Taken by the CEO by Stefanie London – Review by Layna

Taken by the CEO

by Stefanie London
The Scandalous Wentworths #1
Publication Date: March 13, 2017
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?




When I started reading Taken by the CEO, I was in a rut of book reading. Nothing was catching my interest and nothing felt like it was worth finishing. That is, until I starting reading this story. I’m so glad I read this because it immediately grabbed my attention and didn’t let go until the very end. I loved it! This was just the book I needed. It was entertaining and there was never a dull moment.

Emmaline is a recent divorcee and is rediscovering herself. She decides to give casual sex a try, something that she never has done before. She pretends to be confident and sexy but in the end she realizes she wasn’t acting, she just needed to find the right person to bring out the best in her. Unfortunately Parker is the CEO of the company that she works for. Something tells me that sleeping with your boss isn’t a good idea. But does that stop Emmaline? No. Of course not. Who could resist Parker’s good looks and dominating personality? Not Emmaline, and not for lack of trying.

Taken by the CEO is the perfect story to read because it has the right amount of everything you could ever look for in a romance novel. Sexy scenes combined with romance so sweet it could give you cavities, all while having a well rounded plot. You won’t be disappointed with this HEA ending!







Emmaline swallowed, her pulse fluttering with anticipation. “That was kind of you to send them all home.”

“Kind?” His lips lifted, a wicked smile appearing and sending her mind into a spin. “It was downright selfish.”


“How else am I going to tempt you into making bad decisions unless we’re alone?” His voice was husky, teasing.

Well, that answered her question from earlier. “Didn’t I say that I wasn’t interested?”

His confidence annoyed her. Never mind that his words were whipping her into a frenzy. How was it possible that the one thing she kept telling herself to avoid was the very thing that got her heart racing like a thoroughbred? His assumptions should have been a turnoff.

But they were the total opposite.

“You did.” His hands came to the silk knotted at his neck. “But then you walked into my office wearing those shoes.”

Emmaline shifted her weight. “I like pretty shoes.”

“I like them, too.” He pulled the tie loose.

The deep crimson silk gleamed. He didn’t wear fancily decorated ties like a lot of other men in the office—this wasn’t an accessory that chased trends, that sought to be head of the fashion pack. Like Parker, there was an elegance and power in its lack of bells and whistles.

“What if I didn’t wear them for you?” Her mouth was suddenly dry as thunderclouds passed over his face, but the urge to bait him tugged at her. She would never have spoken to her ex like this, would never have needled at him to chase her, to hunt her. “I might have a hot date after we finish up.”

Satisfaction coiled inside her as he stalked across the office, tie in hand. Two could play at his game.

“You won’t have a date,” he said.

“And why is that?” she asked, folding her arms across her chest. She wanted him, there was no doubt about that, but that didn’t mean she’d let him push her around and tell her what she could and couldn’t do.

No one controls you anymore.

“Because you won’t be able to walk properly after we’re finished.” He was in front of her, trapping her between his broad chest and the expensive office door. She couldn’t take her eyes off the tie, that red—so rich and bold, like blood. “You’re not leaving this office until your knees have given out.”

“Then how will I leave if I can’t walk?” she asked tartly, because that was the only way she could respond without melting at his feet.

“I’ll throw you over my shoulder if I have to.”

There was something seriously wrong with her. This caveman talk should have fired off every warning signal in her body. It should have made her recoil, reconsider her desires. It should have made her want to kick off those ridiculous heels and run out of his office as fast as she could.


But it didn’t.


USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance with humour, heat and heart. Also llamas.

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.

To get a FREE copy of A Kiss in Kite Harbor, go here:http://stefanie-london.com/newsletter/

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