Take Me Back by Meghan March
Narrated by Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber
Standalone Contemporary Romance
You guys know I’m a wordy girl when it comes to my reviews, but I find it so important in the case of Take Me Back by Meghan March to not give anything away. I promise, I won’t, so this review will be quick and not follow my regular format. You know how I lay out my likes and dislikes? Well I have no dislikes and I liked everything, listing it all would give something away. I will not talk about the story more than the blurb, and even some of the quotes I wanted to use may reveal something. But this is from the blurb.
At first when I began listening to Take Me Back, the story seemed too similar to a recent duet that Andi Arndt also narrated, which, in my head, made it seem even more similar; a couple trying to save a floundering marriage. But the narrator and that basic premise are the only similarities, I just had to get past the same voice, because this story was completely unique and utterly addictive.
First of all, THANK YOU Meghan March for making this a standalone. Second, if you have read Meghan’s other books and want more of the same, don’t expect that. You get the heat, but you get SO.MUCH.MORE.
Two years after their marriage, Dane and Kat are like strangers. She is a workaholic, never without her phone or laptop, drowning her personal sorrows in work instead of turning to her husband. And he’s been keeping something important from her and letting them drift apart until they are like strangers. So Dane arranges for a trip to a remote island so they can either rekindle what they had, or say goodbye.
“Polite strangers, that’s what we are. So freaking polite it makes me want to scream.”
Told in dual POV, and including flashbacks to when they met, I was completely sucked in from page one. But this book had some surprises and turned into more than I ever imagined, and I freaking LOVED every second of it.
“We’re right here. We might be drifting, but we’re not done yet.”
2 of the best narrators in the business are also two of the most overused, especially her. Because we were starting with a couple struggling in their marriage, I had some trouble separating Kat from the character I recently read in another book with the same narrator.
The Down & Dirty:
Hands-down one of the best and most unique books I’ve read this year, Take Me Back by Meghan March had everything I wanted and SO MUCH MORE. I have kept this review to a bare minimum because you need to go in without knowing. DON’T READ SPOILERS! Seriously, you will read Take Me Back in one sitting. It’s addictive, enthralling, sexy, emotional, and exciting-I don’t even want my adjectives to tell too much, so just READ IT.
Rating: 5 Stars, 4.25 Heat, 4.5 Narration