Monday, August 20, 2018

Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell


To catch a thief… or fall for one?

All Nick Norton wants is to stay on the straight and narrow… and never get caught stealing again. Then he lays eyes on her: Stella Peretti—100 percent sexy and absolutely irresistible. Especially when he sees her smooth moves lifting a two-karat diamond. Nick realizes he’s found the sparkling woman of his dreams—one so perfect for him it’s almost criminal.

The Shimmy Shimmy Bangs are master jewel thieves who are planning the heist of the century. And Shimmy leader, Stella, isn’t about to let anyone—even if he is a hunky, tatted-up studmuffin—get in her way. But when two of her girls are put out of commission, Stella realizes that Nick isn’t just a red-hot distraction. He might be the answer to her pilfering prayers.

Now, Nick and Stella are putting everything on the line for one last job. But when two thieves have this much chemistry, it’s only a matter of time before somebody’s heart gets stolen.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the first book I have read of Nicola Rendell's, but it certainly will not be the last! This is a really fun, rather moving, and wonderfully romantic book.

If you like a strong female lead, with kick a$$ girlfriends (who have a huge secret that gets revealed under the influence of prescribed drugs), and a fabulous sense of humour as well as Robin Hood ethics – then Stella is going to be your kind of lady. She certainly catches Nick Norton's eye as he watches from outside a jeweller's as she swaps out a precious ring for a fake.

Nick is far from perfect (well he seems pretty perfect in many ways), having just got out of jail for fencing goods himself. But the first time he and Stella get together, none of this is known to her – just the heat and desire which causes them to get against their better judgement. It is, however, the start of something fabulous – and the banter, and the honesty... once it comes out, is really engaging and funny.

The heist takes its lead from Pink Panther, and I have to say that even without the prompt, that was exactly what was on my mind – although Nick was far more handsome than David Niven in my head! All the characters were perfectly described and the touches like the yoghurt, The Texan, etc., just made the whole experience so entertaining.

There are a few moments of concern, but Rendell leads us carefully to the very perfect ending.



Bestselling author Nicola Rendell loves writing naughty romantic comedies. After receiving a handful of degrees from a handful of places, she now works as a professor in New England. Nicola’s work has been featured in the Huffington Post and the USA Today blog Happy Ever After. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. Her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady, but she’s totally okay with that.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell to read and review.

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