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Taken

(The Dark Necessities Trilogy #1)

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One obsessed fan. One captive author.

Lost on the streets of a foreign city, Molly Clary is attacked after a book signing until an unknown hero steps in to protect her. But Molly’s relief soon turns to terror when her savior’s true intentions are revealed.

Connor Reilly doesn’t just want to save her, he wants to take her for himself.

Now Molly’s fighting, not just for her l
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Published November 28th 2018
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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Hard one to rate this one I enjoyed myself but at times this did make hard reading.
This is almost felt at times like an erotic version of the King book Misery.
Where an erotic author is taken captive by an obsessed super fan and this time she gets to play the leading role from her own warped imagination.
This was heavy on the Pet-Play and humiliation is the definite kink here.
Taken itself is a very stockholmy type dark romance dealing with themes of complete power exchange so please do be aware of
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Heather
Dec 30, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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While I didn't hate this story, I just barely finished it. And although I'm curious as to whether Molly ever gets free, I can't see myself reading two more books in the series to find out! Honestly I think the whole story could have been done in one book rather than continuing to drag it out.
Rhonda
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! In this first book we get the beginning of Molly and Connor's story. Oh the dark, twisted and super intense turns we get taken through. I'm not really one to read dark romance but this story just hooked me from the start and now I can't wait to get the other books to complete this story!! Well done, Felicity Brandon, well done!!
Dee
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Crazy Train!

“Taken” (Book 1 of The Dark Necessities Trilogy) is a dark, twisted, highly emotional psychological chiller/thriller and one seriously crazy ride! Professionally written and extremely fast-paced… I had difficulty putting this one down. The plot centers around an American erotic romance author and her abduction by an obsessed male fan, while on a book signing tour in London. Along with physical punishment, the antihero uses dehumanizing forms of objectification to “train” the heroine
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Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
A deliciously dark start to this captive erotic romance

This is the author's first foray into the world of dark erotica, and what a good job she's done. I'd put it somewhere around/just past middle of the dark spectrum, its not horrific, violent or out-and-out abusive. However it is very much a book of dubious-consent, humiliation and psychological mind play. The story is well written, had good pace and is extremely hot!

Molly has spent years expressing her dark, kinky fantasies through the pages
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Terri Trawets
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We meet the two main characters on page one. Molly is an author, just finishing up a book signing when Connor introduces himself as a super fan and requests her signature. Not long after, we are bombarded by intensity---first 3 thugs try to attack her, then Connor swoops in to save her! BUT, was Molly being heroically rescued, or…?

The tension, fear and anticipation of a bound and kidnapped woman surges off the pages and grabbed this reader within moments. It boggled my mind to read about an auth
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FlewB'DoobeyDoo
Aug 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-to-read
Well, I am truly struggling to find the words to properly sum up this bad boy.
I will inevitably find my way stumbling through this, much like I found myself stumbling through this book. (Also, as usual I am going to try and give as few spoilers as possible, so don't mind the ramble.)
Now , I think it's absolutely in my best interest to make it well known that I tend to think of myself as an open minded individual . The world is full of kinks and a wide array of freaky deakey stuff, a lot of w
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Blurb:
One obsessed fan. One captive author.

Lost on the streets of a foreign city, Molly Clary is attacked after a book signing. An unknown hero steps in to protect her, but her relief turns to terror when her savior's true intentions are revealed.

Connor Reilly doesn't just want to save her. He wants to take her for himself.

Now Molly's fighting, not just for her life, but for the essence of who
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elizrdbthspeaks
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
i think it is made perfectly clear that this is a dark romance, BDSM, dark subject matter ... even says kidnap thriller ... odd. not my go to kind of genre ...but suddenly Amazon keeps recommending these kind of reads ... i can do it for a while ...but i can not imagine reading on a daily. at times hard to read. but curious where it would go? trilogy. what is funny to me is that fact that all the negative (or a whole heck of a lot of them are folks who give no photo and really ram the author a n ...more
Kinky Minx
Thanks to the author for ARC in exchange for honest review.

The start of this story has hooked me in from the first page.

An obsessed fan and a pretty author. 

A signing event, one look in the eye.

A story of a prey and hunter, what will happen next? 

Molly went on a signing even in London, she lost her rental car and somehow surround by three men. Two want to abduct her and one wants to save her... or is he actually saving her?

