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Taken by the CEO

(The Scandalous Wentworths #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  305 ratings  ·  77 reviews
It was only supposed to be a little white lie. When Emmaline Greene pretends to be Sarah, the confident, sexy woman she wishes she could be, she figures no harm, no foul. Her one-night stand will never find out. Wrong. The gorgeous guy she slept with isn’t just amazing in bed…he’s also her new boss.

Parker Wentworth has a lot to prove. He’s just been appointed CEO of his fa
ebook, 287 pages
Published March 13th 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Indulgence)
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After divorcing her cheating, controlling ex-husband, Emmaline Greene dreams of being someone else - someone confident, attractive and sexy! When an attractive man comes to her rescue, she decides to act on her dream and pretends to be a school teacher called Sarah. This alter ego gives her the boost that enables her to have her first one night stand - and what a night it proves to be for both her and Parker! She assumes her lies don’t matter as they’ll never see each other again . . . .

Edward P
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
MS London has a fabulous writing voice a voice that brings out so many emotions in her fabulous characters, heroes and heroines that will make you laugh, cry and yell at but best of all become friends with. This is the start of a new series (and a spin off from another of her fabulous series Behind the Bar) and Emmaline is going to get her HEA with the most gorgeous determined to be single CEO Parker Wentworth. I suggest you make yourself comfortable because you will not want to put this one dow ...more
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome read!

A great read! It was funny had some steamy scenes with a very HEA. Parker and Em might not have planned to see each other after their night together but fate is one tricky bitch. A must read!
Bette Hansen
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this one! It's a great entertaining story that is very well written with nicely developed characters. The female lead Emmaline is sassy and determined and Parker is sexy and strong. These two had great chemistry that I could feel through the pages. As Emmaline struggles to find her strength after her divorce, Parker seems to be just what she needs. I highly recommend this one!
Elizabeth Neal
Mar 21, 2017 rated it liked it
**3.5 Stars**

Emmaline is finding herself again after leaving her cheating husband and the woman she allowed herself to become. She's living as she wants and that includes her job in the HR department of a well known company she's been with for six months now. She's excelling in her position and is applying for a specialized program the company offers.

Parker has returned home because the opportunity to become CEO of his family's company wasn't something he could pass up. He's determined to restor
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

I am a huge fan of stories that take place in the corporate environment. Jealousies, affairs, and backstabbing go on behind the scenes, and I enjoy every minute of the experience. Taken by the CEO by Stefanie London, brings the finer points of corporate America to the page, by creating a wonderful group of characters that truly want each other to succeed. Of course there is always an exception to playing nice, which Ms. London does a good job of gracefully transferring.

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Katrina Berry
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Taken by the CEO by Stefanie London is Book 1 of The Scandalous Wentworths Series.

Once again Ms. London has brought her A-game. With her wonderful writing, the author gives us a perfect balance of heat, romance, emotion and drama...just a titter of it within this story that really enhance the characters and the storyline. What a fabulous start to a new series.

Please note that an ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

I loved Taken By The CEO. It’s witty, it’s sexy and somehow it manages to make the corporate world (at least this world) a bit less cold and calculating. Here most everyone wants the success of the business to skyrocket while not losing that personal touch of caring about the people behind the company name and reputation. A likable, engaging couple and enough secondary characters who bring this story to life that one can’t help but want to see them all succeed, as wel
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Another sweet romance with a lot of heat from Stefanie London. Will suit anyone who loves contemporary romances. Usually I find books set in Melbourne jarring especially when set in my neighborhood but this managed to capture the spirit of Melbourne without being awkward so local readers who typically feel the same way, shouldn't let the story location deter them from the first book of what I think is going to be an amazing
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!! Sexy, exciting, and emotional TAKEN BY THE CEO by Stefanie London has got it all, and I couldn't put this book down. Emmaline Greene wasted six years of her life on her controlling, self-obsessed, cheating scumbag of an ex-husband, and is determined to make a change in her life. With a new attitude, a new job, a new life, she is well on the way of reaching her goals. So when a sexy stranger comes to her rescue, Emmaline decides to be a little scandalous and have her first on ...more
Harim (The Reader Blog)
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well..this one was ...

Not bad..not bad at all..

It started off like Grey's Anatomy..ya know..she sleeps with a guy,its super but oh..he turns out to be her boss!

I expected it to take a downfall from there but it was actually pretty darn sweet!

The story went nice and smooth.

That epilogue ..oh Gah..[insert elaborate sigh]

And the typical..conflict and some stupid argument and denying and then having the inevitable happen.

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Mrs. Corrian
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my....... this is a lovely, romantic and sensual story.  The h of the story is a divorcee who was mentally abused by her former husband.  Consequently, she decided to change her life over by being more independent.  At this time she met the H.  They both decided to have a one night stand (the sex scenes were phenomenal).  However when she arrived to work the next day, she found out the H was the new CEO of the company where she works.  You can just imagine her shock!  The H and h both have tr ...more
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Could not stop reading! It was sweet-romantic- serious- and sexy! Happy to read more from this author! Wow is all I can say!
April Symes
After divorcing her cheating, controlling ex-husband, Emmaline Greene dreams of finding someone who will love her for her. That is when Parker , a very handsome CEO comes into her life and wow does her life take a turn for the better. This is a sexy, sweet and emotionally fabulous spin off of this Behind the Bar series.
There is good chemistry and good development between the characters. I loved the pace and the ending of this story. Emmaline went after her HEA and Parker was ready for is HEA. T
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When you want a fresh start and there's just one little detail you omit, there's bound to be trouble. Discover a spicy must read from Stefanie London!
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-read
A copy was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Let me say I don’t necessarily rush to give 5 stars, but for Taken by the CEO by Stefanie London, I couldn’t hit that fifth star fast enough!!! I love well developed characters, spirited and sassy female leads, and hot and handsome, wanting to do the right thing corporate executives! This book filled all those needs for me!
Emmaline Greene has decided to throw her “mousey,” say all the right things, do all the right th
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Emmaline and Parker meet each other during a run they are both hiding their true identity. So after a hot night they are shocked to find that he is the CEO of the company where she works. And even though they both have good reasons to keep their affair a secret and on the scale of 'just sex', their hearts think differently.

