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Takedown (1Night Stand #13)

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  135 ratings  ·  36 reviews
U.S. Marshal Wyatt Tanning has been on the hunt for a killer on the run in Turks and Caicos. A week into the investigation, he has absolutely nothing to show for his efforts. Feeling defeated he returns to Castillo Resort to drown his frustrations. There he meets UFC fighter, Rye Daniels. Now the resort’s bartender, Rye recognizes a man that has been beaten down, but he al ...more
ebook, 29 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Decadent Publishing (first published June 5th 2011)
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Ronda  Tutt

Stacey Kennedy your writing talents go above and beyond expectations. Your writing is brilliant and creative. This little M-M Short Story was so hot and arousing as hell that it left me smiling and chuckling out loud and wondering where the hell my hubby was so I could pounce on him immediately so I can fulfill my sexual appetite - LOL

I always know when I read Stacey Kennedy's books I am guaranteed to get great satisfaction from it and always wanting more. This was su
Serena Yates
This is a short and, some will say, very hot story about a US Marshal, who is in denial of his sexuality, and a bartender, who is determined to bring it out in him.

And therein lies the problem for me. Not only is there no emotional involvement between the two main characters (that would be perfectly understandbale in a story that is just about sex), but there is active animosity. The bartender almost forces himself on the Marshal. There is no regard for going slow, the sex is harsh to the point
This is exactly as the blurb says. One night of sex between two beautiful men. I usually need emotions involved, so it wasn't my cup of tea, but it didn't try to pretend to be anything other than what it said. I'd never read one of the Madame Eve stories, and I'll probably stop with this one.
GENRE: Erotic Romance
RECEIVED: e-ARC received for review by author
AUTHOR: Stacey Kennedy

My goodness! Can I just steal a line from the movie The Mask? Smoken!
My second book by Kennedy is of a different theme and genre all-together. I haven’t tried and Male/Male romance before but wow! Do esshe know how to make a girl need to fan herself.
Wyatt Tanning is a US Marshall on the hunt for a killer on the island of Turks and Caicos. His life doesn’t consist of much romance because
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
May 26, 2011 Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: M/M romance fans
Recommended to Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: review request by author
See my review here on Under the Covers

WOW! Ms. Kennedy knows how to heat things up fast!

If you’re new to M/M romance, or just aren’t sure if this is something you’d like yet, then I think Takedown would be a perfect place to start!

First off, it isn’t that long. At about 37 pages, it almost seems too short! I blazed through this novella so quickly that I wished it was a full-length book! Also, this book has great characters that are strong on their own, but when paired together, they are explo
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Both Wyatt and Rye separately, have recently visited the same match making service of Madame Eve. They are looking for the right lady to spend some time with. I liked that both Rye and Wyatt are alphas. The romance is minimal. This really is just hot gritty one night stand sex. They came together over beers and a challenge. Wyatt has to initially be persuaded by Rye. Wyatt knows he has an intense sexual attraction to Rye. He is on the self-conscious side about what the US Marshall service, his e ...more
Tishia (Paperback Opinion)
First, I have to say that I don't normally read stuff quite like this. This was my first male/male romance. Ok, maybe romance isn't the right word. Erotica. Stacey Kennedy is one of my favorite authors though, so when I heard about this book I was intrigued. I didn't know if I'd like it, but I have a pretty open mind so I thought, why not?

It was HOT. I mean, Stacey Kennedy is the queen of writing HOT scenes and apparently it doesn't matter if it's male/female, male/male, etc... I liked how both
Dark Haven
Hot! Hot! Hot! This is the second novella from Decadent Publishing’s One Night Stand Series and it’s as good as To Feel Again, the first in the series and the first reviewed on this site. Wyatt Tanning and Rye Daniels are two of the sexiest and most exciting male characters I’ve read in a long time. The heat and sexuality between them practically singes the pages from their initial meeting in the bar and then just spreads like a flash fire through the rest of the story. Two days after reading t ...more
Evelyn Amaro
Read my full review on Paromantasy

This book is a first for me in two ways. It is the first M/M (Male/Male) Romance that I have ever read and the first purely Erotic Romance that I have reviewed on Paromantasy and I'm sure glad I did. Stacey Kennedy never ceases to amaze me. She can write a sizzling, gripping, temperture-rising story in just a few pages, leaving you wanting more. Not to worry, Takedown is the start of the series!

Wyatt is a U.S Marshall who is in Turks & Caicous on the hunt fo
Jun 02, 2011 Cynthia rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Readers of m/m who enjoy a hot hook-up
Recommended to Cynthia by: Laurie Garrison

Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal Romance

Well now – that’s a hook-up! And I would expect no less from Ms. Kennedy and Decadent’s 1NS series. The cover alone lets the reader know they are in-store for hot deliciousness!

Both Wyatt and Rye, separately, contacted 1NS dating service months ago, hoping the agency would be able to connect them with a female of their dreams; if only for one night. What they don’t expect is their mutual attraction toward each other. Wyatt is hesitant to acknowledge his em
Jun 06, 2011 Katrina rated it 4 of 5 stars
Wow what can I say ** Freaking hot ** not normally a genre I delve into alot of, but since I was the bad ass chick sexy Wyatt was after !! I had to read it lol.. ** thanks Stacey **

To start with ** Cover love for sure and dont think that just the cover is smokin ** Whats inside is smexy - sexy and smoulderin !!!! At only 28 pages long, Stacey had me hooked ! Two devilioulsy deliscious men, ** gorgeous !!!!! - both liking to venture to the other side m/m , discover their fantasties in one way mo
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Hot! Hot! Hot!

