From the moment 17-year-old Olivia becomes aware of sexual
pleasure she avoids intercourse for fear of hurting her
father. But one night she makes a rash decision to loose
her virginity to a stranger, runs away with him before
graduating high school, and becomes a jewel thief.
Paul, an accomplished professional, teaches Olivia
everything he knows about jewels and how to steal only the
best. They become lovers and partners. Olivia, who believes
that "Fucking while wearing only gems -- stolen gems -- was
a high unlike any other sex in the world," is a
nymphomaniac who steals for pleasure. However, Paul is only
addicted to theft, and preys on his victims' weakness for
sex simply to get what he wants. This weakness leads Paul
to betray Olivia when he seduces and steals the jewels of
Olivia's only friend. Olivia finds out, returns the jewels
to her friend, and leaves Paul. She becomes an independent
jewel thief, prays to St. Nicholas (patron saint of
thieves), and excels at sexual seduction and jewel theft.
While implementing her latest robbery Olivia is caught by
her victim's groomsman and, always one to think on her
knees, promptly seduces him into forgetfulness with a blow
job. But when she finally reachs the safe, the jewels are
gone and in their place is a note from her former mentor
and lover, Paul -- who appears to still be angry about her
Can two self-centered, obsessive, narcissistic individuals
find true love? Surprisingly, yes.
The overall story is well-crafted with a plot that
alternates between the present and the past to reveal how
Paul and Olivia got to where they are when the story
begins. The flaws -- or rather personal thoughts on what
would have improve the story for this reviewer -- are two.
The story could have been better if the secondary
characters were more fleshed out. The reader gets a good
picture of Paul and Olivia but everyone around them seems
to fade into the background. Also, the international
settings from Europe to South America are merely mentioned.
Had they been more detailed to provide a sense of place,
the story would have had more depth. Nevertheless, readers
who want a sexy, nontraditional romantic story, and don't
mind the warped sensibilities of the the hero and heroine
will enjoy this book.
From the author of Pleasure U comes the erotic
tale of a jewel thief who uses the art of seduction to get
what she wants.
After relieving a wealthy young
count of his irreplaceable jewels, master thief Olivia is
ready to lie back and live the good life for a while. Then
the one man sheâ€™s never forgotten turns up. Paul taught her
everything she knows about thieving, as well as more
intimate arts. Now heâ€™s stolen the gems she herself
purloinedâ€”and wants more than money in exchange for them. He
wants her to pull a heist with him. The mark is a wild
heiress whose parties are known to push the limits of all
But what begins with a heist turns into
a lusty game of cat-and-mouse. Olivia is game to play with
both cops and robbersâ€”and anyone else who gets in her way.
Because if thereâ€™s one thing Olivia knows how to handle,
itâ€™s the family jewelsâ€¦