Reviewed by Heather C
Jeremy Archer is the brilliant and unpredictable scion of a long line of international art thieves, simultaneously a phenomenally wealthy English socialite and one of the most infamous criminals in the world. At twenty-seven years old he’s already wanted on nearly every continent for thefts totalling more than ninety-one million dollars, and yet no one has ever come close to catching him–until now. Now? May the best man win.
Nikyta has been trying to get me to read this series for years! Well, she finally got the opportunity to force me to at least start it this time. Honestly, there was never any real reason why I’ve been putting it off. Maybe because I knew once I read the first one, I would want to read them ALL?
Simon Drake, head of FBI’s special-ops Team Templar, has one immediate goal: to nail the infamous art thief, Jeremy Archer to the wall! Urm…you know what I mean. And of course, it doesn’t turn out exactly as he planned.
If I only had one word to describe this book, FUN would be the best word. Seriously, it played out like one of those crazy, twisted heist movies that I love to watch. Lots of humor and over the top action, nail-biting close calls, and a colorful cast of characters. And don’t let me forget the highly inappropriate sexual tension between Simon and Jeremy.
Obviously, there wasn’t meant to be a factual telling of proper FBI procedure. I so wanted to roll my eyes at some of the outrageousness of it, but I was having too much FUN with it. So get all those expectations of realism out of your head before you decide to open the book. And then the pace was non-stop; I never really wanted to put it down.
There really wasn’t any romance in this book; it basically ends on a little cliffie with Simon and Jeremy about to get naked…luckily it picks right up with the explicit bits in the little Hot Shots that take place between the first and second books. And damn, are those little bits HOT!!
At this point, I know very little about Simon and Jeremy… what makes them tick and why they strive so hard to be the best at what they do?? I’m hoping as the story arcs progress, if it will move more into their personal lives, or at least add in some emotions. I’m certain I will eventually continue on with the next book of the series, Double Down, I really want to see how this affair between Simon and Jeremy plays out.
***My review covers the first book of the series, The Morning Star, and the four Hot Shots that occur prior to the second book: Codicil, November, Coitus Interuptus, and Simon Says.***
Overall Impression: I Really Liked It
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*