Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Pickpocket Countess

It's Brandon Wycroft's duty as the Earl of Stockport to catch the "Cat," a notorious thief who is stealing from rich local homes to feed the poor. Discovering that the Cat is a woman, he changes his plan of action— to a game of seduction!

Mysterious and tempting, she teases him. And, as the net closes around the Cat, Brandon realizes he wants to protect her as well as bed her. But the only way to catch her is to spring the parson's mousetrap—and make her his countess!
Pickpocket Countess by Bronwyn Scott

This book started out quite well and plot wise quite fresh for a regency novel. I would also like to commend Ms Scott for the started of the book. On page one Brandon has already "caught" the notorious Cat but in a surprise move has the tables turned on him. I won't give too much away, but the Cat, whom our Earl falls for is unique and unlike most other heroines in regency novels. A complete original. The book was a delight to read, however it did falter towards the end with the Cat being way too distrustful of the Earl. But aside from that flaw, an excellent read.

Overall: 4/5

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