Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Beautiful Heist by Kim Foster

Morning, everyone! Today I'm a stop on the TLC book tour for Kim Foster's A Beautiful Heist.

Cat Montgomery is a jewel thief. And a talented one at that! But Cat has recently come under scrutiny by the IRS for not filing taxes. In her defense, she kind of thought the career as a thief thing should be kept under wraps, ignoring the fact that her bosses at AB&T have been running as a completely above board shell operation - filing their own taxes and reporting her income. The news comes just as Cat's about to turn down a side job that's come her way. (AB&T wants all jobs to go through their official channels and accepting could put her position with them at risk - if they find out.) The job in question? Stealing a rare Faberge egg for a guy who claims to be a Romanov. Strapped for cash and with the IRS breathing down her neck, the job is just too good to pass up.

Kim Foster's debut is all over the place! At times, it kind of felt like an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink plot: IRS troubles, a side job that threatens her career, a new FBI agent tasked to property crimes to watch out for, the ex (who also happens to be a fed and the son of a thief himself), the meddling mother, the arch nemesis, family issues beyond the meddling mother...

All that said, and as you might suspect, A Beautiful Heist does manage to be quite entertaining. Cat is certainly engaging - Foster definitely draws inspiration from other favorite genre heroines like Stephanie Plum (you know, if Stephanie was great at her job and had money for nice clothes) - and her multitude of problems elicits more than a few laughs.

A Beautiful Heist is a fun debut and is the latest e only release from Kensington's new digital arm.

Rating: 3.5/5

To see more stops on the tour check out the official TLC tour page here.

For more on Kim Foster visit her website here. You can also like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I happy to see that you found this one entertaining!

Thanks for being on the tour.