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Flirting With Danger (Samantha Jellicoe #1)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  2,087 ratings  ·  112 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
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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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
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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Felicia
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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Karen Booklover
Buddy Read with Susanne

It's so good to know that one of my favourite and first historical romance writer writes wonderful contemporary too
Caroline
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
Apr 29, 2007 Rhapsody rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: contemporary/mystery romance readers
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
Evie
A sexy fun read. Sam is a smart and sexy bad…bad girl. Rick is the handsome, (well truth be told…he is the handsomest) billionaire bachelor around. From the moment they meet, nothing can set them apart. It’s quite funny how Sam calls herself and Stoney “acquisitions relocators”, and even funnier how Rick is always a step or two ahead of her; when she thinks of something, he’s already thought it– which drives Sam insane, and that is precisely what draws them together. Then there is Donner. The an ...more
TJ
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
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.
Jane Stewart
3 ½ 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 o
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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
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
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
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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Carrissaibbott
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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K. Cat
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!
Ewa
It's simple: I fell in love :D
Sabine
Eine Diebin und ein Millionär

Das Buch fiel mir irgendwann bei meinem Quartalskauf bei Bertelsmann in die Finger. Leider lag es danach auch erstmal ewig auf dem riesengroßen Stapel der To-Read-Bücher und ich musste erst in den Urlaub fahren um es endlich zu lesen. Und was hatte ich verpasst!! Sofort nach wenigen Zeilen war ich schon mittendrin und total gefesselt von der Geschichte. Sam Jellicoe hat den Auftrag eine wertvolle Steintafel aus dem Haus des Millionärs Richard Addison zu stehlen. Um s
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Kathy Crissman
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
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
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
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
Batha
What a brilliant discovery this series is.It has all the elements that make it a completely fulfilling reading experience.It has danger, it is edgy with an incredibly likable cast of characters.Read the whole book through with bated breathe and trying to contain the gleeful joy that there were four more books to go.I really wish the author would consider writing more of these book.I don't think the story is complete,not by a long shot.I love Sam and Rick and find neither annoying or eye roll ind ...more
Ary89 - Romance e non solo
3 stelle e mezzo

Primo romanzo di una serie e che leggo di quest'autrice... penso non sarà neanche l'ultimo.

Protagonista femminile di questo romanzo è Samantha Jellicoe, Sam, una ladra affascinante, coraggiosa, abile, fiera e molto orgogliosa. Per la precisione una ladra di opere d'arte e di beni di gran valore...

L'ultimo suo furto è iniziato come un gioco da ragazzi, cambiare la direzione di una telecamera per passare indisturbata, coprire con specchietti speciali dei dispositivi di allarme, una
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Dawn
I really enjoyed this book. 4.5 stars! One of the best contemporary books I have read this year. Happy and excited to continue with the series. I like to savoir series I enjoy hence I rotate my reading between a few authors. I came across this series while looking for similar books in the contemporary, romantic, mystery genre. I cannot recall ever reading an historical romance by the author and I enjoy that genre, none the less, I am excited to continue a reading relationship with her.

I thought
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Nicoletta
nel momento in cui ho terminato questo libro ho pensato ..." ed ora come farà Sam a rinunciare alla sua arte? o meglio......sarà in grado di star lontana dai guai?"
questo libro mi è piaciuto molto con mia grande sorpresa, avendo spulciato qua e là le varie recensioni non proprio molto favorevoli.
non ci manca assolutamente nulla nella trama e non mi ha mai annoiato.
i cervelli dei due protagonisti sono sempre in moto, uno per cercare di venire a capo di tutto il fattaccio, l'altro per evitare di
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Suzanne was born in Southern California sometime in the latter half of the 20th century. In the way that some people are born knowing they want to be astronauts or cellists, Suzanne always knew she wanted to be a writer. Early dreams of becoming a zoologist and writing true stories about her adventures in Africa were crushed, however, after she viewed a television special about the world’s most po ...more
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