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Love's Taming

(The Love's Trilogy #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  1,795 ratings  ·  198 reviews
Annie Donavan's life as a veterinarian is safe. And boring. Between focusing on keeping her small, inner-city clinic running, paying off student loans, and living in the tiny apartment above the clinic she has no time for fun or dating and certainly not for anything adventurous. Then one night, danger and surprise show up in the alley behind her clinic. And Annie is in for ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 4th 2014 by Maryann Litton
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Maryann Jordan
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
As the author of the Fairfield Series, I fell in love with writing romance mysteries. I decided to make a spin-off series that was darker, more erotic, more suspenseful. This is Love's Taming. I once again fell in love with the characters and the plot twists. I hope the readers enjoy this emotional story between a hero needing light in his life and the beautiful woman that vows to stand by his side.
Ivy Deluca
Stoney, shady maybe-bad guy shows up on Annie’s doorstep with a dog who needs emergency surgery. Then, romance happens.

The Good
-Kindle Unlimited book
-Definitely Kristen Ashley feel to the tone and the characters
-there are moments that have a genuine feeling of affection between the H/h
-the way Stoney/Shane speaks is very KA alpha-hero like
-I would have liked to have seen more of Annie’s veterinary practice at the beginning of the story to really set up her character
-I enjoyed the general plot -
Rebecca from Cover to Cover Book Blog
This book had me on the edge the whole time! I was screaming and hollering at every turn. The suspense killed me but it was well worth the read!!! Annie is an amazing strong woman that has a great head on her shoulder. She is a veterinarian in a small town. She doesn't have time for a Man in her life. She is just happy with her 3 cats and 2 best friends. Until one night when a stranger walks in her bet in the middle of the night begging for help. "Stoney" was trying to find some help for his dog ...more
Denise Van plew
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a mystery intrigue romance that once I started I was realizing I had started one that I would not willing put down unless necessity demanded it. Having read this author before her series I quickly realize this is a different rhythm all together that quite frankly I find is one of my favorites when I read modern day romance. I love reading dark mystery with romance so was a nice surprise to discover this is exactly that. I also quickly notice the talent this author has to be able to write ...more
Anna Mychals
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My kind of book. There is romance, great mystery, and a hot guy! Maryann Jordan hits it out of the park again with Love's Taming.

Annie Donavan is a sweet veterinarian who has never really stepped out of her box. Her world is titled on its axis when she receives a visitor late one night from the mysterious Stoney. What she doesn't know is that by letting Stoney in, she has also let in the danger that goes along with his dark world.

Shane is a hot detective who weaves his way into Annie heart. Can
Natalie Neck
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review For Love’s Taming By Maryann Jordan

I was given this book in exchange for a honest review

Annie is a small town vet who was taken under a older vet wing for him to mentor. When he passed away she was surprise to find that he had left the practice and the apartment above to her.

Struggling to keep the practice and paying of her student loan and keep her staff it doesn’t leave much time for her to do anything else. But she loves being a vet it’s all that she has every wanted to do far as she i
Beatriz Perez
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I FLOVED this book!!!!

This was a brilliant read. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. We get a bit of everything, suspense, drama, romance, angst, very sexy scenes, and lets not forget, a sexy as hell alpha male that will have you swooning from the moment you meet him, kinda, lol.

Annie is a beautiful young woman. She is a veterinarian and owns a clinic. Her everyday life consists of work, work and work, her social life is nonexistent and her only friends are her coworkers and 3 ca
3.5 stars

After checking out some details for someone, I am rounding down to 3 instead of rounding up to 4 stars the way I did originally. Here is why:

Not 100% safe book. (view spoiler)

Original review from Novem
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an amazing read. I would of had it read sooner had I not had homework for my college classes. I had a hard time putting it down. I love that it has connection to Maryann's first series.

Dr. Annie Donovan is a vet who never lets anything stop her not even men. Since she was young she always wanted to be a vet and never had a back up plan. She loves caring for animals even when the owner's cannot pay or they are strays. One night a mystery man brings in his German Shepard, Sarge, that need
Estelle Martinez
Maryann has given us another amazing read! We need more than five starts for this one. I was lucky enough to have gotten and arc an wow I loved it!!!!

