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Steal My Heart

(Swoon #7)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  184 ratings  ·  97 reviews
A road trip with some serious complications.

All bets are off when Mack unexpectedly crosses paths with his best friend’s little sister. They’re both on the way back to their small hometown.

Ash is off limits. Totally. They’re just friends, so no problem, right? Soooo wrong.
Mack can’t stop thinking about her and can’t stop wanting her.

Ash wants nothing to do with men, most
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Published August 11th 2020
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Isha Coleman
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Slow burn to instant flame. Mack and Ash make all the right moves and leave an impact on the heart. Croix never fails to deliver temptation in a heartwarming package. Steal My Heart keeps emotion at the surface while captivating with a steamy, angst filled second chance romance. If your looking for a heartbreaker that sets the heart aflame, look no further.
Aug 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He never reacted to her before so why now?

I always enjoy the books in this series and love that they can be read without the others.

In this one Ash is working her way back to Stolen Hearts Valley when she grew up. She is fed up with men and has sworn them off. She has a few gigs booked to help her get back in a round about way. Mack, her older brother's best friend, happens to be at one of her gigs and offers to give her a ride back when he found out she has been hitchhiking her way there.

Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Ash and Mack have a history. They grew up together. She is his best friends’ little sister, so when they run into each other on the other side of the country and take a road trip back to their hometown together new feelings come to light and tension builds.

Ash wanted to keep everything hidden from their friends and family, however, Mack wanted to share everything. He didn’t want to hide their relationship. But with a surprise pregnancy, how long can they really keep things secret?

I LOVED Ash an
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the seventh book in the Swoon Series and is Ash and Mack's story. She was forbidden fruit since she was the baby sister of his best friend. Both were recovering from broken hearts. His from the loss of his sister that he was unable to rescue and her from a cheating fiance. Her heart was sealed off to love or at least that's what she kept telling herself. Fate brings them together when they're both on their journey back home. A friend with benefits plan that they tried to keep secret. Thi ...more
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely a Swoon worthy story that I loved!!! It's tan incredible addition to the "Swoon" series and a stand alone read. I have loved all of them though. This is one is fantastic! The story in nicely developed and very well written. Love, love, love the characters and the plot! This is Mack and Ash's story is great! She is his best friend's little sister, so off limits. That doesn't work out so well. A very captivating story that keeps you flipping pages until the very end. This might be my fa ...more
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Mack and Ash have known each other since childhood. They meet up years later, on the other side of the country, and take a road trip together back to their hometown. Tensions build and new feelings rise to the surface. Steal My Heart is a best friends sibling romance in the Swoon series by J.H. Croix and told in the dual first-person point of view.

Mack and Ash's story is an emotionally, steamy and tension-filled trip as they made their way back home. The
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Steal My Heart by JH Croix is the last in her Swoon Series. When asked which one is the best, I have to answer, the one I'm reading now. This is no exception. I loved, loved, loved this book! Ash (Ashley) Stone is finally on her way home after a couple of years of being away. Having explicit photos featuring her groom texted to her was enough to not only call off the wedding, but also make her swear to never love again. So she didn't. She ran off with a man who was a "friend with benefits." Afte ...more
Kara Quade
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic book in the Swoon series by J.H. Croix. Mack Blair is first responder, Evie's older brother, and going home to a job opening with Stolen Hearts Search and Rescue. Mack has been away from Stolen Hearts for years trying to recover from his sister's death and the guilt of not being able to rescue her. Ash Stone is coming home to Stolen Hearts after following Kyle, her friends with benefits, around on the rodeo circuit. When that became old, Ash booked herself gigs to make money as ...more
Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ashley Stone and Mack Blair have been away from their friends and family at Stolen Hearts Lodge, running from deep pain and betrayal. Mack is a first responder, yet he wasn't able to save his sister's life. Ash's world would never be the same when, on her wedding day, she received photos from a woman claiming to be her fiance's girlfriend. She left with no intention of ever coming back again, but something is pulling each of them home to Stolen Hearts Valley. When Mack hears Ash singing and play ...more
Margaret Garrett
"I’m worried I’m in over my head. It’s like my baggage collides with his.”

