Title: Special Operations, Book 2: Tattooed and Taken
Author: Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Characters: Robby Harrison, Wren Crivello
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance, Series
Deputy Robby Harrison wanted Wren Crivello from the moment they met, but no matter how hard he tries, Wren seems to only want to be friends. When Robby gets fired from his job by his brother, he suddenly realizes he’s chasing after a lost cause. In a fit of anger and depression, Robby ties one on at the local bar, only to wake the next morning in bed with a naked woman. Totally freaked out, Robby runs only to end up in the arms of the very man he was trying to forget.
Warned away from Robby six months ago, Wren tried to let things take their natural course. When Robby arrives home after being missing for hours, Wren loses the tight grip he had on his control. What follows is a wild ride that neither of them have any desire to stop.
When the dust settles, Wren is overjoyed that Robby is finally his. But someone else thinks that Robby belongs to them and they will do anything, including threaten Robby’s family, to keep Wren and Robby apart. The marine motto is “When everyone runs from danger, marines run towards it,” and Wren has every intention of facing the danger head-on. He just has to keep Robby alive long enough to discover who is after him and why.
It was raining and very chilly outside, so I was in the mood for an erotic and easy read to pass the time away and Tattooed and Taken was a perfect choice to keep me warm on this cold winter’s night.
Tattooed and Taken takes place six months after Robby and Wren met in the first book, John Henry’s Handsome Charlie. Robby believes he’s been officially put into the ‘friend’ zone with Wren and Wren believes he’s doing the right thing by keeping his desire and love a secret from Robby. He thinks he’ll eventually woo him over and in time Robby will come to love him.
When Robby is fired by his brother the Sheriff, he decides to drink away his shock and grief. When he wakes up in a situation that he can’t remember, he goes home and takes solace in Wren’s arm. (After some very passionate bickering between them) But Robby soon finds out that there’s a lot going on more than he realized and that he’s being stalked. Not only his life in danger, but everyone he loves could be hurt if they don’t find out who has a vendetta against him. But, Wren has got Robby’s back and together they are determined to find out who is putting Robby’s life in jeopardy.
As the first book, Tattooed and Taken is very fast-paced and it immediately swept me up into the storyline of these two men. I liked how they genuinely seemed to like each other. Plus, the attraction they have between each other was both sexy and sizzling hot. The only reason why this book did not rate higher is because some of the miscommunication between all of the characters and there were a few things that I thought was a tad over the top for a contemporary story. But, I still really liked this book and I know fans of Ms. Glenn’s will also enjoy it as much as I did.
Tattooed and Taken is the second book in the Special Operations series. It could be read as a stand-alone book, but I highly recommend reading the stories in series order. There is a strong camaraderie and friendship between all of the characters and it’s good to watch were it all began.
The Special Operations books in series order are:
John Henry’s Beautiful Charlie
Tattooed and Taken
Reviewed By: Gabbi