Sunday, February 24, 2013

To Trust a Thief by Michelle McLean + Featured Freebie

To Trust a Thief
Minuette Sinclair's parents are in trouble and her fake fiancé is too. A legendary lost necklace might be their salvation, and Min is determined to find it and use it to buy her family and fiancé out of their misfortunes.

Master thief Bryant Westley is also looking for the fabled necklace. He knows Min’s got information he can use so he poses as her dance instructor and tries to seduce it from her. What he doesn’t count on are his feelings for her. He offers to partner up in the search – even though she is a distraction he can’t afford.

Things become more complicated when Min realizes that her convenient engagement means more to her fake fiancé than her and that she’s fallen in love with Bryant. Bryant realizes that he can’t double cross the young lady he’s come to love. Can they find the necklace together and admit their love before it’s too late?

My Rating: 3/5

I really wish I didn't have to say this but this book was a bit of a disappointment. I had high hopes but it just didn't meet them.

I liked the characters of the book.
Min was a lovely heroine that I really liked. She was a sweet character and her antics had me laughing. I found her to be a strong heroine.

Bryant was a fine hero. He would do anything to protect the ones he loves, even if it means stealing or tricking a dangerous man. He was sweet and definitely attractive.

The two were very cute together. Not too much spice with these too-they were mostly a sweet couple. 

The problem was the pace of the book. We would get long drags of time where nothing would happen and I would almost lose interest. But then something exciting would happen for a couple of pages and draw my attention back to the book. And then it would drag again. Even those few and far between moments of action felt underwhelming. I would read that all this exciting stuff was going on, but I didn't feel like that excitement was conveyed in a way that I truly felt it. It wasn't boring but I did have to skim frequently.

To Trust a Thief was an okay book. I didn't love it, but it was fine-a nice read. I liked it, but not more than that.

*Thanks to Netgalley and Entangled for a copy!

Featured Freebie:
Today, I have a lovely romance that I really enjoyed: The Phantom of the Bathtub by Eugenia Riley. Go forth and get it for free!

When lovely Viveca Stanhope fled a scandalous past in Old San Francisco to make a new life for herself in Savannah, little did she know she’d just purchased the most “haunted” house in the entire South! From the ghostly specters prowling the square to the ax woman stalking her yard, “Hangman’s House” is indeed a fright. And Viveca’s “Nightmare on Lost Lane” comes complete with a half-crazed housekeeper, a mysterious houseboy with a fetish for knife-throwing and numerous other strange bedfellows.

Still, Viveca is determined to find her place in Savannah society and pursue a prominent local clergyman. But two sexy rogues stand between her and her goals: the bawdy ghost of Alexander Fremont, a lusty phantom who invades her every bath; and Maxwell Beecher, Viveca’s devilishly handsome, arrogant new neighbor, who is equally determined to invade her bed! Both would know all her dark secrets; both would unmask the passions she struggles so hard to repress.

Will one of them claim her heart and soul before she loses her mind?


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