I didn't think I could stop my eyes from rolling when I discovered that "Steal my Heart," is both a whoopsie-baby, and an in-love-with-my-brother's-best-friend, romance. I was like - C'MON, Croix! Leave it to J.H. Croix, to not only soothe my ruffled feathers, but to elevate both of the familiar themes, to a whole 'nother level! When Mack discovers his best friend's little sister, on the road and experiencing hard times, h
Terri Eaches
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mack and Ash Making Their Way Home ❤🔥🔥🔥❤

Steak My Heart is not only the title but an excellent description of this panty melting, tongue hanging, heart thumping story!!I We finally get Ash and Mack's story and best of all it's their story. Ash is Jackson's elusive sister following the rodeo circuit with her "boyfriend" Kyle. Jack is Evie's elusive brother coming home to Stolen Hearts to fill a first responders position. Who would have thought their paths would cross in a dive bar where Ash was pl
... And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time...

Mack - I know I know... listening to her warm whiskey voice and my body stands at attention. I who would have thought that the young girl that was like a little sister can turn me inside out with just a few notes.... and looking at her turns my animalistic tendencies loose! Unfortunately she could never be mine... if I touch one hair on her head her brother would tar and feather me... but my heart and my body cannot take much more or I may
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Once I started this book I could not put it down until I reached the last page. Mack and Ash will definitely warm up your night. Ash can't believe it when 6' 5" Mack comes to her rescue at a bar where she has just finished playing. They haven't seen each other for several years and they are both a long way from home. Mack soon learns that Ash plans to play in joints and hitchhike her way home and he informs her that she can ride with him seeing as he is best friends with Ash's brother and he kno ...more
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet & Steamy 4 ½ stars - The story is not that long but it gives the reader a lot of romance. Ashley is Jackson’s (This Crazy Love, Swoon Series Book 1) sister and Mack is one of Jackson’s best friend. Ashley and Mack have known each other since they were kids. Ashley is not in an ideal situation. She’s broke and trying to raise money to get home by doing these singing gigs across states. Mack happens to be passing through one of the states and walked into one of the bars. Mack took it upon hi ...more
Teresa  Christianson
Another great book. Love this series and each book just gets better.

Ash and Mack grew up together in the same small town. Mack left one of his sisters died in an accident that he feels guilty about not being able to save her. He has sworn off long-term relationships because he doesn't want to go through that kind of hurt again. Ash left after finding out on her wedding day that her fiancée was cheating on her through pictures that his girlfriend sent to her. She finally got tired of her friends
I love the SWOON series by J.H. Croix and STEAL MY HEART is absolutely swoon-inducing.

Ashley is hitchhiking across the country towards home after a failed relationship left her penniless and without a car. Along the way she plays and sings at bars to earn money. One night, far from home, her brother's best friend spots her at a bar performing and they road trip back home together.

This road trip turns molten as the sexual tension between these two simmers. I loved the build up and this author i
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again this author delivers another swoon worthy read and we finally get Ash’s story, Jackson’s sister who left at the beginning of this series. She is on the road playing gigs at different stops hitchhiking back home to Stolen Hearts Valley. Mack is driving home as well to join the first responder team with Jackson and when he stops at a bar he can’t believe that Ash is playing there. The two haven’t seen each other in years but grew up together and Mack is one of Jackson’s best friend. Mac ...more
Debbie Caswell
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The books in this series are all books that have characters that you would love to have has friends they are small town stories that draw you in and keep you engaged. These are sweet stories with a little steam that are the perfect read for any time Can't recommend the entire series highly enough

In this latest addition we meet Ash (Ashley) Stone she is returning home after a few years and her life has definitely gone off track First she was sent explicit photos of her fiance shortly before the w
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Steal My Heart is another great read in this small town series. It might be my favorite one too, though I say that about every new book in the series. I was so curious about Ash. She was mentioned in every previous book in this series and I really wanted to get to know her and her story.

Ash and Mack are such a cute couple. They both try to avoid getting too involved with anyone because they are both afraid of losing someone else for various reasons. No wonder they want to protect their hearts so
Emily Pennington
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Mack unexpectedly crosses paths with his best friend’s little sister, Ash. Both of them are on the road heading home. He knows that Ash is off limits, they are merely friends, so travelling together should cause no problem, right? He couldn’t leave her without a car, hitchhiking, no money, dumped by a jerk boyfriend – if he did abandon her, her brother, Jackson, would kill him!

