JT is an orc on the way up. He’s got his own boutique robotics shop, high-end clientele, and deep-pocketed investors. He’s even mentoring an orc teen who reminds him a bit too much of himself back in the day.
Then Austin shows up, and the elf’s got the same hard body and silver tongue as he did two years ago when they used to be friends and might have been more. He’s also got a stolen car to bribe JT to saying yes to one last scheme: stealing the virtual intelligence called Blue Unicorn.
Soon JT’s up to his tusks in trouble, and it ain’t just zombies and Chinese triads threatening to tear his new life apart. Austin wants a second chance with
JT—this time as more than just a friend—and even the Blue Unicorn is trying to play matchmaker.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have mixed feelings about this book. I'll share some reasons why: 1. Glamour Thieves has really cool world building! It's a blend of magic and technology that hints at some kind of huge change that took place on Earth 40 years before that led to mutant species, and it's very interesting and has a lot of potential. This was my favorite part of the book. 2. It has a lot of very graphic sex. I'm sure that would be a plus for some people, but personally I did not enjoy those parts and I ended up skimming a lot of text because of that. You should just go into this book knowing that, the way I didn't think to check. 3. Mutual pining trope! It's wonderful. Especially in Austen's chapters. This elf is a mess and I love him. 4. The ending is strange. It ends in a sort of cute way, but without any real closure. And then there's a cliffhanger to set up for the next book, which I can forgive, but I dislike the lack of closure on the main pairing. 5. The plot was mostly very good — like I said, it really explored this cool mesh of magic/technology. But after about two fight scenes and some angst, it was over. It's a little too short, and despite those epic fight scenes, ends a little too easily. I feel like the implications of the Blue Unicorn and how it connected to JT and Austen's past weren't explored enough. 6. The book has a really cool backstory that isn't explained all the way. You get information on it scattered throughout the book, which is done nicely, but I think we could have used more of it, especially because the angst of the main story depends on that shared backstory. If the book were longer and perhaps done in the alternating chapter format of telling both stories at once, I think it would have worked very well. Overall, this book had a lot of potential, and would undoubtedly be loved by someone who actually enjoys smut, but I feel that it did not completely live up to its potential.