Review: Taken (Under the Skin #3) by Charlotte Stein

April 10, 2015 Review 0

Review: Taken (Under the Skin #3) by Charlotte Stein

It was just a prank I didn't want to be a part of. I never meant to hurt anyone, least of all Johann Weir. You wouldn't know that he sells literature for a living. He has these wild eyes—eyes that light something up in me—and he must be twice as big as I am, with strong, warm hands. Hands I try not to imagine everywhere.

He scares me. And thrills me.

But now the deed is done, and I have to face the consequences. He says he just wants to hold me here until the police come, but it's been hours and I'm still here.

Chained to a pipe in his back room like a prisoner.

The only person I have to talk to is Johann, and I tell him dark, shameful secrets—secrets that involve the metal around my wrist and him standing over me. But I can't stop. I need him to know everything. I need him.

Johann has his own secrets—ones he wants to tell me too. And more than anything, I want to listen. And maybe, before he sends me away, he'll punish me.

Just a little.

Just enough.

Title: Taken
Author: Charlotte Stein
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Almost Real, Beyond Repair, Never Loved, Never Sweeter
Series: Under the Skin #3
Published by Avon
Source: Author
Published: April 14th 2015
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Pages: 99
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames

Just finished reading Taken and I’m staring at my cursor wondering how do I put into words how to describe this book. Hmmmm….? It certainly wasn’t what I expected from the blurb. I thought I was going to get a psycho thriller. Something scary, something wickedly delicious. I mean he has her ‘Chained to a pipe in his back room like a prisoner’ so it should be scary and possibly Stockholm Syndrome-ish. Right? Nope. Oh I have it now.

Cuckoo, erotic, romance.

Taken reads quick and the plot and dialog move fast. Mainly because Rosie is a rambler. Be prepared for that. Filled with her humorous rambling antics, we get to experience her thoughts as she goes from reluctant conspirator of a prank to captive to horny lover. Johann, or just Han, is her ‘captor’ for lack of better word although I think of him more as a uptight closet Dom. Uptight because he doesn’t want to have these thoughts and feelings of wickedness. And what a reluctant fight he puts up, against Rosie and himself. But slowly, she breaks him down and when she does things heat up interestingly. There’s not many twist to this story but it sure is a fun ride as Rosie has a tendency to creatively over-exaggerate (UNDERSTATEMENT!) her thoughts and feelings. As Han begins to capitulate to Rosie’s words, you can see he has just as creative and sexually wicked as she is. That translates into there’s light BDSM action. The ending is sweetly delicious and very satisfying.

Taken is a great naughty fun story and a great read to pass an hour or two




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