Friday, November 22, 2013

Taming Jenna Book Tour & Review

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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!


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.


What happens when two headstrong people meet?  Sparks fly.  Well sparks definitely fly in Taming Jenna by Charlene Raddon.  Not only do sparks fly but there is a smoldering fire then an intense raging fire between Jenna and Branch.  I love stories of "headstrong"/"obstinate" women, partly because that is how everyone described me as I was growing up.

Jenna is not just a strong, intelligent young woman challenging how women are viewed but she also has this vulnerability that she tries to deny.  Part of growing up is realizing how your childhood has influenced who we are but knowing that it does not have to define us.  It is nice seeing this transformation in Jenna.

There are some very steamy, enticing love scenes.  Charlene Raddon, the author, does a great job of creating a sensual experience while not being vulgar.  She does not cross the line.  If you read this book, your husband or significant other might be thankful.  Well, that is if he has any of Branch's qualities. Wink! Wink!  In addition, there is some violence in this book.  It is described but it is not graphic.

This book will grab your attention in the first few pages, and it never lets go.  It is an adventure full, sensual experience that you will love, a wonderful historical romance novel.  I give this one 4 1/2 stars out of 5.

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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

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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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.



  1. Love the sound of the story and can't wait to read it.


  2. Thanks,Kelli, for the lovely review and for hosting me.

  3. What a great review, I can't wait to read the book.


  4. Hi Charlene, I am glad I checked back because I found your post today. It wasn't here this morning. I haven't got started on your book yet but will sometime soon. I have just been two busy and haven't got much reading it. Maybe thing will settle down after Thanksgiving for a little while. Love the sound of this book.

  5. I can't wait to read this book! It sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing your opinion and for participating in the tour!