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About the Author

Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author of 15 historical romances, including The Highlander Trilogy with St. Martin's Press and her popular American Heiress series with Avon/Harper Collins. She also writes contemporary mainstream fiction under the pseudonym E.V. Mitchell, and her most recent release THE COLOR OF HEAVEN was an Amazon bestseller. She is a three-time RITA finalist, and has won numerous awards, including the Booksellers' Best Award, the Book Buyers Best Award, and a Reviewers' Choice Award from Romantic Times for Best Regency Historical of 2005. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and daughter, and is a dedicated member of Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada.

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  • File Size: 4542 KB
  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Julianne MacLean (June 13, 2011)
  • Publication Date: June 13, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055UIYBM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,848 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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USA Today Bestselling author, Julianne MacLean came to the romance genre after completing a degree in English literature from the University of King's College in Nova Scotia. She fell in love with some of the classic romances - Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice - and after a brief stint as a federal government auditor, decided to try her hand at becoming a modern day romance writer.

She is a three time Rita Finalist and winner of numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers Choice Award, the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the Greater Detroit Romance Writers Booksellers' Best Award, and has sold over 1.2 million books in North America alone.

She is a devoted wife and mother, and loves to travel. She has lived in New Zealand and Ottawa, and is now settled happily in Nova Scotia, while working on her latest book.

Please visit her website for more information and be sure to sign up for her mailing list to stay informed about new releases, and to be included in her monthly giveaway of an autographed book. http://www.juliannemaclean.com

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By SRPR on June 28, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
This makes for great summer reading! I love Truman, the cowboy hero of the story. The way he moves and walks and talks. He is super sexy. The chemistry between the couple is thick as June bugs in summer. ;) Her crazy experiences and modern vision make for clever writing. Her 2011 voice and thoughts are a fun contrast to the Wild West.

This is a super fun, super hot book! I highly recommend.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By The book lady VINE VOICE on November 16, 2011
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Jessica never knew what hit her when she was suddenly tossed back to 1881 Dodge City Kansas. Suddenly, she is being tossed in jail for a crime she didn't commit and there is something about that sexy Sheriff, Truman, that makes her not mind the bars quite so much.

I really liked the plot of this book, not saying that it isn't clichéd at times and often predictable, but I liked how it moved so quickly and not a moment of the plot was boring. If this was a movie it would be moving so fast you would miss something if you took a potty break. Now as much as I liked that, this writing style really made the characters suffer. Neither Jessica or Truman are very deep and other than their physical attraction I don't honestly know why they love each other. Don't get me wrong, they are both very likable characters but there is just no depth to them. Even when Truman is trying to tow that standard romance line of not wanting love, only wanting sex, it only lasts for about 4 sentences. Towards the end when they are inevitably separated, a scene that should have been moving, dramatic and heart wrenching, but instead the author leaves the the scene out all together. Even at the very end when the inevitable bun shows up in the over, Truman doesn't even seem to care, he just acknowledges that he is going to be a father one of these days and that's that.

If you are looking for a lighter book this is for you, but as much as I liked Truman and Jessica I want more than congeniality in my characters. But because of the enjoyable plot, likable, if thin, characters and the humor I give this:

3 stars.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By M. Dana on June 21, 2011
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I always loved the author, but this is my favorite book of hers so far. The perfect fun and sexy read. This should definitely be in your beach bag this summer!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 20, 2011
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After reading Ms. Maclean's "Captured by the Highlander" book, I was eager for more of her storytelling and purchased "Taken by the Cowboy." I hate to write bad reviews, but was very disappointed that this book didn't measure up to the previous one mentioned. Writing style was awkward and love scenes seemed forced and dispassionate. The main male character seemed too much like a John Wayne caricature rather than a "real" person. Several times I considered just closing the book and quitting. The ending of the story was the saving grace with a neat little twist at the end, making up for some of the disappointment. I have a hard time understanding why this book was rated so high and even with the low price, I honestly would consider this book not worth the money. If you haven't read Captured by the Highlander, buy that one instead. It was an enjoyable, well-written romance.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Luvthatbook on March 4, 2013
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I really wanted to like this book but it had more plot holes than I could accept. The time travel was hokey enough but when the author decided to (SPOILER ALERT) sum it up with reincarnation I couldn't wait to delete the book from my library.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Sara Hubbard on July 10, 2011
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What a fun book! Time travel, stilettos, and a hunky hero from the Wild, Wild West. I really wish there were more books like this out there right now.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michelle on November 21, 2011
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This book drew me in from the first page! I haven't read a lot of time travel romance books but now I'm thinking maybe I should put more on my list! First we meet Jessica Deaney. She is a modern day woman who is in the middle of dealing with her own grief and loss when she is in a car accident and the impossible happens....she is catapulted back in time. She finds herself in the wild west. 1800's style!!
This is where her adventure begins. She meets sheriff Wade Truman under circumstances that are less then ideal. It seems she has taken on the name Junebug Jess and within hours of her arriving, she has the reputation of a rough and rowdy gunslinger. Truman is one smokin HOT lawman! ' He has a certain cowboy charm that would make any modern day woman swoon. He seem to be dangerous, mysterious and ohh soo sensual!
Truman and Jess both feel a connection to each other. And before you know it, they set the pages ablaze with their unstoppable passion. *winks*
This was truly a fun and entertaining read for me. I absolutely love Truman and Jessica. I loved watching their attraction and trust grow throughout the book. Jessica is a bit unusual in Truman's eyes. And he knows that she is keeping something from him. But he feels a fierce protectiveness towards her and finds himself doing everything he can to keep her out of harms way. Truman is hard around the edges and Jessica knows he doesn't want to get too close. But she can see the soft, caring and loving side of him and she can't seem to put out the fire that burns for him.
If you like time travel themed books, then this is a great book to pick up!! It's a branding hot read with an incredibly scorching hot Hero ;) It's fun and entertaining and it will keep you flipping the pages until there are no more left!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book!!
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