Reviewer: Tanya Rae
Tanya Rae’s review:
I just finished The Thief & His Master. This is a short story only 72 pages. Sometimes I love that because I need a quick read and this book fit the bill. This book is different from most of the books that I have read and I loved it. I look forward to reading more from Louisa Bacio and her Beyond Fairytales series.
The Thief & His Master is a Fairytale, shape shifter book.
The Master is a woman (Madeline) and The Thief is Sven. Sven answers a want ad. “Apprentice wanted: Penchant for sleight of hand, open minded, and willing to accept discipline. Only serious inquiries, please.— Madame Madeline.” Sven drops out of college after answering this ad. And, the story develops more from here. No spoilers here and I don’t need to tell you more when Louisa has provided an excerpt and you have the book description.
Blurb: When Madeline places an ad on Thieves List for an apprentice, she wants more than an employee. She’s searching for her life mate. For only her fated one possesses the strength to overcome the life-altering challenges of the quest.
Feeling stuck, Sven drops out of college for an enticing job. Although the want ad mentions “discipline,” he doesn’t expect to find magic in the hands of his potential boss.
Sven’s world shifts to a new reality. He’ll battle danger and his destiny to find his true calling, and love.
Madeline glanced through the paperwork on her desk, and he noticed her take in the full trashcan of what looked to be applications. She stood, walking around behind him. He sensed her near, perhaps within touching distance, but he fought to not turn around. That would give her some sort of power over him that he wasn’t willing to concede—quite yet.
A delicate stroke of fingers danced across the back of his neck, so soft he almost didn’t feel it. He shivered, and continued to look straight ahead. Her breasts brushed against his back, burning an imprint through his shirt.
“And what of the consequences if you don’t perform to your fullest extent?” she whispered in his ear. “Are you willing to undergo reprimanding?”
Her breathy words traveled straight to his cock, making him grow hard. He shifted, uncomfortable with her fast effect on him.
“As I said, I’m willing to do whatever is necessary for the job.”
Coldness settled on his back as she stepped away, returning behind her desk.
“I think I’ll give you a try,” she said. “A trial period. We’ll make a few runs and see how you do. Maybe I’ll get lucky and you’ll disappoint me, and then we can have a little fun. Any questions for me?”
The side of her mouth quirked up. He didn’t say anything. He didn’t know what to say.
The job offer was faster than any he’d ever heard of before, especially after a cold call. But wasn’t it what he’d expected? The minute he’d seen the want ad, he’d known he was destined for the position. If only all decisions in his life came as easy.
Goodreads Author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4353334.Louisa_Bacio
About the author:
A Southern California native, Louisa Bacio can’t imagine living far away from the ocean. The multi-published author of erotic romance enjoys writing within all realms – from short stories to full-length novels.
Bacio shares her household with a supportive husband, two daughters growing “too fast,” and a multitude pet craziness: Two dogs, five fish tanks, an aviary, hamsters, rabbits and hermit crabs. In her other life, she teaches college classes in English, journalism and popular culture.
Other Books by Louisa Bacio: http://louisabacio.com/books
Releases November 18, 2014
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