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The Abduction of Kelsey

3.24  ·  Rating details ·  203 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Formerly released as: Claiming Kelsey Embark on a journey along a dark path of erotic control and forced submission. James Bennett is captivated by his lovely but unattainable coworker, Kelsey Rowan. When she spurns his advances, he unleashes his long-hidden dark passions and takes her by force. Through a regime of erotic training, punishment and domination, James intends ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published November 13th 2013 by Romance Unbound Publishing (first published October 10th 2013)
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Kitten Mercer
Are you fond of cheesy sweet romance novels with a perfect alpha hero who sweeps the beautiful heroine off her feet, throw in a bit of drama before hearing wedding bells and they live happily ever after? Yes? Well, then, this isn't the book you're looking for. Go on now, look for other books, because you wouldn't find the proverbial rainbows and flowers here, not in any Claire Thompson book for that matter.

Warning: This isn't romance. This isn't a love story.

This is obsession at its finest.

Hana ♡
This was definitely difficult to read. Not a feel good novel, of course I knew that going into it! I like my share of dark novels, I don't mind some disturbing content. This however wasn't the typical abduction books I read, usually when we have a female that is captured, she finds pleasure eventually with the captor. Kelsey NEVER enjoys what is being done to her, the rape is constant and the dude is fricken creepy obsessed (not in a good way). 90% of the book was pretty depressing, I personally ...more
KitReads (a.k.a. nd)
What a surprising book. In the beginning, I just wasn't sure if this was going to be a book for me, but the next thing I knew I was almost halfway done with it, and it became a page turner!

James works at a bank, hard working, loyal to his job. He's handsome "in a nerdy sort of way".

Kelsey is the new girl. Pretty, sweet, funny, and his obsession.

James is watching her, and he likes what he sees. He fantasizes about her, so much so that he wants to ask her out, but is afraid that being her boss she
Lashuri Chan
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
Yeah no sorry, but I'm gonna have to be the black sheep and rate this a two. I like the plot and the story was good. However I am not a fan of the C word. You know cunt. I hate it with a passion, but the plot was just that interesting for me to stick around and put up with it. However that is still a factor in my rating. The excessive use of that word was ridiculous and I won't be reading anything else from this author. Also towards the end the book got too cliche.

So anyways the book was good. T
I was a bit nervous about reading this book, and wasn't entirely sure I wanted to - but I'm so glad I did. This was a Claire Thompson non-consensual abduction story with a twist. What Kelsey went through was horrific and her feelings of fear and anger were believable, but we also got James point of view which made this story unique. The ending was as satisfying as it was unexpected, all in all a very engrossing story.
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Finally a realistic heroine instead of the usual tstl doormats ! For once, here is a heroine with an actual spine, smart enough not to get brainwashed with the usual dumb bdsm whatever buzzwords and twisted thinking of every other book with dubious or questionable plot which try to blur more or (more often than not) less successfully the issue of consent and make me roll my eyes with the heroine unrealistically falling for her "not so bad after all" (but completely inconsistent as a character) c ...more
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the strength that Kelsey showed in the face of everything she faced. The fact that she hung into her will made the story. Everytime her captor pushed her too far, she pushed back!
3.5 stars
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It was originally called the Abducting Kelsey.
Apr 16, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a realistic story about kidnapping, torture and abuse. It is not one of the victim falls for captor type story. This was a heartbreaking read that does not sugarcoat rape or abuse like other novels.
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Well my intentions were to push my limits... This book certainly did it! It's really non-con. Although instead of the more graphic torture scenes from other books by this author the tortures here were a little less descriptive but not less brutal.
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Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
wow, you really have to have OPEN MIND to read and enjoy this book.. just wow!
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Claire has been writing for nearly two decades, and has published over 70 novels. She writes BDSM romance and abduction tales, spanning both m/f and m/m genres. She has received numerous awards for her bestselling work, including the NLA-Int’l Pauline Réage Award and the Golden Flogger Award for best BDSM fiction.. Her darker works press the envelope of what is erotic and what can be a sometimes d ...more