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Ring Tru

(Thick as Thieves #1)

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4.38  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  44 reviews
She loves to hate him...
He hates to love her...
And it just might get them both killed.


Tru is a thief.
Always has been.
But that's about the end.
All she needs is this one, last job. One final heist to fund her future.
And nothing will stand in her way.
Including her ex-husband.
Will made a big mistake showing up in her life again. Acting like he regretted walking away from
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Kindle Edition, 279 pages
Published October 22nd 2018
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Heather Bass
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read from this author and now she has a new fan. I love a good suspense romance but this author exceeded all my expectations. This is the first book of the Thick as Thieves series and it was a perfect book to start a new series with. I was hooked on this book at the first chapter. I could not help but to fall in love with these characters. It only took me a few hours to devour this amazing story.

Tru has been a thief for a while now. She is on her last heist. Tru is
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Nov 30, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Blurb:
There's a thin line between love and hate... It's even thinner between love and money.

Tru is ready to move on. Leave her old ways and her old life behind.
But first she has to finish one last job.
Stealing has always been easy and this time should be no different.
But then he shows up. Will could destroy everything. Take Tru's chance to start over and ruin any hope she has to live a happy life.
Just like he did last time.
She won't let him take that from her.
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Angela
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Ring Tru is the first book in the Thick As Thieves Series by Janice M. Whiteaker. What a great way to start off a new series! I was hooked right from the first chapter. This is a brilliant second chances romance, with mystery, suspense, danger, intrigue, steam, tension, love, loss, heartache, hate, jewel thieves, friendships, plots, plans, and more.
Gertrude (Tru) has been in her line of business now for 15 years and is ready for a fresh start. But to make that happen, she needs to do one
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Sara Oxton
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ring Tru by Janice M. Whiteaker a four-star read that will ring your bell. This is the first book in the Thick as Thieves series and oh what a start. Tru was a great character and she will pull you into the story in a great manner, she is complex but compelling. One thing I will say was that I found the start a little slow, but then got hooked into it and couldn’t put it down until I was finished. The second story can’t come quick enough as just like this second chance story the authors writing ...more
Mei
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first read the summary, I was like "I must read this book". Gertrude is a trophy wife, not so much wife but more like a girlfriend to a super old man named Ezra. Will is part Ezra's security detail and he used to be Gertrude's husband. But it isn't just that simple. Gertrude is here to steal jewelry from this old man, while Will is here to help recover his friend's stolen jewelry. Gertrude (aka Tru) and Will aren't together because he left her five years ago, penniless and shot. She is ...more
E.A.
Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1) by Janice M. Whiteaker was a fast pace, edgy read, that had me hooked from start to finish.

My first read by this author, I was super excited to dive into this book. I love books with thieves, a little cat and mouse, and of course drama. But you'd be surprised now weirdly untouch this plotline is. So when I see these books pop up, I get excited. Ring Thu was not a disappointment. It had a Heartbreakers/The Italian Job feel. (Two movies that I love!) It kept me
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Laura Furuta
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1)
By: Janice M. Whiteaker
5 out of 5 stars

The story Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1) by Janice M. Whiteaker is a romantic suspense book. It is a book that hooked me in from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down until I had read the last page. It is a story that has times that are suspenseful and had me wondering what was going to happen next. It had me turning pages. I loved reading about Tru and Will. Tru is a woman who has one more job that she
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Debi
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1) by Janice M. Whiteaker

4 Stars

This is my second book by this author and I did enjoy it, I guess my drawback would be that I wish it had been longer. Some things just seemed to happen at warp speed before I even understood really what was going on. The storyline was awesome and the writing was spot on but the details had me curious through most of the book. Sometimes I think books could be cut in half with too many details, this one could have almost been doubled
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Nicole
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1)
By Janice M. Whiteaker
4 Stars

Ring Tru was a unique read for me. A romantic suspense book where the characters were just a bit shady. From the start, I was engrossed and yearning to find out more about the characters. From Tru, the heroine trying to go straight to Will the criminal who let her go for her own protection, you can’t help but love them!

