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The French Detective's Woman

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"Enemies by Day..." Paris Police Commissaire Jean-Marc Lacroix is obsessed with catching "le Revenant," a clever high-end thief who is targeting mansions and castles all over Europe. Jean-Marc's by-the-book superiors are convinced his unorthodox methods make him a loose cannon...but he refuses to let the slippery master-of disguise get the better of him. So he starts hunti ...more
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published February 20th 2012 by Cajun Hot Press
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Lori McD
3.5 - 4 stars

This book is a joy to read!

And yet, there are some uneven spots that take it down a notch. In the middle, there is an event that causes our Heroine to be captured/arrested; while I understand why what happened happened, and why she allowed it to go down the way that it did, it was unsettling. And it felt very uneven... almost as if we'd been taken to the edge of the cliff and dropped, only to find ourselves with the breath knocked out of us and unconscious, but alive, on another da
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Luccia Gray
Mar 29, 2014 Luccia Gray rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to get it free on 'Digital Books Today', yesterday, and I finished it on one sitting! Started around midnight and didn’t go to bed until early hours of the morning when I finished it! (luckily, yesterday was Friday night, and I don’t work Saturdays :) ). I couldn’t put it down for various reasons. In the first place, I was drawn into the story immediately, right from page one. Secondly the main characters, Ciara and Jean-Marc, are so interesting and authentic that I really wan ...more
Julie Burns
Feb 19, 2013 Julie Burns rated it really liked it
I have had this for free on my kindle for months now. I usually read ParaRomance, and didn't think this would hold my interest. But as it was free, and I wanted a break from reading my usual stuff, I dived in.
Wow !! From the first page it wad fast pacing and well written.
The chemistry sizzled between Jean-marc and Ciara,
The distrust between them made it easier to read. There were times I wanted to slap the couple, but mainly the hero.
Have read a few things by this author, and will continue t
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SheLove2Read
Sep 16, 2012 SheLove2Read rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
Somewhat different in that it was set in France and I felt like the hero really was more the focus of the story. Ciera could have been more sympathetic of a character if she would have just opened up a bit more to Jean-Marc, but she did grow on me. A few little niggling things that weren't resolved to my satisfaction, but this was still a better than average read. Smokin' hot love scenes bring this up to a near-4 star read.
Janaki Douillard
I can't get enough of the domineering men that Nina Bruhns (or Nikita Black) writes. But adding a To Catch a Thief motif on top was just so much fun. Halfway through I thought I must be nearing the end with such a climax approaching, but much to my everlasting enjoyment there was another half of the book left with more plot twists and excitement. I found myself wishing the book would never end.
Theresa Scarangella
Jul 19, 2014 Theresa Scarangella rated it it was amazing
Ciara Alexander was at a club without a disguise and she felt something big was going to happen. She had a job to do. The million dollar Princess was on a shopping spree. she was being watched. A man came behind her while she was dancing and grabbed her waist to dance with her. She turned around and he had sounded like her Etienne who had died. He was the police, his name was Jean-Marc. Ciara took the princesses bracelet and dropped it in his jacket pocket. She was able to retrieve it.
This is t
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Erica
Aug 06, 2014 Erica rated it it was amazing
This book was a surprise for me. I read it as a part of the "Dangerous dozen collection" and the plot could have been a bit trite: unfortunate girl turns to stealing for a living to bring up a group of homeless children and becomes a sort of modern Robin Hood, only to be chased by a driven detective who falls for her charm with the help of an immediate and explosive chemistry between the two. However, I appreciated hugely the skill with which the author has been able to create suspence and a sen ...more
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Mar 15, 2014 Cindy ~ SnS Reviews rated it really liked it
In His Control by Nina Bruhns, A thief in Paris who robs from the rich to pay for rent, food and education for 5 street kids (orphans) goes out undisguised one night at club and unknowingly has a fling with the with the detective that has made it his mission in life to catch the “ghost” thief who he believes is a man. It was quite the game of cat and mouse until he figures out it is her and then he tries his best to catch her in the act. These two were explosive in bed but yet neither would give ...more
Erika
Sep 16, 2012 Erika rated it liked it
Well, this was one helluva read, I have to say. I had fun, albeit I found some parts quite not interesting, I still managed to finish the whole thing, so that says something. :)

Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
A thief in Paris who robs from the rich to pay for rent, food and education for 5 street kids (orphans) goes out undisguised one night at club and unknowingly has a fling with the with the detective that has made it his mission in life to catch the “ghost” thief who he believes is a man. It was quite the game of cat and mouse until he figures out it is her and then he tries his best to catch her in the act. These two were explosive in bed but yet neither would give up their job profession. There ...more
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From the author: "Enemies by Day... Paris Police Commissaire Jean-Marc Lacroix is obsessed with catching le Revenant, a clever high-end thief who is targeting mansions and castles all over Europe. So he starts hunting the man on his own time.

"Lovers by Night... Little does Jean-Marc realize that the ghostlike man is really a woman—a stunningly seductive American art student whose accidental but sizzling stumble-upon at a nightclub leaves him breathless and hungry for more
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Jennifer
Apr 27, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it
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Nina Bruhns
Jan 15, 2014 Nina Bruhns rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Enemies by day…

Police Commissaire Jean-Marc Lacroix is obsessed with catching le Revenant, a clever high-end thief who is targeting mansions and castles all over Europe. Jean-Marc’s by-the-book superiors are convinced his unorthodox methods make him a loose cannon…but he refuses to let the slippery master-of disguise get the better of him. He starts hunting the man on his own time.

Lovers by night…

But little does the French detective realize that the ghostlike man is really a woman—a stunning
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Susanne
Nov 14, 2015 Susanne rated it really liked it
"Maybe she's the thief," Pierre suggested with a big grin at his discomfort.
Jean-Marc rolled his eyes. "Ah, oui. Bien sûr. While she had her tongue down my throat she miraculously nabbed the bracelet. And then she managed to hide it while I stripped her practically naked." He thumped himself on the forehead. "Gee, Why didn't I think if that?"


*Jumping up and down with excitement* - this books was so damn good and unexpected. Before you start: you need a glass of cold water, a fan and plenty of
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Erica Costantino
Nov 13, 2012 Erica Costantino rated it it was amazing
My kindle edition is actually called The Paris Caper.
Set in Paris, France an American girl with a heart of gold steals from the rich to help some orphans keep off the street to get a chance she never got, help out of gutter, and pushed towards a good future.
As she is waiting for her next mark to show up at the club, she almost gets distracted by the handsome Frenchman who joins her on the dance floor. Instant sparks. But he turns out to be the police officer who is trying to capture her.
She is t
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Susan Commeford
Jul 27, 2015 Susan Commeford rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
A thrilling ride!

This story is hot in all the right places, full of suspense and intrigue, and brings the reader on a thrilling ride to the end. I don't read contemporary novels much any longer, preferring paranormal, but this one kept my attention with a strong couple and a storyline that was imaginative and fulfilling. I loved it.
Cheri Morningstar
Mar 10, 2014 Cheri Morningstar rated it really liked it
Oui Oui

