It was only supposed to be a little white lie. When Emmaline Greene pretends to be Sarah, the confident, sexy woman she wishes she could be, she figures no harm, no foul. Her one-night stand will never find out. Wrong. The gorgeous guy she slept with isn’t just amazing in bed…he’s also her new boss.

Parker Wentworth has a lot to prove. He’s just been appointed CEO of his family’s company and is tasked with repairing its scandalous reputation. He can’t afford any distractions or complications. Too bad the attractive blonde he takes to bed turns out to be both. So why can’t he forget the incredible night they spent together and move on?

And why does he have this need to know the real Emmaline?

Titles in The Scandalous Wentworths series include:  Taken By The CEO –

Title:  Taken By The CEO
Series:  The Scandalous Wentworths #1
Author:  Stefanie London
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 13, 2017
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing – Indulgence
My Rating:  4.5 stars

I loved Taken By The CEO.  It’s witty, it’s sexy and somehow it manages to make the corporate world (at least this world) a bit less cold and calculating.  Here most everyone wants the success of the business to skyrocket while not losing that personal touch of caring about the people behind the company name and reputation.  A likable, engaging couple and enough secondary characters who bring this story to life that one can’t help but want to see them all succeed, as well as wanting their tales to be told one day.

Emmaline is striding out, not crawling out, from the disaster of a marriage to a controlling jerk who never valued her at all.  She has a job she loves, and the need to step beyond that old never takes a risk personality.  A delicious one night with an amazing man soon shows her that she’s got more to give to herself and to a special man than she ever expected.  A definite confidence boost – right up until she discovers that her sexy stranger is indeed the top boss of the company she’s just found a new purpose with.

Parker has returned home to take over control of the company he always wanted to lead, now he has to practically rebuild it thanks to his father’s foolish actions.  It will be a challenge, one where he’ll need all of his wits about him, plus reaching out to his siblings for support in rebuilding a company reputation that’s been badly tarnished  His one night with an amazing woman shouldn’t still be on his mind – especially when he discovers that she works for the company.  It’s bad timing all around, but he cannot let Emmaline get away from him for she just might be the best part of coming home again.

If you’re in the mood for a really good romance with touches of mystery, and you love getting in on the beginning of a new series then Taken By The CEO is one story that you’ll want to add to your reading list.  It’s simply a sexy, fun romance – with characters who will stick with you and have you wishing for more at the end.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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