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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Taken by Surprise by Tonya Ramagos

Taken by Surprise by Tonya Ramagos
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (290 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Dogwood

Rhonda Ramsey's future plans didn't include a man until she met temptation in a set of exotic eyes and a six foot package of pure sex appeal. Unable to resist, she lets him into her life only to watch him walk away months later. She's furious with herself for allowing her desires to control her head. But when a drug lord takes her hostage, depending on the man who tempts her soul might be her only chance to survive.

DEA Agent Michael Cosmos has done a lot of tough things in his career. Walking away from Rhonda topped the list. He did it to keep her safe. He failed. Now she's at the mercy of a drug lord out for revenge. Michael will put his career and his life on the line to get her back in his arms. But will it be enough to hold on forever?

Meet our hero: DEA Agent Michael Cosmos; Sexy with exotic features, tough and rugged, and also a dedicated leader determined to bring down a very powerful and dangerous drug lord.

Michael is in love with Rhonda.

Meet our heroine: Rhonda Ramsey. Wiccan by faith, Rhonda is a gorgeous blond bombshell who is also a good single mother of one. Rhonda is in love with Michael.

The problem with this happily-ever-after? Michael knows he has extremely dangerous enemies who would not think twice about torturing and hurting Rhonda to get to him, so he tries to avoid her. But as you might can guess, the enemy already knows about Rhonda and she is soon kidnapped.

Phay's a drug lord set on revenge! His compound is in the jungles of Cambodia somewhere near the Thailand border. Who knew when Ronda was kidnapped that this psycho drug lord would fall head over heels for her? However Phay is evil minded and jealous and if he dies he is determined to take Ronda with him.

But who comes to Rhonda's rescue, even against orders and at the possible chance of losing his job? Yes none other than our sexy hero Michael. Exotic and Rugged, our Hero DEA Agent Michael Cosmos can come to my rescue anytime!

This book is very action packed. I enjoyed the suspense and at times felt as though I was right with them in the tropical jungle fighting for survival.

I thought this book had very interesting secondary characters as well, with their own stories to tell, and I wanted to know more about them and their lives.

There were times I felt a little lost, as I have not read the previous books in this series so some of the storylines mentioned with the other characters might have meant more to me if I had been following this series from the beginning, but I have to say Tonya Ramagos is a great story teller and this reader will be getting more of her books to read in the future.

This book makes you want to run out and buy the rest of this series! What is not to love? The suspense, romance and adventure makes this story a must read!

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