"Quick, lighthearted, enjoyable read!"
Anne Michaels is a very successful attorney. No big shock
there considering she's a workaholic. Of course, it does
provide her with a very good living. This particular morning
as she's walking out of the shop with her latte, she notices
a big Frankenstein-looking person following her. As he
begins chasing her, she runs—right into the arms of two very
gorgeous men. The last thing she remembers is one of them
When she wakes up in a hotel room to find the two men with
her, Anne becomes a little freaked out. Are they kidnapping
her or what? That would be more believable than the story
they tell her. Their names are Caleb and Van and they're
from another world called Valencia.
Turns out the two of them are her "true mates" and they want
to take her back to their world with them. The thing chasing
Anne was a Guardian and they are fighting with Caleb and
Van's people. These Guardians are attempting to rid their
world of all of the men's people and in order to do so, they
will stop at nothing to kill any potential mates.
Not given much of a choice, Anne accompanies the men to
their world where they still try to convince her to become
their mates. It however turns out Anne has a bit of
Valencian blood in her which will allow her to mate with
them and give birth to daughters, something which was
desperately needed. The longer Anne stays with Caleb and
Van, the more comfortable she feels with them.
Will Anne give up wanting to go back to her life on Earth?
Will she decide to stay with Caleb and Van? Will they form a
bond? Will the Guardians leave Anne alone, or will they
continue to pursue her?
TAKEN is a quick, hot, enjoyable read. Anya Bast is a very
talented writer and shows it with this story. The problems
of language are dealt with in a believable way. While Anne
has trouble dealing with the fact she is on another world,
she begins to realize she really didn't have much of a life
on Earth, nor does she have any family she's leaving behind.
All in all, I'd recommend this story if you're in the mood
for a lighthearted read.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted April 23, 2009