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Taking Charge

Taking Charge [Kindle Edition]

Mandy Baggot
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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"I absolutely loved this book!"
-Forget the Housework, I'm Reading Book Reviews

"Another smash hit of a read!"
Nikki Bywater, Amazon Reviewer

“Robyn Matthers might be the most courageous and confident romantic heroine I have ever come across.”
-Rose McClelland, Judging Covers

Overview of Taking Charge

For nine years Robyn's been running from her past.

With her father in the hospital, his roadhouse in ruins, and the hockey team he manages slipping down the leagues, Robyn finds herself going home to take charge.

Cole Ryan is a hockey player on a personal mission who can't help but notice this quirky, opinionated girl that suddenly stumbles into his life.

Now Robyn must ask herself if she has time to contemplate a relationship or if she even wants one.

Above it all, she must find out if going back is her only way forward.

"A down to earth day to day storyline with dreamy romance and testosterone dripping from every page!”
-Rea Sinfield, Rea’s Book Review

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 572 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing (1 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ZU2BOG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #74,919 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Mandy Baggot is an award-winning romantic fiction author, writing hot heroes and emotional reads.

Represented by Kate Nash of the Kate Nash Literary Agency she is also a contributor to writing blogs, magazines and short story anthologies and regularly takes part in fiction festivals and literary events.

Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, Corfu, shoes and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1's Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor.

Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen.

Visit her website at

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read! 2 Feb 2013
By buddy51
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This book was recommended by Woman magazine and did not disappoint - it was a good story with a happy ending!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT !!!!!! 29 Oct 2012
By joyus
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Mandy I was pleased to met you in person and from that meeting I bought your book, Taking Charge.
As I had not read any of your books before I was so please that this was a great read.
I loved the banter between Eddie and Max, they made me laugh. Cole is a man every women needs in their lives
he was so supportive and the two of them just melted together.
I loved the way you brought all the family, friends and town folk altogether, so heart warming.
Your other books are on order and I look forward to reading them and your new book. The more you write the
more we get to enjoy them. Thanks Mandy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, had me hooked from the start 16 Oct 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was given this by the publisher for an honest review

Ebook: Taking Charge

Author: Mandy Baggot

Fiction, romance

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Summary: Is going back Robyn s only way forward? American-born Robyn Matthers is going home. With her dad in hospital, his roadhouse in ruins and the ice hockey team slipping down the league, she needs to take charge. But does she have the strength to do it? Cole Ryan is a hockey player on a personal mission. He s tall, dark, hot and Robyn s noticed But can she trust her feelings - or his? And what will Cole do when he finds out the truth about her? Robyn returns to Michigan and things aren't quite the same. Her best friend has grown up and is thinking about marriage and babies, the ice hockey team is no longer the life blood of the community and her father is engaged When Robyn's twin cousins drag up past events that hold painful memories for her, she and Cole are forced together. But are either of them ready to start something new? With an ill father, a trailer trash almost step-mom and ex-boyfriend Brad desperate for another chance, does Robyn have time to contemplate a relationship? Does she really want one? And is it physically possible for two people to fall in love in just three days?

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Firstly, I would like to say I love that there is a playlist to go with this book, a lot of authors mention listening to music while writing, but half the time you never know which music to read the book too, so this is great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is a girl with a mission - well several really . The characters are diverse , fun and all have backgrounds . Magic mix with an unusual theme , a party you wish you had been invited . Well worth a read
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5.0 out of 5 stars a fab read x 2 July 2013
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Had me hooked from first page to last page.
A chance meeting that changed lots of people's life's......x
Believable characters xx
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5.0 out of 5 stars Taking charge 30 May 2013
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I chose this rating because again I really enjoyed this book, I liked the flow of the book and how it made me laugh at some parts and addressed issues that affect people in real life, I would recommend this book to anyone who liked romance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book! 17 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was lucky enough to win a copy of Taking Charge in a prize draw given by the publishers and I'm so glad I did!

This isn't the first book written by Mandy Baggot that I've read and judging by this latest book she's getting better and better with every new release. Taking Charge had me gripped throughout the summer and I thoroughly enjoyed the heroine, Robyn's story - she's such a delightful tomboy - feisty and no-nonsense on the surface, but with deep emotional scars that are gradually revealed. Cole Ryan is a hero to die for and Robyn's trailer trash almost step-mom had me in stitches.

A fabulous read - I look forward to Mandy Baggot's next book very much indeed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ready, Steady, Go! It's fast! 2 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Taking Charge storms along from the word go - the characters are up and at you from page one and stay there right until the final word.

There are some really fun and eccentric characters that make you smile and the author has captured the lively banter and spirit of an all male team, in this case an ice hockey team. My favourite team mate was Mickey - he made me laugh a lot.

The key characters, Robyn and Cole have a sparkly relationship although both have issues from the past that they haven't yet resolved. The exact nature of these problems are gradually revealed as the story progresses and you can't but help try to guess and re-guess what these demons are. The book touches on some more serious issues and there are a couple of emotional scenes but these are handled in an easy to read way, with a light touch that is in keeping with the genre.

It's a dynamic, pocket rocket of a book so hold on to your hats and enjoy the ride!
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