Francesscas Romance Reviews

Miss Taken - Book 1

Cleo Scornavacca


Miss TakenLove........................The Ultimate Loss of Control

Rain and Raven Medici are identical twins. Although they come from a loving close-knit family their childhoods couldn't have been more different. Raven went to school and was exposed freely to the outside world. Rain on the other hand was born with a blood disorder and denied many normal childhood experiences.

Once grown, Raven becomes a lawyer at their dad's firm Kane & Medici in NYC. Rain along with her only childhood friend Tommy Conte, builds a very successful business as professional photographers. Traveling between Europe and Manhattan, and enjoying a world that was kept from her, Rain vows never to be controlled again.

Dominick Kane is a product of his upbringing. He's powerful, self-assured and knows he can achieve anything he desires. Nothing gets in his way. There is only one

thing he has ever failed at. A relationship with his father Vincent Kane. Upon his father's death, Dominick vows revenge. The events he sets in motion put him on a collision course he himself will be unable to control.

In a bizarre twist of fate, Dominick kidnaps Raven as part of his plan for revenge. Only to discover afterward, he has taken Rain by mistake. Rain knows she can never survive being confined again. So she strikes a bargain with the devil and agrees to help Dominick get back what he feels rightly belongs to him. His father's share of Kane & Medici.

Dominick decides to use the strong attraction growing between Rain and himself to control her in every way imaginable. Too bad no one ever taught Dominick you can't control the heart. Nothing could have prepared him for the effect Rain would have on his.

Will this plan of revenge turn into unconditional love? Or will Dominick and Rain's need for control ultimately destroy them and any possibly chance for a real future together.......

The Review

Where do I start? I have managed to complete this book in a day and not even a full day; this book has drawn me in and held me captive in many ways like Rain was held captive by Dominick. Miss Taken has a unique story line and is something which I have not come across before. The story had me gripped from chapter two, which to be fair is very difficult when a book is not a stand-alone novel.

I loved the characters in this book, Rain is a woman who has been controlled all her life, all she wants is to be independent and have the chance to make her own decisions in life. She is a strong determined woman, but just like many of us has a soft side leaving her open to the powers of manipulation. Rain tried hard not to fall for her captor Dominick is a man who lives for control and gets exactly what he wants. I have had very mixed feelings towards Dominick at times I found myself really despising him and really wanting to slap him! However at other times I felt so much compassion towards him and how his life could have been very different without all the rage he carried with him. My only criticism with this is that I felt the characters could have been polished of slightly but this may be because we still have so much more to learn about them.

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this which shows by the length of time it has taken for me to finish the book. Upon reading this book I didn't realize it was part of a series, so to my surprise I was absolutely heartbroken for it to end in the way it did, I wanted nothing more but them both to have their happily ever after. As you can imagine I am relieved to discover that this isn't the end for Dominick and Rain. I cannot wait to discover where there journey leads to next, I feel there is so much more to learn from these characters so many unanswered questions.

I know all of you that follow my reviews will more than likely be about to have a "here she goes again" moment but it did become apparent whilst reading this novel that one of my biggest pet hates was evident, typos. I absolutely despise typos, do not however let this put you off reading this story though as the story line is very unique and intriguing. I did find at times that the typos frustrated me but this did not put me off continuing with this story as it had me gripped.

I would like to take this time to thank Cleo Scornovacca for a wonderful storyline and giving me the pleasure of reading and reviewing this unique story. I am certainly looking forward to the release of book two!

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Posted on: 12/6/2013 - Posted by: Francessca Webster

- Kaylene Says...

Fantastic review of fabulous books. I just love these books and thoroughly recommend them :) so one click for a fab read.

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