Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thief (Brook Street #1) by Ava March

Thief (Brook Street #1) ~ Ava March

This is an adult m/m romance novella (Rated NC-17)

5 out of 5 stars

Book Summary

London, 1822 ... It was only supposed to be one night. One night to determine once and for all if he truly preferred men. But the last thing Lord Benjamin Parker expected to find in a questionable gambling hell is a gorgeous young man who steals his heart.

It was only supposed to be a job. Cavin Fox has done it many times — select a prime mark, distract him with lust, and leave his pockets empty. Yet when Cavin slips away under the cover of darkness, the only part of Benjamin he leaves untouched is his pockets.

With a taste of his fantasies fulfilled, Benjamin wants more than one night with Cavin. But convincing the elusive young man to give them a chance proves difficult. Living with a band of thieves in the worst area of London, Cavin knows there's no place for him in a gentleman's life. Yet Benjamin isn't about to let Cavin—and love—continue to slip away from him.

My Review

How much did I enjoy this book, let me count the ways. I’m not much of a historical fiction reader despite the fact that I love history. But I took a chance on this story and I don’t regret it. The writing was wonderful and felt authentic in the time period at least to my novice eyes. The story was rich despite its length.

The characters were great. Benjamin trying to find his way in his romantic life. Cavin was just trying to make a way. Somehow these two find each other and it’s not all bells and whistles from there. Things aren’t easy which makes for a great story. I couldn’t help rooting for both of them to succeed.

The story was so well written I was lost in 1822 filled with the textures and smells of the time period. Caught up in the majesty of the romance, wishing I was lucky enough to have love like that.

Anyway, I really enjoyed it. For those m/m romance lovers, give this one a try. I think you will really like it.

My book boyfriend, well, I liked to have both. But I will settle for Cavin. (Excuse the unauthentic clothing for the time period).


  1. Great review! I really enjoyed Thief and this is totally how I see Cavin too :)

    1. Gosh, thinking about Cavin makes me want to do a re-read. Cavin is hot! Yum!