To Kiss a Thief (Runaway Desires #1) by Susanna Craig is a fantastic debut Historical Romance. Set in Georgian England. What a debut!! A phenomenal new voice in Georgian Romance. Meet, Sarah Pevensey and St. John Sutliffe, Viscount Fairfax. Bound together in an arranged marriage, but when a scandal erupts on the of night of their marriage, Sarah is persuaded to run away to a small fishing village on the coast. With secrets abound, suspense, a bit of mystery, passion, betrayal, deceit, challenges, danger and the promise of love everlasting, Ms. Craig has masterfully and brilliantly written a captivating tale of love and betrayal during Georgian England. Fast paced, with engaging and charming characters. Well, actually a few not so charming, as well. Readers will be captivated, entranced and mesmerized by Ms. Craig's, skillfully written romance. "To Kiss a Thief" is one of those stories you just can't put down. An absolute delight to read! An epic love story with flawed characters, turmoil, struggles and challenges. But will St. John and Sarah find their true HEA or lose all to lies, deception, mistrust and outside influence. A must read and a true treasure! I can't wait for the next installment! Highly recommended for fans of Georgian era, romance, suspense, passion and romance. Received for an honest review from Net Galley. However, all opinions and thoughts are my own. Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR
To Kiss a Thief is my first Susanna Craig read and it's a show stopper. Sarah is an innocent in a world of betrayal, heartache and manipulation. Fairfax is forced into a situation that brings about scandal, resentment and a rush to judgement from his peers. A forced marriage and missing necklace leads to suspenseful romance that is crafted masterfully and a lyrical sonnet that's melody lingers after all is said and done.