Saturday, August 30, 2014

[Kame's ARC Review]: "Take Down"

Take Down by Mallery Malone
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (September 2, 2014)
Series: Billionaire's Club: New Orleans, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Powerful. Dominant, Unforgettable. He commands submission at all costs.

Cage fighter, Gabriel Devereaux, a man of barely leashed power, is known as the Bayou Beast.

There is one woman he will do anything , pay any amount to possess.

Karina Armistead, has come a long way from the innocent girl Gabriel used to know. An internationally known singer, she can have anything she wants. But everything tells her that getting involved with the Bayou Beast may leave her wrecked beyond repair.

Little does Karina Armistead know, but Gabriel has decided that she will be his.

He will destroy anything or anyone who stands in his way.

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Reviews of Malone's Previous Books:

Knock Out (#1) -- Kame
Power Play (#2) -- Kame

Kame's Review:

The best one in the series!

Everyone thinks Gabriel doesn't believe in love and relationships; what they don't know is there is a woman who he once loved so deeply he is convinced he can never love again.

Gabriel is the roughest of the trio of heroes in this series. He is a fighter in every sense of the word; and as with all good heroes he also has a softer side. One that almost made me melt. Karina is the most confident out of the heroines and definitely my favorite. I liked her take charge attitude and she truly is the best match for Gabriel.

The plot was my favorite in the series also and the book just flew by as I read it. I started it within 1 hour of it arriving on my Kindle and did not stop until I hit the last page. It is an easy novella length, I read it in an afternoon. Every scene was perfect nothing frivolous - a true joy to read. Nothing heavy, or suspenseful. This plot has a lot of cameos from the other couples in the series and introduces a few interesting secondary characters who are employees of the couple. The connection between Gabriel and Karina was nothing but sparks and I enjoyed every scene even when they argued! I was rather sad for the book to end.

All three novellas are stand alone by themselves but the series is best enjoyed when read in order; and I suggest buying all three (even better in one bundle) and reading one after another.


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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) Oh, I love when the sparks fly between the characters! 

Do you prefer your couple to be agreeable and caring or do you like it better when there is sparks and banter when they are together?


Until Next Time,


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Red Iza said...

Mmmmmm, that sounds good and the cover is great :)

Sophia Rose said...

It does sound fab, Kame. I'll put this on the list.

Pat Egan Fordyce said...

Great review Kame!