Thursday, January 29, 2015

Review | "Stealing Rose" by Monica Murphy

Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy
Adult Romance published March 3, 2015
Published by Bantam
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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase—the second novel in New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy’s sizzling series about three powerhouse sisters and the men who would have their hearts.

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.

my thoughts...

This second book in the Fowler Series centers around the youngest sister, Rose.  When the book starts out the whole family is in Cannes to screen a documentary about the Grandmother's life and how she started Fleur Cosmetics.  Rose finds herself in a sticky situation and a mysterious handsome man comes to her rescue.  They have a pretty hot moment later on during the party and then he quickly disappears.  In the meantime Rose decides she needs a break from Fleur, but more importantly from her father and his girlfriend so she decides to stay in Paris with Violet and Ryder for a few weeks.

After about a week in Paris she meets Caden again when she goes out to dinner with Violet.  The attraction between them is instantly re-ignited and things get hot and heavy pretty quickly.  They have a whirlwind couple of weeks together before reality comes crashing down on them.  Rose is pretty open with Caden, but he has secrets that, once revealed, have the power to tear them apart.  

This story is told in first person with nearly each chapter alternating between Rose and Caden.  I really like when books are done this way so that we have the opportunity to get to know each of the main characters better.  I really liked Caden, I didn't connect with Rose quite as much.  We do get to see Violet and Ryder in this book and Ryder is much the same guy.  He's great with Rose, he cares from her and give her great advice.  Violet on the other hand, I didn't care for in this book.  She was way too judgmental and seemed, almost, to be a different character than she was in the first book.

I did enjoy this book very much and I am looking forward to Lily's book which will be the conclusion of this series.  As always I feel the need to warn you that this is an adult book and there is a fair amount of profanity and some very descriptive love scenes.  

XOXO, Shelly

*Disclaimer: I was provided with an ARC copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*

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