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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012


    Worth reading once

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2007

    Predictable Thief

    It takes a thief to catch a thief. At least that¿s the logic and theme of this novel. Morgena West is a lonely woman but her life is thrown upside down when the notorious cat burglar, Quinn, drops in through her livingroom window with a gunshot wound. It¿s not the first time they have met, so she knows he is a dangerous man with cops searching for him in possibly every country in the world, so she had to decide if to inform the cops about his sudden appearance in San Francisco, but since her undeniable attraction for Quinn is clouding her sense of logic, Morgan calls Jared, a cop who is also a friend. Imagine her surprise when she finds out that Quinn and Jarad are actually brothers, and though normally they work on opposite sides of the law, this time they combined their sources to catch a thief was good as Quinn, but a million times more dangerous. Unlike Quinn, the other thief is also a killer! And Morgan, by lusting after Quinn, might find herself as the victim. ------------------------ Always a Thief has a strong opening, and the pages keep turning as the suspenseful plot takes place. The atmosphere of the book is rather gloomy and may remind you of a superhero movie, which adds to the great storytelling. But after about 75 pages, the book quickly turns into a somewhat cheesy romance novel that is trademark of ¿Loveswept¿. The story begins to drag and the love story hold no appeal. The relationship is too easy, and the whole book begins to settle around endless conversations. The action atmosphere is replaced by that of a cheep `80s series romance novel, which indeed it is. The ending couldn¿t have come sooner, and the ending wasn¿t as exiting as I wished it would be. Though the book leaves it open that a third book in the series is about to come, it hasn¿t arrived in 3 years so I wouldn¿t hold my breath for it. --------------------- If you are a fan of romantic suspense with more romance and very little suspense, you will probably find this book and it¿s characters enjoyable. But if you like romantic suspense with little romance and non stop mystery, this book will more then likely disappoint you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2003

    Should Have Been What the Original Was

    I read 'Once A Thief' before I read the original Men of Mysteries Past Quadrilogy, and I loved it. When I read the first two books of the original, I didn't quite enjoy them as much. However, I read the last two before I read 'Always A Thief' and when I bought the book there was a marked difference. I found that I liked the originals better in that case, because the book seemed hurried and thrown together- sort of like a tossed salad. What I would like to see, personally, is Hooper creating a sequel to this book, but more in the general direction of the original series. Quinn was a much more innocent, likeable character then, and the secondary characters- all of whom were also enjoyable- had much more substance than they do now. But then again, I'd just love to see a sequel because I'm nuts about Quinn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2003

    Totally a Part Two of Two

    This novel was truly a sequel. You probably will enjoy it if you haven't yet read Once a Thief, but to get the most out of Always a Thief you really need to have read the first book first. For instance, I don't think we ever really get a feel for what Morgan looks like in the second book, while in the first one we have description after description regarding her generous chest, etc. I felt that Always a Thief was a little thrown together. For instance, one major failing was that Morgan gets put to sleep at one point by a man, and we never find out who that man was. This means that we'll probably get a third book in this series (the end is left open for it as well) which I'm not that excited about. There aren't any characters that you really get attached to that you want to learn more about, so I'm hoping Hooper will put her talents to something else instead of a third. Assuming she does, that leaves much to be desired in Always a Thief regarding the loose ends and unexplained happenings. Overall, a fun beach book, but nothing overly special.

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