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?
Fun, Steamy, and Heartwarming
Taken by the CEO by Stefanie London is book number one of The Scandalous Wentworths. This is Emmaline Greene and Parker Wentworth's story.
Emmaline always does what everyone wants her to do. Not anymore! She meets this guy and ends up having a one night fling and she told him her name was Sarah. Oh well, she won't ever see him again! Wrong! He is her new boss! Yikes!
Parker has just taken over as CEO of his family's business. He doesn't do relationships but will do no strings one night stands. Right now, his focus needs to be on restoring his family business' reputation. I wonder how that works for him since he slept with one of his employees before his first day as CEO. To be fair to Parker he didn't know that she was one of his employees. Parker's first day at work was an interesting day and so was Emmaline's! Isn't that how everything works. The one time you do something risky it back fires on you.
This story has humor, passion, chemistry, and a heartwarming story. For Parker to be a no strings one night stand kind of guy he sure was a romantic and loving guy. I fell in love with Parker and Emmaline's characters. I enjoyed their story.
FYI, contains mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Stefanie London (Author)
2 strong people, taboo love
Two people with a skewed view on love. One was cheated on, one seen his family torn apart by cheating and lies. So a one night stand is the solution, right? That is until you realize your one night stand is your boss and you both want more.
Emmaline and Parker's story was a good read that takes us through the thought process of sleeping with your boss, the potential fall out and the heartbreak of family's being torn apart. The emotions of Parker are very well done and his pain is heartbreaking. Emmaline is breaking away from her old personality and working to achieve on her own merit. She's a strong person and very deep character. Both make this book a perfect, enjoyable read.
TAKEN BY THE CEO
4 1/2 STARS
Such a fun read! A sexy take on a forbidden office romance leaves us rooting for a happy ending ... and enjoying the heat along the way!
Emmaline Greene is trying to move forward in her life and leave an unhappy past behind, so she sets out to be more fun, flirty and confident! When she meets a guy she wants to have a little fun with, she decides to try out her new mantra and tells him her name is Sarah. He's just going to be a one-night stand, so what does it hurt right?
Parker Wentworth is taking on a big headache as he takes over as CEO for his family business. He needs to improve their numbers, rally their staff and try to overcome the laughingstock his father made of their reputation. Imagine his surprise when he walks in on his first day and sees his one night stand Sarah standing among his employees ... only they are calling her Emmaline!