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Linz

Linz Loves Romance

I've loved romance novels since...like forever. I read across most subgenres of romance. I also write fantasy/paranormal and new adult romance.

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Duke of Desire
Elizabeth Hoyt
Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhere)
Lisa Cron
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Taken Mini-Review

Taken - Charlotte Stein

Rosie meets Johann when she and a friend try to pull off a prank in his bookstore. Johann grabs her and chains her up in the basement. Worst meet-cute ever, right?

 

And, yet, this is Charlotte Stein and she is amazing. So what starts out kinda scary gets pretty funny. (And then super hot!)

 

There's a tiny gothic vibe throughout the novella and Johann reads like a hero who could be from another time. He's basically described as a werewolf in a cardigan. Rosie is adventurous and a little damaged but sexually empowered. In one of the sweetest lines, Johann tells her she doesn't know what she's worth. The guy is a sweetie. And by sweetie, I mean he's also a beta Dom. If that type exists. Yeah.

 

Taken was delightful, weird, and sexy.