Friday, March 6, 2015

Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy Review

3 Stars
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.

          I crave his tough, his words, the comfort he gives me. More than anything, I crave the way he looks at me. His eyes are full of untethered emotion, his touch gentle and full of reverence. He cares, more than he’ll ever admit, and I love that. I need it.
     So let's get one thing straight ... I LOVED Owning Violet. I LOVED Violet. She was my new lady crush. So I was exceptionally excited for Stealing Rose.


     I was let down. I'm not going to lie. I ended up skimming towards the end of the book. Just a quick insert ... I WILL be reading Lily's book. I was not that bothered by this book that I would quit Monica Murphy. Three stars is still a good rating. I just didn't love it like I did with Violet's book.

     So I had two main issues with this book. (One might be purely personal and might be something you love about a book.

     One: The characters. Have a I mentioned that I LOVED Violet?? Well I did. But I was kind of wondering who the hell she was in this book. What happened? When did she become such a prude? When did she become so hypocritical? When did she become friends with someone like Whitney??? I was so mad at her. She was so judgmental and it just negated who she was in her book. It didn't sync up. P.S. I still loved Ryder.

     Also, I was looking forward to Rose. She was spunky and I didn't get that in this book. She was very whiney. I was forever looking forward to her finally standing up for herself and she just kind of whined without taking a stand. She *kind of* quit, but not really. I wasn't even taking her seriously. She would step out and then question everything. It was very childish. I wanted her to be strong.

     Two: The plot. I needed more plot. I think it was thrown in every once in a while and when it was I was super excited. Me: "Oh, we are actually going to deal with the issues!!!" ... Sadly not so much. We never really got to see Rose stand up for herself. We never really see her and Caden have it out. We frustratingly get minimal information on Pilar. I mean .. COME ON!!! Someone tell their father that Pilar is HORRIBLE!! "We just want him to be happy ..." With a controlling psychopath??? Come ON!! I was hoping for more from this part and I'm assuming we will get more from Lily's book. But I think I said the exact same thing while writing my review for Violet's book. Hoping to get more from Rose's book. I'm a little worried.

     So why did I skim?? I like a good sex scene and let me tell you ... Monica can write a phenomenal sex scene ... they are all HOT HOT HOT!!! But ... this is where my personal preference shows ... The book is mostly sex. It's A LOT of sex. Soooo much that it's missing the plot. Some people may love this ... and if you do then get it ASAP because the scenes are hot.

          “I couldn’t wait.” He presses his face to my cheek, his mouth at my ear as he begins to fuck me hard. “I had to get you beneath me so I could fuck you properly.”

     But even despite my frustration I will be anxiously waiting to read Lily's book. The writing is still there and I am hoping to see this trio of girls unite and all come back as some badasses!! I'm still very excited about the conclusion. And Lily seems awfully ballsy and I am so looking forward to that!! Enjoy!!

          Her legs are tight around my hips, her arms wrapped around my neck. Our bodies are so close, chest to chest, heart to heart, and I’m panting in her ear, whispering how good she feels, how much I want to come, how much I want her to come.

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