A Thief and A Gentleman by Shady Grace

THIEF
A Thief and A Gentleman by Shady Grace
Publisher: Luminosity Publishing
Genre: Historical
Length: Short Story (44 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis

A love-seeking man and a gold-thieving woman.

Oliver Nash is looking for a mistress. What interesting circumstances, to discover a ravishing thief trifling in his bedchamber. Her eyes arouse him, her passion ignites him, and her gall amuses him. Considering the circumstances, he gives her a bargain she cannot refuse, which unleashes her secret…and it’s about to change everything.

Can love’s glow surpass the glitter of gold?

A sexy adventure is how I’d sum up A Thief and A Gentleman. Oliver Nash is a rakish Regency gent and Freddie is a woman who knows what she wants, which makes her a fun character. I thought her name was really appropriate for her personality. She’s like almost a modern girl and the fact that she’s a thief makes you want to read on to see what happens to her.

You sense she’s going to be caught red-handed by Oliver, and you’re hoping that she is just to see the sparks fly between these two. There’s some humor in the story, and you know from the very beginning that these two are made for one another.

The dialogue is witty and the pacing fast. In fact, in its short 44 pages, it packs a lot of story. There’s also a slow build up to the sex scenes which adds to the tension. Once these two connect physically, the story becomes more smoldering hot.

If you’re a fan of historicals, especially those set during the Regency, and like your heroes to be rakes, this might be a good pick for you.

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