Monday, February 25, 2013

Book Review #279 - Take Me There by Carolee Dean

Take Me There
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 one 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 wishes he’d never asked.
My Rating: 4/5
I bought this book solely based on the cover and after reading a few reviews I didn't have high expectations.
The only problem I had with this book was that I found it really choppy. At the beginning, it kept switching between the present and flashbacks and I found that disorientating.
Once the story focused solely on the present time I was fully able to be captivated by the story.
I never really liked to the romance aspect. It is not as strongly portrayed as what the cover would suggest. Also, I didn't really care for Jess that much as I didn't feel like she developed enough.  
The protagonist Dylan is a good guy that has had bad things happen to him. Once his whole family life is exposed, it is not hard to see why he is so messed up.
The ending was a little unexpected although I did foresee numerous plot twists.

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