Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Take by KI Lynn and N. Isabelle Blanco Release Day, Reviews and Giveaway!!!

Title: Take
Series: Need #2
Authors: K.I. Lynn & N. Isabelle Blanco
Genre: New Adult
 Release Date: January 6, 2016


Love is only a battlefield when you have a fighting chance.

  In the aftermath of bad decisions followed by poor thinking, Brayden is still without Kira.

  Years of hurt have hardened Kira, and she’s not just going to roll over for Brayden on command. Strong willed and stubborn, neither of them is willing to give in without a fight.

  There’s a million reasons why she shouldn’t care for him anymore . . . but she does.

  Brayden senses this, and he’s laid siege on her life, haunting her in every possible sense—reminding her of what they once shared.

  But he’s still the man that wrecked her.

  The man she loves.

  The man she utterly despises.

  He’s still her step brother.

  Right and wrong have no sway with the heart. What it wants, it takes.

  With every day that passes, Kira is reminded of all the reasons she has to hate him . . . and all the reasons she still has to adore him.

  Can Kira let go and give him a chance, or is it really too little, too late?

  Even if she can forgive him, is it possible for them to have a future together while still being step-siblings?

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K.I. Lynn

K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn't until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.
Since she began posting stories online, she's garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination...or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain... Usually it's cheese.

N. Isabelle Blanco

N. Isabelle Blanco was born in Queens, NY (USA). At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life. 

N. Isabelle Blanco spends her days working as an author, web programmer, marketer, and graphic designer. That is when she isn’t handling her “spawn”, as she calls her son, and brainstorming with him about his future career as a comic book illustrator.



Bella's Review: 5 Stars
I'm so glad that Take picks up right where Need left off.

Brayden and Kira are not on the same page in this book. At. All.

Brayden has figured out that no matter what he does to try to move on, he is miserable without Kira. He wants Kira and has stopped fighting it. He doesn't want anyone else.

Kira is a woman scorned. She just can't get past all the other women that Brayden has been with. She doesn't want to be vulnerable to Brayden because he broke her heart before. And I'm so glad that Kira doesn't just roll over and forgive him with one declaration of love. She is strong, sassy and stubborn.

All while Brayden is trying to prove himself to Kira, she figures she will just....use him for sex.

Excellent idea.

This makes for a book that has love, hate, passion, guilt, angst and tons and tons of scorching hot sex.



Not to mention, they are still step it's still all a bit taboo. This makes it even hotter for me.

I love that we still get both POV - if I wasn't in Brayden's head, I might not want Kira to forgive him so bad.

I love that Brayden really understands how big of a bastard he was to Kira and what he put her through.

I love that he is willing to wait for Kira to work through her rage at him.

I love that both characters do grow throughout the book .

I DON'T love that I have to wait for the next book!!!! Seriously ladies, I hope it's releasing next month. The wait between book 1 and book 2 was unbearable, I hope I don't have to wait 9 months for book 3. I might die.

Bottom Line: read this book!!!  But start with Need!

Christy's Review: 4-4.5 stars!

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Take is the highly anticipated sequel to Need. I read Need early last year and I have been DYING for this one! After reading it, I’m now DYING for the final installment. I just hope that it comes out a little quicker than this one did because I’m feeling especially impatient to find out what happened (view spoiler) If you read Need, you know Lynn and Blanco write super hot stories that are high angst and high steam. Lynn writes one of the best male POV of any author I’ve read. Being in Brayden’s head is definitely the highlight of this book!

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From the moment I met her, she’s been mine, but even more so, I’m hers. No matter how things play out, I’ll always belong to her.

Brayden did some questionable things in the first book. He hurt Kira and he knows it. He will do whatever it takes to make it up to her. He’s 100% all in. The problem is Kira doesn’t trust him and doesn’t believe him. Finding a way to make her see that he is serious is extremely difficult.

I loved Kira so much in the first book. In this book, I struggled with her. I felt so much for Brayden and my heart broke for him. It’s not that I didn’t understand where she was coming from, I really did, I just wanted her to open her eyes and see what was right in front of her. I’m not sure Brayden could have done anything more than he did to try to get her to see that he wants her and only her forever.
I need the girl to choose me with all of her. I want her body. Her emotions. I want every fucking part of her mind and soul.

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In this second installment, I saw so much growth in Brayden’s character, and as stubborn and Kira was, she was also strong. As frustrated as I got with her at times, I was somewhat happy she stood her ground and didn’t just run into Brayden’s arms. This couple doesn’t have it easy and still has a ways to go. And lets not forget that they are still step-siblings on top of it all, so there is even more struggle there, plus that somewhat taboo element.

I love these authors writing style. I love that there is such a great flow you can’t tell where one stops and the other starts. The dual pov is very well done. And of course there is Brayden- a fantastic character! If you’re looking for a steamy, emotional and angsty series, this is one I’d recommend!

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