Taken

Taken

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by Andrew Grey
     
 

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Stranded: Book Two
A Spin-off of Stranded

On the day he and Roman Capanelli were to be married, Malik Stevens wakes up in a small room with very little light. Time must be passing, because a door opens from time to time and food is left for him—that’s his only connection to the outside world. Roman is a choreographer on Broadway, and

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Stranded: Book Two
A Spin-off of Stranded

On the day he and Roman Capanelli were to be married, Malik Stevens wakes up in a small room with very little light. Time must be passing, because a door opens from time to time and food is left for him—that’s his only connection to the outside world. Roman is a choreographer on Broadway, and he’s waiting for Malik at the park with all their friends, ready to start their marriage ceremony. When Malik doesn’t show up, Roman is nearly heartbroken thinking he’s been left at the altar. But soon he understands that Malik hasn’t stood him up, he’s been taken.

Desperate and determined, Roman begins searching for clues to aid the police. Then, when Malik escapes, the couple continues the search until they ferret out the culprit, and in the process open up a box of secrets. An orphan who grew up in a foster home, Malik knows his father was a serial killer and his mother died of grief and shame after his father was convicted. Now it seems some of his parents’ skeletons still hang in the family closet. But was Malik’s kidnapping meant to uncover those secrets or to hide them forever?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148553618
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Publication date:
10/28/2013
Series:
Stranded , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
228,042
File size:
2 MB

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Taken 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Books_on_Silver_Wings More than 1 year ago
Review posted on Books on Silver Wings blog. 4.5 Stars rounded to 5 Malik gets kidnapped on his marriage day to Roman. Roman, of course, freaks out but relentlessly tries to rescue Malik and keep him safe. After Malik escapes, the couple still have to deal with the kidnapper turned murderer. The plot is engaging and keeps the reader in a guessing game as to who is the culprit and the motive of Malik's kidnapping. I love how innovative Malik is and how he escapes a locked room by skill and some luck. And there are definitely surprises left in the second half of the book. The only pacing issue is the part of the story after Malik is rescued. Malik is stressed and paranoid and needs to find out more about his father's side of the family that's withholding answers. This part of the story drags a little and makes the story too slow. I love the commitment the MCs showed towards each other and the trust they put in. Roman never quits or doubt their love for each other. He breaks down when he's left at the altar but pushes himself to be useful to rescue Malik. He's always willing to shoulder Malik's pain and emotional turmoil. They make a perfect couple and balance each other. Overall, this is an amazing story filled with danger and kidnappings but it's still largely a romance. I love their happy ending and how all the loose ends are tied. This story cements the fact that relationships with trust and bonding is something to treasure in times of hardship.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting plot..   Slightly slow resolving the mystery.   But a good read.     J/////
kw66 More than 1 year ago
I’ve read a handful of novels by this auther, but this one was a chore to get through at times.  While I cared about the main characters, I don’t care for novels that focus only on two characters, as if they live in a cocoon.  Sure, there are other characters mentioned, but they’re only superficial and not developed in the least. You’re basically stuck in the minds of Roman and Malik the entire time, which makes for a slow read.  The storyline was good, but there wasn’t enough action to keep me engaged.  I actually found myself skimming through sections of the book to get on with the plot—there wasn’t enough in the heads of these two characters to keep me interested; they just rehashed the same things through the entire book.
Anya_Millar More than 1 year ago
After having loved Stranded, I was thrilled to hear that there was to be another book in the same series. And Oh My, is it worth the read. No slow build up in this story, things start happening from the very beginning. The wedding between Roman and Malik gets derailed though with Malik not showing for his own wedding, sending poor Roman into a tailspin of pain, loss, fear, and confusion. Is Malik leaving him at the altar or has someone taken the love of his life, and if so . . . Why? That’s the crux of the problem for Roman. A problem he’s not about to leave alone, either. For Malik though, things are even worse. He wakes in a concrete room with no way to know what day or time it is, nor does he know why he’s been taken. Beyond the fear of the unknown kidnapper is the worry that his lover and friends won’t ever forgive him for not showing, even though it’s not his fault. Much of the relationship is told in the form of flashbacks, and is done in such a skillful manner that it felt natural and perfect each time. The first half has you biting your nails and then second half nervous yet pissed on behalf of Malik and Roman. How do you find a lost lover when they’re over 18? How do you convince the cops to help when it looks like he just walked away? And what do you do when the past and present collide with hate and greed? Andrew Grey has given us another wonderful story! The characters are real, the world and the situation so tangible and ‘real’ as to be channelled instead of made up. And the suspense . . . I read it in one sitting, staying up most of the night—yes, I couldn’t go to sleep without finding out the who and why of the story, lol. I wholeheartedly recommend Taken to any who love M/M romance, suspense, and a wonderfully written story. There is so much to this story and getting to visit the guys from Stranded was such an added bonus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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