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Posted January 30, 2014
I really enjoyed the first book in the Take Me Now series, but I absolutely LOVED Meant for Me! :D It's definitely dramatic, but I really enjoy the chemistry between Eric and Ivy, and I love all of the moments they spend together...both the easy ones with banter and the steamy ones. ;) haha
Since Take Me Now, Ivy and Eric's lives have changed a bit, but all of their drama with Lauren isn't quite over yet....and it definitely gets even more intense in Meant For Me! I absolutely adore Ivy and Eric though, and their passion is amazing. I also loved that in this one we see a very different dynamic between Eric and Ivy than we did in Take Me Now. They're more honest and open with each other, and it's so easy to see both their love and intense attraction for one another, which I absolutely adored! :)
Poor Ivy and Eric just cannot escape the drama that is their lives! I loved that Ivy and Eric just keep trying through, but they definitely hit a few bumps in Meant For Me and I can't wait to see how everything turns out in the next book, Hold Me Tight...especially after Meant for Me's intense ending!!! I'm trying to be a bit vague because I definitely don't want to spoil any of you...but trust me drama abounds, and there are some twists that you just might not expect.
Overall, I thought that Meant for Me was even better than the first book, and I just grew to love Eric and Ivy even more! Now I'm eagerly awaiting Hold Me Tight and I just can't wait to read it!
*I received an ebook of MEANT FOR ME from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
*This review also appears on my blog and on other social media sites.
Posted December 12, 2013
This story continues with Eric, Ivy, Will, Ben, Lauren and Ryan.We get to see various POV's of Ivy, Eric, Will and Lauren as well in this book However, there are shocking revelations, surprises, pain, blood, anger, happiness and more that keep you on your toes until the end!
Ivy craves Eric.. especially with her pregnancy hormones. (haha) She loves him madly and their baby too. Yet, she has to deal with stuff with Will regarding their manuscript/play. Then nothing goes as it should and issues arise.
Eric needs Ivy. He loves her so much. He's overly possessive and jealous. He gets very angry in this book and Will notices his aggressive/angry behavior. He wants only the best for Ivy. He doesn't want to lose her and will do anything to keep her... even though he does love his baby so much!
Lauren has sneaky, nasty schemes in place. Will do anything to get what she wants and guess what she wants?!!
Will has been scammed in a sense. He now realizes a few things and wants and hopes things will be okay for Ivy. He wants truths to come out, but how can they when no one will step up to the plate?
I love Ivy. She has spunk, feisty personality and drive to want to do something for herself and not always depend on others. I loved that she got/understood what Wanda told her and the revelations of thoughts on being a mom... and what you would do for your baby!
** I was so proud of her and the decision she made at one point in the book!**
I loved Eric and am angry at him too. Yes, he loves Ivy and is good to her but he needs to be a team with her! The one part in the story- he deserved what he got in a sense. He only thinks of them and nothing more in a sense.
I'm starting to like Will more. :)
Lauren... ugh! She just makes me want to scream! That is all.... other than I look forward to watching her fall in the next book! Yes, nasty to say, but she will deserve everything and then some for her nasty rude behavior!
Can Eric and Ivy get an HEA with all the drama, past & recent revelations surfacing and more? Can Eric let go of the past to see the future or is it too late?
This is another fabulous book in the series!
You will be shocked, floored and amazed with all the characters. You don't want to miss this next book in the series! Fabulously done and done in true Faith style!!
5 stars and can't wait until we get the final book come 2014!!!
Posted December 10, 2013
You know the giddy feeling you get as you read? That’s how I felt during Meant for Me. I really enjoyed the first book, but this one? I loved it! It was full of suspense, swoon worthy romance and surprises everywhere. Faith Sullivan I need book 3 asap!
