Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Book Review: Stealing Rose (The Fowler Sisters #2) by Monica Murphy

Stealing Rose

The Fowler Sisters #2

Release Date:
March 3, 2015


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GR's Summary:

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.

The Fowler Sisters Series:
My Review of Owning Violet Here

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My Thoughts:

Monica Murphy is one of my go to authors when I want a guaranteed great read!  I loved her One Week Girlfriend Series, and Billionaire Bachelors Club Series.  The Fowler Sisters is another great series that has been a pleasure to read!

In Owning Violet, we got the middle Fowler sister's story.  She is the quiet, serious, hard working sister, who has a passion for working up the ranks in the Fleur Cosmetics family business.  In Stealing Rose, we get the youngest Fowler sister's story.  Rose is unhappy and feels under-appreciated working for the family business in New York.  She is use to working hard, and following all of the rules.  When she goes to Cannes for a celebration honoring her grandmother, she meets the gorgeous, sexy and mysterious, Caden.  The chemistry between them sizzles, but then he abruptly leaves the party. 

When Rose decides to get away from her father and the family company, she takes up Violet on her offer to come to the London site of Fleur Cosmetics.  She can work when she wants, and take off time whenever she needs.  While Rose is in London, she runs in to Caden.  They have a blazing hot passionate affair.  However, Caden is very secretive, and Rose doesn't know anything about him.  As they begin spending a lot of time together, feelings grow, Rose begins to share her life, and while Caden begins to share a little bit with Rose, he still has his secrets.  Do Rose and Caden have a future together?  Or, will Caden's secret destroy the amazing relationship that they have built with one another?

Stealing Rose was about a sexy and passionate romance.  It was sensual, seductive, and filled with long bouts of spontaneous, and erotic love making.  It was the a page-turning treat that was easy to get entranced in.  I enjoyed having Violet and Ryder, the main characters from the first book, in this sequel.  I enjoyed the dynamic amongst the sisters.  We get to see the close bond that Rose shares with Violet, as well as how Rose and Lily become closer to one another at the end of the story.  

My Rating:

I give, Stealing Rose, by Monica Murphy 4.5 Decadent, Intoxicating, White Hot Passion Filled Stars!  I love The Fowler Sisters Series, and am looking forward to reading about Lily, the oldest Fowler sister!

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Book Excerpt:

“So he left you? After he kissed you? And you don’t know who he is.” Violet shakes her head. “That’s just odd.” 
     “I know. I never did catch his name.” I tap the edge of my pen against my pursed lips, hating that I know nothing about this man beyond what he tastes like . . . what it feels like to be touched by him. His hands, his finger seared my skin, he imprinted himself on me with the slightest touch, and just thinking about him and what he made me feel leaves me heady with desire. 
     So ridiculous.
     “Hmm. Have you ever considered that maybe he’s the one who stole that bracelet from the woman at the party?” Violet asks, her expression one of genuine concern.
     I adore my sister. I really do. She was more like a mother to me since I never knew ours, and Lily couldn’t be bothered with me. But too often, Violet is like an overprotective nanny who won’t let me play on the swing set at the playground. I can’t even appreciate it anymore. It feels too cloying. 
     I hate it.
     “Why would he spend time with me like that if he’d just stolen a valuable piece of jewelry?” I roll my eyes and drop my pen on top of Violet’s desk so that it rolls back toward me. I snatch it up, tapping it against the edge of her desk so that she sends me an annoyed glare. “Come on, you’re reaching.” 
     “You never know. There were all sorts of unsavory people in Cannes.” Violet mock shudders. “One man tried to hit on me. I had to hold back Ryder for fear he would beat his face in if I let him go.” I love it. 
     Ryder is so possessive of Violet. Not in a creepy, controlling way but in a he-loves-her-so-much-he-can’t-live- without-her way. “Wish I could’ve seen that.”

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About Monica Murphy:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like your rating is well deserved! I've read a few series like this, where each book focuses on a different sibling's romantic life, and I've loved every single one. The author establishes the basics of the world in book one, then book two is stepping back into it while getting a fairly distinct new story. You may see characters you loved from book one, which rocks. Or you may not and only have tiny references. But either way, it lets you enjoy the world through so many different perspectives. Best way to build up an imaginary world to me :)


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