Sunday, 1 February 2015

Blog Tour: Molly Miranda Thief for Hire by Jillian Hamilton (New Adult, 9/10E)

6th February 2015, Tomfoolery Press, 162 pages, Ebook, Review copy

Content: occasional mild violence, theft, some romance, lots of laughs

Book summary
Professional, experienced contract burglar.

It’s not exactly something you can put on a business card.

Molly Miranda has made a successful living from “acquiring” valuables and delivering them to clients who pay buckets of cash for her unique services.

So what if she has to lie about her lavish lifestyle in Manhattan and her frequent trips out of the country? Molly has everything under control.

Things go astray when she knocks boots with her charming roommate right before taking off to Scotland with an untrustworthy wildcard on a job assignment that doesn’t go quite as planned.
It doesn’t help that this new partner-in-crime is super annoying. And attractive…

Join Molly on her hilarious adventures as she dodges bullets, trespasses, wears disguises, and steals her way into trouble.

Nayu's thoughts
This is the book for you if you like adventure, prefer heroines to heroes, and like to laugh. Molly's attitude to life is more than a little entertaining. I was smiling on all the pages, even and probably especially when she ran into trouble, which she fell into a lot. There's just something which makes her likable, even though in real life my view on thief's is different to the fictional ones. I kept thinking how her skills could be put to better use in a more legal fashion, but then Molly wouldn't be Molly. I felt like I knew Molly from the start, that she was a character I was returning to rather than a whole new one which added to the friendly feel of the story. I'm pretty sure it's Molly who finds driving on the other side of the road in a different country an experience laced with danger, but it's possible I'm remembering something from a different book also with a thief...

It's clear that at first she prefers being on her own than being partnered with someone she doesn't like, but aside from the romance which I have tendency to ignore Molly did learn there were some positives to having a partner in crime. There were certainly many benefits for Molly being friends with Ruby, who like Molly is quite a character, probably my second favourite with the way she knows Molly so well and how they tease each other as only good friends can. Molly knows Ruby will be there for her no matter what. 

Molly's adventure didn't quite get full marks - there's nothing specific, it didn't quite have the absolutely brilliant aspect the top mark warrants, but is definitely a book I'll reread and look forward to seeing book 2 in due course. Molly is a thief you'll love to know about! 

Find out more on Jillian's website.
An author to add to your shelves!

Suggested read
For adventures of a magical kind check out Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z Martin (Urban Fantasy, 9/10E)

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