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Stealing the Heiress

(The Kidnap Club #2)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  322 ratings  ·  79 reviews
She was looking for adventure...

Lady Rosamunde Stanley just never expected in the form of a kidnapping.

Well, an almost-kidnapping. The dastardly man only went and took the wrong woman!

But she soon discovers the dark, handsome man is not quite the terrible rogue she thinks him to be and she decides to put his experience to use. Her uncle has gone missing and no one believes
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Paperback, 286 pages
Published May 27th 2020 by Independently Published (first published May 25th 2020)
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InD'tale Magazine
Rating: 2.5/5.0

This Regency romance tale is filled with suspense, deception and mystery all rolled into one!

Read full review in the 2021 February issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Janet
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lady Rosamunde Stanley is a widow & has always dreamed of adventure but she never expected to be kidnapped. Well, an almost-kidnapping. The dastardly man only went and took the wrong woman!
She soon discovers the dark, handsome man is not quite the terrible rogue she thinks him to be and she decides to put his experience to use. Her uncle Albert has gone missing and no one believes her when she says he’s in trouble. Marcus Russell might have kidnapped her, but he has no intention of keeping her.
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Space Cowgirl
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heroic Deeds With Ease🐺🔪!

ADULT Regency Romantic Comedy💕 with Adventure, Mystery, and an Abduction.
On her way to a tea party, the young Dowager Viscountess of Rothmere, Lady Rosamunde💃💋 Stanley's coach is pulled over by a highwayman🐺🔪🔫 in broad daylight!
Marcus Russell🐺🍆⛲💪🔪🔫, the tall, handsome, masked highwayman, is an orphan and ex soldier who has pulled himself up by his bootstraps and is now part of the Kidnap Club. The club specializes in being paid for "kidnapping" young women to remove them
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Cheryl
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gosh! What wasn’t to enjoy about this book. Two captivating characters in Rosie and Russell. Rosie, a young widow and heiress, was definitely a dreamer with a vivid imagination. After a first marriage to an older man, she longed for adventure. Russell is an orphan who brought himself up on the streets but is now a wealthy man due to his intelligence and energy. He likes to move around and not stay in one place too long. He meets Rosie when he is performing his duties as part of the Kidnap Club. ...more
Kaye
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ONE IMPRESSIVE ADVENTURE!!!
Delightful! Samantha brings this stunning, out of the box, refreshing spin, ratcheting up the exuberance and intensity, wrapping up one killer storyline and gripping plot, binding this baby together seamlessly. Shenanigans, escapades and mayhem rule the roost displaying the drama, turmoil, intrigue, abduction, sizzling suspense and intense situations, along with a double dose of trouble, you have one mind-blowing adventure. Kooky happenstance and startling mishaps show
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Carole Burant
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was such a delightful fun story to read and what a hoot the heroine is:) All Rosamunde wants in her life is some adventure and she gets that and more when Russell kidnaps her, although she's not the one he was supposed to kidnap!!! When he admits to her that he works for the Kidnap Club, she decides he owes her so she hires him to find her missing uncle, with her help! Between her curiosity and her daring, he swears she's a complete madwoman!! And when he meets her family....omigosh, I coul ...more
Lori D
A delightful, humourous, laugh out loud romance with a little mystery and suspense thrown in that Samantha Holt's magical pen always guarantees!
Rosamunde was a dreamer. She knew one day a swashbuckling pirate would come through the door ready to take her with him... or no, maybe a braw Scotsman who would demand she come to his castle. Little did she know she was about to undertake a ride of a lifetime!
Rosamunde and her aunt Petunia (oh yes!!) were on their way to visit one of her aunt's friends
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Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
STEALING THE HEIRESS is the second book in The Kidnap Club series and this time we deal with Marcus. He was the one that had worked for his money and pulled himself up by his bootstraps. He still had a few rough edges and was well aware he wasn't as suave as the other two. Still, when he meets Lady Rosamunde, she doesn't seem to mind - even if he did kidnap the wrong person.

This was a great continuation to the series, and I loved the little cameo from Nash about how he and Grace were getting on.
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Gladys
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this read. Rosamunde and Russell's story was entertaining and filled with plenty of humorous moments. The well written, engaging story is well paired with lovable characters, amazing chemistry, drama, a touch of over-the-top zaniness, heat and heart. All together a very good read. I am freely choosing to post a forthright review. ...more
Tammy
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lady Rosamunde was looking for some adventure but didn’t expect it to be in the form of a kidnapping. Russell grew up living on the street and becomes a very wealthy man, he gets contacted to take part in the Kidnap Club and soon sparks are flying. Fast-paced entertaining historical read with great characters and an entertaining story. Great addition to the series. I liked it.
Jamie Jack
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: regency, p-2020
What Happens When You “Kidnap” the Wrong “Victim”?

