To Tempt a Thief 1 (The Billionaire and the Thief #1) by Sylvia Pierce
Released: May 24, 2015
Genre: Erotic romance
Reviewed by Sarah
Temptation can be deadly.
For art thief Arianne Holbrook, discretion isn’t just a job requirement—it’s what keeps her alive. So when a hot, mysterious Brit catches her red-handed at an exclusive auction in New York, she’s got one shot at saving her cover: seduction.
Too bad his masterful touch leaves her aching to be tamed, again and again.
In the boardroom or the bedroom, billionaire social media tycoon Jared Blackwell is always in control, and commanding the devious brunette’s dark pleasure is no exception. But behind that dirty mouth, his submissive little cat burglar hides dangerous secrets.
Secrets another man would kill to protect.
Jared thrives on high-risk ventures. But when it comes to love, does this dominant alpha have what it takes to tempt a thief?
This is part 1 of a 4-part serialized romance series.
To Tempt a Thief is the first of a four part romance; this series is made up of multiple novellas. You’ve been warned; this book will end with a cliffhanger. On the upside all four novellas are now available so you won’t have to wait.
Arianne is destined to be a great art thief. Born into a gypsy-like family of notorious thieves, she is controlled by their unconventional code all the while growing a conscious and wanting to flex a bit of independence.
Jared is wealthy, alpha male with the uncanny ability to observe and recognize when a new beauty is not all she seems. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s British…and I imagined that accent in every bit of his dialogue.
This tale is smart, well-written, and engaging. The instantaneous and charge chemistry between Ari and Jared is why I love reading. The cherry on top is the surrounding intrigue with Ari’s circumstances. I always felt like there is some detail just out of my reach and the fact I can’t figure out the entire plot is refreshing.
In normal circumstances this is a short story I’d read in one setting, unfortunately I kept getting interrupted by outside events. Regardless, I found To Tempt a Thief to be a great respite amongst the chaos. It’s easy to get lost in their world and let my own difficulties fall by the wayside.
This is an incredible debut novella and I can’t wait to see what Ms. Pierce has in her future.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.