MISS TAKEN and IDENTITY by Cleo Scornavacca Reviews!!!

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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 possible chance for a real future
together……

♥MY REVIEW♥ by Neelam

4 STARS

Miss Taken is the first installment in the Miss Taken Identity Series. It is told by Rain, the main character. She is a twin and is mistaken for her sister, Raven when she is taken captive. Dominick is the man who takes her in hopes of bringing down her family and acquiring a share in the company. Dominick holds Rain captivebut they end up developing feelings for each other. Dominick is controlling, aggressive and selfish. Rain is immature, head strong and has a chronic illness. What ensues is a roller coaster of emotion.

Dominick is a dirty talking control freak who falls quickly for Rain. They have a very intense relationship full of passion. There are lots of steamy sex and lots of angsty fights. I felt like slapping Rain many times, as she runs from conflict most of the book. I feel that she is immature as a result of being sheltered at a young age due to a blood disorder. I also became very frustrated with Dominick because he is so quick tempered and doesn’t think before he speaks. He could save a lot of heartache if he’d just control his temper.

I have to say that the premise of this book is a little far-fetched. I had a difficult time , at first, believing that Rain would fall so quickly in love with her captor and turn the other cheek, so to speak, on his plot to ruin her father and take away his business. Having said that, it works! The story is addicting. I read it in one day (sorry to my kids for ignoring them), and I can’t wait to start the next one.

 

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People aren’t always who you believe them to be.

Dominick Kane and Rain Medici started their relationship with one another in the most unconventional way.

He kidnapped her.

With the kidnapping now behind them, life returns to normal, right?

Not a chance.

The push, the pull and their fights for control that we’ve come to love about Dominick and Rain still exist. And so does their passion.

People aren’t who you think they are. Familiar faces are not so familiar. The past and the present collide, opening up all of those old wounds and struggles once again.

Now, everything you thought you knew, gets blown out of the water.

Can Dominick and Rain finally heal what’s broken? Or will new discoveries push them even further apart.

Will love win out and bring them back together? Or will ghosts of the past ultimately destroy their love once and for all…

MY REVIEW♥ by Neelam

3.5 STARS

Identity is the second book in the Miss Taken Identity Series. This book is the continuation of Rain and Dominick’s life, as well as a continuation of the secondary character’s stories.

In Identity, Rain and Dominick are trying to pave the way of their future. It is not easy, though, there are many bumps along the way. They both continue to be immature-react first and deal with the fall out later. There were many times I wanted to reach into the book and shake Rain. She is frustrating when she runs away from her problems, much like what we saw in the first book.

I think that although the book felt long, if you stick with it, you will be rewarded. The plot in this book has more action and suspense. In fact, not all your questions will be answered by the end of the book. It’s not a huge cliffhanger, but enough of one that you are left wanting the next book.

Overall, it was an interesting book. I feel that is was a good balance of angst and romance. The sex scenes are really hot! I would recommend this second book in the series and am looking forward to the third one.

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