Friday, October 6, 2017

Book Review ~ I Stole His Car (Love at First Crime #1) by Jessica Frances

I Stole His Car
Series: Love at First Crime #1
Author: Jessica Frances
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: September 19, 2017 Kindle Unlimited

She stole his car, so he stole her heart…

I saw something I never should have seen.
I took something they wanted back.
I was desperate.
So, I did something I never would have normally done.
I stole a car.
Not just any car.
His car.
Now I have no choice but to trust him.
Only he can help me get out of this mess.
Then, when we both become hunted,
And when feelings begin to complicate things,
Can I still count on his protection?
Can I trust what is happening between us to be real?

Because, as some people say: there is nothing quite like love at first … crime.

As the story opens up, we meet Ava who is on the run and in hiding.  With no money, no phone and no family, she is desperate to leave town, not only to forget, but to escape the horror that she has discovered as well as her demented now ex-boyfriend. And to make matters worse, she can trust no one….not even law enforcement.  Her plan?  Steal a car and get the heck out of dodge.  Not as easy as it sounds, but she finally finds one unlocked and with the keys left in it.  But as she drives away, it seems she has a passenger…..a kid.  So great, now she is a car thief and a kidnapper!  Little did Ava know that this crime would lead to not only love, but so much more!

I Stole His Car is an amazing new book by one of my all-time favorite authors, Jessica Frances. Ms. Frances’ books are always entertaining and I have yet to find one I didn’t love.  I Stole His Car is no exception… fact, I dare say that this is quite possibly my favorite that she has written to date.  Looking back, I seem to think that with every new release she has, but the level of growth and maturity as an author is clearly evident this time around and everything was perfect.  This newest release has everything I crave - romance, suspense and drama, all neatly tied up in an intriguing and riveting story line that left me excited for the next installment of this new series.

I Stole His Car is a romantic suspense and is different from the author’s previous works, but it is a great example of how diversified Ms. Frances can be with her talent.  Her ability to draw the reader into the story and being able to visualize everything going on and connecting with the characters makes for an engaging and fascinating reading experience.  I savored every single word in this story and it kept me engrossed until the very end.

This intriguing stand alone is a must read for any fan of romantic suspense and one that I would highly recommend.

5 well deserving stars
Then Zander’s gaze turns back to me, and I don’t feel so warm and fuzzy toward him anymore. Instead, I feel as though I’m facing a judge and ready to hear the verdict on just how many years I’m about to be thrown in jail.
“You stole my car,” he growls.
“Yes.” No point denying it.
“You kidnapped my twelve-year-old brother.”
“Technically, yes. However, I wasn’t aware he was in the car at the time,” I pathetically try to defend my actions.
“You came back, though, even after I told you I was calling the police.” His stance is stern, but I see the same expression of curiosity that I saw earlier in Van. 
“Yes.” I glance around again, waiting to see the flashing lights of a police car approaching in the distance. Instead, I see a lone officer in uniform approaching us. 
I don’t recognize him as one of Brian’s friends, but that doesn’t mean he won’t hand me over to him.
I barely even got to enjoy my freedom away from Brian. Well, it technically wasn’t freedom since I was chased the entire time.
Why can’t I just catch a break?
I can’t stop myself from stepping away from the young officer, my body back to being tense and shaky. I hate that this feels normal to me now. It never used to be. Now it feels strange to feel relaxed.
“What’s wrong?” Van asks me, his concern sweet.
“Excuse me, but did I just hear you accuse this woman of stealing your car?” the officer asks, swinging his hand to rest on his side arm in what looks like a reflex.
Silence falls over us. Van looks as panicked as I feel. I can’t read Zander’s face, but he hasn’t confirmed the man’s words. That gives me a small amount of hope. Maybe he is the most forgiving man in the world.

Jessica lives in Adelaide, South Australia. When she is not writing, you can find her reading, napping or watching excessive amounts of TV. Connect with her on Facebook and Goodreads.


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