London's most talented criminal is about to be fingered. . .
Lady Viola Preston can relieve a gentleman of the studs at his wrists without his being any the wiser and pick any lock devised by man in less than a minute. But she's careful to wear gloves when she steals jewels. Because when Viola touches a gemstone with her bare skin, it "speaks" to her, sending disturbing visions—visions almost as unsettling as the sight of the cool-eyed stranger who catches her red handed.
Now Viola will only be stealing at Greydon Quinn's behest. And even more daunting than the violent history of the red diamond he's after is the prospect of a night in the devastatingly handsome lieutenant's arms. Touch has always been Viola's weakness, and the full body-to-body contact Quinn has in mind is about to shatter her defenses and set her senses reeling.
More Praise for Mia Marlow and Touch of a Thief
"Mia Marlow is a rising star! Hot and steamy. . .a sensually satisfying read. . .a page turner." —New York Times bestselling author Connie Mason
"Mia Marlowe proves she has the "touch" for strong heroines, wickedly sexy heroes, and love scenes so hot they singe the pages." —Jennifer Ashley, USA Today bestselling author of Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage
"Adventure lovers rejoice as the race is on to find a rare, powerful jewel with an alluring thief and intriguing hero." —Barbara Vey
Marlowe (Distracting the Duchess) weaves a gentle paranormal element into this delightful 19th-century romance. When a cursed red diamond is stolen from a temple in Amjerat, India, Capt. Greydon Quinn travels to London to recover it, accompanied by incognito crown prince Sanjay. They set a tempting trap of gems to catch the Mayfair Jewel Thief and force him to help them but the thief turns out to be penniless Lady Viola Preston. Traveling to Paris uneasily posed as newlyweds, Viola and Greydon indulge their powerful lusts until they discover that Viola's supernatural gift for hearing jewels speak their histories lets her in on Greydon's secrets. The likable and quick-thinking protagonists sail through the challenges of both court and crime, swapping witty, sharp dialogue. Marlowe perfectly integrates Viola's paranormal sensitivity, with real problems balancing its obvious benefits. Both historical and paranormal readers will love this crossover tale.
I was never really a big romance fan however this book made me a reader it's amazing good plot good characters great read ohhh and great sex
Refreshingly new plot, steamy sex scenes. Loved it!