Review by Diane
Let me say I don’t necessarily rush to give 5 stars, but for Taken by the CEO by Stephanie London, I couldn’t hit that fifth star fast enough!!! I love well developed characters, spirited and sassy female leads, and hot and handsome, wanting to do the right thing corporate executives! This book filled all those needs for me!
Emmaline Greene has decided to throw her “mousey,” say all the right things, do all the right things personality to the wind and become a stronger, more confident individual; one that is not controlled or governed by another individual (as she was in her previous marriage). She wants to take more risks and not watch life “pass her by.” She loves her new job and is taking this new confidence to help her move up the corporate ladder. Parker Wentworth is the brand new CEO of the Wentworth family conglomerate, taking over for his father who has just retired. Elder Wentworth created a scandal that came to light some 5-7 years ago that has created “baggage” for Parker, along with his other siblings (which I presume will be a book unto themselves eventually); because of this, Parker is somewhat estranged from his family.
Through a chance meeting and not disclosing who they are, they end up having a one night (so they think) of heated passion and mind-blowing sex that leaves the hint of a blossoming romantic relationship. The next day their worlds collide when Parker, as the new CEO discovers that Emmaline really works for him in Human Resources. Suddenly, put those two in the same room and the heat and longing these two characters create is almost combustible!!! They try to stay away from one another because they feel to achieve their respective goals they have to, but they just can’t do it.
Ms. London has created beautifully flawed characters that I have fallen in love with!! Combine that with the right amount of sass on the part of Emmaline equal to Parker’s longing for something he doesn’t know he wants, unbelievable hot hot sex, and sweet sexy chemistry between the characters and you have a winner in my book. I’m starting to fall in love with the Wentworth family and can’t wait for the next sibling to have his/her book! Hope you are writing the next one in this series Ms. London because I can’t wait to read it!!!
This copy was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.