GIFTED THIEF is the first book in a new series by Helen Harper called Highland Magic.
Integrity Taylor is Sidhe, but she has denied her heritage because of the horrible treatment she received as a child. She ran away from the Clan that was instructed to care for her to become a part of the Clan-less - a group of people that did not want to be ruled by any of the Sidhe Clans.
Integrity is a very skilled thief and she needs a big pay out to leave that life behind. She wants to help her group of wayward friends one last time before moving away and starting over. However, the plan doesn't really go as they want and Integrity ends up in more trouble, but this time with the Sidhe.
Byron was a young Sidhe man from Integrity's past that participated in her ill treatment. Now, he's the key to solving all of her problems. But with the Sidhe nothing is ever as it seems.
How can Integrity trust that the Sidhe will actually help her after the way she was treated before? Plus, there's the huge mystery behind her father, and her mother's death.
Helen Harper's writing is clear, witty, and very fun to read. This is a great addition to the Urban Fantasy genre and anyone who is a fan should read this!
Orphan. Runaway. Thief.
Since the moment I was ripped from my mother's womb, I've been an outcast amongst my own kind. The Sidhe might possess magical Gifts, unbelievable wealth and unfathomable power but I don't want a thing to do with them. I ran away from their lands in the Highlands of Scotland when I was eleven years old and I've never looked back. I don't need a Clan. I've got my own family of highly skilled thieves who mean more to me than any Sidhe ever could.
Unfortunately for me, the playboy heir to the Moncrieffe Clan has something I desperately need. To get it back, I'm going to have to plunge myself back into that world, no matter what the consequences may be. I suppose it's just as well I have sense of humour. I think I'm going to need it.
By bestselling author Helen Harper, Gifted Thief is the first book in the Highland Magic series.