The Dangerous Thief (The Stolen Hearts, #3)

The Dangerous Thief (The Stolen Hearts, #3)

by Mallory Crowe
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The Dangerous Thief (The Stolen Hearts, #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Linda_RochesterNY More than 1 year ago
I was so into this story that time flew by and I was finished before I knew it. The Dangerous Thief is a great read. I loved the chemistry between Willa and James. There's something really likable about her and James is just plain studly! His task is to keep her safe but he never expected to lose his heart to her. I know they will pop up in the rest of the series but I am missing them already. It was good to see some of the other players back again and I can't wait for Scott and Toni's story which seems like it has been a long time coming. I loved this edge-of-your-seat action and romantic suspense story which is the third interconnected book of this superb series. Highly recommended. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Melody-19 More than 1 year ago
The Dangerous Thief is the third installment in the 'Stolen Hearts' series by the incredible wordsmith, Mallory Crowe. This series is about the Murray sisters who earn their living on the not-so-right side of the law and their mother, Isobel, who taught them everything they know. During their last mission something went sideways and their mother was murdered. James, our hero in this book, was Isobel's protector/body guard who had the job of keeping her safe... Now, he's trying to make things right and he's going after Sterling, the man who had Isobel murdered, and Belli, Sterling's co-conspirator. We know from 'The Beautiful Thief, book two in this series, that Willa Belli, Belli's twenty-four year old daughter, witnessed her father murdering a friend of hers that was an undercover FBI agent unbeknownst to Willa. James Weston is a mercenary, a hired killer if you will who takes out the really bad guys who seem to always allude capture or consequence. He's a bigger-than-life, muscle bound, gorgeous, broody man with a body made for sin. Underneath his hard, impenetrable exterior you'll find a heart, a soft heart when he finally meets his match. I want a James just like him! Willa Belli is your typical trust fund baby whose father has always provided her with everything she could possibly want. She went to college but didn't graduate, has never had a job and runs with the trust fund crowd spending her time partying...oh, and shopping. Her funds are endless but now she's found out that her father has not amassed his fortune in an upstanding manner. She's a runner. If anything gets a little tough she runs just like leaving college when there was a little blip and a teacher tried to blackmail her. Instead of following the proper channels she split and was on to something new...and meaningless, never finishing anything she starts. That all changes with her friend's murder at the hands of her father. I love all of Ms Crowe's books and this was no exception. In fact, this may be my favorite of hers to date. I highly recommend 'The Dangerous Thief.' Notation: To add to your reading enjoyment please read this series in order. Thank you Mallory for another wonderful escape. I'm on pins and needles waiting for book four!
mkferryman More than 1 year ago
This was a good read. I believe the first two books were better but it held my interest and I enjoyed it! I'm looking forward to the next installment! I recommend this book and this author. I volunteered to read a pre-release copy for my honest opinion.
JennieF More than 1 year ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation, Mallory Crowe sure knows how to bring you in right from the start and doesn’t let up until the very last word…..awesome read! ! Although this is the 3rd book in the series it can be read as a standalone, but reading the first two books gives you more background into the story line and sets you up for the next book in the series… This book is about Willa Belli, a let’s party hardy, who doesn’t have to work and has a huge trust fund too just riding along on Daddy’s money until she witnesses her father killing one of her friends who just happens to be undercover FBI. Now she is on the run and goes to the Murry girls for help. James Weston is assigned as Willa’s bodyguard and to keep her safe from harm by the Murray girls as her father, Jadon Belli is next on their list of people to interact with in order to the get to the top man who ordered their mother’s death. A story of, suspense, intrigue, and hot and heavy romance all rolled into this story with still a lot of questions to be answered…hopefully in the next book.
JigsawGirl More than 1 year ago
The books in this series keep getting better and better. I am talking about "On the edge of your seat" better. One thing I liked about this book was that initially, James and Willa had NO chemistry. Then there was spark. Next thing you know they were combustible. Fast paced, intense, drama filled tale of hackers, thieves, con artists, and mercenaries. Oh, and a former cop. I am looking forward to Toni's book. I voluntarily read and reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy.
specialangel87 More than 1 year ago
WOW!! This series just keeps getting better! I binge read the first 3 books in Stolen Hearts Series because once I started I couldn't put them down! I've already pre-ordered Book 4, The Reluctant Thief. Willa was introduced in The Beautiful Thief. This book revolves around Willa and James Weston. More information is learned about the top villain, Mr. Sterling. He is one bad man with a far-reaching, vast empire. As with the rest of the series, this book can be read as a stand-alone but I recommend reading the series in order. Everything will make much more sense that way. Plus, there are a lot of recurring characters in a complex overlapping story arc. The surprise at the end caught me off guard but it is definitely realistic. I can't wait to see how that is resolved in Book 4. If you like well-written, complex stories, and characters, with all the feels, definitely read this awesome series by the very talented Mallory Crowe. It is a series you don't want to miss.
owl_lover More than 1 year ago
Just when I don't think I can love this series more, The Dangerous Thief was a whirlwind of action, dancing and wild romance. Willa is a hilarious character. I love her long-winded rants when she is nervous. And James... I am so glad he has become a main character in the series because when he was first introduced back in The Cocky Thief I wanted to know more about him. The Stolen Hearts series really is becoming a favorite of mine and I am so excited to continue the series in book 4!