We have Shane Aka Stoney we has found himself in the deepest parts of hell. But one glimpse of sunshine and his life will be forever change. He is all alpha male hotness and protects what is his. You will first be very suspicious of Stoney but then fall for him.

Annie is a vet with a heart of gold. She doesn't turn patients away even when she thinks
Jennifer Alumbaugh

I am in LOVE with this book!! Maryann did an amazing job with this story. I first fell in love with Jordan's Fairfield Series, and this story has surpass my expectations of writting a better story. This book had me guessing from page one. Everytime I thought I knew what was going on, I DIDN'T. So Love's Taming will def keep you on the edge of your seat! It is a darker read than her first series, but if you loved her writting- you will be head over heals with this book!

Shane and Anni
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HOLY SMOKES!!! What an AWESOME READ!!! WOW!! To see it start off with Annie Donavan a Veterinarian ends up doing emergency surgery on Sarge cause he swallowed a sausage. She meets Stoney/Shane Sarge's owner and holy smokes right from the beginning Stoney knew that Annie was the woman for him. This is a must read. I really loved how Maryann wrote the story innocent Vet meeting a mysterious guy and from there just took off. I know in the story I had jumped a couple of times when Annie was in the c ...more
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has a little bit of everything. Annie owns a vet and lives upstairs with her 2 cats. Her world pretty much revolves around those things. She is this sweet, lonely girl who pretty much keeps to herself. I didn't care for the way she assumed things instead of getting answers. You have your sexy, alpha man, Shane. He is in need of a vet in the middle of the night and meets Annie whom he's been watching. His feelings end up being more than they were suppose to be. While trying to do his jo ...more
Barbara Martoncik
I was given the chance to beta read Love's Taming by Maryann Jordan. This book is a 5 star read, it's beyond amazing and I can promise that you won't be disappointed with this one click. I love The Fairfield Series by Maryann as well so I knew that I would like this book as well.
I fell in love with Annie's character right away, she is a quite person who has this amazing love for animals. Her vet practice is all she knows and is content with that until Stoney this dark, wild man comes into her l
Terri Sullivan
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was recommended to read this book by a friend of mine. Wow, was she correct in thinking that I would like this. I more than liked this novel, I loved it.

In Love's Taming, Dr. Annie Donovan, the local veterinarian, works her fingers to the bone to pay off her student loan bills. One night, a stranger comes to the clinic that she owns needing help with his dog. She is uneasy letting him in, but the dog needed emergency help. Reluctantly, she lets him in and together, they save his dog by perform
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first read from the author & I enjoyed it a lot. It was fast-paced, intriguing, passionate and explosive!

You have here a vet whose normal, if not boring life gets entangled with a mysterious alpha stranger who sweeps her off her feet. And there was no turning back. No way. No chance.

Shane was a force to reckon with. He saw. He liked. He conquered. In that order... and fast!

I liked Annie. She was focused, determined, tough yet soft & kindhearted. What she had with Shane was si
Ana Santos
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book!

Love's Taming is a book that makes you aware of 3 things:
1. How criminals will do whatever it takes to complete the task at hand.
2. Shows us the brave men and women who do whatever it takes to make sure those criminals are apprehended.
3. That there are people in this world who only see and do good things. They also trust EVERYONE.
The author did a great job creating a story with all these aspects in mind. It will have you second guessing some of the characters. A story ful
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read!, September 15, 2014
By cdgarner - See all my reviews

