Tamara Morgan | What to Read? Heist and Thief Romances
Giveaway: a copy Stealing Mr. Right
March 8, 2017
I like to think that heist romances are going to be a thing in 2017. And no, not
just because I write them. I have this immediate visceral reaction anytime
someone mentions a romance with a con artist, master thief, bank robber,
heist…you get the picture. If there’s a criminal element to the book, I want to
get my grabby little hands on it as soon as possible.
If, like me, you support heroes and heroines who take a slightly shady view of
the legal system, here are some great books and series to check out.
- CROOKED HEARTS by
Patricia Gaffney: I think this was the first con-artist-as-main-characters
romance I ever read, and it planted the seed that anything is possible when it
comes to love. When the hero first meets the heroine, they’re both currently in
the midst of cons…the heroine as a nun and the hero as a blind man. Sexy
- Samantha Jellicoe
Series by Suzanne Enoch: This is another one of those life-changing series
that convinced me to try my own hand at a criminal or two. Samantha is an
absolutely delightful cat burglar, and the To Catch a Thief undertones
make for a seriously entertaining read. The only pity is that the series doesn’t
keep going after five books!
- TO LOVE A THIEF by
Julie Anne Long: To Love a Thief includes both a pickpocket heroine and
a Pygmalion story—two things I adore. (Three things, if you count anything
written by Ms. Long.)
- Hitwoman Series by
JB Lynn: The first book in this series is titled Confessions of a Slightly
Neurotic Hitwoman, which tells you pretty much everything you need to know.
It’s quirky and fast-paced and fun, which are qualities I find necessary in a
good hit woman tale.
- FAKING IT by Jennifer
Crusie: Anyone who’s read Crusie knows how much fun her books are. This one has
criminal undertones (the hero is a con man) that only add to the delight.
Although it’s the second book in a series, there’s no need to read in order. You
can just plug in for the breaking and entering, and enjoy!
Of course, you might also want to check out STEALING MR. RIGHT, the
first book in my own heist caper series. With a jewel thief for a heroine and a
devious FBI agent for a hero, there’s plenty of criminal action to keep you
What is your favorite heist book or film or tv series? Tell
me below and you might win a free copy of STEALING MR. RIGHT!
I'm a wanted jewel thief.
What's that saying? Keep your friends close...and your husband closer.
Being married to a federal agent certainly has its perks.
1. I just love the way that man looks in a suit.
2. This way I always know what the enemy is up to.
Spending my days lifting jewels and my nights tracking the Bureau should have
been a genius plan. But the closer I get to Grant Emerson, the more dangerous
this feels. With two million dollars' worth of diamonds on the line, I can't
afford to fall for my own husband.
It turns out that the only thing worse than having a mortal enemy is being
married to one. Because in our game of theft and seduction, only one of us will
come out on top.
Good thing a cat burglar always lands on her feet.
| Romance Suspense
[Sourcebooks Casablanca, On Sale: March 7, 2017,
Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492634669 / eISBN: 9781492634676]
Tamara Morgan is a romance writer and unabashed lover of historical
reenactments—the more elaborate and geeky the costume requirements, the better.
In her quest for modern-day history and intrigue, she has taken fencing classes,
forced her child into Highland dancing, and, of course, journeyed annually to
the local Renaissance Fair. These feats are matched by a universal love of men
in tights, of both the superhero and codpiece variety.
Her home is in the
Inland Northwest, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and variety of
7 comments posted.
Re: Tamara Morgan | What to Read? Heist and Thief Romances
Set It Off
(Tanja Dancy 7:35pm March 8)
Sounds like a good book. Have not read a Tamara Morgan story yet.
(Melanie Rosen 8:41pm March 8)
"Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less": I think that qualifies.
Darn good book!
Read ever author but one you mentioned & enjoyed reading them!
(Kathleen Bylsma 10:36pm March 8)
The Heist by Daniel Silva. Wonderful.
(Sharon Berger 10:50am March 9)
The Italian Job. Ocean 11 series. And more.
(Ela Raymundo 11:02pm March 12)
Congrats on your new release! It sounds like a great book. Ocean's Eleven is my favorite heist movie.
(Bonnie Hometchko 10:27am March 13)
Unfortunately, I can't think of a perfect heist book at this moment, but I'm interested in finding out how a jewel thief and FBI agent are going to make a perfect match. This is a fascinating combination.
(Anna Speed 11:52am March 13)
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