Meant For Me is the continuation of Ivy and Eric’s story. As Ivy and Eric prepare their lives for their future, their past comes back to haunt them. Yes, Lauren. Just when I thought she was gone, she comes back with a vengeance. She has no idea that her evil actions will hurt people she is close to in the process as well. While Ivy and Eric are stronger than ever, love is also what can tear them apart. They have seen each other through the manipulation and lies thrown at them. But, when Ivy is forced to make a choice, it is one that will truly effect her future with Eric, in all ways possible. This story took a surprising turn in events. If you think you know all the secrets of this story, you’re wrong. Faith pulls out all the stops with this one to keep the readers guessing.
The love in Meant For Me between Ivy and Eric is stronger, deeper than in the first book. Eric loves Ivy with his entire heart and soul. This all consuming love goes beyond what he felt for his ex, Cassidy. There are times where I feel Eric is going to lash out and there are times where I believe he has the right to. However, Eric is so loving and understanding. Despite all the situations Ivy puts him through, he loves her through it. My heart went pitter patter for Eric as I read this story. This passionate man has been through so much, but he loves harder than anyone. His growth in Meant for Me is beyond words. As similarities between his past and present collide, Eric believes in his love for Ivy even more.
I absolutely loved Meant For Me and cannot wait to find out how Ivy and Eric’s story continues. I recommend this to anyone who was a fan of the first book in this series. If not, then you want to read this anyway. Eric and Ivy are a remarkable couple and the continuation of their story proves that. When pushed to their limits, they love harder. Isn’t that what love is about?
Posted December 9, 2013
**Some materials are not suitable for those under 18**
How stable is the dream of happily ever after? In the first book we left Ivy and Eric, they were in love and found out that they had a little bundle of joy on the way. In the second installment the two are just as happy, they have their own place, and dreams of a little one that will soon be in their arms. Eric is still working at his shop and Ivy is picking up script writing with an old friend of ours from the first book, Will. that is when the nice comfortable bubble is nearly popped, Eric needs money, Ivy is having a harsh pregnancy, and the script has a new investor...
As the reader you can get lost in Faith Sullivan's characters, they are realistic, and you can understand Eric's fears. Faith throws the readers a couple of curve balls that the readers will not be expecting at first. I did get a little lost on how far along Ivy was during the pregnancy, but otherwise the readers will not be disappointed because just like in her fashion, Faith Sullivan leaves a cliff hanger for the readers wondering when is the next installment?
As always, Faith Sullivan keeps me hungry for more! The minute I had this book on my Kindle, I started reading it...and I didn't stop until I finished it!
Since I have already read every book that Faith Sullivan has published so far, I know that she is a mastermind when it comes to the cliffhanger. Now, the first book in this series, Take Me Now, really didn't have too bad of a cliffhanger, although some things did hang in the balance. But when I got to the end of this second book, I was ready to strangle someone! I should have expected it, since I know that there is another book coming in this series, but for some reason, my brain wasn't registering how close to the end of this book I already was.
Now, not only is Faith a fantastic writer in general, and writes cliffhangers that leave you breathless, but she is ridiculously amazing when it comes to plot twists! I thought I knew for sure what was going to happen in this book, but I couldn't have been more wrong! Even when you think you know what's going to happen on the next page, you will probably be wrong! :)
Now, from the beginning, Eric is a worry-wart. Seeing as how the first love of his life died while pregnant with his first child, this is pretty understandable. He loves Ivy more than anything in the world, and he will do anything to keep her safe, and with him. This is actually something that Ivy generally loves about him. I don't want to spoil anything for you, but Eric's worry about going through those terrible things a second time is going to cause some huge problems in this story!
Ivy is loving living with Eric, and carrying his baby. But Ivy has never been the kind of girl who lets someone else take complete care of her. Ivy wants to earn her own way, so to speak, and although she loves Eric, and their unborn child more than anything, she also wants to help to monetarily care for her new little family. However, her plan to do just that gets thrown for a loop when things go wrong with the film investors...
And to give you a little taste of the FEELS you will get while reading this book, here are my status updates from Goodreads :)
"Can I just say, the opening scene is HOTTT!"
"Aww...sweet memories. :)"
"*sigh* What I wouldn't give to have a man like Eric. He's rugged, and manly, and yet he's totally vulnerable and caring and protective."