While I sometimes have problems with this author's books, I absolutely loved the first book in this series and was looking forward to the next. I'm happy to say that I was not disappointed. The series has a fun concept. The heroes are all part of the Kidnap Club; they help women escape from bad circumstances, typically an unwanted marriage or a damaged reputation. But this one goes horribly wrong when the hero grabs the wrong woman! Her cousin wa
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Carma
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-kindle
Rosemunde Stanley Rothmere was tired of people trying to marry her off yet again. When her older husband passed after a short marriage, she wasn’t in a hurry to get back into a relationship. She wanted excitement, mystery, something to liven up her boring life. Her dreams have become her saving grace, filled with brawny highlanders and roguish pirates. Taking her cousin’s place on a weekend outing with her aunt leaves her life in peril, or does it?

Marcus Russell has been working for the kidnap c
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Mary Lou Hoffman
STEALING THE HEIRESS is the second book in The Kidnap Club series. Each will stand on its own, but I recommend reading them all and in the order of release.

Spending time with Lady Rosamunde’s family is its own unique three-ringed circus, but that’s not enough adventure for her. She daydreams of pirates and Egyptian archeologists whisking her away on fanciful escapades.

Luckily, she is accidentally the unintended victim of a Kidnap Club quest when her cousin accepts the right proposal and fails t
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Lana Birky
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am loving this series! Samantha Holt can write a great story & the characters she creates are always so much fun, honorable, kind & you feel like part of the family by the time you are done reading.

Lady Rosamunde Stanley "Rosie" is not the typical heroine - she's so hilarious and is an outspoken, knife wielding, beautiful young rich widow. After marrying a much older viscount when she was 18 years old & having a very boring marriage, Rosie wants adventure & is always dreaming of a pirate, braw
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madtrekkie
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rosamunde is a daydreamer, a girl who dared, when she was younger to learn to use a knlfe, swordfight, and climb trees. A widow she spends time with her loud, and rambunctious family (and dogs). She craves adventure. A carriage ride ends abruptly when it is held up and she is kidnapped. Russell is part of the Kidnap Club. He is quiet, withdrawn, a former soldier and an orphan who grew up on the streets of London. He kidnaps the girl in the carriage, she is slightly older than he thought but the ...more
Pam
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-regency
In the second book about the men of the Kidnap Club, which for a fee helps women out of difficult circumstance, the kidnapper grabs the wrong woman!

Eligible widow Lady Rosamunde Stanley, Dowager Vicountess Rothmere, fought valiantly against her abduction! She feared the worst until she discovered the intended victim to be her cousin, not herself. However, a crafty, inquisitive, not too criminally-minded man seems just what she needs to help her track down Uncle Albert who has not been seen or he
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Joanne
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
She was looking for adventure...
Lady Rosamunde Stanley just never expected in the form of a kidnapping.
Well, an almost-kidnapping. The dastardly man only went and took the wrong woman!
But she soon discovers the dark, handsome man is not quite the terrible rogue she thinks him to be and she decides to put his experience to use. Her uncle has gone missing and no one believes her when she says he's in trouble. Can she persuade Russell to help?
Russell might have kidnapped her, but he has no inte
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Kaye
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ONE IMPRESSIVE ADVENTURE!!!
Delightful! Samantha brings this stunning, out of the box, refreshing spin, ratcheting up the exuberance and intensity, wrapping up one killer storyline and gripping plot, binding this baby together seamlessly. Shenanigans, escapades and mayhem rule the roost displaying the drama, turmoil, intrigue, abduction, sizzling suspense and intense situations, along with a double dose of trouble, you have one mind-blowing adventure. Kooky happenstance and startling mishaps show
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Linda J.
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved the banter and carefree attitude of the H/h. Our h is not one to do needlepoint or play an instrument, she seeks adventure as her beloved Uncle does. She has a closeness with this uncle and knows something is wrong because he has not written her. Of course, her family are not concerned because he has a wondering soul.

Our H meets up with her when he thinks she is someone else and kidnaps her by mistake and then the fun begins. I can't tell you how many times I laughed over their exchanges a
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Deb Rohla
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A kidnapping gone wrong. Or did it?
This is book two in The Kidnap Club series by Samantha Holt.
Rosamunde "Rosie" Stanley is a young widow that has always wanted an adventure. Little did she know that she was about to get the adventure of her life by being kidnapped. Rosie has been trying to convince her family that her eccentric uncle is missing. After the debacle of her kidnapping, she convinces her kidnapper to help her find him as repayment for the scare she went through.
Marcus Russell is a m
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Sandra
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wild adventure packed with strong characters, heart & brooding charm!!

