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Taking Control

(Kerr Chronicles #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  2,685 ratings  ·  329 reviews
I thought I needed only one thing in my life--the money and power to crush one man. But the moment I laid eyes on Victoria Corielli, my thirst for revenge was replaced by my craving for her.

No rule would keep me away; no obstacle too large to overcome. Not her will, not our differing social positions, not my infamous past. When she lost everything, I helped her
ebook, 280 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by Jen Frederick (first published August 22nd 2014)
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
3.5-4 Kerr INC Stars!

WARNING: This review is really vague...Sorry.


About The Story

Taking Control, picks up right where Losing Controlleft off. Ian and Tiny (Victoria)are comfortable in their relationship together, although Tiny does second guess herself every now and again. Ian is deeply in love and possessive of Tiny, to the point of him not really caring about the revenge he sought in the last book. Tiny feels as if Ian is giving up too muchclass="gr-hostedUserImg">
Geri Reads
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Taking Control starts where Losing Control left off. Tiny and Ian are together. Their relationship is in a good place but they're facing outside threats from their pasts. For Tiny, the threats come in the form of Mitch Hedder, Tiny's stepfather. For Ian, the threats are coming from all sides. Richard Howe is still taunting Ian and there's also another threat on Ian's business. The story isn't as compelling as the first simply because I consider this one as a "tying all the loose ends" type of bo ...more
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*re-read WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!! This book blew me away. If you want a book with a soft spoken timid hero who is all about looking to the heroine for advise and letting her lead this is NOT the book for you, now if you are looking for a book with a POSSESSIVE hero who takes control and who's whole world revolves around the love of his life and will do ANYTHING to not only make her happy but to protect her, smoking hot sex scenes, revenge against those who have done the hero/heroine wrong then this b ...more
Lyndy Ann ♫
Ian and Tiny's story continues from where Losing Control finishes.

Taking Control is told mostly from Ian's POV.

Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the story and all the loose ends are tied up but Ian's pet name for Tiny is "bunny" very apt as they were always at it like rabbits and I just got bored too much sex for me. Could have done with a bit more suspense for me to keep me gripped.

ARC kindly provided by author for an honest review.
4.5 stars!

Title:Taking Control
Series:Kerr Chronicles #2
Author:Jen Frederick
Release date: September 16, 2014
Rating:4.5 stars
HEA: (view spoiler)

Claire Robinson
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - You're like a good whiskey, bunny. Each minute that ticks by makes you taste better." Stars.

Taking Control, pretty much takes up where Losing Control left off. This book is mostly from Ian’s POV, but you get a little bit of Tiny thrown in here and there. Although I really enjoyed the continuation of this story, this book almost split into two halves for me, the first half seemed to be all about the sex and Ian trying to ensure that Tiny knew how much he loved her and valued their relationship.

I’m not sure how

4.25 "there's only one Ian Kerr" stars

Speaking of conclusions, there couldn't have been a better one than this.

Tiny and Ian's love only grows stronger, inspite Tiny's doubts of her „place“ in his powerful and rich world and subconscious insecurities about her dyslexia.
Ian is a phenomenal alpha extraordinaire, both tender, supportive attentive, caring and yet lethal and dangerous in the ruthless world of business.
And when it comes to Tiny's protection, and keeping her safe, and keeping her HIS, he's freaking wild and adamant.
I'll do anything
Duchess Nicole
LOVED this!

There was no doubt for me before reading this that Alexandra and Ian were perfect for each other, and I feel like the author wrote it knowing that readers already knew this. So this second book in their story was more solidifying for just how good they are together. It was hashing out of the extenuating circumstances surrounding the beginning of their romance.

Tiny is still dealing with the fallout from the ending of book one. I feel for her because of the lack of support she has fro
Claire Robinson
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - You're like a good whiskey, bunny. Each minute that ticks by makes you taste better." Stars.

Taking Control, pretty much takes up where Losing Control left off. This book is mostly from Ian’s POV, but you get a little bit of Tiny thrown in here and there. Although I really enjoyed the continuation of this story, this book almost split into two halves for me, the first half seemed to be all about the sex and Ian trying to ensure that Tiny knew how much he loved her and valued their relationship.

I’m not sure how
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
**** 4.5 STARS ****

I love Ian Kerr! He's possessive, sexy, powerful, loving, and sometimes even gangsta. Can you create a more delicious man?


I'm just a little disappointed because I was hoping this story would have more bite and vengeance. Don't get me wrong... there are some good fights in there that will make your eyes glued to the page (or screen). I will definitely read any spin off book
Review to come.

“ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review”
Julia's Book Haven
ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review.

So you all know that Jen Frederick can really do no wrong in my book. Everything she writes I just fall completely in love with. Tiny and Ian's story is absorbing. Especially this book because we get Ian's POV too. I loved being in his head. This isn't a typical billionaire story. Tiny is an extremely strong women and never once does she whine even though life hasn't been completely fair to her. Although there were times where I really jus
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourite, bbf
4.5* and spoilers ahead

This continued from book 1 but this time we get both Ian's and Tiny's POV. As suspected he was a bit of a manwhore with one of his exes making a brief appearance. The plot carries on with the revenge with Ian finally taking action, a betrayal and a surprising twist from a supposedly fragile wife. Tiny annoyed me a bit with her refusal to see that her family were using her, her insecurity and her stubbornness but those were minute moments in what was other
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sep-2014
LIVE ----. (The released date changed from the 18th to the 2nd of September 2014 so I am a bit behind wasn't aware that it changed)

STARS : 4 stars
POV: Both – But I would have to say that it was more from Ian POV
HEA: (view spoiler)


This book starts where the first book ended. You don’t have to read the first book, but I would advise it.