"I just want to cry!!!"
"My heart is pounding! I am terrified of what might be coming soon!"
"I HATE HER!!! I just want to--UGH! Bad words. Lots of bad words want to escape my lips right now..."
And my final thought:
HO LY COW. Faith, you are KILLING me here! I don't even want to know how long it's going to be before I get to read the last book! No matter how short of a time it is, it will be TOO LONG!
Posted December 9, 2013
I had the pleasure of reading an ARC and let me say it is one HOT book! Seriously hot! I'm talking the hottest book I've ever read. The book opens with a very steamy scene and there are plenty more to follow throughout the book. Ivy and Eric are the couple you can't help but root for. Eric's past left him pretty much broken before he met Ivy, and now she's his second chance at happiness. Ivy's had plenty of struggles too, especially recently. So to see these two connect on such an emotional and intimate level is amazing.
But even though they are expecting a child together and are unable to keep their hands off each other, they have more than their share of problems. Ivy has been forced into a situation where she has to help her enemy, Lauren, from book one. I hate Lauren even more in this installment. She preys on Ivy's delicate situation and forces Ivy to write a script that will possibly destroy Eric and the relationship Ivy has with him.And it wouldn't be a Faith Sullivan novel if there wasn't a big twist at the end. As usual, I didn't see it coming but as soon as it happened, I thought, I should've guessed! Sullivan is so good at keeping me guessing and making me eagerly anticipate her next book. Looking forward to book three to see what's in store for Ivy and Eric.
Posted December 9, 2013
I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review, so here it is. Ivy and Eric are trying to survive, with the seasons changing and maybe more money and Ivy being pregnant. The emotional roller coaster ride continues and it is still worth the ride. Faith Sullivan has done it again. I was hooked from the first page until the WTH ending. Why can't lauren admit that she has never had a chance with Eric and leave them alone? Will is still up to his old tricks? Can they all get Lauren to stop blackmailing them? Will Lauren move on once she has destroyed everyone she thinks had done her wrong? This is a great story and I loved it. You should read it too!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 4, 2013
I really enjoyed book one in this series, Take Me Now (read my review here) and found myself really excited at the chance to read Meant for Me, book two, early. I like Ivy and Eric---really, how could I not?---and was looking forward to diving back into their passionate love story. Speaking of passion, Sullivan sure knows how to write the bedroom scenes: full of emotion and chemistry yet still tasteful. Parents, take note, this series is definitely New Adult and not appropriate for ages 18 and under.
Take Me Now had a lot of world-building, with a large cast of characters. I liked that Sullivan jumped right into the story in Meant for Me, and kept up a great pace throughout the book. This book had a lot of drama going on, and I found myself really enjoying that (even though I'm not usually a fan of that kind of story). The villain in this series is not your typical "bad guy" and I thought that that particular plot element was really well developed. The cast of characters, several of whom I thought were unrelated, ended up with intertwining stories. I love that! There was a butterfly effect in this story: one action set off a series of revelations about several characters.
What I like most about Sullivan's work is how easy it is to escape into her stories. Her characters are so easy to relate to, and her plots are detailed but not so much that I have to work to remember things. I hate having to work at reading a book: I want my books to be fun, engaging, and easy to read. Sullivan's books always fit the bill in that aspect.
Sullivan's characters are realistically flawed, which makes me like them more. I hate it when authors write characters that are too perfect: too beautiful, too smart, and their decisions are always correct. It makes them unrealistic, in my opinion. Sullivan's characters make mistakes---sometimes I want to reach through the pages and smack some sense into them---but their mistakes are what make them so likable. I feel like her characters are so real they could be people I know. My neighbors, strangers at the mall, anyone, really.
Meant for Me was full of surprises, which I loved. I love being surprised as I'm reading. Faith took the story in a direction I wasn't expecting, and ended the book on an "ah-ha" note. I really can't wait to read the conclusion to this series...I think it's going to be even better than the first two books!
Posted January 30, 2014
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