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To Kiss a Thief

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  52 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews

Disappointed by her first London Season, Margaret Somerley takes refuge at the Earl of Haddon's country estate. In the library one evening, she comes upon a dashing thief as he steals a cache of secret government papers... and he brazenly abducts Margaret as well. Soon the shy miss who had attracted no beau must play mistress to a devilish rogue who
Paperback, 215 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Avon Books
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Kate Moore has once again has swept me away with her solid storytelling. Not only does she create a vivid world without the norm of ton parties but a soft romantic road adventure that leaves you guessing who is truly telling the truth.

After a disappointing season, Margaret Somerley is happy to get away from it all and curl up with a good book. What she doesn't expect is to be kidnapped by a thief who takes her on an adventure with her heart at risk from being taken by the thief as well.

3.5 stars

While hiding in the library at the Earl of Gaddon's estate, young Margaret Sommerly overhears a conversation between her father and the nobleman regarding their children. Her father loves his daughter but is saddened she wasn't a boy. The aristocrat is ashamed of what became of his two sons. Moments after they leave, lo and behold, a thief enters through the window and steals some important papers. Margaret makes herself known and tells the man to return the documents back to drawer in
Now available in digital form, To Kiss a Thief was first published by Avon in 1992 as a Signet Regency Romance. The story is set in England and Portugal, during the Napoleonic wars. It's not set in London at the height of the season, but there is mention of Beau Brummell and ballroom embarrassment.

This story started off in high gear with a desperate quest across country in the moonlight, and I thought I was in for a wonderful ride. However, I grew a little bored with it before it was halfway ove
Originally written in 1992 and now reissued digitally, To Kiss a Thief is a well-told, well-researched historical romance which moves – unexpectedly - from the English countryside to war-torn Portugal.

Margaret Somerley has embarked upon her first London season but has so far met with little notice or success, facts her mother bemoans both loudly and frequently. As the weeks pass and Margaret fails to attract the attention of what her mother regards as suitable husband material, Lady Somerley bec
Dec 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
There is a certain aimlessness about this book which is frankly boring. Lots of fussing, little action, a sense of being in a kind of nether world until, and I guess this is a spoiler, the two brothers in this story [one a traitor] who hate each other [or the traitor hates the good and very confused hero - I believe he's jealous because their father likes the good hero better than himself, the evil traitor] make a life or death agreement over getting some deb married off well. The traitor will s ...more
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Margaret was reading in the library when a thief sneaks in and steals paper's from her host's desk. When she protests the theft, the thief takes her with him on wild adventure through Portugal as their love slowly grows and she learns he has stolen her heart.

This was so sweetly written, I fell in love with Drew, the thief, and it reminded me of good old-fashioned romance and how good it can be.
Kathy * Bookworm Nation
So, I liked this one, but I thought it could have been better. I felt like we were in Meg’s head too much and she was telling us what was going on instead of us really experiencing it. I thought it would also be a little more exciting. While they are on their journey I never felt any real danger, it almost felt like a regular journey. They mention the bad guys here and there, but I never really felt much threat from them. I didn’t really care for Meg that much, she was just okay. I was annoyed a ...more
Martine Berne
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed both the historical setting and the chemistry between the heroine and the hero. Romantic, tender, believable. Kate Moore's writing is accomplished and the pace is crackling. I look forward to reading more of her books.
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Kate began teaching in 1968 and writing novels in 1984. Both careers connect her with learners, immerse her in creative communities, and offer opportunities to grow. "Making works of fiction helps me understand how to coach young readers of fiction to make the most of their experience." She is an award-winning, published, independent writer of fiction with a passion of exploring the dark side of L ...more
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