April 11, 2008
Rating: 3 Cups
Alexander Moretti was just a not so honest guy making a not so honest living, until he was caught. Since he has been out of prison, he has decided to turn over a new leaf. Too bad his father does not feel the same way.
Celeste Anderson owns Anderson’s Fine Vintage Jewels. She loves her store, and is very excited to showcase the 13 carat diamond bracelet that could really boost her revenue. The bracelet is stunning, definitely the priciest item in her shop.
Alex cannot believe he let his father guilt him into one more job. Now he is just waiting for the right opportunity to steal the bracelet from Anderson’s. The only problem is that once he meets the store owner, he is entranced. She is so not his type, but she rings every one of his bells. Celeste’s jaw drops open when she lays eyes on Alex. He is every thing she never knew she wanted in a man, rough, tough, and oh so sexy. The instantaneous attraction is mutual, and both Alex and Celeste are caught up in a very heated encounter. Now Alex must decide, can he fulfill his father’s demands, and risk Celeste’s rejection, or finally turn his back on the family trade for good?
This story just goes to show that bad boys can be mmm…mmm good. Ms. Erickson’s characters are bright and entertaining. Alex and Celeste are both due for a change, even if they are not so sure they are ready yet, and their differences only make them more interesting. The steamy sex is absolutely fantastic, and the storyline intriguing and fun to read. I enjoyed the story, and look forward to reading more from Karen Erickson.
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