Rachel Van Dyken
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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.
A Beautiful Emotional Ride
Steal is the third and final book in the Seaside Pictures series by the very talented Rachel Van Dyken. Each book can be read as standalone. The only other one I have read was Keep and I loved it. At the end you get the tease of this book so I was excited for this story. Second chance romance is one of my favorites! This is Will (Agent to well...everyone), and Angelica's (Lincoln's sister) story...
Will hates her. Angelica tolerates him. She has to if she wants this comeback role. The role to play herself in a movie about Will's boy band days. She knew it wouldn't be easy to be around him during filming. It was part of the deal as her agent. He was going to also be her babysitter for the next three months. To make sure she doesn't make bad choices but she had no idea it would be this hard. To be around him. Her first kiss. Her first crush. Her first and only love and heartbreak. Her everything. She knew he didn't want this but she had no idea how much he hated her. How much he didn't trust her. Or how much she still wanted him. It was going to be a very long three months.
He hated this. He hated the way he still cared. He hated the way he was acting towards her. But it was his armor. He could not let her in again. His whole life changed the moment they ended. And now she was back. In his home. In his head. If he could just keep her from getting deeper into his heart he would be ok. But when someone was once your everything, it's easier said than done. Especially when he sees glimpses of the girl he fell in love with. The one before the hurt. The one that could light up the room. The one with a laugh to stop you in your tracks.
Will and Angelica's relationship was once easy. They were young, famous, and living the dream. That was until the dream turned them into different people. Fame changes people. And it changed them. Now that they are older and wiser, can they forgive each other for the past and move forward?
I loved Keep but I loved Steal even more! I knew it would be awesome but I had no idea it would be this emotional. Second chances usually add more emotion to the story but I was not expecting this much. The characters are so well developed I felt like they were real. It's raw, heart-wrenching, and it was beautiful. It's not only about a second chance at love but it's also about repairing friendships, and careers. It's about digging deep into those relationships and discovering more about yourself and the choices you made.
Overall...it's a beautiful, emotional, addicting, fun, and sexy read. It seriously gave me all of the feels! Every. Single. One. There is usually one moment when I cry in a book and well, I teared up many times with this one. Angelica is just so raw. I just want to hug her. I wanted to do a lot more with Will 😘
P.S. It was so fun catching up with al, the previous characters. And meeting new ones!
“We used to be great.”
“No.” I swallowed. “We used to be a lie.”
“Should we go on a magic carpet ride?”
“You’re reliving your past through different eyes.”
I Loved this book!!
*Over-readers Anonymous Book Blog*
Amazing!!! Heart wrenchingly beautiful. The story of Will and Angelica is both sad and wonderful. They are both so broken by things of their pasts, things that they did to one another that made them shells of who they were. Fame had a way of playing a part in their breakup, but really they were both just two insecure kids that didn't know who to deal with things. They just split up and never really talked about why, until mischievous Jay decided to rewrite his script that was Angelica's comeback movie. Will was not only her one true love, he was now her manager. The whole Seaside gang joins in to help them both see what the other was missing.
This author is by far one of my all time favorites. She evokes such feelings while your reading. Always the perfect mix of laughter and romance. I can never get enough and always left wanting more.
I loved it!
Steal is one of the books that just kind of punches you in the gut. You feel everything these two are feeling. The love, the heartbreak and the unbearable pain that comes with it.
"It was possible — to give so much of your heart and soul to a person that you lost who you were."
Will, has been going through life angry. So he focuses so much on his work, so he doesn’t have to deal with the reality. That is until Angelica becomes his client. So obviously, you know there’s going to be some pretty tough but beautiful moments.
I’ve grown to really love this series. I love all the characters, I feel like I’m hanging out with them myself. I would love to see this series on film. It would be amazing! I’ve missed these guys. I can’t wait for the next one! hopefully, it’s coming out soon? yeah?
“There will always be monsters in this world — the only way to fight them is to make sure they know that in the end, they’ll never win.”
Overall, I give this Five Boundless Stars.