Thursday, 26 February 2015

Review: Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy

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.

Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Bantam 
Series: The Fowler Sisters #2

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received an advanced readers copy from Random House- Bantam via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

This is the second book in The Fowler Sisters series. I did not read the first book, Owning Violet, but was able to follow the story easily. The first book was about Violet whereas this one was about the youngest sister Rose. From the tidbits that were mentioned, I would like to go back and read Violet's story but it did not impact my enjoyment of this one at all.

This is the second book by this author for me and I can definitely say that Monica Murphy knows how to write about sex. From the chemistry between characters to the act itself, Murphy writes with enough descriptive detail that it is sure to please any fan of erotica. In fact, I would say that this book is probably about 60 to 70% sex and 30 to 40% story. Anyone who follows my thoughts on different titles knows that I enjoy sexual content in books as long as there is a story to go with it. There was just enough story, although somewhat predictable, to go with the sexual content that I was able to enjoy it. It did run the risk of what I call the "wash, rinse, repeat" cycle. For those of you that have not heard me say that before, let me explain. I compare the sexual content in some books with washing my hair. It feels great the first time but becomes a little monotonous after a while, therefore wash, rinse, repeat. There were a few times where I thought that maybe the story was going to get lost in the bedroom but then Murphy would pull it back together.

The story was a little predictable but it was still an entertaining read with a lot of heat. I look forward to reading the next instalment.

About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of new adult contemporary romance. A believer in kissing. A believer of love.

I also write romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

I'm a wife, a mom and I live in California.

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  1. I love Murphy's works and have read her One Week Girlfriend series! Yes it does sound a little bit predictable, but I'd love to have my hands on this one too! Thanks for sharing!

    Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy

  2. cool review.. might go on my tbr