Tru has always done what she needed to survive. But now she is ready to turn over a new leaf and go legit. She only
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Karyn Taylor
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ring Tru is the first book in the Thick As Thieves Series by Janice M Whiteaker. I had never read any of her work before this and was unsure what to expect. Lets just say that she gets a huge ‘thumbs up’ from me. I really enjoyed Ring Tru.
Tru has decided that it’s time to get away from her life as a high class thief but has one last big job to give her the money needed to go back to a ‘normal’ life. She’s pretending to be in love with filthy rich geriatric Ezra in order to steal a very valuable
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Jana
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ring Tru is the first book in Janice M Whiteaker’s new series called Thick as Thieves. I have read EVERYTHING that she has written so I have been sitting on hot coals while waiting for this one to be published! It is very different from her other books and I love how she can pick up a different ‘genre’ and just run with it!
Ring True is a story of second chances peppered with mystery, suspense, danger, intrigue, plots and a lot of love and heartache and … so basically everything under the sun! We
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Felicia  Bates
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves book 1)
Janice M. Whiteaker
4 out of 5 stars

Ring Tru is the first book in Janice M. Whiteaker’s Thick as Thieves series and my first experience with this author’s writing in general.
I felt like Ring Tru was slow to take off but when it did I felt like the twists, turns and pace of the storyline really were perfect for the rest of the book. This turned out to be the type of story you don’t want to set down until it’s completely finished.
The synopsis and gorgeous cover
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Michelle Austin
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ring Tru was a good 5 star read and the first book in the Thick as Thieves series.
This was my first read from this author and I was pulled right in. We get mystery, suspense, hot and steamy moments, and so much more.

Gertrude (Tru) has one last job to do and she will finally get to settle down and move on. Unfortunately the job entails being the girlfriend to a very old crotchety man, who has some jewelry she wants to get her hands on. When someone from her past shows up, he throws a wrench into
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Liz
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ring Tru is the first book in the Thick as Thieves series from Janice M. Whitaker. I had not had the pleasure of reading anything from Whitaker before and I am so glad that I chose this one to be my first because I loved it! I was definitely gripped from the very first chapter to the last page, and I am anxious to get my hands on the next one in the series.

Tru has one job left before she can be on the path to a straight and narrow life. One problem, her ex is Will is back in the picture and not
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Mom's Guilty Pleasure
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“This is not the life she deserved to live. It’s why he left. To keep her from things like this. To let her find a life where she was happy and safe.”

I believe this is the first book I’ve read of Janice’s but I guarantee it won’t be the last. It took me a bit to fall in love with this book...once I figured out all the players and their roles I was fully committed and didn’t want it to end. There was a moment I thought it was going to take a direction that was going to make me uneasy, but
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Elizabeth
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ring Tru is the first book in the Thick as Thieves series by Janice M Whiteaker. It is the first book I have read by here, and I enjoyed it. There is a good balance of romance, suspense and mystery, while being full of emotions of love, loss, trust and second chances. It is the story of Gertrude (Tru) and Will, who are career thieves, who were once married, but parted ways 5 years ago. They both have very different views on how the breakup went, and its interesting to see how they finally get on ...more
Naomi Valkyrie
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ring Tru is the first book in the Thick as Thieves series. The ending is not a cliffhanger, but it does seem to have an abrupt conclusion. After everything they went through in the main part of the story, I expected a more well-rounded ending.

Tru is ready to be done with her life of crime. She’s doing one last job that will have her set for life. Things get complicated when her ex-husband shows up unexpectedly. Her patience is running thin and he has just added a new hurdle for her to jump. He
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Emily
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tru has been working her mark for months when her ex-husband and former partner in crime, Will, throws a hitch in her carefully laid plans to rob an aging millionaire blind. Will hasn’t seen Tru in five years, since he left her in the hospital, to protect her from the life he leads. With similar plans and their close friends as back-ups, can Tru and Will achieve their goals without getting caught in the process? I really liked this book, even if it was a little short for my taste. Janice M. ...more
Emabubby
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gertrude is a “trophy” mistress to Esra, an evil, old man with the morals of a gutter rat. Will, is a member of Esra secruity team. He is Gertrude's ex-husband who deserted her at the lowest point in her life. He thought he was saving her from himself and his life of crime he was sadly mistaken. Will and Gertrude have the same goal, to steal Esra's jewels. Their motivation is not the same. Will is trying to help his friend recover is stolon property while Gertrude (Tru) is there to steal the ...more
Kaitlynn Taylor
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ring Tru- Janice M. Whiteaker

5-stars

Ring Tru by Janice M. Whiteaker is a must read! It’s a second chance romance/crime/thriller type read, and I enjoyed every second of it. This story is action-packed, dramatic, entertaining and so captivating. From the first chapter I was hooked. I ended up reading this book in one sitting as I couldn’t bring myself to put it down, I just had to know how everything was going to play out.

