20th: Cruising Susan Reviews
Tuesday, January 21st: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Wednesday, January 22nd: Lovely Reads

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry that this one wan't the right fit for you but thanks for your honest review for the tour.