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#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh has captivated millionswith her sizzlingtales. Here, together for the first time, in ashort story collection:

Reno’s Chance

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For Maggie's Sake

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ebook, 496 pages
Published July 22nd 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Taken is a good collection to sample Ms. Leigh's erotic suspense writing. For those who are interested in her Elite Ops or Tempting SEALs series, this is the book to read. In each one of these novella, Ms. Leigh brings together a tough military man and a tempting sweet woman. When romance readers want alpha males and women who can keep up with an alpha male, Ms. Leigh is the go to author.

I thoroughly enjoyed each of the six stories in this collection. The stories are tightly written with a begin
Guilty Pleasures
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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’t get to spend some time with The Men of August or with the Callahan’s, yes …. but, she brought a smile to my face with her Seal’s, Elite Ops a
Caution: This book my cause spontaneous combustion.

Taken is a collection of six sizzling hot novella length stories by Lora Leigh. Oozing sexually stimulating tales of burning hot romance, reading this book is a sure way to get your temperature rising.

I have read quite a few of these novellas separately but now it comes in a convent collection called Taken. For Lora Leigh followers, many of these books are part of existing series, giving you more background into the works you already follow...or
Taken is a collection of novellas from the Elite Ops, Tempting Seals and Wounded Warriors Series, some of Lora Leigh`s most popular works.
There are 6 stories;
Reno`s Chance
For Maggie`s Sake
Atlanta Heat
Night Hawk
Cooper`s Fall
Sheila`s Passion
As I read these I remembered every reason why I like her books, why these series are some of the best military alpha hot ones out there and why Wild Card (Nathan) is a tattered dog eared paperback from being reread so many times.
My favourite man, oops sorry
This is a collection of short stories by Lora Leigh. Some better than others...

Reno's Chance
This one is just a waste of time. Raven is annoyingly immature and I couldn't for the life of me understand what Reno saw in her. There's virtually no story, just lots of OK sex that I ended up skimming through for the most part. When they aren't doing it, one or the other of them is repeating the same old thoughts in their heads for the umpteenth time. Blah blah blah.

For Maggie's Sake

Atlanta Heat

Night Ha
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This is a collection of Black-Ops Novellas. Lora Leigh is an excellent writer. All of these short stories fit in with all of her series other than the breeds. Although all of these were good enough to draw me into her other series, the Breeds are still my favorite & I was slightly disappointed that none of them included that series. Oh well!

If you are a Lora Leigh fan, you will HAVE to get this one too, because it's filled with tid-bits of continuing saga info. Keep in mind that Lora Leigh i
Jaimie Marshall
First reviewed at Red Hot Books here:

Ordinarily novellas or shorter stories are not my thing but I do read them if they are a part of a series I am already in to. Taken is a collection of novellas and short stories by Lora Leigh. All of these have been previously released so if they sound familiar that is why.

Reno’s Chance

This one is the first in Ms. Leigh’s Tempting Seals series and even though it is short, Raven and Reno are one of my favorite couples f
Eva Millien
Join hot alpha males in their missions to protect and serve is this thrilling collection of tales by Lora Leigh. Reno’s true mission is to get into Raven’s heart Joe’s mission is to seduce hidden information from Maggie - his ex-lover, Macey mission is to share close quarters with Em - a forbidden love, Travis’ mission is to be brave enough to give in to desire and stand with Lillian, Ethan’s mission is to fight the fire in his blood for Sarah and Nick’s mission is to tempt Shelia into becoming ...more
Lindy at BookBlinders Reviews
Anyone who has read Lora Leigh knows exactly what they are going to get and believe me this title doesn't disappoint.
A collection of wickedly hot shorter stories set in her contemporary world populated with strong, military alpha men who will stop at nothing to get their woman.
As usual for Lora Leigh the steam factor is off the charts hot and the shorter length of these books make for quick reading. If you are brave enough to read them in public without suffering a complete meltdown they would c
I was told that if one wants super-steamy alpha sex, one must read Lora Leigh. Not that that's necessarily what I want, but I'm as open to it as anything else, so I thought that this collection of, essentially, from what I can tell, teasers for her series would be a great introduction.

They're all of a theme: alpha military men who each have been helplessly in love with a woman (most virgins) since they met her. And said women are unconvinced that military alpha guy is the kind who will stick aro
Angela Verdenius
oohhh, you know how I love a man in uniform (and when he’s out of it *wink*). This is a collection of novellas featuring heroines with fire, and heroes both military and law. Rub them together and watch the sparks explode! Mix it with intrigue and suspense and you have several hours of absorbing reading! This book includes: Reno’s Chance, For Maggie’s Sake, Atlanta Heat, Night Hawk, Cooper’s Fall & Sheila’s Passion.
Raven and Reno's story is very steamy. It also shows that though these are novellas, they don't have to lack emotions and character depth. Lora Leigh knows how to write. The second story was well written, but I just wasn't into the characters. They were both to immature and emotional for me to relate to. The third story, Atlanta Heat, is even hotter than the title. Both main character were perfect and had plenty of chemistry. I loved that one. The next story was more of a teaser, as it was extre ...more
This anthology contained six different stories by Lora Leigh. The stories are all a part of full length series written by Leigh, so it can provide background for people who have already read the series or it can give you a preview of what the series is like.