I totally got hooked up with the story although it's a simple plot. I lik
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Rachel Campbell
Dec 13, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sorry...I couldn’t finish it

The blurb should really mention that this is HEAVY on pet play...which I do not like at all. No place in the description does it mention this...I went back and checked. In addition, this should be classified as horror instead of romance. There is nothing at all redeeming or romantic about Connor. He’s a predator and I strongly disliked his character. I got to 40% and had to stop. The fact that Molly had any sort of conflict in her feelings towards Connor was just too
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Sherry
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not for the faint of heart, this is a hard dirty read. A very different read I know I have not read anything like this book before. If you are a fan of hard dominance, heavy on pet play this book is for you. While this isn't my kind of kink the story is interesting Conner had to have been planning this for a long time, poor Molly goes thru hell, I can't help bring curious about the next installment in the series.
Sheri Lemay
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book grabbed me and wouldn’t let me go. If you like dark stories then this is the book for you. Be prepared to be left wanting more. I have book two and I can’t wait to continue Connor and Molly’s story. I know I won’t be able to put it down. I really want to hate Connor, but I can’t.
Niki
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I don't even know what to say...

I don't even know how to rate this. I've read a lot of Dark romance but this is a whole other level of depraved. This is the darkest psychological mind f*ck I've ever read. I actually cried twice during a torture scene....CRIED. Connor was so cruel and even when Molly was trying so hard he made up reasons to punish and torture her more. I felt Molly's conflicted emotions. Her shame and despair tearing up my own guts; literally I got so anxious my stomach got upset
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Linda Robson
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Taken A twisted romance

Felicity has done it again by giving us another gripping book. Molly is at her book signing packing up for the night when Connor asks if she will sign his book. When she goes out to find her car Molly gets lost then is molested by three men. A man dressed all in black saves her then takes her to his car and then puts a cloth over her face. This is the start of Mollys nightmares I cannot wait to read the next book. I received this copy for an honest review which I have give
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EducatedBookFreak
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Connor meets Molly at her author signing. (she writes deep and dark romance). Molly gets lost and can’t find her car. She gets attacked and her hero comes and saves the day (or so she thinks). He has an alternate plan in place already because he has read her books. She is then “Taken” somewhere and endures mindless pleasure/torture for what seems like forever (which in all reality is 3-4 days). She is expected to obey no matter what. If she hesitates, she is punished. Needless to say, her mind c ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
If you love Dark Romance stories this is the one for you! This is the first book in this trilogy and it started off with a BANG! I mean I could not put this book down. I was like a crazy woman reading cooking and cleaning all at once because I could not put this book down. Man Felicity brought her A game to this story and I need more.

Molly is attacked by some men when a man comes to her rescue. She is glad someone has come to her rescue because she is in a foreign city doing a book signing. Afte
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Jennifer Pierson
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Taken is definitely not a story for the faint hearted, because I'm dark & twisty deep down, and there were moments that I even a hard time with to be honest. See, Molly is an author who has written books about her dark, kinky fantasies, that Connor, a super fan has devoured. And now, he's taken it to the next level by kidnapping her, to fulfill those fantasies whether she wants to or not. This is where it becomes an extreme psychological thriller, as Molly is struggling between her mind & bodies ...more
Badh
Oh my sweet and fluffy lord. What has Felicity Brandon done to us? Because, I mean, yeah, just...

Molly is a successful author of kinky romance stories. She's out and about at a signing when Connor comes up to her and asks her to sign a book for him. He tells her that he's a super fan. He's read all her books.

When Molly leaves the signing, she gets attacked by some guys who are up to no good, and in rushes Connor, to save her. Well, to sort of save her. He has plans for her, and none of them are
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Everything Bookish  Blog
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Molly is an author on an International Book Tour. She writes dark erotica and she sells enough books to warrant a trek overseas. Her writing has caught the eye of Connor, a handsome fan she meets at her most recent stop. A chance encounter that might not be a complete coincidence changes both their lives forever.

