Title: Family Jewels
Author Name: M.J. O’Shea
Publication Date & Length: April 27, 2015 – 200 pgs
Corbin Ford, aka the Nightwatchman, named for the antique pocket watches he leaves behind at jobs, has been in the cat-burgling business for years. His father was. His grandfather was. His mother is still one of the most renowned thieves. Corbin likes his high-profile heists, priceless paintings from private collections, artifacts from museums, but his favorite? Jewels. Sparkly, beautiful jewels. If they’re famous, better yet.
Interpol agent Luke Eldridge has one goal and one goal only: to catch the Nightwatchman. Luke’s been after him for months, but getting the slip time and again is getting embarrassing. Luke has never even laid eyes on the bastard, but he’d happily strangle him. And then arrest him.
When Luke meets Corbin, the man of his dreams, he falls hard and fast… only to catch Corbin red-handed with his hand in a jewelry case at the scene of the highest-profile murder that’s rocked the international world in years.
This isn’t a realistic heist caper, but it is a fast-paced, exciting story. Luke and Corbin are charming, attractive men. Supporting characters are well-developed, dialogue is beautifully written and the story is soaked in the quiet glamour of old-money London.
There is great chemistry between the two leads and the action culminates in an unusual ending. This is for anyone who likes a little bit of glamorous fantasy and unlikely romance mixed into their crime stories.