Stealing Home by Harlow Cole

St. Michaels Duet, Book 2

Synopsis: Ashley:
I’ve given up. On my childish dreams.
On getting out of this town. On love. On him.
On everything.

I’m barely treading water.

Brayden:
I’m the man with it all.

The pinstriped jersey covering my back garners easy cash, flashy cars and fast women. My gilded name drapes over the city in neon. I have everything. Everything, except the thing I crave most. Ashley Foster.

There’s one addiction I never tried to beat.

They say you can never go home again. I’m out to prove them wrong. But what if returning requires facing all the things you destroyed? To what lengths would you go to earn forgiveness?

Would you beg? Would you borrow? Would you steal?

Stealing home is the riskiest move in baseball. But the reward… If it works? Winning her back is a chance I’m finally ready to take.

My pockets are filled with stars.
It’s time to follow them home.

This time, I don’t want to steal her firsts,
I want to lay claim on all her lasts.

Review: I had a good time with the first volume, even if I was very surprised to have something more YA. Of course, there was also a lot of drama that allowed us to understand how our characters got there. How they came to this first chapter of Volume One. And I admit that at the end, I was really curious to find out what was going to happen, what Ashley and Brayden were going to do because things are far from simple.

As I was saying, Brayden is back and the feelings that Ashley had tried to repress are coming back as well. She is trying to fight them, it is a fierce battle and yet lost in advance. But there’s her life and she can’t forget what he did. And then there is her brother, her brother whom she wants to protect more than anything, whom she wants to protect from Brayden and reconnect with him really doesn’t go in that direction. But here we are, despite what Ashley wants, Brayden is there for her, he is there to make it up to her and above all to make her understand that it’s just her, she is the only one for him.

It was a really touching story. Brayden and Ashley are meant to be together, but things never go their way. There are too many things between them, too many things that cannot be forgotten, things that are there to constantly remind them of that. But Brayden wants to get over it, he wants to be there for her, he wants to help her, even if she doesn’t want to.

I had a good time, I was curious to see how our heroes would manage, how they would move forward and forgive each other. It will be a long way, but they will be there for each other. We learn more about each of them as well and I found that the ideas were well exploited.

It was a really very nice duology and I’m happy with the finale.

8 thoughts on “Stealing Home by Harlow Cole

  1. I enjoy a good Y.A. story, and drama can be good in a book if I’m in the mood for it. I love when a story is touching, and I love that despite so many obstacles thrown in their paths, the main characters were there for each other.

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