Taken By You, By Carlie Sexton


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?


                With everything that happened in the first book, Fallen For You, this book was highly anticipated by me.  I don’t want to give away too much when it comes to my reviews because I really  believe that these books are some that you have to read to be able to fully grasp the story.
                Kate and Neil are trying to start over, together.  After moving in together after everything with Roger had happened, they are in the process of learning more about each other to see if they could even work out.  With the threat of the fact that Roger is still out there, and has skills that nobody can seem to understand, Kate is still afraid.
                It was really great in this book because we were able to learn more about Roger.  Well not necessarily learn more about him, but we were able to get into his head more and understand what he was thinking about.  What he was willing to do to be with Kate.  His character I think is the best one in this book because he was so well written; it caused chills while reading it.
                One thing that I enjoyed about this book was being able to see the relationship between Kate and Neil as it grows.  It was really interesting to see how things progress with the two of them, and I was left wondering at times if the only reason they were together is because of everything going on with Roger.  If he hadn’t been the way he was would they still be together?
                This book ends on such a note that you want to read the next one to find out what has happened.