Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Black Sheep and the English Rose

The Black Sheep and the English Rose
Auhtor: Donna Kauffman
Seriees Connection: Black Sheep
ISBN: 978-0758217295
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Finn Dalton is the black sheep of his privileged family - because he's always trying to do the right thing. But do good guys let bad girls go free? Ask British heiress Felicity Trent. Finn should have called the cops when he caught Felicity with a fortune in stolen jewels. But after the hot night they'd shared, betraying her meant he'd never have her again. Two years later, he discovers Felicity scantily clad and handcuffed to a bed in a posh Manhattan hotel room. Finn has three choices. Turn Felicity in. Turn her loose. Or turn her on...Finn Dalton is bad boy personified. Felicity Trent should know; she's a bad girl herself. But for Felicity, life as a jewel thief is almost as seductive as Finn is - and that's dangerous. Because for a girl like her one night is all she needs to get what she wants, anything more means trouble. Now, with both of them after the same thing - the rarest of treasures - who gets there first might be the last thing they want...

My View:
Two years ago, Felicity (Jane) and Finn had an unforgettable encounter in Prague, now they are together again after Finn finds Felicity in a hotel room half naked and tied to a bed in New York City. That's just the first two pages of the book. From there the couple go on a hot pursuit of an antique gem they both want.

The trail for the gem leads the couple all across the United States. During the way, as one would suspect, the couple find an attraction to each other they can't deny, but since Finn is on the side of the law and Felicity appears to be a jewel thief, Finn tries to convince her that the only way they can be together is if she stops stealing. She refuses and doesn't tell him why.

The couple in this books are really great together. The author's writing style helps you feel the love growing between the two. I like the way Donna brings the two together. The mystery in the story is well thought out. I liked the way Donna uses the characters from the other Black Sheep stories, as well. Leaving those who haven't read the stories, an interest in back peddling and finding copies to learn more about them. I had a couple of disappointments but I don't want to spoil the ending so I'll have to leave it like that, except to say I liked Finn a lot, but I was a little disappointed that we seemed to not get a chance to really understand Felicity. I think we missed out a little bit because her character could have been better. Nevertheless it is still an enjoyable read.

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