New Review….Take Me Out by Danielle A. Elwood

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Charlotte grew up in the Boston socialite spotlight.

Bentley grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.

One chance baseball game will change both of their lives forever.

But will their relationship stand the test of ex-lovers, arson, and Charlotte’s parents?


My review:

Take Me Out is the debut work from indie author Danielle A. Elwood and I have to say…what a great start!

Being a member of the upper echelon of Boston high society, Charlie is used to being in the spotlight….and also used to trying to avoid it.  The spotlight is the very last thing on her mind when she goes out for a night with her two best friends to enjoy her favorite thing in Boston, a Red Sox game.  Imagine her surprise when she’s thrust into that very spotlight when the gorgeous tattooed stranger seated in front of her decides to serenade her to Sweet Caroline…and it ends up on the jumbo-tron and likely in every local press.  But there’s something about this tattooed hottie that has her acting completely unlike her normal keep-at-an-arms-length self and she soon realizes this will end up being a night that will change her life.

Bentley looks like the typical tattooed bad boy and if he’s being honest, that’s exactly what he is.  Self admitted womanizer, thanks to his effed up past and his effed up mother figure not exactly being a roll model, he’s exactly the guy our mom warned you about.  He’s not sorry about it either.  Heading to the Red Sox game with his best friend, and roommate, he’s planning on a great night of beer and women.  That’s exactly what he gets when he notices the beautiful girl sitting behind him.  But something is different about her.  Acting on a crazy impulse, he will barge into her life with a serenade and immediately knows she won’t be like any other girl he’s ever met.

A relationship that starts out with a crazy, on-screen, public display of impulse and fun will turn into something neither Bentley nor Charlie had ever expected…but something they both will cherish.

What.  A.  Book! I had no idea what to expect when I started this but immediately I was hooked.  It started out really strong and kept building with emotion, heat and mystery (I totally didn’t expect the mystery and suspense this story has and it was FANTASTIC!).  Charlie and Bentley are awesome characters and have a relationship that I can totally relate to! That intense, consuming connection that will take them through a whole bunch of situations…but it’s that connection that will get them through some really rough lows. Charlie is a lot of fun and almost immediately realizes her weakness when it comes to Bentley.  I don’t blame her.  Bentley is the ultimate bad boy.  Sad past, effed up family and childhood, motorcycle, tattoos, totally yummy.  He also has a soft side he didn’t even know he had until he met Charlie.  His soft side makes him even more yummy!  The secondary cast of characters was also a treat.  Charlie’s brothers, her best friends and Bentley’s best friend all are really great to read.  I’m hoping we get to see more of all of them and that this will continue on as a series.

Thank you, Danielle, for a fun, heartwarming, saucy and intense read! You’ve got a new fan in this blogger!


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About the author:

Danielle A. Elwood is a blogger by trade who started writing her first romance novel Take Me Out as a hobby in 2012. She is a avid romance novel lover herself,  which inspired her to take the leap into writing her own. She was born and raised in Connecticut and is relocating to Florida in April of 2013 with her family.

Danielle is a mother of three – Camden (5), Benjamin (4), and Addison(2) and has written for various popular publications such as Disney owned Babble.com, as well as the Online Woman’s Magazine The Broad Side where she is also the managing editor, and her own website Danielle Elwood Dot Com, which is a parenting based Mom blog.

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