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To Love a Thief

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2005

    This Book Will Steal Your Heart...

    This is Long¿s second publication (debut The Runaway Duke). This starts out as a Pygmalion story about a pickpocket that is transformed into a Lady. The only difference is this pickpocket turned lady truly is a Lady. Lily though razed a lady by her lady mother has fallen on hard times and has had to resort to picking pockets to keep a roof over head and food on the table for both herself and her little sister Alice. But when she¿s caught picking the wrong man¿s pocket, Gideon Cole, a upward and mobile barrister from London, comes to her rescue. To repay the debut she owes him, she agrees to help him make the woman that he wants to marry jealous enough that she will want only him and agree to marry her. However, along the way the two end up falling in love. And somewhere in there the story seams to veer off into a Pollyanna direction. I found it an enjoyable, but very predictable read. The characters, though sufficient in development, I found them lacing in originality. Over all the book I say was nice, but I think there is a lot of room for improvement.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    I wasn't sure when I bought it, but it was really good!

    I bought this one spur of the moment, and without really reading what is was about about. It was a really fun read. I fell in love with Gerard and Lucy. The secondary characters were all very well written to make them so interesting that there are a few that I hope the author will write another book about!

    Romance lovers will love this book, I deifitely recommend it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    Good Read

    This was an enjoyable book. Chuckles along the way and towards the end of the book she introduced 2 aunts....these characters were funny. Laughed out loud at their comments. Would have been wonderful to have had them more throughout the book. Love a romance with lots of laughter.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2009

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    A winner! Handsome heir Gideon Cole, silver-tongued barrister with a soft spot for the under-trodden, undertaking cases w/o pay, has a master plan: marry icy, beautiful Constance, daughter of an influential Marquis, and rise in the political world.

    A grimy pickpocket enters Gideon's ordered life when he attempts to steal his watch, but manages to get away after a well-placed kick to Gideon's person. A few days later when Gideon saves the same thief from being hauled off to prison, he discovers that she's a girl, and a pretty one at that. Untrue to form, but desperate to get Constance's attention, Gideon launches an impulsive scheme to turn the guttersnipe Lily Masters into a lady whom he appears to be courting. (Lily resorted to stealing to keep her sister and herself from starvation, but they had been gently bred). So Lily cleans up beautifully; she's smart, charming, witty, resourceful, and turns Gideon's world on its head. To clear her debt with Gideon she promises to help him in his campaign to win Constance. She does and he finds himself engaged to Constance. But Gideon and Lily are both smitten and there goes the master plan!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Great

    I liked the flow of thos book

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    pleasant Eliza Doolittle Regency romance

    Gideon Cole paid off the debts his deceased father left him alphabetically; the barrister also drew up a master plan that he adheres to with no deviation. Part of his plan is to marry Constance Clary and use her father¿s aristocratic influence with the treasury and Gideon¿s success in court to become Chancellor of the Exchequer. Though he knows he competes for Constance and the treasury position with the wealthy titled Jarvis, Gideon will do what it takes including putting a down payment on an expensive London townhouse.--- Gideon catches nimble pickpocket Lily Masters trying to steal his watch, but she escapes. Later Lily¿s bad luck continues when jostled trying to pick someone¿s pocket and is caught. Gideon rescues her by ¿buying¿ her from her captor at the cost of his townhouse down payment. He feels she owes him and since she speaks like an aristocrat he decides to use her to make Constance jealous. However, when he brought Lily and her ten years old sister Alice into his life, Gideon did not realize how they would pick apart his heart and plan through love.--- Lily refreshes this pleasant Eliza Doolittle Regency romance though readers will agree with Gideon that she is a pathetic thief. The hero is interesting as he struggles with his growing feelings to his ¿guest¿ and her sister that runs contrary to his master plan while the sacrificing for her sister Lily is great counterpoint to the selfish Constance. Though the coincidence of her failing twice with Gideon there on both occasions is a stretch, fans will accept this happenstance as the catalyst to a wonderful love story.--- Harriet Klausner

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