Blog tour – STEALING HIS HEART by Diane Alberts




A sexy category romance from Entangled publishing’s Brazen imprint…

Shillings Agency employee Jake Forsythe is not happy to discover that the thief who he has to track down is none other than his ex-partner from his past. Now he’s forced to blackmail her into submission…or throw her in jail.

Tara Harris steals from the rich and corrupted, returning objects to their rightful owners one case at a time. When Jake shows up in her life, at first, she’s thrilled. But then when she finds out that she has to help the man she stole from or go to jail…it’s the choice between two evils.

These two can’t deny the burning passion between them, but when push comes to shove, they’ll have to lay their hearts and their lives on the line.



When he pressed even closer to her soft belly, she tossed her head back, her arched neck showing him more than any other action could. She practically begged him to kiss her there. To take her. He didn’t move a muscle. Not yet.


“I’m sorry I left you that night.” He lowered his face to her neck, but didn’t touch. “Sorry I didn’t finish what I started.”

She shook her head frantically, but her hips moved restlessly against him. “I don’t even know what you’re talking about. I don’t remember—”

“Bullshit.” His grip on her tightened. “You know what I’m talking about, so don’t act as if you don’t. You’re not fooling either of us with that act.”

She exhaled. “It doesn’t matter. You obviously weren’t interested in finishing. You made that quite clear. There’s no need for explanations years after the fact.”

Not interested, his ass. “I was interested.” He hesitated, not sure how much to say. Not sure how to explain himself. “I wanted you more than I’ve ever wanted anyone before.”

Her eyes narrowed. “Then why did you stop?”

“I wasn’t good enough for you. The things I did…the things I liked…you deserved better. You needed better. Still do.” He shook his head, pressing his mouth into a tight line. “We wouldn’t work together, let’s just put it that way.”

“I’ll let you believe that if it makes you feel better,” she said, her brows gathered close. “Whatever helps you sleep at night, man.”

“Being alone helps me sleep at night.” He pulled back without tasting her. It was a hell of a lot harder than he’d thought it would be. “It’s safer that way for everyone.”

When he started to pull away, she wrapped her leg around his, opening herself to him. “Wait. Why do you think you need to be alone?”

He could feel her heat begging for his cock. He rolled his hips, making sure to rub against her clit through her jeans. It felt good. Too good.

Time to end these games.

“I didn’t tell you to move,” he said, his voice harder than necessary. He needed to show her how he rolled in bed. Needed to scare her off so she’d stop pushing him. If she pushed too hard, he might snap. “Don’t move without asking me first. Understood?”

“Wh-What?” She shot him a wary look, her brow furrowed. Had he scared her with his warning? If so, then his plan had worked. “I don’t wait for orders from anyone. Especially not you.”

“That’s why I walked away from you that night.” He nipped at the spot where her shoulder and neck met, hard enough to reprimand her for her insolence. He hadn’t meant to get so proprietary so fast, but with her? He didn’t have a choice. “When I fuck a woman, she needs to play by my rules. She needs to obey me. You’re not that woman.”

She moistened her plump pink lips. “O-Obey you? That’s…that’s…archaic.”

He adjusted his grip on her wrists so he could hold her with one hand. Then, he grabbed her thigh and wrapped it around his waist. His cock nestled perfectly against her, and he thrust his hips as best as he could with their damn clothes in the way. “Yes, obey me. Don’t worry. You’d love every second of it.”


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Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. She’s hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble numerous times with numerous titles. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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