Published by Montlake Romance on 08/21/2018
All Nick Norton wants is to stay on the straight and narrow…and never get caught stealing again. Then he lays eyes on her: Stella Peretti—100 percent sexy and absolutely irresistible. Especially when he sees her smooth moves lifting a two-karat diamond. Nick realizes he’s found the sparkling woman of his dreams—one so perfect for him it’s almost criminal.
The Shimmy Shimmy Bangs are master jewel thieves who are planning the heist of the century. And Shimmy leader, Stella, isn’t about to let anyone—even if he is a hunky, tatted-up studmuffin—get in her way. But when two of her girls are put out of commission, Stella realizes that Nick isn’t just a red-hot distraction. He might be the answer to her pilfering prayers.
Now, Nick and Stella are putting everything on the line for one last job. But when two thieves have this much chemistry, it’s only a matter of time before somebody’s heart gets stolen.
Full of tantalizing chemistry, this story is one you’ll pick up for the cover (what!? it’s glittery *shrug*) and won’t put down for the first-class writing, humorous and witty banter, and knock out heroine. Shimmy Bang Sparkle was my first Nicola Rendell novel and I’m sure it won’t be my last.
I’m such a sucker for an unconventional romance so this synopsis grabbed my attention straight from the get go. Nicola really outdid herself with it too. The story was so well-balanced with just the right amounts of humor, romance, and suspense which were further complemented by well-defined character arcs. All things I look for and appreciate in my reads.
Nick and Stella were awesome. The chemistry between them just wouldn’t quit! Their meet cute was so adorable and I swooned over the way Nick pursued her, nearly relentlessly. A man who definitely knows what he wants and how to get it. I loved that about Nick. Stella was full of confidence and sass and is one of those heroines that are so easy to love and admire. She’s got a giant heart of gold and buckets of determination; the most dangerous combination, especially when you’re a Robin Hood sort of jewel thief.
I’m really looking forward to more from Nicola Rendell. Maybe I’ll pick up one of her earlier releases that is occupying my e-shelf space. Do you have a favorite?
I definitely recommend this, especially if you’re nursing a book hangover from something a bit more emotional. Super fun, super sexy and absolutely refreshing.