Review: Taken Hostage by Ranae Rose

Taken Hostage by Ranae Rose
Release Date: July 24, 2011
Publisher: self-published
Page Count: 75
Source: Directly from author for review

Tiffany isn’t the type to waste time daydreaming about men, but when a hot stranger smoking – in more ways than one – on the steps of the bank she works at takes her breath away, she can’t help it. He catches her attention as she exits the building on her way to lunch break, and she leaves fantasizing about helping the bank’s newest customer-to-be with much more than just his finances. When he finally approaches the counter, it’s not to open a new account, but to demand that Tiffany fill a pillowcase to the brim with cash – at gunpoint. The gorgeous gunman takes Tiffany on the run as his hostage, and her fear can’t stand up to her attraction. When he offers to let her return to safety unharmed she realizes that there are many things she wants to do to him, but that walking away isn’t one of them.

Review: Taken Hostage starts off when our Heroine Tiffany leaves her job as a bank teller for lunch and runs into a sexy customer outside. The sun kissed blue eyes stranger appears to be out her league. But as they flirt back and forth she senses a spark. Tiffany is a sweet, somewhat shy girl who still blushes, and never gets the guys. So when Mr. Mysterious approaches her at the counter after her lunch break she’s sure her luck is about to change. Until he pulls a gun, makes her collect the money and takes her with him on the run. James is really an anti hero. Built like a brick house with blonde hair and stunning blue eyes he’s a man sick of the hand he’s been dealt. Sweet and sincere one moment, and fierce the next he is a man shaped by his circumstances. The unlikely duo find that spark between them is worth holding on to, and Tiffany stays on with James as a willing partner. Twists and turns, and heated sex spice this unusual romance. I loved the concept, but the ending threw me for a loop I have yet to recover from. This story started of full speed ahead, but fizzled in the middle, and fell short of what I thought it was capable of achieving. I would have liked to learn more about the characters, and see where the wild ride they’d embarked upon landed them.

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