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The Secret Thief

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My life is no fairy tale, but it's grim.

A twisted affair ruined my career and reputation. The loss of my beloved uncle wrecked my heart. All I have left is an old house in a coastal Maine town crawling with secrets.

Then a mysterious, reclusive man offers me a job...as long as I don't ask him any questions or go poking my nose where it doesn't belong.

Strange? Yes. Tempting?
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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 336 pages
Published April 1st 2018 by Snow Queen Publishing
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}


He brings his hands to either side of my neck, tilting my head to just the right angle, and presses his lips to mine. For the first time in my life, I know what it means to be kissed right to your soul, to feel a kiss in every inch of your body.






THE SECRET THIEF is an adult contemporary standalone written by the talented Nina Lane. Over the last several years I have read almost every one of her books and am one of her biggest fans. This story
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 “All I Ever Saw Was You” Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

-She’s the first spark in years. The one who will set his world on fire.

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Eve Perrin is an art history professor at UCLA. She’s a gifted historian and scholar just starting to make her mark when her career is suddenly destroyed. She loses everything, and is exiled from her job & home because of secrets and lies. She trusted the wrong person, and as a result she hardly recognizes herself anymore. She was a confident thriving prodigy, an
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4.5 STARS

When I first came to Castille, I’d thought I was running away. But now, my body and soul reawakened, my intellect inspired, my heart open… maybe all along, I was simply coming home.


What a perfectly swoony and incredibly written treat this book was. Having never read a Nina Lane book before, I had no idea what to expect. And now I'm seriously kicking myself for waiting so long to experience this talented author. The Secret Thief was a beautifully crafted tale that kept me riveted to
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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'Secrets and fairy tales' Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Ink Slinger PR in exchange for an honest review.


Please let me take a moment to fully appreciate this masterpiece I just finished reading. I knew Nina Lane was about to deliver something different, and I knew it would be amazing too. You’ll know what I mean if you have read any of her novels before because this lady creates magic. In every sense of the word: pure magic. The Secret Thief was poetic, beautifully written, fluent, dra
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Paige
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 “Fairy Tale” Stars

The Secret Thief was an emotional story about secrets. Those they wish they could have keep hidden and those that no one knows. Eve and Flynn are bound by secrets. And as those secrets start to unwind, both are left bare and open while shame makes itself known. And it’s only after choosing to let go can either move forward.

Eve moved to rural Maine after her career blew up. She trusted the wrong person and that person betrayed her in the worst possible way. So all her secrets
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Dali
Tales of broken souls finding, healing and completing each other aren’t new in the romance genre, but there are fresh new ways to pairing characters who aren’t inclined to happy ever afters. In The Secret Thief, Nina Lane expertly explores the connection between recluse lighthouse keeper Flynn and art historian and scholar Eve Perrin.

After a lack in judgment almost irreparably damages her career, reputation, and self-confidence Eve moves to Castille, Maine to try and put the pieces of her lif
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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
❤😍🙌 3,5 STARS

It was a long time since I read Nina Lane's books and I have to say far I loved her books so much!This one wasn't bad but it wasn't my favorite!The story was good but I have problem with the heroine

 


  
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Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
4.5 Stars

“You are my favorite fairytale.”

I think I’ve pretty much read everything by Nina Lane, since I’m obsessed with her Spiral of Bliss series. But this one was different. The Secret Thief is a contemporary romance with fairytale feels. Eve Perrin is a professor who because of unfair circumstances, moves to a small town in Maine. There she meets a reclusive keeper of the lighthouse, Riley Flynn.

This was such a sweet read and I enjoyed the fairytale topics woven into the story. I found mysel
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Michelle
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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The Secret Thief is a fairy tale kind of romance with a Nina Lane kind of twist that was built on raw emotions and secrets. As secrets begins to get unraveled, readers will be captivated and drawn to the chemistry, romance, and the raw emotions that Nina Lane is known for. With her fantastic and heartfelt writing, Lane has captured romance with her poetic prose and intriguing characters. A beautiful fairy tale romance indeed!

