Friday, June 14, 2013

Review & giveaway: A Beautiful Heist by Kim Foster

Giveaway details:  We are giving away one e-copy of A Beautiful Heist!  Just fill out the rafflecopter below to enter.  This is international and will run until June 20.  Good Luck!

Author: Kim Foster
Publisher: Kensington
Date of publication: June 6, 2013

Everyone has a talent. Some are just more legal than others. Cat Montgomery steals jewels for AB&T, the premier agency for thieves in Seattle. Career perks: good pay, great disguises, constant adrenaline rush. Drawbacks: the possibility of jail time…or worse. Now she’s taken on a lucrative side job—recovering a priceless Faberge egg for an alleged Romanov descendent. 

Though Cat is working solo, there are plenty of interested players. Her FBI ex-boyfriend is nosing around, as is her former mentor-turned-nemesis. Then there’s the sexy art thief helping—or is he hindering?—her mission. If her luck holds out, this could be the case that allows Cat to retire with her conscience and her life intact. If not, it’ll be her last job for all the wrong reasons…

A Beautiful Heist is the debut novel by Kim Foster.  It's a quick read with fun characters and  lots of theft.  Cat is a jewel thief.  She works for a company who hire her out to steal valuable pieces of jewelry from rich people.  She has known since she was little that she has a gift for theft.  She also holds a deep down secret about her sister and the debt she feels she owes.  This is a major driving force behind why she keep stealing.  

I really liked Cat.  She is a great thief but she is a little flighty.  She doesn't pay taxes for years because she assumes she needed to keep her pay a secret.  Even though the company give her W-2 forms every year.   She also manages to get herself into some amusing situations.  I laughed out loud at the golf tournament scene.  I liked the theft scenes.  Those were exciting and had me holding my breath, especially the final scene on top of Big Ben.  I also liked the little twist in the end.

My only wish was that we got to see more of Jack and Cat together.  This is the first in a series, so hopefully, their relationship will be explored a little more in the next book.  I definitely recommend this book.  It's a fun read and one worth checking out!
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About the author:
Kim Foster is a medical doctor who has been a lifelong lover of fiction. She’s a mom who decided that
midnight feedings of her newborn were a fine time to get serious about writing. And she’s a novelist who, in spite of sound advice to “write what you know,” simply couldn't resist crafting a story about a professional jewel thief. 

Online, you can find her blogging about her left-brain, right-brain mash-up on A practicing physician and a health blogger for, Kim makes regular TV, radio, and speaking appearances. 

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Kim Foster’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, June 10th:  Mom in Love with Fiction
Tuesday, June 11th:  Reading Reality
Wednesday, June 12th:  I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – guest post/giveaway
Friday, June 14th:  From the TBR Pile
Monday, June 17th:  All Grown Up?
Tuesday, June 18th:  Ageless Pages Reviews
Thursday, June 20th:  No More Grumpy Bookseller
Friday, June 21st:  5 Minutes for Books
Monday, June 24th:  Seaside Book Nook
Tuesday, June 25th:  Patricia’s Wisdom
Thursday, June 27th:  Joyfully Retired

Friday, June 28th:  Traveling with T

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On top of Big Ben?! Sounds like a crazy escape for sure!

Thanks for being on the tour.