Sunday Love Affair is a new feature here at Books of Love which spotlights Romance and Urban Fantasy titles. I like reading them. I was inspired by Parajunkee and Book Addict Patti by their Romancing the Weekends and realize I miss reading Romances and Urban Fantasy. I've been wanting to spotlight them as well, so decided to start a feature.
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The Book For Review This Week is:
The Devil's Thief by Samantha Kane
Title: The Devil’s Thief
Author: Samantha Kane
Series: The Saint’s Devils #1
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Loveswept, imprint of Random House
Pub Date: November 12, 2012
My Copy: Got via Net Galley and Random House
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 send 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.
HOT, HOT, HOT. This was one very hot historical that I will not be forgetting anytime soon. I mean this book has one of the most unforgettable first chapters ever. As I was reading this historical, I literally found myself really rooting for Alasdair and Julianna.
Alasdair and Julianna aren’t your typical Romeo and Juliet in any ways. Romeo and Juliet is part of the story. I mean the way they meet is certainly not done in a conventional way. Julianna feels that she needs the pearl to get herself of a financial pickle or mess as it was. What I found interesting was that she really has the nerve to do what she is doing.
Yet right away we are thrust into a world that the couple actually is brought together by some unusual circumstances. Not that stealing someone’s precious family heirlooms is any way to get together. The hero Alasdair really is such an awesome hero. You immediately like him despite him being what one would consider a rake. What he does in the first chapter makes this a much more interesting dynamic and leads to some hot encounters later on between him and our heroine.
Julianna and Alasdair have some great moments. I really like how they really get to know one another. The sex scenes were some of the most vivid and lush ones that I’ve read in a while. I needed some water while I was reading these scenes. These scenes were ones that really enhanced the story.
The wild twists and turns were interesting. There were some interesting reveals about certain characters and how everything seems to fit in place. The twist regarding Alasdair’s brother was enjoyable even though I saw that coming a mile away. Other things were the last few chapters were explosive to say the least.
This historical had some really magnificent lines. I also loved that there was some Shakespeare quoted in the book between Julianna and Alasdair. It gave it some real depth to the book.
A guilty pleasure, this historical romance was for me to read. Buy It.