Book Review: Steal the Day (Thieves Book 2) by Lexi Blake

When Daniel gets back in town and Zoey gets an offer from some angels who can help her get her friend back from the Hell Plane, Zoey accepts--now all they have to do is steal the necessary artifact and attend the Vampire Ball. But nothing goes quite according to plan, and the emotional tension between Zoey, Daniel, and Dev rises as Zoey continues to deal with her feelings for both men while all of them struggle to work together.

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Title: Steal the Day
Book Number: Book 2 of 5
Pages: 319
My Book Rating: 4 Stars
More Info: Amazon, Goodreads


This book took quite an interesting turn!

But first, the general stuff: action, heists, the supernatural, humor, vampires, biting, and sex–lots of it! But it wasn’t just about sex. I liked getting to know the characters more, learning more about their pasts, and delving deeper into their emotions. Much like the first book, even though it was a fun read, it did have depth and emotion–like the badass, killing machine, assassin, vampire king weeping on the floor in the middle of a room full of people, or Daniel and Dev angry enough at each other to literally try and rip each other apart or bury each other in the ground in an all out magical brawl.

And then there were the interesting twists. They may not have been entirely realistic, and I definitely didn’t expect them, but it’s fiction, and it’s fantasy. If you’re willing to go with the flow and trust the story, you’ll probably end up loving it. If you liked the characters, the intensity behind the characters’ emotions, the writing style, the sexiness, the humor, the world, and the story in general in the first book, I recommend continuing the series because all those things are still there, and the rest will grow on you.

And for anyone who’s already read the book but isn’t quite so happy with the ending… *SPOILER ALERT* Upon first reading this book I felt somewhat cheated, like Lexi Blake took the easy way out by making Zoey, Daniel, and Dev’s menage ruse the truth so that no heart-wrenching decisions would have to be made. It seemed very unlike Daniel, both to have a threesome and to share Zoey with another man in a polygamous relationship, and made Zoey seem selfish because she should have chosen one a long time ago instead of stringing both along. However, upon continuing the series I stopped feeling that way and came to support the decision made in this book. It made things more interesting, and I became more and more invested in the evolving and deepening relationship between Daniel and Dev over the course of the books. And quite frankly, as much as I like my books heart-wrenching, I also like happy endings because real life doesn’t get enough of those. So I can’t fault the author for giving the love triangle conflict a happy ending, especially since it’s not the ending of the series and there are still plenty more new conflicts to come! *END SPOILER ALERT*

Reread Update:
I don’t think I’ll ever be a fan of dominant, alpha male-ness, especially not in sex scenes (to each his own, it’s just not for me), so I think it’s a testament to how well-written the characters of Daniel and Dev are that I love them so much. (And Marcus! He was barely in this book, but don’t you dare tell me I can’t talk about him! Though he’s decidedly less alpha.) I sound like a broken record, but, really, the characters are the reason I adore this series. And the love between Zoey and Daniel is UGH so beautiful because it’s so imperfect yet still worth it 100% to them.

Book Blurb

When a member of her crew is dragged to Hell by a demon, Zoey plans the most dangerous heist of her career. With her team at her side, Zoey intends to sneak onto the Hell plane and steal Sarah back.

The job seems impossible until a new client makes them an offer too good to refuse. If she can find an ancient artifact called The Revelation, she can use it to locate an angel who holds Sarah’s redemption in his hands.

Surrounded by warring angels and demons, the greatest threat may come from one of her own. Torn between her Fae lover and the vampire who has always held her heart, Zoey finds that she and Dev are trapped in Daniel’s web of secrets and it may be Zoey who has to pay the ultimate price.

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