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Synopsis: Your first crush isn’t normally the man who ends up dating your best friend, nor is he the man you end up wanting to marry. But my inexperience on how to handle such a strong reaction to one guy nearly cost me everything back then. They say you can't control when you first fall in love or who you fall in love with. So when I found myself in love for the first timSynopsis: Your first crush isn’t normally the man who ends up dating your best friend, nor is he the man you end up wanting to marry. But my inexperience on how to handle such a strong reaction to one guy nearly cost me everything back then. They say you can't control when you first fall in love or who you fall in love with. So when I found myself in love for the first time at seventeen, it was a bit shocking. Not for the reasons you think, but then again, maybe it was. His name was Johnathan Pierce, the one who drove me insane with lust, and frustrated me to no end. How could I not fall for him? How could any girl refuse his green eyes, experienced touch and intoxicating words? I knew that he was no longer the seventeen year old boy who had taken me for the ride of my life, he was a man now. It’s been six years since my heart was taken by Johnathan, a man who was now a CEO of a billion dollar empire. A man who has taken all that I had to give, and hurt me in the worst way imaginable, causing me to give up everything and run away. The indescribable pain I felt has consumed me for six long years, but now the time has come for me to return home. Home, where it all started for a girl name Kathleen Toth-Chamberlin. Every story has a beginning… and an end....

Title : Taken Love
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ISBN : 9781508554950
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 294 Pages
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Taken Love Reviews

  • Olga therebelreader
    2019-03-30 03:23

    I just finished Taken Love and I really liked it. It is one of those ones where it is all about wanting a second chance at love with the person that you know is yours. This story is told in two parts. Part 1 is told from Kathleen’s (KP) POV, while Part 2 is told from Johnathan’s (JP) POV. The story starts in high school where Kat meets JP, the new transfer student, for the first time. JP only has eyes for Kathleen and Kat is spending nearly all the time thinking about him. They marry soon after school but Kat soon files for divorce feeling betrayed by him after discovering his real intentions behind his marriage proposal. JP never signs the divorce papers though, because he truly loves her. JP’s only goal in life is to locate her and claim her back. Six years later they meet again, fanning the concealed flames from both sides. JP is trying his best to apologize and re-build trust. The sex scenes are sizzling hot and I love the circumstances in which JP finally declared his feelings.This book left me wanting... wanting I don't know what. I just felt it was slow, scattered between the then and now. I’d like a deeper insight to their relationship in high school and more vivid twists and turns throughout the whole book. I’d also like more intense drama and action. But if I overlooked that, I can adamantly say that it is a good book.

  • booklover4life
    2019-04-12 03:13

    ***I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review!***Taken Love is a story that is told in 2 parts. Part 1 contains the high school version of the two main characters-Johnathan Pierce (JP) and Kathleen Toth-Chamberlin (KP). This tells you how they met, what drove them together, and ultimately what drove them apart. Part 2 contains the adult version of each character. It shows us what their lives were like while they were apart, and how they are reunited.Part 1 was definitely hard for me to read. I really disliked JP in the beginning. I didn't like how he treated Kathleen, and that he kept things from her. There was also one particular thing that happened in this first part that pissed me off because of how it affected the character. Reading this book brought up a lot of bad memories for me from high school. That is one reason why I enjoyed it so much. Though I didn't like having to relive those memories, the author was able to create a story that really drew the reader in. Every single emotion I experienced back then was relived in all its horrible glory.Part 2 delves a lot deeper into the characters lives. Not only do you get more background and get a better feel for who they are as adults, but you also get to experience JP's POV. I love when authors incorporate dual POV's in their stories. What I found to be truly amazing was how the author was able to take a character you disliked in part 1, and turn him into someone you loved in part 2. JP became the man of your dreams, and the way he loved KP was all consuming. She was his world, and he never gave up on her. Even when it seemed as if all was lost. I loved that he changed his entire world for her. I also loved that both characters were stronger, and they were able to work through their problems together. Overall, I thought it was a very good read. I enjoyed getting to know JP and KP in all their glory. This story had a lot of heart, angst, and some truly steamy scenes. I definitely recommend this book.