Between 4,5 and 5 stars I decided to go for 5 as I really enjoyed the growth of both characters. Their family members chip in to give good advice when Emmaline and Parker
Jessica Alcazar
Stefanie London does it again. I enjoyed the heck out of this book! The premise has been done a million times, so of course the characters have to steal the show or it would just be another oops, I had a one-night stand with by boss and didn't know it story. Well, Emmaline Greene and Parker Wentworth not only stole the show with their banter and heart, but also with their growth.

Emmaline wants to start fresh. She wants a personality make-over. Her past has made her hit bottom and she's had enou
Kim Vanravenswaay
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Taken By the CEO, is a great light read. It isn't heavy on drama, just a little family drama thrown in to liven it up. Emmaline has only had her new job for six months. She shows potential of moving up quickly. After the past that she's had with her ex, she just needs to show that she can get ahead on her own.
Parker is the new CEO of his family's business. After the bad rep that the business has gotten because of the scandalous life his father lives, Parker swears to make the business one that h
Emma bramley
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
A good quick romance, hot and steamy read. This book has fantastic characters. There were some laugh out loud moments in this story. This author has a fab way of bringing emotions and experiences to each character. This is only the second book by this author that ive read by ill definitely be on the look out for more. I cant wait to read more from this author in the future.

Highly recommended
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book
Smut Matters
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Heather's review from Smut MattersThis was a really great start to a new series by Stefanie London. Apparently it was a spin-off from another book, but even though I haven't read that one, I didn't have any trouble with this one.

Emmaline is determined to recreate herself. She's recently divorced from a controlling piece of shit and she refuses to allow his garbage to infect the rest of her life. So when she goes out for her first "make myself better" run and manages to lock her neighbor's dog in
Suze Lavender
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Emmaline's marriage wasn't a success. Her husband used her and bossed her around and it's time for her to take complete control over the direction of her life. She now has a prestigious job and she's ready to start dating again. To practice at being more comfortable and sexy Emmaline calls herself Sarah. When she meets Parker she thinks he's the perfect candidate for her first one-night stand and she can be anyone she likes, because she will never see him again after that night. She's in for a b ...more
Angel Hatfield
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Emmaline/ Em never asked for much in her life. Em was getting a divorce after six years with a cheating man.who had made her a trophy wife with no purpose or achievements of her own.Em had walked in on her husband having sex with his business partner in the dental exam chair. Em was determined to be someone new. So Em now worked in the H R department of one of the biggest retailers in Australia - Wentworth group. Edward/ Parker came back to become CEO of the family business to take over and rest ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Taken by the CEO is a surprisingly thoughtful, sexy romance. Emmaline and Parker are a great couple with loads of chemistry. She's just divorced her cheating asshole of a husband and has finally decided she deserves to have some fun in her life. When she meets Parker and has a hot one night stand with him it helps her let go of some of the negative feelings her ex has left her with. But, when she finds out he's the new CEO of the company she works at, how will she react? How will he react, espec ...more
Scarlett Ian
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Could you think of a more awkward situation, than to have a one night stand only to find out the next day that he’s your new boss? I’m not sure I could. But that’s what happens in this book.

This book follows the story of Emmaline and Parker: two strangers who, under the assumption that they’ll never see each other again, spend one amazing night together. Both of these characters have their reasons for wanting to limit the amount of trusting relationships in their lives; the problem is, neither
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book it was fun, witty, sexy, steamy and so much more. One hot night of passion that two can’t forget leads to lies and secrets that come out when Emmaline new boss walks in the room. Lord Have Mercy her one nightstand just walked in the room and turns out to be her boss. What a pickle she is in he knows her by another name, a make believe women she wishes she could be more like. What does this mean for the reader you get one heck of an entertaining read that keeps you turnin ...more
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4 “It’s all about the shoes” Stars

Taken by the CEO turned out to be a fun, flirty and sexy romance I just couldn’t put down.

Emmaline is in the process of getting a new life. After a failed marriage to a cheating scumbag who only wanted a trophy wife to be a good host and a great cook, she desperately needs to feel useful. Now working in the HR department of a big retail oriented company she is feeling better by the day. The only thing missing is jumpstarting her dating life. Afraid to repeat pas
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Taken by the CEO by Stefanie London is book number one of The Scandalous Wentworths. This is Emmaline Greene and Parker Wentworth's story.

Emmaline always does what everyone wants her to do. Not anymore! She meets this guy and ends up having a one night fling and she told him her name was Sarah. Oh well, she won't ever see him again! Wrong! He is her new boss! Yikes!

Parker has just taken over as CEO of his family's business. He doesn't do relationships but will do no strings one night stands. Rig
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished

I liked this book. Emmaline is newly divorced and decides to have some fun she meets Parker at a running track and they meet up for a date that turns into much more only problem is she uses a fake name of Sarah thinking she will never see him again along with a story of being a school teacher. well come to fine out Parker is the CEO of the company Emmaline works for. As they to fight their attraction to one another it gets harder and harder and Emmaline is trying to get into a program that Parke
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Stefanie London is the multi award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romances and romantic comedies.

Stefanie’s books have been called “genuinely entertaining and memorable” by Booklist, and “Elegant, descriptive and delectable” by RT magazine. Her stories have been nominated for mu