Jan 22, 2014

I Take You

I Take You
by Nikki Gemmell

The next alluring novel from internationally bestselling author Nikki Gemmell-a companion to The Bride Stripped Bare and With My Body-the final installment in the captivating "Bride" trilogy

"One of the few truly original voices to emerge in a long time." -Time Out New York

Internationally bestselling author Nikki Gemmell has spent the last decade exploring the hidden lives of women. First, in The Bride Stripped Bare, she offered readers a glimpse into the life of a new bride, a young woman whose dark and sensual double life shocked readers. Next, in With My Body, Gemmell showed the world a wife and mother, a woman marked by memories of lost love and deep secrets. Now, in the final installment in the "Bride" trilogy, Gemmell plunges into the mind frame that With My Body concluded with-the story of a woman safe within her marriage, yet bursting with desire and the will to act upon it.

Under her Chanel suit and designer lingerie, Connie Carven is no longer the typical banker's wife. When Cliff's horrible skiing accident shifts the balance of their relationship, Connie becomes a willing submissive to her husband's every desire. Cliff is eager to explore new, and troubling, avenues of passion. Connie, ever the dutiful wife, follows wherever he leads. While at first she enjoys a perverse sense of freedom within the ever-tightening bonds of her marriage, Cliff's dark and seductive desires soon consume her entirely. She finds herself surrendering to an act that will forever remind her that she belongs to her husband alone-to be unlocked only by him, whenever he pleases.
But, it is also this act that awakens Connie from the numbness that has taken over her life. In the communal garden of her posh Notting Hill home she meets Mel and discovers the thrill of true intimacy…and the price of risking everything for it.

My Review: Third book and a new story to go with it.  Now we have Connie, who is this lady that wears all the fancy clothes and is always up to date with them. Her husband is a banker and they have a good life, until one day when things will change. Her husband has now become controlling, and well not sure if I really liked that. Yeah he was in an accident and that can do things to a couple, but the whole controlling got a bit to much. Cliff says something and Connie does it. The submissive part seemed to be a bit much, compared to the other books. I have read the other two books and I liked them, but this book had me thinking. I liked the book and then it just lost me for a bit, it wasn't that I didn't like the book, but more of the structure of the book. 

I feel that the book's structure fell and just didn't really grab me as the other books did. Though I did like the overall idea of the book and the start did grab me, it was just harder to enjoy it once the middle started to go down for me.