Hello everyone! If you are in the northern hemisphere, I hope you are enjoying this beautiful spring weather. As I write I’m sitting by my window looking outside at the beautiful blue sky and listening to the birds singing. Although we live in a neighborhood, we’re fortunate enough to have chickens, who are all enjoying the early spring weather as well. Soon, we’ll get the garden planted! I’ll share some pictures once everything is up and going.
But on to the real reason for the post, my review of Stolen Lust by Charmaine Pauls.
If you are new to Charmaine’s books, you have some catching up to do. She has several dark romance series available that are all fantastic! I was lucky enough to get an ARC copy of Stolen Lust, and it did not disappoint.
Let me set the stage: The book opens at a Casino in South Africa. Cas is on a date with a real winner, Mint. He’s the eye-rolling, book-throwing kinda jerk. After he splits the bill and makes her chip in for gas, the two set off to bring Cas home. On the way, they are carjacked. Enter Ian- the mysterious, handsome carjacker.
Like the coward I figured him to be, Mint takes off and leaves Cas at the mercy of Ian.
Terrified and certain she will be either raped or killed or worse—both, Cas is forced to drive Ian to a safe house where she ends up spending the night with him. What’s more surprising is she finds herself willingly giving her body to him.
The situation gets even more jumbled when she is returned home, unharmed, and questioned by the police about her disappearance and Mint’s stolen car.
Cas is confused and searches for Ian’s real identity.
Ian is wanted and on the run but is also totally obsessed with Cas. He can’t cut all ties to her, even if it risks his safety.
This book has so many twists and turns; it will keep you guessing at what will happen next. It also has some super steamy scenes. Ian and Cas’s chemistry is off the charts, but will their tentative attraction be able to withstand the complications being thrown at it? That’s a question I can’t answer. We’ll all have to wait for book two to find out what happens with this couple.
Stolen Lust released today and is available in Kindle edition for $4.99
Grab your copy and while you’re there, check out Charmaine’s other series!
Next up is a Devil’s Lair by one of my favorite author’s Anna Zaires!!
Until then. Happy Reading ~Tara
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