This book was different from the first book, more action, more sexy time. Ian Kerr is one hot human being.

Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars.

Hero - Ian Kerr
Heroine - Victoria - Bunny, Tiny

I really liked this one. I think some of the sex could have been "fade to black" because they became too much. I loved the characters, even the secondary characters. I loved the plot and the suspense. I did not want it to end. I wanted more!

Will Steve get his story???
Are you alpha obsessed? Do you like that take charge kind of guy who can be equal parts ruthless and tender? Do you like your heroines to be feisty, independent, but looking to love and be loved completely without being controlled? Jen Frederick’s Taking Control gives the mega alpha Ian full reign as he does the majority of the narration in this steamy, romantic read.

Tiny and Ian are definitely looking every bit the couple they are, but Ian’s wealth and power are hard for Tiny to reconcile with, that
3.75 Stars

Overall Opinion: I did it again...a .75 rating! I just couldn't quite give it the 4 stars. This was a fun read that finished up the series nicely. I liked the closure I got which is important to me (especially when there is more than one book). I liked both characters, and it had just the right amount of drama and steam IMO. I didn't like this one as much as the first book, Losing Control. I think it was nice to get Ian's POV (which we didn't in the first book), but it seemed really repetitive at/>Overall
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars – 3 Flames

Hot Mama, Tiny is one lucky girl. I’m with Frank. Where can I get one of Ian?

Usually I’m not impressed with a follow-up read, especially the second one, but I couldn’t put this down, just like the first. In fact, after developing the story in the first (Losing Control), I almost prefer this one…almost.

Drama, Drama, Drama and lots of it. That would pretty much sum up what happens in this second installment. The even better part? We get to read it from Ian’s POV!!!! Ok, and so
SB*needs low angst books*
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Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*****Advance review copy*****

One thing I can say for sure is that you will never doubt Ian's love for Tiny. Ian only sees one woman and it is her. He lives, sleeps, and breathes Tiny. She is his world and without her his life would be meaningless. While I admit that I'm not usually a fan of the rich man meets poor girl trope, I will say that this couple had me hook line and sinker. The author made it work by developing character's that I could relate to on some level. Tiny never came
Sexy fun with heartfelt excitement. A very pleasurable read!

I love reading a story with a strong yet normal heroine, and an amazing guy who is a better guy than he thinks.

An excellent conclusion to Kerr Chronicles.

Jen Frederick thoroughly engages readers!

"Taking Control" picks up right were Losing Control left off . We find Tiny still morning the loss of her mother and Ian doing everything in his power to protect her, support her and prove to her just how deeply he really loves and cares for her!
Though their lives together are moving forward they still face threats and challenges for Tiny the threat comes in the form of her former step father Mitch Hedder and Ian is still dealing with his hatred and rivalry with Richard Howe , the man he f
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sexy, series-serial
3.75– 4 Stars

Taking Control closes out Ian and Tiny’s story. It’s a bit different from Losing Control. The chase is over. Ian has finally ensnared his bunny, and it’s time to figure out how their two worlds can mix. While Tiny struggles to settle into to a world without her mom, Ian’s struggle to put his past to rest continues. Together they’ll figure out how to take back the control they need to ground and finally solidify their relationship.

There were some great twists and surprises in this one –/>Taking
Mar 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Much done before romance about a self-made billionaire rescuing a down on her luck h, with some passionate sex and antagonists to spice up the story. Although predictable, book was very well written, intelligent, plus had great dialogue.

Some other things I also liked about the book are:

-Great well researched descriptions of life as a Financial whiz on Wall Street and the social life they tend to have in NYC . Of all the ( hundreds of) books I've read where the H was a tycoon in the
Nikki Sciarrino
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Taking Control

Jen Frederick

This is the conclusion of the story that began with Losing Control. Ian and Tiny have been able to hold their relationship together despite her doubts and his excess cash flow, which makes Tiny feel somewhat inadequate. But now, Tiny’s mother has passed away from the cancer that had come back. Ian has done everything he can to help Tiny to hold it together but she, justifiably, feels like her world is falling apart.

Add to this that s
Stacey is Sassy
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed it

....and the fairytale ends with a....

I really enjoyed the Kerr Chronicles. I'm happy to read about bossy rich men who fall in love with hot chicks who try to be independent and strong, but need someone to stand at their backs and support them.

At first I wasn't sure about reading this book from Ian's perspective. More times than not the heroes come off a little too soft and emotional. At the beginning I felt this, but as the story progressed he toughened u
Amanda Lee Disheveled Book Blog
This book is a delightful end to this series. I actually hope that there is more to the series but maybe for Steve, Kaga, and James.

There is more suspense in this version of the story and I enjoyed that a bit. In book one there is a lot that happens but it's like the build up to what's really going to happen in book two. As anticipated there is way more to the revenge part of the story and that had me on the edge of my seat.

Tiny is still a strong woman that can hold her
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Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Ian Kerr in Losing Control, the first book in this series. He is by far my favorite billionaire ever written.

Taking Control is book 2 in Jen Frederick's Kerr Chronicles. It picks up after Losing Control leaves off. But in this version we get Ian's POV! Hooray! I loved being inside this man's head. Seeing his thoughts and his love for Victoria was awesome. This man has a dirty, dirty mind. He's also very sweet and protective of those he loves. Both Victoria's (aka Tiny) and I
Tara Marie
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing

ARC given for honest review

This was an awesome sequel to Losing Control, I loved hearing Ian's POV. This story continues right where book one left off so you need to read it first.

Ian has never felt the way he does for Tiny towards anyone before. He would do anything for her, buy anything for her, be anything for her. The love he has is raw and totally consuming, the kind you wish you had. It jumps off the page and into your heart, just like a great book boyfriend should.
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