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In Their Footsteps & Thief of Hearts: In Their Footsteps\Thief of Hearts (Tavistock Family #1-2)

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In Their Footsteps

The quiet scandal surrounding her parents' deaths has always haunted Beryl Tavistock. Now she's asking dangerous questions and the answers are proving that the past does not die easily. Pulled into a world of espionage, Beryl quickly discovers that she needs help, and former CIA agent Richard Wolf is her only hope. But in a world where trust is a double-e
ebook, 400 pages
Published November 15th 2012 by Mira Books (first published April 1st 2008)
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Jan 16, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys romance nd romantic suspense
I've been reading Ms. Gerritsen's books from her first one in 1986 to the present. Her romances and romantic suspenses are always page turners. Given the choice though, on a re-read I'd pick one of her medical thrillers which had me laying awake at night thinking about them. Her's are the kind of books you pick up on a Friday night when you get home and sit there reading it till early Sunday morning on a non-stop marathon because you just can't stop.

One thing I've noticed about her romantic sus
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
I think the term "suspend your disbelief" applies to this one. What a ridiculous climax and finish. The characters were likeable enough, albeit not well developed, to keep me reading. I won't be going back for more.
May 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the Rizzoli & Isles series, but this was written before I think... more like romance novels my mom used to read with that action thrown in.... she was moving toward the action/mysteries here. So these two weren't my favorites, but I did read them. LOL. Go figure.
Mar 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Orjinal Adı Thief Of Hearts Tavistock Aile Serisinin ikinci kitabı Serinin Goodreads puanı 5/3,56 Dershanenin puanım bu kitap için için 5/4
Beğenerek okudum işcilik Aristokrat, Ürdün, Tavistock ile Clea Pirinç'in kitabın başından itibaren başlayan macerasını çok sevdim..
Sagopa Harlequinn Kitabı olmasına ξενοδοχείο dolu dolu bir kitap idi..Yazarın diğer kitaplarındaki servis'imize tıbbı aşırı gerilim ve cinayet ile bezeli değ ama tam da benim istediğim servis'imize bir macera vardı eskiden
I’ve read many Tess Gerritsen books – both her older romantic suspense books and her newer mystery books – and I can safely say she is one of my favourite authors. However, the Tavistock books failed to entertain me in the way I had hoped. Truthfully, they are my least favourite of all the Gerritsen books I have read.

Both had the promise of being wonderful reads. Both suggest at all Gerritsen has to offer in her romantic suspense books, yet neither story really pulled me in. There was the odd bi
Aug 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, romance
I listened to an audiobook that only contained the "Thief of Hearts." Clea Rice is a cat burglar who is being pursued by some bad guys with deep pockets and far reaching influence. She is surprised on one of her jobs when she meets Jordan Tavistock, a gentleman burglar who through his ineptitude nearly gets them both discovered. Jordan becomes obsessed with Clea and is certain that there is more to her story than that she is just a burglar. Clea just wants to complete her job and remain alive be ...more
I enjoy Tess Gerritsen's thrillers, and made the mistake of judging the book by it's cover with Thief of Hearts. This one turns out to be a romance novel, about an American woman, beautiful and irrestistible, and an English aristocrat, each of whom catches the other while they each burgle the same man's mansion. Yes, there's some intrigue and adventure, but my tolerance for gushing about the sexiness of the protagonists is very, very low. Just let me say that this might be immensely entertaining ...more
Apr 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Their Footsteps: My first thought after being halfway through this book was that it wasn't Tess's finest. But when I was completely done, my mind had changed slightly. I love the romance, the chemistry and passion between Beryl and Richard. And the ending? It took me by moderate surprise.

Theif of Hearts: This was five stars. I love continuation novels, I honestly do. I just liked the relationship between Clea and Jordan better than that of Beryl and Richard. But that's my opinion. I finished
Terri Kinney
Couldn't get through this. I found it ridiculous the heroine would be offended that the hero would run a background check after she broke into a house, was nearly blown up, and then shot at but was unwilling to come clean on why crazy shit like that would happen. And all within the first couple days of meeting each other. This woman clearly develops unrealistic emotional bonds with anyone in her company for more than five minutes.
Aug 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, spy
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This is one when she was transitioning from romance write to medical thriller and I'd place this one in a romantic suspense category. Well written as all her books are but a little too much romance for me. Wanted to read one of hers before she got into the medical thrillers and Rizzoli series so tried this one. Not terrible at all but not as great as the ones that cover after it.
Jan 21, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When I read the synopsis of this book online it sounded like there was a chance that I would like it. Turns out that it was horribly written and the plots were so boring and not worth it even though this was part of Tess Gerritsen's early works.
Naomi Young
Aug 25, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, kindle, aclib
These are apparently early works of Gerritsen's; there just isn't the same plotting and depth of characterization as her current thrillers. They're more like cotton candy for the brain, very fluffy and light on plot and characterization.
Feb 22, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked both stories, well written, suspenseful and the proper amount of smut :-) I'm more of a fan of Ms. Gerrisen's books with the Rizzoli and Isles characters, but these two stories in one book were a nice treat.
Aug 06, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
These were pretty good political/spy thrillers. I liked Thief of Hearts better of the two. The author does a good job of developing her characters and generally keeps things from getting too predictable. I could do without the cheesy love scenes.
Sam Schreiber
Nov 06, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I typically enjoy Tess's books, at least those in the Rizzoli and Isles series. I immensely respect her as an author after meeting her at a book signing. But as far as this book goes, if I could give it less than one star I would. Bleeeech.
Enjoyed both books. Probably like In Their Footsteps more as it seemed a more probable attraction than Thief of Hearts. However, both storylines were entertaining. Not Gerritsen's finest work. [library ebook]
Apr 23, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Thief of Hearts must be one of Gerritsen's early works before she discovered thriller writing. It's a wooden, schmaltzy romance story. I lasted two chapters before throwing the towel in...
Barb Innes
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading several non fiction books..this was a fun read (audiotape)-Thief of Hearts.
Romance and a happy ending. Just what I escape book!
Megan Yost
I loved it! I wish there were more kids in the Tavistock family so there sould be more stories about them...
Jul 14, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2009
Not the usual medical thriller from Gerritsen.
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Too much of a romance for my taste.
I really enjoyed it! Quick easy reads and great romance
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
interesting pair of romantic suspense novels. the first about the sister and the second the brother of an english family mixed up in all sorts of international intrigue.
Least favorite of Tess Gerritsen books
May 23, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Generally good plot, again too much a romance for me. Didn't realize she was such a romance author.
I listen to this one on audio. The narrator Nicola Barber did a splendid job with Mediocre writing.
May 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I really enjoyed this book, I think I still prefer Gerritsen's medical thrillers. However, this book shows her ability to move beyond one genre. I would recommend this book.
great book. Was nice to have the two stories together.
Oct 11, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Another escape. No, only if you really want to.
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Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D.

While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller
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Tavistock Family (2 books)
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