- Paperback: 230 pages
- Publisher: Entangled Publishing (March 13, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1682814556
- ISBN-13: 978-1682814550
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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- Book two (coming soon)
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Top Customer Reviews
This is the start of a new series by Ms. London and this book a crossover of sorts with her fabulous 'Behind The Bar' series. This book stands alone so you do not have to read those first. That said, if you HAVE read the BTB series, the cameos by Gracie and Libby will be that much sweeter. This book has a beautiful balance of really a well-written personal connection and lots of heat – a balance that Ms. London excels at. This book is a great way to kick off the Scandalous Wentworth series.
Although Emmaline wasn't a huge part of The Rules According to Gracie, she was an important part of that story, and ever since we met her, I was hoping that Emmaline would get her happily ever after. To be honest, for a portion of this book, although the story line was excellent and I really loved Emmaline, I wasn't sure what my feelings for Parker were. I wasn't comfortable with how easily Emmaline gave in to him every time he pulled a 'bossy jerk' kind of move (the Mark thing would have been a much much bigger deal to me than it was to her). But I also know that Ms. London has a way of making everything better so I stuck with it and was SO proud of Emmaline when she finally stood up to him and wiped the word 'pushover' off of her forehead. I loved that she was prepared to stand her ground, no matter what doing so cost her. She had worked so hard to get where she was that the idea of her being bulldozed by another man bothered me. But in the end, she did stand up for herself and that was a big deal to me.
Parker. Oh, Parker. I liked Parker. I really did. He was a pompous but totally oblivious bully at times, and for a while I didn't think he was the kind of person I wanted to see sweet Emmaline end up with, but after she gave him a shove off of his high horse and he found himself adrift with only his ego to keep him afloat, he figured it all out and totally redeemed himself. I loved his final interaction with his family - especially Sydney (and what I hope is foreshadowing for a book for her!) - and the fact that he swallowed his (understandable) anger to mend fences. His 'big gesture' to Emmaline wasn't huge or so over the top that it was ridiculous, but it was absolutely perfect for them and it showed far more personal growth on his part than any other grand gesture (a public announcement or actually picking her for the award, etc) would have. The ending was just right for these two. And that epilogue? I absolutely *loved* the epilogue.
Once again Stefanie London has written a book that made me laugh, tear up, get angry (on a Emmaline's behalf), and also curled my toes. This is why she is one of the top five authors on my must-read list. I am very much looking forward to the rest of the books in this series.
I requested and was graciously granted an ARC of this book via NetGalley. I was under no obligation to write this review or to pre-order the book. I did both of these things because I thought it was a great story from a great author.
Emmaline is striding out, not crawling out, from the disaster of a marriage to a controlling jerk who never valued her at all. She has a job she loves, and the need to step beyond that old never takes a risk personality. A delicious one night with an amazing man soon shows her that she’s got more to give to herself and to a special man than she ever expected. A definite confidence boost – right up until she discovers that her sexy stranger is indeed the top boss of the company she’s just found a new purpose with.
Parker has returned home to take over control of the company he always wanted to lead, now he has to practically rebuild it thanks to his father’s foolish actions. It will be a challenge, one where he’ll need all of his wits about him, plus reaching out to his siblings for support in rebuilding a company reputation that’s been badly tarnished His one night with an amazing woman shouldn’t still be on his mind – especially when he discovers that she works for the company. It’s bad timing all around, but he cannot let Emmaline get away from him for she just might be the best part of coming home again.
If you’re in the mood for a really good romance with touches of mystery, and you love getting in on the beginning of a new series then Taken By The CEO is one story that you’ll want to add to your reading list. It’s simply a sexy, fun romance – with characters who will stick with you and have you wishing for more at the end.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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