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Taken Home

Narrated by: Natalie Ross
Series: Lone Star Burn, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
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Summary

Playboy Mason Thorne is nothing short of complicated. Though he was a movie star at a young age, his life took a downward spiral when he turned to drugs after losing his mother. He cleaned up his act and became a senator but still keeps his distance from most everyone - including his own father. There are plenty of women around, but most are gone by morning.

Twenty-five-year-old Chelle Landon thinks she must be the last virgin in Texas. She's worried if she doesn't remedy it soon, she'll stay one forever. She attends yet another small-town wedding where the last single man her age is officially off the market - until sexy politician Mason Thorne appears. He's the answer to her prayers, if one can pray for something that decadent.

He needs a cover story, not another lover. Chelle's on a mission to lose her virginity no matter what. Will he break her heart, or will she heal his?

©2016 Ruth Cardello (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Just the ticket

It was well worth listening to. The characters were whimsical and most entertaining. Ruth is a great writer.

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  • Karen
  • 17-02-17

He just needed to find out what Real Love was

What did you love best about Taken Home?

How no matter what Chelle did not give up on Mason and belived in him

What was one of the most memorable moments of Taken Home?

When Mason and Chelle visit the special store in Galvenston. That was quite funny. I would never think of diamonds for those items

Which character – as performed by Natalie Ross – was your favorite?

Chelle was my favorite as she was a sweetheart but has a huge TX backbone

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Mason realized he needed to go back to meet his brothers and why Chelle's father had pushed him to contact his own father

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This is one of my favorite series by Ruth Cardello and this was so worth a credit. Although this is book 3 you could read/listen and not be lost without reading the other two. Do yourself a favor though and read the whole series you won't regret it. They are awesome books and have everything you need. Love, laughter and just enough drama to get you fussing at your phone while you are listening to said book.

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  • trudyptoo
  • 16-06-16

Nice Surprise

I was pleasantly surprised by this. I loved it and would recommend, but like some of the other audiobooks, I yearned for a male voice.

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  • SONIA RAMOS
  • 04-05-16

life changing love story.

Country girl falls for player senator...Mason and Chelle were a great couple. I love the fact that he wanted to stay engaged. Great cast of characthers...nice read if you like happy romance.

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  • Kellie's Kindle Reviews
  • 23-04-16

good read!

I'm new to audio books but this narration was better than the first two in the series. I still struggle with some of the accents. But enjoyed it. Mason is a stubborn guy and h is thinking is definitely a challenge, but he is so also brave. Long book but good.

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  • Reader Lady
  • 13-04-16

Emotionally-charged read!

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Wow! I really enjoyed this book. The characters are great, especially Chelle. It took me some time to warm up to Mason because he is such a playboy in the true sense of the word, but part of me found him intriguing from the start. By the end of the book, I loved him, and I was so glad to see this couple get their HEA.

I listened to the audio, and the narrator did an excellent job with the different characters giving them their own distinct voice. She reads with a great deal of emotion without going too far. I'll definitely look for other books performed by her.

If you like an emotionally-charged read where the hero is greatly flawed, then you will enjoy Taken Home as much as I did. Happy reading!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-05-20

Emotional love story!

Loved it! Heartfelt and emotional! Wonderful chemistry between Chelle and Mason! Beautifully narrated by Natalie Ross!👌

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  • Pennie Morgan
  • 27-03-20

Taken Home

Mason Thorn, childhood actor turned state senator, was nearly late to Sarah and Tony's wedding but he was on time to hear the slip when Chelle objected to the nuptials (yes thinking out loud) but didn't mean it and then caught her eye. That started it all. Later at the reception she propositioned him (with a condom tucked in her dress) but he just needed her to keep an crazy woman away and that was before he found out she was a virgin. No way was he touching that one! Too bad he ended up showing her around when she decided to vacation in California and he was captivated and their "fake engagement" made the news and escalated. This one was so good and once we found out the back story to Mason it was easy to see how he ended up the way he is. Definitely recommend this one!

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  • Katrice Collins.
  • 06-07-19

Taken Home

OMG 😲 Wow !!! that Southern Accent really made me feel I was part of the family I recommend this book to all that love 💘 a good romance story to read or listen too,in Texas they have a code known as the (3-S ) Shoot, Shovel, Shut up 😂😄!!👍👍 Ruth Cardello well done next please

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  • 20-09-18

playboy/politician meets country innocence . . .

I've been looking forward to getting David's Story but I got blindsided by Mason. He was a character all on his own. It had nothing to do with his career or ex-career as a actor. He was not serving the public with the wick smile and that take charge presence. He finds that his womanizing ways may have snared him a live one. She wants more and pushes. He pushes back with a steady girl friend. One that he does not have. Which brings him to the wedding of his closes friend and the intriguing Chelle.

This was one of the playboy-virgin troupes that I really liked a lot. Mason and Chelle were a pair. They both got me on their side and then as a couple I fell for them even more. Watching them grow together and her as an individual was captivating. I loved the secondary characters that we get to meet in this one. I loved seeing the lives of our primary couples from the previous stories. This was just fun all around.

Natalie Ross did a good job with giving me the innocent of Chelle and the hard confidence of Mason. The audio was smooth and clear. The narration was a complement to the story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-08-18

Taken Home

This is one of the first authors I read when I turned to romance novels. As usual Miss C didn't disappoint.☺