Don't Go Stealing My Heart - Kelly Siskind
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 involves swiping a priceless Van Gogh from its owner, who’s supposed to be an egotistical trust-fund brat.
Turns out Jack David is a sexy, kind-hearted man…and Clementine is in trouble. Falling for her mark would make her the World’s Dumbest Conwoman, but Jack is charmingly persistent, always singing sweet songs in her ear.
And that earth-shattering kiss? She never stood a chance.
Now she’s imagining a fresh start with this dashing man, but that means telling Jack about her past. And other nefarious sorts are after the same painting. Too soon, Clementine learns what it means to risk it all for love.
Moment of truth: I wasn’t expecting to really like this book a whole lot. I’m surprised by the plot and blown away at how non-cliche this book was!
The blurb caught my eye. I’ve never read a story with this kind of premise before and I was super excited! This book is definitely something you should pick up if you’re looking for a fun romcom-ish book with some heart moving emotions. Oh and spy moments - though it was seriously limited. I wanted more spy stuff!!
For once I don’t have a single complaint towards both the characters in this book. They both are well developed and have great chemistry! This book isn't exactly super steamy and rather focuses on the build-up of the romance and plot.
I do have to say, I saw that plot twist a mile away. And it’s probably because I’ve seen too many spy movies XD
But I was caught off-guard at how the heroine’s secret was revealed. I was expecting something else but was surprised in a good way! The hero handled it very realistically which was both great and sad. I actually wanted there to be more intense emotions between the characters - a deeper connection or love. But nevertheless, it wasn’t exactly a deal breaker because it was beautifully written!
The story flows and reading this was a breeze. I finished it in one sitting and couldn't stop even if I tried!
Release Date: 22 April 2020