I Take You by Nikki Gemmell
Nikki, Nikki, Nikki…..I am left wondering if you actually liked this book. I know you wrote it but I was left with this sense that you didn’t even think the characters were enough so you introduced those beautiful chapter quotes by Virginia Woolf. I loved those. I hated the rest.
And this made me quite sad. I really like your books generally, some I absolutely adore. They are in my Top 10. When 50 Shades of Grey hit the shelves I thought ‘been there, done that’ because I reckon you have done a pretty decent job on erotica. I love your articles in The Australian, I love your book on returning home, the one on the Antarctica. Love ’em.
But this one….It. just. left. me. lost.
How does a woman lose her freedom because of sex with one man and then, in turn, gain it because of sex with another man? I was a bit confused by this. It reaked of Mills and Boon.
The story folks is a simple one. Beautiful woman is trapped in a marriage with quadriplegic husband who is super-duper rich and they dapple in seriously strange sex. It is what binds them until one particularly strange night the super-duper rich husband arranges to have beautiful wife undergo a sinister sex act in public. Unsavoury. Beautiful wife begins to resent super-duper rich husband and finds her way into arms of poor gardener hero who unlocks her – in a whole lotta ways. You have to read the book to find out this little twist.
I did finish the book. I owed you that Nikki because you are one of my literary heroes but simply put, I just did not like the characters one little bit. I was so bored by them so thank you for putting in the Virginia Woolf quotes. They were great.
But that is just my 2 cents.