Thursday, April 27, 2017

[Review] Stealing Rose, by: Monica Murphy

The Fowler Sisters #2


by: Monica Murphy
Release Date: March 23rd, 2015
Read Date: April 26th, 2017
Format: eARC *provided by Netgalley*
Pages: 337

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.


Stealing Rose was better than the first book in the series, not way better, just better. It was way shorter, more straight to the point, but full of things that I'm not sure how to point out. It was a good read, which is the same thing I said about the first book. ::shrugs::

The scenario goes this way. Apparently, the sisters now have an evil witch (not literally) for stepmother and the little sister, Rose, doesn't want to do anything with her, so she flies to London where the middle sister, Violet, is. She gave notice and all, but they don't believe her much. Rose just wants to stay clear of Fleur as much as possible and the best distraction is this sexy-as-sin man named Caden. But he is a thief, his profession is to steal from rich people to sustain his own persona and his mother after things went to shit in his family. The thing is that Caden, being a thief, got stolen too... his heart isn't his anymore and that brings problems.

These two are a weird match, I swear. I hate when characters appear out of nowhere, but I liked how good they become part of the story, so I tent to let that fact go easily. Caden is the thief, it's told since the beginning, but we are also told that he's being struggling with it for a while. He doesn't love the job as much as he did before and now he hates it more after seeing Rose for the first time. Now, Rose is the weird character. In the book before she was a good character, telling Violet that she should do whatever she wants and that, but in this book Violet took a 360 turn and is telling Rose what to do (which I totally hate). Rose is not easily wavered, but she is not as reckless as she was before, which I hate too. The combination of these two characters was weird, but it function, so I liked it.

There's nothing more to say. The book was just good.



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