A comedic take on betrayals, bad ideas, and lost love in the tropics.
When a catalog model turned college student and a sun-soaked visionary join forces, a small beach town is turned on its head.
Following her critically ill father down to Florida, Rita Polli drops out of Northwestern for an extended stay in the tropics. While her father’s condition worsens, she gets a job as a waitress—and a much-needed boost from Billy Winslow, an aspiring chef with a checkered past. Intrigued by an act of chivalry and a one-night stand, she eventually exchanges a condo in Chicago for Billy’s beachside bungalow. Soon the cracks begin to show as Rita grows tired of Billy’s antics and Billy resents Rita’s impatience. She demands too much, and he doesn’t have enough.
As the pressure mounts, a dishwasher at a local dive suggests Billy “change his luck by snatching Steve.” At first Billy balks, but after losing yet another job, he’s forced to reconsider. Unemployed and with a relationship on the rocks, Billy decides to chronicle the high-stakes kidnapping through an adrenaline-junkie alter ego called Flash. With a freshly minted team of specialists and an unwitting target, all that’s left is to commit the perfect crime.
But when a career criminal named Keller gets wind of it, he wants in—except he’ll get the cash while Billy gets the shaft. With Billy and Keller on a collision course, waiting dangerously in the wings is Steve’s dad, an ex-professional wrestler poised for the ultimate coastal smackdown.
And when the smoke clears, with her father gone and Billy on the run, Rita is left to pick up the pieces.
Kidnapping Steve is quite simply one of the most exciting, unique, and incredible novels I have read in a long time! Kidnapping Steve has astounded me; I enjoyed every single moment of the book because it was by far a perfect and incredibly enjoyable read. The wonderful author of the novel, C. Juliano, is a true literary talent because the author managed to captivate and enthrall me from the very beginning with his dramatic twists and turns and phenomenal literature that should not be missed!
Kidnapping Steve is a sensational novel that will introduce the reader to a host of important characters including Rita Polli and her love interest Billy Winslow. Rita moved down to Florida to help her critically ill father and it is here that she gets a job as a waitress, and meets aspiring chef Billy.
Despite everything going well in the beginning, Rita is soon growing tired of Billy’s antics and Billy feels she is too demanding, so when the pressure begins to build, he is faced with an opportunity to change everything all around… and it involves kidnapping Steve.
The reader will follow Billy along with his crew of ‘friends’ as they enact their plan and Steve fulfills his alter ego called Flash, but as the reader does, they will see that every one of them has a motive and the plot unfolds with chaos! The result is a thrilling, hilarious, and brilliant thriller that shouldn’t be missed, and this book lovers is the short premise of the wonderful Kidnapping Steve!
The story of Kidnapping Steve is a sensational one because it encompasses everything good about literature. It has an outlandish, brave plot, enthralling characters, and an incredibly well-thought-out story that will keep the reader wanting to read for hours on end. Kidnapping Steve is a unique and special book; it is exceptional for apparent reasons… it encompasses everything great about the written word, but it is unique because of the plot.
The plot of this novel is incredibly gripping and reads like a movie that always keeps you guessing; you can imagine all the details in perfect and hilarious glory. C. Juliano is a talented author; there is no question about this. Juliano’s writing keeps the reader on the edge of their seat; his captivating book leaves you with a constant feeling of trepidation and a continuous sense of “what is going to happen next?!” as I read this book. I was enthralled because this is what reading should feel like!
C. Juliano is not only a brilliant writer for his ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but he is also an excellent author for his ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout his story that genuinely had me shocked at points! The combination of Juliano’s enthralling moments and his explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them able to visualize every detail, no matter how small.
To conclude my thoughts on the brilliant piece of literature that is Kidnapping Steve; I would say if you are looking for a tale full of enjoyable moments unlike anything you have read… a read that will keep you entertained for hours on end as well as enthrall you then this incredible book is for you! Kidnapping Steve gets five stars from me!
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