Take Me Home Tonight

Take Me Home Tonight

by Erika Kelly

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Overview

Take Me Home Tonight by Erika Kelly

A rocker gets a taste of unexpected passion in the latest red-hot Rock Star Romance from the award-winning author of I Want You to Want Me.
 
Calix Bourbon might seem like a free spirit, but that’s all a front. In reality he’s just trying to keep his fractured family together while working as a session musician. When Blue Fire hires him to replace their keyboardist, Calix is determined to make the most of the opportunity—but he can’t help being distracted by the band’s sexy personal chef.
 
Mimi’s temporary gig is great, but she has her heart set on auditioning for a televised cooking show. There’s just one problem: she only has a week to acquire the skills necessary to survive the competition. Luckily, the band’s new keyboard player can teach her exactly what she needs, in the kitchen and in the bedroom...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101987223
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Series: A Rock Star Romance Series , #3
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,206,286
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author of I Want You to Want Me and You Really Got Me, Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life—she just didn’t know it. Raised on the classics, she didn’t discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she’s been devouring the genre and finding her true voice as an author. Over three decades she’s written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women’s fiction novels. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she’s lived in two countries and seven states, but give her pen and paper, a stack of good books, and a steaming mug of vanilla chai latte, and she can make her home anywhere.

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Take Me Home Tonight 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ehaney578 More than 1 year ago
This review was written by Marie for a guest review post on Ever After Book Reviews blog: 4.5 Stars I enjoyed this book. It had a nice pace, and the storyline was creative. I enjoyed the characters – Calix and Mimi. They had wonderful chemistry and their romance is fiery hot (like… intensely hot, if you catch my drift *wink wink*)! They both were written quite unlike the characters from the first two books in this series. They somehow seemed more relatable and real. Sadly, this lead to a whole lot of angst, which isn’t exactly my cup of tea in a romance, but it seemed to suit the characters and their personalities. Overall, I’d have to say that this was my favorite of the three books so far. It was a pleasant surprise and I’m looking forward to a whole lot more! ***I read and reviewed a paperback copy of the book gifted to the blog in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised to discover the Rock Star Romance books. All three so far have been excellent. The stories and characters have been cleverly written and the men are to die for. I hope there are more coming. Give this author a chance. Great stuff!
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
✦Review: Take Me Home Tonight (A Rock Star Romance Novel) by Erika Kelly http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4HY Publication Date: April 5, 2016 Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori Rated: 5 Stars I'm obsessed with this series! Obsessed! The series features beautiful love stories with hot rock stars. Each book just keeps getting better. Take Me Home Tonight is one of my favorite books so far this year. It's just incredible! Erika Kelly has a way of delivering a story that draws me into the story and I feel the emotions of the characters. They become vivid and real. I fell in love with Calix and cheered on Mimi. Their love story was beautiful, emotional and burned up the pages. Each book in this series can be read as a standalone but I recommend starting at the beginning because each book features a different band member. I highly recommend the entire series. It's one of my favorite series and Erika Kelly is on my must read author list. *Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review.
LightningCityBookReview More than 1 year ago
If you love Rock Star Romance and Cooking Shows then "Take Me Home Tonight" will totally Rock your Tasty Buds and put some Spank in your Bank! Erika Kelly writes a book in which the Hero, Calix, and his family are fixed in place by a family tragedy - emotionally and physically. The Heroine, Mimi, is also stuck in a cycle, but although she realizes it and thinks she's breaking out of it - she's only taking a different path to the same destination. But on the Mimi's path she meets the Calix, who has been so caught up in his own drama he hadn't noticed her. The sexual chemistry is intense and when they get down to it the sex scenes are primal, fierce, and all-consuming. The passion they feel for each other is extreme and powerful, coming upon them so quickly that it's scary and each handles that fear differently. I really love all of the characters in this book (although I've missed the previous book in this series) and the main characters are head-strong, fun, yet complex. On the other hand - I did want to slap Calix up the side of his thick head a few times. The setting seems almost to be one of the characters itself. The cooking show competition and how Mimi prepares for it is genius on Ms. Kelly's part - part therapy - part wooing - so cute. The family tragedy was truly tragic and traumatic. Guilt runs wide and deep. In order to overcome all of these obstacles, mental and actual, Mimi and Calix's passion and love is wild and relentless as are they. I really loved "Take Me Home Tonight", except for the 3 day "ear worm" it gave me. I ended up partially reading it twice. I can't tell you how engaging the characters are, main and secondary. The complex storyline makes it difficult to really want to slap the Hero upside the head as early as you want to. Also, Mimi's determination to work with her father is another case in which you want to shake her and tell her to wake up. But the complexity makes it so good and the intense attraction and wild and unfettered sex between the Hero and Heroine makes "Take Me Home Tonight" sooo good. Erika Kelly did an amazing job on this book and I want to read more of the Rock Star Romance series!!! To read the entire review please visit: http://bit.ly/1qb8PZu This novel was provided in exchange for an unbiased review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series-I want my very own Calix!
