It takes a thief to steal her heart.
A reformed cat burglar. Can he be trusted? Self-made socialite Francesca “Ferris” Byrd is too sharp to be fooled by even the smartest—and sexiest—man, even when he’s notorious ex-thief Patrick Blackheart, now one of San Francisco’s most eligible bachelors. Blackheart runs a respectable security business these days, and seems like the perfect man to protect the fabulous Von Emmerling emeralds. All he has to do is make certain the jewels get back to their owner after an elite charity ball.
And all Ferris has to do is make sure he isn’t tempted to keep them. The problem is, temptation is Blackheart’s specialty, and from the moment they meet it’s clear that he’d love to steal Ferris away from her stodgy life.
When the emeralds disappear, Blackheart is a top suspect. His reputation—and Ferris’s hard-won social standing—are at stake. What’s a woman to do when she’s got to kick off her high heels and follow her heart?
He won her love. But is it enough to keep him out of trouble? Being engaged to sexy-hot reformed cat burglar Patrick Blackheart, now a legit security expert, is thrilling, but a challenge. Ferris Byrd has loosened up, but she’s still a law-abiding socialite, and Blackheart promised to steer clear of his old habits. If he doesn’t, the wedding is off.
When a string of jewel heists in Europe matches Blackheart’s recent travel itinerary, Ferris fears he’s succumbed to his old ways. Why was he secretive about his whereabouts? She wants to believe that someone’s setting him up,
but . . .
An exhibit of Faberge eggs at the San Francisco Museum is the ultimate catnip for a jewel thief, and Ferris is in charge of them. She’ll be ready and waiting to unmask this cat burglar.
She desperately hopes he’s not Blackheart.
Anne Stuart is currently celebrating forty-five years as a published novelist. She has won every major award in the romance field and appeared on the NYT Bestseller List, Publisher’s Weekly, and USA Today. Anne Stuart currently lives in northern Vermont.