ARC Review: Take Me With You by Nina G. Jones

17 Oct 2016

Book Title: Take Me With You
Author: Nina G. Jones
Series: Standalone
Release Date: October 17th, 2016
Genres: Dark Romance
I watch.
I study.
I prowl.
I hunt.

I always go in with a plan. A set of rules for myself. I don’t take unnecessary risks. That’s how I’ve been able to evade capture all these years.

But there’s something about this girl that is different than the others. When I finally meet her, the rules become a blur. And I break the most important one of all—I take her with me.


It’s just my imagination—that feeling of being watched. That those icy eyes— a vivid turquoise with a distinct golden fleck—aren’t watching me.

It’s just stress. I am the person everyone relies on. Maybe that’s why I haven’t been feeling so content with my life lately. Why I dream those eyes belong to someone who can tear me away from all of my responsibilities.

But these are just shameful fantasies, never meant to breach reality.

Then one night, the dream comes true, only it’s a horrific nightmare.

Now, I only have one task: survival.

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I'd first experienced a darker-plot book by Nina G. Jones with Debt. That book is still on my all-time best list. So when I heard Nina was venturing back to the dark side again, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Take Me With You.

On a scale of 1-10 of anti-hero badness I'd put Sam a solid eight. This is not a book with simply darkish undertones- where we read about a "bad" anti-hero but deep down he's really a good person who's doing the things he does for a cause or whatnot. Quite the contrary with Sam. He's very mentally ill- but the reasons behind it will melt your heart. But nonetheless, when Nina G Jones posts TRIGGER WARNING- ALL OF THEM - reader beware. This isn't any degree of a hearts and flowers romance. It's violent and gritty yet deep down Sam will still warm your heart...a tad.

Nina G Jones has a way of building anticipation so early-on with her stories, I'm attached to my kindle from the very start. It's never a slow start with her. She sucks you in and never lets go. Sam is a dark man of the night. He ventures out, a voyager in innocent people's lives. He learns their comings and goings, breaks in when they're not home, taking a piece or two of their blissful life. And then one night he goes in- while they're home. He takes control under the guise of a robbery but it's so much more. Then he disappears in the dark of night. Never being caught. Multiple victims, always a plan and perfectly executed.

I am a monster. Monsters don’t live under the fucking bed or the closet. They don’t appear in a puff of smoke. No, monsters are like me: the quiet guy who walks a drunk woman home, a protective uncle, that unassuming guy with the friendly smile who fixes your porch. We do our work in the dark, we lurk in the shadows, but we roam during the day, scouting our next prey.

Sam finds Vesper....He's obsessed with her sweet ways. Always so nurturing with her handicapped brother. The stalking begins- Sam thinking she's like all the rest, the ambush will be the same. Planned. Controlled. Perfection. Until it all goes to sh*t and he finds himself abducting the young woman. With no plan, Sam has to revamp his chosen lifestyle to include a beautiful captive. And not get caught.

Again, this isn't a hearts and flowers kind of romance but has elements of a love story. Walls break down, basillar instincts take over and the lines blur from survival to desire...

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An all-around great suspenseful dark romance by Nina G. Jones. I sincerely look forward to more from her on the dark side.

Advanced copy received by the author in exchange for my honest review.


Nina G. Jones is the author of the bestselling novel DEBT, the Strapped Series and the erotic romance, Gorgeous Rotten Scoundrel. 

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