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story! I adore this series! I thought this was a really great read and couldn’t put it down. The beginning was a bit slow for me as all the details were laid out but I was totally invested because they were terrific details. I liked Calix and Mimi a lot, both so loving and caring. They had such a strong attraction to one another that had a lot of push and pull going on and I enjoyed the build of their growing connection as they figured out the things that were holding them back. I felt there was a subtle, slow burn to their relationship. They had a wonderful chemistry together that really built and it created a nice amount of heat and want. I really liked Calix but he was battling some serious inner demons so even though I felt for him, I got frustrated with him and some of the choices he made as he was figuring things out. This however creates a nice amount tension and drama and it leads to some really fantastic, emotional moments. Loved his family and all the healing that was happening and how Mimi played into that. It created a lot of sweet, hopeful moments that made me happy. Erika Kelly has a way of really pulling me in and making me feel invested in the characters lives. There were some smaller story lines happening throughout and I really enjoyed how they affected the main characters. I loved that there were updates on the other band members and girlfriends. That made me super happy. Loved the ending and all the emotion that went with it, it wrapped up nicely. It was a really good story that got better and then was excellent. It just had a really great build throughout to a fantastic conclusion. Excellent story line, well rounded, detailed, full of emotions and passion with amazing characters. Another awesome read! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars--TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT is the third installment in Erika Kelly’s contemporary, adult ROCK STAR ROMANCE erotic, romance series focusing on the members of the rock band Blue Fire. This is keyboardist Calix Bourbon, and home cook Amelia ‘Mimi’ Romano. TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Mimi, her mother Francesca, and Calix were introduced in book two-I WANT YOU TO WANT ME. Told from dual third person perspectives (Calix and Mimi) TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT looks at family, grief, loss and moving forward. Three years earlier, Calix’s family was caught in the trauma of the unexpected death of the youngest sibling whose overdose destroyed their once tight knit family. Fast forward three years and no one in the Bourbon family has been able to move forward or get on with their lives. Enter Mimi Romano-Blue Fire’s temporary chef-and the woman who would push the Bourbon family out of their comfort zones with the possibility of taking the first few steps in a new direction. What ensues is a slow building romance between Calix and Mimi, and Calix’s inability to let go of the past. Calix blames himself for his brother’s death, and like the other members of the family, has hovered close to home in order to keep an eye on their grieving mother. Calix comes from a musical family- a high profile rock family, and with it comes the guilt of the past-sex, drugs, and rock and roll. I did take issue with Calix’s ‘hot and cold’ treatment of Mimi Romano-on some levels, his lack of maturity was a bit much with his ‘too quick’ to run attitude. Many times Mimi was left alone struggling to find a way home or to heal her broken heart. Mimi is a strong female character; an only child who has done everything to please her father but believes her father cannot see beyond the past. Hoping to make it on her own Mimi enters a reality cooking competition but lacks the skills necessary to make it to the end. When Calix, and his family offer to ‘teach’ Mimi the skills necessary to survive, Mimi jumps at the chance to be near the man with whom she is falling in love, but a man who is unable to give Mimi what she wants. TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT has a large ensemble cast of characters including the entire Bourbon clan; Mimi’s parents Dino and Francesca; all of the members of Blue Fire and their significant others; as well as a number of groupies and wannabes who make life miserable for everyone involved. The world building focuses on the band and their struggle with membership, management and moving forward. The relationship between Mimi and Calix is a slow build to a happily ever after but was lost in the family struggles on both sides of the couple’s relationship, and Mimi’s appearances on a television show similar to CHOPPED™. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive. Again, I had an issue with the believability of one of the judge’s discriminating and derogatory comments-I don’t think the attacks against the competitor would have been allowed. TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT is a fascinating story line about grief and loss; family and love; falling in love and looking forward to the future. The premise is spirited and moving; the characters are emotional and intense; the romance is passionate and heartbreaking. We can never set a time line on grief or over coming a tragic loss; while one person is able to move forward, others are caught in an unending spir
CoffeeGoddessTK More than 1 year ago
With the mouth of a sailor and a wide open heart, Mimi Romano lives life to the fullest. In a holding pattern while waiting for her father to come to his senses and hire her already, Mimi is content to be part of the Blue Fire family, taking care of her friends and helping her best friend plan her wedding. Calix Bourbon is a phenomenal musician, but, being closed off after suffering a tremendous loss, he's happy to live life on the periphery, protecting his heart from more pain. The two of them couldn't be more different, but it's their differences that will make them stronger. I have fallen in love with the Rock Star Romance series by author Erika Kelly, which just keeps getting better and better. Erika has won me over with her stories of the men of Blue Fire and the women that they love. TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT, the third book in the series, is full of emotion, rich with both the pain and the joy of life. Both Mimi and Calix are filled with passion, and, while Mimi is striving to fulfill hers, Calix is intent on tamping his down. It is both heartbreaking and frustrating to see him blame himself for things beyond his control, to opt out of living his own life because he feels that he doesn't deserve it. "You're stuck in that moment." God, she needed to get through. "And, to get unstuck, you have to forgive yourself." "I can't...I..." A shock of alertness had him straightening. "I can't get past it. I can't." "You can. Every time you go to that moment-the one you can't change-replace it with a good memory. Bask in the good...Let it go. That moment in time you can't take back. Let it go. There is no do-over. You can't fix it. But you're alive, and you're an amazing musician and the most loyal and devoted son and brother I've ever seen. So let it go. And live, dammit." Mimi knows that Calix is emotionally unavailable, but the attraction between these two is potent, and the heat fairly jumps off the page. Try as she might, she can't stay away from him, and the feeling is completely mutual. She struggled to get out of his hold. "Stop. Calix, God. We have to stop doing this." Stop? Yeah, he'd tried that. But he couldn't. He just couldn't get enough of her. "Date me." "What?" "Date me." "You don't date." "I want to date you." He pressed another hot kiss on her mouth. "I need more." She gazed up at him with a wary expression, but his resolve never wavered. Her hands slid into his hair, cupping the sides of his head. "Yes." One of the things that I love most about these books is the depth and complexity that Erika brings to her characters. There is always a past that makes them who they are, that motivates their actions and interactions, and makes for a completely compelling story. As well, the sense of family, the importance of belonging that is a recurrent theme brings a sweetness and realness to each of these books, and keeps me coming back each time. If you haven't gotten started with this series, you must. TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT is an easy 4.5-star read for me, joining my list of 2016 favorites. I loved it and look forward to the next book in the series, which can't come soon enough.