Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Under Pressure
SERIES: No Pressure, No Diamonds #1)
AUTHOR: Kara Greenan
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 320 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 13th, 2017
In the dangerous world of high profile theft, love is often a fantasy the wealthy and naive are sold. Grifter Sebastian Walker sells love like nobody else, leaving a trail of vacated bank accounts, empty champagne bottles and broken hearts in his wake. The one heart he never meant to break was London’s.
Considered by many to be the greatest thief of his age, London favours a minimalist life, devoid even of a surname. He lives for the next job, liberating art from museum walls and prized treasures from collector’s vaults. When he and Sebastian collide in Venice on a con to steal a priceless copy of Michelangelo’s David, the unthinkable happens: they begin to fall in love.
A long, lonely year later, Sebastian emerges as a new member of London’s team of world-class thieves. London knows he can’t trust him. Sebastian lies, better than anyone else, for a living. Sebastian wonders how he could ever entrust something as precious as his heart to a born thief. But as they team up for another perilous heist, they discover the true value might not be in the diamonds they’re stealing, but in each other.
There is something so unbelievably seductive and appealing about a criminal that make crime sexy and that is exactly what this story is in a nutshell…SEXY. I really enjoyed this from the beginning. Sebastian and London are appealing all on their own but the side characters are also integral in the story. They also added to the intrigue….Amelia and Hale had me wanting to read an M/F romance and I haven’t read one of those in years. I really enjoyed this authors writing style…she gave enough information and detail that you knew she knew what she was talking about and I appreciated that. This was a really great start to a very intriguing series.
Sebastian and London have history. They spent a short but unbelievably passionate time together that left London reeling. When Sebastian disappeared London vowed to hate him forever. Now Sebastian is back and forever is a lot shorter than her thought.
Like before London and Sebastian together are combustible. They cannot deny their attraction nor do they want to. But London doesn’t trust Sebastian, who is a known conartist.
Their current heist is dangerous, intoxicating but leaves the team exposed.
The side characters are huge in this story. London relies heavily on his team and they rely heavily on him. Bringing Sebastian in to assist is supposed to make things easier on everyone. I don’t want to say too much about the heist(s) because they are incredibly suspenseful. This story goes from past to present and I really liked seeing London and Sebastian then and now.
This was a very well told suspenseful, sexy story and when I say sexy…my GOD…these two get off on danger and the risk of detection and it’s incredibly HOT.
I really enjoyed this. Definitely recommend.