Chosen for Power

Chosen for Power

by Kathleen Brooks
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Chosen for Power by Kathleen Brooks

Somebody is out to destroy Elle Simpson and everything in her life.

Elle has always depended on family to make her business run strong, but long work hours have left her without much of a private life. Just as Elle thinks she has met the potential man of her dreams, she also discovers an impostor determined to destroy her business and life. Can she trust this "Prince Charming" to help her defend everything she holds dear, or will she only leave herself vulnerable at the worst possible time?

Drake Charles's work in the fast-growing mobile technology field made him a wealthy, powerful man. But he quickly sheds the fame and publicity for a more private life that earns him the label as a man of mystery. Drake adds to that mystery every year when he hosts a masquerade ball for charity. It's also his best chance to find the one thing he really wants . . . true love.

Having met behind masks of anonymity, Elle and Drake enjoy a whirlwind night of romance that leaves them both wanting more. Elle's heart tells her to trust Drake, but years of fighting off business foes has taught her that anyone could be a potential threat. Will this new romance give them both a fairy tale ending, or spiral into a nightmare for the whole Simpson family?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149519453
Publisher: Laurens Publishing
Publication date: 04/20/2014
Series: Women of Power , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 275
Sales rank: 2,023
File size: 448 KB

About the Author

Kathleen Brooks is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. Kathleen’s stories are romantic suspense featuring strong female heroines, humor, and happily-ever-afters. Her Bluegrass Series and follow-up Bluegrass Brothers Series feature small town charm with quirky characters that have captured the hearts of readers around the world.

Kathleen is an animal lover who supports rescue organizations and other non-profit organizations such as Friends and Vets Helping Pets whose goals are to protect and save our four-legged family members.

Kathleen will begin a new series in 2014 called Women of Power. This series will follow the lives of successful businesswomen as they fight off dangers to their lives and careers while searching for true love.

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Chosen for Power 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 93 reviews.
RBCrump More than 1 year ago
I love this series. It shows women can be strong enough to rule the world and still stay feminine. The strong family ties are great. I especially liked the part where Elle get her revenge on those trying to take her company from her. I enjoy reading all of Ms Brooks' books and look forward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very fast,fun, timely contemporary romance. Yes, it has (appropriate and mutual) sex, but it doesn't detract from the actual story. What bothers me is the prologue kind of just sits there, and you've got to read almost the whole story before it clicks into place. Elle Simpson didn't get where she is the head of a global multi national corporation by looks. She learned how women do, by doing and learning. The fact she has "a head for business..." to misquote Melanie Griffiths in "Working Girl" has gotten her where she is. I love that she also has "....the bod for sex" ( the other half of that quote) but that she refuses to give into it. Example: her shoes; bunny slippers instead of "Satan's stilletoes". Comfort allows for presence and ability to flow. Then, she meets someone as reclusive as she is, and she let's down her defenses and falls for Drake. And as her former paramour returns to town with vengence on his mind, she sharpens her abilities and once again betters the sleazebag. I love Kathleen Brooks style and flair. This is a book challenging to some, and upsetting to others who can't see beyond the sensual to the cerebral. I, for one, will read anything I can find of this author in the future and encourage others to do the same
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starts off strong - reverse Cindarella, hard working and smart business woman Elle meets her would be prince, tech wizard Drake Charles, while in disguise at a charity masquerade ball. There's immediate attraction, discovery of true identities, corporate intrigue, and a host of likable family and other supporting characters, but about two thirds in the story takes an unrealistic turn with Secret Service agents acting more like foreign Secret Police under "executive orders" in response to potential threats. Not up to this author's usual standards.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the Blue Grass series. This story started with a bang and then fizzled completely for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 186 page romance has intrigue, passion, excitement, deception, action, and challenge....and I doubt that covers it all. Really offers up a prospective on how the other half lives and struggles to find trust and love both inside and outside family walls. Very nicely done. ( FYI, for those who care...Language is very toned down and sex scenes are present but not offensive.). Thoroughly enjoyed this and am looking forward to the rest of the series! LGM
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 170 page free book and 1st in this series of a woman who steps up as executive of the family business with her brother and sisters, and the mysterious computer geek CEO she meets at a masguerade benefit ball. The story is rushed in spots with readers left to fill the gaps in the storyline; also, the dialog for love scenes is a Harlequin romance takeover. Power, angst, drama, family caring and sharing, and with explicit sex scenes from the story's start to finish. An entertaining read none the less.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series
Anonymous 6 months ago
So far, this is going to be a very good series. Loved her bluegrass series. Only 180 pages. Would like to read longer books.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Loved it. Can wait to read more of her books.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Enjoyable read. It is the first in a series about strong willed determined women. The characters in the book are delightful. The family dynamics develop further in each book. Looking forward to the next book on the series.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Would've gave a 5 but beginning was a bit much. Just meeting and already in love. Hum...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this story, romance, leadership and rock the woman power
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much!!!! I love now a woman is in a place of power. Has the guts to stay in power by being caring, by being kind, and by being a good person. I love how she falls in love. With out lossing any of her power. Or the kindnees, caring, the goodenss. Reading momma
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Plot a little complicated but overall good. I have read better from Ms Books. CB
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This is a very good read - one filled with a little of something for everyone. Business woman, CEO, of a large business decides to finally have a little fun. She seduces someone but in the middle of it has to run away because of a conference call previously scheduled. In her haste she leaves her phone. The man who was attracted to her and left behind discovers the phone by it is locked. I disagree with a previous reviewer in that I did find it creditable - and do believe the arrests could have happened in the way written. I have read mysteries for decades and 99% of the time figure out the "bad guys" but have to admit in this case I did not have it totally correct and that was a bonus for me. The story is about a family who has each other's back even when it appears one of them may have caused a great deal of trouble. I strongly suggest trying this book as I mentioned above it has a little of everything for everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best contemporary read I've had in a while. Interstitial characters & story line regarding every woman's attempt to rise in the corporate world with it's glass ceilings that every woman has to circumvent & destroy! Great read ,great characters & great storyline re a woman's rise to power against the glass ceiling erected by the good old boys. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disappointing. Seriously? Drake proposes to her while secret service is rounding up the bad guys in her small apt? He's on his knee while they are being cuffed? Can you say "Hokey"?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Thought it had lots of funny parts within yet it kept you wanting to know how she will get through the problems she was facing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good you won't be able to put it down!