About the book:
Title: Deserving It (Stolen Moments #3)
Author: Angela Quarles
Published: February 8th 2018
Source: Received from The Romance Reviews
Stranded by a hurricane. Check. Hotel secured. Check. Hot guy to share it with. Check. No, wait. Not him!
A tough girl with an awkward flirt-game, Claire has long ago given up on catching the eye of Irish hottie Conor and she refuses to change. If he doesn’t like her as is, then screw him.
A loner workaholic too busy to notice, Conor isn’t looking to nail the next chick–even one as hot as Claire–just his next bonus-earning presentation.
But when a hurricane strands them in Atlanta and they’re forced to shack up in the same hotel room for several days, things tend to get…exposed.
DESERVING IT is a steamy, standalone romantic comedy from RITA Winning and USA Today bestselling author Angela Quarles with a happy-ever-after and no cheating or cliffhangers.
A nice couple we have here and a book I really enjoyed. It was funny, a quick read and gave me that nice and cozy feeling, especially since at the time I was reading it, it was also raining outside. Even if this is the third book in the “Stolen Moments” series, it can be read as a stand-alone, but it does give you that feeling of wanting to read more from Angela Quarles.
Claire and Conor have had their fair share of happenings in life and both have something to run from, including each other. However, due to some misunderstanding they never got the chance to become more than team mates. Life has a way of turning things in the right direction though. When a hurricane puts them together in the same room, things start happening and truths starts coming to light. They will know many more things about each other, bodies included.
I must say that the author really did a great job pointing out Conor’s Irish origins. I did not mind at all the specific phrases or expressions included, on the contrary, they made the delight of my reading experience. The impact the weather has on the environment is also presented, as well as the preparations people make before the event.
In regards to character development, both have family issues that are only scratched in the book. The short length does not allow us to better understand the problems, especially when it comes to Conor. Claire’s struggle with bulimia and the steps she had to take in order to become in control of her life are touched upon quite well, but I wanted to see more when it comes to her relationship with her mom. The same goes for him, I would have wanted to understand more his protective side.
With all these taken into account, I will give 3.5 stars (rounded to 4) to this book, with the mention that for sure the other books in the series deserve the attention. The writing was beautiful, the story was extremely hot and everything combined gave me a nice lovely feeling. Happy Reading!
About the Author
An avid reader herself, Angela Quarles writes books she’d like to read–laugh-out-loud, smart romances that suck you into her worlds and won’t let you go until you reach The End.
She is a RWA RITA® award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, time travel, and steampunk romance. Library Journal named her steampunk, Steam Me Up, Rawley, Best Self-Published Romance of 2015 and Must Love Chainmail won the 2016 RITA® Award in the paranormal category, the first indie to win in that category. Angela loves history, folklore, and family history and combined it with her active imagination to write stories of romance and adventure.