Taken by Storm

Taken by Storm

by Cat Schield

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Overview

“You don’t believe in romance?

Let me change your mind…”

Concierge Isabel Withers vows to turn The Opulence hotel into Seattle’s top romantic destination. But first she has to convince Shane Adams, her no-nonsense boss, that the project has merit. When a freak storm strands them at the hotel—leading to a night of passion—it more than demonstrates her point! But is the self-proclaimed romance expert in over her head this time?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335603692
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Series: Dynasties: Secrets of the A-List , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 263,581
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Cat Schield lives in Minnesota with her daughter, their opiniated Burmese cats and a silly Doberman puppy. Winner of the Romance Writers of America 2010 Golden Heart® for series contemporary romance, when she's not writing sexy, romantic stories for Harlequin Desire, she can be found sailing with friends on the St. Croix River or in more exotic locales like the Caribbean and Europe. You can find out more about her books at www.catschield.net.

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Taken by Storm 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
BookwormBrandee 20 days ago
Taken by Storm is the second installment in the Dynasties: Secrets of the A-List series - a collection of stories each told by a different author. CSchield is a new-to-me author and I was eager to "meet" her as well as continue the story which began in Tempted by Scandal . Taken by Storm not only continued the overall story, but continued Liam and Teresa's story as well as delivering the romance between Isabel and Shane. I truly enjoyed watching Isabel and Shane's romance blossom. Isabel is the epitome of a romantic. Her job at The Opulence Hotel as the romance concierge capitalizes on those traits. She's sweet and hard-working but she also has a bite. I admired that she wouldn't allow herself to be walked on. Shane is rather a workaholic. He doesn't believe in love or romance and even if he did, he wouldn't have time for it. So of course it was fun seeing Isabel, who's had a crush on him forever, change his mind. The drama between Teresa and Liam continued in much the same way it started. Liam still can't seem to trust Teresa and his back-and-forth, push-and-pull not only annoyed Teresa. It annoyed me as well. Even the epiphany I had concerning his behavior is wearing thin as an excuse. The author who finishes their story has a tough row to hoe in making me want Teresa to forgive him and wish for his HEA. I really am liking this series overall and how it's being told. I've never read a story written in this way but these author's style - well, Booth's and Schield's anyway - flow well together. Taken by Storm was engaging and well-paced. I'm eager to read the next installment. *I received an eARC from the author. This did not affect my rating and my review is provided voluntarily.*
Deb_from_Oz 9 months ago
Second book in this wonderful series and please make sure you read tempted by scandal first to get the full storyline This is Shane and Isabel's story Shane Adams is the President of the Richmond Hotel Group, and Isabel Withers, concierge of The Opulence Hotel. She has always had a thing for her boss but he has never looked at her that way In fact all he seems to have time for is work. Suddenly he realises she exists and it is sweet to watch their romance and connection grow
Kristen Bergh-Lewendon 9 months ago
Isabel is fiery and passionate – just like her red hair suggests; full of ideas and inspiration. Shane is focused on his goal of success, and so the only thing in his sights is his career. When the feisty red head knocks him off balance, he might need to rethink the way he measures his success. But turn-about is fair play. Shane isn’t the embodiment of Isabel’s Disney prince, even if his attitude bears a striking resemblance to Beauty’s Beast. I love the way these stories blend together and criss-cross back and forth. I haven’t read the first book in this series, but I’m definitely inspired to go back and read it now. Because, if it’s anything like this one I won’t regret a single second spent with it. I’m also now hooked on these characters and I want to know everything I can about them. I received a complimentary copy of this book through Booksprout.
ReadYourWrites 11 months ago
3.5 Stars Taken by Storm is the second book in the Dynasties: Secret of the A-List series. The first book Tempted by Scandal should be read first, if you plan on following along with the mystery arc. Taken by Storm is an office romance, featuring Shane Adams, President of the Richmond Hotel Group, and Isabel Withers, concierge of The Opulence Hotel. I like the love story of Shane and Isabel. In its entirety, it's a simple, straightforward romance. Isabel has had a thing for Shane for years, the whole time she's worked at the hotel. But he is totally oblivious to her. The biggest obstacle between these two seems to be Shane getting out of his own way and being open to make room in his life for something or someone other than work. Their story has a happily for now ending. There seems to be some remaining issues or questions regarding these two. I hope to see more of them in the next book, Seduced by Second Chances, written by Reese Ryan. Looking at the current books in this series, Taken by Storm was a let down. Karen Booth set up this wonderful mystery in Tempted by Scandal. I thought the mystery would continue in Taken by Storm, but it was nowhere to be found. I'm happy that Cat still continued with the same intense feelings Teresa and Liam bring out in each other. I was worried that I loved what Karen did with them so much that no one would be able to continue their storyline properly. I just wanted more from Taken by Storm, namely the mystery and the drama. That is not to say that Cat isn't a good writer. I think she is. But she had some big shoes to fill after reading Karen's book and being blown away by it. I'm invested in the mystery of the series. I really hope Seduced by Second Chances brings back the mystery and drama, I didn’t know I wanted but love so much in Tempted by Scandal. **Received a copy of the book from the author and voluntarily reviewed.**
Shavonna 11 months ago
Taken by Storm is second book in the Dynasties series. I enjoyed reading Shane and Isabel’s story, Isabel is determined to have her romance with Shane and she will not stop until she gets what she wants and what she deserves, we also have the continuation of Liam and Teresa story and they just cannot get their act together it seems like as soon as they make a breakthrough something else comes right back up, I am interested to see how their story unfolds. “I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”
LynnB888 12 months ago
Forbidden love steals the show! With the second book in the Dynasties: Secrets of the A-List mini-series, Cat Schield picks up the continuation with a steaming hot affair between boss and employee. Isabel and Shane were pretty adorable together, and their connection was exciting to watch. The continuing story of Teresa and Liam exploded back into the picture as well. Looking forward to more lust and drama to come! Hotel concierge Isabel Withers is determined to make The Opulence hotel the "in" place to go for romance in Seattle. Her supervisor isn't agreeing with a lot of what she wants to do, but when the big boss is in town, she manages to catch his interest and his ear to spin the weave of romance. Shane Adams isn't one to mix business with pleasure, but he finds it impossible not to be swayed by the raw emotion Isabel puts into her work. She's a force to be reckoned with, and he's enjoying being along for the ride!
Jean-Rall More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by this author but certainly not the last. This story shows how two people from different backgrounds can come together to give the people there wishes. This story takes you in from the first page and you feel like you are living through the story with them. I definitely recommend you read this book as it is so well written. I Voluntarily Reviewed an ARC Copy Of This Book.