I have been eagerly waiting for Stealing Harper by Molly McAdams since hearing it was in the works. I can’t put into words how much I loved Taking Chances, it touched my heart so profoundly. I get that not everyone loves a heartbreaking emotional read but I do, especially one where I was so emotionally connected to the characters. I still get misty eyed thinking about it. I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reader copy of Stealing Harper and couldn’t wait to get home to read it. I will admit that I a little nervous and felt a little anxious as to how my heart was going to handle breaking all over again but once I started Stealing Harper I couldn’t put it down, I was in it for the long haul again. I know that there have been a lot of people complaining lately about reading novels written from an alternate point of view because they felt that they read the exact same story told by another character but, I can promise you that Stealing Harper is not a carbon copy of Taking Chances as told by Chase…. no, it is so much more! I have always been a Chase girl, Brandon is great but Chase stole my heart. After reading Stealing Harper I am even more enamoured with Chase. Molly McAdams positively amazes me, how does a woman write from a man’s perspective and make me, the reader, fall completely head over heals in love?? I loved getting into Chase’s head and learning why he acted the way he did, OhhhEmmmGeee! Molly McAdams did an amazing job of relaying how deep Chase’s love for Harper was and it completely melted my heart. Now that I have read Stealing Harper I want to reread Taking Chances and see how different of a read it is having gotten to know who Chase was and what made him tick.
For those of you not sure that you can handle rehashing an old wound I can assure you that for all my heart was broken and aching, I didn’t find I was as devastated this time around. I still needed the kleenex and chocolate but the vodka didn’t need to be pulled out 😉 Stealing Harper stole another piece of my heart and I will never ever be able to forget this fabulous read. Taking Chances and Stealing Harper have now moved into the #1 spot of my All Time Favourite reads. There has never been a story that has ever touched my heart this profoundly. If you haven’t yet read Taking Chances please consider doing so because you really are missing out on a remarkable read. For those of you not sure you can read Chase’s story in Stealing Harper I can assure you that you can and you will love it!! A heart warming, gut wrenching raw love story, that I will never ever forget. 5+++/5 N.