Starting a new life is never easy and for a former art thief and it's even harder for Eve but she makes it look easy, until some crap from her past gets in her way. She is hit for a loop though when the locksmith that comes to her house isn't the guy she called but his brother, Hudson. When he overhears her plan with her partner to finish this last job, he wants in and the rest is history.
I found it so fascinating how protective Hudson was of Eve from the beginning. He was caught in her web and enjoyed being there. Their back and forth was kind of like a dance and when they both finally gave in, it was a beautiful and explosive thing. I loved reading this book and it made me smile. The author did a great job keeping me hooked till the last page and rooting for both characters.
Retired art thief Eve Caplin has come all the way from Paris to start over in a small California town. When she locks herself out of her new house she gets much more than she bargained for in Hudson Cleary, part-time locksmith and world famous artist. Eve tries to resist Hudson’s seductive pull, but can’t refuse his help when a man from her past blackmails her into stealing a ten million dollar painting from under the owner’s nose. Hudson not only has the key to stealing the painting, Eve fears he may hold the key to her damaged heart as well.
Hudson hasn’t picked up a paintbrush in two years. When he unlocks Eve Caplin’s door, the mysterious beauty arouses much more than just his creative impulses. He needs Eve in his studio and wants her in his bed. When he discovers that danger follows the woman he’s quickly falling for, he must decide how far over the line he’s willing to go to protect her. Will he lose his heart, his muse, and his freedom all in one unforgettable night?