Deserving It (Stolen Moments, #3)
Stranded by a hurricane. Check. Hotel secured. Check. Hot guy to share it with. Check. No, wait. Not him!A tough girl with an awkward flirt-game, Claire has long ago given up on catching the eye of Irish hottie Conor and she refuses to change. If he doesn't like her as is, then screw him. A loner workaholic too busy to notice, Conor isn't looking to nail the next chick--even one as hot as Claire--just his next bonus-earning presentation. But when a hurricane strands them in Atlanta and they're forced to shack up in the same hotel room for several days, things tend to get…exposed.DESERVING IT is a steamy, standalone romantic comedy from RITA Winning and USA Today bestselling author Angela Quarles with a happy-ever-after and no cheating or cliffhangers.

Deserving It (Stolen Moments, #3) Details

TitleDeserving It (Stolen Moments, #3)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 1st, 1970
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Sports and Games, Sports

Deserving It (Stolen Moments, #3) Review

  • Claire Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 - I love all his expressions… Stars.We return to Angela Quarles hugely enjoyable Stolen Moments series with the third book Deserving It giving us Conor and Claire’s story. I'm starting to see that opening up to someone isn't necessarily a bad thing... This book had so much potential, the author has a snappy entertaining writing style, and I absolutely adored its predecessors and characters because of it. But for me the Angela lost the story through the over exaggeration of Conor being Iris 2.5 - I love all his expressions… Stars.We return to Angela Quarles hugely enjoyable Stolen Moments series with the third book Deserving It giving us Conor and Claire’s story. I'm starting to see that opening up to someone isn't necessarily a bad thing... This book had so much potential, the author has a snappy entertaining writing style, and I absolutely adored its predecessors and characters because of it. But for me the Angela lost the story through the over exaggeration of Conor being Irish. Coming from the UK I would like to think I have at least an average grasp of the language used by the Irish, and I literally spent 40% of the book not understanding what he was saying, and another 40% working it out even though it had been botched together and sometimes ridiculously so. One of my pet peeves is authors trying to being in an accent or type of dialect particular to a specific country/region, and then completely butchering it and the author did it with bells on, on this occasion. I highlighted so much of this book, for the wrong reasons, and I have put the Greatest Hits below –~ Christ bleeding on the cross.~ “Chill the beans, now there. Didn’t mean for you to take a hopper.”~“My bleeding mobile is bleeding after me.”~‘diddies’~“dead feek?”~“What the bleeding hell? You’ve got a maggoting idea there, you have.”~Muppeting plonker.I could go on (and on), it verged on the ridiculous a lot of the time, and I spent so long at points trying to decipher what the author was attempting to get across, the actual story between the pair of them became secondary. The use of Bleeding and Fecking/Feck was just too much as well. I may be wrong, and if you are Irish and reading this review, please do correct me if the above selection is common speak, but as a reader, no matter the characters country of birth, although I appreciate an author attempting to be authentic in the language, I still want to be able to understand what is being said and not get distracted from the actual story because of it."Challenge accepted."That said, and annoying language aside I really liked Claire (feisty) and Connor (adorable), another couple stuck in an unusual situation together, that then kick-starts a relationship. Both of them have their own demons they are dealing with, and I like the fact they both complimented each other in that area."The storm might have thrown us together in this room, but it’s not why I’m in this bed with you."Although not an outright winner on this occasion, I still want to read more from this series and this author, and I look forward to reading whoever’s story she decides to write next.ARC provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
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  • Alison
    January 1, 1970
    Conor is the captain of a men's hurling team and Claire is a member of the women's team, she has fancied him from afar for ages but got no traction, until a cancelled flight in a storm brings the two of them together. Sharing a hotel room lets them get to know each other better and a competitive game of strip poker when the electricity goes out takes things to a new level.This is the third book in a series, I haven't read the other two books and this can be read as a stand-alone, although I wond Conor is the captain of a men's hurling team and Claire is a member of the women's team, she has fancied him from afar for ages but got no traction, until a cancelled flight in a storm brings the two of them together. Sharing a hotel room lets them get to know each other better and a competitive game of strip poker when the electricity goes out takes things to a new level.This is the third book in a series, I haven't read the other two books and this can be read as a stand-alone, although I wonder how much back story to Claire and Conor's romance would be explained in them. Both Conor and Claire have issues with their mothers - issues that aren't really explored more, they come off as an after-thought.The first chapter of the book assumes you have read the preceding books and just launches into a dialogue between players, the morning after winning the playoffs but all becomes clear.Conor is Irish and Angela Quarles doesn't want us to forget it, every single sentence he utters seems to have some Irish brogue or 'saying'. I'm English and I've worked with Irish people, even ones with heavy accents and I've not heard half the things that Conor says on a regular basis. After a while it became a bit boring TBH, we get that he's Irish just ease up on the brogue!Most of the action takes place in a very short period of time while Conor and Claire are in the hotel room and the resulting effect is one of claustrophobia with a lot of sex. I have had Angela Quarles' Must Love Chainmail on my Amazon wishlist forever so when I saw this book available for request on NetGalley I jumped at the chance. Overall, while this was okay it didn't really grab me and I'm not sure I would want to read the previous books in the series.I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.Bumped for release.
