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.
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.
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About the Author
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
They really just put the blame on Will. It was all very annoying, nobody wanted to take responsibility for their actions. Not my favorite
Enjoyable read. Young theme with revisited adult awareness.
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.
I didn't know how Angelica would be able to find redemption but she did. I had a hard time trying to form a mental picture of Will but I didn't let that stop me from enjoying the story. There were times when their Love story was heartbreaking and you just wanted to strangle them for being stubborn. I loved how the rest of the gang got to be part of the story, especially Demetrie's bird phobia. Even though the book had a satisfying ending, I wanted to know how the movie turned out
I have to say I didn't think Angelica could be redeemed but Rachel proved me wrong. I love that all the guys from the seaside series are in this book. It is such a great dynamic. Will and Angelica just fit right into the group. I spent most of this book thinking the situation was one way until the twist at the end. I don't want to give anything away. When I started this book I thought Will was a little full of himself and wasn't happy with the way he treated Angelica even if he felt he had reason. Angelica seemed like a wounded puppy a lot of the time. By the end she has figured out what she wants and deserves. I loved this book and it will be one that I plan to read again as well as recommend to friends.
Steal was a wonderful second chances romance that while is noted as book 3 in the series can be comfortably read as a stand alone. I loved this book and devoured it in one sitting. It was touching and emotional and broke my heart and had me in tears more than one once but of course it wouldn't be an RVD book without great splashes of light and humour to cut through the angst and drama. We have met Angelica in previous Seaside books and going into this book I had some set thoughts (not pleasant) about her but boy right from the get go, I really felt for her and was absolutely routing for her. RVD is always is very clever taking the unlikeable characters and turning everything you thought you knew and felt right on its head. This was a lovely story of love, forgiveness and second chances and I would happily recommend this book!
Steal is a second chance romance with Hollywood flare. This love story plays out like a Rom-Com movie complete with a super twisty surprise ending. This book is a part of the Seaside Pictures series by author Rachel Van Dyken. I’m a bookish rebel and read books in the middle of a series so although I’ve not read any of the previous books, I was able to follow (and enjoy) the story and it can totally be read as a standalone. *Take that Jenn! :P* Our main characters are former lovers with a dark and twisty past but due to their Hollywood careers they try to put the past behind them and work on a movie together. Will is a former boy-band heart throb turned Hollywood Agent and Angelica is a recovering addict/ child actress trying to mend the fences she broke and resume her acting career. Apparently she did quite a bit of damage to pretty much the entire cast of characters in this series during her drug filled past. The most damage having been done to her ex love, Will. (Angie reminded me a lot of a certain real Hollywood child actress that also lost her way…) I found some of the scenes in this book a little too melodramatic for my own personal taste but since this book (and series) is based around over-the-top Hollywood-type characters it still worked. I was able to imagine this story being a movie within a movie and then the scenes made more sense to me. (I mean, the director just out of the blue casting one of the minor role actresses’ agent in the film and then giving him no lines was really hard to imagine. lol) Melodrama aside, Steal is a fun and sexy read. Despite not having read any of the previous books in the series I was able to fully enjoy the story and fall in love with it’s characters. I give STEAL 4 out of 5 Krissy’s Stars! I’m thinking I need to read Zane’s story now because…Mallows! Xo-K *I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Received an ARC for my fair review from author. Wow, I mean Wow, I don't even think I have words. I mean, I love Rachel, love Rachel, but I have always read her funny stuff, so that is where I was coming from, and I did break my rule again, and started this book, so now I have to back and from beginning, because this one blew my mind, I am useless right now. So, we have Will and Angelica who are so damaged, and have so much hatred for each other, but you know what they say hate and love are pretty much equal, and these two, were it. My heart broke for them, they made so many mistakes, to get to where they are. Would they be able to forgive and be able to move past it all and do it together? Let me tell you, you are going to feel a lot of emotions reading this book, and it shows you what a fantastic author Rachel is, that she can bring that out of us. Truly, truly wonderful.
Teenagers can't wait to grow up and break free. Adults dream of a time when they had little responsibility. Within the pages of Steal those two worlds collide. Ms. Van Dyken takes a stroll down memory lane with boy bands and scream queens leading the way. As teens Angelica and Will tackled adult responsibilities and fast paced careers. He was a rock star. She was the face of a generation. Along the way the good girl developed some bad habits. Now adults, these one time lovers, have to get past all the anger, betrayal and lust. With a bad girl rep and a suitcase full of unfinished history, can this former couple survive the drama? The battle lines are drawn and the stage has been set to make for a fight that's hard to forget.