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Taken by J.C. Valentine


by J.C. Valentine
Publication Date: April 18, 2017
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone, Novella



Love is blind…
Especially when you’ve been abducted.

Caught in the dredges of life, Elise had come to the grudging conclusion that mediocrity was all she’d ever have.
Until a routine shopping trip turns into a deadly affair.

Taken. Two men, one a brute and the other an enigma. A cabin in the woods. One dangerous agenda.

Blindfolded and held captive, Elise’s mundane existence just got a whole lot more interesting. Thrust into the unknown, held prisoner by a man with rough hands and a gentle voice, she’s faced with her own demise while struggling against a growing desire for the unacceptable—her captor.

Will Elise make out with her life—and heart—intact?



J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: Taken
Author: J.C. Valentine

I've read quite a few books by J.C. Valentine by now - some full length and others novella length. Taken is a novella that delves in the kidnapper and kidnappee falling in love, and i'm not quite sure what to make of it. Let me expand on hat: many of the novellas i've read by J.C. Valentine were usually part of a series and Taken is a standalone and reads rather quickly. It's the story of a woman, Elise, that has resigned herself to being single for many years to come and with a dull life to match it. Things become exciting and interesting when she's kidnapped by two men - one hellbent on being as nasty as possible and the other calls out to her in ways Elise never expected.

While I enjoy a good kidnapper/victim story, I love them more when the passion simmers before it ignites. Then again, this is also the first time that i meet a heroine who truly comes alive in the captivity of the men. Maybe it's because i didn't know what to expect, or how to connect on a deeper level with Elise, but Taken, while interesting, was more of a surprise that kept me on the fence on what to do with this book. I'm always a fan of J.C. Valentine's books, but Taken wasn't my favorite.

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