ARC Review – Stolen Chances

Posted March 2, 2016 by Kathy in 4 stars, Book Review / 0 Comments

ARC Review – Stolen ChancesStolen Chances Series: Stolen #4
by Elisabeth Naughton
Published by Self Published on September 17, 2013
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 400
Format: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
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Nine years ago, Archaeologist Maren Hudson lost everything when a member of her team was killed during a routine dive. Now she’s been drawn back to Mexico and the career she walked away from in order to protect the most precious thing in the world: her daughter.

One desperate phone call brings salvage expert Thad Leighton back to Mexico. For his murdered brother, he’s ready to settle the score, but one look at Maren and everything changes. Years may have passed, but she’s still as mesmerizing as she once was, and a few days on site together have him questioning his priorities and why the hell he walked away from her so long ago.

Sparks between them reignite, but Thad knows Maren is holding something back. Thrust together in the middle of the sweltering Yucatan, Thad is more than willing to strip away her layers. But while the truth might offer the second chance he’s been searching for, forgiveness may be as elusive as the relic they’re both hunting. Because when Thad unearths Maren’s biggest secret and discovers who she’s really working for, suddenly it’s not just about a life that was stolen from both of them, it’s about staying alive and outwitting a madman who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

4 Stars

4 Words for Stolen Chances – romance, adventure, suspense, intrigue


Stolen Chances is the fourth book in Elisabeth Naughton’s Stolen series. This can be read as a standalone but you do meet characters from the previous books. It is easy to follow and once you experience this adventure you’ll want to start the series from the beginning.


For the past nine years Archaeologist Maren Hudson has been working at her mother’s hotel. But being behind a desk isn’t where Maren desires to be. When she receives an urgent call from her father Patrick she rushes to his side. Maren realizes all is not what it seems because when she arrives she comes face to face with Thad Leighton, the man who broke her heart 9 years ago. Sparks fly and they both can’t ignore their feelings for each other but Maren has secrets that will shatter any chance of a future together. On top of all this they are on a dangerous mission to uncover an ancient relic that is rumored to be cursed. The exotic setting of the Mexican Yucatan is perfect for a steamy romance with danger lurking around the corner. Stolen Chances was an exhilarating ride.


I love Elisabeth Naughton’s books. I’m a huge fan of her Eternal Guardians series. I know that with her books I’ll be taken on an adventure and Stolen Chances did not disappoint. The well-developed characters, sizzling romance and edge of your seat action are what this author delivers. My only complaint for Stolen Chances is at times the pace was slow. But I did love the clear the details of actions scenes and I can imagine these in a movie.


Overall Stolen Chances is the complete package (romance, action and drama) and I recommend this book to everyone looking for a new adventure.

Rating Report
Overall: four-stars

About Elisabeth Naughton

Bestselling Author Elisabeth Naughton writes full time from her home in western Oregon where she lives with her husband and three children. Her books have appeared on every major bestsellers list, including the New York Times, the USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Digital Book World and IndieReader, and have been nominated for numerous awards such as the prestigious RITA® awards by Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, The Golden Leaf and the Golden Heart. When not writing, Elisabeth can be found running, hanging out at the ballpark or dreaming up new and exciting adventures. Visit her website at to learn more about her books.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2016 Blogger Shame Review Challenge
  • 2016 Reading Assignment
  • COYER Winter 2014-2015


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