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Review: Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy

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Stealing Rose
Author:
Monica Murphy
Reviewer:
VampBard
Rating: A

What I’m Talking About:

These Fowler Sisters books are like chocolate—always got room for more. Stealing Rose, the second title in the trilogy, is about the baby sister, Rose, and the thief that stole her heart, Caden. We also get to see more of Violet and Ryder, as well as Lily.

For the record, I’m quickly approaching fifty. But reading Stealing Rose really took me back to my college days, a couple decades ago. Okay. Maybe I wasn’t quite as gregarious as Rose (Stop laughing. Really.). But there are a bazillion ways I did connect with her in this story. I really connected with Rose because of her family obligations. We’re all stuck with them. She hadn’t learned about establishing boundaries, though. It’s something that develops with age, I think. And that feeling of falling in love—not quite sure if you are or not. Rose had that in spade.

Caden. I really tried to not like him. He’s like that bad boy that always caught my eye. Probably wasn’t the best thing in the world for me, logically. But WOW. These guys have a way of sweeping a girl off their feet. Sometimes, however, they manage to worm their way into our hearts, and they really aren’t all that bad. Especially the super-secretive ones, like Caden. I really didn’t know whether I was going to secretly cheer him on, as he changed. I think it was around the 85% mark before I made up my mind that he was redeemable. And I like books like that. Keep me wondering.

Here’s the thing. I really wanted Rose to tell-off Caden at some point. That didn’t really happen. I also wanted her to tell Violet to butt out. Didn’t happen. Also, I’m envious of Rose. If I were younger, taking time away from *everything* would’ve been an awesome thing. Being able to hole up in a motel room for a month? A slice of heaven.

I’m really excited to read the next book in the Fowler Sisters series. Taming Lily, due out July 2015.

My Rating: A, Loved It

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About the Book:

People say the youngest child has it easy, but nothing can be further from the truth. Unlike my two sisters, Violet and Lily, I’m never in the limelight. I just work my butt off for Fleur Cosmetics and get little to no thanks for it. I’ve been pushed too far one too many times, and I’m finally brave enough to do something about it.

Maybe my newfound courage has something to do with the amazing pink and white diamond necklace I wear to the party in Cannes. The instant those dazzling heirloom jewels touch my skin, they excite some deep, aching need inside. And when that guy—that totally gorgeous guy—locks eyes with me, I know this nice girl is going to be naughty.

For once it’s my turn. My turn to say no to my father, to outshine my sisters, to walk away from it all—straight into the arms of a mysterious stranger. But what if Caden is much more than I bargained for? Sure, he makes me feel sexy and free in a way I never have before, but there’s something else I can’t quite place—something dangerous. Maybe our “chance” meeting wasn’t so random. Maybe he was looking for me for a reason. Whatever his motive, there’s no going back now.

And maybe I don’t want to. 

Release Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher:
Bantam
Series:
Fowler Sisters #2
ISBN: 978-0553393286
Genre:
Contemporary Erotic Romance
Format(s):
paperback (337 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley

Purchase Info:
Stealing Rose (Fowler Sisters #2)

Reviews in the Series:
Owning Violet by Monica Murphy (Fowler Sisters #1)

  • the autumn review

    Thank you for reviewing!

  • Carole

    I have heard so many good things about this book. I should check it out.

  • Just taking a wee little peek 😀 This is my next read. I so should have had this one read sooner but gah got caught up in other books. Glad to see it’s a good one!

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