I received this book for free from Carina Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Tempted & Taken by Rhenna Morgan
Also in this series: Rough & Tumble, Wild & Sweet, Claim & Protect
Series: The Haven Brotherhood #4
Published by Carina Press on November 20th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Carina Press
Live hard, f*ck harder and make their own rules. Those are the cornerstones the six Men of Haven bleed by: taking what they want, always watching each other's backs and loving the women they claim with unyielding tenderness and fierce passion.
There's no code Knox Torren can't break. He knows no limits when it comes to uncovering intel, especially on anyone who crosses his family. But a skip tracer with a sketchy history presents a puzzle he can't solve. When he finally meets the statuesque blonde with the intoxicating Russian accent, he'll try anything to unearth her secrets.
Darya Volkova has been living under an assumed identity for years. Searching for a job that will take her out of the dangerous life she's built, she has her sights set on Knox: the best hacker in the business. From their first meeting, though, something far more intimate than a professional connection develops.
Darya must overcome still-healing wounds to trust that Knox will take care of her in all the ways she needs. And Knox will do whatever it takes to make sure whatever—or whomever—she's running from never touches his woman again.
This book is approximately 104,000 words
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Tempted and Taken is a romance that continue on with this wonderful brotherhood that this author has gifted to us. There is something so unique about this brotherhood here, and I just love the way that this story just grabbed at my attention. I was super stoked because this is Knox’s story.
Now Knox is our resident nerd of the group and man he makes one sexy nerd. He is the brains behind their brotherhood and he keeps them so safe its almost on the brink of paranoia which is good because you never know what enemies you may have. Now Knox has an opportunity but one he isn’t sure if he should actually tackle. JJ is a woman he can’t resist with a russian drawl that gets him all bothered. When she comes to him looking for a job and to gain experience and learn from him, he is both curious and intrigued but also very cautious because he doesn’t know much about her and he knows that she is hiding some secrets and even running from someone.
What we see in this story is a heroine that is in serious distress. She is from Russia but she is on the run from someone who would carelessly kill and murder just to possess her. She has a new identity but from the moment she meets Knox, she wants more than just a fling, and she is drawn into this family of brotherhood, and we see her learning to take a leap of faith and trust in Knox and those he considers family. Knox has a bitter past when it comes to relationships. He was betrayed and refuses to enter into another relationship…until he meets J.J. and his world goes upside down.
I believe that what made their relationship so intriguing was see Knox turned around by our heroine. He honestly is unbalanced with her, and boy was quite fun to watch. I really liked how well they connect and work together and their chemistry is off the charts. And of course we get some plenty fun times with the family and brothers that had me laughing out loud more than once. We also get a introduction to a new character (maybe) and introduced to a russian mafia type group that I didn’t expect this author to bring in.
Overall Tempted and Taken is a tale of edgy passion, thrilling rides, an emotional rollercoaster that blends in sizzling chemistry and beautiful dynamics of a romance that is bound to have you on the edge!!!