Stealing Hearts by Susan Ashworthy
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (89 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/F, F/F, Bondage, Toys, Spanking, Anal, menage, multiple partners
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Dianthus
Jason doesn’t know what possessed him to give Jennifer his great-grandmother’s locket. She dumped him the second he mentioned marriage, and refuses to return the family heirloom. Desperate, he tests his amateur thieving skills when Jennifer goes out of town—and finds himself at the business end of a gun wielded by a gorgeous stranger. Jennifer’s new roommate reluctantly helps Jason cover up his bungled burglary. New plan—seduce the roommate into helping him steal the locket.
Alison suspects Jason is just using her, but that’s fine. She has her own agenda, which involves using her roommate’s studly ex for a little fun between the sheets. Casual sex turns into dating, and the more Alison falls for Jason, the more she wants to rip that locket off her undeserving roommate’s scrawny neck!
Soon a risky plan emerges, one that could gain them the locket…but cause them to lose something far more precious.
If you enjoy reading a story that’s light, funny, but still has great chemistry, tension and enough twists to keep you engaged than this is the story for you. For the reader that wants a little bit of everything from a book, thievery, sexual tension, blackmail, emotions, and buck shot than Susan Ashworthy’s works are something to keep in mind when looking for a new book to read.
The three main characters, Jason, Alison and Jennifer are all after something different from each other and as the story progresses hearts are broken and united in the search of love, happiness, and a family heirloom. This book felt almost like a story that someone would say about a friend of a friend who once had something funny happen to them, and the novelty of the idea was good and certainly made the reading of it enjoyable but it wasn’t something that I could see happening in real life without real consequences.
Jason Douglas, the male lead, only wants what is his back from his ex-girlfriend, Jennifer, and in exchange ends up falling for her new roommate Alison. Though their relationship was initially forged as a way of helping one another to reach an ultimate goal, hearts get involved and even with gun shots and NASCAR faux pas love blooms between him and Alison.
This is a cute story that kept me enthralled the entire time and I had a very hard time putting it down until I saw how it ended, even though HEAs are common in the romance field this one kept you guessing until the end if it was going to happen or not. Susan Ashworthy is an author to watch out for, her wit and way with words will take her far and gather a following quickly.