Desperate times call for desperate
measures and that is how Joy found herself shoplifting in a
high-end store and getting caught in the process by Keane
Kavanagh, the owner. Keane Kavanagh wanted Joy and was
biding his time before he would seduce her to his lair.
Keane’s plans were accelerated by a staring contest he had
with his intended victim in the subway, a little pinch on
the great behind and a meeting that led to the grand finale,
a proposition to Joy to be his mistress.
What Keane wanted he was determined to
get by any means necessary, but would his underhanded manner
destroy the tentative relationship he had with Joy?
I liked Taking Joy because the main characters
were not perfect but were fighting to overcome their
personal demons as the story progressed. Keane was a little
too aggressive to the point of being uncouth, but it worked
well to counter the heroine who had a feisty and impulsive
personality. Crushed but not defeated into submission, Joy
was determined to overcome her predicament despite engaging
into some activities her Mama would never approve of. From
the beginning, this author clearly defined Keane’s character
that was shaped by his past, and for Joy, her present needs
depict who she becomes.