"a very entertaining Victorian romance"

Charlotte Kent knows about poverty and life on the streets. This is why she starts a refuge house for those wishing to change their lot in life. While she is attending a gala, she interrupts a robbery attempt by the mysterious "Shadow." Bullets fly and "The Shadow" is hit. Charlotte takes it upon herself to help the wounded thief make his escape.

Earl Harrison Payne alias The Shadow never thought his rescuer could cause so much trouble. First, Charlotte saves him. Then, she tries to blackmail him to steal for her. He has a difficult time believing her threats of extortion and is determined to find out why she needs so much money.

Circumstances bring the two closer together where they find solace in each other's arms. However, Charlotte, who has grown up to be a strong and determined woman must not let her abusive biological father worm his way into her life again, making her feel worthless. Harrison must figure out who wants to reveal his past and destroy him before it is too late. Together, they may have a chance to rescue each other and protect those that they hold dear.

Ms. Monk has penned a very entertaining Victorian romance with characters that will simply steal your heart.

Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted April 15, 2007



She should have been terrified, but Charlotte surprised even herself when she found herself helping a masked jewel thief. Now, after impulsively escaping in a waiting carriage, she finds herself alone with a dangerously seductive stranger whose identity remains a mystery that could steal not only her heart—but her life.


The robbery was a disaster but the danger was real, and the last thing Harrison Payne, earl of Bryden, planned was to be saved by a willowy, unconventional beauty. Already captivated by her courage and sensuality, Harrison is equally intrigued by her clumsy attempt to blackmail him. But Charlotte is hiding a past—and a secret—as dangerous as his own. And as an enemy seeks to destroy them both, they will abandon themselves to the passionate destiny that has drawn them together...and a chance at a love worth risking everything.

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My Favorite Thief
by Karyn Monk

December 1, 2003
ISBN #0553584413
EAN #9780553584417
368 pages
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