Stolen Chances

Stolen Chances

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ISBN-13: 9781452668338
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Series: Stolen Series , #4
Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Elisabeth Naughton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books, including the Deadly Secrets series, the Aegis series, and the Stolen trilogy. She earned a RITA Award for best romantic suspense in 2017. Her work has also been nominated for the Golden Leaf Award and the Golden Heart Award.

AudioFile Earphones Award winner Elizabeth Wiley is a seasoned actor, dialect coach, theater professor, and dedicated narrator. She brings over twenty-five years of award-winning acting and voice experience to the studio to create memorable, compelling storytelling.

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Stolen Chances 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyd all the previous books in the Stolen series, but this one was the best. Naughton writes very, very well and crafts solid plots with rich, well-developed characters. Although some of the characters from previous books are secondary characters in this one, you can read it as a stand-alone too. As in the other books, the plot focuses on the search for an archaelogical treasure, and brings the hero and heroine together after 9 years since a similar expedition went sour and broke them apart. It is a story about rediscovering love and passion, lost opportunities, and finding a way to leave the past behind. Highly recommended.
KatsNook More than 1 year ago
4 Stars 4 Words for Stolen Chances – romance, adventure, suspense, intrigue Stolen Chances is the fourth book in Elisabeth Naughton’s Stolen series. This can be read as a standalone but you do meet characters from the previous books. It is easy to follow and once you experience this adventure you’ll want to start the series from the beginning. For the past nine years Archaeologist Maren Hudson has been working at her mother’s hotel. But being behind a desk isn’t where Maren desires to be. When she receives an urgent call from her father Patrick she rushes to his side. Maren realizes all is not what it seems because when she arrives she comes face to face with Thad Leighton, the man who broke her heart 9 years ago. Sparks fly and they both can’t ignore their feelings for each other but Maren has secrets that will shatter any chance of a future together. On top of all this they are on a dangerous mission to uncover an ancient relic that is rumored to be cursed. The exotic setting of the Mexican Yucatan is perfect for a steamy romance with danger lurking around the corner. Stolen Chances was an exhilarating ride. I love Elisabeth Naughton’s books. I’m a huge fan of her Eternal Guardians series. I know that with her books I’ll be taken on an adventure and Stolen Chances did not disappoint. The well-developed characters, sizzling romance and edge of your seat action are what this author delivers. My only complaint for Stolen Chances is at times the pace was slow. But I did love the clear the details of actions scenes and I can imagine these in a movie. Overall Stolen Chances is the complete package (romance, action and drama) and I recommend this book to everyone looking for a new adventure.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book the most of the series. Yes, you can tell what's going to happen, but its still a good read
Emsy-VanWyck More than 1 year ago
Elisabeth Naughton steals our hearts once again with a new addition to her Stolen series, Stolen Chances I first got hooked on Elisabeth Naughton when I read Stolen Fury, the first book in her Stolen Series. I quickly devoured the next two books - Stolen Heat and Stolen Seduction, then moved on to her also addictive Eternal Guardians series. I had no idea she'd expand on the Stolen trilogy, but was absolutely delighted when her publisher offered a review copy of book four in the series, Stolen Chances. We first met the heroine of book four, archaeologist Maren Hudson, in Stolen Fury, but now she's back with a storm. Blackmailed into going on a dig with her father in the Yucatan, Maren encounters the last person she wanted to ever see again, salvage expert Thad Leighton who had thrown her love back and deserted her after a tragic death on the last dig she'd been on in the Yucatan. Maren's keeping a lot of secrets from Thad, including one that they both should have been sharing, but can her secrets kill her? What seems on the surface to be an exciting deep-sea archaeological discovery turns threatening and who's on whose side in this race for a precious statue keeps changing. Naughton delivers a fast-paced, suspenseful novel that also offers a little magic and a whole lot of HOT romance. It's definitely a page-turning, stay-up-all-night read! If you haven't already read the first three books in Naughton's Stolen series, you can get them together in the Stolen Series Box Set: Stolen Fury, Stolen Heat, and Stolen Seduction. I'd highly recommend reading these first, even though book four could be a stand-alone, as there are just really great additions to your romantic suspense library. I received an eARC from the publisher through NetGalley for use in this review.
DComfort More than 1 year ago
ABOUT THE BOOK: Nine years ago, Archaeologist Maren Hudson lost everything when a member of her team was killed during a routine dive. Now she’s been drawn back to Mexico and the career she walked away from in order to protect the most precious thing in the world: her daughter. One desperate phone call brings salvage expert Thad Leighton back to Mexico. For his murdered brother, he’s ready to settle the score, but one look at Maren and everything changes. Years may have passed, but she’s still as mesmerizing as she once was, and a few days on site together have him questioning his priorities and why the hell he walked away from her so long ago. Sparks between them reignite, but Thad knows Maren is holding something back. Thrust together in the middle of the sweltering Yucatan, Thad is more than willing to strip away her layers. But while the truth might offer the second chance he’s been searching for, forgiveness may be as elusive as the relic they’re both hunting. Because when Thad unearths Maren’s biggest secret and discovers who she’s really working for, suddenly it’s not just about a life that was stolen from both of them, it’s about staying alive and outwitting a madman who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. MY REVIEW: Thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to read and give an honest review in exchange for an ARC read. I will admit, and probably have to run in hiding, that this was my first Elizabeth Naughton read. I have to say, it definitely won’t be my last. I try to not give away too much in my reviews, but I have to say, I loved the amount of deception that had to be included in this piece. You have several different pieces of the pie that don’t match up perfectly until the very end. Here we Maren, who is a single mother trying to protect her daughter and doing everything she possibly can to mend a rift between her and her father as well as be the role model her child needs. Then, enter in Thad who stole her heart nine years ago, mix in some danger, and a lot of jealousy and HELLO hot, intense story. I have to say there was a lot of background here and a lot that I typically would just skim over, but seeing as clues were given at every opportunity they could, each word had its grip on me throughout. I highly recommend this story to anyone looking for a different take on suspense, and a whole lot of heat. Four out of five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great read in the Stolen series. Highly recommend.
