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Taken By the Night (Brotherhood of Blood #3)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  1,805 Ratings  ·  68 Reviews
I enjoy carnal pleasures like any mortal man, but six hundred years of existence have taught me loss. Best to stay away from people and save myself the heartache. Then I arrive at the notorious London brothel Maison Rouge, and my life, such as it is, will never be the same again.

Ivy Dearing, daughter of the infamous Madam, has requested my assistance. Two of her friends ha
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Published October 1st 2007 by HarperCollins
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5+ stars – Vampire/Historical Romance

This is my favorite book in the extraordinary Brotherhood of the Blood vampire historical romance series. The series has a unique take on vampire mythology, centering on six soldiers who became vampires by drinking from an ancient chalice infused with the essence of Lilith. Taken by the Night focuses on the vampire Saint’s pursuit of a Jack the Ripper style killer in London and his relationship with the strong, feisty heroine Ivy. I LOVED the vampire Saint...
Sin Sweetly With Saint
Ivy Dearing is a modern woman of twenty-seven and there isn't much in life that surprises her, certainly nothing regarding relations between a man and a woman. As the daughter of the madam of Maison Rouge, an eminent house of prostitution in London, she's grown up knowing more than the average young lady about what goes on between the genders. As the daughter of a woman cast aside by a married lover and forced to rely on the good nature of the vampire Saint, she's familiar
Jun 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was about Saint this time. He goes to a safe house that is owned by Reign which also happens to be a Brothel. He rescued Maddie a long time ago and Reign set Maddie and her daughter Ivy up with this house. He has known Ivy all her life and watched her grow up. Now she is a woman and one that definately catches his eye. Unknown to Saint, when Ivy was 17 she had a huge crush on him. All these years later Ivy finds she still is enamored with Saint. They go through a lot of back and forth ...more
Gypsie Holley
Jun 21, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ooohhh...I like this better than the last one! This story line was really good. Saint and Ivy were perfect for each other, a complimentary couple. I liked seeing Saint not so tough as most male characters are portrayed. He was a more sensitive vampire who believed and desired love and not afraid to admit it. He didn't fight it either. I like the change of character. I was really hoping for a connection from the last book to be here and was disappointed when it didn't come to pass but hinted at t ...more
May 10, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-owned
Saint and Ivy work together to solve the brutal murders of several prostitutes in the brothel that was set up as a safe haven and feeding place for the brotherhood. Ivy's mother is the madam and Ivy was raised there.

In true romance fashion, they fight there attraction to each other before they fall in love.

It was a pretty predictable book, pretty easy to figure out who the murderer is and what will happen but there are quite a few steamy scenes.
Michele bookloverforever
I liked the hero. I thought the heroine was a bit juvenile. The plot was okay. A more or less happy ending. evil foiled and the lovers got together.
Mar 27, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
reread 8/2016
Sep 29, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
OMG, It was sooo boring, that I had trouble to finish it. Wasn't a Chick-lit Romance-Fantasy like the two before. It was a bad written mystery novel with (typical unrealistic) sex scences.
Oct 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this book. Ivy and Saint were quite the pair, and adding in murders ala Jack the Ripper style made the story very exciting.
I can recommend to all pnr lovers.
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth the read

I really enjoyed this story and am glad I read it. Not the best of the series, but definitely enjoyable.
LWB Marissa
Sep 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Friday, the 13th of October, 1307
By order of the King of France, six mercenaries, raided a Templar’s keep to find the Holy Grail. They found a cup and all six drunk from it, except that the cup they drunk from was not the Holy Grail but the Unholy Grail. Their doom was sealed with this one action, for who drinks from the Unholy Grail becomes a son of Lilith, or better said, a vampire...

London, roughly at the turn of the century, 1900
Saint has come to London at the request of his good friend Made
Ronda  Tutt
Aug 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 28, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why I continue to read Kathryn Smith's work expecting to like it. This was my fourth attempt at her, third within this series, and I still can't call any of it better than mediocre. The problem is, I keep getting sucked in by the good premise but let down by the execution.

This book, for example, was about a Jack the Ripper type killer preying of prostitutes who service vampires. For that alone I wanted to love this book. Saint is one of the owners of the house of women who cater to
T.L. Mitchell
Mar 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can a Thief’s Heart Be Stolen?
I cannot stress how much I’m enjoying Kathryn Smith’s series!
Taken By The Night, took me away with Saint. The vampire I had heard about in the first two books, so I was excited to find this book focused on him.
In Taken By The Night, the backdrop of the story revolves around what appears to be a sinister serial killer. Taking into the consideration of the historical time frame of this book, I was surprised to find how Ms. Smith weaved in the killings and related
Kathryn Smith is an excellent historical romance author. In Taken by the Night she has written a sexy and seductive hero in that of Saint, a lonely vampire who roams the world, until he meets Ivy Dearing. He has known Ivy ever since she was a small child. But his feelings for her have changed. Ivy's mother runs a brothel and their employees are being murdered savagely by a Jack the Ripper copy cat. Ivy asks Saint to help her find the murderer, even though at first she acts like she can't stand h ...more
Oh Kathryn Smith, you've done it again! You have managed to make a book with a plot that has been done many times before fresh and enjoyable and for that alone I will keep reading your books!

