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I Take You by Eliza Kennedy Review

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 by in review |

I Take You Book Cover I Take You
Eliza Kennedy
May 5, 2015

Meet Lily Wilder: New Yorker, lawyer extraordinaire, blushing bride. And totally incapable of being faithful to one man.

Lily’s fiancé Will is a brilliant, handsome archaeologist. Lily is sassy, impulsive, fond of a good drink (or five) and has no business getting married. Lily likes Will, but does she love him? Will loves Lily, but does he know her? As the wedding approaches, Lily’s nights—and mornings, and afternoons—of booze, laughter and questionable decisions become a growing reminder that the happiest day of her life might turn out to be her worst mistake yet.

Unapologetically sexy with the ribald humor of Bridesmaids, this joyously provocative debut introduces a self-assured protagonist you won’t soon forget.

What I Thought


I cant really give you a brief review of what the book is about before telling you what I thought because the plot just didn’t make sense to me. I don’t want to sound like I am being mean, because even though this book was not for me, I’m sure many other readers will love it. I just didn’t enjoy the overall plot of the story. 

As soon as I started reading, we began with Lily, slipping off and leaving her hen night, to go to her place of work to have sex with her boss, I instantly disliked her character. The book spans over a week, on the run up to the wedding day. All the way through I was thinking what a bitch Lily was, repeatedly cheating on her perfect loving fiance, Will. One time they were out having food and drinks with friends and she just randomly left the bar, went to the bar next door, straight upto a married man and came on to him. Then there is a twist, quite far in, and BAM, opinion of a main character completely changed, and my opinion of the book sank a little lower.

Quite a bit didn’t make sense. For example:- 

Lily follows her mum and ends up catching her in the throws of passion with a “hottie”. She doesnt move away, she carries on watching them going at it. Admiring the man at the same time. What child wants to catch their parent having sex?? Why didn’t Lily turn away? I found this very strange. Then, it turns out the “hottie” was her dad!!! 

To me the whole book was coasting, I came close a few times to not finishing the book, but then I kind of wanted to know what Lily’s secret could be and what it was that made her act as she did. It also did take me quite a while to read this book, I just kept putting it down, it didnt hold my concentration.

I found Lily’s parents relationships to be slightly ridiculous and having a friend called Freddy and an ex called Teddy confused me sometimes. I don’t think I really connected with any of the characters in this book.

The first sex scene was quite detailed and rather hot, but it was also a little rushed, it was over before you knew it. Eliza’s writing throughout this book was descriptive, but as above it just added to the coasting in places, there just wasn’t enough going on. I think this storyline was destined to be a short story rather than a full length novel. 

Obviously the point of the story is having the badly behaved female heroine and if this is the kind of thing you like to read, you will find this book hilarious. It just wasn’t for me.


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