Title: Taken by Storm
By: Kelli Maine
Series: Give & Take Book 2
My Copy: Ebook from Netgalley
Maddie Simcoe knows the devastation that comes from keeping secrets. Now, she's desperate to move on from the heartbreak that almost destroyed her -- trading wild passion that once made her knees weak for a life of comfortable stability. But before Maddie can start over, she must return home to put the past behind her once and for all...
When Maddie blows back into MJ Rocha's life, nothing will stop him from proving to her that walking away from him was the biggest mistake of her life -- not even the engagement ring she wears. Her every look, every touch tells MJ that the fire that once raged between them still burns hot, and MJ won't give up until Maddie gives in to the inferno.
Trapped by a hurricane roaring through Turtle Tear Island, MJ and Maddie find shelter in each others' arms. While the lightning flashes, MJ and Maddie are helpless to fight bonds of desire that tie them together. But just as they're about to surrender to the torturous longing that consumes them both, the storm unleashes violent secrets from MJ's past...secrets that could wash away all MJ and Maddie's hopes of forever...
Merrick and Rachel's story continued in Taken by Storm, but it was nothing that I had anticipated. After the first three chapters, I was staring at my kindle saying,"What in the Hell is this. " Although, shortly after everything fell right into place. Being that M.J. is new to the story, and a bit of time had paced between books I was not anticipating this story to be told by anyone other than Merrick or Rachel. This second full novel to the series is told by the long lost son M.J. I remember the very end of No Takebacks; Rachel had to determine if it was worth the cost of her love to make this stand. This book is full of turmoil and mystery. Maggie and M.J.'s, as well as, every other person's secrets throughout this book. The intensity and romance that I have experienced through the others stories in this series leaves me with a very huge expectation for greatness, and while these characters were also wonderful I felt that I hadn't finished with Merrick and Rachel. It was like changing up the story right in the middle. As you will see with my ratings I still have much adoration for this book as well, but I must point out that it was not the greatest in my eyes.