The Steal

· Blue Box Press
3 reviews

About this ebook

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend—until they’re stolen.

Ania Throne is devoted to her jewelry company. The daughter of one of the world’s most famous jewelers, she arrives in Cannes with a stunning new collection. But a shocking theft by the notorious thief known as the Leopard throws her into upheaval—and plunges her on an unexpected hunt that challenges everything she believes.

Jerome Curtis thinks he’s seen it all, especially when it comes to crime. Until he’s hired to investigate the loss of Ania Thorne’s collection, his every skill put to the test as he chases after a mysterious master-mind responsible for some of the costliest heists in history—and finds himself in a tangled web with a woman he really shouldn’t fall in love with.

From the fabled Carlton Hotel to the elegant boulevards of Paris, Ania and Jerome must race against time to catch a thief before the thief catches them. With everything on the line, can they solve the steal or will the steal take more than diamonds from them? 

Set in the late 1950s, THE STEAL is a romantic caper by bestselling authors C.W. Gortner and M.J. Rose.

3 reviews
Edward Graham
August 10, 2021
Classic 1950s Jewel Heist This stole was more than I was expecting. An insurance recovery agent with a sordid WWII past is after a jewel thief. This is a good story with believable characters. The setting is classic late 1950s Europe with the famous actors of the time gathering at Cannes and wanting to be dressed in expensive, unique jewelry. The story keeps the reader hopping with few clues to who the thief is. The story ends with the suggestion of a story arc that will take a few episodes to cover. This should be a good series! I received this ARC book for free from Net Galley and this is my honest review.
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Janice Tangen
August 15, 2021
novella, historical-fiction, theft, adventure, mystery, 1950s, international-crime-and-mystery, no-gratuitous-erotica, romantic, jewelry-artist, investigators***** She came to the film festival to loan her fantastic jewelry creations to the movie stars of the day and promote the business she inherited from her father. He is an investigator for the insurance company and has trailed the jewel thief before. Fast paced and engaging! Loved it! I requested and received a free temporary ebook copy from Blue Box Press, AuthorBuzz via NetGalley. Thank you!
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Carolyn Valdez
August 14, 2021
Although M.J. Rose is not new to me, and I love her stories, C.W. Gortner is new to me. I will gladly read more by these two authors. I enjoyed this romantic adventure and it was definitely suspenseful and had a surprise ending to me. I can’t wait to read more .
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About the author

C. W. Gortner was born and raised in Spain. He moved to the United States when he was a teen-ager. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco and a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from the New College of California. He soon found his passion for writing and became an author of historical fiction. His titles include: The Last Queen, The Confessions of Catherine De Medici, The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile, Mademoiselle Chanel, and Marlene. He was named one of the top ten historical novelists by The Washington Independent Review of Books.

MJ Rose is a former advertising executive who used her expertise working on major accounts, such as Harlequin Books, to propel her self-published debut novel, Lip Service in to the public eye. She lives in Greenwich, CT.

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