Shimmy Bang Sparkle
To catch a thief…or fall for one?
All Nick Norton wants is to stay on the straight and narrow…and never get caught stealing again. Then he lays eyes on her: Stella Peretti—100 percent sexy and absolutely irresistible. Especially when he sees her smooth moves lifting a two-karat diamond. Nick realizes he’s found the sparkling woman of his dreams—one so perfect for him it...more
Nick Norton is forty years old, covered in tattoos, rides a Ducati motorcycle, and just got out of prison. You see, Nick is or rather “was” a thief, who specialized in his knack for picking locks and opening safes. It wasn’t necessarily a profession he chose, he just sort ...more
In the past, this author's books have been a little hit or miss for me. I find she tends to get a bit longwinded at times and because of that, her books can drag along in places. That said, the whole "jewel thief" premise of this one intrigued me enough that I decided to give her another chance. Luckily, this one didn't suffer from too much needless rambling. Yes it did start to drag a bit near the end, and I think the author could have cut a few pages here and there to move the story along at ...more
There was something so unexpectedly sweet and wonderful about all this.That quote sums up Shimmy Bang Sparkle so well!
Plus, Nicola Rendell makes me laugh and knows how to write some HOT sexy times . . . such a great combination. :D
Nick's an ex-con who's trying to get his life together.
Christ, I was forty years old, I was covered in tattoos, and I drove a goddamned Ducati. I wasn't gonna let some woman's wink flatten me down like a cannonball. Not even hers. Not ye...more
Enjoyed it. A fun read if you are ok with long monologues, and long descriptions of irrelevant things, but funny nonetheless. So yes, I skimmed a bit. The great thing about this book is its MCs, specially the hero. his thoughts about the heroine were swoon worthy, she was the sun for him. It's sad that authors don't write heroes like him anymore, his love and the things he did for his woman are just heroic. I rarely say it, but I want him and that says something considering he is a thie ...more
“Diamonds were fine and everything. But this woman? What a fucking gem.”
Disclaimer: Thank you to Montlake Romance and NetGalley whom provided a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Common everyone, you cannot tell me A romance between two jewelry thieves doesn't sound intriguing. Also, I loooooooove that cover✨
I need something different from what I have been reading and I think this is perfect.✨ ...more
Nick and Stella, two professional jewelry ...more
Wow! First of all, I’m sorry it took me almost a week to read this amazing story. I was busy trying to upload the reviews I’ve written on GR to my blog.
Anyways, let me tell you about Shimmy Bang Sparkle. Here’s what you need to know:
Hero: ex-jewel thief, just out of prison, set to live a normal, easy life, until she spots Her
“Christ, I was forty years old, I was covered in tattoos, and I drove a goddamned Ducati. I wasn't gonna let some woman's wink flatten me down like a...more
Shimmy Bang Sparkle it is. And Shimmy Bang Sparkle is perfect.
From page one, I was sold. Stella Peretti is a goddess. She’s a modern day R ...more
Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell was a steamy, refreshing, and just downright funny story that I highly recommend! One minute I was giggling and fanning myself, and the next, biting my nails. I didn't care that it was insta-love, Nick and Stella were so fun and witty that it was hard not to get swept away in their relationship with one another. They gave me the best warm fuzzy feelings.
I couldn't keep the smile off my face as I followed in Nick and Ste ...more
I received an arc of this book. ...more
Witty, sexy and romantic this worked as a romance, but it was also a gripping thriller. I was reading this through my fingers at times, so nervous, willing things to go their way.
They're both jewel thieves, but the ethics are neatly dealt with as there's something of a Robin Hood motivation for their misdeeds which of course makes grand theft perfectly fine. Completely fine. Really. It's not the dark, grisly underbelly of hard crime though this book, but more about o ...more
As far as I’m concerned, Nicola Rendell’s writing is pretty near perfection, and with every new book I love her a little more. Her writing transports me into the story with every gorgeously written scene, her beautiful phrases, vivid imagery, exciting action, and some of the best damn dialogue out there. Shimmy Bang Sparkle once again illustrates just how talented this author is at creating tightly written, cleverly crafted stories that will have you biting your nails in anticipation, clutching ...more
I LOVED this book. I loved the dynamic between the characters--and not just our main characters, but all of them. The loyalty, the love, the heat? It's all there.
