Today is the release day for Stolen Moments by Emily Bowie. Thanks to Give Me Books Promotions and the author, I received an ARC to read and review. Today I am going to tell you what I thought of this new book!
Title: Stolen Moments
Series: Steele Family #1
Release Date: February 21, 2019
moment. That’s all it took to change everything.
The sweet girl next door, Shay Steele, knows better than to set eyes on
Three Rivers’ bad boy, Luke Rogers. With three alpha brothers determined to
keep her from ever dating, it’s not like she would even have a
chance with their best friend and local football hero. But when Luke
starts paying attention to her, she thinks her dreams may finally come
Luke knows Shay is off limits but he just can’t seem to stay away from the
feisty brunette. Besides, a little secret—and a lot of kissing—never hurt
Lies and secrets, however, never seem to stay hidden for long. When
their newfound romance is discovered, not everyone is happy to hear about it
and worse yet, they’re not afraid to pull the trigger.
It’s been quite awhile since I read something by Emily Bowie and this one sounded like a good place to start again! In all honesty though, this book was a mixed one for me. I loved Shay and Luke. They’re both really fun characters. Shay does act out at times, because having so many protective brothers and parents, she wants to be able to do what she wants! Luke isn’t seen as boyfriend material, but from what I know about him after reading, he really isn’t that bad of a guy!
I loved in the beginning that they’re trying to figure out how to deal with their feelings and the “stolen moments” are so cute. It’s clear they’re falling in love and hope to have a great future together. That is cut rather short though!
That’s where this book got a bit confusing for me. A lot goes on and there are from what I can tell, a lot of family secrets. So much is going on in that family and I kind of wished that we got more of that. It seemed to really stay on the surface of the story. It would’ve had more of an impact for me if we had gotten more details.
Time jumps in this book happen pretty often, so I felt that everything was kind of rushed. This made it really hard for me to really connect with the characters. I mean Kellen does something pretty big for Shay and it’s like nothing happened! Shay connects with someone else in college, but we don’t read much about that!
In the end, I really did love the idea of this story, I just wish the author would’ve taken more time to get into detail about different events surrounding the main characters. There were plenty of moments that had me smiling or laughing and I did like the idea that there is more going on in this family. I hope in the next book that we get more details!
All in all, Stolen Moments was a fast and interesting read. I love when a couple shouldn’t be together, but still find a way to go after what they love!
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Emily Bowie is from a small town in Western Canada. She has
been making characters come to life through her writing since she was old
enough to put her thoughts on paper. She loves her white wine cold, her
heels red, and her books spicy.
She married her high school sweetheart and they have two
She is the author to the Bennett Brothers Series.
Recklessly Mine, Recklessly Forbidden, & Recklessly
When she is not writing she can be found reading a good
book, making digital scrapbooks and being physically active—whether it is at
the gym, going for a walk, or playing /keep up with her children.
I am definitely keeping an eye out for the second book in this series! Does this sound like a book you’d be interested in?