- File Size: 1913 KB
- Print Length: 240 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1945245107
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 14, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MY71928
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The Beautiful Thief (Stolen Hearts Book 2) Kindle Edition
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This can be read as a standalone even though it is book two of the series. Mallory give enough back story to help a new reader not feel like they are lost and she doesn't rehash a lot to slow the story down for anyone that has read The Cocky Thief.
It picks up shortly after the Cocky Thief ends with Melody in deep withdraw after seeing her mother (Isobel) shot and killed in front of her. After speaking with her sister Toni and getting no new information on the men responsible for her mother's death, Melody decides that she needs to get up and out and stop relying on other people to find those men responsible. She wants revenge. She decides to start looking for "Baldie" the one that actually pulled the trigger and "Blondie" the other man who was there at the time of the shooting. She ends up at a gala for an associate of Baldie and Blondie's boss when see spots Blondie.
Adam (Blondie) is surprised when he looks up and sees Melody across the room. She is not supposed be here. He didn't let her go so she could end up here and get herself killed.
Melody can't believe her eyes when she see Adam but then he is gone and she can't find him. She finds him in the stairwell getting beat on by four other guys and intervenes on his behalf so she can question him about her mother's killer. They end up at her hotel room where Adam is pretending to be more hurt than he really is and ends up drugging Melody and escapes. She can't believe how she let him drug her and now she goes looking for him. She ends up finding him in the swamps of Louisiana where they negotiate a deal for him to help her find Baldie.
This is where it gets good! There is action, suspense, cons, armed goons, running form police and those goons, and sexual tension that leads to hot, steamy romance. It grabs you with chapter one and does not let go. I could not read it fast enough!
I recommend this book, series and author! You will not be disappointed!
I volunteered to read a free pre-released copy for my honest opinion. My honest opinion is that I liked it so much, I went ahead a bought it even though I already had a free copy!
The characters are well-developed and complex. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep me turning the pages and hold my attention. As always, this author has produced a well-written, layered story that I didn't want to put down. So, I didn't. I binge read the first three books in the Stolen Hearts Seris.
Not only do I recommend reading The Beautiful Thief, I recommend reading the entire Stolen Hearts Series. I've already pre-ordered the fourth book in the series, The Reluctant Thief.
SOME BACKGROUND: Following a theft that went horribly wrong, Melody, along with her sisters Jennifer and Toni vow revenge against the men who stole from the sisters something that can never be returned.
Told from dual third person perspectives (Melody and Adam) THE BEAUTIFUL THIEF follows Melody Murray on the hunt for the men responsible for destroying the Murray sisters’s lives. Adam Smith aka Blondie is one of the men present the day that Mallory witnessed the murder of someone close to her heart but a murder for which Adam was not directly responsible. What ensues is the building relationship between Melody and Adam, and the cross country journey of Melody and Adam as Melody seeks revenge for a murder and betrayal.
Adam Smith is a mercenary; a gun for hire whose first encounter with Melody ended with chaos and death. Melody Murray is a reluctant thief; a cautious thief who wants nothing to do with her family business but a thief seeking retribution for the murder of her mother; our heroine is determined to use Adam Smith to get what she wants. The relationship between Melody and Adam is quick to develop as our couple must work together toward a common goal. The $ex scenes are limited, seductive and intimate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.
There are a number of secondary and supporting characters including Melody’s sister Toni, and her partner in crime, former Chicago police officer Scott Hart; hired killer James Weston; the daughter of one of the men Melody is hoping to destroy –Willa Belli, and Jadon Belli, COO of Cordon Enterprises.
The world building focuses on revenge, retribution, family and love. Melody Murray is determined to avenge her mother’s death but too many distractions including a threat against Willa Belli; the interference of Melody’s ex-husband; a police warrant out for Melody’s arrest find our couple seeking refuge in out of the way places. There is a limited amount of trust between our leading couple including the fact that Melody was willing to kill the man with whom she is falling in love.
THE BEAUTIFUL THIEF is a story about revenge; about one woman’s determination for retribution for the murder of her mother; about one man’s penance to help the woman he could never forget. The premise is fast paced, entertaining and captivating; the characters are passionate and determined; the romance is sensual. THE BEAUTIFUL THIEF is an animated look at love on the run.
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