So knowing he was doing the right thing, Mack suggests the two of them ride home together. They can share a hotel room w
Reva Parks
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mack met Ashley way out in Wyoming, a long way from the Carolina's Smokey Mountains where they grew up together, Ash being his best friend Jackson's little sister. She's been following rodeos and being veterinarian for them while picking up gigs playing her guitar and singing. That's where Mack found her, on stage in a small bar on his way home to work for Jackson's rescue team. That's when I recognized this was another of Croix's great Swoon Series. Each of this pair feels a sparking fire for t ...more
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So excited to read Ash and Mack's story. It's one of those old fashioned feel-good stories. Ash is the younger sister of Mack's best friend Jackson. He has always felt Ash was off-limits due to his loyalty to Jackson. However, when Mack runs into Ash performing in a local bar, the hit of lust and major attraction returns even after not seeing her for years. When he learns Ash is planning on hitch-hiking it back home after being on the circuit of years, he offers her a ride with him. They both ha ...more
Cay Scheumack
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ash has planned a road trip to get back home, singing and playing guitar in bars along the way. At a bar in Wyoming she runs into several problems, one being Mack who is her big brothers best friend. Ash has to agree to go on the road trip with Mack since she's broke and was going to hitchhike all the way. They grew up together and never felt a twinge of want, but now is a new story. Ash has problems because of the men in her past and Mack can't get over the guilt that he couldn't save his siste ...more
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
J. H. Croix’ writing style blows me away!! I just Love this Small Town Southern Romance series! Every story is completely different, with twists and turn that I would never expect. I also love the characters: they are believable, real, logical. In this story, Mack stumbles upon his best friend’s younger sister Ash. She’s not in a good place at the moment, not personally or financially. However, she’s in the process of (unsafely) making her way home… as is Mack! He carries a lot of baggage too… g ...more
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is definitely swoon worthy! Mack and Ashley (Ash) both are heading home to Stolen Hearts Rescue and Lodge when they cross paths. Ash has been gone for 18 months working on the rodeo circut as a veterinarian while Mack has been working as a Hot Shot firefighter in Montana. The meet up in a bar where Ash is playing to earn money to get back home. Mack helps Ash when a fan gets a little to handsy by coming to her defense and getting the jerk to leave her alone.

Mack and Ash grew up togeth
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ash was on her way back to Stolen hearts valley after Kyle constantly cheated on her while they were playing gigs and she woke up one morning to find him gone, so now she was doing gigs to get the money together. When Ash hears her name called she turns round to find Mack her brother's best friend. Mack couldn't believe his eyes when he saw Ash on the stage in the bar and he knows that he needs to protect her and get her back safely to Stolen hearts valley where her brother is and where Mack has ...more
Marlene Davis
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ashley was working her way back to her home and family after dumping her player boy-toy...she runs into Mack in a bar where she is singing and they agree to go back home together. Both had been away for a long time, Mack to renew himself after the death of one of his sisters and Ash to get over a disaster of a called off wedding when she discovered her fiancé was cheating on her...of course neither was expecting the impact of their close quarters and the surprising attraction both felt for the o ...more
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Falling For A Friend

Mack and Ash have known each other since they were kids. She was friends with his sisters and he was her brothers best friend. Mack is six feet, five inches of swoon worthy hero, Ash is a stunning brunette with curves that he can’t keep his hands off of! Both are dealing with heartbreak in their own ways, but it’s time to return home and face the music. Mack runs into her in a bar in WY, finding out she plans to hitchhike home, he offers to let her ride with him. The ensuing
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Friends to lovers and best friend's little sister story with Ash and Mack. Mack runs into Ash when she's performing in a bar and rescues her from being harassed by a bar patron. When they have dinner, he finds out that she's planning on hitchhiking back home. He says that he's going back home, too so she can ride with him. They try to fight their attraction since Ash is Jackson's younger sister but they can't. They try to keep their trysts secret but all the friends notice the way they look at e ...more
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mack Blair is slowly making his way home for a job as a first responder in Stolen Hearts Valley . He is surprised when he comes upon Ash Stone performing at the bar and the attraction to her .
Ash is his best friends little sister .
Both are heading home Ash is going to work at her and her brother Jackson Veterinarian clinic . Ash is broke and was left high and dry by her ex Rodeo guy she was traveling with .
Mack and Ash agree to travel home together and Ash has jobs at places booked on the way .
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