Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Romance Book Review: Red Garnier's Taken By Him

Author: Red Garnier
Series Connection: The Billionaire's Club
ISBN-13: 978-1466833456
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

Luke is shot while having sex with a stranger in his apartment. That's nothing new for him, Luke doesn't mind sharing his bed with a different woman every day and thinks it is his due especially with all his money. 

His friends convince him it is best for him to go away for a while, so the police can sort out who tried to kill him, so he goes to a beach resort and spends some time away from women and to spend some Luke time. 

Peyton is an executive who has worked her butt off and deserves a break. She's decided she's been a good girl for long enough and wants to have her first fling. She meets Luke and decides that she's never going to have a chance to meet a man like him again and goes for it. 

For three days the couple spend practically no time out of bed and the sex is wild and fun, until the day they have to part and realize it has never been like this for either. They part thinking they will never see each other again. 

Peyton's back in her Chicago and back at work and finds out that Luke isn't who she thought he was and when she gets to meet him again, she's ready to give him a piece of her mind. 

This is one of those books where it is just too short to really believe the outcome. As much as I like Peyton's character and love the idea of her branching out and finding vacation fling, which she seems to richly deserve, we don't get a chance to really see Luke's character really change from just a three day fling with Peyton.

The Billionaire's Club: The wealthiest, most powerful men, not only in Chicago, but in the world. They are used to having whatever they want, whenever they want it.

Luke Preston is the ultimate playboy among his billionaire friends. Every bad girl in Chicago has surrendered in his bed. Some good girls, too. But when he ends up in the hospital after an assassination attempt, his friends suggest he take a long vacation to recoup, regroup and lay off the women until the man is caught. However, when Luke lays eyes on the stunning brunette across the beach, she inspires every dark, erotic thought his mind can conjure.

Peyton Lane has always been serious and responsible and she's determined to have some fun for once in her life. And that means a deliciously, sexy affair with a stranger while she's on vacation. So when a blond Adonis named Luke crosses her path at the Cancun resort, she's determined that he will be the one. But Peyton gets more than she bargained for when Luke introduces her to a passion unlike any she has ever experienced and she discovers that behind that charming smile are secrets and a beautiful, damaged soul.

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