Jane is ready for a fantastic summer. In fact, she’s pretty sure the universe owes her one.
This past winter, Jane was held at knifepoint during an armed robbery and the specter of that night still haunts her. A summer romance with one of the town bad boys — sexy Handel Davies, who takes her breath away and makes her feel like a bolder version of herself — seems like the universe’s way of paying her back.
But bad boys always have secrets, and Handel’s secret just might shatter Jane completely.
I’m not the kind of person who usually reads romance. I bought this book a while ago, mostly because of it’s cover (which is beautiful) and because the synopsis was pretty interesting. That being said, I really did enjoy reading the book.
Donna Freitas has a beautiful writing style. All of her characters seemed so alive and real. It was very easy to relate to Jane and see the world through her eyes.
One thing I absolutely loved was how well the setting was described. I could imagine the little town where Jane lives, down by the ocean. I could see the women watching from the porches of their homes and imaging them gossiping in the background as the book went on. I could see the men coming in on their fishing boats at the end of the day and hauling in their loads.
Another thing I loves was Jane’s girls; Bridget, Tammy and Michaela. They were each their own person, clearly distinguishable from each other. It was almost as if I could hear what they were thinking before I read it.
Overall, I really liked the book. The ending was a bit predictable, but this book really was more about the journey there, which was extremely entertaining (and sexy).
I’m going to give The Tenderness of Thieves four out of five hearts.
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