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Schau mir in die Augen : Roman (Samantha Jellicoe #2)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  1,964 Ratings  ·  81 Reviews
The heat is on in Palm Beach-and Rick and Samantha are sizzling.

Samantha Jellicoe is no ordinary thief. At least, not anymore. She promised her significant other, British billionaire Rick Addison, that she'd retire from her life of crime. So no more midnight break-ins . . . no more scaling estate walls . . . no more dangling from the ceiling. From here on in, it's intimate
Published (first published December 27th 2005)
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Aug 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't deny staying up SUPER late reading this and the previous book, it was really addictively page-turning brain candy, although I'm a bit mad at myself for it, haha. I got a bit annoyed that WAY too many times the main character was enjoying riding around in a Bentley, because I get annoyed at glamorizing rich people and their stuff. I did thing the emotional depth was way better in this installment from the first, and I liked where the relationship was going (but can we drop the whole roman ...more
Tammy Walton Grant
Way more fun than Eve and Roarke (and a Hero just as hot), these books are an absolute blast.

This one picks up three months after Flirting With Danger left off, and Sam and Rick are still striking sparks off each other and setting their sheets on fire. Sam is trying hard to stay on the straight and narrow and Rick is attempting to run his conglomerate while Sam is sleeping, it seems.

I absolutely love these two -- their banter is delicious:
"You're a good guy, Rick."
He smiled. "I keep telling you
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
Don't Look Down...but look for 5 stars:) Re-reading this series and loving it! It's awesome that a lighter read can have so much character depth and emotion. I love seeing how Sam and Rick grow in their relationship despite their pasts and the current pitfalls that they face. I love the personalities of both characters and enjoy the banter so much. On to the next:)
4 Charming Stars!
Dec 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

As the second in the Samantha Jellicoe series, this one is just as fast paced and fun as the first and I actually enjoyed the romance aspect even more. It was fun to have an already established relationship that is busy working out the "new couple" rough spots. That's a nice change and Enoch keeps it quick, hot and unpredictable. Sam does get a little annoying with her hard-nosed stubbornness but it is understandable considering the sheer strength of personality that comes with a driven b
Beanbag Love
Aug 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm enjoying these contemporary mysteries by Enoch. Usually I'm pretty good at figuring out the culprit early on, but she's stumped me in the first two books. I'm not sure if that's because of superior mystery-writing skills or if I don't care enough about the mystery to put any brain power into it. I like the relationship between the leads and that seems to be enough.

I am skipping ahead to A Touch of Minx, because I read the blurb on Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and it didn't appeal. These books se
May 16, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ebooks
I didn't get into Book 2 of the Samantha Jellicoe series as much as I did the first--but that's not to say I didn't enjoy it, because I did. This book's set three months after the first, and changes have come into our cat burglar heroine's life; she's not only got a real, blossoming relationship with billionaire Rick Addison now, she's even trying to go straight. Instead of robbing people blind, she's now trying to advise them on their security.

It's a great plan on paper, but it just goes to fig
Samantha and Rick's story continues and the two are struggling to find some balance in their relationship and make their very different backgrounds and lives work together.

Samantha is a bit childish and I found myself annoyed with her at times, as well as with the relationship drama that she causes, but Rick makes up for her and doesn't let her get away with it.

A robbery and murder investigation, an ex back in town causing trouble and the relationship drama all make this book an interesting one,
Honestly I don't know how she does it! I have always connected Suzanne Enoch with historical romances, but she completely threw my presumption out of the window with this contemporary romance series! Believe me when I say this, she can write!!
I love Samantha. Her sense of freedom, her high spirited nature, her loyalty all of it is so intriguing. I can't get over it! As for Rick he is great. But honestly most of the time I am so involved in enjoying Sam's personality that I can't find enough
Carolyn Crane
[this is a series review, identical to my review of the first book.]

Okay, these Samantha Jellicoe books are my new cozy fun yummy reads that I RAVISH. I've read the first two, and I'm saving the rest for when I really really need something wonderful and reliable. I think there are only FOUR! SOB. Samatha is a cat burgler, she meets her hero robbing his art collection, and just, wow, this series is insanely delightful.

This has the same wonderfulness factor of those early Evanovich/Stephanie Plum
Jul 29, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
I wish I knew why strong heroines have to be portrayed as arrogant, selfish & generally unlikeable - particularly by American romance writers. It isn't necessary for a strong woman to be "sassy" or "feisty" or a smartarse or however you'd like to describe "unmannerly". I made allowances with the first book but I really didn't like Sam much at all in this one. She comes across as pert, snippy & mulish, with no manners at all. This book was just OK, not as good as Flirting with Danger whic ...more
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, sam-jellicoe
I quite enjoyed this book, and found it difficult to put down. It picked up right where the first book left off, which I worked out once I had recalled where that was. The story picked up quickly after a literal bang, building up to a delicious climax. I am still reminded slightly of Eve and Roarke where reading this, but the relationship between the main characters is extremely different. There wasn't much of a resolution, just enough to sort out the major storyline. I can't wait to read the ne ...more
Feb 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great one.

