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Stealing His Heart (Shillings Agency #2)

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  490 Ratings  ·  72 Reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

If he’s not careful, she’ll steal his heart, too...

Tara Harris is a professional thief with a conscience. She makes her living retrieving priceless stolen items from sleazy rich jerks, and returning them to their rightful owners. Until a routine nighttime assignment when Tara suddenly finds herself pinned against
ebook, 250 pages
Published August 25th 2014 by Entangled: Brazen
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 Stars

I know you want me. Know you want to feel me moving inside of you, making you come so many times you lose count. I know you want me to dominate you. Take you. Fuck you. Own you.

Well slap my ass and fuck me sideways but Diane Alberts/Jen McLaughlin knows how to write one sinfully hot hero. Good lawd. You want a dominant hero with a filthy mouth then you NEED to meet Jake Forsythe. Did I also happen to mention the tats? Because that's just the icing on top of the alpha cake here...

Claire Robinson
3 - "Keep your chakra off my shit." Stars.

Stealing his Heart is book 2 in the Shillings Agency series, and whereas Kayla and Cooper from book one were quite an easygoing pair, with a few commitment issues, Jake and Tara are pretty much the opposite. Both have pretty dark and interconnected pasts, but through life circumstances, and lifestyle choices have not really had a lot to do with each other over the last few years.

One and ex-serviceman operates very much inside the lines of the law, while
May 04, 2015 Nicola rated it liked it
On the whole the second book in the Shillings Agency series doesn't disappoint and as is customary in a Diane Alberts/Jen McLaughlin novel, we have a hot hero, a woman who's not afraid to go toe-to-toe with him, sizzling chemistry and equally sizzling sexy shenanigans. Jake Forsythe and Tara Harris have a history and when he discovers the thief he's been contracted to find is the girl he left behind at 18, it matters not that she is doing it with the best of intentions. He has a job to do and sh ...more
Aug 25, 2014 Carlee rated it really liked it
*ARC generously provided by Brazen Entangled Publishing in return for an honest review.*
Soo, I will be honest I hated the first part of this story. Jake & Tara are longtime friends. And if you've read The Wedding Dare series, you'll remember Jake is also Christine's little brother. But put that aside, Jake seemed loveless in the first few chapters, cold even. He dominated Tara in cold detached manor that completely rubbed me the wrong way considering their lifelong friendship. I guess I expe
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I'm pretty new to Entangled's Brazen imprint and I could kick myself for not discovering its pure, sexy awesomeness sooner. I swear I love it more with every single book I read. They're perfect little bite-sized books with alpha men and sassy women and I just love to devour them in one sitting. I love how the characters in each book all intermingle in some way with the characters in the other books, particularly in the Shillings Agency series, be
Aug 25, 2014 Janey rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, entangled
ARC generously provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review

3 really, really dirty stars

This is the 2nd book in the Shillings Agency series, and follows Tara Harris and Jake Forsythe (Christine’s younger brother, who we were introduced to in Diane Albert’s contribution to the Wedding Dare series.)

Jake has been physically and emotionally scarred during his time in the military, and as a result of this, his girlfriend at the time scooted off. As a security specialist at Shillin
Aug 25, 2014 Marcy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book #2 in the Shillings Agency series but it can totally stand alone.

Jake is my favorite kind of hero. He's a wounded warrior who doesn't think he's worthy of being loved because of what he went through as a teen. He was wounded in the military and now works in a security agency. He's reunited with the girl he loved as a teen when they end up on opposite sides of a case. Tara works as a modern day Robin Hood, reclaiming items stolen and returning them to their proper owner. She's strong
Aug 21, 2014 Devika rated it really liked it
i love this series....

ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review.*
Lisa Jayne
Aug 05, 2014 Lisa Jayne marked it as to-read
Shelves: brazen-addict
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Aug 26, 2014 Give Me Books rated it really liked it
4**** Jake Forysthe Will Steam Up Your Kindle

What happens when a domineering, straight-laced, dirty mouthed sex on a stick ex-military hero has to team up with a care-free, head-strong, intellectually matched, sarcastically sassy and gorgeous woman? The product sucks you in, steams up your kindle and has you converting to being cheerleader for Team Jara (Jake + Tara).

