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To Trust a Thief by Michelle McLean

About TO TRUST A THIEF: Minuette Sinclair’s parents are in trouble and her fake fiancé is too. A legendary lost necklace might be their salvation, and Min is determined to find it and use it to buy her family and fiancé out of their misfortunes.

Master thief Bryant Westley is also looking for the fabled necklace. He knows Min’s got information he can use so he poses as her dance instructor and tries to seduce it from her. What he doesn’t count on are his feelings for her. He offers to partner up in the search – even though she is a distraction he can’t afford.

Things become more complicated when Min realizes that her convenient engagement means more to her fake fiancé than her and that she’s fallen in love with Bryant. Bryant realizes that he can’t double cross the young lady he’s come to love. Can they find the necklace together and admit their love before it’s too late?

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My View: Gah, I love that cover. It’s so gorgeous. I have this strange fascination with historical era and dresses and such (no history lessons please, I steer clear of those). And I love historical fiction, so when I had the chance to read this one, I was like ‘ta da, absolutely!’

This historical fiction packs a punch, there’s romance, mystery and thrill. I love the plot. Historical fiction – romantic mystery is a win-win combination for me. The characters are very well etched out, not to mention a certain drool-worthy personality. Ahem, ahem.

I like the mystery and adventure that the book takes me through. It’s neither predictable nor forced. Everything is in just the right amount at the right place. The editing is flawless and the book made for a quick read since it grasped my attention easily.

And the romance is just yum (can I describe it like that? lol).

Overall, a good historical fiction that had me rapt and reading with ease.

3.5 stars – Between ‘I liked it’ and ‘I really liked it’. images (25)

Praise for TO TRUST A THIEF:

“This book has everything–chills, mystery, romance, and heartbreak. I loved every single page.” –Cole Gibsen, author of KATANA

“Michelle McLean’s debut historical romance is a wonderful read. Filled with romance, mystery, intrigue and characters I could really care about, this is a fun read.” – Christine Fonseca, author of the Lacrimosa trilogy

About Michelle:

Michelle McLean is the author of historical and paranormal novels, including TO TRUST A THIEF (Entangled Scandalous Jan 2013), a historical trilogy, BLOOD BLADE SISTERS (Entangled Scandalous 2013), and a zombie fairy tale retelling WISH UPON A STAR (Entangled Ever After Oct 2013). She is also the author of the educational non-fiction book HOMEWORK HELPERS: ESSAYS AND TERM PAPERS.

Michelle has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and tends to be a bit of an overly organized mess with an insatiable love of books and more weird quirks than you can shake a stick at. She is also a contributor on The Naked Hero, and the Operation Awesome, Scene 13, and Scandalous book blogs as well as maintaining her personal

If she’s not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. Michelle resides in PA with her husband and two young children, an insanely hyper dog, and two very spoiled cats.

Michelle’s Links: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Blog1 | Blog2



Often seen with a nose buried in a book, you might spy me at a library while 500 unread books adorn my shelf. At other times, I'm busy travelling solo, eating out or looking for my new escapades. You will always find me doing too much all at once.

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