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Wrong Way Home: Taken

Criminal Delights, Book 1
Narrated by: Wyatt Baker
Series: Criminal Delights, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One wrong turn. One right man.

Colin. Rule-follower. Future doctor. Witness to murder. Captive.

Taron. Survivalist. Mute. Murderer. Captor.

Like every other weekend, Colin is on his way home from university, but he’s taunted by the notion that he never takes risks in life and always follows the beaten path. On impulse, he decides to take a different route. Just this one time. What he doesn’t realize is that it’s the last time he has a choice.

He ends up taking a detour into the darkest pit of horror, abducted by a silent, imposing man with a blood-stained axe. But what seems like his worst nightmare might just prove to be a path to the kind of freedom Colin never knew existed.

Taron has lived alone for years. His land, his rules. He’d given up on company long ago. After all, attachment is a liability. He deals with his problems on his own, but the night he needs to dispose of an enemy, he ends up with a witness to his crime.

The last thing Taron needs is a nuisance of a captive. Colin doesn’t deserve death for setting foot on Taron’s land, but keeping him isn’t optimal either. It’s only when he finds out the city boy is gay that an altogether different option arises. One that isn’t right, yet tempts him every time Colin’s pretty eyes glare at him from the cage.

Warning:or adult readers who enjoy stories where lines between right and wrong get blurry. High heat, twisted and tantalizing, not for the fainthearted.

©2019 Acerbi & Villani Ltd. (P)2019 Acerbi & Villani Ltd.

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Just go with it

This book was good so long as you can embrace Stalkhome syndrome as a happy ending. Which was fine with me. It reminded me of the romance novels my mom used to read. You know the ones where the woman is taken against her will yet still falls madly in love with her abductor. The writing was good and the "now day" twist made it more relevant. The ending took a twist I was not expecting, so it will be interesting to see where the next book goes.

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  • Love222
  • NJ, United States
  • 05-20-19

Not an easy listen

More of a 3.5. This one was a little off my usual but it's pretty well written, you just kind of have to suspend reality and go with it. It starts off a bit slow and was personally hard for me to get into the narration didn't really make it easier for me but if you like darker stories this one is definitely for you.

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wow

this was dark and sexy and the narrator did a good job capturing both of those things. very good story and very good narrator. i am excited to hear more from both of these people.

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wow

This is a new author for me so I was not sure what to expect. On top of that, I have not read or listened to a good killer story in years.
This story is not for the faint of heart and is seriously twisted. ( think stock home syndrome with this one.)
This story definitely kept me on my toes. The author did a great job with the characters and their development thru out the book. The Narrator can I just say did an amazing job with these two characters. This is the first book I listened to where some was death and I love the way the narrator took him on and did such an amazing job with this.

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Riveting and dark

I found myself thoroughly enjoying this audio from the Criminal Delights series. The plot was not for the faint of heart, and sickeningly twisted. It was a deep and dark departure from my normal reads, but well worth it. Merikan is a new to me author and really delighted in the author's writing style. The characters were fascinating and with the narration, Baker has brought the characters to life. Heart pounding, dark, and altogether masterful, this story is one not to be missed.

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Definitely different!

This story was not a surprise for me, given earlier books I had read by this author. It was dark but very interesting. I liked both of the characters and found the story enjoyable. The ending was appropriate for the storyline and I recommend. It is different to the average m/m book.

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twisted but i liked it

This is the second audio I have listened to by the author and narrator and I did like it a bit more than the first book of theirs.
This book is definitely not going to be for everyone. I think the thing i liked the most was all the layers the two MCs, Colin and Taron had.
The narrator, Wyatt Baker was more enjoyable this time around but again I think it is because I liked this story more than the other one.

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I enjoyed it

I enjoyed the story very much and listened to the entire book in 2 days, because I couldn't put it down. I liked both characters, Tarron with his quirky ways and Colin, with his compassion. They made a good couple.... eventually. I liked the ending of this story and looking forward to next book in the Criminal Delights series. I think narrator did a good job overall, I had a bit of an issue with his narration in the beginning of the book, but after several chapters, he got more into it and his emotions and voices better fit the story and characters. I recommend this book for readers who don't mind a little bit of dark with their romance.

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twisted and satisfying

Wrong Way Home: Taken by  K.A. Merikan is the first book in The Criminal Delights series. It has dark and twisted themes, with lots of heat and even romance. I found the characters of Taron and Colin interesting and they definitely kept my attention with their interactions and inner dialogue. I cant wait to see what the other books inseries will hold for me.


Narrated by Wyatt Baker, who does a fantastic job bringing this tantalizing tale to audiobook. It was easy to get into the mood of the story.

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One of my guillty pleasure!!!

Loved the narration on this one. The love and hate relationship of both characters was great.

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 05-18-19

Gritty listening

It's dark, it gritty, it amazing I really enjoy dark books I can never get enough, how can. mute man become a killer, it drew me into this book very quickly and kept me waiting to see what would happen next. I do enjoy these ladies books a lot, this has to be up in one of my favourites, Wyatt Baker voice was a true fit for this story he owned the story and characters, truly outstanding. One I will be listening to again. Definitely recommended if you like gritty books.

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  • Thais Dematte
  • 04-15-19

Best audiobook 2019 so far!

Audio: 5 stars
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Heat Level: smoking hooooot
HEA? HELL YEAH

Review added:
I was hyping this book since the day I lay my eyes on it. That said, I was afraid I woudn't like because of it. To much expectations, you know? But - thank goodness - I was wrong. This was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

So, like the most, I was skeptical about the mute MC. I couldn't see how it would work. But it did, K.A Merikan did an amazing job. When the story begins, you feel the emotions through Collin's eyes. And man, I was scared when the axed killer appeared. And he didn't talk! He look like some animal (a bear actually) and I couldn't see him as a person, neither did Colin. And that terrify me. I kept thinking How the hell would this work? He is an animal, not a human being!

The more time passed, more confused I got about Taron's intentions. I mean, he killed a guy, why not killed Collin? And boy, I was antsy as shit. LoL The revelations about Taron's intentions was explored slowly, but not the boring way, the good way. It was real, nothing rushed. Collin was a great MC too, even conflicted about his abductor, he never stops thinking about leaving. Which was only natural. I mean, you are held prisoner, beaten and treated poorly, even though was good moments, why would you stay without your freedom?

And, well, I love cats and I love them more than most humans. Taron love cats more than humans, so... Can you hate a guy who risk his life to save a kitty?! I can't, sorry. LoL Collin can't too and I end up relating so much with him, it was hard. I was conflicted as he was.

As you can see, K.A. Merikan did an amazing job writing this book. I could immerse deeply into the story, the characters. And they connect so well *sighs*. Also, this is a showing not a telling one, which I appreciate thank you very much.

Oh, this isn't much dark (I think?), at least not for me. The romance itself crashed the dark themes with an axe (see what I did there?). I mean, it was dark, but nothing psychological with lots of angst and humiliation, that kind of stuff. I guess the MC's choices was less than moral, that's the darkest parts in my humble opinion. But hey, I love cat's and I can't blame Taron or Collin for making them!

Taron is the sweetest killer in the world \o/

PS: Wyatt Baker sexy voice was a sweet addition to this beautiful book <3