Miss Taken by Cleo Scornavacca (Book Review)

Book: Miss Taken

Author: Cleo Scornavacca

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Love……………………The Ultimate Loss of Control

Rain and Raven Medici are identical twins. Although they come from a loving close-knit family their childhoods couldn’t have been more different. Raven went to school and was exposed freely to the outside world. Rain on the other hand was born with a blood disorder and denied many normal childhood experiences.

Once grown, Raven becomes a lawyer at their dad’s firm Kane & Medici in NYC. Rain along with her only childhood friend Tommy Conte, builds a very successful business as professional photographers. Traveling between Europe and Manhattan, and enjoying a world that was kept from her, Rain vows never to be controlled again.

Dominick Kane is a product of his upbringing. He’s powerful, self-assured and knows he can achieve anything he desires. Nothing gets in his way. There is only one thing he has ever failed at. A relationship with his father Vincent Kane. Upon his father’s death, Dominick vows revenge. The events he sets in motion put him on a collision course he himself will be unable to control.

In a bizarre twist of fate, Dominick kidnaps Raven as part of his plan for revenge. Only to discover afterward, he has taken Rain by mistake. Rain knows she can never survive being confined again. So she strikes a bargain with the devil and agrees to help Dominick get back what he feels rightly belongs to him. His father’s share of Kane & Medici.

Dominick decides to use the strong attraction growing between Rain and himself to control her in every way imaginable. Too bad no one ever taught Dominick you can’t control the heart. Nothing could have prepared him for the effect Rain would have on his.
Will this plan of revenge turn into unconditional love? Or will Dominick and Rain’s need for control ultimately destroy them and any possibly chance for a real future together.

***ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review***

Imagine being abducted to find out that you’re not the intended victim. Yeah, that’s what Rain Medici got herself into. Furious and scared, she thought she’ll never survive her current ordeal. But as she gets to know her captor, something change in her. Something electric.

Rain and Dominick’s chemistry are undeniable. The bond they made in a short period of time is so strong, they can’t pull away even if they try. Although, both are polar opposites, their feelings for each other are more pronounced that they’re willing to put everything at risk. Not many can endure such type of love Dominick offers (I wouldn’t) and I commend Rain for that. She has more ‘balls’ than any one I know. She knows how to forgive and make amends. If I were her, I would’ve bailed out on Dominick and called authorities on him for what he’s done. I wouldn’t say that Rain has a strong character BUT given her delicate condition, she tries to uphold that tough exterior.

This story has mystery tied to it. Ms Cleo keeps you guessing! When you thought that the issue had been resolve, another surprise comes in. Just like one of those CSI episodes where you keep guessing but never seem to figure it out. A puzzle you can’t solve not unless you follow the story page after page.

Are there sexual scenes? Yes, there is! So, this book is not to be read by 17 years old and younger. Some romance stories have elaborate sexual scenes which I don’t like, and some are just too fast that leaves me wondering ‘what the hell just happened?’. For ‘Miss Taken’ its the latter. That being said, intimate scenes are just a plus factor for me if the story is really good. The unraveling and the twist of the story is what matters most.

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