Thief by Alexa RileyThief by Alexa Riley
Published January 2016
Series: Breeding #1
Genres: Erotic Romance
three-stars
Format: eBook
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Sean Sparrow has one more job to pull: break into the bank, steal what he was hired to take, and get out. He plans everything to the very last detail, sure of success... until he sees Tessa.

Tessa Martin lives a humdrum life. With a boring job and a crappy roommate, she's sure there must be more to life than this. She's not prepared for the muscle-bound bearded man who walks into her life, offering her everything she's ever wanted.

When Sean breaks down all of Tessa's walls, she has no choice but to fall hard and fast. But when the truth comes out, and Sean is fully revealed to her, will their instalove be enough to hold them together?

This is my 5th Alexa Riley read. I think it’s safe to say that Alexa’s specialty is to write extremely smutty books where the hero’s only intention is to breed the heroine. And usually, the storyline is lacking (especially in her earlier reads). But Thief is part 3 of the Breeding series (fitting title, isn’t it?) and I must say, with every Breeding book, the storyline gets more refined, which is great.

This book is about Sean Sparrow, who is about to perform one final bank heist before retiring with what will hopefully be a nice padded bank account. However, in order to make it work, he needs to get up close and personal with Tessa Sparrow, the head teller at the bank. That’s not a problem per se, except that Sean wants more from Tessa than just easy access to essential information around the bank. But will he be able to both carry on with the planned heist and run away with Tessa, who might never forgive him?

So yeah, there was an okay storyline even though the ending was a bit over the top and unrealistic. But there was a little bit of suspense, some depth introduced by characters in the story (other just the h/H, as was the case in the author’s previous books) and of course the much appreciated smut. The deflowering breeding kind, as usual for Alexa Riley.

I’ll give this 3 stars because it was a fun, short read and I do notice the author’s “progress”, which I’m definitely encouraging! Plus it’s free on Kindle Unlimited, so what gives?

Detailed Rating
Storyline
3 Stars
Characters
3 Stars
Writing
3 Stars
All the feels
3 Stars
Overall: three-stars