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Paradise Taken Based On True EventsFour Lives, Intertwined By Friendship And Business, Whose True Story Was Devastating Than FictionRob And Kaye Were Thrilled To Be Moving To The Island Of St John With Dear Friends Jake And Claire The Men Were Going Into Business Together And Relocating With Their Families To The Beautiful Tropical Paradise It Was A Dream Come True For The Longtime Friends But, When Feelings Are Revealed And Temptation Takes Control, One Friendship Turns From Lust To Love And No One Can Walk Away Unscathed And, One Person S Ultimate Decision Leaves Everyone Lost And Devastated

10 thoughts on “Paradise Taken

  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I DIDNT GET ITTwo couples have been friends for many years Jake and Claire, and Rob and Kaye They are now living a few doors from one another Jake and Kaye had been at college twenty years ago and were firm friends Now all of a sudden he s making it clear that he feelsthan friendship Before you know it he and Kaye are having sex, a lot Rob finds out but seems to think it s some sort of competition between him and Jake for Kaye s affections When Kaye falls pregnant by Jake, Rob still I DIDNT GET ITTwo couples have been friends for many years Jake and Claire, and Rob and Kaye They are now living a few doors from one another Jake and Kaye had been at college twenty years ago and were firm friends Now all of a sudden he s making it clear that he feelsthan friendship Before you know it he and Kaye are having sex, a lot Rob finds out but seems to think it s some sort of competition between him and Jake for Kaye s affections When Kaye falls pregnant by Jake, Rob still continues to be supportive He knows it can t be his baby as he s had a vasectomy.This story had a lot of flaws IMO Where was Jake s wife Claire when his affair with Kaye came to light It s almost as though she s been erased from the story I didn t connect with any of the characters they were all very self serving The writing was rather stilted and wooden as well, and considering the subject matter it was far too long and would have been better as a novella as there s not enough substance to the plot I see that there s a follow up book, I don t see the point dragging this story out over two books

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    First the book it s about cheating, not my favorite subject but I thought I would give it a try,..nope, this book was cheesy and silly and the guy calls the woman doll every freaking time, i was almost trowing my kindle against the wall.Sorry but..NOPE

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    Paradise Taken by C.M Hutton Series Paradise Taken 1Genre Contemporary RomanceAge Group AdultRelease Date June 22nd 2013 Length 255 pagesFormat Kindle DRCSource via tour hostReview Date April 2014Steam Rating Scorcher Overall Rating 4.5 STARSReview WOW What a wild ride This is an emotional journey one that is putting me through the full gamut of emotions I have been sad, angry, and appalled but I have also felt joy, love, and raw passion too I originally thought I would read t Paradise Taken by C.M Hutton Series Paradise Taken 1Genre Contemporary RomanceAge Group AdultRelease Date June 22nd 2013 Length 255 pagesFormat Kindle DRCSource via tour hostReview Date April 2014Steam Rating Scorcher Overall Rating 4.5 STARSReview WOW What a wild ride This is an emotional journey one that is putting me through the full gamut of emotions I have been sad, angry, and appalled but I have also felt joy, love, and raw passion too I originally thought I would read this one for a couple reasons One, because it was based on a true story, which is always intriguing but also because St John is the most beautiful place I have EVER been to and I used to travel a lot When I eventually get married it will be at the Westin in St John The island is simply breathtaking in its amazing beauty I got so muchthan I expected.I LOVED THIS BOOK Be damned that it was taboo WARNING This novel contains a couple that cheats on their spouses with one another It is straight up cheating There is no legal separation, and no one is being abused in any way by their spouse They are just cheating If this is something that you cannot tolerate in your novels then I suggest you not read it I knew this going in so I was prepared Why did I read it if it was so immoral Well this is my take on cheating in novels It happens in real life which this story is actually based in and I like my novels to feel real, and the MC s flawed and sometimes that means they make mistakes Even big mistakes like cheating Do I condone it NO but I understand that it happens.Paradise Taken is about two couples who have known each other since college, Rob Kaye and Jake Claire It is told in Kaye s POV She finds out early on that Jake has loved her since they were friends in college But he never did anything about it and she married his friend and business partner Rob After 20 years of marriage both couples decide to move to St John and start a business They only saw each other a few times a year before this so Jack held his feeling in check But now being around her has made him unable to hide those feelings any longerKaye, I m not asking for anything from you, I know you love Rob, but I can t be here day in and day out with you and not finally tell you that I ve loved you for twenty years Kaye s marriage is a happy one There are some minor problems, but overall she adores her husband and it s obvious he feels the same They have the perfect life They still even have passion and lust in their marriage When I mean they have it all, I really mean they are like the perfect couple.But Kaye starts spendingtime with Jake as friends, then , then eventually they become lovers Their raw passion BURNS the pages, and their love for each other brought tears to my eyes I KNEW it was wrong, and I was conflicted but I just couldn t help how I felt By the end I was rooting for her and Jake to work out, which if you told me at the beginning of the novel I would be feeling that way I would have told you that you were high on drugs.But they both have spouses and teenage children to consider Well Kaye considers them somewhat but Jake doesn t seem to care, he just loves Kaye so much and everything else be damned So as you can imagine it s complicated, and crazy, and full of angst And eventually they do have to make decisions that will affect their entire families I did not see some of the twists and turns coming I was literally blindsided by much of what happened towards the end.This one started out a little slow, and I understood why it had to But once it got going, WOW I was HOOKED So keep that in mind This is book 1 of 2, the second book is told in Jake s POV I will be reading it ASAP because the ending of this one SHOCKED THE SHIT OUTTA ME leaving me with so many questions I NEED to know what happens nextI ve waited for this for my whole life You are the love of my life, Kay StacyHggBooks Unhinged Book Blog