I enjoy Nina Bruhns stories. Not too serious, fun and somewhat sexy. This one was more erotic than others I've read, but I always enjoy the story and characters. I loved Jean-Mark. Smart but bumbling detective whenever he was around Ciara.
Mimi Barbour
Mar 14, 2012 Mimi Barbour rated it it was amazing
Stuff! Who needed stuff? Especially to buy it when it was easier for Ciara to steal. A man, not handsome - better - a Frenchman who was a cop called Jean Marc edged his way into her solo dance routine on the nightclub floor. That's all she needed when her intentions to steal the princess's diamonds were what brought her out there. Just one of these trinkets would keep her and the orphans in money for quite some time. A flick of her wrist and into the pocket went a bracelet - his pocket!!
What an
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Maria
May 28, 2014 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book and looking for the translation of the different French phrases that it has. The end was not what I thought, it was better.
Nancy
Mar 19, 2014 Nancy rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars. A surprisingly good kindle freebie. (Titled The Paris Caper on kindle). Steamy with interesting characters.
Karen
Jan 30, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read. I love this author. This book and Warrior Bride are my favorites by Nina Bruhns. Rich language and the characters had real depth. The cover and title were deceiving to me....made me think I was about to read some fluff. But it was anything but. The only thing I didn't like, and it's minor, was that since the story takes place all over France, there is a line of dialogue here and there in French which I didn't understand. It was not always obvious from the context what the words meant ...more
Luv_a_good_story
This book was so much fun, I didn't know what would happen right up until the end.
Felice Foster
May 03, 2014 Felice Foster rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Started off a little slow, but picked up and delivered.
Lisa
May 09, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
this book was pretty pretty good . I mean that in a very good way.(He let her wrists go and sheathed himself one -handed as he coaxed every last shiver and wimper from her. When at last her face was a portrait of bliss and her eyes fluttered open, he took hold of her panties and rippped them off. she gave a yelp of surprise,her eyes widening as he stuck the ruined panties in his jacket pocket. " To rememder the occasion," he murmured with a wink, then grabbed her thighs,lifted her to his waist a ...more
Rachel Kall
May 06, 2012 Rachel Kall rated it it was amazing
I could barely put this book down. Bruhns had me from the first few pages, and I didn't want to stop reading. I loved all the French elements to this book, from the setting, the scenery, to our delectable French Detective!!! Ciara is a compelling heroine, and you can't help but root for her. And the chemistry between Ciara and Jean-Marc is off the charts. The pacing in this book was perfect, every scene mattered, and it was a perfect romantic suspense. It had everything I love in a romantic susp ...more
Brooke
Apr 19, 2014 Brooke rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved!
Pat
Apr 29, 2012 Pat rated it really liked it
I've been reading alot of French flaired books lately and in an effort to stay in France (reading wise), I found this one on Amazon. It was really very good. Mystery, adventure, romance, and a whole lot more. Sexy French cop vs a very cool modern day female Robin Hood. The author takes you on adventurous ride from stylish clubs in Paris to seedy docks in Marseilles and then some. The characters were well developed and the story line was very good. I am definitely adding Nina Bruhns books to my r ...more
Maria
Apr 02, 2012 Maria rated it it was ok
Shelves: in-2012
I liked this book. The characters weren't so over-the-top in love with each other as most are. I wanted to write a book like this once (except perhaps ten times worse, because mine was more like drivel than a book). It's interesting, it's captivating, and I liked it, mostly because it wasn't a run-of-the-mill romance. The characters have serious problems. They love each other, are riveted by each other, but that doesn't stop them from living their own lives.

All in all, a good read.
Jill
May 14, 2012 Jill rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Nina Bruhns really impresses me everytime I read one of her books. I shouldn't be suprised by now, but I always enjoy her books way more than I think I would. Her writing style is really easy and just goes with the flow, no boring bits.
Loved Jean Marc, amazing alpha man, just adored him. I am going to have to really get into this ladies books. Because like I said, just thoroughly enjoyable!!
Petula
Jul 21, 2014 Petula rated it really liked it
4**** A very good fast paced story. Our heroine is a very talented thief and our hero an honest cop. The tension between them is great. I loved the theft in the club when they first met. I liked the way neither one of them will stop what they have to do just because they love each other. Plenty of fun and some dangerous games played out. Very enjoyable book.
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New York Times and USA Today best selling author Nina Bruhns is an avid world traveler and adventurer with two graduate degrees in archaeology -- all great fodder for her stories, giving them broad dimension, vivid settings and characters that are out of the ordinary. In addition to hitting both the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists, her novels have earned two RITA nominations, and won numer ...more
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