I loved both these main characters from the start and I couldn’t wait to
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Emma Morreale
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thievery and romantic suspense? It warms me to the bottom of my greedy, sappy heart. Our leading lady, Tru (who reminded me a bit of Pru from Charmed) has one last job to do before she is out of the thieves life for good, so of course the only thing that could throw a wrench in her perfectly laid plans happens. Her ex-husband, Will, shows up and is clearly shocked by Tru's appearance. He had left her to protect her from the life he lead, but she's still in the thick of it same as him. His self ...more
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Ring Tru ( Thick as Thieves Book 1) By Janice M. Whiteaker is a second chance romance with some suspense. I was hooked from the first page and had a hard time putting it down once I started reading. I just had to know what was going to happen next. Was Tru going to get “The Job" done?This is a pretty quick read with a few twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat. I like this author's style of writing and her ability to grab your attention from the beginning and keeps it till
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Jenni Bishop
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1) Janice M. Whiteaker is an intriguing and interesting second chances romance story. There is mystery and danger, suspense and plotting, love and hate, heartache and loss and a quirky best friend. Welcome to the world of thieves, where things are done for survival. Where surviving means putting yourself through one last job to be able to start over. One last job that means doing things you never thought you would have to do.

Tru was left high and dry and
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Katie
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1)
By Janice M. Whiteaker
4 stars

I really enjoyed this book! When I first read the blurb I was intrigued to read it and whilst it did take me a little bit to get into once I did I was completely hooked. I’ve not read a storyline like this one before which meant it was really refreshing to read. There were some good twists and turns and most were unexpected. I loved Tru – I thought that she was a great female lead. Will was a great male lead and loved the intenseness
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Katie Kearney
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1) By Janice M. Whiteaker. I’m a sucker for a second chance romance story with suspense thrown in and this time was no different. Immediately I was drawn into Tru and Will’s story, these two characters had this connection that jumped off the page and has you feeling every single emotion they do. I really enjoyed this story since it was a bit different from my normal reads in a very good way. It’s got some twists and turns that had me turning the pages as fast as ...more
Heather
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Janice M. Whiteaker's Ring Tru is the first book of the Thick as Thieves series. This romantic suspense is fascinatingly written. Tru and Will are the primary/lead characters in this tale and they distinctly stand out, as they should. I liked Tru's whit and fire that was well established and shown through. Adding in Will's protectiveness and drive, this made a story rife with twists/turns as these two battle out their feelings/connection and try to complete their end game(s). The tug and pull ...more
Sunday
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ring Tru by Janice M. Whiteaker
Four Stars

Ring a True is the first book in the Thick as Thieves series by Janice M. Whiteaker. This is the first book I have read by this author, but definitely won’t be the last. This fast paced book is full of action, drama, suspense and romance thrown in. I was hooked on the very first page, an$ couldn’t put it down till the last. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a good book featuring thieves. Tru is such a wonderful character, and at the beginning I was
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Krystal gaston
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ring Tru book one in the Thick As Thieves Series written by Janice M. Whiteaker. This was an interesting suspenseful second chance romance. Tru and Will are great characters and I loved this story. The push and pull from them was great and I loved the ending. Throughout the story you wonder which way the characters will go once you figure out what’s going on but you know there’s something your missing. You know the players and the outcome they want but there’s a missing player and you just keep ...more
Robin Rankin
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ring Tru by Janice M. Whiteaker is the first book in the Thick as Thieves series and I enjoyed it as much as I expected to.

I think there is more of a back story for both Tru and Will, but we only learn a small piece of their history with one another and what a history it is.

Tru and Will are not the best people, not in an evil sort of way but in a legal sort of way, but overall they are good people.

There was one scene that was incredibly hot, and then there moments where I gasped, smiled and
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Kristan Anderson
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ring Tru by Janice Whiteaker is book one in the Thick as Theives series. The story grabbed me in from the very beginning. Although I was confused a little bit as to what Gertrude was doing but it all became clear when Will was brought back into the picture. Will has left her high and dry in the past, being her ex-husband and all. And now she’s not so quick to trust him. But unfortunately for the both of them, they have to learn to get along. The connection between them jumped off the page no ...more
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