by Bethany-Kris


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coz-en (kuz-uhn) verb1. trick or deceive.• obtain by deception.She was named most appropriately.Cozen Taylor has more than earned her place as one of North America's most successful thieves. Her name is whispered amongst criminal elite as the go-to thief when someone needs a heist.She has never failed.A call from the Miami-based Astor family could change all that with a job that seems almost impossible to complete. The mark should be simple-a stolen family heirloom, the man who has kept it hidden for over twenty years, and six months to return the piece to its rightful owners.Nothing is ever that easy.Three-hundred million for a successful heist. No smart thief would turn the offer down. Cozen didn't expect a complication like him to put a kink in her plans, though. Sargon Makri-tall, dark, gorgeous, and entirely dangerous. For her life, her heart, and for the success of the heist.The last thing Cozen needs to be thinking about is Sargon, and how she can get him into her bed ... especially when he just happens to be her mark's bodyguard. The thrill of the job has never been more addicting to Cozen, and she will risk everything to make the heist a success.But at what cost?***From author Bethany-Kris comes a whole new world. A North American network full of criminals battling to stay on top, and painting the streets red in war as they dabble in the game of betrayal. Malicious, cunning, forbidden, and violent-welcome to The Empires and Badlands.

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ISBN-13: 9781988197616
Publisher: Bethany-Kris
Publication date: 05/10/2018
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 1,051,896
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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Cozen 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
FromTheSouth More than 1 year ago
With an “It Takes a Thief” theme, Bethany-Kris whisks us away into the life, love, and world of Cozen, a female professional thief who just can’t seem to say no to just one more meticulously planned, adrenaline rushing heist, especially when the request comes from the rich as Croesus, all powerful, notorious Astor clan. The payout is huge but the payback if she fails is even more daunting. Yeah, failure isn’t an option. She’ll be getting cozy with the fishes wearing cement shoes, if you know what I mean. The word deadline is definitely taking on a whole new meaning for her, with special emphasis on the "dead" part, folks. Sargon, the hero, simply can’t sit still long enough to keep a long time job. His past is quite similar to Cozen in several regards. When their paths seem to cross for the very first time, insta-lust is definitely in the air, which results in some very graphic smexy scenes filled with lots of lusty language. Cozen having to charm and entrench herself into the affection and radar of a criminal businessman to get access to what the Astors want naturally becomes a big complication for them. If I had known beforehand the big reveal near the conclusion, I would have definitely read more closely for subtle clues all along. As it was, I was left reeling at the end somewhat dazed, delighted but confused, and definitely shocked/completely taken off guard. I do so love it when an author throws the unexpected my way. There were a couple of what I would tag as possible plot holes. For example, if I remember correctly, Sargon didn’t seem to have a clue what Cozen was after or up to for a very long time. He also wanted to really get to know her. Considering what we learn much later, I don’t fully understand how that was possible. Just prepare yourself for a big twist that wraps things up unexpected. I’m not quite sure how I felt about what happened to the man being played by Cozen. I have a feeling it will make it harder for this main couple to disappear without a trace and not appear culpable. Maybe it’s because I have a soft spot for mafioso type characters, but I’m thinking his family is going to connect the dots and seek painful retribution in the very near future. Regardless, I'm glad this main couple finally get to be a couple without someone standing in their way. P.S.: If you need a character face to plug into your mind for Sargon, I couldn't help but picture Naveen Andrews (Sayid from the tv series "Lost"). Title: Cozen, Author: Bethany-Kris, Pages: 267, stand-alone, VERY graphically smexy with dirty/lusty language, professional thief heroine, for hire security guard for the criminally rich, a big reveal I never saw coming, some violence, OM drama, no OW drama. (I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not given any payment or compensation for this review, nor is there any affiliation or relationship between this reviewer and the author/publisher.)
Ree Cee More than 1 year ago
Cozen Taylor is the thief no one will ever be prepared for, though her name should be warning enough. She's never failed at a job yet. Accepting a job that the Astor family are commissioning, she's prepared for anything. Anything, that is, except Sargon Makri. He's the bodyguard of her mark, and all too distracting for the job of a lifetime. The reader gets swept up in the seductiveness that Cozen wields, as well as the chemistry and passion that erupt every time she and Sargon find themselves together. There are times I felt that they were quite careless, but I imagine it was all part of the author's ruse. This is an intriguing tale with a build-up of angst, eroticism and suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat. But, when the plot twist comes, trust me - you'll probably fall off that very seat! I recommend this book.
Darlene Palma More than 1 year ago
I have read everyone of Bethany-Kris' books. This is book was a great introduction into a new world. Cozen is a thief hired by the Astor's to retrieve a family heirloom and During her time planning and working the job she meets Sargon. The relationship between Cozen and Sargon is just plain HOT! This book is a standalone but will make you want more. The Astor's is a powerful family introduced in this book and will definitely have its own series once BK gets to it. The ending will leave you speechless. This book is full of sexiness, suspense and surprises. You won't see it coming. The characters are fire!! I give this book 5 stars and I would highly recommend it!! Kudos to Ms. BK!!
Andrea-M More than 1 year ago
This is one of those book where you just can't stop reading you need to know whats going to happen next.It was a fantastic story. Cozen is definitely named most appropriately.She is professional thief and she is smart,cunning and beautiful.Sargon is so mysterious and a little bit dangerous and demanding,I loved him.I love how loyal these to were to each other and how they always menage to fin their way back to each other.They were amazing as a couple.Sargon is everything that Cozen needs. I love the Astor family and this new world,can't wait for it. This story was so beautiful.It was full of twists and turns,and unexpected thing.It left me speechless and I love it even more because of that.I was wondering the whole time how is going to steal that damn ring.It was amazing. Cozen is one amazing novel,the end left me wanting more and i was sorry that the book had to end. Definitely a must read book because you are going to love it.