Title: The Devil's Theif
The daughter of a reformed jewel thief, Julianna Harte knows a thing or two about stealth. When the foundling home she provides for finds itself in dire financial straits, Julianna is forced to do the unthinkable. In a bit of misguided Robin Hood derring-do, she slips through the window of a wealthy rake to search for a treasure she knows is there: an invaluable pearl. But when the towering and very naked occupant of the moonlit bedroom ambushes her with a bargain—a night in his bed in exchange for the pearl—Julianna doesn’t know if it’s masculine heat or sheer desperation that makes his terms so tempting.
Alasdair Sharpe had no intention of keeping his end of the bargain. Planning to offer his little cat burglar carte blanche instead, he promptly loses himself in the delights of unexpected pleasure. But when he awakes the next morning to find his family heirloom gone, fury quickly replaces sensual languor. Of course, Alasdair is more than willing to use seduction to reclaim his stolen pearl—and find the key to Julianna’s heart
Author: Samantha Kane
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Tempting a Devil, Devil In My Arms, Cherry Pie, Broken Play
Series: The Saint's Devils
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Tempting a Devil, Devil In My Arms
Published by LoveSwept Source: Author
Published: November 12, 2012
Genres: Historical Romace
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There were so many great aspects to this book. Julianna and Alasdair have a very backwards courtship that leads to constant apologies and frequent compromising positions. They are absolutely perfect for each other. They just don’t seem to realize it. Alasdair makes a complete ass of himself on several occasions in his attempt to reacquire that which was not exactly stolen from him. Julianna also has some misplaced notions of why she has stolen the pearl. Alasdair and Julianna figuring out what the other is up to, while trying to hide what they are actually doing from the other makes this such an entertaining read.
Alasdair incorporates the assistance from his friends and fellow devils, Hil and Roger for locating the missing pearl. I loved his friends, especially Hil. They are witty and they know Alasdair in a manner that allows them to openly challenge some of his convoluted notions as to what is going on with the priceless treasure that he seeks to obtain.
I recommend this book anyone who enjoys historical romances and loves a good steamy romance to go along with it. I can promise you that the secondary characters will have you desperately wanting the next book in the series. Sam gives her readers the most interesting little pieces of their personalities.
I have a couple of favorite quotes. One is Alasdair’s explanation of what became of the pearl to his friends Hil and Roger. “The short version is, I caught a thief in my bedroom, she turned out to be a very intriguing woman, I relieved her of her virginity, and this morning I awoke to discover she had relieved me of the Stewart Pearl.”
I loved this one too, Alasdair to Julianna. “I was a fool, and now I am double the fool, because I will make any excuse to see you, touch you, hold you.”