Tuesday, September 9

Review: Stealing His Heart by Diana Alberts

Title: Stealing His Heart
By: Diana Alberts
Series: Shillings Agency #2
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
The BookWhisperer's Rating: 

Shillings Agency employee Jake Forsythe is not happy to discover that the thief who he has to track down is none other than his ex-partner from his past. Now he’s forced to blackmail her into submission…or throw her in jail.

Tara Harris steals from the rich and corrupted, returning objects to their rightful owners one case at a time. When Jake shows up in her life, at first, she’s thrilled. But then when she finds out that she has to help the man she stole from or go to jail…it’s the choice between two evils.

These two can’t deny the burning passion between them, but when push comes to shove, they’ll have to lay their hearts and their lives on the line.

Um, yes, I would like to meet/marry Jake Forsythe because he is one hot man. 

I loved that Jake and Tara had a past before Jake went to war and Tara started her Robin Hood business.  This connection between the two of them was more powerful and believable than if they were to start the first chapter getting to know each other straight out of the box. 

Jake walked away from Tara years ago and now he is back to hold her hostage for information (in a sexy way) and to keep her safe at the same time.  Tara doesn’t want to give up her secrets to help the Shillings Agency but is more than intrigued at who Jake has become and if he still is the boy that she used to know.  She sees little snippets but then Jake’s hard exterior comes snapping back into place and he is lost again. They constantly fight and bicker like an old couple, they push each other to their limits, but in between all the fighting they get to relearn who each other are and what makes them smile.

McLaughlin knows how to write sexy men and strong women.  Jake dominates in the bedroom but Tara knows that out of the bedroom, she is charge of her own life and she makes any decision that she wants, with or without his approval. 

Fantastic read by McLaughin and I hope the next in the story is about “The Princess.”

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