The Devil's Thief: A Loveswept Historical Romance [NOOK Book]

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In Samantha Kane’s sensual tale of wicked passion, a desperate woman must resort to burglary—but the beautiful thief ends up stealing the heart of a rogue.
 
The daughter of a reformed jewel thief, Julianna Harte knows a thing or two about stealth. When the foundling home she provides for finds itself in dire financial straits, Julianna is forced to do the unthinkable. In a bit of misguided Robin Hood derring-do, she slips through the ...
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The Devil's Thief: A Loveswept Historical Romance

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Overview

In Samantha Kane’s sensual tale of wicked passion, a desperate woman must resort to burglary—but the beautiful thief ends up stealing the heart of a rogue.
 
The daughter of a reformed jewel thief, Julianna Harte knows a thing or two about stealth. When the foundling home she provides for finds itself in dire financial straits, Julianna is forced to do the unthinkable. In a bit of misguided Robin Hood derring-do, she slips through the window of a wealthy rake to search for a treasure she knows is there: an invaluable pearl. But when the towering and very naked occupant of the moonlit bedroom ambushes her with a bargain—a night in his bed in exchange for the pearl—Julianna doesn’t know if it’s masculine heat or sheer desperation that makes his terms so tempting.
 
Alasdair Sharpe had no intention of keeping his end of the bargain. Planning to offer his little cat burglar carte blanche instead, he promptly loses himself in the delights of unexpected pleasure. But when he awakes the next morning to find his family heirloom gone, fury quickly replaces sensual languor. Of course, Alasdair is more than willing to use seduction to reclaim his stolen pearl—and find the key to Julianna’s heart.
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: About Last Night, Blaze of Winter, and Lana’s Lawman.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345537911
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Series: Saint's Devils
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 297
  • Sales rank: 2,764
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Samantha Kane lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children, two boys and one girl. With a master’s degree in American history, she spent seven years as a high school history teacher before becoming a full-time writer and mom.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    This was my first time attempting to read this author, and I am

    This was my first time attempting to read this author, and I am anything but impressed. This book is poorly written. I am left with the feeling that I am trying to read a slapped together book from a author who is attempting to write her first book. Now I am not certain this is her first book, that is just my impression as the reader. The storyline is butchered from the start, no real build up of action. It had such promise, but it just didn't live up anywhere to my expectations. I've read over 1000 historical romance novels and I can get into almost any of these style books, however, this was one of maybe 5 books I have ever not wanted to finish.....

    The "lovers" have a completely backwards romance (what shy, virgin woman who lived in this era would sneak into a handsome rake's room on her first attempt to steal when she is so untrained in the field of theiving, unarmed, and unprepared with what to do with the item after she steals it?), with the hero nearly raping the young woman he was "in love" with because he was angry with her over something thought that she had done (which she hadn't). The love scenes don't flow and they appear like the author is stumbling through how to write them. This story was butchered from words used in the book to the way the author chose to present her charactors. I was just left wanting so much more out of this story, but it wasn't there.

    I won't waste my time reading this author's future books. I suggest you save your time reading this book, because, believe me when I say this book leaves you wanting.....from wanting a real author to rewrite this story (it had so much potential, it is just poorly written), to wanting your time back you wasted trying to muddle through reading this book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    The Devil's Thief has romance, intrigue, drama, and characters

    The Devil's Thief has romance, intrigue, drama, and characters you can just fall in love with! Julianna is a character that makes you want to root for her! Alasdair is the main love interest that you want to smack some sense into in the beginning, but fall in love with him by the end.
    I just have to say my favorite character in the book was Wiley (not Mr. Wiley). He is a character I would love to see a book about in the future!

    I love a good romance book as much as the next person, but I liked the fact that this book had other aspects and didn't completely delve into nothing but steamy romance scenes. Some books I have read lately focus only on the steamy sex scenes and the like and not enough of a real story.

    Now the reason I only gave it 4 stars is because while the main two characters are noteworthy some of the supporting characters just seem to "be". At times I was at a loss on why they were there or why they held importance. I certainly look forward to filling in the holes with the rest of the series :-)

    All in all this book is a great read and I will definitely be recommending it to my friends!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Cute!

    A very cute enjoyable read! Will definitely read the other books.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    Fun, witty, sexy, a pure delight!

    Fun, witty, sexy, a pure delight!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Not the best

    The beginning starts off good, towards the middle I lost interest in it. Its way too drawn out.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 23, 2012

    Title:   * The Devil¿s Thief Author: Samantha Kane Series: The S

    Title:   * The Devil’s Thief
    Author: Samantha Kane
    Series: The Saint’s Devils, #1
    Genre: Historical Romance
    Publisher: Loveswept
    Format: ebook
    Date/Year: November 12, 2012
    Reviewed by: ElaineReads

    *This book was provided to me by the publisher for review.

    My Musings: 

    I have been a fan of Samantha Kane’s Brothers in Arms series for years.  As a matter of fact, she may be the author that introduced me to the joys of a menage relationship (reading about it people, not living it!)  I love her books, so I was excited to have the chance of reviewing her first book for a mainstream publisher.  I was also nervous because I was afraid her style would be changed because the book was intended for a different audience.

    I shouldn’t have worried. 

    The Devil’s Thief is a straight historical romance.  There is no sexual kink involved, but the sex scenes are still hot.  More importantly, the relationship between Julianna and Alasdair is heart warming.  They got off to such a bad start and they have so many problems to overcome, you really, really want them to work things out.