She becomes his captive and Connor wants her to bend to his every whim as he brings her darkest desires to the surface. He needs her to see the great pleasure found in pain and humiliat
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Coral
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I will start this review by saying that it is a dark book with a lot of dubcon and some non consensual stuff. If any of that offends you do not get this book. If your okay with that then do get it. It’s a great story with many details. I was surprised to find that the whole story takes place during only a few days after Molly is adducted. You get both points of view and some third person throughout the book. I loved how it switch back and forth between the two characters and how they felt in eac
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Donna Louise
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5.0 out of 5 starsHis Pet
November 28, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
This trilogy certainly starts with a bang,its dark,twisted and utterly addictive.
I was consumed with the complexity and raw emotions that Molly was often
subjected to with her journey with Connor.This book brought out feelings that
at times were difficult to acknowledge.I felt the fear,despair and pain as Molly
cowed time and time again into subjugation at Connors Hands.The hero that
saved Molly from being attacked turned out to be her
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Shelly Wolf
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is dark romance from Felicity Brandon, the first in a series,,,,

This author named Molly Cleary is at a book signing and gets a last minute fan, Connor Reilly asks if it's too late for an autograph, and her being the sweet author says, no, not at all,,,, so, she goes to leave and she's lost and looking for her car and is wet from the rain, and these mischievous young men start harassing her and just when she thinks they are going to take her and possibly kill her, this man all in black with
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Saskia
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
The first book in a new trilogy by Felicity Brandon.

If you like Stephen King or ara a fan of Kathy Bates then you might see a parallel to this story. It isn’t as creepy and scary though… or is it?

It is a bit darker then Felicity Brandon other books. There is a lot of focus on pet play and humiliation so if that is not your cup of tea, then this isn’t the book for you. If you love dark then you will enjoy this book a lot.

I loved how the author showed the internal struggles and emotions of Molly.
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Lisa Stanton
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Taken is an amazing read, it was deliciously twisted, dark and erotic and a great start to Connor and Molly’s story, I’m having withdrawals already. I love it when a book brings out all your feels, the fear, excitement, horror and panty melting, hot flushes. Molly and Connors story starts at a book signing in London where Molly meets Connor, an obsessed, super fan, on her way back to her car she is attacked by 3 men and is saved, or so she thought, by Connor, here starts their dark, twisted ...more
Lisa Roberts
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my good God this will have your heart racing a mile a minute with extreme intense situations as Connor Captures Author Molly and puts her through the most humiliating scenes that are down right horrifying and scary. Connor is dark as they come and what he wants hes going to get and he wants every single piece of her as the punishments keep coming Im not sure what to think at this point Connor and Molly are a mixture of everything does Molly really like this deep down all I know is Connor is o ...more
Rosalie Belle
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Taken had me "taken down a road I didn't want to return from". Sorry...corny play on words, haha. Felicity Brandon never fails to entertain me, and this book certainly fit the bill.
Dark, suspenseful reads have NEVER been my type of book. I want, erotic, little bit of dominating, and HEA. Well, Taken definitely ticked most of my boxes, but even THIS DARK read had me hooked from the beginning!!
Molly and Connor are the main characters in this read and early on, Connor is a "hero" (which you won
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Anne Baker
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Living His Dream

Wow what a brilliant start to this really dark trilogy by the author Felicity Brandon. A first read of this author for me but hey what a brilliant book to start on. I certainly could highly recommend this book as a must read. What are Molly’s captors world of rules about? Why did he take her? What did Connor reading her books have to do with his pet? This masterpiece of a story, a story within a story is so intriguing, I just couldn’t put it down. What will be her fate if she cal
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Linda
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am volunteering to leave a review of this ARC book. WOW! Dark Romance. Amazing Dark Romance! Amazing Cliff-Hanger Dark Romance. I read this in almost one sitting! I took a break for dinner! This book flowed and flowed and flowed. The characters amazingly written. Molly is enduring an unbelievably degrading relationship with her captor. Her captor, what can I say, phew. Thank goodness part II comes out in December and Part III in January. I don't think I could wait too long to see the ultimate ...more
Ramona Cabrera
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a dark romance and I mean dark. Molly is an American author, who writes BDSM books and is in England for book signing. There she meets Conner, a fan who later on saves her - BUT, did he? He abducts Molly and trains her to be his pet who also writes "their story". You feel the raw emotions. The pain and suffering, humiliation, fright and even arousal that Molly goes through and as for Connor, he's been a fan of Molly's writing for quite a while. He wants her, to possess her, to break ...more
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