The Thief by Kate McCarthy
Release Date: April 4th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
After years of working in the family business, Arcadia “Ace” Jones has become a renowned car thief. Trained from a tender age, it’s the only life she’s ever known. Longing for a future that doesn’t hold the promise of prison, she makes the decision to go straight and earn an honest living.
But the Marchetti Organisation won’t accept her retirement, forcing her to complete a job so big it’s almost impossible. She’s on a tight deadline but an irritating biker dude keeps thwarting her attempts to deliver.
Kelly Daniels likes to tinker with bikes and cars. He’s content with operating the car restoration business he owns alongside his partners, until an annoying little thief manages to steal a Dodge Charger right out from under his nose.
He gets pulled into her treacherous scheme and they form an unlikely bond. When it becomes a race against the clock to pull off the heist of the century or end up behind bars, Ace and Kelly realise they have more to lose than their freedom—each other.
This is the first book I've read by Kate McCarthy and I am honestly surprized by this fact, I definitely will be reading more of her books.
Kate McCarthy's writing is excellent, this story is fast paced, extremely exciting, easy to read and is one of those books you can't put down.
This story is full of action, suspense, romance, excitement and one of the better love stories I have read recently. The characters are written so well that you end up loving both Ace and Kelly and you want them to end up Happy Ever After.
Ace has grown up in a family that expects certain things and of course it isn't the type of family that you can walk away from. It doesn't help matters that Ace is an extremely talented car thief. But Ace has dreams of living a better or maybe just a normal life. Kelly, he loves working on cars and bikes and is also very talented on what he does. Destiny is a funny thing so when Kelly and Ace end up crossing each other paths you can only imagine the chemistry and trouble these two get into.
The Thief is a definitely a book I would recommend, I also have to say that I would also recommend anyone reading this to read Kate's other books, her writing is fantastic.
I have rated The Thief a 4.5 stars, this book will not disappoint you. One of the best romantic suspense books I've read in a long time. So if you love reading books with a hot alpha male and a extremely sassy, mouthy, funny, smart female this is the book for you.
My breath catches. This was only supposed to be about wild sex with a hot, irresistible man. I should have known. The moment he walked inside Fix I knew he was a paradox. A puzzle, one I played with, slowly fitting all the broken pieces together until the whole picture now sits before me, a picture so beautiful it steals my breath.
“Kelly.” He watches me, his face close to mine. “You were never meant to get involved. It’s not your fight.”
He draws back like I’ve slapped him the face.
I fumble for his hand, grabbing it before he can withdraw any further. “It’s always been my fight. I don’t have friends. I don’t have boyfriends. I don’t sleep around. I’ve always kept people at arms-length because I don’t live a life where I can answer the kinds of questions they ask of me. Then you came along and I thought maybe this once it would be nice, real fucking nice to pretend I could have something beautiful for myself. Only you weren’t what I expected. You pissed me off. You made me laugh and you made me ache, and you made me want you so damn much. You did all that and now I can’t imagine how I lived a life without you in it. You give so much of yourself without even realising it. Even now you’re taking my fight and making it your own, and I hate myself for being so selfish and letting you.”
About the Author:
Kate McCarthy is a USA Today Bestselling author who resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works full time on her writing.
She has two children, two dogs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the world that help keep her sane.
When she's not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites.
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