  • Sallyann Cole
    2019-04-18 04:12

    What a fantastic love story, with plenty of twists and turns in it, never knowing what was going to happen next. A truly beautiful debut novel for KC Royale I hope to read a lot more books by this author, Very well written and she has the ability to draw you in as if you were part of the book.a real page turner!

  • Patricia Blevins
    2019-04-14 00:57

    Received an ARC for a honest review.This story is a wonderful love story from teenagers to adults. If you put yourself in their shoes could your love last as long as theirs does or would you just try to move one. There is lies, deceit, and broken hearts along the way. Do they get their happily ever after or does Fate have something else in mind?

  • Spunky N Sassy
    2019-03-26 04:05

    SNS Rating: 4.66~~~~~~~~~~Sharlene's ★★★★✰ Review~~~~~~~~~~Loved this love story. The attraction between Jonathan and Kathleen was undeniable. Meeting as teens, their budding relationship was hampered with fear, insecurity, hormones, ego, all the angst common to inexperienced young people. Decisions heavily influenced by outsiders complicate and damage their closeness. Emotions are deeply felt as their lives split and go in different directions. The loneliness and heart sickness over the passing years leave their scars. As low as that felt, their reunion was a mountaintop experience. The evolution of their relationship over the years captures the readers heart and nourishes the soul. I highly recommend this lovely tale. I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Five Stars!~~~~~~~~~~Dee's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~Loved this love story. The attraction between Jonathan and Kathleen was undeniable. Meeting as teens, their budding relationship was hampered with fear, insecurity, hormones, ego, all the angst common to inexperienced young people. Decisions heavily influenced by outsiders complicate and damage their closeness. Emotions are deeply felt as their lives split and go in different directions. The loneliness and heart sickness over the passing years leave their scars. As low as that felt, their reunion was a mountaintop experience. The evolution of their relationship over the years captures the readers heart and nourishes the soul. I highly recommend this lovely tale. I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Five Stars!~~~~~~~~~~Ashley's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~High School were it all started Kathleen had a crush and was shy. Johnathan being honest, distance, and a jerk but both who love each other. Then after college they had gotten back to together and admitted all their mistakes in had let go of the past living in there happy ever after. I will vote this as a movie so you got my vote KC Royale. Glad to be apart of your journey and can't wait for your next book i know it won't disappoint cause you give your best and i as a reader also a blogger want to say keep being awesome! :)~~~~~~~~~~Patricia's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~This book catches your from the very beginning. Kat and Jonathan have a whirlwind romance that starts with a kiss and a few touches. Blair her best friend really makes me upset and then she acts like she is the victim. Jonathan feels that he should not have listened to his Uncle about something after a secret blows up in his face. You wonder what could that secret be one that tears his world apart. But these two seem too be Taken by Love in a obsessive way that you just have to read to understand. This is a story that you could see on the big screen taking place for all the years that it ends up going through. This book was a very heartwarming love story that as it takes you through time and the feelings that they have for one another you wonder could I have survived what they go through could I be that strong?~~~~~~~~~~Amanda's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~Words cannot express how much I love this work. The author did an excellent job of describing the characters and their feelings towards each other.I was intrigued throughout the story of Kathleen and Jonathan. Do you believe in second chances? Do you believe that distance makes the heart grow stronger?You will definitely need to read the story of Kathleen and Jonathan.I was given an ARC for my honest review of Taken Love and I loved it!!! Thank you~~~~~~~~~~~Lillian's ★★★★✰ Review~~~~~~~~~~Kathleen is in her last year of school she has never been kissed or been interested in any boy but that is about to change. Johnathan Pierce arrives at her school and she is drawn to him but he confuses and hurts her. The only way to get rid of him is to ignore him but he wants her and he wears her down. By the time end of school arrives Kathleen is so in love and he can do nothing wrong. They get married and life should be good by Kat is lonely as Johnathan works all the time and she wants to go back to school. Johnathan forbids her and tells her the real reason that he married her. This destroys her and she leaves. Johnathan moves on with life building his empire but he never forgets Kat and he will stop and nothing to find her and win her over. Kat has been away and she has made a new life for herself but is that about to fall apart. Can she ever forgive him and move forward. I really great story that pulls you in straight away. We are able to follow their lives and to see the different paths that they have chosen. I would have no problem recommending this book to my friends.- I received this book in exchange for an honest review

