Thomas Jones has come to Vegas to win yet another account for his marketing company. But when he sits across from beautiful and sensual Brianna Faulk to deliver his pitch, his desire to leave Vegas as quickly as possible is replaced by the need to get close to her. Yet she resists his charm.
Brianna knows a date with Thomas could jeopardize her job, but he’s so maddening and insistent, she has a hard time denying him just one date. But that’s all it can be: one date. Because she has to protect her job and her secrets, even if it means giving up a chance at a life she never thought she’d have again.
Having read the Try Me, the first installment in the Take a Chance series, I was ecstatic to see its sequel on NetGalley. Alberts writes really likeable characters who you can sympathize with. Once I learned more about Thomas’s background with his ex-wife Nicole I felt for him. Too bad there are women like that in the world. Brianna had an equally heart tugging story from her past regarding her husband.
Love Me isn’t long in length, but packs a lot into its virtual pages. Thomas was in a mentally abusive relationship and can’t even laugh while Brianna is afraid to move forward with her life. Not only are the main characters tortured emotionally, but there’s some great sex and humor wrapped into everything, too!
“Those are six hundred dollar shoes. If I don’t get those back, I’ll castrate you.”
The only nitpick I had with Love Me was the time span that everything took place. They met, had sex, “dated,” and fell in love within two weeks. And I also believe they got married not long after that. You know what though? I can’t remember the last book I’ve read where nothing bothered me. The quick time span fit the story and book. I can’t see how it could’ve been dragged out. The humor, the story, the sex, and the emotions conveyed from the characters over shadowed my little nitpick by miles while the epilogue, well, damn it, the epilogue made me teary eyed. Job well done.
Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling author with Entangled Publishing, Swoon Romance, and Decadent Publishing. She has, as of this date, four books with Entangled Publishing, one book with Swoon Romance, and five older books with Decadent Publishing. Her February release with Entangled Publishing, ON ONE CONDITION, hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list, and TRY ME hit #76 on Amazon. Her Swoon Romance novella, CAPTIVATED BY YOU, hit #31 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list. Diane is represented by Louise Fury from the L. Perkins Agency.
If Love Me reaches the Top 100 Diane is giving away a Kindle WiFi and an autographed Love Me cover – complete with Thomas’s abs! *drool* Check out the contest here!