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    Good grief this book is terrible The writing itself, the charactersand JFC THE WRITING stilted, disjointed, cringe inducing CRINGE, CRINGE, CRINGE There is a reason it s self published not that there aren t fantastic self published books and excellent indie authors capable of writing thought provoking, evocative, entertaining, and well crafted stories out there there are Plenty no publishing house would touch this bullshit with a 30 foot pole I m offended, because if this is someone Good grief this book is terrible The writing itself, the charactersand JFC THE WRITING stilted, disjointed, cringe inducing CRINGE, CRINGE, CRINGE There is a reason it s self published not that there aren t fantastic self published books and excellent indie authors capable of writing thought provoking, evocative, entertaining, and well crafted stories out there there are Plenty no publishing house would touch this bullshit with a 30 foot pole I m offended, because if this is someone s real life events experience, Hutton did a piss poor job of bringing this tragic and difficult life dilemma to life on the page outside of reducing it to among the cheapest and embarrassing form of soap opera fodder My god.An interesting premise, for sure But terrible execution through and through And I would caution that any reviewer saying that the writing in this book is great, or any other adjective that omits its very true flaws, should be side eyed and viewed with distrust They arethey lack perspective p.s just bc a book is drama llama and soap opera ry doesn t mean it can t be good I ve read plenty of popcorn dram I shouldn t like bc of it s content and less than stellar writing, but I am able to be honest about there flaws even as I enjoyed it This is not one of those instances There are too many delicate themes covered that were, to me, handled so poorly It s makes you unable to have a shred of compassion or sympathy for these awful people

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    I know it happens in real life but when cheating happens in a book, I need to be able to empathize with the characters for doing it It didn t happen here Both were selfish and had little regard for the devastation it would cause their families view spoiler They ve known each other for 20 years All of a sudden, he decided that she was the love of his life Why didn t he pursue her before they got married What a idiot Why didn t they use protection to avoid pregnancy Again, idiots hide I know it happens in real life but when cheating happens in a book, I need to be able to empathize with the characters for doing it It didn t happen here Both were selfish and had little regard for the devastation it would cause their families view spoiler They ve known each other for 20 years All of a sudden, he decided that she was the love of his life Why didn t he pursue her before they got married What a idiot Why didn t they use protection to avoid pregnancy Again, idiots hide spoiler I felt bad for the husband because he did try to make her happy

