They say your first kiss should be earned.
Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.
They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.
Mine were broken before we left church.
They say your heart only beats for one man.
Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.
I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.
Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.
They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.
I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.
And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.
5 Star Review by Ashley
Wow! What a ride. The Kiss Thief was a roller coaster of twists and turns and emotions. From the first page I knew I was in for it and I right. I couldn't stop reading. I was so engrossed in the story that I didn't want to.
Francesca, as fearless as she is naive. I loved and admired her backbone of steel, her hopeful heart and ability to charm and infuriate Wolfe in the same breath. Sheesh, I don't know if there are enough words to talk about Wolfe Keaton. That man is a force and then some. A force for good or evil, it was hard to say most of the way through. He was flippant, rude, condescending and prideful. But there was something irresistible about his too. It was in small ways that he took care of Francesca without her even knowing it...
It was a twisted game of who could outsmart and out maneuver the other between Wolfe and his nemesis. But with vengeance was on the line, it was a game Wolfe wouldn't lose. However, he never planned on the turn his life would take when actually started to fall for Francesca. It was gradual, and achingly sweet to witness. Seeing him torn up over the thought of losing her for good, because of his actions, gave me the flutters.
The Kiss Thief blew me away. It gave me more than I could've hoped for. It was deceptive, it was dark, it was dramatic, it was dangerous, it was sexy. And it was oh so smartly written. In a nutshell, it was L.J. Shen at her absolute best. And that ending, was absolute perfection. I didn't want it to end.
About the Author
L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.
Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.
She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.