    Julianna is the more likeable of the two characters.  After her unconventional upbringing, she is determined to help other children who have no one to care for them.  That is why she turns to thievery. She does not have the money to keep her foundling home afloat.

    Alasdair, however, is a rake and an immature one at that.  Although the heirloom belongs to his side of the family, he only really wants it to spite his cousin.  That is until Julianna steals it.  Fortunately, Alasdair realizes he must grow up if he is going to win Julianna and regain the heirloom.  More importantly, he realizes that Julianna is what he really cares about, not the heirloom.  He finally understands which is the true “pearl of great value.”

    There are a number of characters introduced in this book who I am sure will have their own stories soon.  The next book in the series, Tempting the Devil, is about Alasdair’s friend Roger.  It will be released in July of 2013 and I cannot wait.

    Ratings: 

    Overall: 4.5
    Sensuality level: 3

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    Laaaaaaa

    What the hel

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    Miss Juianna Harte sneaks into her neighbor, Mr. Alasdair Sharpe

    Miss Juianna Harte sneaks into her neighbor, Mr. Alasdair Sharpe's, window with the express intent of stealing The Stewart Pearl...she doesn't realize she's actually stepping into a sticky sticky web that will only pull her tighter in. When Alasdair proposes a trade ~ a night in his bed for the pearl, she hops on it. She's sponsoring a Foundling home, and is behind on the rent...she has no other choice, does? And of course, it doesn't help that she's very attracted to Mr. Alasdair Sharpe and he's yet to even realize she's alive...but he's realizing it now.


    When Alasdair wakes the next morning to realize that not only is his thief gone, but so is his pearl, he drafts his two closest buddies, the other "Devils" and they begin to track down the unknown thief. It isn't long before he finds his Shakespeare quoting thief, and Alasdair truly begins to wonder about himself because he can NOT keep his hands off of her...or his thoughts.


    This was really a great read! At first I wasn't sure ~ it took me a few chapters to get into it, and I still want to kick Alasdairs butt for being such an ass at times, but I love that he and Julianna were so drawn to one another. From the moment they met, it was apparent that this rogue was going DOWN. I loved that he seemed to grow up quite a bit during the story, with the help of his fellow Devils (and I can't wait to read their stories!) and began to see Julianna as the true treasure.


    The passion between them is sizzling, and the love scenes will scroch you! I loved the whole cast of characters Samantha Kane brought on board with this one, and I'm anxious to see where she'll take us!


    I'd give this an absolute 4 out of 5!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    FARM LAND

    Farmers build houses and grow crops here.

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    Posted June 4, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    First in good trilogy (LVR)

    Witty, fun regency romance!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Best i have read in a long time

    Wonderful read funny romantic and thoroughly great read

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  • Posted November 10, 2013

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    I enjoy reading Samantha' s books. She writes her stories with j

    I enjoy reading Samantha' s books. She writes her stories with just the right amount of humor, danger and love. She always develops the best characters. I enjoy watching her hero,Alasdair,who thinks he has everything under control find out he doesn't have a clue. Then there is the heroine,Julianna,who literally steals his heart when she steals his remarkable pearl. Next comes all the twists of everyone trying to do what they think is the best for someone else. I liked this book and couldn't stop reading it. I hope you try it and love it  as much as I do!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Aw

    This was disgustingly cute. I was giggling at the cheesiness throughout the entire thing. First book I've read from this author, and I will continue reading her books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Good read

    Enjoyed reading this book , I will read more books from this author

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  • Posted March 4, 2013

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    THE DEVIL'S THIEF by Samantha Kane is a sizzling historical roma

    THE DEVIL'S THIEF by Samantha Kane is a sizzling historical romance. #1 in "The Saint's Devils"set in 1818 London. A passionate filled,sensual tale of thievery,deception,romance and love.Oh did I say it was fast paced and filled with passion? When next door neighbor,Julianna Harte steals Alasdair Sharpe's precious family heirloom,what follows is a bit of humor,and lots of passion as they try to find and retrieve the treasured heirloom. But is a heirloom more important than the possible love of your life? You will have to read "The Devil's Thief" to find out for sure. An enjoyable read from beginning to end. Received for an honest review from Net Galley and the publisher.
    RATING: 4
    HEAT RATING: HOT
    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews

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  • Posted December 13, 2012

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    When Julianna Harte is caught stealing the Stewart Pearl by its

    When Julianna Harte is caught stealing the Stewart Pearl by its owner Alasdair Sharp, she tells him her name is Juliet.  In turn, he places himself in the role of Romeo in her game, a game which will cost them their hearts in Samantha Kane’s romantic tale The Devil’s Thief.  Set in 1817 in London, England, the story has an air of sophistication tempered by the lusty carnal needs of two characters whose attraction sets their emotions aflame.

    From beginning to end, the novel keeps the reader entranced by the evolving stages of the storyline and the growth of the characters who change from self-serving yelps to mature individuals held accountable for their actions.  The reader follows the path paved by the characters becoming aware of their predicaments as they continue down the wrong track.  Shots of epiphanies cause the characters to rethink their actions setting them onto the right course where happiness awaits them.

    It’s a love story whose appeal never dwindles because the mistakes Julianna and Alasdair make are human ones.  It’s an old cliché that people can only learn what is right for them by making mistakes.  For Alasdair and Julianna, the cliché holds true and makes a strong impact on the reader.

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