Rating 4 Stars
What’s the book about?
She wants to steal his Van Gogh. He wants to steal her heart.
Some people would call Clementine Abernathy a criminal. She considers herself a modern day Robin Hood, who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. Not exactly on the up-and-up, but she knows what it’s like to lose everything. Her latest heist involves swiping a priceless Van Gogh from its owner, who’s supposed to be an egotistical trust-fund brat.
Turns out Jack David is a sexy, kind-hearted man…and Clementine is in trouble. Falling for her mark would make her the World’s Dumbest Conwoman, but Jack is charmingly persistent, always singing sweet songs in her ear.
And that earth-shattering kiss? She never stood a chance.
Now she’s imagining a fresh start with this dashing man, but that means telling Jack about her past. And other nefarious sorts are after the same painting. Too soon, Clementine learns what it means to risk it all for love.
This story was really cute and just the kind of fun contemporary read I needed. Clementine is a “modern day Robin Hood” with her eyes set on her latest target, a priceless Van Gogh owned by the hero, Jack. While she tries to steal the artwork, Jack wants to steal her heart.
I really enjoyed the contrast between the two characters and their lifestyles. It made the dialogue and relationship building between Clementine and Jack really fun to witness and left me wanting more. This story, though, was very heavily focused on the characters’ dynamics rather than the action of the heists so that’s definitely something to consider if the heist aspect is what drew you to the story. But I for one, love a good story based around the characters and therefore really enjoyed it.
I haven’t read anything by Kelly Siskind before but I’m tempted to pick up more of her stories after this one. I enjoyed her writing style and found it very easy to follow along. While it does touch on heavier topics, I would still call this fairly lighthearted and I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to read a good romantic comedy.
Disclaimer: Thank you to CD Books and Netgalley for the arc in exchange for an honest review.