To Love a Thief

To Love a Thief
Julie Anne Long
Rating 3

Lily Masters has a gift for picking pockets and telling stories – ;skills that come in handy for surviving London’s slums. She’s proud of providing for herself and her lively young sister, Alice, and she’s never been caught. Well, there’s always a first time.

Gideon Cole is a brilliant barrister with an unfortunate weakness for clients who can’t pay. His latest charitable misstep: buying the freedom of a daring, beautiful thief. To repay the debt, Lily agrees to his proposition: pose as the object of his desire and help him snare a wealthy bride.

All he has to do is transform the impudent Lily into a diamond of the first water. But the education of Lily could cost Gideon his carefully planned future. While she plays cards with his invalid uncle and Alice charms the servants, the honorable Gideon is harboring less than honorable thoughts. For sweet, stubborn, and sensual Lily has a way of slipping past a gentleman’s defenses – ;especially when she’s stealing his heart!

REVIEW: So when I read the back of this book I had visions of Henry Higgins teaching Eliza Doolitle to say The Rain in Spain….I should have known better. Don’t get me wrong it is a good book, however I just couldn’t past the image of Henry and Eliza (I think I have seen that movie one to many times). The one thing that I did like was that both of them realized that they had made a mistake and set about to fix it, without any prompting from anyone else. I just can’t give it higher than a 3 because of the whole Henry and Eliza thing..


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