Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on June 18, 2010
Source: Free Book
I love Bella Andre. Just saying. I recently discovered her when I was looking for a football themed romance book. So when I was browsing the free books on Amazon, I got all excited to see Love Me was there!
Love Me takes place five years after the first book in the series, Take Me. In Take Me, Luke and Janica helped Luke’s twin brother, Travis, and Janica’s older sister, Lily, find love together. Five years later you find Luke, a trama surgeon, is on the verge of burn out. Getting ready to operate on a patient, he breaks down, unable to deal with himself and the loveless life he has created.
Janica loves Luke, but isn’t sitting at home waiting for the day he notices her. When we meet her she has invited two men home from a bar for a ménage, which she quickly decides isn’t for her. She is sexually adventurous but coming to realize there is more to life. As the book progresses, I grew a little disappointed in the person she was betrayed at in the beginning of the book as compared to who she really is.
After Luke breaks apart, he shows up on Janica’s doorstep, taking control and kissing her with such deep passion. He ends up kicking the two guys she came home with out and throughly dominating Janica. They have an intense night of passion and at times I felt he demeaned her as a person. But she does say three words that seems to throw guys: I love you. And she does love him, but it scares him so deeply he leaves her abruptly.
When Luke goes back to work, he finds out he has been put on a four week leave. Leaving for the hospital “cabin on the beach” he tells no one where he is going or what has happened. But Janica isn’t going to let him run without a fight and easily finds him and tries to give him time to heal without the hassle of him returning her love.
What I really liked about his book was the Janica was a bad girl. Well, I should say she was sexually active and unapologetic for getting what she wanted. What I had a hard time with was everyone judging her for this. Men aren’t judged this way and I hated seeing this. Janica was in love with Luke before this book ever started, so it was easy for her to give her love to him when he came calling. What I didn’t understand was why Luke kept pulling away from Janica’s love. He couldn’t let her love him and he wouldn’t let himself fall in love with her. We find out the causes later in the book and maybe if I had read the first book in the series I might have known what it was earlier.
The love scenes were hot in usual Bella Andre style. There was close to public sex, shower sex, bedroom sex… you name it they probably did it there. Luke was very dominant and I don’t mean in a BDSM way. He just knew what he wanted and was afraid to tell Janica what to do.
I did start to get tired of Janica being a doormat to some degree. She loved Luke over and over when he wouldn’t even give her a bone. But she did find her backbone. When he finally admits he loves her he does it in such a bad way that even she can’t accept it. And what Luke feared most almost happens and he must deal with coming to terms with what he wants, needs and loves the most in the world.
The book evoked a lot of emotions from me. I couldn’t put the book down. One minute I was mad at the characters and the next cheering them on. It was a wonderful way to evoke deep emotions out of me as a reader.
So if you are looking for a good book for a good price, go grab this one while it still free. I listed where you can get it free below.