To Kiss a Thief

· The Runaway Desires Series Book 1 · Lyrical Press
10 reviews

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“A stunning, sensual storyteller, Susanna Craig is an author to watch!”—New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston

In this captivating new series set in Georgian England, a disgraced woman hides from her marriage—for better or worse…

Sarah Pevensey had hoped her arranged marriage to St. John Sutliffe, Viscount Fairfax, could become something more. But almost before it began, it ended in a scandal that shocked London society. Accused of being a jewel thief, Sarah fled to a small fishing village to rebuild her life.

The last time St. John saw his new wife, she was nestled in the lap of a soldier, disheveled, and no longer in possession of his family’s heirloom sapphire necklace. Now, three years later, he has located Sarah and is determined she pay for her crimes. But the woman he finds is far from what he expected. Humble and hardworking, Sarah has nothing to hide from her husband—or so it appears. Yet as he attempts to woo her to uncover her secrets, St. John soon realizes that if he’s not careful, she’ll steal his heart…

“An impressive debut, with evocative prose and richly drawn characters. To Kiss a Thief will leave you breathless, and eagerly wanting more.”—New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston

“An achingly romantic tale of a second chance at love. Beautifully written, richly atmospheric, deeply felt, and so deftly researched—I felt utterly absorbed into the world of late Georgian England. I’m tremendously excited to discover such an elegant new voice in historical romance!” —New York Times bestselling author Meredith Duran

“So polished that it doesn’t feel like a debut. Craig gives readers quite a treat.” –RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

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10 reviews
Isha Coleman
August 11, 2016
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.
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April Renn
July 9, 2016
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
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Clara Ngakoana
November 13, 2016
what a book. .so well written. couldn't put it down. .a definite page turner
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About the author

Susanna Craig is the award-winning author of historical romance novels, including the Goode’s Guide to Misconduct Novels, the Love and Let Spy series, Rogues & Rebels, and the Runaway Desires series. An English professor, she’s currently finding her happily ever after in Kentucky while holding onto her Midwestern roots. Find her online at

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