Taking Charge

  • Title: Taking Charge
  • Author: Mandy Baggot
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  • Page: 302
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  • Taking Charge 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 c
    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 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 With an ill father, a trailer trash step mom and ex boyfriend Brad desperate for another chance, does Robyn have time to contemplate a relationship Can she start again Does she really want to And can two people really fall in love in three days

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    About Mandy Baggot


    1. Mandy Baggot is an international bestselling and award winning romance writer In 2017 she was signed by Ebury Publishing Penguin Random House.The winner of the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK s Festival of Romance, her romantic comedy novel, One Wish in Manhattan, was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists Association Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award in 2016.Mandy loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handbags Also a singer, she has taken part in ITV1 s Who Dares Sings and The X Factor.Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.Visit Mandy s website at mandybaggot


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    1. Taking Charge by Mandy BaggotFirst I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed reading Taking Charge, Mandy’s writing is fantastic, the story flowed extremely well and I don’t think I stopped reading this story till I reached the end. Character and plot was well written, easy to follow and you get to know each character. I was so thrilled to see that Mandy had more books published that I could go read. I really enjoyed Taking Charge.Robyn who father is sick is returning home to the USA after long nin [...]

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    2. Robyn has come back home. A place that is no longer her haven. But her father isn't doing well and neither are his businesses. She wants to fix it all and gets to work from the get go. She doesnt waste any time. She gets the bar and the hockey team a fixer upper. Her determination gets the job done and two out of the three is good to go. Now she just needs to make sure her father takes better care of himself.While on her way back home Robyn meets a man who becomes more to her than a friendly fac [...]

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    3. Read My Full Review At: reviewingromance/taking-ch“When you know, ya know”, Ya know? I don’t know. I honestly don’t. Um, well… okay.I feel I may really be in the majority reviewing this book because it has sixteen five-star reviews on amazon, and around thirty on . I’m not so sure I’m very close to that. It was a cute read. I will give it that. It reads like movie almost and I really had to keep telling myself that as I continued but I almost had to envision the characters int he m [...]

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    4. 'We're just right together, Robyn, don't ask me to explain it. When we first met, you bowled me over, just because you were you.'Robyn Matthers returns to Portage, Michigan after nine years away living in England. Now 25, she is heading back because her father Eddie is seriously ill. Struggling with her broken backpack as she changes planes in Chicago, she meets Cole Ryan, who it turns out is also travelling to Portage. The two get on well and talk during their flight - well, mainly it's Robyn w [...]

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    5. Robyn Matthers has escaped her past and gotten as far away from Michigan as possible. She was hoping that all the memories would just disappear. Then she gets a call from her home-town that her father has fallen ill. She immediately packs up and gets a flight home to help her dad get everything in order. She meets Cole at the airport and after a cute introduction become friends. Especially finding out that they were heading to the same place. Its just too bad that Robyn is broken. Cole seems lik [...]

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    6. Robyn Matthers is returning home to the States, after living in England for the past nine years. Robyn is returning home to be near her father who is seriously ill in hospital. Robyn wants to take charge of her father’s rundown roadhouse and the local ice hockey team, that her father manages, The Portage Panthers.At the airport in America Robyn meets the gorgeous Cole Ryan and the confident and sassy Robyn kisses him as they part and invites him to her father’s roadhouse that she plans to cl [...]

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    7. Very quirky small town girl moves back home, meets her H, a newcomer to town, in the airport on the way into town. Lots of family and small town drama. The h is not typical or ordinary, very outspoken and more like one of the guys. There's a hockey team, biker bar and some colorful characters. While some of the players here some have light parts, others in this story others have a background that slowly unravels as the story progresses. At the first I thought this was going to be just a cute lig [...]

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    8. 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 [...]

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    9. Taking Charge is a romantic contemporary filled with laughter, crazy characters, and a hero and heroine who take love at first sight to a whole new level. Add in a failing hockey team, a dilapidated restaurant, and a pair of twins straight from The Shining and you have a book that will keep you laughing from page one. Fans of Jennifer Crusie and SEP will gobble this one up.

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    10. very good! looking forward to reading more from this author.

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    11. What a sweet story! I have to admit, when I started this novel it seemed like it was going to be mostly humor-laden. Robyn's rapid-fire speech reminded me of Vince Vaughn in the movie Swingers. And honestly, I would have been okay with just that. However, the story turned out to be so much more and it was completely satisfying.Robyn Matthers is a seemingly self-assured young woman returning home after years abroad. She left home when her parents divorced, her mother taking her to England. When w [...]

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    12. After spending the last nine years running away from her past in London, Robyn Matthers is heading home to Portage, Michigan after her father falls ill and is admitted to the hospital. She is going to help him out by taking charge of his rundown bar, the Roadhouse and failing hockey team, the Portage Panthers.Cole Ryan is a hockey player from Chicago, Illinois, who is moving to Portage, Michigan to work for a pharmaceutical company and escape his own painful past.Robyn and Cole meet at the airpo [...]

