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Flirting With Danger (Samantha Jellicoe #1)

3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,896 Ratings  ·  152 Reviews
In her dazzling romantic suspense debut, USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Enoch brings us a thrilling tale about a thief who needs to prove she's no murderer and the millionaire who loves her.

Samantha Jellicoe is a thief and proud of it. Raised to appreciate the finer things in life, Sam has no trouble divesting the wealthy of their treasures. This all changed, however
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Avon
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Carol Storm
Jul 12, 2011 Carol Storm rated it really liked it
Adorable jewel thief meets stuffy but caring billionaire -- what's not to like?

Nine times out of ten when I read romance I read historicals only, unless it's a quick Harlequin presents or something like that. So it really surprised me how much I enjoyed the Rick and Samantha series.

I think what I liked best was the luxury of the settings, the splendor and the wealth, plus the clash of Sam's street-person instincts (trust no one, keep backpack ready to climb out window) and the warm and almost h
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Felicia
Aug 08, 2011 Felicia rated it liked it
I feel like the author is a good writer and I was compelled to buy the second book in the series to check it out, but it was a little light for my tastes, more chick-lit than I usually read, but still enjoyable.

It's definitely total mind candy of the UBER kind, just like shamelessly reading the Bachelorette, which is not TERRIBLE, right? :D The problem is that this series suffers from comparison to Nora Roberts' In Death series (which, especially the first 3, are some of my ABSOLUTELY faves). We
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Tammy Walton Grant
A caper book!!! A caper book!!! I LOVED this!!! I gobbled it up like candy, and as soon as I finish this review I'm off to read book #2.

I liked Sam -- mouthy, sassy, charming, independent . She's what I would be like if I could pick my personality traits.

I loved Rick Addison -- I've always been a sucker for the contemporary romance gorgeous billionaire, and since I quit reading Nora Roberts I haven't had the pleasure of meeting any new ones. Rick (sigh, had a boyfriend named Rick once, still lo
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Carolyn Crane
Nov 05, 2010 Carolyn Crane rated it it was amazing
Okay, these Samantha Jellicoe books are my new cozy fun yummy reads that I RAVISH. I've read the first two, and I'm saving the rest for when I really really need something wonderful and reliable. I think there are only FOUR! SOB. Samatha is a cat burgler, she meets her hero robbing his art collection, and just, wow, this series is insanely delightful.

This has the same wonderfulness factor of those early Evanovich/Stephanie Plum books for me, but a step up in maturity and relationship.

This might
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Cam *is the worst*


If I had to pick what I liked more in "Flirting with Danger", I'd say without a doubt Sam Jellicoe, its fascinating, badass heroine.

I'm not a fan of chick-lit. To be fair, I haven't read many books belonging to the genre, but that's because the few attempts I've made have been a total disaster.
I despise the semplicity of the writing and of the characters' psychology. I hate the forced, cheesy notion of love usually depicted in those books. And I usually find the heroes disturbing.
They're either
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Steve
Oct 18, 2015 Steve rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, sam-jellicoe
I found this book impossible to put down. It started with a literal bang, and kept up with the twists and turns, leaving me guessing at every turn, finally building up to a rather delicious climax. The resolution was over a little quickly for me, and I did love the characters -- in some ways they remind me a little bit of Eve and Roarke, but are very different people. I am looking forward to reading more in this series.
Susanne
Nov 20, 2015 Susanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: genre-chicklit
Buddy read with Karen!
Caroline
Aug 02, 2011 Caroline rated it it was amazing
Yet another confirmation of the reliability of Publishers Weekly starred reviews. I've been let down so many times by Five Kisses or Five Roses (or Five Whatever) reviews on independent sites, but Old Faithful never fails.

I picked Flirting with Danger out of a short list of PW starred reviews and enjoyed every single page. The author's notes at the end, describing the genesis of the book, are some of the most intriguing and enlightening I've read. Ah, were all authors so honest and informative a
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Rhapsody
Dec 09, 2015 Rhapsody rated it liked it
Recommends it for: contemporary/mystery romance readers
Shelves: romance, fiction
Sam, a highly skilled thief, breaks into billionaire Richard Addison's mansion to steal a piece from his art collection, but she ends up saving his life when she finds a bomb has been set up in his hallway. When she is implicated for attempted murder, she goes to Addison for help, offering to help him find out who was trying to kill him in exchange. The plot was pretty intricate, with multiple thieves, murders and suspects. All in all, I liked the chemistry between Sam and Addison, even though I ...more
Jane Stewart
Sep 15, 2010 Jane Stewart rated it liked it
Shelves: romantic-mystery
3 stars. Enjoyable light romantic mystery caper. Fun dialogue, but weak on the emotional pull.

