The Stolen Moments Trilogy Book Review

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The Stolen Moments Trilogy Book Review on About Life and Love

I read The Stolen Moments trilogy over the weekend, and Emilia and Carter are now living in my head rent-free. The Stolen Moments book series by Catharina Maura is an unputdownable, thrilling, and heartwarming tale of enemies to lovers. 

I didn't know I could be a fan of the enemies-to-lovers trope, but here we are! 

Here's my The Stolen Moments Trilogy Book Review (while I'm still drunk in love with this love story).

The Stolen Moments Trilogy

Book 1: Stolen Moments

Book 2: Illicit Promises

Book 3: The Ruins of Us

The Stolen Moments Trilogy Book Rating

  • Emotions (Made me laugh, cry, angry, delighted): ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Storytelling (Got me hooked): ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Readability (Easy to read): ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Plot (Will they, will they not? How are they going to survive the odds?): ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Stolen Moments Trilogy Book Review

Stolen Moments was a slightly light read as Emilia and Carter were still in high school. 

The Illicit Promises was set in their college days, and The Ruins of Us follows their story when they both have their careers.

You can feel the intense chemistry between Emilia and Carter from the get-go. You'll love their witty banter and feel the tension between them. 

It was hate at first sight for these two. The crazy pranks they pull on each other become a norm for their small town, and everyone seems to be waiting for what the other comes up with.

The story progresses as the tension between them grows, as does the seriousness of the mess they're stuck in.

Emilia and Carter know that they can never cross that line and get together because Carter is Emilia's best friend's brother. And there's more to that story than meets the eye (you've got to read it!).

You'll laugh, cry, and fight with them. And you'll continue to cheer them on until the end.

Catharina Maura did an incredible job portraying Emilia and Carter's chemistry. Their banter is so witty and fun that I felt I was right there with them as they navigated their feelings for each other. 

I also loved how Maura explored the idea of a forbidden romance between two people who are technically family. 

The drama and passion between them were just so palpable and exciting.

The book series is full of ups and downs that kept me hooked from start to finish. 

The characters are likable, and it's easy to sympathize with Carter and Emilia's struggles to stay apart and their mutual attraction that seems to keep drawing them back together. 

The plot was gripping, and the romance was beautiful. 

Oh, what these two will not do for each other. Their love will break your heart, give you hope, and bring you to the highest of highs and lowest of lows.

If you're in the mood for an enemies-to-lovers story, this is definitely the series for you! Actually, even if this is not your genre, give it a try. 

I'm not an enemies-to-lovers fan, but Emilia and Carter made me a convert.

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Have you read The Stolen Moments or any Catharina Maura books yet? What did you think?

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  1. I have not read this trilogy, but it looks good!

  2. Hi, Lux!

    I was delighted to see you at Shady's Place today. Thank you for visiting me again, dear friend!

    I have not read this trilogy but, based upon your review, I am sure that I would enjoy it. You see, I have an enemies-to-lovers story line in my own life. I was working as the head of production for an entertainment (MTV) television station when a particular woman joined our company as an account executive. She and I needed to collaborate on producing commercials for her clients. We argued in the editing suite, and I became convinced that I could not continue to work with her. I went to her superior and asked to have her fired. Eventually, the situation cooled down and the woman and I became friends, then lovers. We wound up getting married. Soon, Mrs. Shady and I will be celebrating 28 years of marriage. Thank you for reviewing this book about two people with palpable chemistry, magnetic attraction and a love that endured against the odds.

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend Lux!

  3. Thank you for the review. I’m always looking for new books, though it would take me about three weeks to get through a trilogy!

  4. Interesting books. I haven't read them. Thanks for the review.

  5. Thanks for stopping at my blog today. I bet your husband is happy not to deal with snow anymore. :)
    This series sounds good. Thanks for the review!