I really love that Enoch kinda sets the traditional romance conventions on their ear(s). Without actually doing so.

She's fabulous. And very very funny.

Feb 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars!
Boo! She plays detective!!
I want to read her experience and all those fabulous stuff as a Thief, gosh!:(
Aug 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5 stars

this series is fun so far but i feel the characters lack true depth and i don't feel invested in them. the fast-paced, engaging plot almost makes up for it, though.
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun read
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mad entertaining!!!
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
" La sua migliore amica, la sua ladra internazionale, la sua amante, la sua ossessione: ciò che era arrivata a significare per lui mutava a ogni battito del cuore."

Rispetto al primo della serie ho trovato un notevole passo in avanti in questo volume, che mi è piaciuto molto di più! *ç* La parte suspance in realtà mi è sembrata un po' "debole" ma sopratutto lenta, il colpevole non era del tutto scontato ma neanche così difficile da intuire, in generale comunque l'autrice è riuscita a creare un ca
Because of the influence of her world-famous boyfriend who happens to be a billionaire and a member of the British nobility, Samantha Jellicoe is trying to clean up her act. Go legit. Stop robbing people's homes of priceless antiquities. But it's a lot harder than she thinks.

Her first client of her newly-established security company (hey, if she can get through almost every security system ever invented, she should be really good at creating them, right?) ends up dead, and though she's not held
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Schau mir in die Augen

Nein, das war jetzt nicht wörtlich gemeint sondern das ist der deutsche Titel des Buches. Es handelt sich hier um den zweiten Band in der Reihe um die Diebin Samantha Jellicoe und ihren Freund, den Multimillionär Richard Addison. Band 2 spielt drei Monate später und - oh Wunder - Sam und Rick sind noch immer ein Paar. Samantha versucht sich jetzt mit einem legalen Job und ist dabei in Palm Springs ein Sicherheitsunternehmen zu gründen. Leider wird ihr erster Kunde einen Tag
Only ok. It's fluff. Plus the male lead, who annoyed me with his improbable perfection in the first book, is now even more improbably perfect. I kept on thinking of the lovely old Hart to Hart TV series with Stephanie Powers, though, and it charmed me just enough to keep reading.

However, horrible jarring time zone mistake at the very start nearly derailed the whole thing. The male lead contacts his New York office first thing in the UK business day. Because they are open at 2am??? Anyone who has
This series definitely is a page turner. I like the characters and buy their relationship, even though the speed would be a huge red flag in real life. To be honest I am not sure if this book deserves three or four stars but I liked it less than the other books in the series, maybe because the conflict felt a bit forced. However, Samantha still kicks ass and Rick is still borderline overbearing and they are equals, so I would definitely recommend this book to everyone who enjoyed the first one.
Loved this second installment in the series! Except for one thing. Okay, one big thing that probably shouldnt have taken up 1/3 of the book and the plot. Patricia, the ex wife.

She and Rick have been divorced for 3 years! Everyone acts like it was a week ago! Jesus! I get that being cheated on will always hurt. I get it. I really do. I also get that there's alimony and yada yada legal stuff. But the hurt from the cheating wasn't really even the focus of her appearances, not really. She was such
Nov 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, I have to say that I'm not so much into contemporary romance; I prefer historical romance. But I have to praise Suzanne Enoch on her amazing writing skills. She came up with an exciting plot - (view spoiler) - and Rick and Sam's relationship had a few improvements. I totally hated that Stoney was constantly trying to make Sam go ba ...more
Lita Bouquard
Oh I just love Samantha and Rick as a couple. She is afraid to commit, say I love you but fearless about thievery. Rich is mega-rich, powerful but only fearful about losing Samantha.
In this book. The couple is still combustible when together and both sacrificing. Rick has to deal with his lawyer Tom -who is so annoying- but a loyal nice guy, the innuendos about Sam and her thieving, and his ex wife- Patricia the Beeyatch. Sam has given up her ability to walk among people invisibly, blend in, do
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
coinvolgente ed appassionante, è riuscita anche con questo secondo libro, la Enoch, a tenermi incollata ad ogni pagina del libro.
qui ci ritroviamo di fronte una Sam che cerca di filare liscio, cerca in tutti i modi di tenersi al di fuori dei guai, ma sembra che questi ultimi vadano a cercarla.
Rich invece si vede catapultare in un nuovo emisfero dove il centro di tutto è la sua ragazza. tutto passa in secondo piano senza neanche farci caso, è innamorato e non riesce a staccarsi da lei anche se co
Sep 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had more insight on Sam's emotional self and I loved it more than the first one a tad bit in that part. She was way too stubborn at some places and I really felt like banging my head on wall, but I somehow stopped. Richard Addison amazes me. I have read a lot of books where the guy would cross all limits for his girl but Rick never once doubted Sam enough to let her go. even for a minute.. He loved Sam and he somewhat believed in her. He had his weak moments though, when some thoughts ...more
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: miei, 2013
Sempre più bella questa serie della ladra Jellicoe, ci voleva proprio!

