Title: Take Me
Author: Olivia Cunning
Publisher/Year: Olivia Cunning 1026/12
Length: 100 Pages
Series: One Night With Sole Regret #3
She is one woman he should never touch…
Sole Regret’s enigmatic vocalist, Jacob “Shade” Silverton, is a consummate womanizer, but even he knows better than to get involved with one special woman from his past. Mixing friendship and pleasure can only lead to a broken heart, and he’s suffered enough heartache to swear off relationships for a lifetime.
He is one man she has always desired…
Amanda Lange knows all about Shade’s naughty reputation, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to dive into the gorgeous rock star’s arms and his bed. She convinces herself that one night of passion won’t complicate their friendship, but can she convince him of that?
They’re both playing with fire.
Neither of them realized how far one kiss would take them. As the flames of their passion ignite with the intensity of an inferno, will either of them escape the experience without being burned or will both be branded fool enough to take a chance on a relationship that was marked for ruin before it even began?
i love how we get these nice short stories that clearly allude to something more coming in future installments. What’s also nice is that most of these stories only talk through little bits of what the other band mates are doing, and possibly how their stories could intertwine more in the future.
In this installment, we get to see the human side of Shade/Jacob which we haven’t gotten a look at up until now. What we’ve seen is that he is this cocky guy who speaks his mind, makes no apologies and does what he wants. in reality there’s so much more to him, and it’s really nice that Olivia Cunning decided to make his story what it was.
In this 3rd book, the band is on a short overnight break from their tour and are all back home for a night. It just happens to be the night of his daughter’s birthday (yes, that was a nice shock that he has a daughter) and Jacob does what he can to make it to the party, knowing that he’s not going to be received with open arms. (especially since julie lives his her mom…..the ex-wife that feels completely betrayed by her rocker husband.) As expected, Jacob isn’t even allowed in the house and is only grated about 10 minuets to see his daughter.
I loved that we got this side of him since he’s clearly human, and we even get to understand a bit more about why he’s called Shade – why he chooses to cover his eyse all the time, because they are just way too expressive.
So after Jacob’s 10 minutes are up with his daughter, he’s left to figure out how to get home since he doesn’t know where his car is, and Tina’s little sister Amanda comes to his rescue. I almost saw this happening from a slightly different angle, but of course they realize that they have chemistry and this is the right time to act on it. if only it were that easy right?
Amanda was ready to act on it since she’s been lusting after him for ever but Jacob considers her to be off limits. It’s his own internal battle that lasts for just long enough until all walls fall down and they realize that they are just as hot and steamy for each other and take it out of their own hands.
The scenes that we get with this couple are exciting and intimate. We get to see that Jacob really is a performer even in the privacy of his own home. We also see that he is afraid to get hurt again and is almost unwilling to do it, but with Amanda, there’s a potential that if family things don’t get in the way, it’s ideal. They have chemistry, they share similar ideals, and a sense of humor..
the question that we’re left with at the end of this story – is this just a one night stand or is there a chance for more? i think that was a nice little ending since you know that all hell will break loose if anyone finds out that Amanda has betrayed her sister in this way.