Kelli Maine – Give and Take Series Reading Order

by Maryse on September 20, 2012 · 12 comments

in Reading Order Guide:

Here’s one that I enjoyed! To celebrate it’s recent sign-on with a big publisher (and an upcoming new book release) I thought I’d put up the reading order guide, and some tidbits about the series! I read book #1 (my review here) and it’s follow up novella a month or so ago and really enjoyed the angsty tension! And so many of you agreed!

Dawn: Just finished both books. Only bought them yesterday but couldn’t put them down. Can’t wait for Taken By Storm and Given.

Takisha: Bought taken yesterday at around 7p was done at 230am….loved it…and the No take backs (taken novella) has me on the edge….i can not wait for Given!!!!!!!

Brae: Both books were simply delicious! The ending made me scream for more…I actually scared my doggy Java! Loved loved loved it…can’t wait for book three!

About book #1:

You steal me away to a deserted island, to the one place I’ve dreamed of being—the one place I can’t go.

You’re used to buying whatever you want, but you can’t buy me…how do I resist the magnetism of your body, the longing ache deep inside me? I want you to take me—on my terms.

Every attempt you make to love me only hurts me. How can we go on like this?
This is the story of how I was TAKEN.


A quick snippet about what’s coming next in the series:

“There are going to be several novels and novellas in the series. Taken By Storm will be next and hopefully out before the end of the year. Given will be next summer…  I post snips on my blog on Sundays and Tuesdays for Taken By Storm, so keep an eye out for those! ;)

AND!! here’s some great news!! Kelli Maine (author of this series) has just posted this! Congratulations Kelli!!!

“BIG BIG NEWS!!! Taken sold to Grand Central Forever!”

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Shan September 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I LOVED LOVED LOVED!!! Taken. I had to question my own sanity when I found myself thinking that what Merrick did wasn’t really that bad…I loved the point of view in which the story was told and I can’t help but admit that no matter how ‘wrong’ the situation was the ending was absolutely perfect! Kelli, you did good girl ;)

Dawn September 21, 2012 at 3:47 AM

OMG!! You put me in this and I’m up at the top!! I love you!! This is my first claim to fame!!! :-D

Maryse September 21, 2012 at 4:20 AM

Lol, Dawn!! *hug* that made me giggle for real!

Maryse September 21, 2012 at 4:39 AM

Shan, I know! My mind was very upset with my heart! Haha!

Annie M September 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM

So glad you liked this and that it’s taking off for Kelli!! She’s uber talented and I’m glad the world is discovering her! :) I’ll keep an eye out for more Indie reads for you and send them your way!

Kim September 21, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I have just added these to my “wish” list on my Kindle. Hmmm, I don’t think I will get any sleep this weekend :)

Nikki Eddy November 28, 2012 at 12:09 PM

About to start this series, but WOW the reviews are sooo mixed on Nook reviews. More people (56) gave it a 1-star than the 45 that gave it 5 stars. So mixed.

Maryse November 28, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Hi Nikki! I know, I saw that and was initially surprised (just because of how much I personally liked it). It does appear many perceived this book differently.

I honestly really enjoyed this one, connected to the characters and felt her dilemma. Of course he makes many mistakes so possibly that might have turned some off? Also I heard that some struggled with the unusual writing style/POV, but I had previously read another one that had a similar writing style and enjoyed it, so this one didn’t surprise me. :)

Adriana Howard January 6, 2013 at 9:53 AM

I really liked the give and take series, please let me know of any news about the books.

Adriana Howard

Adriana January 6, 2013 at 9:58 AM

I really liked the Give and Take book series, I just hate waiting for the rest of the books to be released. Please let me know any news about the series.

asees March 9, 2013 at 3:13 PM


can you please tell me where i could buy the second book in the series in paperback i have order the 1st at amazon thanks to your like but i can’t find anywhere for the second book i do have kobo on my mobile but i don’t have kindle so can u help me .


Vicki August 15, 2014 at 3:38 PM

How many actual books are there and how many ebooks? I have the first one Taken and didn’t know if I need to be looking for a paperback petals ebook got the second one.

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