Family Jewels

M.J. O'Shea
Family Jewels
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Dreamspinner Press
Release Date
April 2015
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Corbin Ford, aka the Nightwatchman, named for the antique pocket watches he leaves behind at jobs, has been in the cat-burgling business for years. His father was. His grandfather was. His mother is still one of the most renowned thieves. Corbin likes his high-profile heists, priceless paintings from private collections, artifacts from museums, but his favorite? Jewels. Sparkly, beautiful jewels. If they're famous, better yet.

Interpol agent Luke Eldridge has one goal and one goal only: to catch the Nightwatchman. Luke's been after him for months, but getting the slip time and again is getting embarrassing. Luke has never even laid eyes on the bastard, but he'd happily strangle him. And then arrest him.

When Luke meets Corbin, the man of his dreams, he falls hard and fast… only to catch Corbin red-handed with his hand in a jewelry case at the scene of the highest-profile murder that's rocked the international world in years.

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
May 13, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
96 people found the following review helpful
So. Much. Fun.

Corbin has been in the family business for years. Because of his job, he doesn't do relationships, until he met Luke and knew he wanted more with him. He didn't tell Luke what he does for a living, since he assumed Luke wouldn't go for the whole cat-burglar business. So, he kept it to himself, and unfortunately, Luke kept his true profession a secret, too. Luke works for Interpol. Specifically, catching a certain burglar who goes after precious jewels.

Aside from their secrets, they were just the cutest. They couldn't have been more compatible and perfect. I wanted so badly for their secrets to just go away, so they could be happy in ignorant bliss.

But I knew what was coming. I knew it the whole time and I was on pins and needles. Pins. And. Needles, I tell you. Sweaty palms, butterflies, the whole deal. I loved every second of the suspense and I was not let down. It was intense and I suffered right with them. Even though I saw it miles away, MJ O'Shea kept me on the edge of my seat.

During the second half, I loved Corbin and Luke, but the mystery lost me. I found myself skimming the scenes surrounding the investigation. I thought it was far-fetched and too convenient. Also, I just wanted Corbin and Luke; I wasn't all that into the mystery.

I thought the ending was perfect. It wasn't solid, but it was realistic and left me satisfied with the hope of an HEA. I thought it was great, and kudos to Ms. O'Shea for doing something a bit unconventional for a romance. Of course, I would not be opposed to a sequel, though.

FAMILY JEWELS was such a fun read. It was fast-paced and full of suspense. Highly recommended.
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