Hore right after one last job A job that leads to the other manKiri Stupid But it worked Crime boss with a heart of gold takes pretty boy lackey from rival criminals hostage Actually no this was
really stupid and I am not sure it worked For some reason embarrassingly enough it did hold stupid and I am not sure it worked For some reason embarrassingly enough it did hold attention and gets
To Walk Away With Three Stars For It I Feel walk away with three stars for it I feel this was a book of contradictionsIn the beginning we have Kirith who forgives Landon for the assassination attempt and brings him to his bed only to do the whole meet my parents in this case brother and daughter ritual Then both he and Landon get very sentimental realising the developing feelings they each have and suspecting the other feels the same Only they avoid the matter and strongly believe the other would be better off alone Kirith then turns into a caring loverteacher out to make Landon a better man or at least a better iller Once the pupil outshines the master Kirith sets him free in the world This is shortly followed by Marcello managing to An Enormously English Monsoon Wedding kidnap Kirith after half the book praised the Martinelli s exceptional guard protectiveness and power The tables are turned and Kirith becomes this mindless sex doll to replace Enzo of all things in Marcello s dark fantasies view spoilerAnd the cherry on top was that Enzo after realising the extent of Marcello s madness and destructive ways towards everyone Enzo cared about finds enough pity to simply shoot him dead And they say murderers have no pity hide spoiler 38 StarsBetter than I expected Definitely interested in reading Enzo s book 35Started out one wayassumed Inew what was going to happengot complacent thought it was getting a bit tame and a little lameand then wtfdid not see that comingat allholy hell Batmanif you don t like torture or rape or hell what s worse than thatThe plot was pretty decent even if it felt a bit like i was being talked to instead being a part of the story That may work for most but unfortunately the story telling didn t work too well for me sadly 35 starsNot sure what I was thinking but this story went in a bunch of different directions than what I expected Poor Landon was abused though thankfully not used by his evil brothers for years When their latest mission goes belly up Landon is captured by their intended target Just when you think things are going to get down and dirty slavetortureabuse style things take a different turn Landon offers himself to Kirith completely for three months if he will set him free and clear after that pointKirith is part of a mob family run by his brother Enzo Enzo has a strong dislike for Landon and cannot get over him trying to hurt his family Saving Landon though is the way he handled the attack when he ran into Kirith s daughter LauraAnyway things roll along for them during the three months and while feelings grow Kirith sends Landon away after the time is up Kirith is unable to leave his island and believes the isolation would be too much for Landon So he teaches him skills and sets him up with a company so he can start another life Then things take another unexpected turn where it actually does turn into slavetortureabuse though the details are pretty vague You get the idea though and things get pretty bad before rescue happensI liked the story but there were times I felt it dragged on a bit mostly due to the style of telling instead of showing That is hard to explain but while things were happening the story just didn t seem to be moving forward I also didn t love how uickly certain things were resolved Enzo taking care of Marcello as well as the victim s recovery were
a few The recovery seemed to take a bit of time but then the final wake up I just had few The recovery seemed to take a bit of time but then the final wake up I just had horrible nightmare turn around just seemed rather abrupt I enjoyed many of the characters here though and while I m not a huge fan of ids in my stories Laura was a sweetheart Would have liked to have had a bit closure on the evil brothers demise as well. Rs to lose his scent and then freedom will be his But that freedom has a steeper price than Landon bargained for as he's drawn into the secrets of Kirith's past He can't ignore the sadness and loss behind his captor's beautiful eyes and Landon finds himself wondering if three months will be enough for either of the.
J.C. Owens ß 2 ReviewMrs Owens is a than passable writer whose strongest suit always seemed to me to lie in fantasy cf The Emperor s Wolf Wings The present foray into mobster romance and mock noir does little to convince me otherwise For there is a distinctive lack of atmosphere despite the competent literary handling the book reads smoothly if not uite pellucidly yet failed to strike any chord deep inside me since I never felt the tale to be gripping and the main protagonists lovable whereas the token plot weakly attempts to revisit themes that do not seem to retain any
longer the thinnest of capacity for new variation Granted the romance fares ratherthe thinnest of capacity for new variation Granted the romance fares rather insofar as it valliantly makes mileage out of the congeries of cliches and old hat elements that encumbers rather than flavours this instalment there is something to be said about the chemistry and dim magnetism of the two main leads Too bad what the entire cast most resembles is a Barnum type show of chameleons forerever changing their colours the most deeply set notions about this or that character are deserted at the drop of the hat when the plot reuires it or because Mrs Owens had backed herself into a corner through her inept handling of the narrative or the shallow background of her heroes and to hell with consistency Only if the tale narrated had been top notch therefore compelling that such an unsatisfactory handling of psychology could have discarded as either background noise or a minor irritant This is not the case for Taken by uite a large margin I was barely entertained beyond a few scurrilous intermedes thus had time to notice the technical defects in attendance most everywhere 35 stars overall Would have been a solid 4 but i felt the ending was rushed and a lot of things that happened were left unanswered I would have liked to now what happened with Nate and the other mercenaries and who Kirith s friends who took them were Also i hated how the villain got a fast death rather than a slow painful one which he deserved after putting Kirith through all that abuse and Chase Enzo should have skinned him alive I expected him to get worse but he didn t And Enzo was supposed to be the punisher but he gave him a swift ending and i was not having it There are various points of this book I liked it has an high impact on an emotional level it has a good pace in the thriller sub plot and the supporting characters are good sometime even better
