Thursday, February 23, 2017

Review: Love Taker by Erin McCarthy

Love Taker

Author: Erin McCarthy
Publisher: Loveswept
Series: Nashville Nights #3
Pages: Kindle Edition, 182 pages
Genre: Romance
Release Date: February 28th 2017


The Nashville Nights series is burning up backstage in this sensual friends-to-lovers novel featuring a good-guy cop and a woman who’s been looking for Mr. Right in all the wrong places.

Pretty-boy musicians are a fixture of the Nashville country scene—and Elle Hart, hairdresser to the stars, is beginning to think that they’re all total pricks. Elle’s dating choices have been a disaster, but at least she has Tucker. Though he’s easy on the eyes, no one would ever accuse Jason Michael Tucker of being a pretty boy. The humble and handsome sheriff's deputy from Elle’s hometown has always been there to comfort her—until the evening their friendship unexpectedly leads to the best sex Elle has ever had.

Tucker has been lusting after Elle since they were an item as teens, but he knows that their wild night of passion is a one-time thing. He’s an old friend, nothing more, and they’re too different to become a couple just because they’ve knocked boots. After all, she hates being back in their hometown, and he’s not so fond of the big city. But when Elle comes to Tucker with news that changes everything, he must help her come to grips with her traumatic past—or risk losing her forever.


I was looking forward to read the story of the last sibling in the Nashville Nights series. And I enjoyed this. It's well written- McCarthy after all. I like the setting- the series is good fun.
But. And yes there is always a but. It is probably my least favorite.
Before I elaborate on why. Let me just talk about the story line first.
It's a tad cliche but very entertaining. A lot of drama and smut. I think a bit too much smut for me actually.
The characters were well written. Did I like them? Mhhhh. Not really. And here lie my "issues" with the book
Well. I liked Jason aka Tucker. Elle, not so much.
I found her extremely immature. I mean she behaved like a teenager. I get commitment issues, believe me I do. But her behaviour through half of the book was just childish.
Tucker , though I liked him, really needed to "man-up". I mean for heavens sake! He let her walk all over him every bloody time. Every single time. I didn't like how he dealt with the 'other' women in his life. While I think his ex was a ... (insert nasty expletives), she also had it right. Being the nice guy all the time doesn't really work.
But I also have to say: I did swoon at the end, I was hoping they going to get their act together, I enjoyed the book. In fact I read it in one sitting.
Not my favorite but still a solid romance.


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