Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Review: Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell

"Is she stealing a massive diamond ... or this hunky thief's heart? " 

by Nicola Rendell
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Format: Paperback
Release Date: August 21st, 2018
Purchase: [Amazon] [Chapters/Indigo]
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.

The first thing that caught my eye when it came to Nicola Rendell's latest romance - the title! I mean, WHAT A TITLE! When I was recommended the title by Ambur of Thomas Allen & Son, I couldn't possibly imagine what Shimmy Bang Sparkle could be about. Would it be a Hollywood love story, or possibly a star-crossed romance in the music industry? When I read the synopsis and discovered it's premise, I was blown away. Who would have thought it would be about heists and jewelry thieves?!

"I flipped on the lights, and there it was. 
Her number, written in light-pink lipstick across the mirror."

Shimmy Bang Sparkle screams Oceans with a sexy twist. The steamy romance immediately introduces Nick, an irresistible gent with a passion for pilfering gorgeous diamonds. Enter Stella, the leader and one third of the Shimmy Shimmy Bangs, a trio of master jewel thieves. When both of their worlds collide, it's immediately electric, and their chemistry with one another is undeniable. However, when Stella's partners are put out of commission, Stella finds herself relying on Nick to finish off one last job.

Nick and Stella were INCREDIBLE! Nicola weaved a sexy and steamy story that immediately caught my attention. Nick was a dream with a snarky attitude and hilarious wit. Stella was phenomenal, fierce, and absolutely everything I wanted in a female lead. Shimmy Bang Sparkle, as a whole, moved beautifully, from chapter to chapter. I was captivated and would not settle for finishing it in multiple sittings - I had no choice, it was an all-nighter. As I reached the end, I couldn't help wishing there was more. A series, maybe even a spin-off of just ONE MORE JOB! Nick and Stella's chemistry with each other was unbelievable, and I wouldn't mind seeing just a bit more of them in the future.

Overall, Shimmy Bang Sparkle is a read best fit for lovers of steamy romances and jewelry thieves. Add this one to your e-reader and bookshelves asap, it's well worth the read!

5 / 5 Cupcakes

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