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  • Angela Quarles
    January 1, 1970
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  • JoRead
    January 1, 1970
    Cute and entertaining read. It’s the third installment in the series but can totally be read as a standalone. Claire is a feisty, tough woman that built walls around herself so as to avoid being hurt. She’s had a crush on Conor since they first met but thought he didn’t really like her type so she pretty much gave up on him. That is until they are stranded together in the middle of a hurricane and then some truths come to light. I liked the interaction and easy banter between Claire and Conor on Cute and entertaining read. It’s the third installment in the series but can totally be read as a standalone. Claire is a feisty, tough woman that built walls around herself so as to avoid being hurt. She’s had a crush on Conor since they first met but thought he didn’t really like her type so she pretty much gave up on him. That is until they are stranded together in the middle of a hurricane and then some truths come to light. I liked the interaction and easy banter between Claire and Conor once they opened up to each other. Even though she wanted more than just a fling, she knew how and when to set boundaries, and never allowed Conor to treat her as if she didn’t have a mind of her own. Then again I was kind of put off by the way she behaved at times. I’ll explain more with a *spoiler* heading later. I also would have loved if the relationship had blossomed in the span of more than just a few days. Not saying it was forced, only that’s how I would have liked it. Both characters are complex and thorough yet their backstories felt unfinished, as if it was there only to feel in the gaps. Perhaps if the story was longer and we had spent more time with the main characters outside the stranded situation, it would have felt more complete. As it is, I can say it may not have fallen in the WOW category but it was still enjoyable. (view spoiler)[** SPOILER AHEAD **For all of her feistiness, it didn’t click why Clair didn’t let Conor know she liked him that much. From what was said in previous books I had gathered that she had pursued him and that he had flat out rejected her but apparently he has oblivious to her feelings! (hide spoiler)]**I received this book at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.**
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    To see my full review of this title, visit the So Few Books blog at: https://sofewbooks.blogspot.com/2018/...!This third book in the Stolen Moments series was just as delightful as the first two! I wasn’t quite looking forward to this book as much I was the last two in the series (Earning It and Risking It), because the main characters here were two of my less favorite to appear prior to this: Claire and Connor. Unlike Pepper & Luke and Jane & Aiden, these two seemed a little more abrasi To see my full review of this title, visit the So Few Books blog at: https://sofewbooks.blogspot.com/2018/...!This third book in the Stolen Moments series was just as delightful as the first two! I wasn’t quite looking forward to this book as much I was the last two in the series (Earning It and Risking It), because the main characters here were two of my less favorite to appear prior to this: Claire and Connor. Unlike Pepper & Luke and Jane & Aiden, these two seemed a little more abrasive... But they both proved to be totally darling characters!Once again, this tale was told in alternating perspective, from his point of view and then hers, changing by chapter. I usually don’t like this method of storytelling, because I tend to find it rather confusing. But the author clearly labelled their individual sections, as well as very easily gave each of the characters their own distinctive voice... There was quite a bit less action in this tale due to the limitations of its creation, i.e. basically being stranded in a hotel room during a hurricane. Just about every scene in the story was entertaining though... The strip-poker scene was amazing, and the other love scenes nearly equally as hot.Since this story is about the captains of the hurling team and the female equivalent camogie, I was quite worried that there would be an awful lot of sports situations and lingo this time around. In fact, however, there was even less reference to the games than in the prior editions. Something that pleased me as a non-sports fan.I definitely recommend this great read, and the others in the series as well. I am totally bummed that this the last book in the series! I wish the author were continuing it with ALL the members of the hurling team, just so that I could live a few moments longer in this delightful world she has created. I received a free eBook version of this title from the Author and from NetGalley, and have willingly provided an honest review.
