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The Kidnapped Christmas Bride (Taming of the Sheenans #3)

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All he wants is a Christmas memory…

Trey Sheenan has cultivated his reputation as Marietta’s resident bad boy, until one day he lets things go too far and he loses everything—his freedom, his fiance McKenna Douglas, and his infant son.

McKenna has loved Trey since they were kids, but she’s had enough. When Trey is sent away for five years, McKenna is determined to do what’s
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Published November 25th 2014 by Tule Publishing
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Gaufre
Oct 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, buddy-read
Which one does our female character choose?
Man #1:
... he was sweet, and thoughtful, gentle and kind. If he said he'd be there at seven, he always showed up... five minutes early. If she needed anything, he was there. He treated her like she was the best thing since sliced bread [...] It felt good not to worry that he'd be out too late, drinking too much, getting heated, instigating fights.

Man #2:
[...] everyone said... that he was reactive, responding instinctively without regard to risks and c
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Crista
Dec 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

There is just something about a bad boy hero: The type of hero who has just enough sweetness to qualify him as a “good decision”, and just enough bad-boy in him to make him interesting. Trey definitely qualifies under the “bad boy with redeeming qualities” category!

This book is the third book in a series, but can definitely be read as a stand-alone. If you love holiday romances, second chance romances, and cabin romances, this one is all three of those bundled together in one sweet book.
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Nikki
This was a sweet reunited lovers story. The main couple dated through high school and after, even getting engaged and having a baby together. Unfortunately, the hero, Trey, wasn't exactly a model citizen and landed himself in jail. His lady love, McKenna, wanted better for their son so she moved on after a few years. When Trey was released early for good behavior, he decided he wanted to show McKenna he was a changed man. However, much to his surprise, she was getting married. So what does he do ...more
Jonel Boyko
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
This is one of those rare stories that you will read and never, ever be able to forget. It is intense throughout, heartbreaking at times, and completely satisfying as a whole. Porter takes a look at a life most of us rarely think of, and if we do, it’s with a frown. She humanized things in a manner that allows you to think about them logically while at the same time slowly drawing you into the story. At the same time, she tells us a brilliant story of love and redemption and takes you away to th ...more
Jessica Alcazar
Well this is Goodreads at its BEST. So this title says I read it on Dec 29th, 2014 but apparently decided to not give it a rating or review. Yea, NO! #sigh
Anywho ..... ARC provided by Tule Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.
OK, so if you keep track of my reviews at all, you MUST know that Marietta is one of my favorite places to spend a few hours in. This was a really heart-warming story about second chances, forgiveness, love, hope, family and faith! Kenna and Tray haven't had the be
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4 STARS

Review copy provided for an honest review


McKenna is waiting for her wedding to start, any second she will be given the go ahead to walk down the aisle to her future. Fortunately for Trey he has been given a gift, after being gone for 5 years, he can finally speak to Mac (McKenna) and their son TJ. After searching for her unsuccessfully the night before he has no choice but to interrupt Mac’s wedding.
Mac’s world has just come crashing d
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Bette Hansen
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful read!! A story of forgiveness, hope, and love. I read this in one sitting because I just couldn't put it down. Kenna and Trey have a love so strong it has been able to survive the most trying times. But is it the love Kenna and her young son TJ needs?? Read this one and find out. You will be so happy you did.
Joanne Rock
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love this series!
Lady E
Aug 24, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5 I wanted to like this one a whole lot more. Story fell flat for me.
Joan
I have to admit I skimmed through to then end in the vain hope that Lawrence did turn out to be an FBI agent, (this was a buddy read and we had great fun trying to come up with plots that might JUST explain some people's behaviour in this book) but alas, it was not to be. Trey was one of the most unbelievable, self-centred, idiotic men I have ever had the unpleasantness to meet in a book. What sort of man thinks its acceptable to kidnap his own son? And what sort of woman was McKenna going along ...more
Les Romantiques
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Reviewed by Fabiola
Review Copy from the Publisher

The Kidnapped Christmas bride is the third volume in the Taming of the Sheenans series. I haven’t read yet (but I’ll do it) the first volume, Home to me, but I read the second which I liked very much (review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ).
After finishing Beauty’s kiss, I couldn’t wait to read Trey and McKenna’s story and I was delighted to see their volume was to be published before the
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Patty McKenna Van Hulle
Can a BAD BOY remake himself, grab a hold of his forever girl & son & start anew?

McKenna Douglas is the town GOOD GIRL, but when she saw Trey, she was hooked! She even had to seduce him because he thought he wasn't good enough for her. When McKenna was 15, her family ranch was broken into & her parents & 3 siblings were murdered & Trey was the only person she felt SAFE with! After her son was born, she wanted Trey to be less chaos & more reliable, but with just 1 punch,
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Monique
I received this book as an e-ARC free from Netgalley. Below is my review.

I've been glomming the Montana Born books for some time now, but this is my first book about the bad Sheenan boys. As feel-good Christmas stories go, this is a really good one. As a standalone book, not so good, and as a complete story, not so good.

