Tuesday, July 30, 2013

***Sandy B's Review of Steal My Heart by Lisa Eugene with Giveaway***

Maggie Lawson is an OR nurse, a certified germaphobe! She likes to keep things clean and orderly. When she meets Ex-Navy SEAL, Gabe Masters, he’s disguised as a dingy dirty hobo. She cringes as she’s forced to use her nursing skills to revive him. She soon finds that he’s a ‘dirty boy’ in more ways than one! After being forced to do his bidding, she unwittingly gets entangled in a dangerous, fast-paced, sexy adventure that tests the boundaries of her spirit and the capacity of her heart. Gabe’s passion spirals her to unimaginable heights. She soon starts to wonder if he is the real danger. Will she succumb to this ‘dirty boy’ who’s keeping secrets about his past, or will she chose to keep things clean?

Sandy B's Review
“This man was her captor, yet he freed her soul; he’d caused her agony, yet also delivered peace; every touch was euphoric pleasure, and still every word promised pain and heartbreak.” – Maggie
“If you don’t get off my lap right now, you’re going to be naked and riding me until this thing in my pants calms down!” - Gabe
This is Lisa Eugene’s second book and I can really “see” the growth in her style.  Her prose is crisp.  Her descriptions more vivid and colorful.  It’s a good thing for us as readers.Steal My Heart opens with our hero (I use the term loosely) being chased by some bad guys a-la Jason Bourne.  Our heroine Maggie is an OR nurse. She’s also a germophobe of the highest order.  OCD your name is Maggie.  Gabe ends up kidnapping Maggie but it’s for her own good – really – bad guys wanna end her.  They are both running for their lives with a flash drive full of confidential information.  Yet they both have to contend with this screaming hot attraction between them.  Oh! Wait!  Did I mention Maggie’s very gay BFF David?  He is fab-u-lous!
Check out one of my fave swoon worthy lines from Gabe -   “I need to feel you, baby.  So hot, so wet…so damn good…”  Yes Gabe you give me goosies!  Right there I was wishing I could switch places with Maggie and take my chances with the gun toting bad guys.  LOL.  Here is one from Maggie thinking about her weight that had me chuckling cause I totally get it - ..“she’d struggled to lose the extra weight that enjoyed residing at five foot four Maggie Lawson. PO Box ASS, Zip Code THIGS.  Seems it was its permanent address, and she’d come to accept the houseguests.”
Have you ever seen the Mel Gibson movie Payback?  You know from the get go that he’s a bad guy.  His wife & business partner had done him wrong so you find yourself rooting for him.  That’s how I felt about Gabe.  I was torn about his motives but I loved him anyway cause the he involved in something that was much bigger than he imagined.  Unknowingly, people he cared about were in peril and now he had to “fix” it.  Then he had to contend with his feelings for Maggie and a guy in his position has no business having feelings for a woman.  Nevermind, someone with Maggie’s special brand of quirkyness.  Maggie is funny though she’s really not trying to be.  Her life was safe, quiet and orderly with everything running on a schedule without deviation.  Then she gives a “hobo” mouth to mouth and her whole world goes to hell in a hand basket in the blink of an eye.
AND there is a twist, of course, but no, I’m not telling you!  What fun would that be if I spoiled it for ya?

The book is fast paced, fun to read and keeps you turning the pages to find out what happens next.  Steal my Heart gives you adventure, romance and brings the smexyin a really good way.  What else could you possibly want?  I expect that Lisa’s style will continue to flourish.  I’m a reader and a fan so I will continue to enjoy her books.  Hey Lisa! When’s the next one coming?  ;-) 

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About the Author – Lisa Eugene

Lisa Eugene lives on Long Island, NY with her husband and three rambunctious kids. She's been a nurse for over twenty years and is still practicing. Between juggling a full time job and being a soccer mom, she enjoys a good romance.

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