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 am a HUGE fan of Monica Murphy, so I was not shocked that I fell in love with yet another set of her characters. In Owning Violet we were introduced to the Fowler sisters, Violet, Rose and Lily. Rose is the youngest of the three sisters. She has never been one to love the limelight, unlike her sister Lily. Rose has always lead her life working to try and earn her place at her family's business, Fleur Cosmetics. Rose is tired of being a wallflower, deciding to wear a beautiful, yet risky dress to an event in Cannes for Fleur Cosmetics. Her grandmother. Dahlia presents her with a necklace. Not just any necklace, it was the Poppy necklace. This necklace was a family heirloom, and she was being allowed to wear it to the event. Once that stunning necklace is placed upon her neck, all eyes will be drawn to her... including Caden's.
Caden is a man of mystery. He is in Cannes for one reason, and reason alone. He wants the Poppy necklace. When Caden stumbled upon Rose at the event in Cannes, he can't take his eyes off of her. He isn't just drawn to the necklace, he is drawn to Rose. Caden doesn't know what to do with his attraction to Rose, so he leaves the event, hoping never to see her again. Sometimes thing have a way of working themselves out, so when their paths cross again, will Caden snatch the necklace and run? Or will he give in to his attraction to Rose and see where things lead?
"Being with Rose is the closest I've felt to myself since I don't know when. I want to explore this. Explore what we share, what she makes me feel, what we are when we're together." ~ Caden
When Caden is given the opportunity to get his hands on the necklace, will he? Will Caden steal the necklace or choose Rose? When Caden's heart yearns for Rose, what will he do? Is he worthy of loving for Rose? Will he continue on the path he is on, or choose another profession?
Rose is struggling with the decision of leaving her family's business or staying. Will Rose find her place at Fleur Cosmetics? Will Rose finally stand up to her family and tell them how she feels? Will Rose take a chance on Caden? Even though Caden and Rose come from two completely different backgrounds, can a relationship between the two of them work?
"She's much like her namesake, a beautiful, tightly furled flower, and I'm slowly but surely peeling the petals back, built by bit. Give her a little attention, some sun and water, and she begins to bloom." ~ Caden
I really enjoyed this book. There is a ton of sex in Stealing Rose, not that I am complaining. I loved how Caden and Rose got along, how they felt comfortable with each other. Caden had a great personality and sense of humor and I think it helped balance Rose, who needed that in her life. I am looking forward to reading Taming Lily, the wild child of the family.