Taken by Barbara Freethy

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Terrific and twisty intrigue makes this novel choice reading. Freethy drags her characters through vast emotions, barely giving them time to react, all the while dangling clues. An amazingly gripping, fascinating mystery!
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From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes a compelling tale of romance and suspense. TAKEN is Book #1 in the Deception Duo. Book #2 is PLAYED.

Kayla Sheridan had longed for love, marriage and a family. Now, after a miraculous whirlwind courtship with the man of her dreams, she is his wife. But on their wedding night, he vanishes, leaving Kayla with the bitter realization that her desire has made her an easy mark for deception.

Nick Granville has an ingrained sense of honor and an intense desire to succeed in building the world's most challenging high-tech bridges. But when he crosses paths with a ruthless con man, he's robbed of everything he values, including his identity. With nothing left to lose, he'll risk any danger to clear his name and reclaim his life.

Thrown together by fate, Kayla and Nick embark on a desperate journey toward the truth -- to uncover the mysterious motives of an ingenious and seductive stranger who boasts he can't be caught ... and to reveal the shocking secrets of their own shattered pasts.

Don't miss the sequel to Taken which is Played!

Reviews

"Another crowd pleasing page turner in the first of a tricky romantic suspense series...." Publishers' Weekly

"Terrific and twisty intrigue makes this novel choice reading. Freethy drags her characters through vast emotions, barely giving them time to react, all the while dangling clues. An amazingly gripping, fascinating mystery!" Romantic Times Magazine

"From the rocky isolation of Alcatraz to the haunts of California's historic North Beach, this intricately plotted story has more twists and turns than Lombard Street as it takes its characters on a dangerous adventure with roots in a deadly past. Romance sizzles between the wary protagonists in this riveting page-turner ..." Library Journal

Don't Miss Barbara's other bestselling romantic suspense novels:

The Lightning Strikes Trilogy!
BEAUTIFUL STORM (#1)
LIGHTNING LINGERS (#2)
SUMMER RAIN (#3)

Popular Standalone Romantic Suspense Titles
DON'T SAY A WORD
GOLDEN LIES
ALL SHE EVER WANTED

Connected Duo
SILENT RUN and SILENT FALL
 

About Barbara Freethy

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A native California, Barbara Freethy has lived at both ends of the state. While she misses the hot summer nights of Southern California, she enjoys the beautiful bays and hillsides of Northern California, as well as the exciting and intriguing city of San Francisco.
 
Published January 12, 2014 by Barbara Freethy. 422 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Feb 09 2014
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Reviewed by Jill M. Smith on Mar 13 2014

Terrific and twisty intrigue makes this novel choice reading. Freethy drags her characters through vast emotions, barely giving them time to react, all the while dangling clues. An amazingly gripping, fascinating mystery!

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