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Don't Go Stealing My Heart

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  450 ratings  ·  279 reviews
Treat yourself to the book Jen DeLuca says "sparkles" and "sizzles."

She wants to steal his Van Gogh. He wants to steal her heart.

Some people would call Clementine Abernathy a criminal. She considers herself a modern day Robin Hood, who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. Not exactly on the up-and-up, but she knows what it’s like to lose everything. Her latest heist
Kindle Edition, 333 pages
Published April 22nd 2020 by CD Books
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Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
She wants to steal his Van Gogh. He wants to steal her heart.

Don't go breaking my heart
You take the weight off me
Oh, honey, when you knock on my door
Ooh, I gave you my key

-Elton John

Actually, he didn't give her a key, she let herself in.....

Clementine Abernathy is a modern-day Robin Hood. She Robs from the rich to give to the unfortunate/children in orphanages. But she fell for her mark, and her mark fell for her. Jack David met Clementine when he was having car trouble and she helped him
Nilufer Ozmekik
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Romantic, sexy, witty, entertaining to consume with Chardonnay to cheer up my first week after home quarantine, yay, I’m not chasing my husband with an axe and calling him Wendy celebration!

When you gotta heist a man’s place that you have crush on him and turn yourself into prey when you’re hunter, how do you get yourself out of his dilemma?

This entertaining, sweet reading reminded me of Jennifer Cruise’s “Faking It” but at that one, entire heroine’s family were thieves and she met her hero a
Amanda Hash
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
This was an adorable, unputdownable book. I loved every detail, from the quirky names of the town and its businesses to the very dramatic and heartwrenching twist I honestly didn't even consider as a possibility. Clementine might be my new favorite heroine-- damaged, sarcastic, tough-as-nails, vulnerable, and utterly captivating all at the same time. And Jack? I fell in love with Jack IMMEDIATELY. It didn't hurt that I'm a huge Elvis fan...(I mean, I once dreamed of getting married in Vegas by a ...more
Lisa Tantsits
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! Clementine and Jack’s story was unexpected and beautiful. I love how a moment of weakness when she first meets Jack leads to more truths than she’s ever told anyone. I love how their relationship evolves and to say the end of this book was heart pounding would be an understatement! Fantastic and a must read!
Dilushani Jayalath
Apr 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Kindly received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Unfortunately I have to only say the same thing that I have been telling for the past New Adult genre. It is simply not doing it for me. But in the sake of this one I will admit it did have few sweet moments that really got me smiling. It was a romantic story but nothing to change my opinion on the romantic genre I have these days.
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

I was so excited when I got a copy of this book thinking it’s gonna be a cute fun read. However, my problem with this book is that it kinda failed to fit into a category. It failed to be a cute fun romcom or an emotional serious book. It was just laying there somewhere in between. I didn’t know how I should look at it as it has failed in achieving either. And I hate to say that, but it felt like the book was just filled with many pity parties. The idea was cute and could have been enjoy
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
I LOVED THIS BOOK! It’s adorable, quirky, dorky, and so, so sweet. I loved the shy hero - he was the perfect guy for the Robin Hood heroine. This book had so many random things, from Elvis impersonators, bearded dragons, to a painting heist, but it all completely worked for me!
Addie H
NB: Spoiler free ARC review – expected publication April 22nd 2020

(Tropes: Class Difference, Work Relationship, Fake Relationship, Mistaken Identity/Disguise, Forbidden Love, Unstarched (her))


Love was everything you needed and nothing you didn’t. It was Clementine Abernathy, cat burglar, who’d stolen his heart.

An adorable story that really warms in these trying times. The main lead is a gorgeous dork, who matches well with the heroine despite being almost opposites in ways.

At times t
Caryn - iam.caryn
If anyone knows me at all, then you know how much I LOVED New Orleans Rush when I read it in 2019. So needless to say, I was beyond excited for Don’t Go Stealing My Heart.

I read the synopsis and I knew it sounded exactly like the type of story I would devour. And devour it I did!

One of the things I loved most about New Orleans Rush is that Siskind added a bit of intrigue. She did the same thing in Don’t Go Stealing My Heart.

It’s what makes Siskind’s books stand out. She doesn’t write “just a rom
Jemi Fraser
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So Much Fun!!!
I adored Clementine - a unique and quirky character who melts your heart. Chemistry zips between Clementine and Jack (another quirky sweetheart!) while they get to know each other. Their vulnerabilities make them struggle to find their way. The story takes more than a few unexpected twists and turns and I stayed up WAY too late to finish it. Give yourself a treat and pick this one up!
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book and was under no obligation to post a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Don't Go Stealing My Heart
By: Kelly Siskind

Don't Go Break-sorry, Stealing My Heart (is that song in your head now?) is a wonderful romcom. And, I love romcoms, so yay! Kelly Siskind is new to me, and I will be checking out her other books. Her style is so eccentric, like the mom in the school pick up line who dresses like a gypsy, has pink hair and piercings,
madandelion [hiatus 160420]
This book wasn't for me. I went into it thinking, or rather hoping, it would be different from New Orleans Rush (book by the same author). Because I didn't like that book for reasons I ultimately didn't like this book either. Yes, unfortunately, this one isn't much different from that.