Nicola Rendell paints the scene--EVERY scene--perfectly. I felt like I was along for the ride.
Nick is a sexy tatted forty year old that just recently got out of jail. When he comes across Stella at a jewelry store and sees her stealing a diamond ring, he knows he should stay far away from her, but is completely captivated. He follows her home to return her phone that she left behind and the two quickly start up a steamy romance.
Both characters are loving a loyal and can’t quite seem to achieve thei ...more
Funny, sexy and refreshing, this book is a light-hearted romance about Nick and Stella, two good-hearted jewel thieves who plan the heist of a lifetime. Nick is a 40 year-old who has just been released from prison, rides a Ducati and knows a thief when he sees one. Because he's a thief, too! Stella is the beautiful, kind-hearted member of a gang of jewel thieves. This plot might sound zany but this bo ...more
“This was real, even if it was for show. This meant something, even if it was pretend. Sometimes the real truth was right in the middle of the lie.”
I have never read a Nicola Rendell novel I did not end up adoring, but her latest offering also happens to be one of the sexiest and most exhilarating romances I have ever come across, and the kind of book you just want to keep reading over and over and over again. With prose that is crisp, satisfying, and delightfully witty at times, Ren ...more
Rendell’s latest standalone will definitely keep you on your toes! It has to be some of her BEST WORK yet! Scorching HOT! Tender and emotional! Suspenseful ...more
4.5 stars. Big Giant Puffy Heart Eyes for Shimmy Bang Sparkle! Favorite Book of the Year.
Shimmy Bang Sparkle is NIck and Stella’s story. Nick is a reformed thief. His last jewel heist led to jail time. He is a good guy that got caught up in some bad stuff. Now, he is fresh out and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But then, light shines down from the heavens and he meets Stella. She is standing in a jewelry store and he sees her through the window from the sidewalk outside. She is ...more
There hasn’t been a book that Nicola Rendell has written that I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. Her writing style is quick witted, with an occasional splash of well-timed perfectly rude humor, and coupled with the way she spins a sultry, sexy, steamy romance, the result for me is utter perfection in romcom book form. Her stories completely entertain me, speaking to every single thing I hope for when I crack open contemporary romantic fiction. Her stories are smart, amusing and thoughtful, ...more
‘I felt like I was dreaming. Never, in my whole life, had I seen anything so goddamned smooth. She seemed sweet, she looked so sexy, and to top it all off, she was utterly badass. I needed to get my hands on her. Now.’
We love Nicola Rendell, her stories always make us swoon, laugh and very hot under the collar. We’re swept up by her words and come over all unnecessary at the passion and pure romance. Well, she did it again and we fell in love. Shimmy Bang Sparkle is an easy to read swoon fest wi ...more
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
When I first read the blurb to this book it grabbed my attention and I knew it would be something that I would want to read, something I knew I would love and I was right, so very right. Johnny James being the cover model MAY have been the extra pull I needed because damn, that man is stunning.
Shimmy Bang Spark ...more
I’m such a sucker for an unconventional romance so this synopsis grabbed my attention straight from the get go. Nicola really outdid herself with it too. The story was so well-balanced with just the right ...more
Nick notices a beautiful woman in a jewelry store looking at a 2 carat engagement ring. The way she moves, smiles, laughs, immediately pulls him in. But it shouldn't. I mean, she's not only looking at an engagement ring, she's in a jewelry store. Why is the store a big issue? Because he just got out after ser ...more
Shimmy Bang Sparkle had so much to it. Wonderful characters, an addictive storyline, insane chemistry, plenty of laugh out loud moments, and all the goodness a romance bo ...more
What do you get when two cunning cons find themselves in the same town, looking to score the same jewel that will set their lives forever? One hell of an adventure that will knock your socks off! Hop on this insane roller coaster ride with Nick and Stella... one fresh out of jail for moving stolen diamonds in Santa Fe and the other a modern-day female Robin Hood who steals to help those in need... see where all their plans and schemes lead them... laugh hard, ...more
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