I Take You: A Novel (P.S.)

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I Take You is a modern retelling of D.H. Lawrence’s classic, Lady Chatterly’s Lover. We meet Cliff, an American banker, and Connie, his wife, living in the posh London neighborhood of Notting Hill. After suffering a skiing accident two years prior that left him in a wheelchair, unable to perform sexually, Cliff becomes Connie’s Dominant and orchestrates sexual liaisons for her with strangers, so that she may continue to be sexually fulfilled, but not have to cheat outside the marriage. Once Cliff pushes her limits too far, Connie makes major changes in her life, primarily pursuing an affair with the gardener, Mel. The prose of the book harkens to an age where sexual content was shrouded in allegory and innuendo, however in keeping with the modern day tolerance for explicitness, the language is brusque.

I Take Youis a three and a half star read. It may not appeal to the traditional romance reader as it takes some risks, both in style and content that may be uncomfortable to many. The book is well written, but with its short chapters and harsh language, it may have trouble attracting fans of either contemporary romance or that of the Lawrence crowd.

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Star Count 3.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Harper Perennial
Publish Date 2013-Dec-31
ISBN 9780062273413
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Issue May 2014
Category Popular Fiction


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