Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Twisted Hearts Productions
Publication Date: August 22, 2016
What would you do if you were forced to come face-to-face with the secret part of your soul you’ve kept hidden your entire life? Would you expose that secret if it meant the possibility of living your greatest fantasy?
Hospice nurse Courtney Wells expected to encounter a commanding personality when she agreed to provide care for an old friend of the Romanian aristocrat, Baron Marcas Kalnovky. Confident, self-controlled, and independent- very few things could rattle her, that is until she meets the handsome and mysterious man with silver-grey eyes and old-world charm. The moment she hears his deep rolling accent, her body quivers with a desire she can’t deny no matter how hard she tries.
From the beginning, Marcas demands something the young American woman’s not willing to give- submission. His desire for her takes him on a journey that forces him to face himself in a way neither he, nor Courtney, anticipate.
What the pretty little nurse doesn’t know is that the baron’s voracious appetite for ancient erotic art resulted in the unleashing of a dark curse. Not only does he nearly lose his sight, but his soul is literally split in two.
By day, he’s the same man he always was- controlled, calm, and commanding; but at sunset, he tears in half and his two opposite sides war against one another. The only thing they have in common is the
beautiful, feisty woman who’s turned their life around. Both sides not only want her, but they also need her… all of her, in every way she can be taken… Together at night- which means they have to find a way to get along.
When Marcas finally confesses the truth, Courtney’s both terrified and intrigued. When she’s bound naked and helpless at the mercy of all of his desires, she’s shocked to find that she’s soon begging for both of him in every manner imaginable.
When she discovers the pain Marcas endures to be with her; she’s determined to find a way to help him. Little does she know that there’s more to curse than his being forced to face himself every night—it wants a sacrifice. A terrifying sacrifice that would cost Courtney’s life she’s compelled to come to terms with her own hidden darkness.
Will her love be enough to break the curse and heal his wounded soul? What about the cost? Would he ever forgive her if she succeeds in setting him free?
Taken by Night by Breanna Hayse
This one took me quite a while to get into, its a strange but also intriguing tale extremely unique in its individuality, it was also a rather serious story. Despite the subject matter involved, this does also have a much deeper message to impart to its readers. The curse itself heavily delves into acceptance in all its forms, acknowledging and also embracing all parts of the whole. Accepting without reservation the good and the bad and then actually realising that there are such shades of grey in everything and it’s all ultimately about balance. Marcus is a wealthy Baron from the Carpathian mountains he is under the influence of a curse that literally splits him into two parts mirror images of extremes. Every day at sunset this occurs only to merge again during the day. Courtney is the Nurse who goes to care for his beloved ailing mentor Sebastian and also the hopeful liberator of the curse that Marcus is currently living under. There is loads of discipline, spanking and self-reflection to be had here as the two fall hard and Courtney contemplates breaking Marcus’s curse. I did sometimes find it difficult to connect to the characters as individuals and it also started slow but once I had got into it I did enjoy it.
I voluntary reviewed a copy of Taken by Night.