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 me 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 all I have to say are secrets I didn't know I was keeping. 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 more than anything, I want to listen. And maybe, before he sends me away, he’ll punish me.
Just a little.
About the Author
Charlotte Stein is the acclaimed author of over thirty short stories, novellas, and novels, including the recently DABWAHA-nominated Run to You. When not writing deeply emotional and intensely sexy books, she can be found eating jelly turtles, watching terrible sitcoms, and occasionally lusting after hunks.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The story was ok. It is probably me. It is hard for me to read a book from practically on perdons viewpoint.
4.5 Stars | Hot Steam I feverishly flew through TAKEN in one sitting this past weekend and am still reeling from how much I loved it—like cuddling a little with my overheated iPad and sighing afterwards—loved it! (I need my own secret werewolf!) Unique, edgy, intelligent, angsty, exuberant and insanely sexy, this breathtakingly brilliant erotic novella simply blew me away! I was so completely captured and captivated by TAKEN that I am now excitedly and compulsively adding the entirety of the dazzling Ms. Charlotte Stein’s extensive and mouth-watering back catalog of temping titles to my TBR pile. I'm thinking of trying SHELTERED next. I can't wait! Complimentary copy was gifted via a giveaway to the reviewer without any promotional or review expectations.
I really enjoyed this book. The first two books in the Under The Skin novels were great as well but I have a serious crush on Johann. The humor was perfect and even when I have nothing in common when one of Ms Steins characters I still somehow manage to identify with them. I don't know how she does that. Anyway, I highly reccomend this book, its a blast.