by Madison Faye
Published by the Author (Self-Published) on November 15, 2016
Sub-Genre/Theme: Contemporary, Erotic, Menage
Format: ARC, Ebook
Source: The Author
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I received an advance copy of this book from The Author.
Three times the outlaw, three times the danger.
I’ll never forget the night they kidnapped me.
Snatched from my bed by three dangerous, demanding, gorgeous outlaws, ready to auction me off to the highest bidder.
Three dominant, possessive, tattooed men who stir something dark in me that I’ve never felt before.
Men who want to make me theirs, who want to take me in ways I’ve only imagined in fantasy - and who want to make that wicked, forbidden fantasy very real. It’s my chance to leave my innocence behind and embrace the darkest, dirtiest part of myself.
If I dare.
But time’s running out, for all of us. And pretty soon, they’re going to have to make a choice between the job they’re sworn to do, and my sweet submission.
Submit, to the three filthy, tempting, and gorgeous stone-cold killers who stole me away?
As you can infer by the blurb and cover, Taken Three Times by Madison Faye is an over-the-top menage story with not just two, but three guys and one girl (MFMM). I’d recommend this story for fans of Alexa Riley since it hits a lot of the same notes: insta-lust, an implausible plot, and super alpha men who go to impossible lengths to protect their woman.
Cassandra is on an island vacation with her mother and stepfather. After her wealthy father died, her mother inherited his estate but eventually became an alcoholic. Cassandra has never gotten along with her stepfather, Frank, and believes that he’s a gold digger. But in the meantime, she’s determined to enjoy the time off from their non-profit organization.
One night, Cassandra meets two smoking hot strangers, Zane and Foster. It’s insta-lust and they end up having a threesome, despite the fact that she’s never done anything like this before and doesn’t know these guys at all. For reasons unknown, she just trusts them immediately.
Later, Cassandra meets up with the guys again, along with their friend, Gareth. Zane and Foster get called away by work, so Cassandra is left with Gareth, with whom she has a random sexual encounter. But then Gareth gets called away as well, so Cassandra goes back to her cabana for the night.
The next thing Cassandra knows, she’s being abducted and held captive. She doesn’t know where she is or why she has been taken. But she’s shocked to discover that her abductors are Zane, Foster, and Gareth. Although they’re not the masterminds behind her abduction, they are involved in it. However, appearances are not quite what they seem, and the three guys have to figure out how to free Cassandra without dragging all four of them into even more danger.
This book is billed as a dark romance and I’d say that’s pretty accurate. There are moments toward the end that made me rather uncomfortable. Even though I knew that everything would work out in the end, I wasn’t prepared for some of the themes involved.
For me, the suspense elements and darker moments took away from the romance itself, rather than added to it. Because of this, I felt that the story overall was a bit unbalanced. Also, the three guys melded together in my mind. I didn’t see distinct enough personalities to remember what each guy was like. They all resembled each other, even though I think they were intended to have unique personalities.
As for the sexy times themselves, this is where the author really excels. Madison Faye writes some scorching hot scenes. Some of the writing became a little repetitive for me after a while, but there’s no denying that she’s great at writing the erotic portions of the story.
Overall, I liked the book and will continue to read this author in the future.
Rating: 3 stars