Taking Chloe by Anne Rainey

Taking Chloe by Anne Rainey
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (82 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Voyeurism
Rating: 5 Cherries
Review by Tiger Lily

The only way to keep what he has…is to surrender everything.

The Vaughn Series, Book 3

Merrick Vaughn couldn’t be happier with his life. His business is jumping and his marriage to the love of his life is about as good as it gets. At least, that’s what he thinks…until Chloe announces she wants to separate.

Stunned doesn’t begin to cover it, but it quickly becomes clear that she’s dead serious. And if he doesn’t take action, as in now, he’s going to lose the only woman he’s ever loved.

The last thing Chloe wants is a divorce, but she can’t go on living with a virtual stranger who spends all his time—and hers—behind a desk. It’s tearing her apart, and taking a break to sort out her thoughts seems her only recourse.

Then Merrick offers a wicked proposition: go to Hawaii with him for one week’s vacation. After that, if he hasn’t successfully changed her mind, he’ll let her go. No questions asked. There’s only one caveat. She must agree to give him complete control.

Chloe’s intrigued and scared. One week in paradise might bring them closer—or be their ultimate undoing.

Warning: This story contains graphic language, a touch of voyeurism, anal sex, and husband-and-wife lovin’ in lots of sinful positions. Have your significant other handy!

He’s a workaholic and she’s fed up. She wants her marriage to work. And he? Well, Chloe’s not sure what he wants. When Merrick realizes he’s close to losing Chloe, he decides he’s not taking no, he’s Taking Chloe.

Ms. Rainey writes a steamy novella, no doubt. Her characters are rich with life and human qualities that draw the reader into the story. The scenes are vibrant and filled with passion. The writing style flows well, hooking the reader from page one until the very end.

You want Chloe and Merrick to figure out their problems and solve them, with some hot sex along the way. Even as things seem to be falling apart, the reader can feel the love and devotion between them. You can identify with the couple as well. We all go through times in our lives where we know what needs to be done, but we aren’t strong enough – due to fear – to do it. It’s how Chloe and Merrick deal that draws the reader’s respect.

As for the love scenes… Whew! You can feel the trust between Chloe and Merrick. They may not be a stable couple, but they always loved and respected each other. Ms. Rainey writes the acts of love in a poignant way that’s touching and heartfelt.

If you want a great read that will stay with you long after the novella closes, you want Taking Chloe. I give this novella 5 cherries.

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