Taken (Under the Skin, #3)

Taken (Under the Skin, #3) 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 Than Anything, I Want To Listen And Maybe, Before He Sends Me Away, He Ll Punish Me.Just A Little.Just Enough. 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 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 it s that compelling and deep and descriptive I don t think one line of this book has ever been written anywhere else and that s saying something considering there s at least a thousand published books in the world kidding, there s probablyThe hero and heroine smoke pot together and it s glorious More recreational drug use in romance, please also
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 hai 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 his eyes like twelve past midnight, and suddenly it doesn t feel that way at all.Rosie and her friend like to visit this rare book store, but the owner is kind of surly and yells at them if they touch first edition books, so they decide to get revenge But they get caught vandalizing the store, and as Rosie watches her friend escape, she finds herself being
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 hangi 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 wrong sort of people and who s really, really rea
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 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
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 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 cha
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. 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 counterp 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 in this book between the devilish elements of dark romance and the vulnerability, insecurity and humor both hero and heroine display over the course of the book Both of these characters arecapable and better wrapped than they think they are, especially when it comes to each other It takes this absurd situation to allow them both to unlock desires they either didn t know they had or weren t comfortable ind
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 dichAsdfghjkl 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 boHe 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
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 dial 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
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 t 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 goofy and intense, and the final product is unforgettable.As the story opens, readers will think they have stumbled into some dark and perhaps about to get kinky suspense Rosie, a college student who needs to rethink her choice of friends, has come to a rare books shop with a friend and they start a little fire The mastermind gets away, but burly shop owner Johann Han grabs Rosie and before she knows it, she s handcuffed to a bed in