Taken by You by Carlie Sexton

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How tragic it is when a caged spirit finally finds its freedom and — entranced in its ecstasy — is invited by that freedom into a cloaked dance with danger.

In Book One of this three-part epic, Kate Simmons — young and alluring, and finally out of her cage of grief — attracts more than attention. Intoxicated by her newfound independence, a blithe Kate is on her way to finding out that around the corners of life, some life-changing eye-openers await. As the story continues in Book Two and she begins to churn a dangerously turbulent trail, it is Kate who now has to snap to, to react, to outrun, or become yet another tortured victim who vanishes down the path of wrong choice.

Having already roiled the risky waters of jealousy, Kate moves in with Neil while Roger — an enamored oddity — visits his son in Germany. Upon his return and finding Kate gone, Roger’s predator mind becomes unhitched, and then unleashed, on the hunt of a lifetime. But whose life?

Step by creeping step, even as Kate’s future closes in on her, she attends — obliviously — to her new life, working through the challenges of fresh relationships, losing family members both to death and to deceit, questioning the depth of love.
Every path offers a choice. Every choice offers a consequence. And every consequence summons its due. As emotions swirl across fateful days and nights, some in Kate’s life will reach out to touch happiness in warm embraces, others to sever ties in bloody traces.

The stains of passion are frequently mistaken. The question here is who will be taken?

Shasta’s 5 Star Review

Where do I even begin, I thought that  Fallen For you (The Killer Next Door) by Carlie Sexton left me hanging and wanting more,  I was completely fooled. Sexton has done it again. But with Taken By You (The Killer Next Door Part 2), it is even worse. I am hanging on by a thread to know what happens next in this erotic thriller

In Taken By You, Sexton picks up where we leave off from Fallen For You. Kate and Neil have moved in with each other and Roger is gone out of the country, but of course not forgotten. Kate is still on an emotional roller coaster, but she now has to face the death of her father.

Neil is being supportive to Kate, but has also withheld a little bit of information about his past that Kate should have been made aware of. But will this be a deal breaker in this relationship or can it stay strong as she leaves to travel to Minnesota to bury her father.

With Roger returning and bring back with him his ex and son, you would think that he is no longer infatuated with Kate, but Kate is still the target of his obsession.

I am not going to get further with this book, just know that it is a great read and worth taking the time to sit down and read it, it has an amazing cliff hanger at the end.