The Cunning Thief (Stolen Hearts#6) by Mallory Crowe-Review and Excerpt
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 10, 2018
Don’t believe a word he says.
Don’t look in his eyes.
Don’t let him inside.
And whatever you do, don’t kiss him.
The next thing you know, Tristan will take everything you own. And Shae is about to find out exactly how dangerous it can be to trust the Cunning Thief.
REVIEW: THE CUNNING THIEF is the sixth instalment in Mallory Crowe’s contemporary, adult STOLEN HEARTS romantic suspense series. This is Tristan and Shae’s story line. THE CUNNING THIEF can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary.
Told from dual third person perspectives (Tristan and Shae) THE CUNNING THIEF follows the building romance between professional thief and perpetual liar Tristan, and house flipper Shae Grant. With the recent acquisition of an older home known as Seaside Escape, on the Pete Beach Florida, Shae found herself the target of the Blackthorne Group, a questionable company with deep pockets, and an inside line with the local dirty police. Threats of intimidation and bodily harm against Shae push our heroine into a literal closet where she will come face to face with her future-a man whose lies and deceit further the conflict for our story line heroine. Enter Tristan, a professional thief and liar, and the man with whom Shae will fall in love. What ensues is the building but acrimonious relationship between Tristan and Shae; the search for the truth about the attacks against our story line heroine; and the potential fall out when their time together draws to a close.
THE CUNNING THIEF follows Tristan and Shae, along with the rest of the Hart Securities gang, led by Scott Hart and Toni Murray, as they set into motion the take down of the Blackthorne Group, and reveal the true reason behind the attacks against our story line heroine.
The relationship between Tristan and Shae is bitter and testy as they battle their attraction to one another while trying to uncover the truth. Tristan is a man of secrets who doesn’t do relationships but finding himself falling in love may threaten his future assignments with Hart Securities. The $ex scenes are limited, intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.
We are reintroduced to the Hart Securities Team-Scott and Toni (The Reluctant Thief #4); Hunter and Gage- Tristan’s former partners in crime; as well as Melissa Slade, first introduced in book five The Vengeful Thief. There is a story line developing between Melissa and Gage. The requisite evil has many faces including one too familiar to our story line heroine.
THE CUNNING THIEF is a quick read; a story of family and business partners; of betrayal and revenge; of secrets and lies. The premise is engaging and entertaining; the characters are charismatic and energetic; the romance is heated and frenzied. Mallory Crowe’s STOLEN HEARTS is a sexy and sassy series that you do not want to miss.
Copy supplied for review
Reviewed by Sandy
ABOUT THE AUTHOR — Mallory Crowe is the award winning author of the Fractured Farrells series, the Bad Boys of the Underworld series and many other novels. She grew up surrounded by rescue dogs and escaping into romance books whenever possible. After trying to do the “adult” thing by getting an accounting degree and CPA license, she decided to try her hand at writing and never looked back.
An avid traveler, reader, and Netflix addict, Mallory currently lives in Michigan, with her husband and three laid-back dogs.