REVIEWED by Jen B.
TITLE: The Acrobat
SERIES: Blood Ties #1
AUTHOR: Agnes Moone
PUBLISHER: Self published
LENGTH: 190 Pages
RELEASE DATE: February 19, 2017
The Acrobat is a professional thief with dozens of burglaries to his credit, but when he finds himself trapped in the enormous abode of a mysterious man, as seductive as he is lethal, he realizes that the police might not be the worst of evils.Vincent de Saint-Bonnet is incredibly rich, with many hidden secrets, and little will to live. A foul-mouthed little thief with magnificent blue eyes is just what he needs to bring some light back to his gray, long-drawn-out existence.
A thief looking for a valuable dagger, an antique dealer with hundreds of years under his belt, for whom the weapon represents an object of . . . inestimable value. Each man has a precise goal and nothing will stop him from reaching it. Not even the incredible attraction that grips them, pulling them into a duel, one fought with lies and seduction.
This was a really cute enjoyable vampire story. Liam has been on the streets from a young age. He has taken a young man, Mal, under his wings and supports them both by thieving, pick pocketing, etc. Unfortunately, circumstances led them to be under the control Curt, a sort of pimp, though Liam manages to keep sex out of the equation thus far. In exchange for a place to live, Liam must bring in enough cash for the both of them. Mal has been sick as well, requiring more from Liam to cover the costs.
Liam agrees to take on one final job for Curt before he and Mal leave on their own. Unfortunately, he bites off a bit more than he can chew when he manages to break into the home of Vincent de Saint-Bonnet, a man with a very dark reputation.
I was pulled into this story right away. Liam, aka the Acrobat, is easy to like with his sassy mouth and quick wit. Likewise, Vincent is interesting and charming and a bit taken with his little thief. Unfortunately, there are a few things getting in the way, even though Vince believes Liam might be his coer du sang, or soul mate. Liam was after a special dagger, which happened to be one of the only weapons that can kill Vincent. All Liam knows is that he must retrieve it in order to save Mal and for them to be able to leave Curt. So, there is a bit of miscommunication along the way as well.
But, in the meantime, we have some great chemistry and banter as they each get to know one another and get to the bottom of things at the same time. It takes a while for the trust to happen, but it shines through in the end. I really enjoyed this story and read it in one sitting. I never would have guessed this was translated from another language and thought the translation was very well done. This is a new-to-me author, but I am definitely looking forward to reading more, especially book 2 of this new series.