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  • Laila Petersen
    January 1, 1970
    This story has a bit of everything. I like that. It is a romance love story and I liked it very much. Two characters that have their reasons to have build walls around their hearts. They open up and are both afraid of being hurt. They have to take their future in stead of living in their past.Well written story with a nice storyline and plot. I like that the characters and how they develop.A passionate and emotional read with twists.It is written in dual POV which gives the reader much more of t This story has a bit of everything. I like that. It is a romance love story and I liked it very much. Two characters that have their reasons to have build walls around their hearts. They open up and are both afraid of being hurt. They have to take their future in stead of living in their past.Well written story with a nice storyline and plot. I like that the characters and how they develop.A passionate and emotional read with twists.It is written in dual POV which gives the reader much more of the thoughts and feelings of the main characters. The epilogue is very welcomed and gives the story more to it and it finishes it better of than without it.There are passion, hot scenes and lots of chemistry in this amazing story.I received a copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Sylvie Howick
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, Angela Quarles has proven once again that she has what it takes to take the reader on a journey through love and emotions as well as make them laugh. Deserving It is the third book of the Stolen Moments by can be read as a stand alone.
  • Annette
    January 1, 1970
    Well-rounded, pleasurable plot with some serious thought provoking moments as well as a little humor. The Hurricane provides them with the opportunity to get to know one another on a very friendly level, lol. Conor is genuine and considerate, not to mention super sexy and just what Claire deserves.I received a review copy.
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  • Lauren loves llamas
    January 1, 1970
    Trigger warnings: recovering bulimic (talk of purging in the past, one instance of desire to purge on the page)I’ve very much enjoyed Ms. Quarles’ Stolen Moments series, so I was very excited to get a chance to read this one! While I’ve read the previous two books, I think it could work as a standalone.Conor is the exceedingly Irish ginger captain of the men’s hurling team, and Claire is the captain of the women’s camogie team (pretty much the same sport as hurling). Claire’s had a crush on Cono Trigger warnings: recovering bulimic (talk of purging in the past, one instance of desire to purge on the page)I’ve very much enjoyed Ms. Quarles’ Stolen Moments series, so I was very excited to get a chance to read this one! While I’ve read the previous two books, I think it could work as a standalone.Conor is the exceedingly Irish ginger captain of the men’s hurling team, and Claire is the captain of the women’s camogie team (pretty much the same sport as hurling). Claire’s had a crush on Conor since she first saw him, but figured he had no interest in her. Unbeknownst to her, Conor’s also had a crush on her since that first meeting. After their respective playoffs in Atlanta, Claire and Connor’s flight back to Florida is cancelled due to a hurricane. With the entire airport closed, they’re forced to share a hotel room. The forced intimacy makes both of them realize they’re interested in each other, and, helped along by a game of strip poker, sparks fly.“Of course, visions of us later in the game pop into my increasingly fevered imagination. Her sprawling on the couch in just her bra and knickers. And one sock. Why the fuck I’m after imagining one sock on, I have no idea.”I personally adore seeing recovering characters, and I especially loved Claire. Part of her journey in the story is understanding that she’s moved from recovering to recovered, and as someone who had an eating disorder as a teen, I thought it was exceedingly well done. While Claire is strong, she’s also very empathetic and sensitive, so, in the past she’s had a tendency to place others’ (especially her mother’s) wants above her own needs. Part of her healing process has been cutting her mother out of her life, and also being assertive about being in control as often as possible. Control can be a funny thing, especially for a teen girl, and one of the insidious appeals of eating disorders is that it gives you the illusion of control over some portion of your life. While Conor is willing to cede control in the bedroom, Conor’s normal take-charge attitude feels like a test of Claire’s strength.