  • Elizabeth
    2019-04-13 00:05

    Taken LoveBy K.C. Royale 5 starsWARNING THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. THIS BOOK CONTAINS GRAPHIC MATURE CONTENT AND LANGUAGEThis ARC Book was given to me for my honest opinionThis is a stand alone book. It is a Young adult or New adult Romance book.The characters in this book are Kathleen. She is a High school student and kind of a loner he has one good friend Blair. She study's alot so she can have her pick of collages. She has never been one of the girls who is crazy about any boy who walks by her, that is till the day Johnathan Pierce starts school. Johnathan is one of those boys every girl wants. He is beautiful and confident and a playboy. This is a story about how Kathleen finds the for the first time she is crushing on a boy. After making a complete fool out of herself by forgetting her name, Johnathan seeks her out. He takes her away and confesses he feels the same for her. She is living on cloud nine till he has nothing to do with her the next day. Then he starts showing up to class with a different girl on his arm everyday. With all of his playboy ways she has no choice but to put operation ignore Johnathan a**hole Pierce in action. Then Johnathan starts dating her best friend and thats the end no more JP. She is washing her hands of him. She has received good news and wants to celebreate. With her best friend out of town and a personal invite to a party she figures what better way to celebrate. Thats when her would turns upside down and she has to change all her plans for life. I loved this book. I loved the characters. This is a book where you will experience the highs and lows of messing up the love of your life. You will get to go through every emotion of two people trying to live after the love of there life has been broken beyond repaire. Even when your heart is gone because its ben taken by love.

  • Beaupeep
    2019-03-29 00:03

    MAJOR SPOILERDNF - I really don't like writing negative reviews, especially for new authors, but this book really did me in. So many high reviews, so misleading. I love fiction, all genres, really love it, but when I read about a man who goes six years not having penetrative sex because of an unrequited love, my head just explodes. Six years of blowjobs and making women come through their panties - puhlease. And please, if you're going to write a dream sequence, please, please, please - be clearer about it. I was left so confused about what the hell I was reading. One minute he's getting on a plane and next minute he's getting a blow job and giving it to some gal up the rear - yeah obviously I should have picked that up because he takes great pains to explain why he treats every woman like shit and gets blowjobs only for the past 20 or so pages. Hailed by others as an incredible love story. Yeah, I don't think so. Maybe it all came together in the end, but I'll never know.

  • Samantha Rudder
    2019-03-26 03:21

    This story pulls you in from the very beginning and has two parts. If you love alpha males and love stories this book is for you. Johnathan Asshole Pierce. Yes that is his name! When he and Kathleen Toth-Chamberlin meet there is combustion. JP is so arrogant he does everything in his power to make Kat jealous. JP even resorts to dating Kat's best friend Blair to prove his point. KC Royale is the brilliant new author whose books you will want to read. She knows how to tell a story so well that you will get drawn in and never want to come out. So if you want a book to add to your collection this one should be on your shelf. I don't give 5 stars on a book unless it deserves it. This one qualifies. Check this out and Read it!

  • K.C. Royale
    2019-04-09 01:21

    Must Read!!!This book is one that will take you back to where it all began... Even though your reading about a girl named Kathleen, you are sill somehow transported back to your youth. Back when love was new, back when having a crush consumed your retire being. This story is a love story that was not so simple at first, but it is definitely a story that keeps your interest. Kathleen's life changes once she meets a transfer student by the name of Johnathan Pierce... But little did he know, his life was changed that day too. Read this book!!! You will be very glad you did! 5 Stars!!

