A DIAMOND MAGNATE NOVEL
Ian Hart stole a night of my life but he took so much more. His obsession pinned a label on me. His lust put me in an impossible situation. Now I have to choose sides. I have to decide between right and wrong. Only, no matter what choice I make, each comes with dreadful consequences. There’s only one way this can end—how every tragedy ends.
*Stolen Life is Book 2 of the Beauty in the Stolen trilogy. Stolen Lust (Book 1) must be read first to follow the story. The story concludes in Stolen Love (Book 3).
Other books in the Diamond Magnate collection
Beauty in the Broken (Standalone)
Diamonds are Forever trilogy
Diamonds in the Dust (Book 1)
Diamonds in the Rough (Book 2)
Diamonds are Forever (Book 3)
Where is the third book? I need it now.
Charmaine Pauls is such a fabulous writer, this truly is an incredible series. If I thought book one got to me, it was nothiing compared to book two.
I loved Cas from the start but she really comes into her own in book two. And Ian, the dark and possesive male makes for a fascinating leading man. Mix these two in with interesting supporting characters and fabulously detailed locations, and you have another Charmaine Pauls’ masterpiece.
I absolutely can not wait for the last book. FIVE STARS.
Wow!! Intense and unforgettable. 5 stars!!
Wow!! Stolen Life is an explosive and masterful sequel to Stolen Lust. Ian and Cas continue to have an addictive, out-of-this-world chemistry that seriously threatens to burn up a kindle. Like all books by Charmaine Pauls, it’s written beautifully in a way that makes the world around you disappear.
This book has a very different feel from Stolen Lust. The first book was all about the dangerous connection between Cas and Ian, experienced in stolen moments. In Stolen Life, everything is more intense. The stakes, the dangers, and the connection between Cas and Ian are so much deeper. Here, Ian brings Cas into his gorgeous, dangerous world. Despite their magnetic chemistry, there is a gulf between them and you know from the start it’s going to take a lot of work, luck, and magic for them to find their HEA. The amazing setting of Zimbabwe is the perfect metaphor for their love- absolutely gorgeous and could kill you at any moment. Ian and Cas can’t help but be drawn to each other, but the peace between them is always threatened by outside forces. It made for some white knuckled reading.
Let me just say, Ian is dead sexy. He’s the kind of hero that Pauls is known for. He’s a force of contradictions- demanding, intense, brash, dangerous, vulnerable, and so in love he can hardly see straight. His determination to have Cas can be as alluring as it is infuriating at times. There were a few moments where I wanted to smack him upside the head for Cas. And then with one look into his feelings about her (told here in a great dual POV), you can’t help but swoon.
Cas is absolutely wonderful. She’s a capable, intelligent, and beautiful woman who is just trying to find her way to happy. No matter what obstacles come up in her path, she keeps working for it. But outside forces (and at times, even Ian) just keep giving this lovely lady the smack down. Boy is she tested. I’m praying to the divine Ms. Pauls that she finds her happy and that she gets everything she deserves in the final book.
You have to read the previous book prior to reading Stolen Life. Be warned, it ends on a major cliffy. If I had my way, I would be diving immediately into the next and final book. Thankfully, Pauls isn’t making us wait very long (thankyouthankyou!) because Stolen Love is out next month. Don’t let the short wait stop you from reading. This is an amazing, unforgettable series so far. One that I will definitely be re-reading.
Stolen Life Book 2
olen Life: A Dark Romance (Beauty in the Stolen: A Dark Romance Series, Book 2) - Charmaine Pauls
Book 2 in the Stolen series starts off where Book 1 left off, so really this series needs to be read in order.
This book centers on how Ian and Cas are going to adjust to life now that he has kidnapped her and she is somewhat of a prisoner at his reserve.
Cas has deep feelings for Ian but is being torn apart from both ends with threats from South African law enforcement wanting her to set Ian up, to her loyalty and blossoming love for Ian. Cas and Is. play a lot of tug of war as far as her liberties go but she insists on carving put some sort of happy existence working within the community in Zimbabwe.
Trust is an ongoing problem and many of the issues are caused by outside the couples issues, as in distrust from Ian’s team member and brother and others.
Just as Cas starts to figure out a solution we are sucker punched with horrible miscommunication and mistrust leading to possible horrible consequences. Then there is the cliffhanger that was brutal for the characters and the readers who can only sit back, watch the fireworks and pray the next book is released quickly.
A crazy, on the edge of your seat dark romance that is filled with danger, intrigue, page turning excitement as it takes you down the storyline intense wild rapids of a ride.