Ora Sam sta cercando di lasciarsi alle spalle il suo passato e crearsi una nuova vita con il miliardario Rick e apre un'agenzia per la il suo primo cliente muore prima che possano accordarsi e da li parte l'indagine sia di lei che di lui.

Mi sono molo piaciuti i due personaggi principali. Crescono insieme e sono molto forti..per cui ci battibecchi ma fanno subito pace.

I personaggi che ruotano intorno mi fanno mori
Barbara ★
I loved this book as much, if not more, than the first one. Samantha Jellicoe is one determined gal. Thanks to Rick Addison, she's trying to go straight but it's tough and she insists on doing it herself without billionaire Rick's influence and contacts. When she gets caught up in a murder investigation, the temptation for B and E dramatically increases. I liked the snappy banter between love-sick Rick and reserved Samantha. They've only been together a few months but the attraction is huge and ...more
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My really like this series. My rating for this book is 3.5. I thoroughly enjoyed the second book in the series although I thought the story dragged a bit in place as the author tried to develop the non-mystery. I think you can figure out from the beginning who did it. The book is more about the development of Samantha and Richard trust and respect for their respective needs and concerns as their relationship grows during a murder investigation. The investigation is the catalyst that propels the ...more
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Suzanne was born in Southern California sometime in the latter half of the 20th century. In the way that some people are born knowing they want to be astronauts or cellists, Suzanne always knew she wanted to be a writer. Early dreams of becoming a zoologist and writing true stories about her adventures in Africa were crushed, however, after she viewed a television special about the world’s most po ...more
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Samantha Jellicoe (5 books)
  • Flirting With Danger (Samantha Jellicoe, #1)
  • Billionaires Prefer Blondes (Samantha Jellicoe, #3)
  • Twice the Temptation (Samantha Jellicoe, #4)
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“She wants you back.” Her gaze held his for a half-dozen heartbeats before she broke away, increasing her pace through the lobby and into the warm air of eastern Florida in January.
Richard followed her, a dozen denials and rebuttals fighting for position. “She does not.”
“Ooh, good retort. Prove it.”
“She needs someone to cosign her paperwork, and I’m the only one she could think of to do it. I spend time here. Hence, Palm Beach.”
“She needs—”
“And,” he cut in, warming to the argument, “and, the Society here is the type she feels comfortable with, anyway. A good dozen of her Patty’s Pack friends have winter homes here. I can’t see her moving to Dirt, Nebraska. Can you?”
Samantha dove into the Bentley that waited at the curb and actually hesitated a moment before she unlocked the passenger door for him. “No, but I can see her in Paris or Venice or Milan or New York,” she retorted. “But like you said, you’re here. And hey, Mr. Denial, if she has her Patty’s Pack friends in town, why is it again you’re being recruited to cosign?”
Richard barely had time to close his door before she peeled away from the curb. “You’re jealous,” he announced.
“You’re an asshole”
“She shifted gears as they left Worth Avenue, hurtling them along the beach at just sublight speed. “Jesus, Addison, you are so blind,” she finally exploded. “She comes in playing the damsel in distress, and you buy all of it.”
“She did n—”
“‘Oh, Richard, I need your help,’” she mimicked, doing a startlingly good impression of Patricia’s soft, cultured Brit—especially since the two women had barely spoken a total of five words to one another. “’I’ve left Peter, and I so badly want to make a new start, but I just don’t know how to do it on my own. You’re so big and strong and successful, can’t you see it in your heart to help me?’” Samantha canted her eyes at him. “Did it go a little like that?”
Christ. “Maybe,” he hedged. “But—”
“See? She wants you back.”
“Well, she can’t have me. I’m taken. But she asked for my help, and I’m partially the reason she’s in this position.”
“No, she put herself on her back and then you put her in the next position.”
“Even so—”
“You can’t resist putting on your shining armor, can you?” she said more calmly, blowing out her breath. “And if I know it, then she knows it, too.”

“Honestly, Samantha, I think it’s more a matter of Patricia actually being helpless than her acting that way to gain my assistance. I doubt she could find a grocery store on her own, much less the toothpaste aisle.”
“But she’s not after toothpaste.”

As they stopped at a light, Richard leaned over and grabbed Samantha’s face, kissing her hard on her surprised mouth. “Don’t worry about this. You won’t have to deal with her.”
“Maybe not, but you will. And keep in mind that she’s got a subscriber website where she gives advice about how not to get screwed in a divorce.”
“She does?”
“Yes. Interesting stuff. You really need to spend more time surfing the ’net.”
“Shit.” Before Samantha could follow up her smug look with more commentary, he took a breath. “I’ll make dumping the website a condition of my helping her.”
“Great. She won’t need the site, anyway, because she’ll be busy screwing you over in person, instead.”
“No one screws me over, Samantha. Ever.”
“Yet, smart guy. Yet.”
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