Turns Up the Heat: Thief Review

Posted February 13th, 2013 by in *Review / 1 comment

Title: Thief
Author: Ava March
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: March 2012
Classification: Adult Novel
Content: M/M Romance and Mature Scenes

Summary from Goodreads:

London, 1822 … It was only supposed to be one night. One night to determine once and for all if he truly preferred men. But the last thing Lord Benjamin Parker expected to find in a questionable gambling hell is a gorgeous young man who steals his heart.

It was only supposed to be a job. Cavin Fox has done it many times — select a prime mark, distract him with lust, and leave his pockets empty. Yet when Cavin slips away under the cover of darkness, the only part of Benjamin he leaves untouched is his pockets.

With a taste of his fantasies fulfilled, Benjamin wants more than one night with Cavin. But convincing the elusive young man to give them a chance proves difficult. Living with a band of thieves in the worst area of London, Cavin knows there’s no place for him in a gentleman’s life. Yet Benjamin isn’t about to let Cavin—and love—continue to slip away from him.

My Thoughts:

 I have never read a historical M/M book before so I was really excited to dive into this one. I have no idea why there are so many M/M reads as part of this event but I hope you are all enjoying them. I mean what can be better than two hot men being in the same book together and being in love with each other.

The storyline of this one was really great because it focused just enough on histoical elements without being too much for those people out there who don’t like historical novels. I liked that there was a bit of backstory to the two main characters and I enjoyed watching them struggle to make a relationship work in the time period that they were set in. I mean we think that we still frown upon gays today in this time period you can just imagine what it was like back then when this was strictly kept in the closet

I really loved the two main characters Ben and Cavin. Ben was exactly how a lord of his position should be. He was kind and willing to learn to try new things though and I liked that he had a bit of innocence to him. Sometimes historical men can be stuffy or stricts but I liked that Ben had a softer personality. I also felt Cavin was a great compliment to him. Cavin is basically stripped of all innocence because of the way he grew up and his life as a thief. Stealing from the rich has always been his moto but when he realizes Ben is too nice to steal from he might just change his wicked ways.

Overall if you are looking for a fast read about two men who should certainly be together because of how well they compliment each other then this is the book for you. I didn’t really have wow moments with it but it still touched me and made me really like the Ben and Cavin. I’m not interested in reading the other books in this series to see how March expands on the other men talked about in this first book. I can’t wait to see how their relationships go.




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