||Red Rose Publishing
||February 28, 2008
Red Rose Publishing
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A steamy romantic adventure about two jewel thieves who join forces to exact revenge. But when the quest gets dangerous they're forced to choose between payback and each other.
In the world's most romantic city, fates collide in the most unexpected way and two of the world's most elusive jewel thieves are forever changed by a Louvre heist gone wrong.
After three years in prison, Todd goes after the woman who ruined his life, seeking revenge and the diamond she stole from him. He learns that Celestia doesn't have the diamond either. She was used by her partner, master thief Tito Bandero.
Todd and Celestia form an unlikely partnership to take back what is theirs and redeem themselves. Bandero is planning to steal three of the world's most coveted diamonds, but the ones he wronged—Fox and Hound—plot to take them first.
What Todd and Celestia don't count on? The power of attraction. When the quest grows dangerous, which will they choose: payback or each other?
She was leaning over a gold-carved jewelry box when she heard Todd’s voice behind her. “This place is a museum!” he exclaimed, making her turn swiftly, shock and fire in her eyes.
“What the hell are you doing down here?” she demanded. “You’re supposed to be out.”
“I’ve been out,” he said, stepping forward but stopping when she shined the light in his eyes. He staggered back, holding a hand up to block it. “For the past six hours.”
“What time is it?” she asked, shocked.
He glanced at his watch. “Almost six o’clock.”
“Jesus,” she muttered. “You had to go sneaking around the house, didn’t you?”
“I didn’t think I’d hit the bank.” He stepped over to a diamond-encrusted box. “A guy could really cash in here.”
She crossed the room and slapped a hand over his before he could open the lid. “Don’t touch anything.”
“Oh, come on,” he begged. “Don’t tell me I can’t explore.”
“Forget it,” she snapped, shoving him toward the trapdoor. “Get out!”
He took her wrists before she could push him again and snatched her against him. His arms snaked around her waist before she could take a breath. He held her to him tight as her flashlight clattered to the floor.
She swallowed hard, realizing her lips were tingling. “Let me go.”
“You’re quivering.” He smirked and ran a hand up her spine to cup the nape of her neck.
Chills shuddered down the length of her body. “I’m not.” Her voice shook. She hated it. “What are you doing?” she asked almost fearfully when his lips brushed over her jaw. Her heart pounded hard. She couldn’t suck in a breath. The room was stuffy. Her head clouded. “What are you doing?” she asked again when his face pressed into the side of her neck.
Simply Romance Reviews
If you like to be kept on the edge of your seat with suspense, revenge and love then Fox & Hound is one book you shouldn’t pass up. Amber Leigh Williams spins an exciting yarn about two jewel thieves who have been betrayed and want revenge. Quickly we fall in love with these characters and though they fight their growing attraction to each other we want them to give in to their need for one another.
Todd has been in jail for three years after being duped out of the “Hortensia” stone. Little does he know that the woman he blames was cheated as well. But once he finds out the truth from Celestia he knows that their only recourse is to go after Tito Bandero and make him pay.
Celestia has vowed never to take on another partner after being burned so badly by Tito. At least until she meets Todd. She can’t resist his charm or the pull of his eyes. They both love the “Game” and plotting their revenge thrills them more than any heist so far – until they realize they are falling for each other and hard.
Fox & Hound has all the thrills of movies like Ocean’s 11 or The Sting, you cheer for Todd and Celestia even though we know that they are thieves with revenge on their minds. You just can’t help feeling the infectious desire to go for the next big job. Todd and Celestia can’t resist the sparks that fly between them even when it almost leads to one of their deaths.
If you are looking for a great read which holds your attention throughout, then Fox & Hound by Amber Leigh Williams is one story you shouldn’t miss. The heat between Todd and Celestia burns as hot as the diamonds are cold, creating a combination you just can’t resist. The characters are strong willed, private and still so vulnerable you can feel their struggles to avoid the one thing which can bring them both down – love! Pick this one up – I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Reviewed by Lynda
The Long and Short of It
Smokin' hot! Two jewel thieves Todd Orso and Celestria Armstrong meet unexpectedly (on his part) over Hortensia, a famous diamond about to be stolen. She grabs it, he takes the rap and that’s the beginning of the story. Even though Todd hunts her down with revenge on his mind it all turns to dust as they meet without the alarms going off. Of course the fireworks between them are there from the onset. Todd, a tall Texan with good looks and a regular hometown appearance will steal you heart also. He is indeed a regular guy from a small Texas town. He left years ago and got caught up in the excitement of big time jewel heists. That occupation owns him thoroughly with thrills and close calls. In spite of his occupation he is one heck of a nice guy and a gentleman to boot.
Now, Celestia is a different story. While her father is the head of the CIA, her mother comes from a long line of thieves. The family fortune is indeed that. Artifacts and jewelry stolen from the friends and acquaintances of the family date back to the Civil war and are stored in a chamber under one of her mothers houses. Celestia will also fascinate you with the story of her mothers tragic death and her dads disapproval and her recent fiancée who set her up to use her to steal for him.
These two of a kind thrill seekers fall hopelessly in love as they team up to catch the ex boyfriend to exact revenge. The trip to the end of the story will lead you through their attraction for each other and many steamy scenes. The plot is intense with many twists and turns on the road to revenge. Fascinating details of high stakes robbery methods and means make a really good read. Suspense running high through the story and will keep your attention. There are unexpected surprises and some sad happenings along the way. But you will enjoy this book as much as I did. Kudos to the author for a most enjoyable story!
Reviewed by Verbena
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