Lorraine reviews Kelli Maine’s Taken By Storm!

Posted May 10, 2013 by Holly in Reviews / 0 Comments


The emotional rollercoaster of the USA TODAY bestselling Give & Take series by Kelli Maine continues with MJ and Maddie’s story! 


Maddie Simcoe knows the devastation that comes from keeping secrets. Now, she’s desperate to move on from the heartbreak that almost destroyed her — trading wild passion that once made her knees weak for a life of comfortable stability. But before Maddie can start over, she must return home to put the past behind her once and for all…


When Maddie blows back into MJ Rocha’s life, nothing will stop him from proving to her that walking away from him was the biggest mistake of her life — not even the engagement ring she wears. Her every look, every touch tells MJ that the fire that once raged between them still burns hot, and MJ won’t give up until Maddie gives in to the inferno.


Trapped by a hurricane roaring through Turtle Tear Island, MJ and Maddie find shelter in each others’ arms. While the lightning flashes, MJ and Maddie are helpless to fight bonds of desire that tie them together. But just as they’re about to surrender to the torturous longing that consumes them both, the storm unleashes violent secrets from MJ’s past…secrets that could wash away all MJ and Maddie’s hopes of forever…


Imagine living the first twenty years of your life knowing you had a father, one who
didn’t want you. Not only didn’t he want you but made no effort in all those
years to contact you, to say hello, send a card or to see if you were okay. That’s how MJ Rocha
grew up, shuffled to different boarding schools by his grandfather, Enzo Rocha, only allowed
home during summer breaks for a few weeks. If not for Maddie Simcoe, the house managers
daughter he would have been totally alone since his mother died in childbirth.
As the years passed by the two became more than just friends, young lovers until Enzo Rocha
sent her away, she found out a family secret and she needs to disappear never to return.
Only she did!
Merrick Rocha, MJ’s father was told his son died in childbirth with his mother and so years of lies
and deception is now coming to surface and truths will be told.
What a gripping and soulful story. I adored MJ and Maddie’s memories of times past the
heartwarming tales of two children bonded together, Maddie four years older taking on the role as a sister. The change from sister to lover and the heartache that followed when she left. Her return
sending MJ”s heart and mind into overdrive, his love for her never ending and his need to reclaim
what was his, only Maddie is engaged to another. Their reunion reaching the boiling point of
of hot consuming ecstasy will leave you panting for more. Merrick and MJ’s meeting for the
first time will have you cursing old man Enzo for the destruction he caused in each of their
lives. And yes, more family secrets will leave you asking WTF?
If you haven’t read the series yet, you must, you will not be disappointed!


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