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TAKEN : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Three

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  • Posted February 11, 2012

    Amazing Sexual Tension

    Taken is part three in The Rake and the Recluse serial novel. This part begins with a great love scene between Gideon and Francine that was full of sensuality. I was surprised by Francine's boldness and even more shocked by Gideon's act of self-control in the midst of such wicked temptation. This scene was sexual tension written to perfection.

    The romance intensifies as Gideon continues to court Francine and plans are made for her coming out ball. The two get to know each other better and fall deeper in love with one another. I was happy when Francine finally gets her voice back and with it returns her 21st century feistiness.

    The repulsive villain, Hepplewort returns in this episode and stirs up more trouble. And a few new characters are introduced as well. You can infer from the title that someone is taken during this part. Taking into consideration the events that lead up to the kidnapping, I found it hard to believe how the heroine, Francine was taken so easily. I wanted to slap the characters for letting it happen.

    The pictures in Taken: The Rake and the Recluse: Part Three have been my favorite so far in this serial novel. As I stated in my review of Found I suspected the photos would get a bit sexier and I was not wrong. There were several bare chest photos of Gideon and pretty pictures of Francine in her ball gown. I am eagerly awaiting Ruination: The Rake and the Recluse: Part Four to see how Francine survives her captivity.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2012

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    Taken will take your breath away!

    If you are not following along with Jenn LeBlanc’s book, what are you waiting on?!? You have got to read this story!

    What can I say about TAKEN, the third installment of her unique, six book, illustrated romance The Rake and the Recluse serial? Several things come to mind. Before I start, there is one key suggestion for enjoying this story to its fullest and that is the books should be read in order. You cannot just jump into book three and know what is going on, you need to start at the beginning, because it’s a very good place to start.

    Jenn LeBlanc not only draws you into a well-written story, but she incorporates one of her other passions, photography into the story. Not only is the story great, she is able to draw on that photographer’s eye to give such detail in her writing that it is almost tangible.

    In TAKEN, Gideon begins to come loose of his propriety shell when it comes to Francine. We start to see glimpses of that ”thing” that his brother Perry, the rake has. Francine, our 21 century, time traveling heroine, tempts Gideon, and herself, looking for the elusive happiness she has wanted. But there is trouble far closer than either of them expect…

    Perry finds himself as the guardian of three young ladies, and now starts to appreciate those rules that he so enjoyed breaking, and I believe he gets a little kick discussing propriety with Gideon about Francine. Perry hires a tutor and chaperone for his new charges, and she is definitely a firecracker, keeping the men on their toes.

    Jenn has succeeded in turning up the heat in TAKEN! Every book manages to get a few degrees hotter than the previous, and this is no exception. A midnight make -out session. a private dance lesson, not-quite-proper horse rides through the park… Yes, steam is in the pages of this one. The chief complaint? Being forced to wait for book four, but I am certain it will be worth it.

    So, as I said, “What are you waiting for”? Get your copy of TAKEN, and be prepared to be taken on a fun ride!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    A must read. The entire series.

    I really liked the entire series. You must see the photographs. A great enhancement to the story without being intrusive to your own imagination.

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