Taking Something by Elizabeth Lee
Series: Give Me Something #2
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: February 18, 2014
Format: eARC, 228 pages
How I got it: From the author
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I know what you’re thinking. “You were such a jerk, Nick!” Believe me, I know I screwed up the best thing I had going in my life, but that was kind of my thing. I’d learned how to run cons before I could even form complete sentences, and I’d always been selfish. But I changed. Lila forgave me, my brother and I were getting along, and I was trying to make a name for myself in the music world.
At least that was what I was trying to do when I negotiated my way into the recording studio with pop superstar Sadie Sinclair. I thought it would be a piece of cake—charm my way into her heart and into her record label’s good graces.
Just when I thought I had it all figured out, I got mixed up in a web of lies, manipulation, and deception. A web that had me questioning my motives and desires altogether.
Was the fame and fortune really worth the price?
I went back and forth with my feelings about Nick in Give Me Something. By the end, I liked him. He underwent a great transformation in that book and part of me was rooting for him and Lila to end up together. Of course, that didn’t happen, but after reading Taking Something, I’m thrilled things played out the way they did in his relationship with Lila. If they had ended up together, I wouldn’t have had the joy of experiencing Nick’s full redemption and his incredible new relationship.
Now, Nick is far from perfect. He wants to stop living his life as a con artist, but at the same time, he manipulates himself into a job and a relationship with a pop star. And boy, is she a piece of work. There’s no denying their chemistry, but that’s about all they had going for them. The longer Nick spends with Sadie and the more he’s around her fiery assistant, Gia, the more he realizes he wants more of his life. He wants the real thing and he thinks he can find it with Gia. That is, assuming Sadie doesn’t ruin his career and his potential relationship with Gia.
This book left me with all the warm fuzzies. It was realistic. It had sexy, sweet and heart-wrenching moments. While I didn’t bawl my eyes out, I did shed a few tears. Fans of the first book will appreciate catching up with Lila and Tucker. I think most will also like to see how much Nick changed. I know I did. He hit the swoony book boyfriend list during this book, a feat I thought nearly impossible after some of his asshole behavior in Give Me Something.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.