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Heart Stealer (Summerdale #1)

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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  86 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Heart Stealer is an emotionally compelling romance that explores love and how it can change you.

After years of his fast playboy lifestyle, movie star Randall Rowe returns to his small hometown to make sense of his life and finds himself drawn to Kayla Denton, the runaway he'd once helped. Problem is, Kayla, now a schoolteacher, wants nothing to do with the handsome charmer
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Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published April 22nd 2011
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Maldivianbookreviewer
Heart Stealer by Tiphanie Thomas which takes place in the small town of Summerdale for most of the story and parts of it in Los Angeles was a book that provoked conflicting emotions in me. It tells the story of how play boy and movie star Randall Rowe finally succumbs to the lure of love and happily ever after, even though the journey he takes towards the final destination is one fraught with difficulties and a lot of growing up.

Randall is the only child of the preacher in Summerdale. When Randa
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Lady Raven RAVE!
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A very well developed story along with its characters. You could tell a lot of thought went into the the book when being developed.


Movie star, playboy and professional party boy Randall returns home to his hometown to set his life in order. He is tired of getting the stereo typed roles his been offered lately, as well as being tired of his parting, drinking and his relationship with his father. The one person he unexpectedly has becomes attracted to is Kayla, who isn't
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Kim
4.5 Stars

I am shocked that this is a debut from this author. It was such an entertaining and thoroughly satisfying read from the first to last page. Randall looked out for Kayla when meeting her as a runaway teenager, and of course she has a crush on him that developed later into much more years later when Randall now see's her as a woman. Kayla was extremely proud, and would not take gifts from Randall. Often times I wanted to shake her and say just take the darn gifts! Of course they had their
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Dana Mason
In the days of numerous self published books, here is a stand-out. I'm often disappointed when I spend well earned money on a self published ebook just to find out it still needs some editing. Heart Stealer is well thought out and well written. It held my interest until the very end and I'm anxious for another in the promised series.
PepperP0t (ireadthatbook.com)
First -- I received this as part of a Goodreads giveaway with the hope I would give an honest review.

I honestly enjoyed this debut effort from Tiphanie Thomas. Ms. Thomas wrote engaging, believable characters in such a nice setting that you wanted to be a part of small town America. I look forward to more of her scribbles.

Heart Stealer is more than than the cover blurb states. Our star couple meet under not so great circumstances and are a testament that life doesn't always run smoothly to the
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Habrewer
Heart Stealer by Tiphanie Thomas
* I received this ARC free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Kayla has been in love with Randall for as long as she can remember, she just doesn’t like him very much right now. She lives in a small Midwestern town and is content with her life as a school teacher. She was raised by Randall’s parents and brought up in a loving home.

Randall is a movie star that lives the movie star life with the women, liquor and parties. He seems to have forgotten whe
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Carol
I really like this book, a true romance. Poor girl from the street being given a chance at a good life.
raeneysa
this is a great book, not my usually read because the same ethnicity but i enjoy reading it.
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: April 22, 2011 (Available Now!)
Publisher: Self-Published
Imprint: N/A
Author’s Website: http://www.tiphaniethomas.com/
My Source for This Book: Gift from the Author
Part of a Series: No
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy

Eight years ago, movie star Randall Rowe returned to his small hometown for his mother’s birthday. When circumstances lead him to cross paths with Kayla Denton, a 16-yea
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Judy Hubbard
Randall Rowe is the son of a preacher in Summerdale. Randall could be self-absorbed and self-destructive, but at his core, he had a good heart and he felt “real” to me. I really liked him. His father wants him to follow in his footsteps, but Randall wants to be an actor and he’s succeeded at reaching his dream, but his career is not where he wants it to be. He comes home for a visit and as usual things with his father are tense and his mother tries to ease the strain between the two. Kayla Dento ...more
~Charmer~the 1click addict
This was ok. I was not a fan of Kayla's. She was unappreciative, argumentative, and always second guessin herself and others. Kayla didn't appreciate anything Randall gave her or did for her. Anything he said became an argument. She ran away from problems and/or issues, instead of bein a woman and facin them head-on. And a brotha with green eyes is always hot. Mama Rowe and Joseph are Randall's parents and his father was way too hard on him, and his mother should've spoken up more for her child. ...more
M.C. Walker
I really enjoyed the opening chapter of how the two main characters meet. Instantly you're drawn to the quirky sarcastic fluid behavior each character brings. I couldn't help but cheer for the characters to be together and by any means make the relationship last. Its more than a game of stereotypical cat and mouse....I found that to be most refreshing of all. Heart Stealer is a beautifully woven romantic tale of finding love and holding it hostage in your heart and book shelf.
Bettye Griffin
A promising debut from a new author. I cared about the characters, and they were developed well. The book did contain quite a few errors which became distracting after awhile, and the story could have been tightened up in places. I'd rate it 3.5 stars.
Tami Montano
I loved this cute and cleverly written love story. I love the way the author built the relationships with all of the characters in such a way that you were rooting for their happy ending. I really enjoyed it.
Katrina
This was a very nice romance novel;and written very well. I'm surprised this indie author has not been picked up by a publishing house.
Shonnie
This was a nice story.
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Tiphanie Thomas is a Michigan native and former financial analyst. Though she received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, she always was an avid reader and began writing as a teenager. Heart Stealer is her debut novel.
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