Taken

Taken
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1250045452
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9781250045454
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496
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St. Martin's Griffin
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh has captivated millions with her sizzling tales.  Here, together for the first time, in a short story collection:

 

Reno’s Chance

Ever since she was a girl, Raven has longed for her friend's brother, Reno, a Navy SEAL. What she doesn't realize is that his true mission is to get into her heart.

 

For Maggie's Sake

Maggie is in custody with Joe's SEALs team.  Joe, her ex-lover, thinks Maggie is hiding information.  He plans to seduce her to get it, but when an enemy captures Maggie, only Joe can save her.

 

Atlanta Heat

Em has wanted Macey forever. But as a SEAL under the command of her overprotective godfather, Macey is off-limits…until a kidnapping attempt forces them to share close quarters—and a forbidden desire.

 

Night Hawk

For three years, Travis “Black Jack” Caine and Lillian “Night Hawk” Belle have been meeting, late at night. No names given. But tonight is different. An enemy has returned, and Travis and Lillian may never meet again.  Are they brave enough to give in to desire and stand together?

 

Cooper’s Fall

Former ranger Ethan never expected to get an eyeful of prim Sarah Fox from his window. But now his blood is on fire for her.

 

Sheila’s Passion

As an ex-Marine, Nick's been through some hard things.  But when it comes to Sheila, he has his biggest challenge yet. Sheila has sworn off love, but when Nick tempts her into becoming friends with benefits, he intends to make her his forever.

 

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All previously released novellas.

By Erin S. Burns on Jul 22, 2014

I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. This book comes out 07/22/2014. It appears to be a collection of previously released short stories and novellas. I don't think it's any secret to say that when you are talking about Lora Leigh, you're talking about alpha heroes, kinky potentially BDSM sex, and likely some element of non-con. Reno's Chance (Tempting SEALs #1) Reno and Raven have been in love with and dancing around each other for years, she's been avoiding him because of his kink and his career as a SEAL and he's just finally pursuing her because in his alpha-ness he's finally decided she's "grown-up" enough. For Maggie's Sake (Tempting SEALs #3) Maggie and Joe were once a couple and he basically dumped her by showing up with another woman on his arm. Later she ends up a widow with a price on her head and the authorities breathing down her neck due to get dead husband's misdeeds, and Joe ends up guarding her and trying to get information from her. Joe's a little more emotionally open than the average alpha hero. Atlanta Heat (Tempting SEALs #6) Macey is a real dog but he's been avoiding Emerson for two years because she's the one woman he wants most. Emerson is his admiral's goddaughter and despite the fact that the admiral knows how Macey feels toward her, when she's kidnapped he sends Macey to get her back and hide her. Night Hawk (Elite Ops #1.5) Lillian Belle AKA Night Hawk and Black Jack have both signed their lives away for 12 years to Elite Ops for a second chance to live. This is an incredibly short story that's merely a teaser for the series. It really had nothing of plot and very little of characterization. It teases about what might be a very interesting worlds and concept, but I find myself irritated because this is already available for free. Cooper's Fall (Wounded Warriors #1) Ex-Army Ranger Ethan Cooper is the town bad boy and bar owner. Timid Sarah Fox is as naughty on the inside as she is prim on the outside, and man does she have some secrets. It's a very sweet, sexy, naughty romance. Sheila's Passion (Wounded Warriors #2) Sheila and Casey have a major problem with communication. It doesn't help that both their jobs and their lives have exacerbated the issue. So it takes some extreme danger to force these two hard headed individuals to the sticking point. Overall, I really enjoyed this collection and i am rating it 4 stars. I don't think I had read many of them previously, or if I had it was quite some time ago so I didn't really remember them. However, 2-4 were mid series novellas that seemed to feel like you should know a bit more about the characters and backgrounds. Additionally, they were just all so similar in content and tone (they were all alpha male military types with long-standing connections to the heroines that they are just addressing romantically) that without the content background they tended to run together in my mind as I read them all in one sitting. Admittedly, I do tend to prefer novellas where the main characters already have a history together, so that wasn't the problem. Overall, I say either read these novellas one at a time with some space between them (either for individual enjoyment or to get a taste to see if you want to pursue the series), or read them as part of their respective series and in their proper orders. I actually enjoyed the Wounded Warriors ones the best, however, the second one was published in 2012 and I am not finding anything to suggest that new stories are on the horizon so this may be a defunct series. And' I'll admit that while Tempting SEALs and Elite Ops had been on my radar since their inception, this was finally what prompted me to start those series, so I suppose that this collection has done its job on that count.

