Title: Taken By The Raider
Series: A Bad Boy Short
Author: Dani Collins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: February 11, 2016
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
The first time Aubrey Hargrave was “acquired” by corporate raider Griffen Woodlock, she was unable to resist his potent sexuality. She made the fatal mistake of mixing business with pleasure, but had to end their passionate affair to save her father’s reputation—and her heart.
At 20, Griffen pushed his abusive father out of his CEO position to take the chair himself. Aside from indulging his passion for beautiful women, Griffen hasn’t made an emotional decision since. When Aubrey cuts short their white-hot affair, he tells himself she can easily be replaced. Except she can’t.
Discovering Aubrey’s family secret gives Griffen the power to force a second take-over, but he intends to seize more than her business. He wants her.
I normally don’t have a preference for which type of Point of View a story is written in. For the most part I accept what the author has given us, since it’s their creation. But I have to say that having both Aubrey and Griffen’s telling us their story made such a difference in how I viewed Griffen. It would have been so very easy to see him as an arrogant jerk with no clue how to treat a woman he cares about.
We also jump right into the middle of a relationship – one that has a past and a present, still working on the future though. As to the rest of the story, I’m going to be rather tight-lipped. You truly do have enough from the Cover Description to know the basics of this story. Because it’s so short, to say much more wouldn’t be fair, in my opinion.
I enjoyed Aubrey and Griffen’s romance very much. It is so easy to see how they came to cross-purposes during their time together. Yet there is always the feeling that this couple needs to be together, that they’d be better all around as a committed couple – if they can just get their act together and see reality. Watching Griffen go from hard and clueless to softer and devoted was a delight to me. I love when a hard man falls even harder.
Romance Lover? Then you’ll want to check this one out. The telling is a touch unusual, but the story is solid and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend it for any lover of Romance.
*I received an e-ARC of Taken By The Raider from the publisher, Tule Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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