I recognized a few of the series but not all of them, so it gave me a chance to read something new and decide if I want to start a new series. All of the short stories in this book featured alpha males and military men, which is definitely a
Angel Ruess
Taken is comprised of short stories from the Men and Women in the Tempting SEALs and Elite Ops books. Navy SEAL Reno Chavez in Reno's Chance, DEA agent Joe Merino in For Maggie's Sake, and Navy SEAL Macey March in Atlanta Heat from Tempting SEALs, Travis Caine and Lilly Belle in Night Hawk from Elite Ops. Then there the two novella's from the Wounded Warriors series. Ethan Cooper in Cooper's Fall, and Nick Casey, who also made an appearance in the Elite Ops book Live Wire, in Sheila's Passion.

This is the first book I've read by Lora Leigh although I had heard of her and have several books of hers in my Kindle wish list. Well, I'm sold. This book contains 6 novellas, some of which I gather have been published previously as standalone or in compilations, and provides a chance to dip in to her style and see whether you want to try other books. 5 out of the 6 novellas appear to be from larger series' the author has written so now based on which characters and stories I liked best I know ...more
Thanks to the Goodreads First Reads giveaway program for a paperback copy of “Taken” by Lora Leigh.

This collection of six stories explores the romantic and sexual relationships between young (and in many cases, virginal) women and military men and the commitment and safety issues that result from their dangerous occupations. The men are strong, tall alphas with sensitive sides. The women are generally sexually-inexperienced, and a few have endured emotional and physical pain in their pasts. (Th
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
Emsy Van Wyck
Review: Taken is a must-have for all fans of Lora Leigh’s Tempting Navy SEALS & Elite Ops series

In my overview/review of Lora Leigh’s various and sometimes intertwined HOT romantic suspense series - Nauti Boys & Girls, Tempting SEALS, Elite Ops, The Callahans - I noted that I was really looking forward to the release this summer of Taken, a compilation of short stories that are integral to the understanding of several of her series. Well, I received a copy for review from her publisher,
This is full of hot steaminess with a little bit of story. Over all there are 6 stories the first story was not much of one the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th stories were really good the story line was amazing kept you on the edge of you seat. It was some times fairly on the intense side but in a good way. Each story seems link it doesn't take but a second to see the link. Now in the 4th story it was like maybe 2 pages and I am so lost on how that was link to the other books I have gone back and to read ...more
I really enjoyed this book. I think I would have liked it better if I had read all the previous books in the Elite Ops series & Navy Seals series. It's not that I was lost without the previous stories or that I didn't know what was going on or anything because each of these novellas are stand-alone. I just think that I could've gotten a little deeper involved if I knew the other characters and previous stories from the other novels because these novellas are continued on from those. Aside fr ...more
Gigi staub
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
Jenn Cunha
Received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.

I thoroughly enjoyed this anthology. Lora Leigh did, in a few pages, what some authors have trouble doing over the course of full-length novels. She made me care about each of the characters, made me root for them, and me blush with them with her passionate and love-filled scenes. The men were just alpha enough to get the job done, without being over the top which is a hard line to balance along. The women weren't fainting violets either - they
Taken is a collection of novella's and shorts from author Lora Leigh. They have been previously published but put together finally in one book for readers. I had previously read most of these so it was fun to go back and experience them once again. This is a compilation from several of the series Lora Leigh has published. Fun quick sexy reads with plenty of alpha guy heat for your enjoyment. Sit back and relax while you read since there is no pressure to read a entire book to get to the conclusi ...more
Margaret Sholders
Lora has done it again. This is a six novella series. She has developed a great story with some special people. The men are Military-retired from Special OPS. They work in a rough bar and keep their eyes and ears open to pass information to the Government. So besides the bar jobs she does what she does best and writes some of the longest bedroom scenes I've ever read. This is not recommended for under 18 readers. I would say to adults who like spice that this is a good read. Enjoy this book! I h ...more
Angela Goodrich
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's Chance (Tempting SEALS #1) – 5 stars
I have to say that I quite enjoyed the twist in this story. So often it is the girl chasing the hot Navy SEAL, while waiting for him to realize that he loves
Erin Burns
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 pursu
I received a free copy of this book through the GoodReads First Reads giveaways.

Taken by Lora Leigh is a collection of very explicit romance novellas. This was my first time reading any of Lora Leigh's works and if you want a book full of sex and little story, this is the book for you. Each novella involves a military man and his seductions of the woman (usually a virgin) of his dreams. Personally I would have liked a lot more story and maybe Lora Leigh does in her other novels; I do not know. I
Maggi Hesseling
Jul 14, 2014 Maggi Hesseling rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Maggi by: NetGalley
Shelves: romance
It's been a while since I read Lora Leigh, and i'm now wondering why I ever stopped. This collection of six tales tantalize and titillate. Each story more interesting than the next. My favorite of the group is Cooper's Fall. I really liked the characters and the setting, which later set the scene for Sheila's passion. I was a little lost on Night Hawk, but seeing that it's an in-between the novels story makes more sense.
Received an ARC copy from netgalley for a honest review. I love Lora Leigh books and her writing style. While I previously had read the individual books in Taken, I enjoyed reading them all over again. Storylines were entertaining, steamy hot and well written. Once I started one story, I had to read them all. It doesn't take long to get lost in the stories and block out the "real world". I would recommend all of Lora's books.
6 smokin’ hot stories from Lora Leigh's military romance series Elite Ops, Tempting Seals, and Wounded Warriors. You don’t have to have read these series to enjoy these stories but I bet reading these hot tales will make you want to check them out. Strong alpha males who would give the world for the women they love and the sex is off the charts.
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.
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