The cute covers are so so misleading. Yes, there is some cuteness here and there, but I just don't like it when the main characters are shown having extremely sad pasts, just to gain empathy, add exaggerated chara
Caitlin Reads
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. It reminded me of the Thomas Crown Affair in the form of a romantic comedy. Clementine is a con woman with a heart of gold who falls for her mark, Jack. Both characters were completely lovable and had great chemistry. Don’t Go Stealing My Heart was a fun light read and the perfect distraction from everything going on in the world right now. Be prepared to fall in love with Jack and Clementine. This was my first book by the author and I can’t wait to read more from K ...more
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Don't Go Stealing My Heart isn't the lightest (or most realistic) read out there, with the heroine having lost both her parents early on and having to be put into foster care, and the hero being bullied in the past and having to deal with a sick father. I thought this was drag the story down, but I've always loved the 'two lost/lonely souls find each other' storyline. And that's what Clementine and Jack seemed like to me: lost and lonely. I loved the characters of Clementine and Jack, even th
Apr 18, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: tbr
Fan art of Jack and Clementine by the crazy talented Micheline of Whimsical Illustration!!! How stunning is this???

Mar 17, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly
Oh for the love of all things quirky, fun, and heartfelt!

I was so lucky to get my hands on an early copy of this book and it took me approximately no time to fall head over heels for Clementine and Jack. Their chemistry sparked immediately, and their banter drew me right in. Add to that the many unexpected and adorable quirks? And I was a complete goner.

Loyal fans of Kelly Siskind will not be disappointed (and, in fact, may find themselves delighted by at least one Easter egg tucked into this
Apr 02, 2020 marked it as to-read
ARC received in exchange of an honest review.
Micheline Ryckman
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of receiving an arc of this book and I’m so thankful. I don’t read a lot of contemporary romance, but Kelly Siskind’s books are an exception to the rule. Her writing is smooth, I envy her skills! Her settings and characters are quirky, unique, and beyond loveable!!! This book and my other favourite of hers, New Orleans Rush, are definitely not to be missed!!
Tara Wyatt
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book! Kelly Siskind has a way of taking off-beat characters and making them completely relatable. Despite her checkered past, I was totally cheering for Clementine throughout the whole book. Engrossing, super entertaining and swoony. What more could you want?
Sophie's Reading Corner
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Be here with me. Nowhere else. Just here, right now."

We have Clementine that's a modern day Robin Hood and steals from the rich in order to give to charities and the poor kids in need of support. Her next victim is Jack , who owns a Van Gogh portrait that if they sell it they will help an orphanage in India. Clementine has a plan for this and she needs to get close to him in order to do that. Things get really unexpected though when she meets Jack and her plan doesn't go as she wis
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: april-2020
Full review to come!
Dayle (the literary llama)
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.8 Stars if I’m being technical. A little thin in places but overall it was adorable.

I love the way Siskind writes and builds characters. They have depth and delightful quirks that make them relatable but interesting to read. I only wish there had been more space devoted to more secondary character building. I felt a lack of supporting cast.

The Elvis Festival and place names were adorkable and fun. Jack’s rivalry was a great story arc. Clementine’s backstory was a touch up and down for me, I ca
April 11, 2020: An average romance read can leave you happy for the love birds but not so happy for yourself because your expectations weren't ultimately met. I wanted a fun con-romance where there's this thrill of hiding identities or faking personalities...nah, this didn't give that. Though, I understand I shouldn't judge a book by what I think it should entail and instead take in the story. Anyway, I do appreciate the sweetness this one gave.

April 10, 2020: This one gives me summer vibes wit
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I was lucky enough to read an early copy of this and oh man! It's such a fresh and unexpected romance, with hilarious quirky characters and thrillingly high stakes. Plus, I can never resist a suave con-woman. I loved watching her be unwillingly charmed by Jack, and...oh I can't give away the end, but the ending scene is UNFORGETTABLE! It's this blend of romantic, funny, scary, oh shit did that really just happen, and badass. Don't miss it.
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-to-come
Don’t Go Stealing My Heart is fun, sexy, and heartfelt- everything I’ve come to expect and love from Kelly Siskind. It had such an entertaining and unique premise, and two charming main characters who will definitely steal your heart!

This story was equal parts romantic, suspenseful, quirky, and heart wrenching. It was light-hearted, but serious, and I loved how Ms. Siskind was able to balance the more emotional and heavier aspects of the story with humor and heat. Throw in a twist I didn't see
Peggy M
“I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review”

After enjoying the previous book ‘New Orleans rush’ of this writer I was very looking forward to this story. Especially after reading the blurb, a woman who wants to steal a painting but instead falls for the owner of it?!? This had to be an entertaining story and I was right, it totally was! ‘Don’t go stealing my heart’ is a sweet, fun and light-hearted romance story. You get both P
Anne - Books of My Heart
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 7arcs, 2020, coyer
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

Review copy was received from Publicity team. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I was worried about Don't Go Stealing My Heart because the set up felt like someone was bound to get hurt. I was definitely in suspense.

I love the characters. While Clementine is a thief, she does it with the best intentions of protecting children. I appreciated her skills and her intelligence. She had a rough upbringing and
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Romance is one of my favorite genres to read- so of course, I go through a lot of them. I’d been feeling a little bored lately, because after awhile, all the romances I’ve recently read just seemed to blend together- even if they were excellent reads, there just wasn’t anything memorable about them for me.

I’m so happy to say that that was definitely not the case with this book.

From the beginning, I was totally invested, and felt an instant connection with Clementine- despite her being a crimin
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a very cute, romcom with a little action punch included.

After a rough early childhood and a stint in the foster system, Clementine breaks free and joins a life of crime as a burglar looking for her next heist in order to help orphaned children. Clementine’s life hits a snag in the road when she starts catching feelings for her new mark. Jack is a smart and handsome business man who is currently doing everything he can to keep his family’s business from looming disaster while also takin
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A small-town girl at heart, Kelly moved from the city to enjoy the charm of northern Ontario. When she’s not out hiking with her husband or home devouring books, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head. Her novels have been published internationally.

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