Genre categories (In my opinion) : Romantic Suspense/Erotica/Thriller
I am rating the two books together as I read them one right after another – the continuous flow did not really put this in a situation to rate each book on its own merit. I did not feel that either book is stand alone.
By now you may have seen the blurbs and synopsis around so I will get right in to it.
Fallen For You and Taken By You is a very unique series and a great debut for Carlie Sexton.
What sets this apart from other suspense thrillers in the romantic category (to me) is the POV being from multiple characters including the killer as well as his victims.
This is a series that really had me flipping pages and my heart palpitating to see what would happen next.
In Fallen For You – Kate Simmons is trying to get back into life again after checking out for several years out of grief for her boyfriend/fiancées death. She moves in to an apartment with her best friend and begins trying to reclaim her life and immediately attracts the attention of three very different gorgeous men – Roger, Neil and Mark.
Neil the self assured amazingly attractive attorney who is used to getting what he wants, Mark – her college classmate and resident woman magnet who has never heard the word ‘no’ and her new landlord Roger, who just happens to be a high functioning sociopath.
As Kate begins to navigate the dating waters – she unknowingly becomes the object of her landlords obsession and he has a predilection for removing anyone in his path of getting what he feels he is entitled to.
Kate and Neil begin a steamy affair (whew!!! There some smoke and fire comin off of some of those more intimate scenes!!) that acts as a catalyst for Roger to move into action and the suspense and the creep factor go to warp 10 – WOW!
Both books absolute page turners and now I am not a happy camper waitin for the next installment due towards late August to see how this massive cliff hanger in Taken By You is resolved!!
Page turner – check, Smoke and Steam – Check, re-readability – check!
I’m going with a Goodreads rating of 4 for both books (I liked it) and Amazon & B&N rating of 4 (I liked it) overall 4 rating
I did receive ARC’s from the author in exchange for an honest review
Fallen For You
Taken by You