My name is Danielle. I'm eighteen. I've been stealing things for as long as I can remember.
Dani has been trained as a thief by the best—her mother. Together, they move from town to town, targeting wealthy homes and making a living by stealing antique silver. They never stay in one place long enough to make real connections, real friends—a real life.
In the beach town of...more
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Three words - I LOVED IT! Stealing Heaven is my kind of book. It has a happy and fun feel but also has depth and heart and has one of the most delicious romances I have read in a while.
We all know that Eliz ...more
Quick Overveiw: Danielle has been stealing stuff(silver to more specific) for as long as she can remember. She and her mother are partners in crime, literally. Her father isn't in her life so it's just her and her mom. But everything starts change when they go to the town of Heaven. She breaks the number one rule of telling some ...more
Dani has never had the chance to settle down in one place, make connections with people or call a place her own. This is because from a young age all has learnt to rob places with her mom and then move to another town. However things change when Dani arrives at Heaven, she finds it strange that people actually wa ...more
Until they get to He ...more
The premise of a thief liking a cop is achingly done. I got a little emotional in this one. Probably just me :)
I've re-read this one and it's still a fave. I think maybe my favourite out of Elizabeth Scott's books so far...
Stealing Heaven reminds me of Pretty Woman. Only instead of a handsome suave business man type there's, get this, a young cop! The pairing seemed so unlikely that it verged on being corny; I was positive I would to mock them after. Later though I caught on to what they felt for each other: a wanting, a tentative one, for someone they knew not at all but completely all at once (Guess who read a lot of paperback romances when she was younger.)
Her H ...more
Their next hit is a small sleepy beach town called, Heaven. Everything is going as ...more
18-year-old Danielle is a thief, and travels around with her mother, looking for their next opportunity to steal some silver.
Will Danielle and her mother ever stop stealing? Or will they be caught?
This was an okay story, but I got bored at points.
Danielle was an okay character, but she made some really stupid decisions at times. Given her history I really expected better from her. Having been raised the way she was raised, and have known nothing other than bei ...more
I am not exactly an Elizabeth Scott fan. I bought two of her books on an impulse sometime last year (Bloom and Perfect You) and I didn’t like them. Since then, I wasn’t really keen on reading another Elizabeth Scott book, fearing that it might just end up like the ones I read.
I don’t know what made me give her another chance in this book — maybe it was the cover, maybe I was just bored so I picked this up.
I’m glad I did.
If I was disappointed with the first two Eliza ...more
Dani and her mother have been on the road all her life, stopping in a new place only long enough to steal some silver, and then getting out of town before anyone suspects. She d ...more
Dani is a ...more
This started out really well. So well, actually, that I found myself highlighting passages every 2 pages. I loved Scott's prose, the chemistry between the characters, and more than anything, I loved the character development. Dani's slow coming of age from a tentative teenager, overwrought with guilt and self-esteem issues to a strong woman who takes her destiny into her own hands was beautiful to watch. Now, when I say self-esteem issues, I don't me ...more
Stealing Heaven is about eighteen year old Dani who has spent her e ...more
Before readers get to turn the first page, Scott grabs your interest with this sentence. “My name is Danielle. I’m eighteen. I’ve been stealing things for as long as I can remember.” Danielle’s mother became involved in burglary as a young woman and when her partner is arrested, she waits until Danielle is old enough and they become a team. They move from town to town, city to cit ...more
NEGATIVE MORALS/THEMES PG13 - 10/10
SEXUAL THEMES PG13 - 6/10
VIOLENCE/GORE/GRAPHIC SCENES G - 2/10
So first of all I was all charged up to to read this like: OMG OMG OMG! A girl-thief? Wait what? A family-line of thieves?! OMG this is gonna be great! :O she falls in love with a cop? *excited giggling* but she's a thief and he's a cop - so wait that means!... *SQUEAL*! xD This is going to be so exciting!!!!!!!!
When I was actually reading:
Uh-huh... - xD Ok - nice to meet you too. ...more
In the book Stealing Heaven a girl Named Danielle, also known as Dani, is a thief with her mother. Her mother taught he all she knows. She’s been getting away with it since she was about 7. Dani doesn’t want to live the life she has been living. She just wants to change and be a better person, but it’s harder than she thought.
Dani is planning on sealing silver from a big house that her new friend is living in for the summer. She doesn’t know it until the middle of the miss ...more
At eighteen years of age, Danielle isn’t your average young adult. After her father got put in jail for theft, she and her mother have led a nomad life style. They go from place to place, stealing to make their way. Thieves don’t always look like you think they should.
Danielle is tired, though. Tired of living a life where nothing is hers, where she is constantly on the move. Tired of lying about her name, her background, tired of ...more
I don't have much to say about Stealing Heaven, overall it was an enjoyable read with an interesting, although predictable plot that had some really great cute moments.
For me though, nothing about the book really stood out.
I did like Dani as a character, she has an interesting life story after living her entire life as an accomplice to her parents crimes. But the actual theft aspect of the book is rather boring and it didn't add the intrigue that I expected it to, even though it's ...more
For as long as she could remember, Dani and her mother were thieves. Going from place to place, town to town, invading the privacy's of rich families’ homes. She was always someone different, their names as well as their identities switching from Heather, to Ashley, to Sydney. Never stop ...more
Personally, I thought Stealing Heaven was very unique because I never realized that people especially teenagers will go around just to s ...more
A book with stealing in the name can obviously mean physical theft (as in money from a gas station or jewelry from a house) or something more metaphoric (making a new town your home, or as I assumed in this case, being so happy that you are 'stealing heaven'). The cover of the book does ...more
This is another one of those signature Elizabeth Scott books that just engrosse ...more
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