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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Taking by Erin McCarthy

The Taking by Erin McCarthy
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full (289 pages)
Heat: Hot
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Heiress Regan Henry knows that passion can be an illusion, and she keeps her emotions in check-until she falls under the spell of the beguiling Felix LeBlanc. He knows that the rumors that her mansion is haunted are true, and that he's the only one who can save her from the spirits residing there. But the only way he can do it is to sacrifice his last chance at redemption...or risk a love that could consign them both to an eternity of evil.

How can you be sure the decisions you make today won’t change the things you want tomorrow? And how can you know that what you need today isn’t your biggest challenge later? Then you need to read The Taking. You’ll be surprised by what you find out.

Erin McCarthy’s Seven Deadly Sins series is a compelling series, but it isn’t one you want if you want a breezy read. Keep in mind, once you start this book, you won’t be able to put it down. Yes, it’s that good.

Now this is part of a series, but you don’t have to read the other books to know what’s happening.

Felix sold his soul to be a voodoo priest and he’s got to do as the devil tells him to do. In some ways it sounds great. In others, it stinks. You can be mean to all those who wronged you, as long as they’re on the list. I like that he can’t go against his master, but I also like his overwhelming desire to be with Regan.

Regan irritated me a bit. I could identify with her—what’s fun about living with a perfectionist? It can be a real drag. I wasn’t impressed with her need to shuck her marriage to Beau, but I respected her decision to be her own woman.

The antagonist in this story is a real meanie. You see her pain, yet you can’t help but hate her. Then again, I love Camille because she’s so bad.

There is a bit of back and forth during Regan’s dreams that can get a bit confusing, but if you go back and reread, it all makes great sense. There are a lot of little details that can get lost if you rush through it.

But if you want a story of redemption, that’s filled with hot sex and a demon or two, then you need to read The Taking.