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REVIEW ➞ Stolen Hearts by M. O’Keefe


The flare of a cigarette and the handsome Irishman in the shadows–I wanted it all, but I wasn’t allowed to want.

Ronan was danger and beauty, murder and mercy. To me, he was a mystery, but he was also the only man who ever knew me.

In that single stolen moment before I had to give my life to someone else, I imagined myself with him, the man with scars and bruises. The one who knew what hurting meant far more than I did at that time.

Instead I was given to another man, one who broke my soul right along with my bones.

Through it all, there was always that memory of the man in the shadows, the one who said–not in words–that I was strong, that I could endure, that I was more than just a princess in a ballgown.

Now Ronan is the only man who could keep me safe from two warring families that wanted my blood. The spark that started two years ago burned brighter with each touch, each glance, each kiss. He woke me from the nightmare, giving me life with soft touches and sharp words.

Two years ago, Ronan gave me strength, but he took something in return. I never gave him my heart, but hearts like mine are made to be stolen.

“I’m cruel, and you’re a stupid spoiled princess, and you’re so far over your head you don’t even realize you’re drowning.”


Stolen Hearts is addicting and captivating from the very start. The moment I started this one I couldn’t put it down. I was completed sucked into the story. It was full of secrets, twists and turns and plenty of suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat.

I felt for Poppy. She had lost so much and was forced into a marriage that she was completely unhappy in and a marriage that changed who she is as a person.  Ronan is a man of mystery. He works for the Constantines and happens to always be keeping an eye out for Poppy. He comes across as cruel but there are little glimpses of something more to him. There are loads of chemistry between Poppy and Ronan from the very first moment they met and only continues to grow. He makes Poppy feel alive and that isn’t something she had felt in the past.

The story is told only from Poppy’s POV and there are certain parts I wish we got to see Ronan’s POV, however, I don’t think that it had any negative effect on the story itself. This does also end on a cliffhanger so be prepared!

If you’re looking for a dark romance that is full of suspense, twists and turns and loads of secrets this is one to check out.