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Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
I have been a huge fan of Nina Lane's books but The Secret Thief in all honesty is the best book she has written to date!! I was consumed. It was so beautifully written and felt like a fairytale in itself: whimsical, ethereal and poetic. This story was filled to the brim with secrets, romance, heartfelt passion and heartstopping thrills that kept you on your toes. I became obsessed with the characters and honestly felt their love and passion come off the pages. This book hit it out of the park f ...more
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc




The Secret Thief is now my favorite fairy tale. Nina Lane has outdone herself by gifting me, her fans, and all lovers of romance an incredible story brimming with desire, love, sorrow, and joy. An emotional plot that had my heart bursting as I experienced this couple's beautiful journey to love, as well as anxious to unearth all secrets and deceptions. As always, Lane managed to touch my soul through her eloquent prose, as she created a fantastical world that consumed me. Once I stepped inside
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Romance Readers Retreat
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by Nina Lane and hand on my heart I can say it definitely won't be the last either. As always with a new to me author I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, however I had no need to worry because I was instantly hooked after only one chapter.

When Art Professor Eve Perrin is ousted from her job at UCLA she is heartbroken, not just because of the job but because the incident that caused it all was all turned on her as if it was her fault, Eve was belittled and her
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Jessica Alcazar
Just wow …. I opened this book to read and didn’t stop until the last page. I was edgy and anxious the entire time. It isn’t an angst driven story, but there are secrets running amok with both Eve and Flynn! Add in the sexy slow burn journey between the two and I just couldn’t stop reading. I needed to know more than I needed to sleep!

Okay, so Eve Perrin comes to be a resident of Castille when her uncle left her his estate in his will when he passed on. Perfect timing because Eve needed a new
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Laura
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this and glad to see the author is back to her best as I didn't enjoy her 'Sweet Series' which didn't feel like her writing.

Flynn is a sweet hero with some slight alpha male tendencies. He's a mystery, being a loner and hiding out at the lighthouse. I liked that we didn't get his POV. Eve has had a bad time of it so moves to Maine to start again. I liked all the fairytale references. I was intrigued to find out what secret Flynn was keeping and the bit of mystery to the story bu
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Laura
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author and Inkslinger PR***

Eve and Flynn are damaged people and they are both a little broken when we first meet them. I love books that start like this, because you know immediately that you ste going to get a story that not only builds in a romantic relationship but also one that tells the human story.

The romance tied in with the human story is exactly what you get here. I was immediately drawn in. The author doesn't tell you everything about the characters, she drops li
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NinaReader
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars!

Nina Lane has not disappointed me. I continue to love her books and this was no exception.
Simii Khanom
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.
Shelly (vixenreads)
WOW!!! WOW!!!!! I need a day to collect my thoughts so I can express how stunning this book is! RTC

*edited 3/28/18 for full review:

Synonyms for great: incredible, fascinating, stunning, wonderful, marvelous, amazing, awe-inspiring, magnificent, extraordinary, exceptional, phenomenal, remarkable.

Magical.

Rare.

Consuming.


These are the words that come to mind after reading The Secret Thief by Nina Lane. This was the first book I’ve read by Nina and I am irrevocably in love with her writing as well as
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Amanda [Novel Addiction]
Absolutely fantastic! Gorgeous writing, a story that kept me guessing, and just an all around amazing book.

