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REVIEW: Thieves Like Us by Starr Ambrose


Her ex stole the jewels, but this bad boy just stole her heart. . . . After ditching the ruthless Banner Westfield, aka “the world’s worst husband,” sexy and fiercely guarded Janet Aims thinks the least she deserves for surviving attempted murder is a chance to cash in on her losses. Step one is hocking the wedding ring and ridiculously tacky necklace given to her by her conniving ex.
But just when Janet thinks she’s buried the past, the police claim that the necklace is part of the stolen Pellinni Jewel collection. Which means that even prison can’t stop Banner from dumping her smack in the middle of his evil schemes again.
With Colombian gangsters and jewel thieves hot on her trail, Janet has no choice but to turn to smoldering ex-con Rocky Hernandez, the one man who can make her fragile heart pound. Partnering up with a certified hottie who knows the ins and outs of Detroit’s seedy underbelly as well as he does a woman’s body might have its perks if Janet’s life—and her heart—weren’t on the line. . . .

About the Author

STARR AMBROSE is the author of Our Little Secret and Lie to Me. She grew up in suburban Detroit and graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in English. She continues to reside in her home state with her family and a lively cast of cats, dogs, horses, and chickens.  She loves to hear from readers and can be contacted through her web site, .


  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket; Original edition (November 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439181292
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439181294


This is a new to me author and even though I didn't read the first book in the series, I really enjoyed this one and had no problem catching up on the characters.  I must say that my first love, snappy dialogue, is well represented here.  The characters just sparkle!  Janet can take care of herself and even though she is wealthy beyond words, she loves to mix it up.  Rocky just sears the pages and reminds me a bit of Ranger from the Stephanie Plum series.   If you enjoy romantic suspense, you will love this series.  I am off to find the first book, so I can catch up and be ready for the next one.


  1. Looks pretty good. It would be new to me too, but the jewel thief idea looks fun!

  2. I have actually read this first one! It was really good! I loved it and I am so excited about this one coming out. I have got to go out and find it now!


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