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The Thief

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  224 Ratings  ·  81 Reviews
After years of working in the family business, Arcadia “Ace” Jones has become a renowned car thief. Trained from a tender age, it’s the only life she’s ever known. Longing for a future that doesn’t hold the promise of prison, she makes the decision to go straight and earn an honest living.

But the Marchetti Organisation won’t accept her retirement, forcing her to complete a
Published April 4th 2018
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I am a big Kate McCarthy fan and her "Give Me" series is one of my favorite MF series (especially Casey's book In the last two books of this series, we got introduced to Kelly Daniels...and those of you, who have read "Give Me Grace" , know that Kelly is Casey's younger brother.

Now for those of you who haven't read the "Give Me" Series... WHY THE HELL HAVEN'T YOU ?????

I'm sorry...just kidding (am not).

You don't have to read the other series in order to start this one. This wonderful story ca
Kate's Corner
5+++++ 'Chunks & Donkey' Stars

The Thief is original, with nail biting, on the edge of seat, fast paced and action-packed goodness that you won't want to put it down. All in all, it is brilliant. I see Kate McCarthy becoming one of my favorite authors if any of her other books are like this one.

The Characters.

Arcadia 'Ace' Jones is one of the best in the business. She comes from a heritage of car fanatics and thieves. After so many years living the high and the adrenaline and especially wha
Kate McCarthy
Feb 12, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
He restores vintage muscle cars...
...she steals them

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Maree - The Novel Lifestyle
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-fav

“Babe. Your beauty isn’t in how you look. It’s in how you stood outside of Fix that night where I met you. You turned to look at me with lust in your eyes, which at the time I thought was for me but it was really for Romero’s Charger.”

I always feel this amazing sense of excitement when starting a new book from a favourite author. Especially when it’s a brand new series. Getting to know new characters, falling in love all over again. It’s why we read, right? And finding two characters that not on
Bookgasms Book Blog
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
Whenever I read Kate McCarthy's books I know I will be completely consumed with an amazing story, hot alpha male and a sassy woman to bring him sown to his knees. I loved Kelley and Ace. They were sexy, intense and their banter was amazing. I loved their attraction and how drawn they were to each other. It felt like their connection was almost palpable coming off the page.

While The Thief is a standalone, it follows the characters of this author's Give Me series, where Kelley is the brother of Ca
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Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.75 stars!

OH MY GOODNESS! The Thief was such a great book and surprise! From my previous experience of reading Kate McCarthy, I know she's an excellent at getting you into her character's heads and bringing the feels and angst. I had no idea she could write a romance with strong romantic suspense elements and mesh everything as well as she did.

I loved Arcadia "Ace" Jones and Kelly Daniels. Both are flawed people, aware of their flaws. Besides an intense attraction to each other, I loved how de
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

The Thief is a stand alone, spin off of Ms McCarthy's Give Me series, and whilst it can be read without reading the series, I would at least read Give Me Grace as it Kelly's brother Casey's story and it does intertwine.

I freaking adore Ace. She is smart and full of sass and snark. Trying to get out of the "family business" is not working so well for her at the moment, and I love how she tries to do it all on her own.

Then Kelly Daniels enters her life, and he is a
Vanessa (nessreads)
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*

4.5 "Chunks and Donkey" Stars!!!

The Thief was the perfect mix of adrenaline, suspense, steam with your added swoon. This was my first Kate McCarthy book and it most definitely won't be my last. The Thief took me on the most spectacular ride. I loved everything about this book and this story and especially the characters. And as soon as I finished the book all I wanted to do was read it all over again.

Arcadia "Ace" Jones is a car thief. She's
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Thief by Kate McCarthy

This is the first book I've read by Kate McCarthy and I am honestly surprized by this fact, I definitely will be reading more of her books.

Kate McCarthy's writing is excellent, this story is fast paced, extremely exciting, easy to read and is one of those books you can't put down.

This story is full of action, suspense, romance, excitement and one of the better love stories I have read recently. The characters are written so well that you end up loving both Ace and Kell
Jenny B
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think this book was such a great read with so many parts that were all connected and trying to figure them all out left me turning the page absolutely needing more. The depth to the characters, the background information for the characters and their current circumstances left me needing for nothing more
Diary Of Book Fiend
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was instantly hooked just by reading the Prologue. I mean damn! It was intense.

