Monday, January 14, 2013

The Devil's Thief

The Devil’s Thief is Book One, in The Saint’s Devil series from author Samantha Kane. The publisher is Bantam Loveswept. From the author’s website.~

In Samantha Kane’s sensual tale of wicked passion, a desperate woman must resort to burglary—but the beautiful thief ends up stealing the heart of a rogue.
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.

I was lucky enough to get a review copy from NetGalley thanks to the publisher. I love fun and sexy historical romances, and Samantha Kane totally delivered.

When Julianna Harte slips into Alasdair Sharp’s bedroom window to steal a priceless pearl, she has no idea how fast her life will change. First she is caught by Alasdair and bargains with him for the pearl. One night in his bed and she gets to take possession of the pearl. Neither Alasdair nor Julianna realize how much that one night will come to mean to them. Alasdair had never really planned to give Julianna the pearl, he planned to make her his mistress and give her even more. Of course the fact that he doesn’t actually know her real name makes for some comical investigating with his friends Roger and Hilary. Alasdair and Julianna both pretty much fell in lust with one another on the night they first were together. I loved watching them stumble along as they actually fell in love with one another. After Julianna sells the pearl to help pay the rent on the foundling home, she soon realizes she needs it back to give to Alasdair. Alasdair wants her to let him handle retrieving the pearl back from the unscrupulous man she sold it to, but Julianna is under the impression she must return the pearl to win Alasdair’s heart.

The chemistry between Alasdair and Julianna is really hot, even when it is Julianna’s first time.  Every time they get close to one another, they can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. Love the romance between them too. While the passion is there, the sweet is also there. I loved getting both with this wonderful couple.

I really enjoyed The Devil’s Thief and can’t wait to read more books in this series. The official release date was November 12, 2012 and can be purchased from your favorite online retailer. For more information about the author and her books, check out her website.

1 comment:

Jen Twimom said...

Yea! I really enjoyed this one too! I can't wait to see what mischief the DEVIL's find themselves in next!