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    13. Taking Charge begins with our female lead Robyn in Chicago. She’s at the airport waiting for a connection to Kalamazoo, Michigan. She’s not looking her best after all those hours of travelling from England! Her backpack breaks enter male lead Cole Ryan who offers to help. They’re both on their way to Portage.The story that follows takes the reader through Robyn facing the issues she’d left home for and Cole coming to terms with his past. They’re both trying to find a place to belong be [...]

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    14. Robyn Matthers doesn’t date…but she will kiss random hot men in airports that come to her aid. Robyn is heading back home to the states after spending 9 years in London. When her backpack breaks a Freddie Prinze Jr look-alike comes to her rescue. Fortunately they are on the same flight with the same destination in mind. Robyn is going back to visit her sick father and to ‘take charge’ of his failing roadhouse and hockey team. Cole is an ex hockey player who is going to work at the local [...]

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    15. TAKING CHARGE was a nice romance. Robyn Matthers is, in the words of Cole Ryan, "straight talking, unpretentious, bossy, opinionated, determined" and just the girl for him. Cole Ryan meets her in the airport when the strap on her backpack breaks and he helps her pick up her stuff. They find out they are going to the same place - Portage, Michigan - and they spend the flight talking. Robyn is a real motor mouth who uses constant conversation to keep from worrying about the trip. She is on her way [...]

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    16. There's nothing more I hate about a book than an annoying character. And boy I was I annoyed with the main character of this book. Robyn said whatever she wanted, but in a 9-year-old kind of way. She would just blurt out whatever she felt like, no matter how rude, so I was very surprised when later it was said she was 25 instead of a teenager like I was expecting. Despite my annoyance with her, I decided to give the book a shot and read it all through. And I'm glad I did. Though I was still anno [...]

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    17. Ebook: Taking ChargeAuthor: Mandy BaggotFiction, romanceThis review may contain spoilersSummary: 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 [...]

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    18. I was so looking forward to reading this, I love the cover and I have to admit that the photo of a certain ice-hockey player did raise my interest just a little bit! I loved having an image of the character in mind while I read the book, it made everything seem more real.The start of this book was fantastic, it was intense and exciting – there was definitely a chemistry between Robyn and Cole right from the beginning!I really loved Robyn, she has to be one of the best female characters I’ve [...]

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    19. Wow, this was a wonderful read! The story itself was pretty intriguing. Going back to a place where there was hurt in the past can be absolutely tough, but Robyn is determined to do what she needs to do and that is to 'Take Charge' of her Father's business affairs, while he's in the hospital. She's in charge of a Restaurant Business and Hockey Team, yes a hockey team, and that is what occupies Robyn's time bute manages to still have these new feelings for hockey player, Cole, who has another pro [...]

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    20. Synopsis: "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 [...]

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    21. I LOVE IT!(may contain spoilers)This is not the average boy meets girl, or love at first sight kind of chick book. Robyn and Cole met on their way to Michigan, her hometown which she abandoned for 9 years, she came back to take charge in the business and the hockey team her ill father used to manage. While Cole, who just moved from Chicago for work and to move on from his past relationship, falling in love was far from his plan, but he just can't resist the boyish, funny, babbles a lot, confiden [...]

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    22. This was one of those stories that takes you by surprise at home much you liked it. It had a little bit of everything, including quirky characters you fall in love with. And it had hockey in it, so what's not to like???When Robyn Matther's father winds up in the hospital, she comes back to her small Michigan town to help take care of him, along with his roadhouse and the hockey team he manages. What she finds when she get there is her father refusing to limit his intake of junk, the roadhouse on [...]

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    23. After couple of years spent in England, Robyn finally comes home in US. The reason she comes back, her ill father. At the airport she meets Cole. And the romance begins.Both Robyn and Cole have emotional scars. Robyn was raped nine years ago. That's why she had to leave. But the case is reopened now and there is a possibility that the man convicted for the rape isn't guilty at all. On the other side, Cole caught his girlfriend cheating him with his brother, and now she is pregnant.I liked the em [...]

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    24. I hadn't previously read anything by Mandy Baggot and can't say that I am a fan of sports romances, but this one was a lot of fun!Robyn may have been a little outspoken and over-the-top, but I enjoyed her 'take charge' attitude. She shows you what she's made of right in the beginning when she gives a steamy good-bye kiss to Cole Ryan, a guy she met right before they both boarded the same plane to Portage, Michigan. Robyn is coming home after 9 years in England because her dad has fallen ill and [...]

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    25. Baggot adds a masculine edge to a typical chick lit/romance plot and takes the reader on a refreshing and exciting new journey. Our protagonist is Robyn Matthers – a no nonsense, small town, sports-loving kinda gal – who takes efficiency to a whole new level when she returns to her home town to take control of her sick dad’s restaurant and hockey team. On the outside, Robyn’s tackles issues in a direct manner that most women would envy, especially her head-on approach to the men in her l [...]

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    26. Robin back home in America after nine years living in UK. Her dad is in hospital.She wants to take charge in roadhouse and in everything in her life.She is very tough girl, simple and she talks too much, I adore her.Cole Ryan is every woman’s desire, hot, good looking and sensitive. He is hockey player. They meet on airport. What can happen in tree days? Everybody had secrets, but what can happen when they reveal their secrets? Brad, Robin’s ex boyfriend, who desperate wants her back in his [...]