Rosamunde is a breath of fresh air. She is intelligent, witty, prone to fantasise and above all desirous of an adventure to lull her boredom - though never once dreamed of being kidnapped by mistake. Russell a member of The Kidnap Club, is mysterious in his allure, an exsoldier, street orphan and an elusive lonier who would really like it to remain that way, so why then does the firey Rosamunde seep so far under his skin?
It
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Lisa Spofford
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading Stealing the Heiress. It was an easy book to read and had an enjoyable storyline. Rosamunde, the heiress, was a young widow who craved adventures but who’s family were determined to arrange a second marriage for her. Russell, the hero, was a man who was orphaned at a young age and had to take care of himself in a hostile world. He didn’t have any family and was determined to avoid relationships at all cost. Though his own determination, he managed to become a wealthy man. Being ...more
Emma
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a hysterical, witty story of an unusual woman, Rosamunde and her counterpart the mysterious Russell. They come from diverse backgrounds, different as night to day and yet they worked. I loved how the story intertwined the romance with the kidnapping and the subsequent looking for a missing person. I loved how Rosie and Russell interacted with each other. Russell had a chip on his shoulder that he felt people looked down on him. But what he did not know was the origin of his birth and who hi ...more
Anonymous 5
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in The Kidnap Club series. I loved the first book and this one is just as good, if not better! Rosie is a young widow and an heiress, and she is yearning for adventure. Russell is a self-made success, growing up as an orphan and using his intelligence and energy to make himself quite a wealthy man. He is a member of the Kidnap Club and while performing his duties, he meets Rosie. He soon discovers Rosie is quite a force to be reckoned with. This book is filled with so muc ...more
Anita Fuhrmann
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love Samantha Holt and the books that she writes! Her books are always so engaging and with original storylines! Marcus Russell has joined a unique set of gentlemen that kidnap women and spirit them away from unwanted and untenable situations and get them to a place where they can safely start a new life. He has been contracted to kidnap Lady Rosamunde Stanley for just such a purpose. At least that is whom he thought he was to kidnap! Oops! Did he grab the wrong woman because the spitfire he n ...more
Blackbird74
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is part of the Kidnap Club trilogy. I have not read the other two books, but this one seemed to stand on it's own. The premise was rather interesting: the heroine is kidnapped, but this was by no means an ordinary kidnapping, as it was planned and executed with the permission of the "victim". However, as it turns out the wrong lady was kidnapped. When the kidnapper aka hero finds out that he had made a mistake, he offers to let her go. However our heroine has a better idea - use him to ...more
Michelle
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book two in the Kidnap Club series. It mentions characters and events from the first book but can easily be read as a stand alone story.

Rosie is kidnapped by one of the men in the kidnap club – the problem was that she was the wrong woman.
Russell as part of the kidnap club was to kidnap a willing woman but when he approaches the carriage, he finds someone who fights him. He discovers later that she is not the intended person.

This is the start to their adventure.
I really liked the way the
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Sandy
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love and adventure.
I love when I get the chance to read one Ms. Holt’s pieces they are always a delight! Rosamunde is in store for one fine adventure of course it starts as a mistake but never let a good kidnapping go to waste I say and that is just how Rosamunde felt too. Russell our kidnapper goofed but perhaps fate had something to do with this. You are in for some hot and steamy moments along with the adventure these two set out on. I loved everything about this book from the cover, to outst
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Riley
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Yum and wow, what a thrilling, joyful story! These two might just be my favorite couple ever, though Nash and Grace from the previous book are running close behind. This series is turning out to be absolutely wonderful, especially for people who hate manufactured angst. These characters don't let life slow them down and make refreshingly tasty lemonade out of all the lemons thrown their way. I additionally liked the fact that there weren't actually any bad guys in this book aside from a few mino ...more
Amii
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really great read, packed full of adventure and romance. I absolutely loved Rosie’s very overactive imagination, her character is hilarious. Russell is the dark and brooding type so Rosie is the perfect girl to bring out his fun side. This book was a little slow at the very beginning but if you stick with it I promise it picks up quickly and you’ll love it. It’s fun, adventurous, romantic and can get steamy at times. It’s the first book I’ve read from this author and it was written so well, it’s ...more
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Samantha Holt resides in Warwickshire, England, with her twin girls, having followed her soldier husband around the UK for nearly 10 years. Growing up in Hampshire, she was inspired by the authors Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell, both of whom lived and wrote only miles from her home town.

Samantha loves the romance genre and has been devouring romantic literature for as long as she can remember.
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