Taken by the CEO

Taken by the CEO

by Stefanie London
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Taken by the CEO 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
BookFidelity 10 months ago
I  initially enjoyed the beginning of this story. It reads like a rom com novel with Emmaline wanting to be someone else for a night. She wants to live a little after going through a horrendous break up. Emmaline thinks what she needs is a one-night stand, which probably wouldn't have been so bad had she not, unknowingly, had one with her boss, Parker. It was hilariously excruciating getting through the moment they each realize what they've done. After that, however, the book is rather unremarkable as it follows the suit of so many other romance books. It was entertaining, and I would totally read another Stefanie London book (I have already - see below), but it wasn't my favorite from this author.
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Emmaline's marriage wasn't a success. Her husband used her and bossed her around and it's time for her to take complete control over the direction of her life. She now has a prestigious job and she's ready to start dating again. To practice at being more comfortable and sexy Emmaline calls herself Sarah. When she meets Parker she thinks he's the perfect candidate for her first one-night stand and she can be anyone she likes, because she will never see him again after that night. She's in for a big surprise when she finds out Parker is actually her new boss. Parker is a young CEO. After his father's disastrous leadership of the Wentworth Group he's taking over the reins of his family's company. His father caused a big scandal and Parker wants to restore their reputation. Falling for one of his employees doesn't fit into his plans at all. He can't forget Emmaline though and wants to get to know her better, but they both have their careers to think of. Will it be a wise idea to keep seeing each other? Taken by the CEO is a fun and sexy story. Emmaline has been hurt in the past and she's determined to make it on her own. She's shy and sweet, but she tries to be bolder and tougher, which was quite endearing to see. She's perfect for Parker. She treats him with kindness and respect, but also lets him know what she wants and what her boundaries are, which is exactly what he needs. Parker is a protective man and he's used to getting his way. Emmaline surprises him and I loved how she constantly challenges him and brings out his nice and forgiving side. They have plenty of chemistry and are a sparkling couple. Stefanie London writes about two people who are working hard to achieve their goals. The Wentworth Group is an intriguing place to read about and the company life she describes is interesting and eventful. Falling for her boss is the last thing Emmaline wants, but love always manages to bring out the unexpected, which is something Stefanie London uses for her book in a fabulous way. It is what I loved the most about Taken by the CEO and I flew through the pages of this lovely flirty book. It's a wonderful lighthearted read with a fitting romantic ending.
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
Fab spin off series Behind the Bar parlays into beautiful new series After divorcing her cheating, controlling ex-husband, Emmaline Greene dreams of finding someone who will love her for her. That is when Parker , a very handsome CEO comes into her life and wow does her life take a turn for the better. This is a sexy, sweet and emotionally fabulous spin off of this Behind the Bar series. There is good chemistry and good development between the characters. I loved the pace and the ending of this story. Emmaline went after her HEA and Parker was ready for is HEA. These two MC were perfect for each other. My rating: 4.3 stars **** "I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. It was good, Parker sounded Hot, and you could understand how Emmaline falls for him. The meet and both of them do not really say who they are, she lies by saying she is Sarah a school teacher, he does not say he is Mr. Wentworth a billionaire, and they have a one night stand. Parker goes to work on Monday morning as the new CEO, taking over for his father, whom he has a rocky relationship with, and as he meets head people, there is Sarah who is really Emmaline, they are both upset for lie, but that does not stop the attraction. They start spending time together under the guise of working on project, and love affair begins. They try to keep in under wraps, but eventually as the fall in love, Parker decides he does not care. They end up having there HEA.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
Taken by the CEO by Stefanie London is book number one of The Scandalous Wentworths. This is Emmaline Greene and Parker Wentworth's story. Emmaline always does what everyone wants her to do. Not anymore! She meets this guy and ends up having a one night fling and she told him her name was Sarah. Oh well, she won't ever see him again! Wrong! He is her new boss! Yikes! Parker has just taken over as CEO of his family's business. He doesn't do relationships but will do no strings one night stands. Right now, his focus needs to be on restoring his family business' reputation. I wonder how that works for him since he slept with one of his employees before his first day as CEO. To be fair to Parker he didn't know that she was one of his employees. Parker's first day at work was an interesting day and so was Emmaline's! Isn't that how everything works. The one time you do something risky it back fires on you. This story has humor, passion, chemistry, and a heartwarming story. For Parker to be a no strings one night stand kind of guy he sure was a romantic and loving guy. I fell in love with Parker and Emmaline's characters. I enjoyed their story. FYI, contains mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
A great story for Emmaline. I love how she picked herself up by the bootstraps and got her life back in order. Such a strong woman to take control of her life and go for what she wanted. And her connection with Parker - sizzling! Parker was more closed off than Emmaline, mainly because of family issues. But I loved how he supported and admired Emmaline. He was super sweet with her and a whole lot of hotness. They really had a lot of fun! It was great seeing Gracie from Ms. London's other book, The Rules According to Gracie. She was a great and fun support to Emmaline, keeping her sister in check. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
repsgoddess More than 1 year ago
Taken by the CEO by Stefanie London is Book 1 of The Scandalous Wentworths Series. Once again Ms. London has brought her A-game. With her wonderful writing, the author gives us a perfect balance of heat, romance, emotion and drama...just a titter of it within this story that really enhance the characters and the storyline. What a fabulous start to a new series. Please note that an ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
After divorcing her cheating, controlling ex-husband, Emmaline Greene dreams of being someone else - someone confident, attractive and sexy! When an attractive man comes to her rescue, she decides to act on her dream and pretends to be a school teacher called Sarah. This alter ego gives her the boost that enables her to have her first one night stand - and what a night it proves to be for both her and Parker! She assumes her lies don’t matter as they’ll never see each other again . . . . Edward Parker Wentworth has returned from Boston to take over as the CEO of his family’s company, a role his father previously held. He’s determined not to be involved in a relationship and can’t afford any distractions as he strives to lay to rest the scandalous reputation and poor employee relations which are a legacy of his father’s time as CEO. However, Sarah proves to be just too tempting and he reluctantly lets her disappear from his life . . . . but doesn’t understand why he really doesn’t want her to go. First day in his new role, Parker gets the biggest surprise when he discovers that Sarah isn’t really Sarah and that she’s actually one of his employees! Mind you, it was just as big a shock to Emmaline. Can they resist each other? Will they succumb to temptation? Can they - should they - get to know each other? How will it impact on their jobs and lives? Starting with one lie, their relationship possibilities leave them both torn between giving each other a big miss or giving love a chance. I enjoyed how the characters change and evolve through the story. There are plenty of humorous moments in this fun read which had me laughing out loud at times but the author still manages to pack in the angst and turmoil, showing how the characters are wary, anxious and yet so drawn to each other. It is a great, fun romance to escape into and I can't wait to read more about the Wentworth family in future! Many thanks to the publishers for gifting me a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review.
