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Taken By Charlotte Stein,

  • Title: Taken
  • Author: Charlotte Stein
  • ISBN: 9780062365125
  • Page: 168
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 doneIt 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 than anything, I want to listen And maybe, before he sends me away, he ll punish me.Just a little.Just enough.
    Taken 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

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    1. GODDAMMIT Every time I read a Charlotte Stein book, everything I write sounds like garbage for a week Okay Full disclosure Charlotte and I are email twitter friends and I do believe we share a publicist I promise that s not why I m reviewing TAKEN, however this is just me being compelled to rant Yes, rant, about how much I loved it I mean, where do I begin My heart was in my throat the whole time I imagine the author just clutching at her chest as she writes the heroine s stream of consciousness [...]

    2. First, this cover represents nothing about this book So disregard I read the first page of this book, and immediately cuddled into my couch a little tighter Stein s voice, her characters and her erotic words make me happy.The one I call the secret werewolf in my head because honestly, that is what he looks like He wears tweedy jackets with leather elbow patches and these tiny, wire rimmed glasses, s he should seem harmless But then you notice his black as pitch beard and his wild, dark hair and [...]

    3. 4.5 STARSI don t want to lick this lovely edition of Great Expectations But I will do it, in the name of hot sex.Any day I read Charlotte Stein is a great day Johann Han like Han Solo, cool, right Han is the big, burly owner of a bookstore He s funny, sweet, loves to speak in hyperbole and has some serious ideas about how controlled he needs to be to keep himself out of trouble Rosie Callahan So basically the most adorable name ever Enter Rosie, college student who s definitely hanging with the [...]

    4. Believe it or not, I found this book to be a little dialed down for a Charlotte Stein novella I mean, it is all there dark and scary start with a spooky behemoth who has chained a wanna be vandal in his basement The blurb has overtones of punishment and deep secrets The first half of the novel, where everything is still an unknown, is terrific, taut and original And then it flattened out for me a little At least for a Charlotte Stein ditty So this book gets 3.5 rounded to 4 stars for the inspire [...]

    5. Charlotte Stein has such a unique voice In the Under the Skin series alone, she takes on darker tones effortlessly but she also does the angst quite well too In TAKEN, she takes on another route and makes this one a little silly and awkward.The heroine, Rosie and her friend have been annoying the crap out of this rare book store owner, even going as far as vandalizing his store when Johann catches Rosie and drags her to the basement and chains her to his bed It sounds a little bit silly but to b [...]

    6. I picked this up because it was reviewed highly by RT It s a fun read and fairly short If you like erotica, give it a try.

    7. Pretty much any romance involving a kinky bookseller is always going to get my vote And if it s by Charlotte Stein Double vote Can we vote twice Whatever, I just did.Taken, a recent offering by Stein, features Rosie Callahan, a young woman still in college, and Johann William Weir, a rare book dealer In a prank gone wrong, Rosie is captured by the bookstore owner and chained up in his basement, a setup that sounds completely sinister and is actually totally comedic.There s a lovely counterpoint [...]

    8. He reads things to me in German, then chuckles over the fact that I ever thought it would sound amazing I have to explain to him that my heart kind of wants to eat his face, after hearing him saying ich and liebe and dich Asdfghjkl That s it That s my genuine reaction to this entire book.I have to repeat myself again Stein doesn t write Meet Cutes Stein writes Meet Weirds This entire series proves my point I really didn t expect Han and Rosie when I read blurb she breaks into his bookstore and h [...]

    9. 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 Ma [...]

    10. Some authors have a truly distinctive voice I d definitely place Charlotte Stein in that category Her intense storytelling and offbeat characters, amplified by phrasing that almost veers into stream of consciousness, definitely stands apart from much of what I read I ve enjoyed a few of her works in the past, but wasn t quite sure her Under the Skin books would be quite my brand of fantasy However, when I saw Heather Stanton s DIK review of Forbidden, I knew I had to jump in Taken is by turns go [...]

    11. My review contains spoilers and they re mostly my thoughts as I went with the book for , visit Punya ReviewsTaken, a novella, is the book 3 of Charlotte Stein s Under the Skin series I got interested in this series when I hosted a blog tour for the author This series is also my first try at this author s writing.From what I ve seen, the books in this series don t connect at all at least where the characters are concerned The theme varies but there are always these dark elements that are dealt wi [...]

    12. 4.5 stars all freaking day Tessa Bailey turned me on to this author I ve followed her on twitter forever and she s been on my TBR list for just as long but it was Tessa s nudge that got me to bump this up my list Thank you very much Tessa Here s a link to my complete review scandaliciousbookreviews.c

    13. We ve all had them, those pleasant fantasies where Brad Pitt runs into you at the day spa and refuses to allow you leave until he s given you a full mani and pedi, or aliens that look like Chris Evans abduct you for a m nage a cinque, or a hot wookie forces you to accompany him to ballroom dancing lessons You know, whatever blows your hair back.But I can t imagine any other author getting away with such an outrageous plot and making me like it as that in Taken, especially in such a short romance [...]

