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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review: Thief by Ava March

Posted by Irish in Review2 Comments

Title: Thief (Goodreads)
Publisher: Carina Press

Source: Publisher
Publication Date: 19 March 2012
Series or Standalone: Series
ISBN: 1426893426
Format: ebook
Pages: 112
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Place(s) Traveled to: London, England (1822)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
First Line: Lord Benjamin Parker exited the hackney and reached up to hand a few coins to the driver. 
Brook Street Series Order
Book 0.5: My True Love Gave to Me
Book 1: Thief
Book 2: Fortune Hunter
Book 3: Rogues

When I read the synopsis for Thief by Ava March I thought that this was a book that I had to make a point to read. After all it was a historical romance, which is a genre I love, and it was a new subgenre for me in that it features a M/M romance. I haven’t read many M/M romances but I’m glad to see more and more of them getting published. And since love is love I think that they are worth a giving a chance. Ava March was a new author to me so I wasn’t sure what to expect from her writing but I loved her style. I enjoyed the world that she created and I could easily see Lord Benjamin rubbing elbows in ballrooms next to some of my favorite romance heroines.

Thief was a short story and its easy to read in just a few hours. It has not major plot to it but its more than just two characters meeting and finding their happily every after. If there were more pages I think that more could have been done with characters from Cavin’s life on the the wrong side of town. But overall I think events played out nicely. I liked Cavin’s relationship with Sam and how they looked out for each other. I also adored the romance between Cavin and Ben. It was sweet and realistic and my heart broke a little that they lived in such a constricting time.

This book had all those little moments that I think were missing from The Other Guy (my review). There was a bit more of a plot to it for one and March didn’t shy away from writing about the smexy times. As I said above I think that I would have loved this one all the more if there was more to the plot over more pages. But there is nothing rushed in the story that was told. The ending was a little cutsey for me but I am interested in checking out the other books in the series to see how things play out for some of the characters we met in Thief. Plus I want to see more from Cavin and Ben. All in all I don’t think that historical romance readers will be disappointed in this book.

2 Responses to “Review: Thief by Ava March”

  1. Vivien

    While I enjoy a good historical, I’ll probably have to pass on this one. It just doesn’t sound like something I’d enjoy. But definitely glad you had smexy times!!

  2. Tasha B.

    This is probably the best book in the series, but I have to admit I rolled my eyes more than a few times the romantic cliches and questionable probability.