See my full review on my blog, Novel Addiction.
Kelly
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars!! Nina Lane wove a romantic suspenseful love story with this book set in a small town in Maine! I may have been super psyched about the state, since I was just talking about it, and how I would love to visit! You could see clearly the idyllic town through Nina’s words. I loved the build up of the romance and the unveiling of the plot! Eve was one of my fav heroines due to her strength and ....can I just say how much I super-LOVED Flynn!! Nina’s writing always sucks me away into her wo ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
First of all, I must say that I didn't bother to read the blurb of the book when I requested to review it. I just saw the author's name and went for it. What can I say? I like her books. The title led me to believe that the book belonged in the paranormal genre and I was a little thrown off when I realized that the book I was reading was just "normal". That is my fault and I know it, but I had to say it. That was the reason I couldn't completely connect with the story and I wasn't overly excited ...more
Chu
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted on my blog

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Eve lands herself in the small town of Castille when she lost everything, including her dignity and self-worth. She used to have a great, dreamy job as one of the youngest professors in UCLA teaching students what she loved best. When the scandal erupted, no one cared if she’s one of the best in her field - instead, everything that she worked hard for, went down the bin for what she did. No one believed her.

She thought she will start
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Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Eve Perrin is looking to escape her past and make a new start for herself. When a twisted affair with a colleague ruins her career and leave her disgraced with no job and a reputation in ruins, she flees to the only place she can . . . Castille, Maine to the old and ramshackle home her beloved uncle left her when he passed away. She’s hoping it is far enough away from the gossip surrounding her affair that she can begin rebuilding her life in the quaint coastal town. Unfortunately, it’s not.

When
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MJ
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Secret Thief is sensational. Nina Lane proves once again just how prolific a writer she continues to be, stepping into the world of romantic suspense like a veteran. The way she combines the most beautiful of love stories with an underlying mystery is beyond perfect. It wasn't hard to be swept away by the unlikely tale of the art historian and the lighthouse keeper. In fact much like the sea that surrounds the small town of Castille, Maine flows in and out, I was able to take a little piece ...more
Shelley
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
*4.5 Stars

The Secret Thief is a true gem of a book. Whenever Nina Lane has a new book coming out, I am always quick to add it to my reading list, however, once I began reading this book, I knew that I was in for something extra special.

Right from the get-go, I was completely captivated by the story and the characters. The Secret Thief is a contemporary romance at its heart, but it was also incredibly enchanting, whimsical, suspenseful, and passionate. Everything about this story was well-develop
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Amy
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5, Secret, Stars!!

“She’s the first spark in years. The one who will set his world on fire.”

“I want to know him. The wish, the new secret, forms in my mind like watercolors flowing together.”

“Flynn Alverton kissed me. No, he claimed me in a deep possessive kiss that shook the ground beneath my feet.”

“Somewhere deep inside me, in a corner of my soul I’ve forgotten about, a change is taking place. Maybe it started a long time ago. It feels both scary and exhilarating, even painful. A seed breakin
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Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 4 Fairytale Stars ~

What an intriguing and captivating story Nina Lane has given us in The Secret Thief.

I wouldn’t classify this book as a romantic suspense story, but there is quite a bit of mystery surrounding the characters. From the beginning you know that they are hiding things and have some big secrets, but that is what will keep you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages. You will WANT to know all the secrets!!

I was
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Jo
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I so very nearly didn't select this book for review, because of the synopsis.  But, it's Nina Lane.  So I did.  I'll let you into a secret.  It was a good choice.  

Once again, Ms Lane has knocked it out of the park.  The narrative voice is very poetic but in a way that completely works with and underlines the development of the relationship.  

Once again, it is difficult to find something to criticise about this story.  The protagonists are three dimensional with a thread of sexual tension betwee
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☆☆Hannah☆☆
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a decent read. I guess with the title I was thinking something else. However, I did like it anyways. It was nice for both Flynn and Eve to be together. They both had dark secrets and pasts that they were trying to overcome. So, it was nice for them to have each other and move on. Of course the best part was that they got their HEA.
Isha Coleman
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
As a poet, I am a lover of words. The Secret Thief fed into my love of prose using lyrical delivery and imaginative dialogue. Nina Lane used beautiful words and captivating emotion to unite two broken people. Flynn and Eve are in need of a second chance. Ms. Lane gave them the courage to find one. With each other. A surreal love song, that needs to be experienced.
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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances about professors, bad boys, candy makers, and protective alpha males who find themselves consumed with love for one woman alone.

Originally from California, Nina holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling
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