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-02 05:58

    AMAZING!!!!!From the first page to the last page I was totally enthralled!!! KC has written such a beautiful story, I never wanted it to end. This book is a must read and definitely a keeper!! I absolutely loved the characters and how JP always protected her. To have Love like this......

  • Debbie Brunson
    2019-03-31 23:21

    KC Royal delivers in this sizzling and captivating story that begins with young love, lost only to be found again years later. Sexy can't put it down novel!!

  • Michelle
    2019-04-09 01:22

    3.5 stars. This is second chance romance between Kathleen and Johnathan who were high school sweethearts although their romance didn't start off very sweet. Kathleen is a very devoted and intelligent student, she doesn't socialize much, never mind pay attention to boys. She is focused on getting into a top notch college. Johnathan transfers to her school halfway through senior year and when their eyes meet, they both feel a magnetic pull to each other. Johnathan seemed to be playing Kathleen and it hurts her feelings badly, while he continues to parade around school with a different girl every week, including Kathleen's best friend. While this is in Kathleen's high school POV, I think the feelings she experiences are quite normal but I'm not sure about her limited vocabulary because she keeps calling Johnathan an a$$hole repeatedly when she doesn't know what else to say, yet this girl is worthy of an Ivy League education. Once Johnathan properly pursues her and shows her what a loving guy he can be, they are solid as a couple and get married, only to have Kathleen's heart break again when she discovers why they got married. Moving forward 6 years later, this part of the story alternates between both of their POVs. The more adult side of them definitely reflects the growth and maturity in the writing of their voices. Johnathan is willing to do anything and everything to win Kathleen back and has been searching relentlessly for her. I liked Johnathan quite a bit. For someone who acts one way on the outside, he really has genuine intentions when it comes to Kathleen and I admired how strongly he clung to her memory and remained devoted to her in his own way after so long. As for Kathleen, I liked her too, she's very independent and strong willed, but she was also very giving and loyal. The storyline was a little flat for me just because nothing about it was earth shattering for all the dramatics to have happened to the proportion that it did since communication is key in a relationship, but I understood their youth, too, and how it shaped them later on so they could be who they needed to be for one another.

  • Michele
    2019-04-22 23:00

    5.0 out of 5 stars I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOOOOVED THIS SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE! DON'T MISS IT!, October 8, 2015Taken Love (Kindle Edition)I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review. I absolutely love reading Second Chance Romances. This was the first book I've read by KC Royale AND CERTAINLY WILL NOT be the last! This was a great second chance romance between two characters named Kathleen and Johnathan who were high school sweethearts. This book was AMAZING! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author has a well-written book that drew me in at the first chapter and kept me wanting to read entire I was finished. KC vividly describes these characters so well that you feel like you are there with Kathleen and Johnathan. If you love Second Chance Romances, I know you'll absolutely LOOOOOOOVE this one. Disclaimer: this book contains language and should be read by someone 18 years or older.

  • Dawn Hartzburg
    2019-04-15 23:59

    ******I received this book in exchange for an honest review******Taken Love by KC Royale is an awesome story that will leave you wanting more. The story is about a man named Johnathan Pierce (JP) and a woman named Kathleen Toth-Chamberlin (KP) . The story begins with both JP and Kathleen in school and JP is the new student. When Kathleen went to introduce herself and hold the phones she can not remember her own name for the life of her. one of the best quotes from Johnathan would be "any way you wake me up is good baby, as long as its you waking me up". So if you are looking for a book that will make you fall in love I would suggest giving this amazingly written book a try because you will not be sorry

  • Judy Miracle
    2019-04-05 03:06

    Great love story. Must readThis story is told in 2 part. The first part starts while they r still in High school and first fall in love. Part 2 is 6 years later when they reconnect. This book portrays a first kiss, first love, first everything. But when your first betrays you and lies to you can you forgive him? Do you believe in second chances? If you do then read this!! The entire story is well written. You feel like you know the characters and your right there with them. Does love make the heart grow fonder? Find out in KC's must read book!!! :-)

  • Sania
    2019-03-25 23:15

    This is the story of Jonathan and Kathleen. Part one is about how they met in high school, fell in love and what eventually drove them apart. Part two we see them as succesful adults and how they find each otther again.But can they forgive and move forward?. Im really not into stories of young love but this one really draws you in. I loved how the story was told. It was full of twists and turns and some seriously hot scenes. It was a very good read.

