New Adult Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit, Humor
What better way to heal your first broken heart than by finding your first true love?
Twenty-two year old Phinegan Swift is a hopeless romantic--a true believer in love. That is, until Douglas, her high-powered lawyer boyfriend and boss, betrays her. Completely devastated by his betrayal, she runs off to Costa Rica for a week with her best friend, Dez, to heal her broken heart and to find her sense of self again.
Instead, she finds Byron Michaels, a handsome and mysterious stranger who harbors a secret that Phin just can't figure out. All she knows is that Byron is a thief...First, he tries to steal her luggage, then he steals her massage, and finally, he tries to steal Phin's heart. Who is Byron? What hidden agenda has him following Phin all over Costa Rica? And why is he the only thing that works to keep Phin distracted from her heartache?
Just as Phin's heart begins to heal, things take a dramatic turn when Byron betrays Phin in his own way. Then, as she's reeling from this, someone from Phin's past shows up to win her back...or so he claims.
Will Phin have gained enough clarity to make the right choice? Will Phin be able to see both Douglas and Byron for who they really are? Will she do what her head tells her, or will she do what she always does...and follow her heart?
***Contains explicit language and sexual content. Mature audiences only.***
“Stealing Phin” was a book about growth and change. The main heroine Phin was the typical woman in my opinion and I understood her ups and her downs. Wanting to have hope on a vision even though everyone else could see and felt that you should move on, is hard and a learning process to ALL. She was strong but had to see and realize her strength herself and not take advice from her best friend, Dez, even though her ideas (most of them) kicked ass.
Byron, oh my GOD…. He had it all in my opinion but battled with trust for reasons I hope we will find out in book 2. I loved how even though it started out as a job it ended up being more with him and Phin. The sex appeal they portrayed was steamy and hypnotic at best. I only wish that he opened up more and they tackled Douglas (lying, egotistical ex) together. Douglas needs to be taught a HARD lesson in brought down to size REAL soon.
As a debut book for Avery Hale, I would say you ROCKED the chick lit. It had humor, sex appeal, controversy, and HOT guys. The flow and engagement of the characters was on point. I can’t wait to read book 2 because I want MORE of Dez good humor and I want Phin to show “Dougie” she was able to get the HOT guy. Thank you for introducing me to your book and I see GREAT things ahead,
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