READ & DOWNLOAD Ø A Gift for Guile (The Thief-takers #2)


A Gift for Guile The Thief takers #2Never Trust a ThiefOnce a famous officer of Scotland Yard and now a renowned private detective Sir Samuel Brass has better things to do than shadow a reckless hellion in her misguided uest for atonement But when the daughter of a notorious criminal and a former thief herself returns to London to right an old wr. He was fairly certain half a baboon would make several full beards “Does this mean that before the bullet it looked as if I’d an entire dead monkey on my face”“No of course not And to be fair”—she gripped his chin and turned his head for a closer look—“it doesn’t look uite so much like half a dead monkey as it does an injured monkey Or a cat if the monkey bothers you Or a ferret Or a pair of small suirrels Or—”“Must we use animal imagery”“No” she replied and released him with a grin “but I am enjoying the exercise” “I did He lived a long and happy life Spent every night at my feet and never failed to greet me at the door Fine dog Richard” He dug into his pocket pulled out his extra handkerchief and held it out to her “I wasn’t an infant when he passed away at a ripe old age”Her hand paused in midreach for the offered linen “You wept over your dog”“I did And I’m not ashamed of it” He pressed the handkerchief into her hand “But if you tell anyone else I’ll call you a filthy liar”She produced a small wet laugh The sound of it made him feel as if at least a few dragons lay dead at his feet What can I say These two uotes from the book say all about the sweetness cuteness and tenderness of fantastic hero and heroineIf I liked the previous book I LOVED this oneThe hero Samuel is a big burly guy but with a sweet and tender heart The heroine Esther is the sister of the previous’ book heroine and she’s argumentative and plain spoken but with a big uncertainty about her true selfI adored both of them Because they were honest in the interaction They tried very hard to understand each other even when it was very difficultI loved how the story progressed there’s no insta lust insta love here – it’s all very natural and slow First you understand then you like then you trust and then you love ExcellentThis is such a beautiful story that if you’re a true romantic in your heart I just know that you’ll love it as much as I didWhat are you waiting for Run and grab this book

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Er but nothing will stop her from making amends that are long past due not her family's enemies not old fears and certainly not the domineering interfering and undeniably handsome Sir Samuel Brass Yet whenever he's near Samuel makes her long for a life that can never be hersand wish she were worthy of being sav. Buddy read with Loriidae Mariana and Story Girl I had felt with the first to books I read by this author that her style was one I liked but the storyromance was not clicking uite right for me This one thankfully did and I am happy to continue with the series This one had lovely tension between the leads and felt well paced Really enjoyed them together and as characters

REVIEW A Gift for Guile (The Thief-takers, #2)

READ & DOWNLOAD Ø A Gift for Guile (The Thief-takers, #2) ☆ Never Trust a ThiefOnce a famous officer of Scotland Yard and now a renowned private detective Sir Samuel Brass has better things to do than shadow a reckless hellion in her misguided uest for atonement But when the daughter of a notorious criminal—and a former Ong Samuel is drawn back into the dangerously exciting world of Esther Walker Bales Beautiful and conniving maddening and brilliant Esther is everything he shouldn't want She's a liar She's a con She's a thief And God help him but he'd do anything to keep her safe Esther knows she's put herself in terrible dang. This is #2 in Johnson's Thief takers Series The first A TALENT FOR TRICKERY was the story of Owen Rendenwell ex Scotland Yard detective and now private investigator and Charlotte Walker daughter of and erstwhile collaborator with a now deceased rogue thief and conman This second novel features Charlotte's half sister Esther and Owen's partner and also former Scotland Yard detective Sir Samuel BrassEsther learns at the end of book one that although she and Charlotte have the same mother she Esther is the product of an affair her mother had while married to Charlotte's father This is somewhat of an emotional blow to her yet it helps to explain some of the ways she had been treated by the man she had believed to be her father Now as this story begins we find Esther out and about in the shabbier areas of London trying to uncover her biological father's identityAnd that brings Sir Samuel Brass into the picture He has followed Esther to London because since Charlotte and Owen are on their extended honeymoon it's up to him to protect Esther Well Esther doesn't want protecting and Samuel can't keep himself from wanting to protect so there'll be some clashing of their personalities on the way to their discovery of the love they have for each otherThe best aspect of this novel is the romance It's well done Both H and h have scars that need healing The H's are both physical and emotional because of an abusive father and a mother who never allowed Samuel to protect her the way he needed to His need to guard and protect stemmed from his experiences as a child It was like a pain he couldn't fully soothe a nagging itch he couldn't reach It would always give him troubleAnd Esther's scars are not physical but are perhaps even troubling and were caused by the work she'd done with her father and the years she'd spent twisting her personality to fit the ideals of the people around her She had acted out roles to please others because she didn't know who she really was but if people liked her surely who she was couldn't be all bad Poor Esther's feelings of unworthiness have to be addressed hereThis isn't a very angsty book but it had enough emotional depth to satisfy me I'm not interested so much in what the H and h do in the bedroom as in what they say and do before getting there This romance was well done IMO What kept this from being a 5 star book for me was the plot about finding Esther's father It was a bit holey and illogical at times For example Esther wandering around Spitalfields in fine clothes or waiting outside on the streets in a carriage as if it were a taxi Things like this struck me as curious And there was a break in at Samuel's house while his huge dog was totally oblivious to it all No barking growling or strange behavior on his part to make the human occupants suspiciousSo I did not enjoy this book for the adventure and mystery so much as for the romance and character development Johnson is good at creating interesting characters and their personal interactions And I'm assuming there will be at least one book in this series There is still one partner named Gabriel in the private detective agency with Will and Samuel who I suppose will be looking for love next