  • Angie Fournier
    2019-03-27 00:04

    WOWThis left me wanting more. I want to know what happened to JP and his ex. This is such an emotional story from beginning to end. It takes me back to my first crush, and heartbreak. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend, or anyone wanting a great read. I hope the author plans to revisit these characters in the future.

  • Courtney Shockey
    2019-03-27 05:17

    This was such a sweet story! I think a lot of people can relate to the main characters in many ways and feel what they feel. The love they have for each other practically sizzled my kindle! Young love turns to forever and a happily ever after. I'm a romantic at heart and this is what I yearn for in a book! Congrats on this debut novel and I recommend anyone of any age to read!

  • Heather Mckelvie
    2019-04-20 01:57

    I have to say I liked this book an awful lot! It was a quick easy read, but a great one. Taken Love is a story about a boy and a girl and their journey to find happiness and if they need to be together or not to do that. I was pleasantly surprised with how well KC Royale was able to switch back and forth from their duel POV. Def recommend!

  • Amy Williams
    2019-04-16 22:08

    NewI loved that I finally got to read a romance novel that wasn't I meet you,fall in love in a few days then sleep with you. This book covers the characters falling in love as teens and that love never going away,then they reunite after six years. I would have liked a little more detail about their time apart,without it being summarized. Good book

  • Michelle
    2019-03-31 06:06

    I was given this book for an honest review. This is the first book by K.C. Royale and I loved it. It was a cute story. High school sweethearts who fall apart and need to reunite. It was a change of pace that I felt was a breathe of fresh air. I honestly feel like the author could make another book after this one.

  • Briana Hart
    2019-04-07 01:20

    This book was an amazing read! I fell in love with the Charcters in this story! Although Kat and JP fought hard to stay apart in the beginning they found their way back to each other, more than once. So glad they found their happy ending. This was definetly a 5-star read for me!

  • Denise Toups
    2019-04-09 06:06

    This was really a great story. You never know what is going to happen. You think one thing will and the story takes you for a loop. It kept in my toes. I really like the story separated into 2 different sections. Thin in part 2 you get read from both characters point of view.

  • Nechole Cordova
    2019-04-24 03:21

    I read Taken Love in hours because I couldn't put it down. I loved this book. In many places I was moved to tears especially finding out just how JP never got over KP after 6years. I was so happy to see them end up together. K.C. Royale is an amazing author that will be around to stay.

  • Karen Anderson
    2019-04-23 04:56

    Arc for honest review: what a great debut novel this is a story that takes you from teenage love & heartache to second chances & realising that some people are always meant to be in your life & some aren't

  • Stacy Aube
    2019-04-09 06:20

    I would recommend this book to any who will listen. KC Royale has a way of drawing you in so it can't be put down. Kathleen and Johnathan's relationship has high points and many low points. First love is priceless.

  • KimBrewing
    2019-04-05 02:08

    3.5 starsI grabbed this as it was a second chance favorite. I like the writing and the story, but I couldn't get over how quickly things happened in the second part. I needed a bit more angst.

  • Sonja Houk-Foos
    2019-04-20 06:08

    I finally had the chance to read this book today and I read the whole book. Once I started reading I could not put it down. I went through a range of emotions as I read and that is something I like in a book. I was very pleased as I always am with K.C. I definitely recommend this book.

  • Ricky Parker
    2019-03-26 03:04

    I loved this book cover to cover. Amazing story. You fall in love with the characters really fast. I am definitely going to read all of her books.

  • Raj
    2019-04-19 03:57

    Obsessive love at it's best.A dark odyssey into one man's need to be reunited with his estranged wife spanning nearly a decade.