Inked Avenue Reviews… “Take Your Time” by Julie Johnson

//Take Your Time by Julie Johnson//


“The way I see it, you’re the best chance I’ve got at building a life. A family. A real one. Because when I’m with you… I’m home.”

*bursts into room*

You guys! GAH! This novel… I’m obsessed! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Julie Johnson is the reigning queen of romantic comedies. The way she expertly pieces together a romance full of wacky drama, life altering setbacks, hair raising suspense, and life changing love is pure magic! Take Your Time is hands down my ultimate favorite in the Boston Love series and is this summers must read!


“Everything in my existence narrowed to a single ludicrous thought. A sole, insane desire. I want this man.”

Delilah Sinclair, to anyone on the outside looking in, is perfectly polished, unattainable and independent. She keeps her heart locked in a cage and won’t let any guy, or commitment of any kind, close enough to break what’s already been shattered. She’s also a complete and total hot mess. A fallen heiress with a empty bank account. But just like with anything else in life she owns it with her sassy, snarky, and sarcastic humor. Luca Buchanan, however, has other plans. Without apology he inserts himself in her life giving her that final push she needs to open her heart again. He is her complete undoing as he sheds light on the soft and caring side she hides from the world, slowly melting her heart of ice.

“He’d wreck me just to prove a point.”

Luca Buchanan completely redefines the alpha male persona. With his playful demeanor, wisdom, and rugged protective air in any situation, he reinvents what a mischievous yet dangerous alpha can be. However, like any alpha, he loves the thrill of a chase and the triumph of winning over the girl, but unlike the others, he’s not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve and lay down his soul for Delilah. He saw right though the bull and straight into her loving heart while enjoying her quirks and flaws. Knowing she doesn’t trust easily or let anyone in, he carefully holds her heart and protects her trust in those moments when she would break and show her soul. It made me love him that much more. Together they were explosive! The sexual chemistry left me grinning. The witty and passionate banter left me breathless. And the unpredictable drama that followed Delilah around left me laughing from page one.

There is a quiet intensity in the way JJ wrote Luca and Delilah. Scenes that were laced with humor and wit, also sizzled with simmering sexual tension just waiting to be unleashed. I’m always left in awe by how Julie Johnson can create moments that are by definition simple and mundane, but are written both so beautifully and breathtaking that she effortlessly makes the small things the big things. She is simply a phenomenal story teller.



Just for fun I put together who the BOSTON LOVE characters would look like in my mind. lol What do the characters look like to you? Let me know in the comments below!

love cast

Take Your Time coverSynopsis

Delilah Sinclair has a certain reputation.

Maybe it’s the way she walks (in skyscraper designer heels) or the way she talks (in total absence of a filter) or simply the shade of her hair (strawberry blonde). Maybe it’s the string of broken hearts she’s left across the city of Boston. (Sorry, boys.)

For Lila, catching a man’s attention is never a struggle. It’s the part that comes later – the happily-ever-after part – that always seems to trip her up. All her friends may be settling down, but this fiery redhead has no intentions of ever being tamed…

Until she meets a man just as wild.

Luca “Blaze” Buchanan is the best fighter to come out of Boston in years. Men want to be him, women want to be with him, and no one smart ever bets against him. He’s more savage than knight-in-shining-armor, but that suits him just fine: he has no plans to ever allow a woman to domesticate him.

That is, until a certain sultry redhead finds herself in need of salvation. In the midst of sudden danger, their slow-burning attraction sparks into something far hotter… an inferno neither of them knows how to put out.

One thing is indisputable: no one is walking away without getting singed…

** TAKE YOUR TIME is a full-length contemporary romance about a girl determined not to settle… and the alpha who tears her careful plans into pieces. It is the fourth installment of the internationally bestselling BOSTON LOVE STORY series and can be read as a complete standalone. Due to sexy scenes, a sassy, red-headed heroine, and a bossy, unbearably sexy hero, it is recommended for readers ages 17 and up. **

//Author Bio//


JULIE JOHNSON is a twenty-something Boston native suffering from an extreme case of Peter Pan Syndrome. When she’s not writing, Julie can most often be found adding stamps to her passport, drinking too much coffee, striving to conquer her Netflix queue, and Instagramming pictures of her dog. (Follow her: @author_julie)

She published her debut novel LIKE GRAVITY in August 2013, just before her senior year of college, and she’s never looked back. Since, she has published five more novels, including the bestselling BOSTON LOVE STORY series. Her books have appeared on Kindle and iTunes Bestseller lists around the world, as well as in AdWeek, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today.

You can find Julie on Facebook or contact her on her website Sometimes, when she can figure out how Twitter works, she tweets from @AuthorJulie. For major book news and updates, subscribe to Julie’s newsletter:


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