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Stealing Home

(St. Michaels Duet #2)

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Ashley:
I’ve given up. On my childish dreams.
On getting out of this town. On love. On him.
On everything.

I’m barely treading water.

Brayden:
I’m the man with it all.

The pinstriped jersey covering my back garners easy cash, flashy cars and fast women. My gilded name drapes over the city in neon. I have everything. Everything, except the thing I crave most. Ashley Foster.
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Published August 1st 2019
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Jennifer
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an ending and what a duet! It was that fantastic. It’s the perfect sequel, a truly wonderful and epic conclusion to Ashley and Brayden’s whirlwind story. This book is a raw, emotional, passionate and angsty read. A story that is so unique and special. It's both heartbreaking and heartwarming and at times quite confronting.

Ashley and Brayden have not had an easy road to love and while there were many factors affecting them being together, I had to have faith that a love like theirs would sta
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Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

Good lord, I feel like there is a hurricane wreaking havoc on my insides right now. There are just so many emotions overpowering me. I can literally feel the turmoil roiling around inside me. All the feels. All of them, okay?

This is one of those books that you read and have absolutely no idea what to do with yourself once it is over. I almost feel lost because my heart and mi
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Ariadna Basulto
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Harlow Cole has brought it home with this fantastic continuation and conclusion of Brayden and Ashley’s story. Overflowing with passion, angst, love, and so many other emotions, Stealing Home was everything I could have wanted for this couple and more.

Once again author Harlow Cole masterfully infuses so much emotion into her story that it has a way of spilling over and wrapping the reader in it. Through flawlessly placed details and exceptional storytelling she’s created a romance that pulls yo
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Wendy Livingstone
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd part of this phenomenal duet, and Brayden and Ashley’s story continues. I never thought that this gifted author would be able to surpass the perfection of “Interference”, but my word; it has been achieved!! This is a truly beautifully written story which is filled with angst, passion, emotion, and is a raw, gritty and thrilling, poignant love story which pulls at the heartstrings. I was completely enthralled throughout this addictive page turner, and in my opinion this duet is on ...more
Shirley Cuypers
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-beta, ebooks, 2019
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This book was provided by the author through Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Harlow Cole and Give Me Books Promotions!

Stealing Home
is the second book in the St. Michaels Duet and continues the story of Brayden and Ashely

Stealing Home was yet another amazing book and the perfect sequel for this series. Interference, the first book, ended with Brayden saying ‘I love you’ to someone and I was under the impression that he loved someone else and n
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Tanja Kezmic
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: omgreads
The first book almost ended me but this one finished me off to declare that I FRICKING LOVE this duet. This second book is all about doing it all in ordered to bring back the ONE to you. This story is mainly about how struggling with guilt can sometimes blind you to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

When I finished the first book I was not a big Brayden fan to be honest.
But I had a feeling that he’ll change his life around so he could be with Ashley. She was a strong girl in the first boo
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Brandy Roberts
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was really happy with how stealing home turned out it isn't a standalone you need to read book one first . This is a second chance romance let me just a lot of stuff happens in book one that frustrated me beyond belief to were I didn't know if I wanted to read this one but I was happy that I gave this one a chance . The hero really redeemed himself in this one my heart really broke for a certain character I hope he finds happiness . I can't wait to read more by Harlow Cole in the future .
Sharon Steffey
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful writing...characters who stay with you...a real page turner.
Ellie
Aug 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
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HeartBreaker
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star, favorites
You know that feeling when you read a really good book that ends on cliffhanger and then author comes back with the second book and you are completely blown away?
That's exactly how I felt while reading this.I was afraid that the second book won't be as good as the first one,but rest assured because Stealing Home is one freaking amazing book.

After that tragic end of Interference ,book #1 in St. Michaels Duet,Brayden has left town.Before he fled the town he left that Note to Ashley promising to ma
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Joyffree
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Raw - Emotional - 
A breathtaking journey of loss, hope, and forgiveness that will stay with the reader long after the final page is closed.

"When you’re hurt, sometimes it’s best to dress your own wounds and clean yourself up, before you reach a hand back and help the guy who fell beside you.”

