STEAL by Rachel Van Dyken
Seaside Pictures, Book 3
Steal, the follow-up standalone rockstar romance to the #1 New York Times Bestseller Keep…
It’s easy to lose yourself in someone you love.
Easier to lose yourself in someone you hate…
I didn’t think it could get any worse than having to babysit a bunch of spoiled musicians on set ― keeping them out of trouble is a cakewalk compared to seeing my ex every day.
Seaside, Oregon isn’t big enough for the both of us.
She hates me.
I loathe her.
The plan was simple ― stay the hell away and make sure she gets to set on time.
What I didn’t expect was to be faced with our past in front of an audience ― and be forced to face it again.
The way she looks at me.
The way I try to look through her.
Words left unsaid.
The lingering aftermath still as powerful as ever.
I feed the chasm between us, for fear that she’ll make me feel again ― and steal the last shred of heart I have left.
We have everything but each other.
It’s not enough.
Not when you’ve lost love.
And replaced it with the only thing left ― hate.
My Review of STEAL by Rachel Van Dyken
All of our Seaside favorites make an appearance in the newest stand-alone from Rachel Van Dyken. STEAL is Will and Angelica’s story and is extremely emotional. So much has happened in the past between the two main characters, and the fact that Ang caused a ton of issues with the other characters when she was younger makes the struggle even more real. Now, this is a stand-alone and you don’t have to worry about not understanding what’s going on if you haven’t read any of the other Seaside books. But, seriously, what are you waiting for? Go, read the other RVD books!
Will, the uptight manager to all of the Seaside gang and former Adrenaline frontman. What happened to the carefree guy and what made him the way that he is now? Angelica is the fallen star looking to make her comeback. What happens when first loves and broken hearts come back together? GAH! RVD kills me with these stories. So much heart infused in the characters that I feel like I’m sitting at the bonfire, eating a marshmallow.
RVD’s signature humor is present throughout the book, but there are some more serious moments and forgiveness seems to be a big topic in STEAL. I’ve always wanted Will’s story and I’m so freaking happy that he finally finds peace, both with himself and his past. Some of the issues between Will and Ang were difficult for my heart, but RVD knows when to add just the right amount of levity to keep us hooked.
Add STEAL to the list of Rachel Van Dyken winners as it’s bound to be a favorite. Friends, love, bonfires, and so much heart make STEAL a must-read!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Stars
- Will as a BBF: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Hotness Level: ★ ★ 1/2
- Swoon Level: ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2