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Peter Slade never thought he’d be coming home. But after his family is put in danger because of his past misdeeds, he has to reconcile with the son he abandoned years ago.
But his son has been in good hands. Liv Morgan has never been the nurturing type, but when hard times forced her to move in with her best friend and her orphaned nephew, she found herself being the adoptive mother to a troublemaker with a heart of gold.
Liv has no idea what trouble really is. When Slade rolls back in town and is ready to reconcile with his son, Liv finds herself walking the thin line between the estranged father and son. And as she’s more and more drawn to Slade, she realizes that if things go wrong, it will be more than just her heart breaking.
But Slade came back for a reason. His family is in danger. Liv might think that keeping him away will protect her heart, but he wants her body safe too and to do that, he’s going to have to stay close. Liv is about to learn that revenge has never been this sexy…
I went into reading The Vengeful Thief knowing nothing more than the description, I didn’t even know it was a part of a series until I got to the end telling me about the next installment. After I read the description I thought ‘hm… this sounds like an ok story and different from what I normally go for, I’ll give it a shot’.
This book didn’t only keep my attention but I literally was so immersed in Crowe’s literary world that I couldn’t put the story down. After reading the descriptions for the other stories in the Stolen Hearts series I can see how they will all flow together and I can say that not having read the other stories I was not lost in The Vengeful Thief at all.
There are 2 main protagonists in this story, Slade and Liv, and the chapters go back and forth between their perspectives. I loved that the chapters weren’t restricted to one point of view and both these main characters couldn’t have been more different from each other.
The only thing that really made me pause and the question was the rate that the relationships of these strangers developed with each other. It seemed a little quick but then again I’ve never experienced the things that Liv was feeling so I can’t really say that people don’t get that instant connection.
I definitely wasn’t expecting to be as into this book as I ended up being and can’t wait to go back and read the other books in the series. The only thing that’s going to be hard is reading the story with a different protagonist since they were minor characters in Vengeful Thief. I’ve grown so attached to Slade and Liv and their family but if the other stories are anything like this one I know I won’t be able to put them down either.
Highly suggest this book for anyone who likes a little bit of an alpha-bad boy, action and a little steamy romance in their novels.
I was given this book for a 100% honest review.
Mallory Crowe is the award-winning author of the Fractured Farrells series, the Bad Boys of the Underworld series and many other novels. She grew up surrounded by rescue dogs and escaping into romance books whenever possible. After trying to do the “adult” thing by getting an accounting degree and CPA license, she decided to try her hand at writing and never looked back.An avid traveler, reader, and Netflix addict, Mallory currently lives in Michigan, with her neurotic but laid back dog.
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