    14. Charlotte Stein is a great author if you re looking for something a little sexy and bizarre This book is no exception The hero in this case came across as a complete weirdo He manages to capture the heroine when her and her friend try to burn his bookstore down, and as to wait for the police he decided to handcuff her to his bed Not as kinky as it sounds Anyway, he freaks instead when he realizes what the situation must look like and then proceeds to take his sweet time in freeing her Like I sai [...]

    15. I m a fan of Charlotte Stein s writing She can take me so deep into a character s head with a very unique voice that is all her own She does that again with Rosie in Taken The story is told from her point of view, and we get to know her very intimate thoughts especially how she s feeling about the very hairy Johan, or Han as she calls him There s sparks flying between these two from the very start.But for every stab of attraction between them, Han has his own reservations about moving forward an [...]

    16. I ve been a Charlotte Stein fan for ages I love her stories, but most of all, I love her voice If I had to label it, and I m hesitant to do that, I d call it a roller coaster ride through the subconscious One of Stein s gifts is the ability to delve so deeply into her character s minds that readers feel as though they re right there with the narrator It s than deep point of view, it feels like we re sharing space in the character s head Very few people can pull that off, and Stein does every si [...]

    17. Another short and sweet treat from Charlotte Stein.Rosie is horrified when she s the one left behind after her friend s plan to vandalize the bookstore goes awry When the bookstore s owner grabs her and chains her in the basement, she goes from horrified to terrified, except she quickly realizes that he s even terrified than she is about his reactions to her Rosie s always been the oddballe outsider, and she finds a kindred spirit in Johann Rosie s determined to break through Johann s resistanc [...]

    18. Gah, I loved this book It s funny and hot and just the right amount of dirty When I rated this book 5 months ago, I gave it 4 stars because the conflict isn t quite balanced a frequent exception I take to Stein s books and one that I suspect arises out of the limitations of storytelling from a neurotic heroine s POV than anything else Since Stein s heroines are rarely the ones with the conflict and since they rarely understand or sometimes willfully misunderstand their hero s conflict, things c [...]

    19. 4.5 Stars Hot SteamI feverishly flew through TAKEN in one sitting this past weekend and am still reeling from how much I loved it like cuddling a little with my overheated iPad and sighing afterwards loved it I need my own secret werewolf Unique, edgy, intelligent, angsty, exuberant and insanely sexy, this breathtakingly brilliant erotic novella simply blew me away I was so completely captured and captivated by TAKEN that I am now excitedly and compulsively adding the entirety of the dazzling Ms [...]

    20. So by now we know that I m completely in love with Charlotte Stein s writing And I think this might actually be her best yet The only flaw was that it was over way too soon I m not actually going to give any details about the book, because I think it an experience that doesn t need any preamble Suffice it to say that, based on the blurb, it might not be what you re expecting But it s so, so fabulously, wonderfully brilliant I m going to have major withdrawals until her next book releases.

    21. I thought this was a good story, but from Charlotte Stein I have come to expect great This lacked the dark edge of the stories she usually delivers and was strangely cute I also don t know if it s because it was so short, but typically there is this well crafted tension that she delivers in the wait I ve literally felt my own body twitch from tension when also being forced to wait after the tortuous buildup she inflicts I would still recommend this though, it s just not as dark.

    22. Taken made me laugh out loud numerous times it s that quirky, neurotic, off kilter mix of humour and sexy bits that Charlotte Stein excels at I enjoyed the previous two installments in this series, but Taken is easily my favourite.I really hate the covers for this series, though Very clothing catalogue.

    23. I think Zooey Deschanel s imaginary little sister is starring in this not actually all that dark novella I miss Stein s grownups no one does lustful angsty humor better, but the balance is starting to feel off.

    24. Charlotte Stein is the master deep first person weirdness I just love her stories Taken is an intense delightfully off kilter erorom Unexpectedly tender kinky accidental kidnapper bookseller and reluctant vandal nearly arsonist.

    25. Okayis was some strange, darkly humorous, stream of conscious shit, with an unusual H h I don t know what to say other than I loved it.

    26. I actually snorted out of laughter at one of the lines written in this book, the first time I ve ever done that while reading a romance It was funny, different, clever, and little sexy But the overly written thought process of the heroine actually got in the way of it being really hot towards the end, and I left feeling a little disappointed The lead promised to be a man barely in control of his inner beast, which I don t think ever really came out to play Read it to laugh, if nothing else.

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