“Before, when he was my secret crush, it was easy for me to be smug about my strength. It wasn’t being tested.But now that I’ve been with him? And it was the hottest sex I’ve ever had? How can I keep my walls intact if we actually date? I’ll get attached. I’ll want to morph to please him. I’ll want everything.”Conor, on the other hand, is motivated by guilt. He feels that he needs to ace his work presentation to nab a bonus that he can send back home to help his sister out on the family farm. His long term Irish girlfriend – who’d known him since they were babies – told him he was “lacking” when she broke up with him. His need to provide value, to help, the “superhero-save-the-day,” to be “enough” – in work or in his relationships – is sincere, but misguided. Of course, it takes an erroneous assumption to make him go a step too far to realize that his value doesn’t lie in what help he can provide.As for cons, Conor’s accent was just too much at times. The occasional “Jaysus” was fine, but at times reading things like “dead feek” and “gowl, muppeting plonker” (one of those is positive, by the way, go ahead and try to figure out which) was like decoding a foreign language. Ms. Quarles’ writing is usually snappy and witty, so I found the overuse of some of the grammatical constructs and Irish-isms disappointing, as it kept breaking up the pace of the writing for me. Also, I would’ve liked to see more of Claire and Conor together after the resolution of the conflict. It felt like I needed that emotional payoff of seeing them as a happy couple in a healthy relationship after all the struggles they went through!Overall, though, I still loved this book, and am eagerly waiting for the next in the series! Recommended for anyone who wants a hot, witty, sporty romance with a large dose of Irish!I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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  • Lisa Marie Barrera
    January 1, 1970
    OMG!! Angela Quarles Did it Once Again in DESERVING IT!! Plus I Devoured this Book in ONE DAY!! Conor and Claire's Story just Blows you away- literally! It's Funny, Witty and Card Game Sexy! Throw in a Hurricane warning, delayed Flights going back home & only One Last Available hotel Room in Town! It will have you wanting to know what is going to happen between a Sexy Tech Player & a Controlling "Keeps-her-Walls Up" Tough Girl.Missing their Flights back home to Sarasota, Conor needs to g OMG!! Angela Quarles Did it Once Again in DESERVING IT!! Plus I Devoured this Book in ONE DAY!! Conor and Claire's Story just Blows you away- literally! It's Funny, Witty and Card Game Sexy! Throw in a Hurricane warning, delayed Flights going back home & only One Last Available hotel Room in Town! It will have you wanting to know what is going to happen between a Sexy Tech Player & a Controlling "Keeps-her-Walls Up" Tough Girl.Missing their Flights back home to Sarasota, Conor needs to get back home for a work promotional presentation but finds himself stranded in Atlanta Airport after learning of a hurricane heading their way. He bumps into Claire there after learning they have the same flight delayed and she has the Only Hotel Room available after unsuccessful getting one for himself. So Conor propositions her about him coming to "bunk" with her to "ride out" the Huge storm since now their flights are Now Canceled & wanting to get a good night's sleep. Claire tells him No and walks off, leaving him frozen on the Stop in a crowded airport. She finally agreed after learning her hotel room got upgraded to a suite & her guilty conscience of leaving him there after playing his championship game the day before which he must be exhausted. After a frightening 5am wake-up alarm goes off on both their phones but comes to find out its an Emergency Alert blaring letting them both know the airport is shutting down all flights. "Hurricane Claire" made landfall north of Savanah and it is heading to Atlanta so they find themselves stuck there for at least a day.This Book has All the feels of uncertainty of each other feelings, humor of two people comfortable/ uncomfortable with each other and the sexual Chemistry is off the Charts HOT!! I Loved DESERVING IT (#3) along with RISKING IT (#2) & EARNING IT (#1) from the Stolen Moments series but ALL Can be Read as Standalones. Conor will have you Melting your Hearts & your Panties with his Scottish accent! Claire has overcome past issues but still working on herself after childhood pressure to be "perfect" that enables her self-confidence. Conor and Claire certainly give you a Rollercoaster Ride of Raw Emotions that leave you wanting to hit the people that hurt them the most and HOT & BOTHERED!!! Plus I will NEVER LOOK AT A SLICE OF CHOCOLATE CAKE THE SAME AGAIN!! A MUST READ BOOK!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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  • T. Rosado
    January 1, 1970
    4+ Stars!This is the third book in the Stolen Moments series, focusing on members of a hurling team and their romance stories. Unlike the first two books, the heroine is also a hurling athlete for a women's team. Due to misinterpretations from when they first met, both the H/h think the other is not attracted or simply doesn't like the other person. After three years of believing this, they are stranded together during a hurricane and end up sharing a lone hotel room where/when the truth comes o 4+ Stars!This is the third book in the Stolen Moments series, focusing on members of a hurling team and their romance stories. Unlike the first two books, the heroine is also a hurling athlete for a women's team. Due to misinterpretations from when they first met, both the H/h think the other is not attracted or simply doesn't like the other person. After three years of believing this, they are stranded together during a hurricane and end up sharing a lone hotel room where/when the truth comes out.While the previous book (Risking It) will probably always be my favorite in this series, Deserving It comes in on its heels. I loved Connor and he's definitely a favorite book hero. He's native Irish, a ginger, smart, and an athlete. That's just the basics, because he's also honorable to the nth degree. I could go on and on, because I was so smitten with him. With Claire, I struggled a bit more trying to connect with her character. Her characterization wasn't a favorite, but Connor more than made up for it and saved the story for me. Above all and what impresses me most, is this author's ability to take a shortened story (novella) and give it enough depth to keep me invested and coming back. (This is my voluntary and unbiased review of an advanced copy of Deserving It via the author)