I don't want to give too much information away and it is difficult to leave a review when you don't want to spoil anything at all. I want the reader to experience it all organically.

Kelly Daniels, part of the Sentinels MC.

Arcadia Jones. The infamous Racer Jones, granddaughter, sister to The Ghost.

Arcadia a.k.a Ace meets Kelly, Shade, Daniels at a coffee Shop called The Fix. She's there on her last run before she
Tammy  Zautner
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Are you ready for a unique love story about a biker and a car thief? A kick ass GIRL car thief, at that. Are you a fan of bikers and Gone in 60 Seconds? If so than this is the book for you! Just a quick FYI, while this book does have biker elements, it isn’t the main focus. This is not your typical hardcore MC story.

For the last 6 months, I've been in a book hating mood. That was until The Thief.

With my slump, it took me a bit to get into it. There most definitely wasn’t any love at first sight
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A high octane, thrill ride! I couldn’t put it down. I didn’t think it was possible, but I might have a new favorite from McCarthy!

Kate McCarthy works her magic yet again, mixing humor, danger, heartache, romance, and some serious steam. In addition to all of that, we get additional characters to fall in love with. I’ve been eager to get inside Kelly’s head. Ever since he was introduced in the Give Me Series, I’ve been intrigued by Kelly Daniels. I have to say, I was not disappointed. Kelly and A
Kelsie Rae
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If i could give this book a standing ovation, i would! Ace and Kelly’s relationship is rich, sultry, and so entertaining! I fell in love with both of them immediately, loving Ace’s independent personality and Kelly’s overall badass attitude. Kate McCarthy wrote their story beautifully, reeling me in almost immediately! Keep up the good work!
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 stars
Kelly Daniels is part of the Sentinels MC club and mechanic. He had a rough life and is still angry, bitter, and affected by his past. He is rough around the edges, but smart. He is a bit reckless and impulsive. He has learned not to count on anyone but his MC brothers.

Arcadia "Ace" Jones is intelligent, sassy, tough, and can steal a car undetected. She comes from a long line of thieves, but is trying hard to go clean. But that is not as easy as she hopes. She has been living on the ed
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Arcadia ‘Ace’ Jones and Kelly Daniels may seem like they’re on opposing sides of the law…of life in general…due to the fact that Ace steals the very things that Kelly restores to their former glory, and while both seem to be amazing at their respective professions, what binds them together instead of driving them apart is their similar outlooks when it comes to what they’re willing to do for family…how much loyalty drives their relationships and how even when they’re knocked down, they get back ...more
Diana Laura (The Bookish Sisters)
Full blog post here!

I was a little nervous going into this book. I PRAYED to all of my lucky stars that this book had everything I love in a Motorcycle Club/Biker romance book but at the same time I was trying (and failing) to keep my expectations low because I had never read anything by this author and I didn’t know what the heck I got into. In the end, I think my lucky stars finally decided to listen to me for once because this book has not only everything I love in a MC romance but it also
Bel Burgess
“As I lay rubber down the street, I pray for traction I can keep, but I spin and begin to slide, please dear God protect my ride.”

This was one of those books. You know the kind. The all-consuming, adrenaline inducing, heart ruining kind. The kind of book you can’t read fast enough but at the same time, dread it ending. Kate McCarthy hasn’t published just another book. She’s delivered a world you’ll want to live in, a story to drown in and characters you will fall for. McCarthy has outdone
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Arcadia “Ace” Jones knows cars -- how to drive them and how to steal them. But she can’t steal cars forever and wants out. The only problem is that she can’t get out from under the Marchetti organization without one more dangerous set of thefts, otherwise the people she loves are in danger.

Kelly Daniels is building a life he enjoys working on cars in his new rehab shop. He has a fragile, strained relationship with his brother and is holding on to a lot of pain from his past. When the girl he’s
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018reads
4 - 4.5 stars.