Two characters with a past history, one involving a cherished friendship that had all the potential to be more, yet life split the
Aug 25, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
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Friends, partners in crime and almost lovers Jake and Tara have what you could call a history. They haven’t seen each other in years and Jake now works for a private security company, the Shillings Agency. While Tara has turned into a sort-of modern-day Robin Hood. She steals items from rich people, which they themselves have stolen, and then returns them to the rightful owner. One of her latest targets turns out to be one of the Shillings Agency’s clients and brings Jake back into her life. He ...more
Sep 12, 2014 Becky rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, arc
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books.

A quick, steamy second-chance romance read!

Jake and Tara were friends through thick and thin--and unfortunately for both, there was a lot of "thin" in the early years. Both lost their parents young--Tara was fortunate to move in with a loving grandmother, but Jake ended up with an abusive foster father. Still, they had each other to get them through everything...until Jake wigged out just as they were about to "seal the deal" at the age of eighteen. He joined
Oct 19, 2016 Ree rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a great follow-up to "Temporarily Yours". It's a standalone, so there are no gaps or missing pieces if "Stealing His Heart" is the first book of the series you pick up. The writer shows her versatility by not just writing a book with a different title, but also creating a completely different couple with different tastes and desires. And as with previous title, the characters were easy to love and root for.

This second chance romance was fiery and funny at the same time. I laughed a
Victoria S.
Aug 22, 2014 Victoria S. rated it really liked it

4**** Dirty mouthed, brooding ex-military alpha who knows how to be in command on the job and in the bedroom!

What happens when a domineering, straight-laced, dirty mouthed sex on a stick ex-military hero has to team up with a care-free, head-strong, intellectually matched, sarcastically sassy and gorgeous woman? The product sucks you in, steams up your kindle and has you converting to being cheerleader for Team Jara (Jake + Tara).

Two characters with a past history, one involving a cherished f
Oct 10, 2016 Paris rated it liked it
Stealing His Heart was a fun and really sexy story. I adored Tara right away. It’s not very often that you get a Robin Hoodesque thief as your heroine. She was spunky and passionate and loyal to her cause, almost to her detriment. And I loved that she and Jake had history together. Jake made me a bit mad at times and I get that he had to do what he had to do for his boss and his client and ultimately to save Tara from herself, but sometimes I wanted to punch him. The tension between Tara and ...more
May 02, 2016 Casey rated it liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Diane Alberts (Jen McLaughlin) is always able to deliver a good sexy read, and I love her stories and writing style. I was super excited when I found out that Stealing His Heart featured Jake Forsythe after reading his sister Christine's story in Falling For the Groomsman which was her contribution to the Wedding Dare series. This book was a lot of fun to read, and I really liked this second chance romance between Tara and Jake. This book is t
Oct 03, 2016 Aleasha rated it did not like it
No thanks
Aug 19, 2014 Erin rated it liked it
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***** 3.5 stars*****

This second installment of the Shillings Agency brings readers two criminals, a second chance fiery romance, and some seriously funny moments that will have you giggling. Tara and Jake have a thieving past…one that left her bitter and sent him running. Now, the tables have turned for Jake and he’s on the side that’s trying to keep out the would-be criminals, but she’s still sneaking her way in to grab the goods. As Jake’s latest job with the private security company has him f
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I am happy to tell you all that Diane Alberts is back with her Shillings Agency and it's oozing hotness. This time is all about second chances, and Tara and Jak
Veronica of V's Reads
Tara is the modern day catburglar equivalent of Robin Hood--she "recovers" stolen possessions, returning them to their rightful owners, for a fee. Her latest mission, however, goes astray when she's apprehended at the scene by a private security agent--Jake Forsythe. Tara and Jake have history--they were childhood sweethearts/theft partners--at least until Jake left her unfulfilled on his last night before reporting to basic training. Since then, Tara's been on her own, and doing quite well.

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That's what sums up how I felt about this book. I gave this book a chance because some people I know liked it. I started it and liked it. Then about 25% in...

