Review: Taking Connor by BN Toler

Taking ConnorTitle: Taking Connor
Author: BN Toler 
Rating: ★★★★★
Genre: Contemporary Romance


There’s a stereotype for how a convicted felon appears to the public. Connor Stevens fit that bill. His reputation preceded him. With a hard body and vivid tattoos dispersed across his flesh, he certainly drew the judgmental eyes of conservative tight-asses. Even I had those same thoughts…regardless of how highly Blake spoke of him. But those opinions were about to be challenged. I’d promised to pick Connor up from prison—where he’d served eight years for manslaughter. When Blake passed away, I had every intention of honoring our agreement. Taking Connor home would be my ultimate show of gratitude. Blake never disclosed why Connor killed a man, and I never had the guts to ask. Ever daunted, and against my better judgment, I soon grew to feel close to Connor, in spite of how perverse it was. Still, I vowed to brush off those feelings at all costs. At least I thought I would. Until all hell broke loose… Diving head-first, I relished in the time spent in Connor’s damnation. But when he was thrust into hell, it didn’t matter how wrong it was to love him. It was immaterial what he’d done…or why. I came out swinging and clawing, and submerged into the inferno with him, refusing to leave until we both walked out hand in hand. My instinct was to fight. Connor wouldn’t burn alone. I would save him. Or turn to ash right beside him.



This author is a new to me author, and Taking Connor will not be the last book I read by this author.

From Ch 1. I was hooked. We start off with Demi, on her way to pick up Connor Stevens, who is a convicted felon. Demi is on her way to pick him up from prison. Where he was serving time for manslaughter. She doesn’t know the circumstances for why he was there, just that he was serving time. Demi didn’t have a choice but to pick this man up, being her late husbands cousin. He assured her he was a good man, and gave her strict instructions to follow through with. Demi couldn’t deny her husbands last wishes. So there she is. Waiting outside the prison to pick up a man she has never met, let alone know anything about him.

Connor Stevens, is your typical felon. Muscled, tattooed, filled out with muscles galore from working out in prison. He is literally the meaning of bad boy 😉 . Or at least that is how the public perceives him. Connor is anything but your average criminal. He is the sweetest guy alive. With Demi, and Blake, his cousin and Demi’s late husband, having everything lined up for him upon his release, made things a little easier. However it’s never easy adjusting to a new life. That’s exactly what this was. A fresh start. He now had a garage in the back of Demi’s house to set up a mechanic shop, with an apartment above it. He was ready to start his business.

What neither of them counted on, was their feelings for one another. No matter how wrong they felt due to him being Blake’s cousin, they felt so good. Demit wanted to follow through with her feelings for Connor, but she was scared. She hasn’t been with a man since her husband, and she isn’t sure she knows how. Connor is the perfect gentlemen every step of the way. Even when the unthinkable happens, and Demi finds herself in quite a predicament, and she might be looking at going away herself; Connor won’t let that happen.  He will do anything to keep her out of harms way. Even if that means taking the fall for what is to come.

I was enraptured by this book. I could not put it down. The chemistry between Demi and Connor was off the charts. I could not wait for them to find each other and give into what was meant to be. This author seriously knows how to write the story where you are captivated, and completely lose grip on what is happening around you. I finished this book in one reading, yes I was up until 3 am, but it was so worth it. 5 STARS, HIGHLY RECOMMEND


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