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Touch of a Thief (Touch of Seduction #1)
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 vis...more
This was a pretty fun book, and quite different than I originally thought it would be.
Yes, it's a Trashy-Romance Novel, but it had a nice little adventure story to go with it. I've never read anything about a person with the ability to read gemstones before, so that was a nice surprise, as well.
It also has the distinction of having one of the Worst Lines Ever in it. I mean it.
Could Quinn's servant scent a whiff of her arousal over the yeasty aroma of bread and cheese?
See? I wasn't kidd ...more
This book had smart dialogue, an intriguing mystical story, and smokin hot sex scenes that were fill ...more
The story grabbed me right from the start and the H&h were fantastic characters. There was a bit of a paranormal element to this story that I thought was it was extremely well done. The love scenes were really spicy and there were quite a few to kept you hot romances readers really happy.
The only bad thing I can say about this book is I felt it ended too abruptly. I would have liked a few more pages at the end to ...more
No me gusta hacer comparaciones, pero me ha recordado mucho el estilo de otra autora que me gusta muchísimo Jennifer Ashley.
Es una historia donde las escenas hot... abundan, pero no por ello menguan la historia, con aventuras... pero lo que más me ha gustado son los personajes. Ella principalmente, moderna pero sin pasarse, valiente, decidida... pero no por ello en contra de la sociedad... él, duro pero tierno, comprensivo.
Hay escenas muy cotidianas, y sobre todo, muy h ...more
The dialogue in the beginning was SO snappy I felt like I was reading a book version of James Bond. You know, the James Bond movie where Daniel Craig plays opposite Eva Green, and they have a snappy snarky dialogue in the train? And you watch it thinking, Hot Smart Guy, Smart Hot Lady, why aren't THESE kind of people the ones having a gazillion kids and turning out more smart hot people?!!?!?
Anyways. I digress.
(Lady) Viola Preston's father, an Earl, died leavin ...more
Greydon Quinn needs the services of the Mayfair Jewel Thief to retrieve a red diamond stolen from the Temple of Shiva in India. The stone is on its way to be gifted to Queen Victoria, but Quinn objects. His people have stolen enough from India, and he means to restore the stone and maybe some power to a good friend, Sanjay, who should have been a prince but he lost his throne to the British Doct ...more
The stolen gem could have come straight from Sax Rohmer, and the aristocratic lady thief from a dozen other sources.
And when Ms Marlowe spelled 'Eton' as 'Eaton', well, either she's too busy to do h ...more
Lady Viola es una mujer de armas tomar, no se deja amedrentar por Quinn, y le deja las cosas muy claras, tampoco se avergüenza de querer vivir entre la alta sociedad, aunque no se lo pueda permitir, ...more
Lady Viola is a strong, sassy heroine, an impoverished aristocrat supporting her family through her aptitude as a jewel thief. Quinn is of the English ton, a lieutenant serving in India ...more
From the talented imagination of author Mia Marlowe comes a page turning adventure that crosses the continent and ...more
Plot: 5 stars
Character development: 5 stars
Character likeability: H, 5; h, 4
Erotic tension: 4 stars
Sexual Heat/descriptiveness: 5 stars
Word usage/ writing: 4 stars
Denouement: 4 stars
I liked this book a lot! I will definitely read books by Mia Marlowe, I am definitely a fan. The plot may have involved the Crown jewels, a woman with a psychic-type of gift, a man who studied the Kama Sutra in India, passionate love scenes, erotic love fantasy talk and danger! If I hadn't been so b ...more
Great back and forth dialog between Viola and Quinn, and several steamy love scenes in different settings. I really enjoyed their relationship.
I also liked the author's use of language and strong visuals. Great historical setting, with suspense and adventure. I'll have to read this one a second time. I have Mia's book Touch of a Rogue, I'll be reading that ...more
Second of all, the author is guilty of at least one of these indicators of Bad Sex Scenes (the one ...more
E’ il primo romanzo che leggo di quest’autrice, e dico subito che non mi ha del tutto convinto.
In realtà lei si impegna a mettere molta carne al fuoco, e vi sono vari spunti originali rispetto alle trame classiche: c’è una nobildonna caduta in povertà, dotata del particolare dono della psicometria (ovvero la capacità di interagire con le pietre preziose e di assorbire le loro energie positive o negative, riuscendo a percepire persino i ricordi delle persone che hann ...more
For most of the book Viola is greedy and a bit selfish. (She's a thief. Granted she steals only from the rich, but she steals because she wants rather than out of actual necessity. (view spoiler)[It's not that she's unable to find a position, rather Viola explains to Quinn that working would be beneath her ...more
i love the whole of this story, love the character of viola and quinn, especially viola's talent that bound with her work. looking forward to read mia's other books ;D
Quinn and Sanjay had to go to Francis to collect back the precious diamond which belong to India, the diamond's name is Baaghh Kaa Kkhuun or Bloof of the Tiger and to collect back the red diamond, they need the profesional thief to help and that is Mayfair of Jewel Thief but they dont realized that the thi ...more
Quinn Greydon is recently returned from India where the injustices Britain has perpetrated against the locals has left him fu ...more
Viola to arystokratka ...more
Touch of a Thief is an erotic romance with layers of suspense and paranormal in an international setting during 1857. It has three main characters without being about a love triangle. The romantic couple, Viola and Quinn. And Sanjay, whose story leads up the premise. Every one of them experienced a loss that marked their destinies. All of them know injustice, abuse and deceit. Being wronged by the successions laws of the time.
Lady Viola Presto ...more
It deals with double standards for men and women
There is some respect for people of other cultures
Viola has cool powers to sense gemstones and their history
Quinn is very forward thinking for a male during the times of England's supremacy
Some annoying things:
It opens with the kama Sutra and the hero getting lessons
There is some annoying phraseology like one part where Viola a thief who endears herself to Quinn is compared to salt. hmmm was the author ...more
Yeah see I liked the premise, and even the first ten pages! Then the hero sexually assaults the heroine (pins her down and forces kisses) and the author tried to excuse it with "her body responded!" and you know what? NOPE. No. No no no, I do not need this book in my life.
Also there's a gun/sword fighting scene in the intro, FYI.
Do you want to know when Mia's next book is av ...more
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"Oh, yes, sahib. I have six wives and eight concubines."
Perhaps Sanjay wasn't the right one to give him the counsel he sought...”
Smart man. If he'd put her hand anywhere near his mouth, she'd have curled her fingers into a fist and clouted him a good one.
"I'll see you at home later, dearest."
"You know how we women are when we're shopping," She smiled venomously at him. "Don't wait up."
Quinn lifted a brow at that, but kept a smile firmly in place for her mother's sake. "Yes, well, try not to spend all my money in one place."
"Of course not," she said sweetly. "I know lots of places to spend all your money.”