Taken by the CEO
by Stefanie London
The Scandalous Wentworths #1
Publication Date: March 13, 2017
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Length: 287 Pages
Genres: Adult, Entangled: indulgence, Contemporary, Romance
It was only supposed to be a little white lie. When Emmaline Greene pretends to be Sarah, the confident, sexy woman she wishes she could be, she figures no harm, no foul. Her one-night stand will never find out. Wrong. The gorgeous guy she slept with isn’t just amazing in bed…he’s also her new boss.
Parker Wentworth has a lot to prove. He’s just been appointed CEO of his family’s company and is tasked with repairing its scandalous reputation. He can’t afford any distractions or complications. Too bad the attractive blonde he takes to bed turns out to be both. So why can’t he forget the incredible night they spent together and move on?
And why does he have this need to know the real Emmaline?
Could you think of a more awkward situation, than to have a one night stand only to find out the next day that he’s your new boss? I’m not sure I could. But that’s what happens in this book.
This book follows the story of Emmaline and Parker: two strangers who, under the assumption that they’ll never see each other again, spend one amazing night together. Both of these characters have their reasons for wanting to limit the amount of trusting relationships in their lives; the problem is, neither one of them can forget the other. After they discover they are actually boss and employee Parker wants nothing more than to keep a friends with benefits relationship, while Emmaline just wants to move on and enjoy life on her own. Throughout the book we follow the journey they make together, and watch their decisions play out to see if together they can overcome their past hurts. It’s always fun to see how one single person can change your whole way of thinking.
I was a pretty big fan of the last Stefanie London book that I read, so when I saw the opportunity to read and review this one I jumped on it. And she did not let me down! This is a tale with a common theme of office romance, combined with some interesting aspects thrown in to make it unique. Both of these characters have issues with cheating, due to experiences earlier in their past, that lead them to not want a relationship or anything steady happening between them. But neither one of them can really forget the spectacular night they spent together and that keeps drawing them back together. Both of these characters are realistic, and relatable to the point where the The reader just can’t help but root for these two. As a woman I can totally understand the position that Emmaline is in, even if I’ve never had to deal with her particular situation before. The author paints a great picture of the struggle emotionally that she has had to go through with her divorce and gives the reader a great understanding as to why she constantly second-guess Parker’s intentions with her. Same thing with Parker; we get a great visual of the pain and frustration he went through earlier in his life, and realize why he isn’t so eager to start a relationship that would involve him trusting another person. If you like a little office/forbidden to your romance, you will really enjoy this one!
ABOUT STEFANIE LONDON
Originally from Melbourne, Australia Stefanie now lives in Toronto, Canada with her wonderful husband. She loves to read, collect lipsticks, watch zombie movies and drink coffee.
Her bestselling book, Pretend It’s Love, is a 2016 Romantic Book of the Year finalist with the Romance Writers of Australia.
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