Brook Street: Thief is the 1st book in Brook Street trilogy from Ava March. From the Carina website.~
It was only supposed to be one night. One night to determine once and for all if he truly preferred men. But the last thing Lord Benjamin Parker expected to find in a questionable gambling hall in Cheapside is a gorgeous young man who steals his heart.
It was only supposed to be a job. Cavin Fox has done it many times--select a prime mark, distract him with lust, and leave his pockets empty. Yet when Cavin slips away under the cover of darkness, the only part of Benjamin he leaves untouched is his pockets.
With a taste of his fantasies fulfilled, Benjamin wants more than one night with Cavin. But convincing the elusive young man to give them a chance proves difficult. Cavin lives with a band of thieves in the worst area of London, and he knows there's no place for him in a gentleman's life. Yet Benjamin isn't about to let Cavin--and love--continue to slip away from him.
I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this book from NetGalley. I can honestly say I’m pretty new to reading M/M romances since I only started reading them in the last year. However, I’d seen many of my twitter friends talking about this book and knew I needed to give it a try. I’m really glad I did too.
I really loved the romance between Benjamin and Cavin. Benjamin had never been with another man before and Cavin was so sweet their first time together, especially since Cavin was supposed to be using Benjamin and then stealing all his money. As much as Cavin knows he should stay away from Benjamin, he really can’t seem to stay away. Benjamin knows nothing of Cavin’s past and falls for him pretty soon after they first meet.
When Benjamin learns of Cavin’s past, his feelings for the other man don’t change at all. Benjamin and Cavin have an extremely passionate relationship and their love and passion for one another is like any other couple. Of course being as it was 1822, their relationship really couldn’t be put on display for all to see. I could see how much they loved one another with every single touch they shared.
This was the first book I’ve read from Ava March, and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future. The release date for Brook Street: Thief is set for March 19, 2012 and is available from your favorite online retailer.