Review: Thief (Breeding #3) by Alexa Riley

July 22, 2016 Book Review, ebook, self published, series, short story/Vignette, Unlimited 0 ★★★

Review: Thief (Breeding #3) by Alexa Riley three-stars
Thief by Alexa Riley
Series: Breeding #3
Published by Alexa Riley on January 5, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Pages: 215
Format: eBook
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Sean Sparrow has one more job to pull: break into the bank, steal what he was hired to take, and get out. He plans everything to the very last detail, sure of success... until he sees Tessa.

Tessa Martin lives a humdrum life. With a boring job and a crappy roommate, she's sure there must be more to life than this. She's not prepared for the muscle-bound bearded man who walks into her life, offering her everything she's ever wanted.

When Sean breaks down all of Tessa's walls, she has no choice but to fall hard and fast. But when the truth comes out, and Sean is fully revealed to her, will their instalove be enough to hold them together?

Warning: This book hero is over- the-top obsessed, totally head over heels in love, and desperate to make babies with the heroine ASAP. If you want a fun read with SUPER hot steam, Kindle-melting love, and a beard to rub between thighs, then this book is for you.

The first time I read Thief, I was a little disappointed. Thief has a deception based plotline and I hate deception based plotlines. After I finished it, I gave the story 2.5 stars on GR and moved on. (.5 star for the insanely hot hottie on the cover)

But then I read the more recent AR releases…

…and I came to dream of the day when AR gave her readers the whole shebang, not just the insta-love and the copious amounts of fluids flying everywhere.

Because – wonder of wonders – Thief has a plot! A real plot! The H/h have actual conversations and things happen. This one is apparently a throwback to the days when AR was writing serials (I say that because the books that came from AR’s serials have real plots, too). So I decided to write a review and up my rating .5 stars.

The Thief is this story is the hero, Sean Sparrow. He is a professional thief and is working his last job before (a young) retirement. Sean gets with a small-time hood group to use as a distraction (unbeknownst to them) so that the real theft goes unnoticed. While casing the bank he sees heroine Tessa and in pure AR fashion falls deep in love.

What I enjoyed about Thief is that the storyline then processes as promised. Tessa doesn’t know what’s going on so – she only finds out at the end. Sean actually has to grovel (this is not really normal AR stuff here). Of course, Tessa forgives him in the end and it’s HEA and baby time.

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