Friday, August 27, 2010

Take Me There by Carolee Dean

Take Me There by Carolee Dean
Paperback, 336 pages
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
July 2010

Dylan has a bad-boy past and a criminal record. He knows that rich, beautiful Jess is way too good for him-but she has always been the on person who sees through his tough exterior and straight to his heart, and he has been hopelessly in love with her from the first time they met. He would change his life for a chance with her.

But trouble follows Dylan wherever he goes, and a deadly mistake soon forces him to hit the road and leave his dreams behind. He's on the run and in search of answers-answers to questions he wished he'd never asked.
When I started the book I was thinking "oohh a forbidden love story." After about 5 pages I found it would not be like any other lovey type story I have read before.

It took a bit for me to get use to each chapter changing from Dylan's journey to Texas to his life in California with Jess. I got to admit as I was reading it the parts about his and Jess' journey to love I could tell she liked him from the start.

It did get emotional towards the end and I HATED the ending. I really would have loved another ending. Something completely different. Although the epilogue made it seem as though there could be a sequel. I do hope so. I would love to read more about Dylan and Jess' life together.


  1. This book sounds pretty interesting! Romantic, dangerous and edgy. I think I'll get myself a copy. Thanks for the review!

  2. I love honest review. I'm not sure I'd like this book if you didn't like the ending. I'm guessing the happy couple doesn't meet a good ending. He goes to jail or his past catches up with him. If there is a sequel, I'll read it. Keep us posted.


  3. Well I emailed Carolee asking about the possibilities of a sequel and other stuff. She told me that her ending does leave a nice segway for a sequel and she is really thinking about writing a sequel because everyone wants one.

    Also, Heather, you guessed halfway right about the ending.

  4. Well thanks for the follow up. I've had two people follow up for me today. That was really kind of you. And yeah, I figured it was something like that. I don't have to have a happy ending always, but right now I need them. So maybe I'll just put this one on my later list!

    I'll watch for reviews that fit your meme. Hope you make 100 this weekend. I did today and was so happy!!!



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