Book Reviews

Taken by Kim Dare at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Gay / Fantasy / Elves/Fairies/Sidhe / Menage MMMM / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 10-June-2013

Book Blurb

Dear Author,
They aren’t real; at least that’s what I was always told. Yet here I am, bound and at their mercy. I have no memory of how I got here. I know that I’m supposed to be afraid and ashamed of the things they do to me, but the thing is, I’ve never felt safer or more loved in my entire life.

Photo Description:
Three elves crowd around a captured human. The human is bound and gagged; chains attached to his collar restrain him to the floor, and his hands are cuffed behind his back. The elves are all clothed but the human’s clothing has been torn away, rendering him naked and vulnerable. Each elf is tall, slender, and elegant, with long flowing hair. All three elves are reaching out toward their captive human, beginning to explore his body.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love Has No Boundaries" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.


Book Review

Set firmly in the realms of total fantasy, that of elves, to be precise, this hot story about a human being introduced to their "special laws" is a mix between extended bondage and a sweet, if somewhat unconventional, ménage love story. Kim Dare, when given free reign in the world of fantasy and paranormal beings, is just as imaginative as when she's writing contemporary stories. And this variation on kidnapping she's come up with had me wondering what was going on for a long time – a very nice additional little tease of the mind on top of the allure of exploring a new world.

Maxen is a man who likes other men, which, in his world, is an offense punishable by death. His village, like many others, is ruled by a dictatorial tyrant who punishes anyone even suspected of a same-sex relationship or even affair. Maxen has only dared escape into the forest a few times, for a quick fumble, and has been totally brainwashed into believing wanting another man is evil. When he wakes up, surrounded by three beautiful elves, men who admit to kidnapping him and are clearly out to touch him and drive him crazy, he has no idea what to do. For the longest time he cannot even remember what happened before he was taken. And when he does he has a major decision to make.

The three elves are as gorgeous as they are devious. They clearly have their own agenda, and they hide it well, almost up until the end. They're very good at "torturing" Maxen, and each has a different role to play in the elven version of a three-way version of good cop – bad copy. I know it sounds complicated, but it's actually very hot.

If you like kidnapping fantasies, if you enjoy multiple teasing sessions with three against one, and if you're looking for a hot read with just enough background story to make the setting and world interesting, then you will probably like this free short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 37 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 03-June-2013
Price FREE
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