Reviews for Almost Taken
Overall rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality rating: Very sensual
Deran Morissey, Earl of Atherton's life changed drastically when men
claiming they had caught a thief leave a dripping wet woman in his
hall. Soaking wet and smelling of sewage from her swim in the River
Thames, Deran still was able to tell the young woman was quite
lovely. Feeling guilty for even noticing he orders her to be cleaned
up before he can get to the bottom of why she was brought to him.
The story he hears is beyond believable. According to Ava her
brother, sister and herself were kidnapped from their home and
brought to England and sold. She was able to escape by jumping in
the river. Deran promises to help find her family hoping she will
admit to lying. What he did not count on was how determined Ava was
to locate her siblings. He soon finds himself searching all over
England trying to find clues to their location. While also playing a
game of chase and retrieval with Eva who is impatient to set out on
her on and begin looking. He also did not count on falling in love
with the highly spirited and stubborn Ava.
Almost Taken is a very passionate historical romance that takes the
reader on an exiting adventure. The compelling characters of Deran
and Ava find themselves drawn together as the search for the missing
siblings. All the while the bad guys are searching for Ava. The
excitement comes from watching Deran chase after Ava and his hard
work to keep her safe. Intrigue and surprises lie in store for the
readers as the kidnappers identities are made known.
The romance between Deran and Ava is difficult from the start. Their
different stations in life seems to be just one of the things that
make their future together impossible. But there is also an age
difference and Deran's desire not to be married.
Their attraction though is there from the very beginning and only
becomes stronger the more time they spend together. This attraction
soon becomes desire which turns to passion that no matter how hard
they try will not be denied. Readers will watch in interest as they
fall in love and overcome obstacles. They will thrill in the passion
and hope that they find happiness together. This is a very sensual
romance that wins the heart of the readers.
This is a creative and fast moving storyline that will enthrall
readers. The character's personalities will fascinate readers and
win their concern. Ava who is highly spirited and stubborn will win
the respect of the readers for her courage and determination. Deran
who is rumored in the beginning to be an ice king, not caring about
anyone, will prove how wrong people's perceptions can be. Almost
Taken by Isabel Mere is an emotionally moving historical romance
that I highly recommend to the readers.
~Anita, The Romance Studio
January 11, 2007
Almost Taken is a historical romance novel with a slight hint of
suspense. The action takes place in London, in 1825. Immediately,
the reader meets Ava Fychon as she is desperately trying to stay
afloat in the sewage-filled Thames.
At first, the reader knows very little about Ava. In fact, when the
young girl is brought to Deran Morrisey Earl of Atherton on the
charge that she is trying to stow away on one of his ships, Ava does
not even speak. Soon enough though, we learn that Ava in on a quest
to find her sister and brother. Essentially, Ava had been both
mother and father to the young children since the death of their
father. The children had been separated from each other when a man
claiming to be their uncle had kidnapped them with the intension of
selling them as indentured servants. Throughout the story, Ava
obsession is to reunite her siblings. However, life's events have a
way of distracting her a little.
Intertwined within the main story, Almost Taken contains a hot
romantic adventure. The author has the unique ability to make a kiss
so utterly exquisite and breathtaking that the sexual tension can't
be ignored. The action just gets steamier from there.
~Tami Brady, TCM Reviews