To catch a thief…or fall for one?
All Nick Norton wants is to stay on the straight and narrow…and never get caught stealing again. Then he lays eyes on her: Stella Peretti—100 percent sexy and absolutely irresistible. Especially when he sees her smooth moves lifting a two-karat diamond. Nick realizes he’s found the sparkling woman of his dreams—one so perfect for him it’s almost criminal.
The Shimmy Shimmy Bangs are master jewel thieves who are planning the heist of the century. And Shimmy leader, Stella, isn’t about to let anyone—even if he is a hunky, tatted-up studmuffin—get in her way. But when two of her girls are put out of commission, Stella realizes that Nick isn’t just a red-hot distraction. He might be the answer to her pilfering prayers.
Now, Nick and Stella are putting everything on the line for one last job. But when two thieves have this much chemistry, it’s only a matter of time before somebody’s heart gets stolen.
“She was, without a doubt, the very last woman I should’ve been chasing across Albuquerque.”
Funny, sexy and refreshing, this book is a light-hearted romance about Nick and Stella, two good-hearted jewel thieves who plan the heist of a lifetime. Nick is a 40 year-old who has just been released from prison, rides a Ducati and knows a thief when he sees one. Because he’s a thief, too! Stella is the beautiful, kind-hearted member of a gang of jewel thieves. This plot might sound zany but this book is very witty and fun and SO different from any romance I’ve read lately!
One: Be Smart.
Two: Do it for a damned good reason.
Three: Never take more than you need.
There’s lots of sexy times and Nick is a completely swoony Alpha with a sweet side. I loved the alternating POV and I found myself laughing out loud at the banter and Stella’s inner dialogue! This is a modern take on a Robin Hood story and also features a very cute dog and wonderful supporting characters as well. But this is Nick and Stella’s story and their chemistry together is AMAZING and SO well-written!
“With her in my arms, I felt hope. And I wanted to protect that.”
Stella and Nick could be themselves with each other and had no pretense. Nick knew from the very beginning that Stella was a very skilled thief. And she doesn’t run away when Nick tells her about his background. What I really liked about this story was that Nick and Stella had almost given up on love when they meet. They are not twenty-something. But they are both honest with each other and their relationship felt real right from the beginning.
“She made things happen inside me I hadn’t felt in years. Maybe ever. Things I didn’t know I ever deserved to feel at all. Gratitude. Peace. Possibility. Hope. Love. Once-in-a-lifetime love.”
‘Shimmy Bang Sparkle’ is a fast-paced and imaginative book that I read in almost one sitting. Nick and Stella are both very good people and I was rooting for them to catch a break and succeed with their big plan. Plus I loved Priscilla the dachshund who features prominently in the story.
If you are looking for a sexy, adult, very witty story, you will love ‘Shimmy Bang Sparkle’. Stella and Nick are very engaging and genuine characters and I loved their story! And the cover matched the hero perfectly. Happy reading!
“With a single look, he could make the world fall away.”
(With thanks to the author for the review copy.)