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Taken By Surprise

3.36  ·  Rating details ·  107 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Taken by Surprise- Three Erotic Novels

From Russia, with Love - Susan Johnson

While Russia trembles under the rule of Ivan the Terrible, beautiful, head-strong Tatiana has come to the countryside to escape from her arranged marriage to a cruel prince. But her yearning for solitude soon yields to a deeper, smoldering longing for a count who makes it clear her wants every-thin
Paperback, 390 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Kensington
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Jan 14, 2013 rated it liked it
More like 2 and a half stars.

It's difficult to rate an anthology. This story's good, that story sucked, this one was OK. So how do you rate it?

From Russia with Love was OK. Not a lot of character development, other than husband is evil, wife is chaste and virginal, lover is good.

Her Lord and Master sucked. I expected much better from Thea Devine.

Erotic Deja Vu was good, with an interesting story and even character development. Who would have thought?

Rent it, borrow it, don't waste money on it.
Oct 30, 2016 rated it liked it
First - if you are not interested in reading explicit sex this is not the book for you. Three different tales by three different authors in one compilation. Read them all -you may find you like one better than the other (for me Susan Johnson always ranks higher). A bit of story with each one, but a lot of sex.
Aug 29, 2007 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Stories by Susan Johnson, Thea Devine, and Katherine O'Neal. The quality of the stories in this collection was quite uneven. I guess one out of three ain't bad. Good thing this was a library book. I wouldn't want to spend money on it.
Just could not get into any of the 3 stories even though I love Susan Johnson and Katherine O'Neal has written a couple of good stories before. In this one all 3 bombed out for me.
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And it all began rather serendipitously. Long ago, as they say, in another time, when fast food hadn't reached our area and the only shopping was what the feed mill offered, I was reading a book that annoyed me .

My husband was lying beside me in bed, watching TV. Turning to him, I sort of petulantly said, "How the hell did this book get published?"

"If you think you're so smart," he replied, with
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