The Thief by Kate McCarthy
Release Date: April 4th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
After years of working in the family business, Arcadia “Ace” Jones has become a renowned car thief. Trained from a tender age, it’s the only life she’s ever known. Longing for a future that doesn’t hold the promise of prison, she makes the decision to go straight and earn an honest living.
But the Marchetti Organisation won’t accept her retirement, forcing her to complete a job so big it’s almost impossible. She’s on a tight deadline but an irritating biker dude keeps thwarting her attempts to deliver.
Kelly Daniels likes to tinker with bikes and cars. He’s content with operating the car restoration business he owns alongside his partners, until an annoying little thief manages to steal a Dodge Charger right out from under his nose.
He gets pulled into her treacherous scheme and they form an unlikely bond. When it becomes a race against the clock to pull off the heist of the century or end up behind bars, Ace and Kelly realise they have more to lose than their freedom—each other.
The Thief by Kate McCarthy 5 Stars – Review by Bel Burgess
As I lay rubber down the street, I pray for traction I can keep, but I spin and begin to slide, please dear God protect my ride.” This was one of those books. You know the kind. The all-consuming, adrenaline inducing, heart ruining kind. The kind of book you can’t read fast enough but at the same time, dread it ending. Kate McCarthy hasn’t published just another book. She’s delivered a world you’ll want to live in, a story to drown in and characters you will fall for. McCarthy has outdone herself with the fast paced, unpredictable and exhilarating ride that is The Thief. It’s not often I find myself as deeply lost and invested in the fictional world of characters like I was in The Thief. It’s been awhile, and The Thief was an unexpected refreshing surprise. Don’t get me wrong, I knew it would be a good, solid read because of the quality of storytelling Kate McCarthy consistently delivers. But I didn’t expect all the goosebumps or the butterflies. The legit actual swooning or the heart thumping moments. The unpredictability of it all or the effortless way McCarthy wove together such an intricate story with an absolute dynamite cast of characters. I finished The Thief with a smile on my face and a full heart. If there is one thing Kate McCarthy can do and do well it’s create unique, well developed characters that I always want as friends. Not only do all of the key players in The Thief feel real, but they each bring something important to the story. They aren’t created just to fill in the pages or give the heroine a half assed one-dimensional best friend. These characters take the story to the next level and if you read The Thief, I guarantee you won’t have any regrets about meeting Luke Fox or Kelly Daniels. And if you haven’t got a major girl crush on Arcadia “Ace” Jones by the end of the book, then what’s wrong with you? Also, if you’ve read Kate McCarthy’s Give Me Grace you’ll get a nice surprise with some appearances from some familiar faces. With undeniable chemistry and love between our main characters, Kelly Daniels and Arcadia Jones. To the suspense and mystery built through every chapter. To the hilariously enjoyable witty banter between all of the characters, The Thief was a journey I already want to read again. Being an Australian myself, I was so thrilled to be able to relate and recognise so much in this book. The places. The terminology. The culture. So if you’re an aussie, get your hands on Ace and Kelly’s book! Without giving away the entire story because where’s the fun in that, I’m just going to recommend you pick up The Thief. Trust me when I say you want to get to know the rough around edges alpha male biker with a big soft heart and the woman who steals it…and cars.
My breath catches. This was only supposed to be about wild sex with a hot, irresistible man. I should have known. The moment he walked inside Fix I knew he was a paradox. A puzzle, one I played with, slowly fitting all the broken pieces together until the whole picture now sits before me, a picture so beautiful it steals my breath.
“Kelly.” He watches me, his face close to mine. “You were never meant to get involved. It’s not your fight.”
He draws back like I’ve slapped him the face.
I fumble for his hand, grabbing it before he can withdraw any further. “It’s always been my fight. I don’t have friends. I don’t have boyfriends. I don’t sleep around. I’ve always kept people at arms-length because I don’t live a life where I can answer the kinds of questions they ask of me. Then you came along and I thought maybe this once it would be nice, real fucking nice to pretend I could have something beautiful for myself. Only you weren’t what I expected. You pissed me off. You made me laugh and you made me ache, and you made me want you so damn much. You did all that and now I can’t imagine how I lived a life without you in it. You give so much of yourself without even realising it. Even now you’re taking my fight and making it your own, and I hate myself for being so selfish and letting you.”
About the Author:
Kate McCarthy is a USA Today Bestselling author who resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works full time on her writing.
She has two children, two dogs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the world that help keep her sane.
When she’s not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites.
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