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  • Elodie
    January 1, 1970
    I’m not a great fan of romance which begins with characters hiding their feeling for each other because they assume the one is not interested!And after it is mostly whining about what if and what what...So I was very glad this book was so far different.Yes, both thought the other had no interest in the other one, but here stops the similarities.I must confess I considered during the first chapters to take a break in my reading, but I engaged myself to read this book, then came chapters 7, and I I’m not a great fan of romance which begins with characters hiding their feeling for each other because they assume the one is not interested!And after it is mostly whining about what if and what what...So I was very glad this book was so far different.Yes, both thought the other had no interest in the other one, but here stops the similarities.I must confess I considered during the first chapters to take a break in my reading, but I engaged myself to read this book, then came chapters 7, and I was game, drat!It is a standalone read but I supposed reading the previous books might add some enlightenment about the beginning and some banters between the different protagonists. Conor and Claire are two wounded people, which explains how they act around. They have flaws too but once they have an aim fixed, they go straight to it. I also really loved Conor’s expressions, they are so different from how all men talk in English romance.I won’t sum up the book, the blurb does already a good job, but I will add it is a very fast paced story, all happens in a window of a few days.But with intense characters, you have an emotionally charged story.In the short time the plot is set, we have the time to explore two great persons. We learn about their past, how they became who they are and we see how they accept to let the other inside their own walls.A lovely story of acceptance, growing up and healing.I received this book as an ARC, so here is my true and honest opinion.
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  • Christi Fowler
    January 1, 1970
    Genre: Romance - SportsStandalone: YesPart of a Series: Yes Book 3 in the Stolen Moments series)POV: Claire and ConorSteam level: Warm4/5Deserving It is the third book in the Stolen Moments series that feature the men who play in a hurling league. This one takes place after the playoffs in Atlanta and feature Conor and Claire who are stuck in Atlanta due to a hurricane. We've met both Claire and Conor in previous books and their interest in each other was hinted at but now, with Deserving It, we Genre: Romance - SportsStandalone: YesPart of a Series: Yes Book 3 in the Stolen Moments series)POV: Claire and ConorSteam level: Warm4/5Deserving It is the third book in the Stolen Moments series that feature the men who play in a hurling league. This one takes place after the playoffs in Atlanta and feature Conor and Claire who are stuck in Atlanta due to a hurricane. We've met both Claire and Conor in previous books and their interest in each other was hinted at but now, with Deserving It, we get to see it play out. Overall Deserving It was quite fun - seeing the softies inside their prickly personalities. Exploring some of the underlying issues that made them put their walls up to begin with. It's smart and realistic - especially the feelings, actions, and thoughts of Claire and her issue. My only complaint is that I read it too fast. (A sign of a good book if you ask me). I also would have liked to see some sort of epilogue or them together back home. However, I did read an Advanced Copy of this book so it may have since been added. I received an advanced copy of this book for free from the author. This is my honest and voluntary review.
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  • Nicole Normand
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from the author; this is my honest review.-Fun read, lovable couple, great sex scenes even though Claire likes to control and Conor lets her in his own controlling way.-Believable situations. Drama and miscommunication taken care of in a timely matter - no stretching, which becomes old.-It was a nice touch to hear about what they do outside hurling and that they are interested in other sports too.-A bit of confusion: Claire has never seen an uncircumcised penis before. Are all I received an ARC from the author; this is my honest review.-Fun read, lovable couple, great sex scenes even though Claire likes to control and Conor lets her in his own controlling way.-Believable situations. Drama and miscommunication taken care of in a timely matter - no stretching, which becomes old.-It was a nice touch to hear about what they do outside hurling and that they are interested in other sports too.-A bit of confusion: Claire has never seen an uncircumcised penis before. Are all American circumcised, then? Certainly not here in Canada.
