Taken by Barbara Freethy

Taken

By Barbara Freethy

  • Release Date: 2013-12-07
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 5
5
From 9 Ratings
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Description

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes a compelling tale of romance and suspense. TAKEN is Book #1 in the Deception Duo. Book #2 is PLAYED. 

Kayla Sheridan had longed for love, marriage and a family. Now, after a miraculous whirlwind courtship with the man of her dreams, she is his wife. But on their wedding night, he vanishes, leaving Kayla with the bitter realization that her desire has made her an easy mark for deception.

Nick Granville has an ingrained sense of honor and an intense desire to succeed in building the world's most challenging high-tech bridges. But when he crosses paths with a ruthless con man, he's robbed of everything he values, including his identity. With nothing left to lose, he'll risk any danger to clear his name and reclaim his life.

Thrown together by fate, Kayla and Nick embark on a desperate journey toward the truth -- to uncover the mysterious motives of an ingenious and seductive stranger who boasts he can't be caught ... and to reveal the shocking secrets of their own shattered pasts.

Don't miss the sequel to Taken which is Played!

Reviews

"Another crowd pleasing page turner in the first of a tricky romantic suspense series...." Publishers' Weekly

"Terrific and twisty intrigue makes this novel choice reading. Freethy drags her characters through vast emotions, barely giving them time to react, all the while dangling clues. An amazingly gripping, fascinating mystery!" Romantic Times Magazine

"From the rocky isolation of Alcatraz to the haunts of California's historic North Beach, this intricately plotted story has more twists and turns than Lombard Street as it takes its characters on a dangerous adventure with roots in a deadly past. Romance sizzles between the wary protagonists in this riveting page-turner ..." Library Journal

Don't Miss Barbara's other bestselling romantic suspense novels: 

The Lightning Strikes Trilogy!
BEAUTIFUL STORM (#1)
LIGHTNING LINGERS (#2)
SUMMER RAIN (#3)

Popular Standalone Romantic Suspense Titles
DON'T SAY A WORD
GOLDEN LIES 
ALL SHE EVER WANTED

Connected Duo
SILENT RUN and SILENT FALL

Reviews

  • Wonderful!

    5
    By BrandyLyons
    LOVED THIS BOOK!!! It was absolutely wonderful - fun and fast paced and filled with twists I didn't see coming! I absolutely recommend this if you're looking for a book that will draw you in and keep you on your toes!
  • Riveting story

    5
    By Grinandstampit
    Barbara Freethy is a master at writing mystery and intrigue along with romance. TAKEN kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down as I read it straight through. This story has two people (Nick and Kayla) thrown together by circumstance and a 50 year old mystery to solve. Add in a con man and you have a riveting story. While this book can be read as a stand alone I am heading to the next book of PLAYED as the story continues. Taken is a 5 star book from Barbara Freethy.
  • Good read

    4
    By ledoss
    In general a good read. Mystery, romance and steam make this an interesting read. There was a spot or two that bogged and became a little confusing but picked back up and made me want to finish. Good read and worth the time spent.

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