Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Blog Tour - Stealing His Heart by Diane Alberts

Title: Stealing His Heart
Series: Shillings Agency #2  
Author: Diane Alberts
Release Date: August 25, 2014

Shillings Agency employee Jake Forsythe is not happy to discover that the thief who he has to track down is none other than his ex-partner from his past. Now he’s forced to blackmail her into submission…or throw her in jail.

Tara Harris steals from the rich and corrupted, returning objects to their rightful owners one case at a time. When Jake shows up in her life, at first, she’s thrilled. But then when she finds out that she has to help the man she stole from or go to jail…it’s the choice between two evils.

These two can’t deny the burning passion between them, but when push comes to shove, they’ll have to lay their hearts and their lives on the line.

4**** Jake Forysthe Will Steam Up Your Kindle

What happens when a domineering, straight-laced, dirty mouthed sex on a stick ex-military hero  has to team up with a care-free, head-strong, intellectually matched, sarcastically sassy and gorgeous woman? The product sucks you in, steams up your kindle and has you converting to being cheerleader for Team Jara (Jake + Tara).

Two characters with a past history, one involving a cherished friendship that had all the potential to be more, yet life split these two apart. Now 8 years later, Jake Forsythe must confront the one woman he left behind, a woman he never believed he deserved, a woman he fought to keep out of his heart. However, while Jake discovers Tara is still the same beautiful, risk-taking rebel with a feisty mouth, Tara finds the Jake she used to know is a completely different man than the boy she once adored. Time spent in the Marines left Jake with more than physical scars.

Stealing His Heart--Meet Jake

Tara lives a life set on retrieving stolen items and returning them to their rightful owners. Does she follow the rules in order to obtain these objects..ehhh not really. Is she a thief? On paper, but in retrospect her morals are just. Nonetheless, getting caught could land her in jail and unfortunately for her, she is pushed into a corner with only one option of getting out without paying the consequences. Jake, now working for a private security company is left with no choice but to gain her cooperation or turn her in for her crime.

Is it blackmail.absolutely.

Will Tara give Jake a run for his money.hell YES!!

The chemistry between these two is electrifyingly, spark-crackling steamy! The banter keeps you hooked.. I can guarantee you, while Tara will have you laughing out loud

"Dont smile. You might appear to be human," she said
"Maybe that stick up your ass isnt stuck as far in as I thought. The Jake I used to know might still be alive and kicking beneath that serious facade."

Jake will have you fanning yourself, not only does this man drip with sex appeal, his mouth will have you squirming in your seat

"'Tara,he said, his voice hard and shattered all at once. Leaning in, he whispered, You keep this up, and youll be on your back behind the Ferris wheel, and Ill be so deep inside of you youll forget what it feels like not have me there. Tread lightly.'"

Or better yet, he will have you jumping out of your seat, raising your hand to be his pupil

"Go to bed now before I decide to teach you a lesson."

There was plenty of angst between the two characters, however I would of liked more suspense from the bad guy angle. While the duration of the story does occur over a very short period of time, Diane Alberts does a great job recognizing that and you dont get an insta-love feel. Rather, we are given the right amount of back drop to Jake + Taras history. Jakes character growth over the course of the book was perfect. Tara does not progress much but I didnt think she needed to, her character was balanced out and really helped bring out the growth in Jake.

The switch in P.O.V allows the reader to get in both characters heads and Mrs. Alberts does an exceptional job depicting the male voice. She also does not disappoint in the sex department, holy blast your air conditioning, yet she doesnt go over board with the sex; combination of steam, humor and intrigue. This book is definitely a page turner, one that you can and will easily want too finish in one seating.

~ Review by Tori

Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. She’s hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble numerous times with numerous titles. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. 

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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