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Take What You Want

Take What You Want

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by Jeanette Grey
Don't miss this RITA® Award Finalist for Best Romance Novella and one of Library Journal's Best Romance E-books of the Year...

Ellen Price thought she knew what she wanted. Intent on getting into medical school, she's spent all her time studying and working. But when she's left all alone for spring break, she's forced to confront the emptiness in her life


Don't miss this RITA® Award Finalist for Best Romance Novella and one of Library Journal's Best Romance E-books of the Year...

Ellen Price thought she knew what she wanted. Intent on getting into medical school, she's spent all her time studying and working. But when she's left all alone for spring break, she's forced to confront the emptiness in her life. For just one week, she decides to shed her worries and her good girl image to become the kind of woman she's always secretly wished she could be. The kind who takes what she want, starting with the hot guy at the bar.

At first, Josh Markley isn't sure what to think when the quiet, beautiful woman from his classes approaches him for a night of casual sex. He's even more mystified when she acts as if she doesn't know who he is, but he goes along with her assumptions and takes what she offers. Their passionate night together is a welcome respite from the stressful decisions he's been grappling with, but afterward, he can't let her go. He wants more--from her, from life and from himself.

They may have started out pretending to be other people, but that won't stop them from helping each other discover who they really are.

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Meet the Author

RITA® finalist author Jeanette Grey started out with degrees in physics and painting, which she dutifully applied to stunted careers in teaching, technical support, and advertising. When none of that panned out, she started writing.

Never content to do just one thing, she is published in new adult, as well as contemporary, futuristic, and male/male romance. Her short fiction has appeared in two consecutive annual editions of Best Erotic Romance, and her novella, Take What You Want, was named one of Library Journal’s best books of the year.

In her spare time, Jeanette enjoys making pottery, playing board games, and spending time with her husband, her daughter, and her pet frog. She lives, loves, and writes in upstate New York.

She is a member of the Professional Authors Network of Romance Writers of America, as well as a member of Capital Region Romance Writers. She is represented by Mandy Hubbard of D4EO Literary Agency.

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Take What You Want 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!! Sweet and sexy and very romantic. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## OK, it was short--but oh so sweet. I adored both hero and heroine. How refreshing that the guy had a crush on the girl for once and SHE was the clueless one. And thank you Jeanette for NOT portraying Josh as the typical cocky man-whore. Man, that sh*t gets old. These two have fabulous chemistry and I love how they challenged each other in bed and out. Of course it never hurts when the sex is hot. My only complaint is the conflict or lack thereof, hence the 4 star rating. For me there has to be SOME kind of conflict but it never materialized. However, that will not keep me from recommending this book or from reading it again. Yep, buy it and enjoy this sexy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This college romance takes place during Spring Break Senior year. Boy secretly admires girl, girl doesn't recongnize boy, hot-but-sweet sex occurs....multiple times. HEA. Really liked it, but it was short. More of a novella. Only a little more than 100 pages. Great for a quick/beach read.
Andreat78 More than 1 year ago
The story of two college students who decide to use Spring Break, a week and a day, to step out of their quiet lives, Take What You Want is a story that turned up the heat and stole my heart. Guys, I don't even know where to begin with this book! The story totally took me by surprise, getting off to a wicked hot start. I usually prefer to know the characters a little bit before I know them, if you catch my drift. But Grey really made this work. Take What You Want begins with Ellen, who can't afford to go on Spring Break vacation with her friends, picking up Josh in a bar, expecting a one night stand. Josh, realizing that Ellen honestly doesn't know him, doesn't tell her that he goes to school with her, and takes her up on the offer. The two make a surprisingly erotic and emotional connection, and the one night stand becomes a Spring Break fling. Despite her intention to only let go for the break, Ellen finds herself wanting more with Josh. Josh, who's wanted Ellen's attention since Freshman year, doesn't want to let her go. Each realize they have a chance at a forever type of love, but both need to figure out how to tell the truth about who they really are without pushing the other away. I adored Ellen and Josh, and I love that Take What You Want is told from both points of view. Both are pre-med students, living a life of responsibility before fun. Ellen is a character with whom a lot of readers can identify. She is quiet, used to blending in among the crowd. She uses Spring Break, and being alone, to step out of her comfort zone. To finally take what she wants. I loved to see her gain more resolve throughout the story and to not sit and wait, but to ask for what she wants of Josh. It was very inspiring, really. And Josh... I adored him. Josh is a lot like Ellen, quiet and studious, but there is a fire in him that stole my heart. The way he sensed Ellen's hesitations and vulnerabilities, and the way he cared for her, made me swoon. I loved Josh's strength, and his resolve to not let Ellen slip away from him. As for the steam. Let me just say, Jeanette Grey knows how to catch a reader's attention. As I said before, the story begins with a one night stand, which doesn't seem especially romantic. But, the way Grey wrote the scene, exposing exactly why Josh and Ellen want this, and how each is feeling in the moment, it felt anything but cheap or sleazy. It was very erotic and surprisingly emotional. And that's the very best thing I have to say about all of the steamy scenes in Take What You Want, they are both erotic and emotional. Very, very hot, but also beautiful and thoughtful. Take What You Want was a pleasant surprise for me. Based on the synopsis and a guest post by Grey, I had very high hopes. All my expectations were exceeded. I loved this book. It is the first of Jeanette Grey's I've read, but it will not be the last. This is a story that I intend to re-read again and again and I am jealous of those of you about to read it for the first time.