green____ More than 1 year ago
Ooh looking forward to more! I am enjoying these books! I loved getting a deeper look into James Weston and seeing his story unfold with Willa! An amazing tale full of action and romance! Mallory Crowe has such a gift in bringing these individual stories to life, but brilliantly connecting them to add more and more to this series! I am really looking forward to seeing what happens when book 4 comes out!!! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Sue_H More than 1 year ago
The Dangerous Thief is the third book in the Stolen Hearts series. This can be read as a standalone with a HEA. It has a soft cliffhanger ending for the next book. It is a quick read so it's perfect for an afternoon curled up somewhere comfy. There is some violence and hot steamy sex scenes so 18+. The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that all of that info here. I do want to find out more about this group and will continue to read the rest of the series. I received a copy of this book from the author and chose to leave a review for other readers.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
THE DANGEROUS THIEF is the third installment in Mallory Crowe’s contemporary, adult STOLEN HEARTS romantic, suspense series. This is mercenary for hire James Weston, and twenty four year old heiress Willa Belli’s story line. THE DANGEROUS THIEF can be read as a stand alone but for cohesion and back story I recommend reading the series in order as each installment picks up upon the events of the previous, as well as the continuing premise throughout the series. SOME BACKGROUND: Following a theft that went horribly wrong, Jennifer, Melody and Toni Murray vow revenge against the men who stole from them something that can never be returned. These are their stories as they hunt down the men responsible. Told from dual third person perspectives (James and Willa) THE DANGEROUS THIEF is a bit of a departure from the series as the story line focuses on the daughter of one of the men the Murray sisters are hoping to destroy. As the witness to a murder, Willa is on the run, one step ahead of those hunting her down. Enter James Weston, mercenary for hire, and the man tasked with protecting our story line heroine. What ensues is the building relationship between Willa and James, and James’ struggle to protect the woman with whom he is falling in love. Throughout most of her life, Willa Belli has been sheltered from her father’s business but as a witness to a recent homicide, Willa finds herself the center of attention, and with it the revelation to the truth about her father’s income, and the who and what of his business contracts. James Weston is unable to let go of the guilt from his latest assignment-an assignment that resulted in the death of someone he was charged with protecting. Hoping to make amends, James struggles with his attraction to Willa, and his inability to let go of the past. The relationship between Willa and James begins acrimoniously. Willa’s anxiety over the murder, and the fear of the unknown finds our heroine trying to come to terms with her current situation. James knows that to get involved with a client could risk everything he has struggled to achieve but falling in love was never in the future. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive without the use of sexually graphic, over the top language and text. Most of the previous story line couples and characters plays secondary and supporting roles including Austin and Jennifer (The Cocky Thief), Toni Murray, and former Chicago police officer Scott Hart who was first introduced in the author’s RELENTLESS (Fractured Farrells series #5) . Melody and Adam (The Beautiful Thief) are in hiding, as Melody must keep a low profile while the others hunt for the men responsible for destroying their lives. Toni and Scott’s story line is next in The Reluctant Thief. The world building continues to focus on revenge; vengeance for an unnecessary loss but a loss that broke the hearts of the Murray sisters. The building relationship between Willa and James sets the couple on a path towards a happily ever after including the possibility of Willa working with the Murray clan. THE DANGEROUS THIEF is a story of revenge, family, romance on the run and retribution. The premise is moving; the characters are charismatic and energetic; the romance is spicy and hot. THE DANGEROUS THIEF is a captivating story about two people thrown together by circumstance and fate.
Llin More than 1 year ago
*****I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Review Copy of this book****** This story begins where the last book ended, where James Weston was given protection assignment to Willa Belli. Willa Belli is the young rich girl, who party till the next morning and also the daughter of Jason Belli. She was unaware of her father's operation until she watch him murdered her best friend. Her next instinct is to runaway from the man she never knew and was place in protective custody under James Weston. James Weston is on a mission to correct a mistake he made while working with the Murray family. He took it upon himself to revenge the death of Isobel Murray by Isobel's fiancé, Jonathan Sterling. His assignment to protect Willa was met with attraction unknown to him. Can he keep Willa safe? Can Willa help with obtaining information on her father's contact? Who is Stan White working for? The story was exceptional written with outstanding drama, mystery and betrayal. It leaves no stones unturned and the author writing is intriguing with twists, explosion and awkward turns of events. I'm waiting to read the next exciting book in this turbulence series.
EllenH More than 1 year ago
This was the first book in this series that I had read. Because of that, it took a little bit to get acclimated to the story and the characters. It didn't take long however and I was caught up. This is a really good series to read.
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
James and Willa's Story An enjoyable and engrossing read, with good chemistry between the two main characters. James is a mercenary tasked with protecting Willa, a man of few words - the strong, silent type. Willa is a trust fund baby, freaked out by discovering her father's criminal tendencies and that there are people willing to kill her. They are total opposites but the attraction between them cannot be denied. The third book in the series but can be read as a standalone. I received a complimentary copy of this book and chose to give an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.