Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Taken Series: Holton Woods #2.5
on April 21, 2015
Genres: M/M Romance
Wade Royer and Elijah Sterling are on shaky ground. While initially reluctant Eli is finally ready to take things to the next level, Wade is hesitant. He senses trouble coming and he’s right. Still, they know their fiercely undeniable connection—both in and out of the bedroom—is worth saving.
Then a man from Eli’s past reappears and the CIA comes calling—and they both want Eli back. With their relationship in jeopardy of falling apart and Eli in danger of a different kind, both men will have to decide what they really want—and then take it…
I pretty much never read M/M romance. The relationship of Elijah and Wade, which was a side story in the first two books, just captured my attention. In fact, in the second book of the series, Only, I enjoyed their story more than the main couple.
Now they get their own novella, Taken. It focuses on their thoughts and feelings and has their emotional dialog. These emotions without much plot is very different from most books and I guess I like it for a novella. It was almost too long. It borders on PWP (porn without plot). If I didn’t already know and care about this couple, I wouldn’t get much from this story. It is definitely not a stand alone.