This review is from: Love's Taming (The Love's Series) (Kindle Edition)
MaryAnn Jordan Author has a fantastic new release in Love's Taming! I couldn't put it down! If you love hot, sexy Alpha males with a bad boy edge then you're going to love Stoney(Shane) & the fiery chemistry between him and Annie from the get go! After reading MaryAnn's Fairfield series I didn't think she could get any better, just goes to sh
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, a five star read!!! This has the romance style with mystery that we know and love from MaryAnn Jordan, but darker and hotter! This story keeps you guessing with its twist and turns, never being predictable. I loved these characters, a strong female and an alpha male that needs this woman to be the light to his darkness. This is one of those books that you won't want to put down until it's finished and then you will find yourself thinking about this book even when you are not r ...more
Kelly with Sugar Shack Book Blog
Well my first response to this book was Holy Smokes!! I was not expecting this from Maryann at all, it was a more darker read then her Fairview series, bit wow I absolutely loved it!! I love Shane, he is my favorite male character for sure from Maryann's books, total alpha strong but caring guy!! This book was filled with suspense, some drama, and above all a great story of two people being in love!! I can't wait for the next book and anything else Maryann throws our way!! I would definitely rec ...more
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the fastest reads, that is how excellent it is. No Spoilers, small review but wonderful. All I can say about Maryann is I truly love her books, She does not write a bad book at all. I can honestly say now, that her books in the future will have a 5 star rating from me. She never disappoints and the love scenes are hot, she makes the men hot and it will leave you wanting him for your own. It is so worth buying this book.
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book it was really good. Lots of action and mystery sometimes I would think I knew what was going to happen next but then Maryann would have a whole new twist to throw in there and it would completely keep me at the edge of my seat there was so much going on with the characters that I didn't want to put it down until I finished the last page. Mystery, romance... Loved it...
Lisa Durrant
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so not what I expected it to be. It had me from the very first page not wanting to put it down until the very end. Annie and Shane's story wasn't anything like Maryann's other releases, it raw and unpredictable with twists and turns keeping you at the edge of your seat the whole time. I now have a new book boyfriend and would have given more then Five stars if possible. This is a must read. Maryann you have again created another beautiful book I'm happy to recommend to my friends.
Rhonda Edmonds
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book is a must read. from the beginning you are caught up in Annie ' s rollercoaster ride of a life. between Stoney and Shane you are caught up in a whirlwind of romance. this book is a on the edge of you seat read. once you start you cannot put it down till you complete the book. cannot wait till next book.
Danielle Petersen
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I have been priviledged to read all three of the Fairfield Series by the amazing Maryann jordan! I have read this book so many times I have lost count! All Ican say is this book is the best by far! I can't wait to get my hands on the next book!
Danielle Petersen
I have been priviledged to read all three of the Fairfield Series by the amazing Maryann jordan! I have read this book so many times I have lost count! All Ican say is this book is the best by far! I can't wait to get my hands on the next book!
Kathy Boone
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing book from an amazing author. Loved how Jake and Tom showed up. Could not put this down had you guessing til the end. Loved it.
Neilliza Swaffar
*A copy given by author, in return for an honest review.*

Rating: 3.5

Stony and Annie’s story started very abruptly, but turned into a love that would last a lifetime.

Annie a young vet, who had no life before Stoney. Her life was her job and her clinic. With friends only she had gained from her practice. Even though all she had was Leo and Suzanne, they were the greatest friends.

One night after closing the animal hospital a rough good looking guy begged for Annie’s help with his dog. His dog Sar
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Reviewed by Dawn Vickers on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

Annie Donovan is a vet. She runs a small city practice, lives above it in a small apartment with her cats and loves her job. She’s kind-hearted and quiet but her life is boring. Till Stoney…

He turns up one night in need of her help to save his dog Sarge and consequently turns Annie’s world upside down. He’s a sexy, smouldering man, but complicated and a total mystery to Annie; nonetheless, she’s drawn to him. They have a night
Lynn Smith
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Annie Donavan is a veterinarian with a soft heart. She has a small group of close friends and no time for a man. Until Stoney (Shane Douglas) brings his dog Sarge for surgery. Stoney is vague, forceful, dangerous and oh so sexy. The sparks fly between him and Annie. If you have read any of Maryann's other books you will know how she is with alpha men. She does not disappoint in Love's Taming. If anything I think she just set the bar higher. Annie wonders how she could be so attracted and have fe ...more
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