Night Thief by Lisa Kessler

Publication Date: September 28th, 2012
Entangled Publishing
Format: Ebook review copy from publisher
RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars
After the fall of the Mayan civilization, Kane, an immortal Night Walker, has taken refuge in France for over 800 years. The modern world holds little interest for him until the night he meets the Golden Thief and is robbed of much more than his pocket watch.
Marguerite Rousseau is living a double life. By day she is the assistant to an eccentric French artist, Antoine Berjon, and by night she dons elegant evening gowns to woo French dignitaries before lifting their wallets.
Sparks ignite when Kane captures the thief, but Marguerite harbors a dark secret that could ruin them both.

Marguerite Rousseau was forced into a double life that she leads. During the day, she’s known as the Le Voleur D’or, the golden thief. And at night, she’s subjugated to that of a servant to an evil, malevolent oppressor. 

Kane watched from afar as the golden haired beauty lured her victims to complacency until they find themselves stripped off their riches. When an opportunity afforded him the chance to uncover the real Marguerite, Kane was surprised with how familiar she was with his secret life. Though his kind is something she has no knowledge of, there are certainly other creatures 

This is my intro to Lisa Kessler’s literary world. Historical Paranormal Romance is quite a novelty in my shelves so I wasn’t at all expecting the surprise I got in this novella. What I got was a story that gave everything it had promised without giving me an impression that I’d missed something. Romance, suspense and a glimpse at an opulent world darkened by the creatures that stalked their preys at night. 

Her immortal characters are derivative of vampires whose appetites tend to favour those who didn’t deserve to live. And while they audaciously consider themselves judge, jury and executioner, I’m all for vigilante justice. 

The romance was as good and surprisingly not lacking in steam for a book so slight. The characters’ mutual attractions were as natural as Lisa’s writing. I’m more inclined to check out the rest of the series after reading this little bitty. I just know that there’s a lot more in store with interesting characters that I’m dying to get to know. 

Night Thief was the perfect introduction to this series. It will whet your appetite just so that you would crave the subsequent books before you even finish this one. I, for one, have just become a follower. 

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