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  • Tracey
    January 1, 1970
    After I read the first two books in this series, I said I couldn't wait to read Conor's story and it doesn't disappoint! I loved the Irish "slang" and it was so well written that I could actually hear his words with that distinct Irish brogue. I loved Claire when we were first introduced to her and I love her even more after reading Deserving It. This was a quick, fun, sexy, surprisingly emotional read for me. After reading all 3 books in this series, I will definitely be reading more from this After I read the first two books in this series, I said I couldn't wait to read Conor's story and it doesn't disappoint! I loved the Irish "slang" and it was so well written that I could actually hear his words with that distinct Irish brogue. I loved Claire when we were first introduced to her and I love her even more after reading Deserving It. This was a quick, fun, sexy, surprisingly emotional read for me. After reading all 3 books in this series, I will definitely be reading more from this author! I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC for NetGalley.
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  • Jennifer Smith
    January 1, 1970
    “I swear to God, his Irish accent acts like some kind of aphrodisiac, rolling over me in seductive waves. His th’s come out as t’s, so everything is everyting with a little aspiration that’s like little happy sighs to my ears. Gah.” Quarles nailed the Irish lilt in her writing of Deserving It. I couldn’t help but read her written words with an accented voice in my head that wasn’t my own. This book was a quick read chucked full of steamy bits of a snap shot of what can happen between two people “I swear to God, his Irish accent acts like some kind of aphrodisiac, rolling over me in seductive waves. His th’s come out as t’s, so everything is everyting with a little aspiration that’s like little happy sighs to my ears. Gah.” Quarles nailed the Irish lilt in her writing of Deserving It. I couldn’t help but read her written words with an accented voice in my head that wasn’t my own. This book was a quick read chucked full of steamy bits of a snap shot of what can happen between two people in the stretch of a few days. It’s a fun divergence for the imagination for a rainy afternoon or lazy weekend.
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    Angela just keeps getting betterDeserving It may be the third book in this fantastic series but Conor and Claire may be my favourite! Sexy Irish hunk and a strong woman - add in the chocolate cake and it's the perfect read. I love how each character delves into issues in such an honest way yet they still have plenty of fun - hot fun! Fantastic read and great insight on body image. Thanks Angela!
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  • Heather andrews
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the vocabulary and accent Conor had, “I won’t be saying no to that, but you’re acting like you’ve never seen a man’s wire before.” Conor obviously needs to work on his gift giving, "she looks in the plastic bag. Closes it. Then looks up at me, confused. “You got me panties? White panties?” I liked this book, it was a fun read I fell in love with Conor the man was every woman's dream.
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  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    This is the 3rd book in the Angela Quarles Stolen Moments series. The series is about members of a Hurling Team an Irish sport that seems to be something like soccer or rugby. The championship game has been won and the team’s captain Conor decides to take a later flight home. Claire (a player on the women’s team) also has a seat on the later plane. Their plans are destroyed when a hurricane closes the airport. Claire manages to snag the last hotel room in town and invites Conor to share it. What This is the 3rd book in the Angela Quarles Stolen Moments series. The series is about members of a Hurling Team an Irish sport that seems to be something like soccer or rugby. The championship game has been won and the team’s captain Conor decides to take a later flight home. Claire (a player on the women’s team) also has a seat on the later plane. Their plans are destroyed when a hurricane closes the airport. Claire manages to snag the last hotel room in town and invites Conor to share it. What each of them doesn’t know is that the other has been attracted to them for years but thought the other wasn’t interested.Their hotel time allows them to explore their attraction and once the electricity goes out sparks come from a different place. This is a great story that explores the attraction between two people who each are damaged in their own way and afraid to let anyone in. As they each open up, their relationship is able to flourish.One of the fun parts about this book is the many Irish idioms Conor uses – sometimes making it a little hard to read but fun nonetheless.
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  • Gwendolyn Leeder
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely loved the Stolen moments series. Fun, sexy, steamy and parts where I laughed out loud and my husband would ask "Are you okay?" Lol Angela Quarles is definitely on my author to read list!!
