Wrong Way Home

Criminal Delights - Taken

by K.A. Merikan

Wrong Way Home - K.A. Merikan - Criminal Delights: Taken
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--- 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.


When Taron looped the heavy metal collar around the slender neck and closed the padlock, his body throbbed with the excitement of knowing he owned this boy.

Was it wrong? Yes, yes it was.

Was it so, so good? Definitely.”



Themes: prepping, alternative lifestyles, disability, crime, loneliness, enemies to lovers, forced proximity, fish out of water, opposites attract, abduction, Stockholm syndrome, family issues

Genre: Dark, thriller M/M romance

Erotic content: Scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes

Length: ~ 70,000 words (Standalone)


This book is part of CRIMINAL DELIGHTS. Each novel can be read as a standalone and will contain a dark M/M romance.

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

This story contains scenes of explicit violence, offensive language, morally ambiguous characters.

This book is on:
  • 4 To Be Read lists
  • 1 Read list
Publisher: Independently Published
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Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Age Difference, Alpha Character, Antihero, Criminals & Outlaws, Enemies to Lovers, Lone Wolf, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Most Mindblowing Sex Ever, Opposites Attract, Sex Buddies Become Lovers, Slow Burning Love, Smartass Twinks, Trapped Together, Uncommunicative Masculinity
Word Count: 70000
Setting: West Virginia, small town, woods, cabin, USA
Languages Available: English, German, Italian
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters

Colin had never experimented with bondage either, eager to call the shots and leave as soon as he was done, but when he pulled on the rope with his wrists and couldn’t get out, his dick twitched in Taron’s hand. Taron’s low groan against the back of Colin’s head was reminiscent of a hungry bear, and the tickle of Taron’s wet beard rubbing his flesh only amplified every sensation.

Fuck, yet again. Turned out Colin really fucking liked beards.

About the Author

K.A. Merikan are a team of writers who try not to suck at adulting, with some success. Always eager to explore the murky waters of the weird and wonderful, K.A. Merikan don’t follow fixed formulas and want each of their books to be a surprise for those who choose to hop on for the ride.

K.A. Merikan have a few sweeter M/M romances as well, but they specialize in the dark, dirty, and dangerous side of M/M, full of bikers, bad boys, mafiosi, and scorching hot romance.

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