I know what you’re thinking. “You were such a jerk, Nick!” Believe me, I know I screwed up the best thing I had going in my life, but that was kind of my thing. I’d learned how to run cons before I could even form complete sentences, and I’d always been selfish. But I changed. Lila forgave me, my brother and I were getting along, and I was trying to make a name for myself in the music world.
At least that was what I was trying to do when I negotiated my way into the recording studio with pop superstar Sadie Sinclair. I thought it would be a piece of cake—charm my way into her heart and into her record label’s good graces.
Just when I thought I had it all figured out, I got mixed up in a web of lies, manipulation, and deception. A web that had me questioning my motives and desires altogether.
Was the fame and fortune really worth the price?
So can a bad boy who made a living out of conning people into what he wanted really go straight edge and work for everything he wants and needs? Elizabeth Lee explores the possibility in Taking Something, the amazing followup to Give Me Something. Nick and Lila spent so much time conning their way through life. But when Lila gives in to her ultimate temptation and gambles on live, Nick is left to survive and thrive on his own. But the question is, can he do it? Can he give up the life that he had grown so accustomed to to and actually earn what is his and keep it?
Elizabeth Lee takes us on another amazing adveture in this book and I was certain after a chapter or two that all bets were off on Nick. I wasn’t sure if he had it in him to turn his life around and fight for what he wanted instead of conning people into it.
Nick has decided that he actually loves his new job, spinning records as a DJ in Chicago. But he wants more. He is a smart man. Certainally he can find a way to get everything he wants. When he convices the big record label guy to take a shot on an unknown to produce the album of the year, everything that Nick knows is going to be questioned. He knew if he just charmed the amazingly rich and famous Sadie Sinclair, he would get everything.
Of course the best laid plans hit him straight in the face when Gia, Sadie’s assistant walked into the room. Sadie and Gia had a great working relationship on the outside. But there was nothing but turmoil and bad blood between the two of them and the tangled web of lies and deceit that Nick was now a part of hit him full force.
He wanted one thing he couldn’t have because he conviced the other that he wanted her. Holy mother of all rides. There is so many layers to this story and even though we loved to hate Nick in the first book in this series, in this book, we struggled along with him, hoping things ended up just the way we want them to. We wanted Nick to man up and take charge of the situation that he found himself in, we wanted him to not only grab life and run with it, but prove everyone wrong.
Nick truly stole my heart in this book, but it wasn’t the conning that did it. It was his concious. I wanted to find room to hate him but in the end, I wanted him to get what he deserved out of life and to prove that he was better than all of the cons of his past. But he truly met his match in Sadie. And suddenly the picture became a whole lot clearer.
He wanted Gia. But Gia had a walk in closet of skelatons all her own and there was no way that she was going to let him in to find the secrets. When push comes to sove and hearts are tugged, it truly becomes more than a personal choice. When so many lifes are involved, Nick does the unthinkable and mans up to what he wants.
This book was emotional and touching but I found myself wanting Nick to take the high road throughout the entire thing. I believe people can change. Nick certianly took several gambles in this book and only the ending would prove wheter or not those chances would pay off.
Elizabeth Lee writes characters that I can connect with. It is there story, but I found myself struggling right along with the characters. I found myself praying for a new beginning filled with love and happiness for Nick. I melted into Nick’s charm and ways even if I was torn on how the book would end.
This is a great read and one I know I will revisit! You will not want to miss this book!
When I’m not writing or playing the part of wife and mother, you can find me dancing back-up for Beyonce, singing back-up for Miranda, or sunning myself on the beach with a drink in hand. Here’s the thing about being born and raised in a small town—you have a very vivid imagination! Now, I channel it all to create stories where the girl always ends up with the right guy, first kisses are magical, and a happy ending is just that!
To read Stephanie’s 4-Star Review of Give Me Something, CLICK HERE!