I was much intrigued by the blurb of this. It had a Fast and the Furious feel to it. While it was different than what I thought it would be, it was also more. You got a lots of back story and other things that make up who Kelly and Ace are. There were many elements to this and they all fit together wonderfully.

So while I haven't read Give Me Grace where Kelly and Casey's back story is mostly I did fine here, I think though reading it would have helped. Learning about Kelly's past
Rebecca Wheeler
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this new series entry, 4 1/2 stars!

This was such an exciting read, 4 1/2 stars!
I'm still wiping tears over that epilogue, Maximus <3!!
So this is essentially a romantic suspense, the first book of a new series, and I am already a huge fan of everyone set up perfectly here.

The thing that I love about Kate's books, is that she writes such strong heroines. We have an all female car theft team of Ace and Echo. Ace is car theft royalty, trained by her grandfather. This absolutely had simil
Catty Jane
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
*** ARC Received for Honest Review ***

OMG, if you like fast cars, hot guys, strong women, this is the book for you! Ace (Arcadia Jones) is not only smart and beautiful, she is the best car thief in town. Kelly Daniels is part of the Sentinel's MC and loyal to the bone. The instant chemistry between Ace and Kelly is off the charts. They should stay away from each other, but the pull is strong. In the end, there is no denying what is between them.

I loved the strength of each character in this book
Shasta Hope
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book!

Kate McCarthy smashed this story with a vengeance! I was absolutely happy when I realized it was connected to the Valentines and the Jamison crew. This book was definitely a winner!!!

Kelly Daniels is existing in a world without anybreal connections. Growing up the way he did forced his hand and ultimately took his happiness and life away. He may have found a new "family" but his life will never be the same. He carries on with the only
I Love Story Time
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, melyssa-lys
WHOA! What a ride! Another thrilling story full of heart and soul in this tantalizing spin-off to Kate McCarthy's amazing Give Me Series. Although there are a few guest characters from her previous novels, The Thief can be read and fully enjoyed as a standalone. This hero and heroine have everything they need to satisfy all your requirements for a great read!

Kelly Daniels is ALL man. He is everything I love in a biker. He's rough, tough, and sexy as hell! He oozes confidence, sexuality, and is a
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it

The Thief was a great read - for those that have read the Give Me series there are a lot of familiar characters in this book, and the main character Kelly Daniels was introduced in that series (although The Thief can be read as a standalone, you don't need to read that series to enjoy this book).

Arcadia "Ace" Jones and Kelly Daniels have a bit of a rocky start to their relationship after realising that their paths *kind of* crossed in the past - not them directly, but the outcome from that situa
Anne Milne
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love finding a book with an original concept and the author totally nailed it.

Arcadia ‘Ace' Jones is one ballsy woman I have a serious girl crush on her. Cars are her thing she’s the best car thief in the business. When she decides to get out the game she’s given one last job but it’s a big one full of risks and it brings Kelly Daniels into her life.

I might have a crush on Ace but Kelly gets my juices flowing. He’s tough, unapologetic about the way he lives his life. He has a difficult relat
Beyond The Covers Blog
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jo
The thief is centred around Ace (Arcadia) a former thief and Kelly, a member of the Sentinels MC.
The chemistry between the two main characters is sizzling hot, and although they come together for nothing more than to fulfill there own needs, you can sense that it may become something more, even if they both detest the idea of getting close to anyone, let alone a relationship!!

Neither are saints, there worlds are as dark and dangerous as each other’s ......yet there worlds seem miles apart!!

Kirsty Dallas
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another magnificent book from Kate McCarthy, but I knew it would be, she is one talented lady. The Thief is fast paced read with plenty of action and a beautifully built romance. I absolutely adored 'Ace', I love tough, independent and smart female characters with just a dash of vulnerability. And Kelly was the perfect tough guy with just enough sweetness to make him swoon-worthy. 5 sparkly stars!
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-review
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Kate McCarthy grew up in a small town outside of Port Macquarie, Australia. Raised in a house just a short walk to the beach, Kate enjoyed the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and friendships that come from being raised in a friendly, small town area.
She now resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works as an accountant, along with a sideline wedding cake business a
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