This fast-paced, energetic historical romance sets a high standard for the future of the relaunched Loveswept line. Kane’s sexy tale harkens back to the classics with an alpha hero, sizzling-hot love scenes and just the right touches of excitement and Shakespearean quotes. Readers who like it a bit rough and rugged, adventurous and sexy will be more than satisfied.

Julianna Harte follows in her jewel thief father’s footsteps when she needs funds for her foundling home — stealing into her wealthy neighbor’s bedroom to pilfer a priceless pearl. She finds a very naked and angry Alasdair Sharpe, who demands a night in his bed in exchange for the gem. They share an unforgettable encounter. Alasdair is determined to reclaim his property and unmask Julianna, who sells the pearl. When Alasdair uncovers her identity, and love follows their passion, Julianna and Alasdair team up to locate the family heirloom. (RANDOMHOUSE.COM, dl $2.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin