Emma is sometimes a burglar for ex-spouses who got a raw deal in the divorce. She’s also a psychology student—at least partly because she doesn’t understand herself. She’s sort of a nerdy secret warrior fighting injustice, and this is a comforting thought when she looks in the mirror or spends another night alone. Then through one of the burglaries, she gets a laptop that has incriminating information on it. This brings her into the world of political corruption and dangerous thugs. It also brings her into the condo of a sexy lawyer who seems to see the secret warrior in her. Or is he only using her for his own political gain?
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The Sometime Burglar is an engaging, funny novella. It's longer than a short story, shorter than a novel, and a smooth read throughout. Emma is delightful as the overworked, underloved psychology graduate student who pays the rent by assisting in burglaries commissioned by the recently divorced against their ex-spouses. She seeks legal help from Cade, an up-and-coming lawyer who wants to do the right thing but also is enough of a realist to realize he'll have to play ball with some underhanded characters if he's ever going to get elected to office, a position from which he believes he can make a difference. The writing is strong and the editing good. The characters came across as believable. The humor was wry and occasionally made me laugh out loud. If you're looking for a quick, light read to brighten your mood, give this story a try. You'll be glad you did.