In this installment of the Brotherhood of Blood series we follow Ivy, the daughter of the owner of Maison Rouge. It's a brothel that is owned by Saint and his vampire comrades. When Saint shows up at the brothels door looking for rest and respite from the coming dawn he finds an intelligent, hot headed Ivy
May 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the two books before and was happy to read again one book from this series. Well to be honest I had some problems at the beginning of the book with the 2 main character. Maybe I expected something else, I don’t know. But after a while it was ok and the story was interesting. The erotic story between Ivy and Saint is very hot. I liked that Ivy decided to be a vampire and not was changed because she had to die otherwise. Ivy and Saint try to find out who murdered 2 girls from the brothel M ...more
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
I give this 3rd book in this series 4 and half stars. This book I believe, is the one where Ms Smith is coming into her own with the series. Saint's world is by far and so far, the most sensual of all the Brothers. It's darker, it's more erotic. Passionate in a word, is just one of many where I would use to describe Saint and his world. What I loved most about his story was that the relationship with he and Ivy did not over shadow the point of the plot which if you are following the series, you ...more
Feb 10, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading this I knew that there would be some rather ridiculous romance sex scenes, but okay. I read it for the vampire part and that did not disappoint. I liked the story, it was actually quite good. Also Saint is an awesome character. I must admit that reading this I was even sad that I will not get to know what happens next :P Some things were a bit odd, for example how easy it is in this story to make a vampire, or how life-like vampires are. But that is Smith's choice and it does not bother ...more
Aug 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this one up from the book exchange at work ... not knowing it was the third in a series ... so now I have to go find the others.
A turn of the century (the last one not this one) paranormal romance, it features one VERY hot vampire and the daughter of a madam and a British lord.
Between very steamy sex scenes, the two manage to solve a series of murders which mirror the Jack the Ripper murders of a decade earlier ... with good reason when they finally figure out what's really going on.
Gladys (glad4twilight)
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Apr 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am seriously enjoying this historical paranormal romance series by Ms. Smith. Vamps are my favorite paranormal heroes, and the ones in this series are some great alpha males. Saint and Ivy are a great couple, fiery and passionate. The leads are by no means perfect, making them both more human. The story arc that began in the first book is continued here, and still continues to be interesting. Lots of fun.

Wow, I really ended up being disappointed in this book. I was so excited to read about the infamous Saint, and it was just, well, boring.

The premise is Saint is part owner of a Whorehouse in London. He falls for the daughter of the madam, who is an old friend of his. Whores start ending up dead, very much like Jack the Ripper murders. He decides to find the murderer.

Plot was very predictable, and the ending just was rushed. I was not impressed. :(
Chantelle Larson
This book was pretty good, I found it to be slightly predictable which was the only drawback. Aside from the predictability of the plotline I found the rest to be very interesting, the hero/heroine tension was awesome and the author does a fantastic job of creating a mysterious quality to the hero. Overall I enjoyed it and would read another in this series.
Jory ♡
Wow, I really ended up being disappointed in this book. I was so excited to read about Saint, and I was not impressed, and Ivy was so judgmental and bitchy most of the time.

The plot was very predictable, I knew the killer from the first moment he was introduced. I was not impressed.

However, the story was not so long. It was easy going, and not boring! Which is why I love this author.
I was pretty disappointed with this one, especially since I had to wait months for this book to be available in the rental bookstore and it turns out to be just a mediocre read. The heroine is a pain. She's one of those pigheaded, judgmental bitch that you just hate and know the hero deserves someone far better. It was only towards the end that I start to find the story interesting.
Jan 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this series on a whim and I'm glad that I did. This one is set in the late 1800's and centers around Saint and Maison Rouge, a local upscale whorehouse (or whatever the fancy word they want to use for it). This one is a murder mystery type and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. It's the third in the series.
May 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved reading about Saint! He's this sweet and kind hearted man that has tried so hard not to fall in love until he meets Ivy. He just can't help himself from falling in love with her and it's the same for her too. I just loved it. They were awesome characters to read about and Saint just kept my attention! Great book!
Jan 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
This one was okay. Started out slow, but once I got going with it, I thought it would be good. I liked the dynamics between Saint and Ivy, but I felt the rest of the story was quite predictable... other than the end. I thought it would end in a bloody killing scene... and it did not. In fact, it wrapped up quite anti-climactically. :P
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
As I was making my way into sink my teeth into this story and any by products that resulted, it all came to an end. I was left unfulfilled. I will give it this much Saint seems to be a saint for as far as he can abide its content. Ivy most certainly is not your typical female.
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“You do not have to see the air to know you breathe it. You do not have to see the truth to believe it and you do not have to have witnessed love to feel it.” 16 likes
“I want to take you until you are boneless. I want to drain you of strength. I want to fill you and take my fill of you. My dear, Ivy, I want to devour you. I want your juices on my toung, flooding my mouth. I want your wetness on my face, your scent covering me. I want your blood in my veins.” 15 likes
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