Wow...that's the one word I was left with after reading this novella. I'm fairly new to the m/m erotic romance genre but can say these two characters have some of the best chemistry I have read in a while! Takedown is a tantalizing short read that's sure to spice up your day!

Read my full review here:
A US Marshall and an ex-UFC Fighter.... Seriously could there be a better fantasy? Just don't forget to stick your head in the freezer after reading this because of the hot flashes... And this is another cover hottie that I would really like to lick... *smirk*
I DNF this story because It seemed awful to me and I 'm not masochist

Additionally, meanwhile Goodreads's recommendations are easily identifiable and without rating, self- rating by authors and/or publishers are a different kettle of fish.

Even though Goodreads has as policy that self-rating is not only permitted yet recommended, I consider that that isn't right. Just readers are but readers, so rating a book is their prerogative; any self-rating by its author and/or publisher adulterate disloyall
I won this from Stacey Kennedy's blog site! It's a great (very hot) m/m romance. Two very alpha males together, can't ask for anything better than that!
0.5 stars. Poorly written and edited short m/m encounter between a US Marshal and a bartender.
3.5 - A US Marshall and a UFC fighter. Short but Hot!!!
Elii Vela
Otra novela corta de Stacey Kennedy, dentro de la serie 1 Night Stand, en la cual han publicado muchas autoras. El nombre mismo de la serie nos da una idea de lo que van éstos relatos. Y al igual que en el anterior "Forever Bound", aquí veremos relatada la primera noche de Rye y Wyatt.

Voy a reconocer que a mí me gustan mucho las historias de este tipo. Aunque pocas veces he leído una en donde haya sexo explícito entre dos chicos, entonces sí estaba un tanto temerosa de lo que podría encontrar.

Lindsay Paige
Jun 07, 2011 Lindsay Paige added it
Shelves: own
Interest: I'll read anything Kennedy writes.
Title Thoughts: It's fine.
Cover Thoughts: I like it. ;)
WARNINGS: It's male on male

Kennedy didn't disappoint with her lastest release. We have two sexy males; one who will not let those desires for a man take over, then we have Rye who embraces sex in any way he can get it.

Wyatt doesn't want to face his desires because that's not what U.S. Marshalls do. (Those are basically his words, by the way.) But thanks to his lastest case (and something else)
*I did receive this book from Night Owl Romance for the purpose of my honest review.*

*So, all thoughts and comments regarding this book are solely mine!*

For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story c
This is a story in the one night stand series. The premise is fun and interesting. People who want to meet their soul mates pay an exorbitant amount of money to Madame Evangeline who seems to always find the perfect pairings. They agree to a 1 Night stand with their potential significant other and leave the details to the Madame and her agency.

In this story, U.S. Marshal is on a case, chasing a criminal to Turks and Caicos. Taking a break at the hotel bar, he meets bartender Rye Daniels, a UFC F
Christi Snow
Full review to come...

My Review:
This was a fabulously hot little novella. Talk about two sexy, hot, alpha guys....YUM! Loved both Rye and Wyatt and, wow, they were steamy in this.

Wyatt is a US Marshall and, as such, he has never acted upon his attraction to men. That changes when faced with Rye, a bi-sexual bartender, who won't let him deny the attraction. Rye is a UFC fighter. Wyatt is a US Marshall. Both of these guys are in prime physical shape. They are both so alpha, but at the same time, W
Amber  Read
If you're looking for a quick guy on guy read, this is definitely the book for you. Even if you're like me and weren't sure about reading something like this, you won't be disappointed. It's definitely hot. Wyatt and Rye have an instant attraction. It's awesome how Rye recognized Wyatt's attraction and wasn't going to take no for an answer. Who doesn't like a guy to take control over the situation now and then? This is definitely a book I'd recommend to someone who is interested in this genre. I ...more
Amber I. (AwesomeSauce Book Club)
I read this and Somewhere in Between out of order. I read Somewhere in Between first and I loved it so I had to see how it all began. And holy hotness! I honestly did not think I would be a big fan of man on man but it was pretty hot!

This book was not about LOVE or feelings in was pure lust and living in the moment. Both men are strong Alpha males and together they are beyond sexy. If you want to read a book that will give you one of the best 1Night stands ever, then you are in the right place!
Kerry Adrienne
Super hot book! I only wish it were longer! I particularly liked the set up between the men - one, not so sure, and the other ready to go. Made for a very hot read. I am so glad the guys are back in "Somewhere in Between" and I hope they come back again.

Jessica Subject

The characters Rye and Wyatt and extremely well-developed and for two alpha males, are quite different as well. This is my first GLBT 1 Night Stand story and I look forward to reading more of them and from Stacey Kennedy.
2.5 stars. The guys are hot, but I didn't feel any connection between them. More of a curiosity/itch scratching for Wyatt than anything.
WOW!!! Apparently I did not read the summery before started reading this book, but it was surprisingly Hot!
I read these novels totally backwards but the guy on guy action was uber hot.
really enjoyed this book, wished it could have been longer, or maybe a sequel
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Stacey Kennedy is the USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series. She writes deeply emotional romances about powerful men and the wild women who tame them. When she’s not plugging away at a new story, she’s either hiking, canoeing, relaxing around a campfire, or obsessing over Suits, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones. Stacey lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband (who puts any ...more
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