Excerpt/Giveaway ~ Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy

Today I wanted to share Stealing Rose, the second book in Monica Murphy's Fowler Sister series. After reading the excerpt, I certainly want to meet Caden *wink*

Title: Stealing Rose
Author: Monica Murphy
Series: The Fowler Sisters #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: March 3rd 2015

Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase—the second novel in New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy’s sizzling series about three powerhouse sisters and the men who would have their hearts.

People say the youngest child has it easy, but nothing can be further from the truth. Unlike my two sisters, Violet and Lily, I’m never in the limelight. I just work my butt off for Fleur Cosmetics and get little to no thanks for it. I’ve been pushed too far one too many times, and I’m finally brave enough to do something about it.

Maybe my newfound courage has something to do with the amazing pink and white diamond necklace I wear to the party in Cannes. The instant those dazzling heirloom jewels touch my skin, they excite some deep, aching need inside. And when that guy—that totally gorgeous guy—locks eyes with me, I know this nice girl is going to be naughty.

For once it’s my turn. My turn to say no to my father, to outshine my sisters, to walk away from it all—straight into the arms of a mysterious stranger. But what if Caden is much more than I bargained for? Sure, he makes me feel sexy and free in a way I never have before, but there’s something else I can’t quite place—something dangerous. Maybe our “chance” meeting wasn’t so random. Maybe he was looking for me for a reason. Whatever his motive, there’s no going back now.

And maybe I don’t want to.

I’m staring. Caught. Trapped by his gaze, and I want to be. My head is spinning. My body is . . . aching. Caden’s gaze drops to my mouth, lingering there for what feels like forever, and my lips tingle. As if he’s just kissed them. And then his gaze drops lower, to my chest, and my nipples harden. Like I have no control over them, which I really don’t since I’m not wearing a bra and whoops, I’m not wearing panties either because I wanted to feel young and flirty tonight.
It’s as if my body knew and prepared itself. The restlessness has hit me full force and I squirm in my chair, my heavy breasts brushing against the thin fabric of my dress almost painful.
I can’t take it.
Touching Ryder’s arm, he turns to look at me questioningly and I murmur, “I’ll be right back.”
He frowns. “You okay?”
“Just going to the ladies’,” I reassure him as I get up and leave the table.
I can feel Caden’s eyes on me as I walk away, and I’m tempted to look back so I can gauge his reaction.
But I don’t look back. I won’t give him the satisfaction. I stare straight ahead, making my way through the crowded pub, toward the hall on the opposite end of the room where the bathrooms are located.
Once I make it inside, I brace my hands on the edge of the counter and stare at myself in the mirror. Again. Just like earlier, before I left my hotel room. Though now I look different. My cheeks are flushed, as is the skin on my chest, and my nipples are still poking against the fabric of my dress. My hair has lost some of its curl and my eyes sparkle with an almost unnatural glow.
I look drunk.
I look aroused.
I am definitely both.
New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She's a workaholic who loves her job. When she's not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon.

She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.


  1. Oh Caden is a hot one. Hope you enjoy it Naomi! I've been having a good time with the series so far :)

  2. Very interesting backdrop for this one... We're planning a French vacation this summer ... oh, Cannes, here we come! Ah, if only... More like, Disneyworld, yoo-hoo! Lol. My son decides EVERYTHING these days!

  3. Looovee the cover of this one, thank you for sharing x <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  4. This series sounds so good. I hope to meet them all soon! Thanks Anna!

  5. I hope you have a nice time away... I'd like to get out of Australia, sometime soon!! lol

  6. I love this series! It is so hot!!! I'm dying to read Taming Lily because I loved Owning Violet and Stealing Rose ;)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  7. This is a series I need to start myself. This book really grabbed my attention, i tell you!

  8. I sooo want to read this series and meet all the fabulous guys! ;) Plus, I love that Murphy names the sisters after flowers. *ha*

  9. I want to get to this series myself! I do like the names of the characters too. I haven't read enough of Murphy's books!


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