Title: Jewel of Winter
Series: Thieves of Winter #1
Author: Kirsten S. Blacketer
Genre: Erotica: Historical
Release Date: April 24th 2015
Rating: 5 stars
A simple country girl at the mercy of a cold-hearted thief with more secrets than scruples.
As a widow, Jessamine gained the freedom she’d always desired. Her late husband left her his sole possession, an inn on the north road to Scotland. When a trio of gentlemen appear at the doorstep of her isolated inn during a snowstorm, Jess can’t help the curiosity coursing through her veins. Eavesdropping on their conversation only entangles her in their web of deception.
To the petite innkeeper, Edmund is a wealthy thief. Allowing her to think what she will, he decides to use her to his advantage. That is until she hides the stolen jewels and refuses to reveal their location. Never cowed by a challenge, Edmund issues an ultimatum: return the jewels or repay the debt with her body.
***This is the first book in a Trilogy. Each book focuses on a different relationship taking place during the same time frame.***
Wow! What a delightfully delicious read. I need a cold shower after reading this one. From the very first page, the story had me. The female lead is intelligent and spunky and it shows in her words and actions. Despite the situation, she is very much a strong woman in control. The male lead is both frustrating and tantalizing all in one. Despite his intentions to play the aloof noble, he was quite conscientious both in and out of the bedroom. Their banter had me laughing the entire time, unless it was heating me up. It’s been awhile since I’ve read about a couple whose chemistry leapt of the pages and set me on fire. I didn’t expect this story be as hot as it was, but holy smokes, they were on fire from very beginning.
This story was an absolute delight to read. It combined two of my favorite genres: historical and erotica. Worth every cent of the 99 cents I paid for it. I regret nothing.
I liked it so much I bought the second immediately once I found it was already out.