Review ~ Taking Control by Jen Frederick

TakingControlBook: Taking Control

Series: Kerr Chronicles #2

Author: Jen Frederick

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: e-book

Page Count: 280

Published: Pear Tree LLC, September 2, 2014

Source: Author

I thought I needed only one thing in my life–the money and power to crush one man. But the moment I laid eyes on Victoria Corielli, my thirst for revenge was replaced by my craving for her.

No rule would keep me away; no obstacle too large to overcome. Not her will, not our differing social positions, not my infamous past. When she lost everything, I helped her pick up the pieces. When she trusted me with everything, she sealed her fate.

I’ve convinced Victoria she can put her heart in my hands. Now I have to protect it–from her shady stepfather and my business rivals, from enemies known and hidden. I’ll do anything to keep her. And I might have to prove it, because now Victoria”s risking more than her heart to be with me; she’s risking her life.


I broke into at least ten little pieces reading this book. A part of me kept chanting the old saying ‘too good to be true’ the Ian version, another thought Tiny wasn’t the Tiny I came to know in the first book, then there was that little piece that kept wondering just how the hell was this whole thing going to end, whether Ian and Tiny would get their happy ending, would they resolve their issues, settle their emotions and move on, what was the deal with some of the supporting characters as the part of me concerning them was dying to know, and well, would the bad guy get his much deserved, hopefully painful, end? Rest assured, I get all my answers. Or, perhaps, more like I get all my answers concerning Ian and Tiny and their connected problems, feelings, their shared bad guy. So all the basic answers I need to close the book, give out a little sigh of relief and settle for a good night’s sleep for all is right in the world. Except for the moment those supporting characters I felt sympathy for come to my mind and I wonder how they’re doing. Well, that nagging thought is only slightly regrettable since I did get my happy ending. For Ian and Tiny of course, I’m still waiting for mine. Hear that, fate? Or whoever deals with this stuff? How about you, the guy who’s going to rock my world, I’m still waiting for you.

The story starts where it left off, and though I don’t want to spoil those who haven’t read the first book, it’s pretty clear in the blurb what our hero and heroine is dealing with here. And by the way, if you really haven’t read the first book, go do it. It’ll be painful at times to read about a guy pretty much perfect with someone not you, but hey, it’s worth it. This second book was emotional, sexy, so damn sexy, and it even had a lot of action to go with Ian and Tiny’s adventure. Stock markets, money changing hands, vengeful society people trying to ruin one another, men and women with guns and the ability to kick some ass, jealousy and resentment, all is here. But most of all, there was love. Lots and lots of love between two people who are not perfect-despite my earlier fangirl statement about Ian, make no mistake he’s far from perfect- but still pretty damn close. At times I was surprised by the intensity of Ian’s love and devotion for Tiny, at others annoyed by his overprotective and possessive manners that could’ve tipped the scales in favor of him being a brute but with one gesture, one look, one sentence, one burst of emotion tipped it right back to ‘good hero’. Gotta be honest, whenever he made me cringe a little, I remembered this is the kind of guy he is, and that he actually tried hard to be a man worthy of Tiny, and besides, I already said he’s not perfect right? Pretty damn close though. Pretty damn close.

A satisfying conclusion to the Kerr Chronicles series by Jen Frederick, this was a roller coaster of a ride for me. I read good people doing bad things, bad people taking a step back, and nice things being born off the ashes of nasty situations. I’m a little sad to let Ian and Tiny go, but then again, it was time for them, and who am I to wish they linger?

I’m adding four big spoonfuls and a pinch of this story into my hodgepodge. Now, where’s my very own Ian? Hmm? Do I really have to risk my pretty neck to find a guy like this around here?



Kerr Chronicles series by Jen Frederick:

  1. Losing Control
  2. Taking Control

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