Review: Taken by Jessa Fox

Posted April 4th, 2016 in book review / 28 comments

Review: Taken by Jessa FoxTaken by Jessa Fox
Publisher: Self-Published on January 1, 2016
Genres: Erotica
Pages: Novella
Format: eBook
Source: Review Request
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: half-star
Heat: four-flames

Since the moment Chase and Evan spotted Shay, they knew they had to have her. They are best friends, closer, brothers really. They do everything together including women, and they always get what they want.

Once they set their plan she doesn’t stand a chance. She will be theirs, point blank. Period.

There’s no way she’s getting away from what they have in store, and whether she likes it or not, she will be owned by them both.

At A Glance

Soooo much bad writing.

The Good

Since I am all about the M/M/F dynamic, the blurb totally caught my attention. Then I read the book and everything went downhill.

The Bad

The writing was really, really bad. Every fifth word was ‘and then.’ It drove me crazy. Here is my exaggerated but pretty close version of the book’s writing: He took off his shirt, and then he dropped it on the floor, and then he looked at me, and then he flexed his muscles, and then I was scared. Just horrible.

I only finished this novella because it was short so I thought ‘what the hell.’ I still regret it. There was barely a story and almost no plot. Just a fantasy being played out in a very uncomfortable/rapey way then a corny ending.

The Snuggly

I’m having problems deciding how I want to use the flames rating (I will be writing a post about it). For me it’s more for how sexual the book was, not how much I liked the sex. Because I did not like the sex in Taken. The first half was pretty rapey and the bad writing made it unbearable. Super detailed though.

Final Thoughts

Do not even read this book for the sex because it sucked. With almost no plot and horrible writing, I can’t thing of anything I liked about this book except the fact that I love the thought of two men and one woman doing the dirty. No recommended.


“Listen please. I have people who will be looking for me, wondering where I am.”

“None of that matter snow, your ours for the taking, to do whatever we want with, so you may as well sit back, relax and enjoy it.” The blonde one whose name I deduced was Chase calmly stated.


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28 Responses to “Review: Taken by Jessa Fox”

  1. kindlemom1

    Oh dear, this sounds like a huge mess. Sorry it didn’t work out for you and was not at all what you were hoping it would be.

  2. Nathan

    This sounds like a horrible book. Even if M/M/F might sound dirty and fun the rapey aspect completely ruins it. That and bad writing. I will avoid it. There are lots of good well written books, even naughty ones out there, I am sure.

  3. Lekeisha

    I feel so bad for you. No one should read stuff like this. Ppl think that saying not everyone is cut out to be a writer, is being harsh. It’s not. I truly feel like self publishing makes everyone want to write a story. It’s writing like this that makes me mad. Sorry this sucked.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I know, I hate saying anything bad about the author but this writing was garbage.

  4. Braine


    I bet you this author didn’t hire a human editor. I bet the author bought some software and did it herself. #andthen

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      That’s what I am thinking. Even with a real editor, this book would be covered in RED marks!

  5. Kristin

    HaHaHaHa I can’t even handle your “and then” in the damn review. That would drive me nuts! Damn, that sucks that you wasted time on this. Ugh. I just finished reading a book that while it was clearly better written than this one, it was still lacking and had me rolling my eyes at it all.
    I say for the month of April EVERY review you do has an #AndThen in it somewhere 😉 LoL

  6. Christy LoveOfBooks

    Hahaha … oh lordy. Isn’t there some character on a show or cartoon that does the whole “and then …” thing? That’s going to bug me. Funny as hell though.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I know!!! I am still shocked at the star ratings for this one.

  7. Jaclyn Canada

    It sounds terrible. The ‘and then’ speaks so much to the writing. I wouldn’t have been able to finish it. Sorry this one sucked.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Even for a novella I wanted to bash my head in having to finish this one.

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