Brayden comes home while he rehabilitates his injury. His return isn't welcomed by all. For some, it only reignites memories and rekindles the betrayal. The golden boy seems to have it all. A flashy car, sex
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Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
5 GAZILLION STARS
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I am literally trying to figure out where to start on this whole review, because I have so many thoughts consuming me, so please bare with me. My mind can not process the fact that this duet is this authors debut. It is mind boggling to be honest. Harlow Cole's writing is something you see from a seasoned author, not from someone just starting off. I have honest to God, not seen such passion used in writing before. This author is one to watch out for. Mark my words, she is go
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Jennifer Pierson
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stealing Home is the conclusion to the St. Michaels Duet, so YOU MUST READ Interference (Book 1) FIRST, as it tells the story of how Ashley & Brayden got to the place did in this book. It's a complicated past, so again, I cannot stress enough that you have to read Book 1 FIRST! I'm not really into giving too many details as it would totally come out as spoilers, especially if you didn't read the first book yet, but Brayden has a big mountain to climb to get through to Ashley. And when I star ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this compelling sequel to Interference readers will rejoin Ashley and Brayden on their heartrending journey, and bare witness to their emotionally charged reunion. As soon as I my eyes started to digest the words on the first page, my heart started to remember the hurt and agonizing pain from the past and I knew this one was about to reek havoc on my heart all over again. Watching these two try to come to terms with their past, embrace this second chance they'd been given, and let their heart ...more
Kelly
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ashley and Brayden are not the same kids they used to be. Ashley is struggling to hold her life and her family together. Brayden is a big shot baseball player who has injured his shoulder and has come home to get back his girl. This book broke my heart and pieced it all back together. I couldn't blame Ashley for how she reacted after seeing Brayden again and I loved how Brayden fought for Ashley's forgiveness. This book hit a raw spot with me and something I am still coming to terms with. I won' ...more
Shannon
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!

All the stars to Harlow Cole for Stealing Home, the second book in the St. Michaels Duet. Stealing Home picks up after a lot of loss and hurt and when it seems like things between Brayden and Ash can never be repaired. This book takes you through the emotional journey of growth and acceptance and ultimately forgiveness.

While nothing was the same for any of the characters coming out of Interference, Brayden's determination to care for and protect Ash and ultimately prove to her that she w
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Melliane
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mon avis en Français

My English review

I had a good time with the first volume, even if I was very surprised to have something more YA. Of course, there was also a lot of drama that allowed us to understand how our characters got there. How they came to this first chapter of Volume One. And I admit that at the end, I was really curious to find out what was going to happen, what Ashley and Brayden were going to do because things are far from simple.

As I was saying, Brayden is back and the feelings
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Kari Hansen
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had my doubts that Brayden would be able to redeem himself what happened in the first book of the duet, but we soon realize that he is no longer that man. He may appear to have it all with the illustrious career, wealth and beautiful woman inside he is broken, and everything seems immaterial without Ashley. He is determined to show Ashley that he can be the man she needs so that they can have their second chance.

Ashley has been struggling since Brayden left just trying to survive and preserve
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Jo
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow.

This is an exceptional conclusion to Ashley and Brayden's story. The first book in the duet was so strong in its storytelling, that I was fully prepared for this to be an anticlimax.

It wasn't. Quite the opposite.

The author certainly didn't let up in the delivery. A wide variety of emotions played out (including a few tears) as I was reading, and I loved every second of it.

The broken boy that Brayden was in book 1 is not in evidence. Instead, we have a man determined to atone for his mistake
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Tania's Book Blog
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was anxious for this conclusion and I wasn’t disappointed. This ending made me falling in love with both Brayden and Ashley even more. It’s still very emotional much more than Book 1 but you get to see their growth especially Brayden. Lots of secrets come full circle, issues from the past are resolved but what I enjoyed was that it wasn’t instantly. It took lots and lots and lots of groveling and proving himself to Ashley that he was a different person and that she was always his home. There’s ...more
Sassafrass (Candace)
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brayden stole my heart again while he stole home!
This book picks up a few years after Interference ended. Stealing Home was the perfect conclusion to this amazing duet!
I loved every moment of it.
Brayden is atoning for his sins, trying to fix what’s broken, and make wrongs right again. Ashley is fighting him tooth and nail and rightfully so.
Family isn’t always blood and when it looks like all hope is lost, sometimes we have to swallow our pride and do what we know in our hearts is best and ke
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Jenna Tomlinson
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Start about finishing strong!
This is the first duet I actually enjoyed.

