Book: Steal My Heart
Author: Lisa Eugene
Genre: Erotica Romance
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Maggie Lawson is an OR nurse, a certified germaphobe! She likes to keep things clean and orderly. When she meets Ex-Navy SEAL, Gabe Masters, on the New York City subway, he’s disguised as a dingy, dirty hobo. She cringes as she’s forced to use her nursing skills to revive him. Gabe Masters narrowly escaped his latest assignment, but concerned about the data he's stolen, he slips it into the pocket of the nurse who came to his aide.
Attempting to retrieve it, he breaks into her apartment. What he finds is that his angelic savior is not as compliant as he’d hoped. And Maggie finds that her hobo patient is a ‘dirty boy’ in more ways than one! After being forced to do his bidding, she unwittingly gets entangled in a dangerous, fast-paced, sexy adventure that tests the boundaries of her spirit and the capacity of her heart. Gabe’s passion spirals her to unimaginable heights. She soon starts to wonder if he is the real danger. They learn to trust each other as they try to figure out who is after them. As the mystery unfolds they also realize the significance of the research data that was stolen and its monumental importance. Will Maggie be able to convince this professional thief to do the right thing? Will she succumb to this ‘dirty boy’ who’s keeping secrets about his past, or will she chose to keep things clean? Gabe Masters has always walked away. That’s how he’s lived his life. No commitments. No ties. He’s lived years with pain and guilt. Will he be able to give his heart to this woman who finally brings him peace, or will he do what he does best and walk away?
This was my first book by Lisa Eygene, and after finishing this, I can say it won't be my last. The story begins with Maggie, like the blurb says, a germaphobe on the subway, by force on her way home. She's a nurse and a germaphobe of obsessive proportions. She came off as cute and her germaphobia was hilarious. Suddenly, a homeless man comes in contract with her. Little does she know, in this one moment her whole life will change. Gabe is ex-SEAL working jobs for people, but something about this job is sending alarms everywhere. Gabe only intended to hold Maggie captive until he got his information and then be gone, but something about her keeps his attention. I loved this book. The suspense, the action, the angst between Maggie and Gabe. Gabe was the ultimate alpha. He was used to being dependent on himself and being alone so when suddenly he has a gorgeous blonde depending on him to keep her alive. Then of course her life gets threatened so they are on the run. Once Gabe and Maggie gave into temptation though they couldn't get enough of each other. To the point, Gabe wouldn't allow Maggie to wear underclothes while they were alone, but she wears them sometimes that she gets threatened punishment. That ending though, or should I say, the big reveal, wow, I never saw that coming. Normally I have a pretty good idea of who is behind all of the bad, but this just completely blew my mind. If action and a hot alpha male with lots of sexual tension does something for you, then this book is totally the book for you.
Goodreads Book Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18004210-steal-my-heart