Review: Take Me, I'm Yours by Lili Valente

Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

...or to tell her that I'm in love with her. Because I am, and I don't give a shit if that seems crazy to anyone else. I've been looking for a love like this long enough to know when I've found it.

Dare I say that this is Lili Valente's best book to date? I adore reading her romantic comedies, especially the ones that she's published over the past year because they've brought a much needed light in what's been a trying time for me; but Take Me, I'm Yours was more witty than humorous, and it just had this oomph to it that not only set it apart from the author's more recent work, but also from other contemporary romances that have the age-gap trope.

Twenty-four-year-old Sydney Perry-Watson and thirty-nine-year-old Phillip Gideon Gabaldon meet, they agree to one night and nothing more. But as fate would have it, not only would their paths cross again, but the reality of who they are and the ties they share make anything going forward unthinkable. The thing is, they haven't exactly stopped thinking about that one night, nor can they deny that the connection they share is far more than just lust. Are they ready to risk any and all the consequences that come with finally admitting that he's hers and she's his?

From the get-go, this story had me, and there was simply no way that grip Sydney and Gideon had on my heart was going to slip. That's in large part due to Lili Valente's writing, which just felt so inspired from start to finish. I loved the element of the forbidden, more so the acknowledgment that as hot as things were between them physically, this was true love for both and how they were willing to fight for what they had as a couple. There were pleasant little surprises when it came to the direction the story took, and I'm always a fan of an author who manages to do that, especially in an admittedly crowded genre like romance. Five-plus stars for the very worthy Take Me, I'm Yours.

Release Date: 22 March 2024

Date Read: 17 March 2024

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