Monday, November 23, 2015

3 Star Book Review | Taken by Love by Sharon Kleve

TAKEN BY LOVE (Taken #1)
by Sharon Kleve
Published: March 18th, 2015
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Suspense
Provided by Author for Review, also provided via NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon
Arden Jones is a DEA agent and has seen and done it all. His transfer to a desk job is finally in reach. But, when his good friend is brutally murdered he must go after the cartel one more time while protecting the ones he loves.

Lucy Farris arranges flowers for a living, lives in a quaint house in the outskirts of Seattle, and has two adorable Siamese cats. The last thing she expects is to be kidnapped and used as bait to by the cartel to hunt the man she loves.

Arden Jones is a DEA Agent who is called in to help in the attack to take down a major Mexican cartel. The attack was a success, but there were survivors. Arden finds an SD card on his bed that contains photos of not only him but intimate picture of him with his girlfriend Lucy. With her now in danger, Arden takes drastic measures to protect her. But his enemies don't give up easily and Lucy will have to find her own inner strength to make it back to Arden.

In Taken by Love, Arden's work comes home with him and puts his girlfriend's life in danger. Lucy is a mild mannered woman who works in a flower shop. She worries a lot about Arden when he's out in the field, sometimes gone for days. Arden tries everything he can to protect her from the threat against her, but his enemies still manage to take her. I loved how this seemingly meek and fragile woman found the strength she needed to escape, even though she was scared out of her mind. This book shows the dangers that the loved ones of any law enforcement officer can end up facing. But I especially loved the romance between them. Most of the book is about Lucy's capture and escape, but the moments that Arden and Lucy do get are really sweet. I kind of wish that this book had been a longer full length novel. I would have loved to see some of the scenes more drawn out because there were times when I thought that the story progressed too fast. I'm hoping that the next book will be Ava and Tom's story. I'd love to know more about them.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.

Sharon is a multi-published author of paranormal and contemporary romance.

She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. Sharon gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.

One of her favorite things to do is pick-up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors inspired her.

When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.


Post a Comment

I love reading comments from my visitors - your thoughts on the post, questions you have for me, or just to say hi - all I ask is that you are respectful to me and anyone else who comments on the posts. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll consider sharing this post on your various social sites.

ATTENTION: Any award nominations and TAGS need to be posted to the comments of my About page from now on!

Copyright © 2015 Once Untold
| Distributed By Gooyaabi Templates