Good Summer Read

By Kmt on Aug 26, 2014

This is a well written collection of short stories that concern alpha military males who meet up with sweet, women who all entice them to involvements they had not thought of. Each story is well developed, with good characters, with great chemistry between them. In short stories, an author sometimes has some difficulty developing a story in a short space and time, but, in this case, the author has done a superb job. There are references to her other, longer related works, but it is not really all that necessary to have read them. However, the reader may get more out of the stories and/or enjoy them more if he/she has read them. Likewise, these stories can serve as a tidbit to entice the reader into exploring the stories more in the other, longer books. I will not go into detail about the stories because I do not want to include spoilers, but suffice it to say, these are all quick, interesting reads

Really enjoyed the continuation of some of these characters

By Ellen F. Nichols on Aug 15, 2014

Really enjoyed the continuation of some of these characters. Would have likes Night Hawk story to have been longer. Enjoyed reading about "Macy" and Emerson; Reno and Raven and reading about Joe and Maggie was also enjoyable.

A great sample of Ms. Leigh's work. It left me wanting to more.

By A.s. Goodrich on Aug 22, 2014

As this is a collection of five novellas and a short story, I will keep the reviews short. I must say that Ms. Leigh writes great sex and I thoroughly enjoyed this collection. It serves as a great sample of her work and it definitely left me wanting more, especially from her Wounded Warriors series. Reno

Of course i liked the book however there were stories that i had ...

By Bertha on Sep 02, 2014

Of course i liked the book however there were stories that i had already read so that i wasnt to happy about i thought it was just going to be about 2 main people, i really dont like spending extra money on the same books that i have already read

Good mix of stories from a great author

By S. Smith on Aug 18, 2014

I received an ARC from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review. I have not read many books by Lora Leigh, but I will definitely be checking into her stuff in the future. I found this book very hard to put down even though I am not generally a big fan of shorts stories. All of these stories were very riveting and hooked me from the beginning. I found it quite enjoyable to read a few quick steamy stories without having to invest hours and/or days in each of them. If you already are a fan of Lora Leigh you will love this, if you're not then this is a great jumping in point to her writing style. Highly recommended.

The first short was good, but the rest aren't worth reading

By Margaret P. on Aug 25, 2014

The first short story in this collection is entertaining if not particularly special (3 stars). The free intro is a better plot summary than anything currently posted on Amazon. The rest of the short stories are barely worth reading on a bored day (2 stars). I found myself skimming and I can't remember any of the plots well enough to summarize them. The author has done some fabulous romantic & erotic writing in the past, so I expected much better. This is a read once & forget type of book, and at $6 it is overpriced. The best I can say about this book is that the editing is great.

Spicy, erotic

By Amk on Sep 08, 2014

6 short stories, all based on Navy Seals and their ladies. These stories are all quite spicy, even erotic. The men are strong and alpha types, the ladies are equally strong and handle them easily. Easy to read length makes these an evening's entertainment.

Taken

By Evampire on Jul 22, 2014

Join hot alpha males in their missions to protect and serve is this thrilling collection of tales by Lora Leigh. Reno

Great compilation of books

By Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews on Jul 23, 2014

Lora Leigh has compiled a book of some of my favorite books in some of my favorite series that she has written in the past. I was thrilled to have revisited with some of the people that brought me to the Adult Erotic genre. Was I disappointed that I didn

Book Details Summary: The title of this book is Taken and it was written by Lora Leigh. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Jul 22, 2014 and it has a suggested retail price of $14.99. It was published by St. Martin's Griffin and has a total of 496 pages in the book . The 10 digit ISBN is 1250045452 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9781250045454. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.