Take My Hand
Publication Date:2 October 2013
Genres:New Adult,Contemporary Romance
Event Hosted By:Book Enthusiast Promotions
Twenty-four year old Dexter Michaels has arrived in the UK for a fresh start - leaving everything and everyone he knows behind in the states. Determined to put right some of the wrongs he’ll never be able to forgive himself for making and make his Aunt Sarah – the only person left who still believes in him - proud, he lands in London with the intention of working hard, getting his degree and keeping himself to himself. He can’t destroy anybody else that way…
His heart and his body have other ideas however when he finds himself sitting next to nineteen year old Emily Barton in his Psychology class.
Moving down south to find her own New Life, Emily is shy, smart and beautiful – everything Dexter knows he should stay away from… everything he knows would be too easy for him to break.
But she makes him feel things he’d forgotten even existed. She makes him laugh, smile,care… forget. Without her trying, and without him realizing, Emily has wound her way into the one place he swore to keep locked away forever – his heart. But can she stay there when she discovers the dark past he’s so determined to keep hidden from her? Or will he destroy her too, just like he always expected?
(Not recommended for younger readers due to language, drug/alcohol abuse and sexual content)
Take My Hand told an amazing story that I really enjoyed and highly recommend.The plot and character development was just amazing and I fell in love with the characters from the beginning.I think I loved Emily's character more.Her personality was just so amazing.She was a great person and I think she was perfect for Dexter.I also loved the fact that by the end of the book,she came out of her shell and became less shy and more outgoing.
Dexter was also a character I loved from the beginning and I think his relationship with Emily was the only thing that made him feel complete.They were perfect for each other and I loved watching their love for each other grow and their relationship develop!
The story was so realistic and believable.Both of the characters faced some obstacles and in the end,they found comfort in each other.They were always there for each other and that made the story even more touching.I also loved Rachel.She was so carefree and enjoyed life to its fullest!Jared was a pretty great character as well and they both made the story more enjoyable!
Emily and Dexter have dark pasts and they have to deal with their own demons.Emily was such a strong character and I admire her for that.Their behavior was understandable considering what they went through and of course,they were both trying to survive.
Take My Hand was such an amazing story.If you're looking for a book with two amazing main characters-a shy but strong and sweet girl and a hot bad boy-with dark pasts this is the book for you!I'm not going to talk about the ending because...Can't wait to get my hands on the second book...When it comes out!
Nicola Haken took me to an amazing journey,with her writing and two of the strongest characters I've ever read about!
Nicola lives in Rochdale, England with her husband and four children (and dog!). She is the author of two stand alone novels, Inevitable and Saving Amy, and is currently having fun working on her first series with book one, Take My Hand, to be released in October. When not reading or writing Nicola can usually be found carrying out her daily slave duties – cleaning, feeding the mob, cleaning a bit more etc… or watching The Twilight Saga for the fifty-billionth time :-)