by Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: July 3, 2017
Steal, the follow-up standalone rockstar romance to the #1NYT Bestseller Keep…
It’s easy to lose yourself in someone you love.
Easier to lose yourself in someone you hate…
I didn’t think it could get any worse than having to babysit a bunch of spoiled musicians on set — keeping them out of trouble is a cakewalk compared to seeing my ex every day.
Seaside, Oregon isn’t big enough for the both of us.
She hates me.
I loathe her.
The plan was simple — stay the hell away and make sure she gets to set on time.
What I didn’t expect was to be faced with our past in front of an audience — and be forced to face it again.
The way she looks at me.
The way I try to look through her.
Words left unsaid.
The lingering aftermath still as powerful as ever.
I feed the chasm between us, for fear that she’ll make me feel again — and steal the last shred of heart I have left.
We have everything but each other.
It’s not enough.
Not when you’ve lost love.
And replaced it with the only thing left — hate.
“I’ll always be your lighthouse. I’ll always lead you back home.”
Steal is a second chance romance with Hollywood flare. This love story plays out like a Rom-Com movie complete with a super twisty surprise ending.
This book is a part of the Seaside Pictures series by author Rachel Van Dyken. I’m a bookish rebel and read books in the middle of a series so although I’ve not read any of the previous books, I was able to follow (and enjoy) the story and it can totally be read as a standalone.
*Take that Jenn! :P*
Our main characters are former lovers with a dark and twisty past but due to their Hollywood careers they try to put the past behind them and work on a movie together.
Will is a former boy-band heart throb turned Hollywood Agent and Angelica is a recovering addict/ child actress trying to mend the fences she broke and resume her acting career. Apparently she did quite a bit of damage to pretty much the entire cast of characters in this series during her drug filled past. The most damage having been done to her ex love, Will. (Angie reminded me a lot of a certain real Hollywood child actress that also lost her way…)
I found some of the scenes in this book a little too melodramatic for my own personal taste but since this book (and series) is based around over-the-top Hollywood-type characters it still worked. I was able to imagine this story being a movie within a movie and then the scenes made more sense to me. (I mean, the director just out of the blue casting one of the minor role actresses’ agent in the film and then giving him no lines was really hard to imagine. lol)
Melodrama aside, Steal is a fun and sexy read. Despite not having read any of the previous books in the series I was able to fully enjoy the story and fall in love with it’s characters.
I give STEAL 4 out of 5 Krissy’s Stars!
I’m thinking I need to read Zane’s story now because…Mallows! 😀
*I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Meet the Author:
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
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