  • Dawn Herring
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Stars. This is a cute book that didn't take forever to read (which was nice, in my opinion). It is well written and well edited, has likeable characters, and has an interesting plot. It's not one of those books that wowed me so much that I'll read it again, or even remember much about it in a month, but it was certainly an enjoyable read. I like that it had just enough angst to make it interesting but not so much that I got impatient with it. Conor is an absolute doll, and his insecurities m 3.5 Stars. This is a cute book that didn't take forever to read (which was nice, in my opinion). It is well written and well edited, has likeable characters, and has an interesting plot. It's not one of those books that wowed me so much that I'll read it again, or even remember much about it in a month, but it was certainly an enjoyable read. I like that it had just enough angst to make it interesting but not so much that I got impatient with it. Conor is an absolute doll, and his insecurities make him seem more real and do not detract from his sex appeal; Claire is tough as nails, with good reason, but comes around pretty quickly to realize what's right in front of her. This is the third book in a series but can definitely be read as a standalone (which it was for me). I wish this author's previous works were on Kindle Unlimited because I would read the other books in the series if so. I think they are a little pricey (at $3.99) for their length, though.I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • LJT
    January 1, 1970
    Deserving It by new to me author Angela Quarles, is an entertaining book. The two main characters, Claire and Conor, reside in the Sarasota area of Florida. They are the captains of their local hurling teams. They are realistic and easy to get to know. Both of them have been attracted to each other for a few years, but have done nothing about it. After advancing their teams to the next level of play, they are en-route back to their respective homes. Unfortunately, or fortunately for them, a hurr Deserving It by new to me author Angela Quarles, is an entertaining book. The two main characters, Claire and Conor, reside in the Sarasota area of Florida. They are the captains of their local hurling teams. They are realistic and easy to get to know. Both of them have been attracted to each other for a few years, but have done nothing about it. After advancing their teams to the next level of play, they are en-route back to their respective homes. Unfortunately, or fortunately for them, a hurricane closes down the airport and they are stuck with each other until the weather clears. They fall into hot and heavy lust, which evolves into more.Claire and Conor are a hot couple, and I enjoyed being a part of their lives. Conor is from Ireland, so his use of Irish English was quite funny at times. Claire's personality was interesting, and her coping mechanisms were understandable. This is the third book from the author's Stolen Moments series and it can enjoyed as a standalone.Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
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  • Crissy
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 STARS!!!Although this is the third book in this series it can be read as a stand-alone. I've enjoyed this book as much as I did the previous books in this series. Deserving It gives us Conor and Claire's story. It was a good romance read with a lot of steamy scenes that you will enjoy. This was a very light read and it gives you a little bit of the characters past with their family members and ex's, which helps you understand the characters a little bit more. My only complaint about this sto 3.5 STARS!!!Although this is the third book in this series it can be read as a stand-alone. I've enjoyed this book as much as I did the previous books in this series. Deserving It gives us Conor and Claire's story. It was a good romance read with a lot of steamy scenes that you will enjoy. This was a very light read and it gives you a little bit of the characters past with their family members and ex's, which helps you understand the characters a little bit more. My only complaint about this story was be that the ending felt rushed. It seemed as if it came out of nowhere. I actually thought I somehow skipped a few pages on my kindle so I went back to check and I hadn't. That was a little disappointing because I liked the story but I didn't like the way it ended. Would I recommend this book? Yes, because it is a good romance read and I feel it's worth reading. I look forward to reading more books from this author in the future.
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    Claire and Conor hang in Atlanta in a storm and steam up the windows!February 8, 2018Format: Kindle EditionI was conflicted in rating this story. After the first chapter, which seemed a continuation of a previous story (I did not read the earlier books in the series), the story zeroed in on the H and h and their acknowledgement of a strong attraction.The plot was good and the MCs backstories and hang-ups interesting, but the steamy scenes were way too long; after the second, I resorted to skimmi Claire and Conor hang in Atlanta in a storm and steam up the windows!February 8, 2018Format: Kindle EditionI was conflicted in rating this story. After the first chapter, which seemed a continuation of a previous story (I did not read the earlier books in the series), the story zeroed in on the H and h and their acknowledgement of a strong attraction.The plot was good and the MCs backstories and hang-ups interesting, but the steamy scenes were way too long; after the second, I resorted to skimming to get through them. But, I realize that this is a personal preference thing, so it didn't affect my rating.I had a problem with the hero's Irish brogue, idioms, slang and his ubiquitous use of "yeah" to end ALMOST EVERY sentence! It distracted and annoyed me enough to detract from my enjoyment of the story.I received a complimentary advance copy of this book from the author; this is my voluntary and honest review.
