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Stolen Lust (Beauty in the Stolen): A Dark Romance by Charmaine Pauls ➱ Release Tour with Giveaway
Title: Stolen Lust
A Diamond Magnate Novel
Series: Beauty in the Stolen Trilogy #1
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: April 13, 2021
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 and ends on a cliffhanger. Book 2 will be released on 18 May 2021 and Book 3 on 22 June 2021.
Cas had already suffered an evening of bad luck with the date from he ll -
But the worst is far from over as she soon finds herself the victim of a carjacking
- it's not even her car!!
Ian has his reasons for taking Cas.
Never said the man was sane but he is a thief and he never hesitates to take what he wants
And right now?
For the night?
He wants Cas.
This starts out fast-paced and explosive and the fallout from one moment's lustful decision just continues
It was a bit like Dominos- once the first one falls the momentum just picks up taking out everything in its path
And Ian put Cas front and center
This ends on a "hold on tight things are about to get rough" moment - not really a cliffy perse more like a "No way!" type of ending - It is part of a duet
Ian and Cas were combustible together -
They fit and there were no games between them.
Ian means what he says.
She loves to strike his fuse just to watch the fallout
The real twists pick up in the last few chapters
I have all kinds of questions and no clues yet
Though I did see the screwup coming
Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.
After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published over twenty novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles. Two of her shorts have been selected by the International Literary Society for an anthology from across the African continent.
When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in France with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.