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Annoyance was the emotion when I'm seeing this push-pull. push, pull over and over and over again. I can't decide if they're getting together or just what? I was pretty much all over the place to be honest.

The di
Shirley Frances
Sep 02, 2014 Shirley Frances rated it really liked it
Jake Forsythe and Tara Harris were childhood friends and a bit more when they were younger. However, they went their separate ways one day and haven't crossed paths ever since.

Tara has never forgotten Jake--the moments they shared, the easy camaraderie between them or how he set her body on fire. But when they meet again, Jake is not the same easy going guy she once knew. In front of her is an unapproachable man who has shut down emotionally and only goes through the motions of life.

Jake has ha
Blessie (Mischievous Reads)
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***ARC courtesy of Entangled Publishing in exchange for honest review

I've been waiting for this sequel after I've read the first installment of the Shillings Agency series. And I have to say, I definitely was NOT disappointed at all. Because this book is HOT HOT. (Damn right, double hot. BAM!)

Jake Forsythe is a Shillings employee, working as private security, and is forced to lure in a thief who was able to infiltrate a safe of one of the compan
Aug 24, 2014 Kim rated it really liked it
This is the Second in The Shillings Agency Series but can be read as a Stand Alone

Tara’s business isn’t the type of business most people have or would think of. She lives and breathes her job and loves getting back items stolen from good people. Tara has done this for years as she had two of the most important people stolen from her at a young age. As a teenager she work on her skills that are prudent to her business today with Jake whom she dated until he left to enlist in the Marines.

Jake lost
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
by Kim
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Jake Forsythe is former military turned personal security expert for Shillings Agency. When a safe he was assigned to protect is broken into, he is tasked with finding the person responsible and figuring out where he went wrong. Tara Harris has made it her life's mission to make people pay. She’s like a modern day Robin Hood, stealing from the rich, powerful, corrupt; righting their wrongs when the law doesn’t see fit. Tara is also
Sep 01, 2014 Christina rated it really liked it
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Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Tara is a “recovery specialist”, or better known to most people as a hired thief. She is hired by people to steal back items that have been stolen from them. She’s sort of a Robin Hood, but instead of stealing money, she steals property. So when she’s working a job one night, breaking into a house, she is apprehended by a private security officer. But he’s not just any private security officer; he’s Jake Forsythe, Tara’s
Sep 08, 2016 NP rated it did not like it
I really struggled to read this book, largely because the premise was so ridiculous I couldn't get past it. So Jake videos Tara breaking into a property, he corners her and blackmails here with this footage. Tara is so good no one has every suspected or caught her before, thus she has no priors. At best, Jake has footage of a misdemeanour. He cornered her before she stole anything so there was no felony. Misdemeanours carry a jail term of less than one year, if that. Most DAs will bargain down ...more
Steph McVicker
Aug 26, 2014 Steph McVicker rated it it was amazing
I don't know what's better, begging a dominant man for pleasure or a dominant man begging you for forgiveness! You get both in STEALING HIS HEART!

Once a thief, always a thief. Well, Tara Harris considers herself more like Robin Hood, stealing stolen items back from the bad guys who took them to begin with. She's got a "recovery specialist" business and everything--super legit. But of course, childhood friend, super-crush and fellow former thief Jake Forsythe would be the one to catch her in the
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Rating 3 1/2 Stars

Posted on What I'm Reading

All right, so I got a chance to read Stealing His Heart by Diane Alberts. We have Jake and Tara who share a past together. Both of them use to get into trouble. Then Jake went off and join the military basically got his life straighten out. While Tara kept up with her criminal past. However, Tara's criminal activities aren't cut and dry. She basically takes back the items that had been stolen from the previous owners. Jake gets an assignment to get in
Aug 17, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
What happens when a former thief turned security expert and a current thief and ex-flame come together and the sparks flame hotter than fireworks? You get the newest Shillings Agency novel and another hunk to drool over.

From the moment they come face to face while they are both doing a job, Jake to nab her and Tara to steal, the sparks fly. You see, this pair have history, a very interesting history. But now because of a job that Tara did, Jake needs either her help or to send her to jail.

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Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin RandomHouse. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise ...more
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