The Thief

Michele Hauf
The Thief
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Lyrical Press
Release Date
April 2017
Book 1 of Elite Crimes Unit
Action/Adventure Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

The Elite Crimes Unit works behind the scenes of Interpol-and employs some of the world's most talented criminal minds. Because as everyone knows, it takes a thief to catch a thief-or to seduce one . . .

The old farmhouse in the French countryside is a refuge for former jewel thief Josephine Deveraux. Admittedly, there aren't many men in the vicinity, but she has her cat to cuddle up with. It's a far cry from her former life, constantly running from the law, and she's enjoying her peace . . . until the intruder in the three-piece suit tackles her. He wants her back in the game, helping with a heist-and he's not above making threats to get his way.

Little does Josephine know that notorious-and notoriously charming-thief, Xavier Lambert, is after the very same 180-carat prize she's being blackmailed to steal. To his chagrin, he's doing it not as a free agent, but as a member of the Elite Crimes Unit-the team he was forced to join when his brilliant career came to a sudden end. And little does Xavier know that his comeback is about to include a stranger's kiss, a stinging slap, and a hunt for missing treasure-along with the infuriatingly sexy woman who's outfoxing him . .

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Apr 09, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
95 people found the following review helpful
I've not read any book where the hero/heroine is a thief, so this was quite refreshing and enjoyable for me; this was like a breath of fresh air from my usual reading fare. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, as I follow the unexpected yet delightful twists and turns in the story.

The thing though is, because they're both thieves, they didn't know when it was time to trust the other. Maybe never. I thought that would get super exhausting in time. Yet, both Xavier and Josephine managed to surprise me with their devotion to the other, especially toward the end, when Josephine... (spoiler). I myself can't imagine me doing that for anyone.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable book, and I'm glad that the next book in the series is coming out soon!
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