Chosen for Power

Chosen for Power

by Kathleen Brooks

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Somebody is out to destroy Elle Simpson and everything in her life.

Elle has always depended on family to make her business run strong, but long work hours have left her without much of a private life. Just as Elle thinks she has met the potential man of her dreams, she also discovers an impostor determined to destroy her business and life. Can she trust this "Prince Charming" to help her defend everything she holds dear, or will she only leave herself vulnerable at the worst possible time?

Drake Charles's work in the fast-growing mobile technology field made him a wealthy, powerful man. But he quickly sheds the fame and publicity for a more private life that earns him the label as a man of mystery. Drake adds to that mystery every year when he hosts a masquerade ball for charity. It's also his best chance to find the one thing he really wants . . . true love.

Having met behind masks of anonymity, Elle and Drake enjoy a whirlwind night of romance that leaves them both wanting more. Elle's heart tells her to trust Drake, but years of fighting off business foes has taught her that anyone could be a potential threat. Will this new romance give them both a fairy tale ending, or spiral into a nightmare for the whole Simpson family?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149519453
Publisher: Laurens Publishing
Publication date: 04/20/2014
Series: Women of Power Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 275
Sales rank: 2,169
File size: 448 KB

About the Author

Kathleen Brooks is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. Kathleen’s stories are romantic suspense featuring strong female heroines, humor, and happily-ever-afters. Her Bluegrass Series and follow-up Bluegrass Brothers Series feature small town charm with quirky characters that have captured the hearts of readers around the world.

Kathleen is an animal lover who supports rescue organizations and other non-profit organizations such as Friends and Vets Helping Pets whose goals are to protect and save our four-legged family members.

Kathleen will begin a new series in 2014 called Women of Power. This series will follow the lives of successful businesswomen as they fight off dangers to their lives and careers while searching for true love.

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Chosen for Power 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 119 reviews.
RBCrump More than 1 year ago
I love this series. It shows women can be strong enough to rule the world and still stay feminine. The strong family ties are great. I especially liked the part where Elle get her revenge on those trying to take her company from her. I enjoy reading all of Ms Brooks' books and look forward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very fast,fun, timely contemporary romance. Yes, it has (appropriate and mutual) sex, but it doesn't detract from the actual story. What bothers me is the prologue kind of just sits there, and you've got to read almost the whole story before it clicks into place. Elle Simpson didn't get where she is the head of a global multi national corporation by looks. She learned how women do, by doing and learning. The fact she has "a head for business..." to misquote Melanie Griffiths in "Working Girl" has gotten her where she is. I love that she also has "....the bod for sex" ( the other half of that quote) but that she refuses to give into it. Example: her shoes; bunny slippers instead of "Satan's stilletoes". Comfort allows for presence and ability to flow. Then, she meets someone as reclusive as she is, and she let's down her defenses and falls for Drake. And as her former paramour returns to town with vengence on his mind, she sharpens her abilities and once again betters the sleazebag. I love Kathleen Brooks style and flair. This is a book challenging to some, and upsetting to others who can't see beyond the sensual to the cerebral. I, for one, will read anything I can find of this author in the future and encourage others to do the same
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good old fashion read, including business, family, and other issues. Looking forward to reading more of this series. This was a fantastic balance of business women in charge, as opposed to being an anti-male book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 186 page romance has intrigue, passion, excitement, deception, action, and challenge....and I doubt that covers it all. Really offers up a prospective on how the other half lives and struggles to find trust and love both inside and outside family walls. Very nicely done. ( FYI, for those who care...Language is very toned down and sex scenes are present but not offensive.). Thoroughly enjoyed this and am looking forward to the rest of the series! LGM
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starts off strong - reverse Cindarella, hard working and smart business woman Elle meets her would be prince, tech wizard Drake Charles, while in disguise at a charity masquerade ball. There's immediate attraction, discovery of true identities, corporate intrigue, and a host of likable family and other supporting characters, but about two thirds in the story takes an unrealistic turn with Secret Service agents acting more like foreign Secret Police under "executive orders" in response to potential threats. Not up to this author's usual standards.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the Blue Grass series. This story started with a bang and then fizzled completely for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 170 page free book and 1st in this series of a woman who steps up as executive of the family business with her brother and sisters, and the mysterious computer geek CEO she meets at a masguerade benefit ball. The story is rushed in spots with readers left to fill the gaps in the storyline; also, the dialog for love scenes is a Harlequin romance takeover. Power, angst, drama, family caring and sharing, and with explicit sex scenes from the story's start to finish. An entertaining read none the less.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series
Anonymous 3 months ago
I 've been reading a few books from different series from this author. All of them have been excellent. None are repetitive.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I truly enjoyed this book it has a Well written plot with a twist at the end.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Loved the strong female leads and the twist ending!
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I love this story, there is sadness, happiness and many struggles as this story unfolds. A girl loses her father and is thrust into a high ranking job, would she make it or flop. Ell is stronger for the struggles that she has gone through and then finds the love of her life. You got a fan. Catha Watkins Reese
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way too much romance for me. And what’s with the green paper Bree received at the end. What did I miss?
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Very enjoyable story from begning to end
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Fast paced with a great story line. Strong female characters with brains and beauty mixed with good guys and bad guys. Intriguing story of corporate takeovers turning into life and death situations. Keeps you guessing til the end who responsible.
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I enjoyed this read very much! It was fun along with several twists and turns! All the main characters were very strong as well as interesting! Looking forward to reading more in this series!