STORY BRIEF:
Samantha (Sam) is a cat burglar thief for hire, one of the best. She is hired to steal an antique tablet from the Florida home of British millionaire Richard. While there she discovers a trip wire set by someone else. A guard trips over it setting off an explosion which kills him. Sam knocks Richard out of the way saving his life. Sam and Richard then form an uneasy alliance to help each ot
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TJ
Dec 08, 2011 TJ rated it really liked it
It's a fast paced, light-hearted, yet surprisingly rich, mystery/romance!!

Samantha Jellicoe is one of the best, and most expensive, cat burglars in the world. That is why, when a bomb explodes in the very house she is stealing from, at the very moment she is doing her "work", the red flags fly. Keeping the handsome, billionaire owner alive and getting out without getting caught is her first priority, however, it isn't until she discovers her life is in serious trouble later that she is forced to
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Kjen
Sep 20, 2014 Kjen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read
Still awesome...fast paced, fun, and hot...even the second time around!:) A must read for fans of the In Death series who don't mind a lighter story and some role reversal.
Alison
I have read Suzanne Enoch's historical novels but this is my first foray into her contemporary stories.

I have to say I loved it. So often in novels I can see 'whodunit' a mile off and get frustrated at the stupidity of the characters, or the author practically attaches flashing lights to something to indicate its importance. That didn't happen here. In fact, even when part of the plot unfolds I still thought it was going in a different direction.

The English side of things was pretty well done. S
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Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"Casa." Samantha non ne aveva mai avuta una vera. L'idea la spaventava parecchio, ma desiderava provarci. Con lui.

La cosa più intrigante del romanzo, e senza dubbio la più originale, è la "professione" della protagonista Samantha. Sam è infatti una ladra ed è orgogliosa di esserlo. Non è però un'assassina e quando durante un colpo si ritrova coinvolta nell'esplosione di una bomba non ci pensa due volte a mettere in salvo l'affascinante miliardario inglese Richard, il proprietario del raro oggett
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Angela
Mar 21, 2011 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ebooks
Flirting With Danger is actually a re-read for me. I originally read this as a borrowed paperback, and once I found out there was a whole series involving these characters, I wanted to come back and start reading them in ebook form. I was very pleased to find that Book 1 held up nicely to a second pass through.

If you're old enough to remember the TV show Remington Steele, this book is pretty close to what you'd get if you take Steele and Laura from that show and reverse their roles. Samantha Jel
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Jenny
Jan 20, 2010 Jenny rated it liked it
Samantha Jellicoe, a second-generation theif who happens to be very, very good at her job, finds herself in a lot of trouble after one night's work goes terribly wrong. It was supposed to be easy - get in, grab a priceless antique, get out, get paid. But the owner was home. And someone had already gotten there first... and rigged the mansion with explosives.

Sam manages to save said owner, Rick Addison, but he sees her, and she's suddenly the only suspect in the bombing. But because she saved hi
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Tina
Ok so I've seen this one in my recommended section by Goodreads, but past it up several times until I saw it recommended by some Kristen Ashley fans. As I too am a fan of KA I thought I'd give it a chance... Boy I'm glad I did!! It was funny, entertaining throughout, suspenseful, steamy, and the story was great and kept me guessing about the who done it. I loved it and I highly recommend it. As I'm am not a regular reader of historical romance, I'm so glad this author Suzanne Enoch, branched out ...more
Manuela
Sep 07, 2011 Manuela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporaneo
La storia d'amore mi è piaciuta, così come i personaggi di Richard e Samantha. Lo stile della Enoch è fresco, abbastanza scorrevole, la storia, in generale, è carina e si lascia leggere, ma non mi ha convinta del tutto.
La narrazione, in alcuni punti, perde il ritmo, non solo per qualche errore di stampa sparso qua e là, ma soprattutto perchè la parentesi gialla è stata affrontata con un po' di superficialità, e a tratti è confusa; inoltre il ritmo non è stato sempre uniforme, perchè a una parte
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Sunny
Dec 16, 2015 Sunny rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
It's fun and very fluffy. I'll move on to the rest of the stories although I hope the who-dun-it portions aren't quite as complex (on the good side, I had no idea who the bad guy was until all was revealed at the end), because I like the charecter byplay and don't care much about mysteries.

