Series: Bow Street Bachelors, #2
Author: Kate Bateman
A case of secret identities finds reunited lovers on opposite sides of the law in this fun, flirty Regency romance.
There's only one case Bow Street agent Alex Harland, Earl of Melton, hasn't cracked: the identity of the mysterious woman who stole a kiss from him before he left for war. He's neither forgotten--nor forgiven--her for leaving him wanting. When he starts investigating the Nightjar, an elusive London jewel thief, he keeps running into the alluring Emmy Danvers, who stirs feelings he hasn't felt in years.
Even though Emmy's loved Alex for years, she can't risk revealing her heart, or her identity as the Nightjar. With Alex on her case, Emmy knows that her secrets are in danger of being discovered. Their cat and mouse game heats up with every interaction, but when Emmy's reputation--and life--is at risk, will Alex realize that some rules are made to be broken for love?
This is the 2nd book I've read from Ms Bateman and she's turning into a favorite author. I can't wait to see what happens with Seb, the one that keeps saying marriage isn't for him.
This is the opposites attract trope: she's a thief, he's a Bow Street runner, she doesn't really think the law is always to be respected, he's a stickler for the rules. The question is who's going to win?(she is :D)
Emmy is a paradoxical thief, she has a bit of Robbin Hood in her. She doesn't steal for profit, she does it for principle if you can call it that. Alex was really, really mad when he finds the reason for her extra curricular activities.
All in all it was a fun read, perfect for the times we're living in. It was sweet, it had a few spicy moments, and most of all it had heart.