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Stolen Fury by Elisabeth Naughton
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Sep 13, 2011

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bookshelves: romantic-suspense, archaeology, thief, love-hate-relationship, kindle, twins

Stolen Fury
3.5 Stars

Archeologist, Lisa Maxwell, teams up with professional thief, Rafe Sullivan, in a search for three priceless relics known as the Furies. Unfortunately, Lisa and Rafe are not the only ones interested in the statues and they soon find themselves pitted against a relentless foe who will stop at nothing, even murder, to get what they want.

The story is a little slow at the outset but picks up in pace as the plot progresses and the final third is quite gripping. Nevertheless, there are one or two problematic writing issues. First, Naughton has a tendency to build up toward a climactic point at the end of a chapter but then fails to follow through immediately, which undermines the tension and suspense previously established. Second, there is a crucial inconsistency at the end of the book, which remains unexplained - (view spoiler)

Lisa and Rafe’s love/hate relationship is sexy and snarky, and their romance is entertaining. That said, there is a point at the end of the book when Lisa’s behavior rubbed me the wrong way as she becomes indecisive and ungrateful. In fact, she transforms from an engaging and likable heroine into someone incapable of appreciating what is right in front of her. She does ultimately redeem herself but the damage is done.

In contrast, Rafe is an endearing hero who goes from strength to strength and is actually quite honorable despite his questionable profession.

Pete’s book is next and it is set in Egypt one of my favorite locales so I will definitely be continuing with the series.

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Reading Progress

September 13, 2011 – Shelved
October 26, 2011 – Shelved as: romantic-suspense
November 30, 2013 – Shelved as: archaeology
Started Reading
January 21, 2014 – Finished Reading
January 22, 2014 – Shelved as: thief
January 22, 2014 – Shelved as: love-hate-relationship
May 9, 2016 – Shelved as: kindle
December 29, 2017 – Shelved as: twins

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