The Good Thief
by James Buchanan
192 pages / 77000 words
ISBN: 978-1-60370-249-2, 1-60370-249-0
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Working construction provides Caesar with a great way to cover up his realjob; stealing whatever he can get his hands on. Which is why the guy he hasa fling with could be really bad for business. Nate is a cop, and Caesar worries that he might be tempting fate if he sees Nate again, even if hewants to.
When Caesar discovers something far worse than some petty thievery on one ofhis jobs, though, he knows he has to report it to Nate, and the two of themtry to find a way to keep Caesar safe until he can testify, even as thesparks fly between them. Can Nate protect Caesar and teach him that thereare ways to be a good guy as well as a thief?
Alexa Snow, author of Sleeping Stone and Clear Cut, writes:
When Caesar's brother drags him to a Hollywood hills party in the hopes of netting him a job, Caesar doesn't expect much. He overhears an argument between an incredibly hot guy and who he assumes is the hot guy's girlfriend. Instead, he discovers that the 'girlfriend' is a sister; evenbetter, a sister who's more than happy to help her brother Nate meet someone new. Nate and Caesar have both had too much to drink, and they go back to Nate's place for a round of very hot sex, then collapse for the night.
In the morning, hungover, Caesar makes a startling discovery -- Nate is a cop. Which wouldn't matter so much, except that Caesar's a thief with arrest and conviction records a mile long.
Life being what it is, it doesn't take long for Nate to find out about Caesar's past, but somehow they can't seem to stay away from each other. When Caesar accidentally finds evidence of horrific crimes being committed,his first instinct is to go to Nate for help, an act which kicks off a chain of events even more complicated than either of them could have imagined...and puts both their lives in jeopardy.
This story is a fascinating one; the plot contains enough twists and turnsto satisfy the most jaded reader. The characters are interesting and believable, crafted with care. There's also a subtle undercurrent of humor running through the book, as well as a well-balanced collection of sex scenes that are hot and in-character. Contemporary and compelling! Very much recommended.
There's another character that doesn't get mentioned btw. This little guy, the inspiration for Ponchito, Caesar's dog.