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Posted November 7, 2012 by IMP in Genres
 
 

Review: Night Thief (The Night Series #1.5) by Lisa Kessler


TLDR Recap

He walks the dark streets, divesting France of the dregs of society. He is a predator but only in the way that Robin Hood was also considered a predator. He needs human blood to continue living. Only instead of feeding off of your average human, he feeds off those the world would do better without… murders, rapists and the like.  Kane is an immortal. And after over 800 years, Kane is bored with his existence. Enter Marguerite, one of these so called dregs of society. She is Le Voleur D’or. The golden thief. Only hers is not your average story and he is intrigued by her golden beauty and cunning.  Night Thief is a GraveTells Recommended Read!

  • Title: Night Thief
  • Series: The Night Series #1.5
  • Author: Lisa Kessler
  • Prominent Characters: Kane, Marguerite
  • Recommended Reader Age: 18+
  • Genre: Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance
  • Sexual Content Level: moderate

*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***

Thoughts

As a Night Walker, Kane spends immortal nights protecting the humans from the evil in the world, both human and preternatural. After over 800 years though, he’s grown bored of his existence. That is, until the night he spots a stunningly beautiful woman lift a man’s wallet in public and walk away, leaving the man none the wiser of his lighter pocket. Instead of taking her down though, he becomes intrigued by the blonde and makes it his mission to find her. Kane’s actions set events in to motion that even he could not have predicted.

Marguerite is not your typical heroine. Assistant to a French artist by day, by night she is the renowned Le Voleur D’or, the golden thief. Marguerite is hardly your typical damsel in distress. She is sassy and full of spunk, regardless of her personal situation that has caused her to become such an adept thief. When her nocturnal activities finally catch up with her, she must rely on Kane to save her.

Although a bit rushed in the story department, Kessler keeps with the time period. Regardless of the definite sparks between them from the moment they meet, the romance between Kane and Marguerite was subtle. They took the time to get to know each other, therefore giving the reader the chance to get to know them as well.  Take a sweet, tension filled romance, add a touch of action and there you have Night Thief in a nutshell.

Memorable Quotes

What every person wants

He was tired of being alone in this world. He wanted her to know him, the real him.

There’s a reason why they call it love.

Everything about this woman awakened his body, his soul. He’d never felt anything like this in his long life.

He wanted all of her, and he wanted her to be a part of him. Her body alone would never be enough.

Accept me as I am

“I would give you the world if I could.” He opened the door and glanced back over his shoulder. “But I was created a Night Walker. I will never be a mortal man. Not even for you.”

If you liked Night Thief…

If you enjoyed Night Thief and are looking for more hot immortal men and the women they love, even as they aggravate the never ending life out of them, you should consider picking up Katie MacAlister’s A Girl’s Guide to Vampires. What is a strong, mortal woman to do when faced with a choice between two equally hot men who want her? One of which is an immortal. Check it out and find out. You Absolutely Must Read this one!

Final Thoughts

Although a quick read, Night Thief is the type of book you will not want to put down. For fans of Kessler who have read Night Walker, book 1 in the Night Series, this will be a great filler while you await book 2 which is set to release in 2013. If you have not had the good fortune of reading book 1, you definitely want to pick it up. You will not regret it. With a different take on immortals and vampires than what you’re used to, Night Thief is a recommended read!

Rating: Night Thief

Recommended


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