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    27. 4.5/5 stars What a great book! I loved the MC & almost all the supporting characters. They were all so quirky & interesting & there were a lot of funny, lighthearted moments to counteract the sad backgrounds. I especially loved Eddie's hilarious hospital roommate, Max. He had some of the best lines in the book! Anyway, some of the hockey stuff was far-fetched (like allowing anyone off the street to play on a semi professional team, allowing the manager's daughter to take over for him [...]

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    28. Loved the book. What a come back for both Robyn and Cole. What an unlikely pair these 2 make. I have always believed in love at first sight. My experience wasn't sight but talking on telephone to a man my BFF(adopted mom) set up. We have been together now for 33 years. Cole is just the sweetest man and learns to live a happy life with Robyn. Robyn is a tough chick, aka Hard Ass, and gets things done and things happen. Lots of people pulled for them. What a shock for who did the rape!! You just n [...]

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    29. I really liked this book. It kept me reading, especially at the end, to see if I was right in the big secret. SEMI-SPOILER ALERT: I actually couldn't believe how long it took Robyn to figure out the real culprit behind her rape. It seemed very obvious to me who it was from very early on in the book. But it was well-written enough to keep me reading to find out if I was right. You never know when an author is going to throw a curve ball at you and make you completely wrong even if you were certai [...]

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    30. I ended up with this book because I was looking for a story with hockey as a theme and it was a nice surprise, funny and interesting, not your typical girl and really cute guy

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    31. I loved this book! It was fun read! I love the characters! Robyn is independent, headstrong, opinionated and vulnerable all at the same time. Cole is reserved, confused and desperate to find something in this world that will ground him. Together they are cute, funny and perfect in their imperfections. I laughed so much through this book! Yes there are serious subject matters in this book but that is not all the book is about. It leaves room for humor and never do you feel a bunch of unnecessary [...]

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    32. Loved this book by Mandy Baggot. A great read and always a few giggles along the way. Mandy's writing style is easy to read, the characters build wonderfully and often a twist or surprise and Taking Charge does not disappoint!

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    33. Oh dearI so was not expecting this book to be like this. Is a great love story with lots of drama! I really liked Robyne is really outspoken and the dialogue is great. You can imagine her speaking all the time a million miles per hour. It's interesting how you can read into the fast pace in which she pronounces the wordsI thought that was really well written.Truly great!

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    34. I totally enjoyed reading "Taking Charge", it was a truly fun read! Mandy Baggot pens a sweet story with a well written plot that flows nicely. Along with strong realistic characters who's antics will get you laughing. I recommend this book to everyone who love romance with a bit of humor.This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.

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    35. A very enjoyable read. I can imagine this book as a movie - and even picked out the actors for each character. Robyn and Cole fell in love at first sight and this was a whirlwind romance, with its ups and downs, and a little mystery thrown in - which keeps you guessing for a while. Highly recommended and I will definitely be buying more books by this author.

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    36. Loved it, loved it, loved it I thought it was a bit far fetched on places hence 4 stars but was a brilliant book with brilliant characters. I loved Robyn, tell it how it is and as funny as hell colt was your swoon worthy male lead, gorgeous!! Great for us hopeless romantics with comedy thrown in too. Well done Mandy baggot!!

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    37. I definitely enjoyed reading this book. I will be reading more from this author.

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    38. I fell in love with this story. I wasn't sure at first but it wasn't long before I was really into it. What a group of characters. Max & Eddie are a riot. To me it's a story of survival. A story of love, hope,learning to be yourself, of growth. A story about family. Ups, downs, laughter and tears. My kind of story.

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    39. Great book. Robyn is one of the best heroines I have come to encounter. Her strength, vulnerability and courage was very real. Cole—besides the fact that he's the romance novel dream with a high salary and abs—was a great character. He loved, he committed faults, but he took responsibility of that and protected Robyn.

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    40. I LOVED this book! I had no idea it was about Hockey! I LOVE Hockey!!! I'm waiting to post my review until after it goes live on my blog for this book tour :) Really looking forward to telling you about this book! Totally recommended by me - especially for those Hockey Romantic fans :)

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    41. I found this very easy reading and a pleasant wander through a nice life. It had a lot of warmth and seemed fairly simple in the story. I think if you like Hart of Dixie this is the sort of book that would appeal

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    42. The lead female character took some getting use to for me. She talks a lot. But it comes to be something u like about her. She is my kind of girl. No frilly girly stuff. Good book!

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    43. 4.5 star. This book was a beautiful surprise for me. I really like it, Robyn is somenthing else and Cole is so sweet I think you should give it a try, you won't be disappointed!

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    44. A good, easy read, ideal for holiday reading. Not very challenging and a little bit predictable but a nice book for light reading.

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    45. A brilliant read. Easy to read with likeable characters and laugh out loud bits. I read it in one afternoon and would highly recommend it.

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