Stolen Lust | Review

Title: Stolen Lust
Series: Beauty in the Stolen #1
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Pages: 220 pages
Release date: 13 April 2021
Rating: ★★★★



Ian Hart is the most notorious criminal in the country. Like the thief he is, he came in the dark and stole a night of my life.

He left me with souvenirs. Disaster and fear are my new realities. I’ll forever look over my shoulder, terrified he’d return, because when he took me, he stole more than just a few hours of my time.

His crime has consequences neither of us could’ve imagined. If I’m to escape the nightmare of my life, I have to outsmart him. If I’m to survive, I have to outwit every enemy he’s turned against me, including Ian himself, the most dangerous and cleverest man I know.

*Stolen Lust is Book 1 of the Beauty in the Stolen trilogy. Book 2 will be released on 18 May 2021 and Book 3 on 22 June 2021.

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This book was provided by the author through Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Charmaine Pauls and Give Me Books Promotions!

Stolen Lust is the first book in the Beauty in the Stolen series and tells the story of Cassandra and Ian.

Stolen Lust is the first book I’ve read by Charmaine Pauls and I really enjoyed it. This book was so interesting and I had to know how it was going to end. I really liked the fact that this book was set in South Africa and that our main character has a heart condition. I’ve never read a book set in SA and I think that the heart condition makes this story more realistic.

Cassandra, or Cas, is such a strong and independent character. I really liked her. Ian was really interesting because he isn’t your usual kidnaper. I thought he was such a gentleman and he was sweet for a kidnapper, lol. Ian really surprised me but at the same time he didn’t. There were a few things that I did see coming, but I still really liked him. 

Cassandra and Ian are an interesting pair and I cannot wait to continue their story in the next book, Stolen Life. Stolen Lust was the first book I’ve read by Charmaine Pauls, so I didn’t really have any expectations. After finishing the book, I know that this one won’t be the last one. I really enjoyed reading this book and I’m looking forward to reading more books by Charmaine Pauls!