- Title: Taken in Hand (Love by Design, #1)
- Author: J.R. James
- ISBN: null
- Page: 348
- Format: None
Librarian s note This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00ECNSNXM.Nicholas is the urbane, cool, calm, very controlled and controlling CEO of a successful marketing company, until he meets Eleanor, the head of his design department, who, with her impulsive almost reckless spontaneity, soon breaks down his reserve.Their first meeting is less than auspiscious, witLibrarian s note This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00ECNSNXM.Nicholas is the urbane, cool, calm, very controlled and controlling CEO of a successful marketing company, until he meets Eleanor, the head of his design department, who, with her impulsive almost reckless spontaneity, soon breaks down his reserve.Their first meeting is less than auspiscious, with Eleanor summoned to Nicholas office to explain discrepancies in her department s accounts.Nicholas, despite his usually guarded approach to relationships, finds himself drawn to Eleanor in a way that comes to consume him and expose his vulnerabilities.Eleanor, by contrast, is not in the least guarded, being very open and responsive, possibly slightly naive, and she is soon in his thrall.Nicholas doesn t believe in love.Eleanor believes in fairytales.Are they a match made in Heaven Can Eleanor be with Nicholas without being destroyed by him Does Nicholas want than she can give Can he control her Will he love her Where does the power dynamic really lie This is a love story for the modern age and as such contains strong language and descriptions of consensual sexual activity, not suitable for persons under 18 years of age Love by Design Taken in Hand is the first of three books about Nicholas and Eleanor, but is also a complete novel of 50,000 words, which starts to explore their developing relationship, with a satisfactory ending at a natural pause in the story.As the first book in the series it is relatively light hearted, detailing the initial stage of their blossoming romance.
Recent Comments "Taken in Hand (Love by Design, #1)"
Workaholic control "Kinky Freak" Nicholas (who is quickly renamed to Nick) and overspending "Foot-in-Mouth" Eleanor (who prefers Ellie) have the standard Dominant Sexy Boss / Cute Wild Designer relationship. When Ellie is caught "borrowing" money from the company, Nick playfully suggests a good spanking might be all she needs. Less than 48 hours later, she can't but admit, he might have a point.Honourable mention, Jo the Best Friend. Far more awesome, far more relatable, far more easy to like, a [...]
Taken in hand is a story of lust, misconstrued comments and confusion between a man who has been hurt before and an impulsive, impetuous younger woman. Ellie fancies the pants off her seldom seen enigmatic boss, and goes to quite epic, illegal lengths to meet him. The office romance progresses quickly and the sex scenes are suitably steamy. Ellie’s best friend Jo was probably most appealing character for me, the way Jo stands up for her dippy friend was sweet.What moved this from a really like [...]
Well written and edited, just not a very deep plot. Most of the book is lush descriptions of designs and clothes. The two main characters are attracted to one another, but don't communicate well, which makes for very little romance. There are explicit sex scenes, but they're short. Includes one spanking scene.
This is a very mild DD book, not a BDSM one. What I like most about it is that the author takes time to develop the plot. Has a nice twist.
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