I Take You

Nikki Gemmell

From the author of the bestsellers ‘The Bride Stripped Bare’ and ‘With My Body’, a new twist on a classic tale of passion.

Set in Notting Hill, this modern-day version of ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ sees a banker’s wife awaken to the erotic possibilities of her life.

Connie Carven is devoted to her husband, who is paralysed from the waist down following an accident. But her devotion is what he demands – in fact, he insists on Connie’s utter subservience to his every desire. But unable to physically satisfy his wife, Clifford is eager to explore new, strange and troubling avenues of passion. Connie, ever the dutiful wife, follows wherever he leads, no matter what the cost to her.

And yet Connie is bursting with unfulfilled desire. Unfulfilled, that is, until the communal gardener enters, and their affair accelerates to its tense, shuddering conclusion.

Reviews of I Take You

    • Praise for The Bride Stripped Bare:
    • ‘Starkly explicit…richly descriptive with a fast-paced narrative’ Sunday Telegraph
    • ‘Nikki Gemmel’s prose has a wonderful sensuousness…witty…a subtle portrait of a modern and rather alienating marriage’ Lisa Appignanesi, Independent Magazine
    • ‘Must read…A tale of sexual awakening for the dark horse in all of us’ Tatler
    • ‘The sex is well-written…Gemmell is refreshingly straightforward about the act’ Melanie McGrath, Evening Standard
    • ‘Easy to read, hard to put down. Keep an extinguisher handy’ Closer
    • ‘A page-turner’ Evening Standard
    • ‘A bored housewife embarks on a life of sexual pleasure…The sex is rude and raunchy and “exactly where you want it”‘ Elle
    • ‘Personal dilemmas are bravely explored; thoughts and fantasies about sex and infidelity, which most women have learned to keep to themselves, are laid bare on the page in all their shocking glory…brutal, brilliant and addictive’ Glasgow Herald