Title: Taking Control
Series: Kerr Chronicles
Author: Jen Frederick
Published: September 2014
I thought I needed only one thing in my life–the money and power to crush one man. But the moment I laid eyes on Victoria Corielli, my thirst for revenge was replaced by my craving for her.
No rule would keep me away; no obstacle too large to overcome. Not her will, not our differing social positions, not my infamous past. When she lost everything, I helped her pick up the pieces. When she trusted me with everything, she sealed her fate.
I’ve convinced Victoria she can put her heart in my hands. Now I have to protect it–from her shady stepfather and my business rivals, from enemies known and hidden. I’ll do anything to keep her. And I might have to prove it, because now Victoria’s risking more than her heart to be with me; she’s risking her life.
***Note: This book was provided to the Book Hookup by the author but that did not in any way influence this review!!
Celeste and Ana will put Taking Control on their 2nd shelf!
Celeste: 4 stars I love Mr. Kerr in Losing Control, so I was giddy to read the rest of his story with Victoria, and mostly from his POV. Ian and Victoria have declared their love as we begin this book, but now real life puts their love to the test to find out just how far they would each go for the other one. And it is far.
The first half of the story is more on the romantic side while the second half is more on the suspenseful side. While I love my romances, I am almost going to be hypocritical here because it’s actually the sexual tension that I am addicted to…the chase..the angst. However, all that happened in book 1, so this was more about the steamy sex. While it was definitely hot, I probably liked the chase better than the actual sexy times, and there were a lot of sexy times. I know, I’m greedy and want everything!
The suspenseful part of the Taking Control took a direction I didn’t see coming. The story was woven well and kept me on the edge of my seat…and showed me that the love that these two have is pretty amazing, and the craziness of all the revenge really runs deep. There were also a lot of secondary characters…some good, some loyal, some not so good…but yet I felt like I got to be familiar with them all by the end.
Would I rec this? Yes! Even better now since you can read both books back to back since the story is over and you can bask in the glory that is Ian and Victoria’s love (smexy times). A great addition to your TBR.