Staking His Claim

Staking His Claim

by Lynda Chance

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BN ID: 2940013925472
Publisher: Lynda Chance
Publication date: 03/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 74,778
File size: 240 KB

About the Author

Lynda loves words, whether she's reading them or writing them. Having spent countless hours looking for the exact kind of hero ( in print !) that fuels her fantasies, she decided to create him herself. She writes romance novels, novellas and short-stories, all with a dominating, alpha-male hero and a heroine he can't manage to walk away from. Her stories are sometimes shockingly hot and sensual, but are always monogamous and contain only one hero and one heroine. A happy ending is a must!

Lynda has lived her whole life in Texas and resides in Galveston County where she spends most of her free time gardening and transforming her tiny house on the water into a cottage fit for a queen. (or a romance novelist.)

Lynda has been married for twenty-five years to the man of her dreams and has two kids away at college.

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Staking His Claim 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 176 reviews.
LadyRavenRAVE1 More than 1 year ago
BRIEF SUMMARY Elaina Ruiz has recently been staying with her aunt and just started college. While staying with her aunt, she meets her aunt's neighbor, Raul Vega. A thirty year old who thinks she's eighteen. THOUGHTS This is another nice read by the author and as mention in previous reviews of her wok, it has the same concept that gets the blood boiling. What I liked about this story, it almost borders a taboo subject with age. Raul is thirty and sees Elaina and assumes she is eighteen. Feeling an attraction for her, he tries to not cross the line although he finds himself being consumed with her and jealous of anyone who approaches her. Although Elaina is twenty one approaching twenty two, she continues to let Raul think she is eighteen. The concept of the forbidden fruit drove Raul crazy and made for an interesting read. The opening scene with Raul and his attitude, sets the pace for the rest of the story. I have to admit, Elain drove me a little crazy as she did act like an eighteen year at times as she is coming from a place of innocence and vulnerability. Nevertheless, the build up to their climax was worth the wait. The story was quick and to the point with other likeable characters. Also the southern feel to it was a plus as I appreciate a different setting from the author. As much as I found myself liking this story, it had simplicity to it and I don't feel it was the author's best, but as always, I do find that I enjoy myself reading her novellas. Storyline: FAIRLY GOOD Enjoyment: GOOD Intimacy Level: GOOD
MissSwtSamantha More than 1 year ago
While I prefer books with a bit more length to them, I'll never turn down a good short read. If only this book was good. A lack of substance between the main characters was my biggest issue. Very little communication, just a lot of yelling from Raul's part and awkward stuttering for the "young" Elaina. And bam suddenly they are in love. I understand the author is trying to portray intense chemistry and later makes a redemption attempt to give the relationship more substance than a dominating male figure and a submissive female character, but at this point it was too late for me. The main characters are already saying "I love you" while knowing nothing about one another. (and I love a dominant male in my romance novels but this is one step beyond the line of what is acceptable dominance in a male character) However, the absolute worst part of reading this book? The author will not let up on CONSTANTLY mentioning the 8 year age gap between the two characters. And throughout the beginning half of the book Raul thinks Elaina is 18 and therefore "off-limits". He keeps telling himself she is just a child and he can't touch her, yet he does touch her. As a reader I felt dirty reading about this relationship, it felt perverted and pedophile-like. When I was 22 I dated a guy who was 29, I don't mind big age gaps in relationships. What I mind was the way the age gap was made into the absolute focus of their relationship, it was made sinful, and the author keeps saying "young Elaina" or referring to her as "little girl". As a reader I'm now thinking about her as a little girl and Raul as a man and the meshing of the two in a relationship seems wrong. Lynda Chance has the raw talent she just needs to better elaborate on the appropriate details like dialogue and a meaningful communication within a relationship rather than age logistics that end up not mattering in the end.
Mel-1 More than 1 year ago
Wow. This was a really steamy read. I wasn't sure what to expect but found that I had a hard time putting this book down. Raul is definitely an Alpha but Elaina holds her own with him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was cute but I can understand why people in other reviews sat what they do. Raul was a bit over the top but I still thought it was sexy. Worth the read in my opinion.. Plus it was only a buck.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Love the age difference
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this story. The intensity of the characters feelings just pull you in. This book is well written, a true joy to read. Loved It !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was delicious! I ate it right up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually I don't like domineering characters male or female. Loved Raul. This story was great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am normally in love with Ms. Chance books. I was so over the bantering and the whole age issue. For a quick read its okay but nothing to blow your socks off or make you want to reread. The book had an endearing ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay...3 stars seem about right, but focusing on the fact that Elaina was apparently young made me feel weird about continuing to read. Really sweet ending though!
Meli_Green More than 1 year ago
This book was a good book. I liked Raul and Elaina and how the chemistry worked between them. Raul is a possessive, alpha male who takes what he wants when he wants it. Elaina is this young adult that isn't for sure what she wants. I loved the fact that she kept her age from Raul because she didn't fall into his arms right away. The only thing that annoyed me was the fact that one minute Elaina was this mature adult who knew what she wanted and the next, she was wishy-washy and couldn't decide what to do. It's an original Lynda Chance and I, in my opinion, liked it.
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Wow this was hot and sexy. I couldn't put it down. I love all of Lynda's books so far. Keep up the good work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great days reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've purchased all her books, and have read them at least three times each!!! I wish she would write and release more. Gotta have my alpha fix. Sign: RebeV
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book
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I always love Lynda chance books and this one was good read.
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A short story a dominate alpha Hispanic male meeting a much younger Hispanic female that he is attracted to and all of the angst that goes with that situation. It's a alpha male in triplicate. The story is disjointed and almost BDSM with explicit sex scenes and language. This story can also be found in the .99 boxed set Naughty amd Nice.
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Great! Love all of Lynda Chances books.
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