Review: Steal (Seaside Pictures #3) by Rachel Van Dyken

Goodreads Synopsis:

Steal, the follow-up standalone rockstar romance to the #1 New York Times 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.

It’s torture.

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.

Chick and Brain Rating 5 out of 5

I have received this ARC in exchange for an honest review

I have been in love with Rachel Van Dyken for as long as I can remember, but I seriously surprised when I discovered that there was a series that she has written that I did not know about it. Lucky for me this is a stand alone series that can be read out-of-order. If the others in the series are even remotely as well written this I will be a happy reader.

Steal focuses on a ex-boy band lead singer Will and his ex-girlfriend, actress, and recovering drug addict Angelica. To say these two have a tremulous past would be an understatement. However, Angelica had no where else to turn when she wanted to save her career. Now Will and Angelica are stuck together filming a new movie with all their friends, well more like family, that were there when their relationship fell to pieces. Neither Will nor Angelica has ever been able to get over their love for one another and have chosen different ways to hide their pain, it is up to their friends and this movie to help them discover the pieces of themselves they have been missing.

Van Dyken does an amazing job of pulling us into the store right from the very first word written. The main characters are able to steal your heart. Van Dyken written a story that pulls at your heartstrings while also bringing hope to those that have been waiting for their redemption. Angelica is the prefect character for this type of story. She is emotional vulnerable in a way that brings us closer to her as a character as well as makes her story more believable to us as readers. Will is an amazing characters that is so lost that he is unable to tell up from down, but it takes Angelica to help find his way home. This is more than a story of redemption of two lovers, but about overcoming impossible odds to triumph over your own personal demons and save your own soul.

Steal is an amazing story of trust, love, and redemption that will appeal to everyone. This is the perfect read for the summer. I can not wait to see what Van Dyken has in store for us next in this series, maybe a story about Adam?

 

Until next time,

 

XOXO

 

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