Don't Go Stealing My Heart by Kelly Siskind
Publisher: CD Books
Publication Date: April 22, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 333
Format: e-ARC
Source: the author
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Treat yourself to the book Jen DeLuca says "sparkles" and "sizzles."
She wants to steal his Van Gogh. He wants to steal her heart. Some people would call Clementine Abernathy a criminal. She considers herself a modern day Robin Hood, who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. Not exactly on the up-and-up, but she knows what it’s like to lose everything. Her latest heist involves swiping a priceless Van Gogh from its owner, who’s supposed to be an egotistical trust-fund brat. Turns out Jack David is a sexy, kind-hearted man…and Clementine is in trouble. Falling for her mark would make her the World’s Dumbest Conwoman, but Jack is charmingly persistent, always singing sweet songs in her ear. And that earth-shattering kiss? She never stood a chance. Now she’s imagining a fresh start with this dashing man, but that means telling Jack about her past. And other nefarious sorts are after the same painting. Too soon, Clementine learns what it means to risk it all for love.

Praise for Don't Go Stealing My Heart

"Siskind is a master at creating characters with heart that you fall in love with while they're falling in love with each other, and this book sparkles and sizzles with her trademark humor and heat. Don't go missing this one!" ~ Jen DeLuca, author of WELL MET
"A rollicking, rompy romance that had me LOL’ing, wiping a tear, and falling in love!" ~ USA Today Bestselling Author Priscilla Oliveras
"A fresh and unexpected romance, with hilarious quirky characters and thrillingly high stakes." ~ Michelle Hazen, author of UNBREAK ME

*Note:  This book was provided to The Book Hookup by the Author but that did not in any way influence this review!

Clementine cons the rich and gives to the poor.  Her life is filled with missions and marks and, for the most part, she’s been successful.  But, what she doesn’t know when she meets and falls for a handsome stranger, is that, unfortunately, he’s her next target.  What happens next is a witty, romantic  story with some unexpected twists, a whole lot of fun…and Elvis impersonators.  Yup, you heard me!  It’s all part of the quirkiness of this great story!

I loved these characters.  Clementine, who’d had a difficult life, and Jack, who’s current life is filled with family and business challenges, had a depth to them that made them real.  Their chemistry was evident from the very beginning and I really enjoyed their fun banter. As their relationship grows, they face ups and downs…challenges and unexpected situations.  I enjoyed watching them navigate these with a maturity you don’t often see in romance books.  This story also had some mystery and action, another element that makes it different and interesting.  This is one of those stories that’s hard to put down.

Once again, Ms. Siskind’s has written a storyline  that’s enjoyably different – equal parts smart, playful, and off-beat.  Just when things get too serious, something unusual or funny happens, or you’re reminded of the name of the town, and a smile comes to your face.  If you’re looking for a book to lift your spirits and bring warmth to your heart look no further…this story and these characters should fill that need without a doubt.

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