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    Paradise Taken is the simple yet powerful account of a woman who has an affair Let me be clear though, this is not your typical angst ridden love triangle There is no angst in this book The writing is straightforward and discusses what ALL married couples feel at some point Why doesn t that same kind of rush and heat endure through marriage and kids Paradise Taken is based on true events What those are, I don t know, but it makes the storyrealistic and gripping The writing flowed ve Paradise Taken is the simple yet powerful account of a woman who has an affair Let me be clear though, this is not your typical angst ridden love triangle There is no angst in this book The writing is straightforward and discusses what ALL married couples feel at some point Why doesn t that same kind of rush and heat endure through marriage and kids Paradise Taken is based on true events What those are, I don t know, but it makes the storyrealistic and gripping The writing flowed very easily and I was able to devour it in one sitting That is a very rare situation for me.Two married couples, Rob and Kaye, and Jake and Claire, have known each other since college They have been married for 17 years, have 3 teenage kids each, and now run a business together that has brought them to the island of St John to live Living in St John is paradise for them They live on the beach, have in ground pools, drink cocktails at night, surf during the day, etc It s a permanent vacation It s not enough though for Jake, who has been in love with Kaye for twenty long years In the past they only saw each other for vacation 1 2 times per year, but now that they re neighbors, Jake can t hide his feelings any.The book is written solely from Kaye s perspective She had no idea about Jake s feelings, but once she finds out, she can t turn away The problem is that she still loves Rob, although it s a different kind of love from when they first married She also does not want to destroy her family The children do not play a part in this book The author refers to them throughout the story, but there is not much interaction However, its clear that they are extremely important to Kaye and one of the major reasons she struggles with this affair.Jake and Kaye are able to carry on their affair, in secret, for a short time, before a shocking situation occurs and everyone suffers the consequences.My thoughts on Rob and Jake Rob wasalpha than Jake and, in my opinion, caredabout the family unit He will not give up on his wife Jake, on the other hand, appeared to careabout Kaye than his wife and kids However, it was told from Kaye s perspective so we never get inside his head I m going with Team Rob for book 1 To be continued Paradise Taken was an excellent debut novel by Author CM Hutton and I highly recommend it to all readers An ARC was kindly provided by the Author for an honest review.Review posted at Love Between the SheetsFollow us on Facebook and Twitter

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    I was saddened, happy, shocked and then some while reading this book You will be gripped to each page until the end to find out what will happen to the characters.4 friends come together before moving to the island to combine their business together Rob and Kaye invite Jake and Claire to their place and that s when things get rather tricky.Jake has always wanted Kaye but was too afraid to do anything about it Now that he sees her again he s having a hard time letting go of these feelings.Kay I was saddened, happy, shocked and then some while reading this book You will be gripped to each page until the end to find out what will happen to the characters.4 friends come together before moving to the island to combine their business together Rob and Kaye invite Jake and Claire to their place and that s when things get rather tricky.Jake has always wanted Kaye but was too afraid to do anything about it Now that he sees her again he s having a hard time letting go of these feelings.Kaye has a good marriage She loves Rob and their kids Yet, Jake can t stop showing up and doing things for her talking to her in a way Rob never has or has never ever made her feel Now she too is wondering what her true feelings are.You will feel for all the characters involved Claire and Rob are good spouses but Jake and Kaye are having a hard time trying to figure out what these feelings are.You can t help who you fall in love with and this book definitely lets you see this first hand.I am very eager to read the next book since that ending was wellSHOCKING 4 stars from me

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    One of the best books Ive read in a long time I was quickly drawn into the story connecting and caring for the characters The intriguing love story kept me from being able to put the book down. and I read the entire book on a Sunday afternoon Long after I finished, the story stayed with me and I couldn t help but think about the characters Im hoping for a book 2 soon Its a great summer read to get lost in

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    This book was a great read I can t stop thinking about it For this being the author s first book, I thought she did a great job of describing the setting and the characters emotions, so well that I was on an emotional roller coaster I can t wait for book 2

  10. says:

    Great first book by new author C.M Hutton The suspenseful love story kept me up all night reading Can t wait for the next book

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