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It Takes a Cat Burglar (A Thief in Love Romance, #1)

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When Darcelle Lebeau throws off the invisible chains that keep her bound to her family, she discovers a new vocation. Tempted to enter the illegal playground of a man she nicknames Matou, she becomes a cat burglar in training. Deeply ensnared with each task he entices her to fulfill, she fails to discover his identity and true intentions.

Sebastian St. Croix, a wealthy busi
106 pages
Published May 7th 2017 by Hot Sauce Publishing
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I would like to thank Book Unleashed and Hot Sauce Publishing for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

After I had read “The Frog Prince” from Book Unleashed, I just had to request another book to review and lo and behold, I found an interesting romance book called “It Takes a Cat Burglar” by Cailin Briste and I was quite interested in this story!

The story starts off with a young woman named Darcelle Lebeau who is training to become a great cat burglar and she is
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While there were a few flashes of brilliance, the general writing style seemed uninspired and occasionally silly. "The night was dark, which was a break for them." Hello? Cat Burglars? All that aside, the premise and story is original and entertaining. Everyone has a little larceny inside, and this story will definitely let your inner cat burglar out of the bag! FULL REVIEW - ...more
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Mystery mentor becomes sexy love interest. Some people receive love notes from secret admirers. Darcelle receives letters on how to steal back stolen goods. At first Darcelle thinks the detailed instructions on how to prepare and artifacts and art work back are just a joke. After following the steps several times, she is hooked. As a woman who works in a quiet and unglamours day job, becoming a righteous cat burglar is exhilarating. Wanting to learn more about her mysterious man keeps Darcelle i ...more
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it


“It Takes a Cat Burglar” by Cailin Briste is an adult science fiction romantic suspense story. There are breathtaking feats that made me instantly fascinated by Darcelle, who lives a remarkable double life. The gradual revelation of setting and background and the mysterious and sexy mentor, Sebastian, was a nice and somewhat unexpected twist. I love the cat references, sure to appeal to an ailurophile, and I’d be interested in learning more about the Abyssinian connection and whether Darcell
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adored this novella and am excited to see what will be next in the series! Right at the beginning, Cailin had me hooked with Darcelle on one of her missions. I love the premise of a master cat burglar and his protégé who eventually fall in love. The chemistry between Darcelle and Sebastian was hot; I didn’t want those sex scenes to end! I really enjoyed Darcelle’s various training scenes as well as the bit of family drama thrown in the mix. I found all of the characters introduced to be quite ...more
Amanda N.
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Darcelle "Minou" Lebeau has been receiving notes from a stranger with instructions on how to become a cat burglar and where to find stolen art and artifacts to be returned to the rightful owners or museums. She loves doing it because it brakes up her monotonous daily life. Over a year long span the notes continued to come and continues to learn.

Much to Darcelle's surprises, the secret stranger "Matou" reveals himself to her on the final task he has set for her. He has a proposition for her...30
Leslie OBrien
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m quite sure that when I grow up, I want to be a cat burglar. Okay, so, while yes, m a y b e a reality check IS in order, Cailin Briste makes it downright interesting AND hot in IT TAKES A CAT BURGLAR.

So, so many likes: The details are brilliant. Everything from Darcelle’s training, to her trainers, to Sebastian are so wonderfully laid out that you’ll feel as though you’re a fly on the wall watching everything happen. You’ll grin repeatedly as you delve into their inner thoughts. Of course, th
Penny  Mooney
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story is a futuristic story. Darrell has been contacted and trained as a cat burglar by
Sebastian. They have an instant attraction. Darrell is put through rigorous training and completed ahead of time. The target is then revealed to her.
The story has twist, danger, suspense, jealousy, sexy scenes, domineering men, and finally love.
Caitlin shows her talent yet again with the story plot and the characters interaction to each other. The story is an awesome read and keeps you on your toes the wh
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG I just devoured this book!!!
First one I have read by this author and I will definately be reading more!!
The storyline was very engaging as well as intruiging and I loved that It was set in the future.
A very different love story!!
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Interesting story about Darcelle, a woman who becomes a cat burglar, and the man who trains her. Suspenseful, surprising, very well written and great ending!
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The great character and storyline development made this book a very enjoyable and entertaining read!
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Cailin Briste, a USA TODAY bestselling author, writes science fiction suspense romance. Her first series is set in the Tallavan sector of the Federation where the men of Tallav are the marshals that provide protection and justice to the planets in this far off the beaten path are of space. While fighting crime, they also must come to terms with matriarchal system of their home planet, Tallav. Tric ...more

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