ARC Review: Stealing Her by Rachel Van Dyken

45882699._SY475_Stealing Her by Rachel Van Dyken is the first book in the brand new Covet series. I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of this book. This review will not have any spoilers.

Release Date: November 5, 2019

Bridge was left behind—by his bother, by his father. Left with only a mother, who was now sick. But he never stopped loving his twin, Julian. Years had passed, but when his father showed up asking for a favor. A favor for Julian.

All he had to do was pretend to be his brother while Julian recovered from a horrible accident. Easy right? Bridge would do this for his mother, for his brother. 

Except Julian was in line to be CEO and had beautiful fiance, who didn’t know what was happening. 

And when it comes to Isobel, things are as simple as Bridge expected.  Lies pile up and loyalty is tested. When real feelings are developed, Bridge must choose between staying loyal to his brother and being honest with the woman he is falling for.

A twisted, slow burn that captured me from the very first page.

I am a huge Rachel Van Dyken fan and have read almost all of her books, so when I was offered this ARC, I jumped at the opportunity and devoured it. I have to say it did not disappoint.

Bridge was everything a girl dreams of in the male lead of a romance novel, and I fell head over heels for him. He tried so hard to be a good guy, but sometimes life puts you into impossible situations. That is exactly where Bridge found himself in this novel. One thing that really made me fall for him was how much he was willing to sacrifice for the ones he loved.

From the moment I met Isobel, I felt bad for her. I understood her pain and I wished a better life for her. She was such a fun character to follow. She is intelligent and determined, but she found herself in a bad situation that she didn’t escape from.

I have read so many romance novels that all have the exact same storyline. The rich, handsome CEO and the poor girl. But this one was so different. Van Dyken really stepped up the game in this one. There were so many twists and turns. I saw a few coming, but there were several that caught me off guard. I had a feeling what was going to happen in the end and I was right, but that did not take away from the experience for me. I was anxiously waiting for the events to unfold.

While I did notice a few inconsistencies throughout the book, it wasn’t anything big enough that it pulled me out of the story. It was mainly just in the background details about Bridge and Julian’s life as children.

Van Dyken did a great job with this novel though. The writing was smooth and I also knew who was talking. Each character had a distinct voice and point of view. I loved being able to be in both Bride and Isobel’s heads.

I am really excited for the next book in this series. There are so many loose ends that need to be tied up, but it was obviously done on purpose. There is so much chaos waiting in the next story and I need it!

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it to all romance lovers!


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