Turns Up the Heat: Taken Review

Posted February 20th, 2013 by in *Review / 1 comment

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takenTitle: Taken
Author: Selena Kitt
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: Jan 2008
Classification: Adult Novel
Content: F/F/M Erotica and Mature Scenes

Summary from Goodreads:

Lizzy’s friendship with her older boss, Sarah, turns into something deeper and much more exciting one rainy day after work, and Lizzy finds herself drawn into a world she never knew existed. Sarah has a dominant streak, and as she leads Lizzy into the role of a submissive, the two women become closer than they ever thought possible. But while Sarah, hurt too many times, wears a ring, and tells guys she’s “taken,” Lizzy knows she secretly longs for a man. Determined to find one for them both to share, Lizzy is just about to give up when a dark, handsome, virile answer shows up right under her nose. Lizzy may think she and Sarah are going to seduce David–but she underestimates their handsome co-worker, and David turns the tables on them both. But will he be able to tame the untameable Sarah?

My Thoughts:

When I was first approached to do a piece for the ‘Turn up the Heat’ event on the blog, I was not sure how I would pull this off. Obviously it would entail me reading a book that is outside the normal realm of what I usually read, but perhaps that is what makes this so interesting and fun. I stepped outside my comfort zone to experience something else. Something new. Something fresh. Something hot. My idea of what is hot in the realm of erotica might be different than what is hot to others; I am certain that Alexa’s idea of hot would scorch my pants off. Since I am new to this genre, I think its best to start with someone basic and nothing too ‘out there’.

I happened upon this book a few months back when I was still in possession of Alexa’s nook, before I had nine inches of awesome (its true…its that big (I’m talking about my Nook HD+)). I will admit, it was the cover that lured me in. I was unaware of the background of this book, but since the cover was saucy, I figured I would give it a shot.

The story is simple enough to follow; Girl number 1 is friends with  girl number 2. They have hot sex quite often whilst girl number 1 wants to sleep with hot studly leading man. Instead, they both have sex with him. Bing. Bang. Boom. Easy enough formula, right? Hence why this is such a good book to help introduce someone to erotica.

The relationship between the two lead female characters, Lizzy and Sarah, is a fascinating one. They have a powerful sexual chemistry with one another and their witty banter helps to bridge the gaps of time between hot sex sessions. Their sexual adventures are no quite exactly what the synopsis of the book makes it out to be. The submissive nature of Lizzy is not quite as prevalent as its made out to be, nor is the dominant nature of Sarah. In the vein of keeping things PG, I must say the sex scenes were graphic enough to excite almost any reader but not so graphic where they would be construed as objectional. The girl on girl action was my favorite; pure passion existed between the two characters, whilst the action including David, the leading man, was sub par.

Overall, I would say Taken is a good introductory book for anyone looking to get into erotic literature. Its fun and isn’t that what this is all about? They storyline is existent within the confines of the book and does revolve around the sex but it is not entirely comprised of just that.

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