than the main characters the relationship between enzothe main characters the relationship between Enzo Marcello even in the way it s ended by the author is probably the most original side of this novel What probably nagged me most is that I read this novel as a contemporary fantasy than a real thriller romance novel the way the romance between Landon and Kirith starts the sudden stop of the thriller plot to the as much as suddenly starting sometime later with even rage and violence all the mafia drugs family plot it was a bit too much Landon is an unwilling mercenary forced by his older brothers with violence and coercion already here to me was a little too much but soon after in the aftermath of a failed mission Landon is captive of Kirith the second heir of a drugs lord who wants to take his vengeance against the man who sent enemies in his home and danger near his daughter having Landon raped and enslaved Of course being this a romance and romance cannot be born from rape Kirith will change his mind and Landon will become a willing pawn in a very mild claim 3 months of Landon acting as Kirith s boy toy and he will be free I will not go further in the plot enough to say that there is another sudden turn that in a way will help Landon to rebalance his relationship with Kirith
And Even If Iteven if it sound harsh will give deepness to Kirith until then Kirith was too stylish too perfect even a bit boring As I said I found probably interesting the supporting characters than Landon and Kirith above all Enzo who in his multi facets personality gave deepn. Kidnapping the brother of a mob boss was madness If only it had stayed that simpleIt had all gone wrong Sent as a mercenary to idnap Kirith Martinelli from his tropical island home Landon finds himself on the wrong end of a job gone bad But there's to Kirith than meets the eye he's the brother of feared mob boss Ess even to the villain Marcello Another character that was interesting even if not one that many will like with his pretty face and his lack of rebellion is Chase I think that a story centred around Enzo or Chase even not among them would be a good one I advice the future reader of this romance that this is a type of romance that not all will like rape violence BDSM that is a punishment than a different type of relationship between lovers these are all side of the story that will alienate many readers But if you want a story were the bad are badder and the good are not so good after all than this is a good example MY SURPRISE HIT More of my reviews and thoughts on my blog PANTS OFF REVIEWS5 in 2018Taken was my surprise hit of the year Believe me I had no expectations going into this book I was expecting an ok read However for all that is sweet and holy I fell in love I was expecting the captured man to fall in love with the person who captured him you now all that predictability Let me tell you I got awesmazingnessLandon is to If White Kids Die Memories Of A Civil Rights Movement Volunteer kidnap the brother of a mob boss He is not looking forward to the job but he is a slave to his life as a mercenary In addition he lives by the rules of his brothers who at every opportunity abuse him He dreams of the day he can escape and leave the life of a criminal behind His brothers has other plans for him That includes the guy who ordered theidnapping of the mob bosses brother and the look in his eyes says his service as a iller will not be needed In the future his ass would probably tell you whyFrom the get go the mission smells of
Doom A Private Island ShitsA private island shits too uiet and there seems to be some sort of party Landon worst fear is to hurt innocent people and he hopes that it won t come to that Everything is going way too smoothly entering the house and waiting out the victim Until all hell breaks loose and Landon realizes that his escape might come in the form of deathLandon is captured by the very man he was sent to capture and Kirith is all sorts of pissed By the look in the man s eye Landon nows he s about to be
Used And Abused Seemsand abused Seems life leads him to one doom after another When Kirith has a change of heart and offers Landon the deal of his life he would be a fool to refuse Is his pride worth than his life Oh Hell No They both never expected to fall in love because this was supposed to be about sex and about Landon gaining his freedomThe book then becomes a rollercoaster ride of awesome Its gut wrenching sad as fuck sexy as hell and downright a smash freaking hit Landon and Kirith are like molten hot lava thrown on your skin Yes people it burns so good The events of the book I never saw coming and it made my heart ache Be prepared to be surprised because if you honestly said you saw it coming then clearly you are lying I warn you that this book is no easy love and some readers might find the relationship of Landon and Kirith uestionable They are not perfect characters and there is no perfect HEA Because when life hands you lemons you just suash the fuck out of themI was intrigued and am in love with a few other characters from this story and am hoping they get their own story I Want MoreFYI This book contains some hard limits Implied rapeabuse Not explicit but the aftermath is uite clear and depressing I m dazedcompletely and totally blown This novelTakenOMG I was overwhelmed I will admit to you that I have thrown my Surapati kindle across the room on than one occasion Grabbed it turned it off snapped the case shutbooks can do this to me But this bookI nearly broke theindle in twoI had a death grip on it for the last fourth of this book a grip so hard that I am surprised the screen did not shatter I survivedI survivedin such a good way such a damn good wayTaken is the story of two men The first Landon abused physically and mentally forced into the life of a violent mercenary by his brothers and on the cusp of being sold to be a Drug lord s Nzo Martinelli and he's taken Landon as his captive Kirith makes Landon an offer he can't refuse stay with him for three months until he tires of Landon's body and then Landon may go freeLandon fearing his own criminal family than the man before him uickly agrees Three months will buy him enough time for his brothe.