That said, sigh, why did the hero have to be a Brit? He didn't need to be. There was no reason whatsoever beyond an American author who thinks Brits are sexy. I just don't find random Brits tossed into America
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Cris
Sep 24, 2015 Cris rated it really liked it
3,75
Una lectura muy amena donde nos encontramos con Sam, una protagonista con personalidad, carácter e independiente, y una forma de vida poco ortodoxa, que encuentra la horma de su zapato en el atractivo y rico Richard Addison. Su relación no es nada convencional. Comienza como una asociación entre una ladrona y su último objetivo para averiguar quién ha estado a punto de volarlos a ambos por los aires la noche que Sam se cuela en casa de Rick para robarle, cada cual con unos objetivos e intere
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CI
Jun 10, 2014 CI rated it liked it
Some context is required for this rating. I have just finished working my way through all 38 J.D. Robb 'In Death' books and was looking for something new. I used the Goodreads 'other people are reading....' recommendations and the summary of this caught my eye. For those familiar with Eve Dallas and Roarke, you will see the slight similarities in lead characters with enough differences that the stories are completely different

Now, for the book. For me, a rating of three means I read it, I enjoye
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Lea Bourg'
Apr 19, 2015 Lea Bourg' rated it really liked it
Hmm more something between 3,75 and 4 stars =)
For Sam, robbing the house of a wealthy businessman aka Richard Addison was supposed to be a matter of routine. Except it doesn't go as planned and a bomb, one dead and one millonaire saved later, Samantha Jellicoe finds herself forced to seek help from Richard to escape the police and find out who wants to trap her ...
As I am a huge fan of stories with thieves, as soon as I read the summary of this book, I went for it !! And I must admit that on the
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K. Cat
May 19, 2014 K. Cat rated it really liked it
What a yummy book, I love chick lit and this book was fabulous. Sam is independent, cool and best of all…a cat burglar. Sam's sexy and a bad girl too. I loved her hot relationship with Rick..steamy, yum!
Graylark
May 15, 2014 Graylark rated it really liked it
Light, fluffy, fun.
Ewa
Feb 19, 2014 Ewa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, origin
It's simple: I fell in love :D
Ying Yuvejwattana
4 Suspense Romance Stars

It may take me two months to finish this book as I lost interest easily. But it's interesting enough to keep me coming back until I finally finished it. It reminds me of In Nora Roberts' Death series. But this one is much lighter.
There is high chance that I will continue this series. I love hot billionaire :-)
Kathy Crissman
Nov 14, 2012 Kathy Crissman rated it it was amazing
I was looking for something new, and boy did I get it. Absolutely loved this book. The repartee between the hero and herione is enough to keep you reading, but add in a great mystery and it makes it a 5 star read.I cant wait to read the remaining 4 book in this series.
Lita Bouquard
Oct 04, 2014 Lita Bouquard rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, romance
Enoch mentions she was inspired by To Take A Thief with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. The book reads like a clever spin on the movie with alterations in the roles. Samantha is the thief and Rick - a rich Brit with an athlete's body is the target- or at least his antiquities are. Sam runs - or almost runs into trouble and she and the mighty powerful Rick meet and things combust.
Clever repartee, modern sex scenes from Enoch were a bit surprising at first but a mystery that is a bit twisty to unrave
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Sibilla
Jan 15, 2014 Sibilla rated it liked it
Samantha Jellicoe is funny, independent and feels safer on her own, than with other people. She is thief, but during one of her jobs, she meets Richard Addison. She saves his life, but due to a explosion she is charged with the murder of a security guard. To clear her name, she seeks help and asks Richard to help her.

Richard and Samantha begin a partnership, they get to know each other more in the process. Richard gets a glimse of the world in which Samantha lives in, Samantha does as well. The
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Adrienne Testa
Jun 22, 2014 Adrienne Testa rated it really liked it
Sam Jellicoe, art thief has a job to do, steal an ancient tablet, simple and easy. Until she finds herself face to face with a trip cord. Instead of stealing the tablet, she saves the life of the owner, Richard Addison. When Samantha and Addison join forces to learn the truth about the art theft, art thieves start turning up dead, leaving Sam as the scape goat. Together they uncover lies, thefts and millions lost, as well as being targets. As the pieces fall into place and the thief and killer a ...more
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