Trey Sheenan has a bad reputation. He's always been a little too wild, a little too quick to anger, a little too much for the residents of Marietta. When his "latest" display of
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Diana
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I would have to say I loved this story, it was so sweet and just made my heart melt in such a good way.
Trey and Mckenna had history together since high school. Trey was the bad boy in high school. After high school he still had that reputation that followed him. When Trey is sent away to prison for five years, McKenna tried, she has a son with Trey and it was just to hard to keep taking the baby to the prison. So she stopped going.
A year later, Trey was only in for four years, he couldn't wait
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Bonnie Gonzales
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The cover tells you alot of what the story is about, I'll add it has characters who are so wonderfully real in Trey and McKenna and little TJ just stole my heart, I hoped so much for him to get the family Christmas he was wanting so bad.
I was brought to tears more than once as this story touched my heart and will stay with me forever as I am taking some of Treys words as my mantra I will say every night as I try to fall asleep "You don't have to solve all the problems of the world tonight. Jus
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Shari
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one Christmas story that you do not want to miss reading. The story of Trey, just getting out of prison and going after the one thing that he values most in life his son, TJ, and of course McKenna if he can win her over again.
This book brings out the true meaning of Christmas and what is important in your heart, and that is family. Christmas does not only last one day but a whole week in this story. I will warn you though, have Kleenex ready, happy and sad tears are a guarantee in thi
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Alisa
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
These books about the Sheenan's have been great! This book was my favorite! Great Christmas stories.
Terri Reed
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tear worthy

A beautiful story of redemption, forgiveness and love. This installment of the Sheenan stories was packed with emotion. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Debra Salonen
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Celebrate a wonderful love story!

A wild beginning. Two dynamic characters with a lot of history between them. And the perfect setting for a reunion story like none other.

I loved it.
Lenore Kosinski
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3 stars -- This one ended up just being OK for me.  It had some great moments, and it had a lot of moments that frustrated me or made me want to shake my head.  And honestly?  By the time I got to the end, I wasn't feeling super satisfied.

I will note that from my perspective this was a clean read...I don't even think there was fade to black, it was just sort of like all of a sudden it was the next morning and we learned they made love...  I don't mind clea
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Hanna
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely worth the time

The only thing keeping this from five stars was that there were places where not having read the first two books in the series meant missing something. Often a reader picks up a later volume in a seres, as this is, and periodically gets lost because of not having read earlier volumes. While that wasn't a major problem here, it did happen once or twice.

Other than that, however, this was a five-star read. The characters were believeable folks whose growth and development w
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Pratna Imrith
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it

I have read quite most of the books in the series and I had really enjoyed them so when I had found this book on Amazon I was very happy to read it and I must say that this book did not disappoint at all. It had the family theme that has been carried throughout the series as well as the sweet romance of reunited lovers. Jane's writing was flawless and she manages to make me fall in love with her well written characters. Trey's character was your typical protective male who loves his girl and his
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Mary
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forever Love...

Prison for an accidental death, undying love for the mother of his child, the mother marrying someone else. McKenna decided it was time to move on with her life. She knew Trey would never change, & thought a different type of man was the answer. Trey always acts first, thinks after the trouble starts. I was able to relate to McKenna being a single mom & was falling in love with Trey by the third chapter. His determination to become a better man & to know his son, just
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Lenna  Wright-Berry
Makings of a Hallmark Christmas Movie

There were tears, laughter, fighting and a battle of wills. One day out of prison on parole, Trey find a out his fiancee is getting married to another man, his 5 year old son TJ is exact copy of him in all ways. But what he did to his ex and their child will cause guilt but after 4 years with no family Christmas ' he wants to have one with his son and McKenna, like they should have before he tried to be a hero. Kidnapping them both and taking them to his moth
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Blueleo
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet and Chrissmassy

It was a fast reading story, about Trey and Mckenna. They been high school sweethearts since she was 15 yrs old. Now 17 yrs later a lot has happen in their lives. Trey had been in prison for four years but release early Mckenna is about to marry someone else. Trey goes to church and stops the wedding, wanting talk to Mckenna about there son TJ which they had together and Trey wants to be part of his life. Things get out of control and Trey ends up taking Mckenna and TJ to a
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Carol Tietsworth
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't having a good night

So I decided to try to relax with a book. Books have always been my go tos, for everything. And now, despite reading upwards of 20 books a week for my own pleasure, I copy edit and proofread for a living. It's the absolute best!
Anyway, I was having a bad night, a stomach ache and a headache and feeling sorry for myself when I started this book, and relaxed and teary when I finished it. I loved it so much.
Now I am going to attempt sleep. Wish me luck!
Cynthia
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful

Trey gets out of jail early after serving a sentence for protecting a pregnant woman being beat up by her boyfriend, who dies from hitting his head on a table. McKenna visit his for the first year with their son but then stop and doesn't tell him why. McKenna is about to marry someone else. Trey just wants to see his son. Best way to stop a wedding. Kidnap a willing bride.
Angie
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Trey and McKenna have a history together and a little boy. Trey returns to town and wants to be a father to his son and have McKenna see that he has changed. The three of them spend a few days together and realize that they are good together as a family. This was a sweet book and it was fast moving.
Lisa
Jan 16, 2018 rated it liked it
This was an okay read. It was a cute holiday story, but had a lot of slow, dragging wordy parts that seem to repeat the same things over and over. Overall, it was worth the time and the story is a good one
Ed Davis
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
A quick read but a very enjoyable one. When Trey basically kidnaps his ex-girlfriend and their son at her wedding to another man I thought this book would be a disappointment. It turns out funny and sweet with wonderful characters.
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