I know I’ve said this before but I don’t read a lot of contemporary romance. Stolen Fury turned out to be such a great treat though I didn’t mind making an exception.I really liked the premise of this one and the chemistry between Lisa and Rafe made it that much better. Even though there was nothing paranormal about this book, there was plenty of mythology, intrigue and mystery to keep the pages turning. I actually read this one a lot faster than I expected because I just couldn’t put it down.Lisa is a great female lead character. She’s strong, independent, smart, loyal and snarky. She’s also damaged and we don’t find out exactly how damaged she is until way into the book. Rafe has his own set of secrets, the biggest is that he isn’t the bad guy that everyone thinks he is. The draw between these two is magnetic and I absolutely loved them together. The supporting characters were great too. I loved getting to know them all and can’t wait to pick up the rest of the Stolen Trilogy.One of the things that I liked about this book was the detail and obvious research that was such a big part of it. From the cave exploration and art history to the scenic descriptions it all brought another layer to this book. I felt like I was getting a quick education and it kept me wanting to know more.The final chapters of Stolen Fury held even more surprises and some of them were pretty shocking. Players kept changing and there were times that you weren’t really sure who you should be routing for. I like that in a book. It’s fun to be taken on a roller coaster ride from time to time ;)Stolen Fury is the first book in Elizabeth Naughton’s Stolen Trilogy. The next book features Rafe’s friend and business partner Pete in Stolen Heat. He was a character with a lot to hide in Stolen Fury so I can’t wait to see what happens next.