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Book Review - Taming Jenna - Charlene Raddon

Sunday, November 17, 2013



This book kept me reading on my computer no less until 11:30 at night! I just had to know the ending. This is the story of a head strong woman who learns at a young age not to trust men-or so she thinks! Bound and determined to find the father who disappeared from her Mom's and her life 15 years prior she finagles a job from the Pinkerton Agency. She thinks her Dad might be in Utah and this is where she will be bounty hunting, to earn the money she needs to stay in Utah until she finds her father.

I found myself shaking my head at some of the antics and worried at some of the others. She keeps bumping into a man who is hunting the same person. She outsmarts him at "almost" every turn. He finally takes her home to where he owns a hotel run by his sister and her family. Then she finds out that the man she has been hunting and did catch is not the guilty party!

Will they catch the real bad guys? Will they ever see eye to eye? Will Jenna ever find her Father? Will there be happy endings for all? I think I'll let you find that out for yourself! Enjoy this historical romance--I know I did.




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THE WRONG MAN

Deserted by her father at the tender age of seven, Jenna Leigh-Whittington had taught herself to ride, shoot, brawl…and steer clear of the opposite sex. But now, in a lonely Utah canyon, the Pinkerton agent has drawn her gun on a rugged stranger—only to discover that, far from the dangerous outlaw she’d been tracking, he is Branch McCauley, hired gun…and the most irresistible rascal ever to tempt and torment a woman!

THE RIGHT WOMAN

If there’s one thing McCauley trusts less than a female, it’s a female who packs a six-gun. But what a woman! Vowing to bring the sensuous hellcat to heel, McCauley has no inkling that their passionate battle of wills has just begun. Taming Jenna will be the most seductive—and satisfying—job he’s ever taken on.



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About the Author

Charlene began her writing life at an early age, often penning stories where she cast herself as the heroine. It was after college when she dug out her old college typewriter and started her first novel, which came from a spirited dream she'd had the pervious night.



While that book never sold, her second novel did. Tender Touch became a Golden Heart finalist and earned her an agent who signed the book, and two others, in a three book contract with Kensington Publishing. Kensington went onto publish five of Charlene's western historical romances: Taming Jenna (1994); Tender Touch (1994 Golden Heart Finalist); Forever Mine (1996 Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer's Choice Award Nominee and Affaire de Coeur Reader/Writer Poll finalist); To Have and To Hold (1997); and as Rachel Summers, The Scent of Roses (1999).



Charlene took a break from publishing, but not from writing. A Kiss and A Dare is Charlene's first paranormal romance.



Divine Gamble is Charlene's latest work and won first place in the western historical category of the 2010 Romance Through The Ages
contest.




When Charlene isn't writing, she loves to travel, do genealogy, digital scrapbooking and dyes eggs in the Ukrainian style. And she enjoys camping and fishing with her husband in the Utah wilderness. 

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38 comments :

Growing Up Madison said...

Jenna sounds like a woman after my own heart and this sounds like a book I would love to read.

Annie said...

Sounds like another good book to add to my ever growing list! Jenna sounds like a real hoot to be friends with!

GreenOrganic Mamas said...

You have good insight when you do your book reviews. It definately makes one interested in reading the ones you post about. Keep up the good work!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Drama, drama, drama. Thats what we want when we read a book. I haven't been reading a lot lately, but now that the cold weather is here.. I will be reading a lot more.

Viccy Howe said...

You keep making me add books to my must-read list! heehee!
I love a book which you can't put down and must find out the ending! Thank you

Masshole Mommy said...

Now that it's winter, I foresee a lot more nights spent curled up on my sofa reading - this book is one that I'd definitley like to add to my list.

Sharon Martin said...

I'm always drawn to this one whenever I see it, so glad you enjoyed it x

Teresa McCluskey said...

I love drama books! This looks like a book I would pick up and not put down till I was done reading!

Dawn Bedingfield said...

You give great reviews and I enjoy reading them. I don't think this is a book for me but has nothing to do with your writing just not my style.

Charlene Raddon said...

Wow, can't believe all the comments already on this post. Thank you to all of you wonderful ladies who like the sound of my book. I hope you get a copy and love it.

Rita said...

Great review, I can't wait to read it.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

You know you have a good book when you can't put it down. It sounds like a great book. x

Chrishelle Ebner said...

Jenna sounds like a fascinating lady, and Taming Jenna sounds like it would be a very interesting read. I will have to check it out.

GA said...

I bought Taming Jenna as soon as I finished Scent of Roses by Ms. Raddon. Was so glad to see the writing style remained as smooth and enjoyable, but without falling into the trap I've seen elsewhere, where the author almost rewrites the same storyline over and over again. I've found a new favorite author:)

Quilt Lady said...

Great review! I can't wait to get the book. I will go shopping for it as soon as I catch up on things here so I will have time to read it. Really looking forward to another book of your Charlene.

Charlene Raddon said...

Thank you, ladies. I'm thrilled to find so many who like the idea of a strong heroine who can put the hero through his paces and make him work to win her heart. Taming Jenna is a fun, sexy read. I loved writing it.

Melanie S said...

I love books that feature characters I can look up to--especially female ones!

Casey said...

I love when books keep you so engaged that you read way past your bedtime! This book sounds like one with such a strong heroine, which always makes a book more enjoyable, in my opinion. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)

darngoodwriter said...

Congratulations on relaunching this wonderful story, Char!

Amberlee said...

It sounds like a really great book! I love stories like that! I will have to add it to my reading list, thanks!

Ashley Gill said...

ooo! Sounds very... seductive! I love a good story and where is a sexual flair, count me in for sure!

Pam said...

I do enjoy historical romance and was reading one last night. Sounds like a book for my must read list.

Charlene Raddon said...

I hope you wonderful women all read Taming Jenna and love it. Please send me your email address to add to my mailing list for future notices and newsletters.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love books that have strong female protagonists like this one does. I'm sure waiting to see what her search for her father turns out like adds to an air of suspense.

Elizabeth Delisi said...

Great review, Charlene. Congratulations!

Jennifer Williams said...

I want to read this one. It is my kind of book. I am curious as to why the first book did not sell, she is obviously very talented. I will be looking for all of her books.

Pam said...

What a great story line. I love the cover photo for this also. I read the author's bio and she sounds like a very interesting woman and I would love to read the book about her dream.

Susan Horsnell said...

Your book tour is going great, Charlene. Hope you have heaps of sales.

Charlene Raddon said...

Hi Susan. Thanks for dropping by.

Charlene Raddon said...

Pam, you should get your chance to read my book that started with a dream next year, if all goes well. I'm re-writing it and hope to see it published then.

Charlene Raddon said...

Jennifer, the first book, which is called Time Weaver, didn't sell because it was a time travel and they just weren't selling at that time. But I think it would sell very well now, which is why I'm reworking it. The original was written in the 1980's and had to be updated. Of all my books, I love it the most.

Glenda said...

Taming Jenna sounds great! Just by reading the comments, I've added more books to my wish list! :-)

Annemarie said...

It sounds like a great book - one to add to my holiday reading list.

Charlene Raddon said...

Hi Glenda. Thank for dropping in.

Charlene Raddon said...

Annemarie, I hope Santa is good to you and brings you my book.

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

I'd love to read this book, it sounds very interesting to read! I love a girl who fights back.

Katherine Bartlett said...

Wow, it sounds like a lot of drama!

Anonymous said...

How did you come up with the idea for the book?? (Ashley Facebookjunkiejunk)

 
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