Taken By The CEO by Stefanie London
Series: The Scandalous Wentworths
Published by Entangled Publishing on March 13, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Taken by the CEO turned out to be a fun, flirty and sexy romance I just couldn’t put down.
Emmaline is in the process of getting a new life. After a failed marriage to a cheating scumbag who only wanted a trophy wife to be a good host and a great cook, she desperately needs to feel useful. Now working in the HR department of a big retail oriented company she is feeling better by the day. The only thing missing is jumpstarting her dating life. Afraid to repeat past mistakes she wants to be a whole knew her, totally different from her former meek wife thing. That’s how she ends up giving the man-hunk she met while running at the park a fake name and a fake career.
Parker has enough things on his plate right now: not only is he starting as the new CEO for his family’s company, but he is back in his home country after years of distance from his family and his father’s scandal. A night of no-strings-fun with the sexy blond is just what he needs to let some team off.
Neither of them expected to have such a good time and still be thinking of each other the next day. Much less meet at the company’s breakfast when they realize Emmaline is Parker’s employee. When their chemistry proves too much to ignore they embark on pseudo-relationship, but with both of them worried about the rumors along with their personal issues their future is doomed. Or is it?
I really liked Emmaline. While she was a bit insecure at first I loved that because of her relationship with Parker, she regained some of her confidence as a woman. She was a hard worker, sweet and funny and an all-around nice girl.
Parker wanted nothing more than to be different from his father. Uncompromising with his values and morals, he was a bit controlling, a lot demanding and a total workaholic. At least at first, but spending time with Emmaline started to mellow him and showed him what he was missing and pushing away.
“A restless itch developed in his palms, and it would only be sated when he grabbed fistfuls of her hair and her ass.”
I appreciated how the cheating issue was tackled in Taken by the CEO (not our couple, so relax, it’s the dad) and the family dynamics was really interesting. I’m really looking forward to reading the other Wentworth siblings’ stories.
Engaging, fun, sweet and with some really hot shenanigans going on this was a really good read.
Rating: 4 “It’s all about the shoes” Stars
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