Crystal_Yawn More than 1 year ago
Two people with a skewed view on love. One was cheated on, one seen his family torn apart by cheating and lies. So a one night stand is the solution, right? That is until you realize your one night stand is your boss and you both want more. Emmaline and Parker's story was a good read that takes us through the thought process of sleeping with your boss, the potential fall out and the heartbreak of family's being torn apart. The emotions of Parker are very well done and his pain is heartbreaking. Emmaline is breaking away from her old personality and working to achieve on her own merit. She's a strong person and very deep character. Both make this book a perfect, enjoyable read.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
Taken by the CEO by Stefanie London......As always, another 5 star read from this fantastic author. Her characters are always very likeable and enjoyable. I loved Emmaline and Parker they had so much chemistry and were fun to watch theirs stories be told. This is one of those book that has everything you look for in a romance story. I highly recommend this book or any other by Stefanie London. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars! I am a huge fan of stories that take place in the corporate environment. Jealousies, affairs, and backstabbing go on behind the scenes, and I enjoy every minute of the experience. Taken by the CEO by Stefanie London, brings the finer points of corporate America to the page, by creating a wonderful group of characters that truly want each other to succeed. Of course there is always an exception to playing nice, which Ms. London does a good job of gracefully transferring. Human resources professional Emmaline Greene is on the fast track. Recently divorced from an extremely controlling man, she craves a little fun as she immerses herself in her workload. An incredible one night stand with a gorgeous guy provides a little of the confidence and self-esteem that has been missing from her life. However, it ends up that the gorgeous guy is the new CEO of the company she works for. Parker Wentworth is finally back home in Australia. After five years in Boston, he has returned to takeover his family's company. Parker has a huge job ahead of him. He has to clean up his father's messes and restore his family's reputation in the process. Being the CEO is all he ever wanted to be, however, spending the night with Emmaline has shifted his priorities a little bit. Her presence in his life is a disruption that he should not relish, however, he cannot stop thinking about her. I really liked this fast-paced romance. Emmaline and Parker are a great couple and their love begins to blossom the moment they hit the sheets. They are hot in the bedroom and Parker's romantic gestures kept me smiling from ear to ear. Commitment is not something either of them is looking for, however, being without each other is not going to work either. Emmaline realizes that her feelings for Parker mean more to her than quickly climbing up the corporate ladder, while Parker wants all of Emmaline's hard work to be recognized. Family plays an important role in this story and Ms. London brings Parker back into family fold by enlisting the help of his somewhat eccentric siblings. This is the first book in the author's brand new series, The Scandalous Wentworths, and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. The second book cannot come soon enough. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
This is a quick and fun read that I just loved. Emmaline is fresh out of a bad marriage and has lost her self confidence. She has taken a position that she is thriving in, but isn't yet ready to date. Her husband was the only man she ever slept with and, with her bruised confidence, she isn't ready to date. One day she meets an attractive guy after a mishap while running. They it off and he asks her out - but being gun shy, she gives him a false name and job. She meets him for dinner and then goes home with him....but their one night stand becomes very awkward when it turns out he's her new boss Despite all the reasons they should forget that night ever happened, neither can turn away from their intense attraction. Add in an important career contest and family angst, and you have all the makings of an entertaining contemporary romance. Fans of the genre will love this book.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one! It's a great entertaining story that is very well written with nicely developed characters. The female lead Emmaline is sassy and determined and Parker is sexy and strong. These two had great chemistry that I could feel through the pages. As Emmaline struggles to find her strength after her divorce, Parker seems to be just what she needs. I highly recommend this one!
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS Such a fun read! A sexy take on a forbidden office romance leaves us rooting for a happy ending ... and enjoying the heat along the way! Emmaline Greene is trying to move forward in her life and leave an unhappy past behind, so she sets out to be more fun, flirty and confident! When she meets a guy she wants to have a little fun with, she decides to try out her new mantra and tells him her name is Sarah. He's just going to be a one-night stand, so what does it hurt right? Parker Wentworth is taking on a big headache as he takes over as CEO for his family business. He needs to improve their numbers, rally their staff and try to overcome the laughingstock his father made of their reputation. Imagine his surprise when he walks in on his first day and sees his one night stand Sarah standing among his employees ... only they are calling her Emmaline!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
A little white lie snowballs into a big fat complication ... Don't you hate when that happens? Stefanie London tends to be a little too serious with her stories, so it's nice to see she does have a lighter side. Taken by the CEO let's it all hang out. From scandalous hookups, to awkward scenarios and humorous characters, this read was a fun escape. She delivered the funny without losing the heart.