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AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
3.5 out of 5 stars Overall I thought this was a really great book. The main characters had a strong chemistry and there is adventure entwined in the story as well as romance. I liked Maren and Thad a lot. I really enjoy learning about their past together and how the story unfolded and them coming together again. They share a history, have a pull towards one another, and their attraction is obvious. They're still drawn to one another after all this time – I could really get a sense of longing from both of them. There was a slow build in the heat department and then bam! major hotness! I enjoyed the treasure hunt aspect of the story that they were on, it reminded me of Indiana Jones in a way and that extra element of danger and intrigue made for a really exciting story. I think I might have enjoyed that a bit more than the romance part. I thought the other characters were well developed and I was left with no lingering questions. The ending was fantastic! It made the book for me. All the drama and then how everything played out – perfect. It was a great movie type ending, I could totally picture it.  I will say that I really enjoyed it but I never felt fully connected. I did think there were parts that were a little drawn out. It had all the key elements that make for a great story, I just never had that couldn’t put it down feeling. There was chemistry, attraction, and major intrigue throughout and I thought it was a solid book, definitely worth the read.  This book can be read as a stand alone book. ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
When I requested this, for some reason I thought I'd read at least one of the prior books in their entirety, though I knew I hadn't read all of them. But now, I seriously question that belief. I remember checking them out from the library, but actually reading them...not so much, it seems. However, for the most part, that lack of reading the rest of the series, didn't impair my enjoyment of this book. Since reading it, I've read one and a half of the other books and while the characters are connected, the plots aren't entirely. Now, for my thoughts on this book. I loved Maren, and her daughter, while constantly in her thoughts had very little screen time. One of my favorite scenes in the entire book came near the beginning when Maren gets a call from one of the hotel's groundskeepers (she's running a hotel for her mother when the story opens) about an excavation being done on one of the sand traps. Maren's daughter loves archaeology like her mother, and had recruited some hotel guest kids into helping her dig for artifacts in a sand trap. Hilarious because I could so see a kid doing that. Thad was strong in his own right and not an arse even when he discovers Maren has a child...his child. Oh, he's pissed, but can you blame him? He works through that issue and comes right back in supporting Maren as they struggle to protect her and everything around her from Evan Declan, a sinister man who wants the statue that Maren, her father and the others throughout the book are searching for. There was a secret society in this book, focused around protecting the statue and descendants of the one who originally cursed the thing, which I found a nice little subplot. Overall, this was a great book and got me way interested in reading the rest of the series. As usual with Elisabeth Naughton's works, I couldn't put it down once I seriously started reading it. Five-star rating from me! Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
RipeForReader More than 1 year ago
When salvage expert Thad Leighton and archeologist Maren Hudson are both conned into returning to the Yucatan in search of an elusive treasure that cost a team member's life nine years ago, neither is particularly happy to be there. They certainly would have gladly avoided seeing each other. Things were not left very friendly when they parted ways and both held secrets they were eager to hang on to. Maren's treasure hunting father had feigned illness to force Maren's hand, leaving her daughter behind in the care of her mother and her assistant. She quickly discovers the ruse and prepares to make a quick turnaround home, not prepared to get sucked into her father's destructive obsession once again. But one late night phonecall convinces her to stay, albeit unwillingly.  The murder of his brother, nine years ago, is what propelled Thad to return to the same hunt in the Yucatan. He still carries guilt over what happened to his younger sibling and would like nothing better than to see the hunt through this time and perhaps get some closure. He had not expected that seeing Maren again would knock the wind right out of him. Her effect on him had not changed one bit, if anything, she was more beautiful now than before and he had a hard time remembering why it was he had been in such a hurry to run from her. Maren is hesitant to be accepting of Thad's advances, after all, he left her high and dry before, without returning any of her calls. Not only that, she had to be careful not to drop her guard around him and keep her secrets close to her chest. Her daughter's safety depended on it. But there was no denying the chemistry and they are inevitably drawn together, while Thad slowly peels away Maren's protective layers. When a cave exploration goes awry, and the two of them are stranded in the jungle facing all types of danger, Maren lets slip the one secret she had been desperate to hang on to. But is only the first of many. As more secrets are exposed, it becomes clear how much danger really is out there...... ****** What a ride!!! Great entertainment, it has adventure, intrigue, drama, romance and suspense!! And it ends with some phenomenal plot twists. I even has a paranormal flavour although 'mystical' is probably a better term to use and a flavour is all it is.....  I'd say this is exactly what a good, fast-paced adventure read should be like. Hits all the senses just right and has all the required elements nicely balanced.  The characters are interesting, quite a cast actually. Not particularly deeply explored, but sufficiently so, that their placement in the story is easily understood and explained. The only one we had to wait for some context for was Maren, obviously, since we only found out the full extent of her 'secrets' along with everyone else. Once we did, things became a little more clear about her motivations, since there is absolutely nothing any of us wouldn't do for our children. Although.......Maren's parents took a while to come to that conclusion!  The weaving of the story line with history and folklore was very well-done and an interesting deepening of the plot. It also brought out the slightly 'mystical' aspect, which was as I stated before, simply a touch here or there. Nothing overwhelming and easily dismissed for those not willing to buy in to anything not firmly rooted in science.  ¿A thrilling, seductive and well written page-turner that keeps you guessing till the last page!!¿ **ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Season Publishing in return for an honest review.**