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Two thieves, one payday…
Austin Miles has a safe to crack and a job to do. Get in and get out with the jewels he needs to leverage his safety. The same jewels the sexy, mysterious Jennifer Murray is after.
Jennifer Murray can't let herself be distracted by tall, dark, and handsome man across the hall. She's not there for the party.
It's a job whose stakes get higher by the minute.
With both Jennifer and Austin after the same payday, there can only be one winner.
No one ever said the score of a lifetime would be easy...
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"The Cocky Thief" by Mallory Crowe
I can't tell you the importance of an attention-grabbing first chapter or better yet, first sentence. I've put down books within a few pages because the author just didn't engage me. Sometimes, I'd pick up those books again and give it another try, sometimes not. There are just sooo many good books out there so why waste time on something subpar? I haven't even gotten past the first page before I write this, but I just wanted to say that this book has a chance. Thanks for capturing my attention. I love the story line.
The jewelry heist and rescue do not seem well planned at all. Too much is left to chance. It's unrealistic. Jobs like these require months and months of planning. New players are not just brought in at the last minute.
action, adventure romance
THE COCKY THIEF is the first installment in Mallory Crowe’s contemporary, adult STOLEN HEARTS romantic, suspense series focusing on the Murray sisters-Jennifer, Toni and Melody- a trio of professional thieves whose latest high stakes contract is both deadly and rewarding. This is Jennifer Murray, and Austin Miles’ story line.
Told from several third person perspectives THE COCKY THIEF focuses on a theft that goes horribly wrong. En route to her mother’s wedding Jennifer Murray will be introduced to Austin Miles-a man who claims to be her future step-father’s lawyer but a man who has been hired to pull off a thirty million dollar heist. What ensues is the building relationship between Jennifer and Austin, and the realization that there is more than one thief attending the wedding nuptials.
Jennifer Murray comes from a family of thieves and cons. Their latest assignment finds the sisters, and their mother, working together for a payout that would set them up for life. Enter Austin Miles, a professional con man and thief who must work with the sisters when things begin to go horribly wrong.
The relationship between Jennifer and Austin is one of immediate attraction but Austin knows that to get involved with a potential mark could spell disaster for his business. Jennifer’s reluctance to pull off the heist is compounded by her attraction to Austin, and her desire to keep peace within the Murray family. The $ex scenes are seductive and intimate without the use of over the top graphic text and language.
We are introduced to Jennifer’s mother Isobel, and her sisters Toni and Melody, as well as James Weston- a hired gun; and ex-cop Scott Hart. The requisite evil has many faces including Isobel’s future husband Gregory Stranger, and billionaire businessman Jonathan Sterling.
THE COCKY THIEF is a story of action, adventure, romance and loss, but I was hoping for a more detailed resolution to the events that occurred-a theft of that magnitude should have generated a more thorough and ongoing need for retribution and revenge-perhaps there is more to the story in an upcoming installment. The premise is entertaining and engaging; the characters are colorful, dynamic and energetic; the romance is provocative and moving.