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  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    Another great book by Angela Quarles! Have you ever been stuck in a hurricane? I bet it wasn’t like this one! Deserving It dove into the story of Claire and Conor while they were unexpectedly thrown together during a hurricane and forced to admit their feelings for each other. I really enjoyed their trip to stock up on supplies. Anglea did great job with Conor’s accent, I found myself reading his dialogue in his Irish accent! This book is part of the Stolen Moment series, but it can be read as a Another great book by Angela Quarles! Have you ever been stuck in a hurricane? I bet it wasn’t like this one! Deserving It dove into the story of Claire and Conor while they were unexpectedly thrown together during a hurricane and forced to admit their feelings for each other. I really enjoyed their trip to stock up on supplies. Anglea did great job with Conor’s accent, I found myself reading his dialogue in his Irish accent! This book is part of the Stolen Moment series, but it can be read as a standalone. I Loved the book and can’t wait to see where Angela brings us next. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Rhonda
    January 1, 1970
    Fresh fun romanceAngela Quarles won me over as a reader with "Deserving It".Conor and Claire have known each other for years but neither was aware of the others romantic interest in the other.Thrown together by a hurricane they discover each other and more about their own selves.I loved the. together as a couple . I thought their interactions were realistic and I was rooting them on to a HEA. Conpr jumped out of the pages as an Irishman and I loved his "accent" and the Irish terms he used. The p Fresh fun romanceAngela Quarles won me over as a reader with "Deserving It".Conor and Claire have known each other for years but neither was aware of the others romantic interest in the other.Thrown together by a hurricane they discover each other and more about their own selves.I loved the. together as a couple . I thought their interactions were realistic and I was rooting them on to a HEA. Conpr jumped out of the pages as an Irishman and I loved his "accent" and the Irish terms he used. The plot line kept my attention to the very end.This was a sweet and sexy read and I look forward to reading more by this author. I received an Advance Reader copy from Netgalley.
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  • Heather Hackett
    January 1, 1970
    Claire was alone because she didn't want to be under any ones control because of her past but something about Conner just turned her head. When they get stranded she finds things aren't always as the seem. Conner had fancied Claire since he first meet her but thought she was not interested as she always seemed turn away. When their stuck together thing have away of showing though. Great story of two lost people that help each other find each other and heel the past to make a future. great read a Claire was alone because she didn't want to be under any ones control because of her past but something about Conner just turned her head. When they get stranded she finds things aren't always as the seem. Conner had fancied Claire since he first meet her but thought she was not interested as she always seemed turn away. When their stuck together thing have away of showing though. Great story of two lost people that help each other find each other and heel the past to make a future. great read all will love.
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  • Rosemary Hughes
    January 1, 1970
    We again  become  acquainted  with our American-Irish  Hurling  team, with  them having  won their Atlanta  match,  and are heading  home to Sarasota, Florida. There's  two  people  who  take  the later flight,  or that  was their  intention.  However,  Cyclone  Claire  had other  ideas.  We have  a wonderful  story  of  how  two  people,  who had danced around  each  other  for 3 years, finally  have the  time  to connect. I voluntarily submitted this review after reading an advanced copy of th We again  become  acquainted  with our American-Irish  Hurling  team, with  them having  won their Atlanta  match,  and are heading  home to Sarasota, Florida. There's  two  people  who  take  the later flight,  or that  was their  intention.  However,  Cyclone  Claire  had other  ideas.  We have  a wonderful  story  of  how  two  people,  who had danced around  each  other  for 3 years, finally  have the  time  to connect. I voluntarily submitted this review after reading an advanced copy of this book.
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  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    DESERVING IT by Angela Quarles is book Three in the "Stolen Moments" series. This is the story of Conor and Claire. I have read the previous books, but feel this can easily be a standalone book. Conor and Claire are left stranded after their flight gets canceled due to weather. Claire has always had a burning crush on Conor but knows it won't be going anywhere. But the bad weather has giving them both a change to get to know one another better and it set off their desire for each other too. Real DESERVING IT by Angela Quarles is book Three in the "Stolen Moments" series. This is the story of Conor and Claire. I have read the previous books, but feel this can easily be a standalone book. Conor and Claire are left stranded after their flight gets canceled due to weather. Claire has always had a burning crush on Conor but knows it won't be going anywhere. But the bad weather has giving them both a change to get to know one another better and it set off their desire for each other too. Really enjoyed this book and their story.
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  • Casey Leigh
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series!!!Deserving It is packed full of emotional upheaval stemming from various quadrants. Personal histories, family links and sexual attraction all meet, cross paths and get all tangled as if in a hurricane.The Irish language component makes for a quirky and fun read.
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