THE FIRST!

I don’t think I’ve finished the other duets I’ve tried either....

STEALING HOME tugged me into it with the introductory:

“I am a ghost ship now. Abandoned at sea. Left to pray the stars will lead me home.”
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“I am the the ashes left behind to smolder and wonder if I’ll ever get another spark.”


I don’t think I’ll ever be able to drive to my grandparents now without envisioning this family street side.

Well done,
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Michelle Groover
Like the first book, the sequel had me feeling a wide range of emotions! You feel all the emotions as you continue Ashley and Brayden’s story. I needed tissues a couple of times.

The book picks up a few years from where the first book left off. And just like that you are right back in St. Michaels wondering what will become of Ashley and Brayden’s relationship, especially due to how things ended in book one. And like real life it takes a while for these two to be able to be in the same room and
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Polly Smith
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What’s Gonna Be Next??

First of all, I NEVER read duets because I can hardly stand that cliffhanger ending. Stealing Home was the exception to my rule! Interference was just so beautiful that I HAD to keep reading. This story wraps up the most beautiful love story of Brayden and Ashley.

In this 2nd book of the duet, Brayden fights soooooo hard to get back to Ashley (Soot, his nickname for her that makes me just swoon). He has so many wrongs to make right and he doesn’t give up until he makes Ashl
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BookLover
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story was one I will remember forever.
Harlow Cole got me hooked with Interference and I had to read Stealing Home. The way this story was written was just beautiful and well planned. This couple has become one of my favorite couples I have read about. It is a story that is filled with emotion and steaminess.

Harlow Cole is a must read author that tells stories like she’s sipping fine wine. The story flowed and created a world that I want to live in and get to know these characters. Amazing
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Allison
I am so grateful that I was able to read these books one after the other. This author is amazing, both with the writing and the story development. I cried about as much as Brayden did. There was a lot going on in this book—a lot of strands of things that needed to be worked out. At times it felt like too much, and that there was a little too much that ended up being perfectly orchestrated back to Mrs. F, who reminded me a lot of the wife who dies at the beginning of Sixth Sense. But nonetheless, ...more
Pamela Stephenson
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Stealing Home, the second book in this amazing St. Michaels Duet, is pure perfection! Harlow Cole has seriously given me the worst book hangover! I couldn’t put this book down because I simply had to know if Brayden and Ashley were fixable. Harlow Cole peels the layers of an onion like a surgeon as the reader reads revelation after revelation as this story unfolds. Emotions are high and the angst is real as Brayden executes his plan to bare himself and fix things with Ashley. You don’t want to m
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Lindsay
An absolutely OUTSTANDING conclusion to a magnificent duet!! OHHH MAN I was counting down the days until this released, and on August 1, I immediately downloaded. I was not disappointed! This was a beautiful conclusion to Ashley and Brayden's love story. I truly cannot wait to read another Harlow Cole story, she is a phenomenal writer - she just has a way of taking your heart and twisting and squeezing every emotion out of it, before filling it back up again. That's how this story was for me - w ...more
Aysha
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
overall a good series even though I felt like the first one was drawn out and the backstory should not have been that long. I think because I read both books back to back I still had leftover anger for Brayden so I felt like Ashley accepted him back way early in the 2nd book, that I wanted to smack her.

also, her seeing his picture with someone and that text when she picked up his phone not knowing who the girl was to Brayden and still going ahead to sleep with him again and again just because sh
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wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
This book 2 in the St. Michael's duet. We get the past up to the present in bk 1, bk 2 we get to see the now omg I loved this series. Ashley is trying to hold what family is left together, while fighting her own guilt, so dealing with her past, Brayden wasn't part of it, but he's back and not giving up. He knows he has a lot to make up and a lot of forgiveness to ask but NOT taking care of her was never an option, but can forgiveness be given and will Ashley give him a second chance when the tru ...more
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