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The Kiss Thief

Written by: L. J. Shen
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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They say your first kiss should be earned.
Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.
They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.
Mine were broken before we left church.
They say your heart only beats for one man.
Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.
I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.
Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage. 

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.
I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.
One kiss.
Two men.
Three lives.
Entwined together. 

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

©2019 L. J. Shen (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Heather Graham
  • 2019-01-21

Definitely a favorite for the year!

This was my most anticipated read/listen for 2019 and it did NOT disappoint! Ingriuging, gripping and original with an overdose of angst and tension, this book turned me into a twisted ball of emotions from start to finish. If you like your romances dirty, raw, messy and unconventional, GET THIS NOW!

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  • Niaboo2000
  • 2019-01-30

Why Are Women Written So Stupid?

I hate these types of books. The overall idea, I love but some of these authors are terrible at this. Evil guy manipulates stupid, ignorant, irrational, dumb female. Dumb female gets treated like crap but falls for him for no apparent reason. I have read/listened to other books with this theme but the females are more intelligent. The writing is better and the story flows much better. This book frustrated me. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-30

Worst LJ Shen book

I LOVE LJ Shen. I was so excited to see a new book from her. However, I was soon disappointed. First, I've never liked the female narrator she uses, Savannah Peachwood. It's usually worth it, but not this time. The male narrator was good. The big problem is that there is no story. Nothing happens, except droning on, with many things being repeated over and over and over. One of these things is the heroine mentioning that she misled her fiance about the fact that she's a virgin. She led him to believe she's not, and this is mentioned over and over and over, for no effect.

I have about an hour left in this, and I'm finally giving up. The sex has no chemistry, there isn't much of it, and the rest is hatred between the two main characters, which keeps coming back. They like each other for a few days, then have another misunderstanding and hate each other again. If someone really wanted to tell this story, it could be done in two hours instead of 12.

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  • jeniroxit
  • 2019-01-13

A refreshing “romance”

If you enjoy romance novels...you should definitely read/listen to this book. To be honest I’ve gotten tired of the monotony of romance novels, maybe I listened to my fair share. I began fast forwarding through most of them, listening to only some of it. This book is what and how they should be written, with a true love story and not so much about every sexual encounter and it drag on and on. I loved this book and it’s love story and I hope that if u read this comment, you trust that it will be what I say and take that chance and read/listen to it! I don’t think you will regret it!

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  • Lovinghotbooks1
  • 2019-01-24

Fabulous story

This is a new to me author and I have no regrets so ever picking up this one🤓
It’s a sweet, little dark, steamy and heartbreaking story that holds my attention from the first chapter.
No unnecessary descriptions of surroundings and good dialogues
It’s a good storyline with some suspense and things will be revealed slowly
I love the writing style, it’s poetic and the characters chemistry is coming through from first meeting.

Narrators:
They read with feelings and makes the story coming alive in my head.
Clear pronunciation is a must and they deliver

I recommend this if you want a standalone, HEA and alpha male but a women that also stands up for herself.

This author is now on my list of authors I want to read more from.

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  • DianaMoonGlampers
  • 2019-02-14

Ok...but

The Kiss Thief wasn't terrible. It was predictable. What you think is going to happen, happens. It's your run of the mill romance story. Of you like the genre this won't really disappoint. My biggest issue was the age of the protagonist. She's 19. Her love interest is 30. As a grown up, sex scenes involving teenagers are not my thing. The author makes frequent use of the word teenager, making sure you don't forget it. I wish the description would have mentioned her age I never would have bothered. A teenager getting married and pregnant to/with a 30 year old Senator just didn't work for me. Grown men who are attracted to girls fresh out of high school are a red flag not someone I swoon over.

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  • amy berkowitz
  • 2019-03-04

A poor choice

This was one of the most poorly written book.
A very weak story which was highly predictable!

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  • Bethany
  • 2019-01-23

loved

loved this book. listened to it none stop for 2 days! couldn't put it down. has very stong sexual language. well written and well read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-17

I want my two hours back

I kept reading this book only because I was hopeful that it would improve. It just continues to get worse. I finally threw in the towel. I am absolutely floored that there are "good" reviews for The Kiss Thief. In this day and age when women are empowered and celebrated for seeking knowledge and individualism, why is ANYONE reading misogynistic porn in a poorly written book with an unrealistic plot? This trashy book is ridiculous and degrading. I want my money back!! 😡😡

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  • Clive Microslab
  • 2019-03-09

I'm too old for this shit

These characters were way too annoying and melodramatic for me. There's only so much poor decision making I can stand before I lose respect for the characters and stop caring.

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