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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  622 ratings  ·  72 reviews
#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 (Tempting SEALs #1)
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
Paperback, 487 pages
Published July 22nd 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Jan 30, 2020 rated it liked it
ARC received for review

Overall average 3 stars

Reno's Chance - 2 stars - too short, there was just something missing

For Maggie's Sake - 4 stars - read this one before, and I still like it

Atlanta Heat - 4 stars - great story, but she gets kidnapped from her bed and when he rescues her she's still in a skirt...what?

Night Hawk - 2 stars - total tease for their book later in the series

Cooper's Fall - 4 stars - Cooper is my favorite guy out of these books. He's just perfect Sarah and what all she's be
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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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
Actually 3.5 stars overall

RENO's CHANCE(Tempting Seals 1)3.5stars
He's two things she doesn't want...a career military man and her best friend's brother.
FOR MAGGIE'S SAKE(Tempting Seals 3)3.5stars
He can't lose the one that got away get away again, especially into enemy hands.
ATLANTA HEAT(Tempting Seals 6 3.5stars
For her own protection, he has to keep her in his private hideaway
NIGHT HAWK(Elite Ops 1.5) 1star
This extremely short installment was a set up for the next release
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
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 begi
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 is a
Anne Marie
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book consisted of six short stories, the first three being part of the Tempting Seals series. Overall, this wasn’t my cup of tea type stories. The plots, if there were plots, were difficult to follow, but maybe that was the point?
Reno’s Chance was about Reno, a Seal, and him being after Raven or was it the other way around? It was enough trying to get that Clint is Raven’s brother and Morganna is Reno’s sister.
For Maggie’s Sake, the third book of the series (skipped #2) mentioned about th
Angela Verdenius
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Five short stories and one taster.
Enjoyable short read with no real background or getting to know these characters.
Lots of sex which is not surprising with this author but I did love the puppy present.
I did enjoy this short story and found the proposal side cute and funny.
I have read and reviewed this book before but reviews are missing.
50% story, 50% sex.
Felt sorry for Maggie. By standing up for herself and believing in her ow
Jaimie Marshall
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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
Brianna | briannas_books
Jun 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
It is so rare for me to give out one stars but I genuinely think this is a book that calls for it. I want to share that this book had so many issues as respectfully as I can. If you are into instant love and gratification with little to no back story then yes this book is for you. If you enjoy steamy romance with a backstory and other aspects than adult content with developed characters this book is not for you. Personally I will not be picking up any books by this author again. It was hell tryi ...more
Taken is a combo of a few series short stories. They are a great way to tease you and pull you into the series. They are all short reads with a lot of spice. If you love that military alpha Male. These are for you. I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. These women are no blushing brides. They are just as fierce and strong as the men they want. Each novella could honestly be turned into their own full length novel easily.
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was good . I really like how Lora writes .
Dalia J
Aug 24, 2017 rated it liked it
😳🙈 How I read this book.
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I only read #3 - For Maggie's Sake because I couldn't find it stand alone. It was good - referenced Wild Card.
Jun 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Erin Burns
Feb 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
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
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, and, may
Gigi staub
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
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
Eva Millien
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
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
Angel Padillo
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.

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
Jul 02, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Lindy at BookBlinders
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 16, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
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Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared. Lora’s family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in ...more

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