Blog Tour + Giveaway: To Trust a Thief by Michelle McLean

To Trust a Thief (E-book)
by Michelle McLean
Copyright 2013
Entangled Publishing
ISBN: 9781622668663
What's the Story?
Minuette Sinclair's parents are in trouble and her fake fiancé is too. A legendary lost necklace might be their salvation, and Min is determined to find it and use it to buy her family and fiancé out of their misfortunes. Master thief Bryant Westley is also looking for the fabled necklace. He knows Min's got information he can use so he poses as her dance instructor and tries to seduce it from her. What he doesn't count on are his feelings for her. He offers to partner up in the search - even though she is a distraction he can't afford. Things become more complicated when Min realizes that her convenient engagement means more to her fake fiancé than her and that she's fallen in love with Bryant. Bryant realizes that he can't double cross the young lady he's come to love. Can they find the necklace together and admit their love before it's too late?

My Thoughts:
It's not often that I read a general market romance but every so often one catches my eye and I grab it. To Trust a Thief by Michelle McLean is one of those books that can be enjoyed by almost anyone who likes a bit of mystery mixed in with their light-hearted love stories. If all of McLean's books are this interesting I will definitely be a fan for life.

Minuette "Min" Sinclair is stuck. In order to help her family escape complete ruin she must find a family heirloom rumored to be worth thousands of pounds. Finding the ornate necklace is a needle in a haystack but that isn't Min's biggest problem. Bryant Westley, a rogue and a thief, also is searching for the hidden treasure and knows that Min is the "enemy". Working together to see what each is up to seems to be the only plan that works for  both Min and Bryant. Little do they know that while hunting for treasure they will find true love.

While a few part of the story frustrated me including some descriptors that didn't belong in the 19th century I really enjoyed this book. I must say that I was also a little upset when one of the main characters who I really liked was killed off. If the author was going for surprise she definitely pulled that off! I can't remember the last time a general market romance had me so emotional over a character! Min is your traditional spunky heroine and Bryant is ever the rascally hero but the story was interesting, intriguing and definitely worth keeping and re-reading on a lazy day.

~ My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ~

Content Note:  Although this looks like a "bodice ripper" it's not. No sex. Some mild language and violence.


About Michelle:
 Michelle McLean is the author of historical and paranormal novels, including TO TRUST A THIEF (Entangled Scandalous Jan 2013), a historical trilogy, BLOOD BLADE SISTERS (Entangled Scandalous 2013), and a zombie fairy tale retelling WISH UPON A STAR (Entangled Ever After Oct 2013). She is also the author of the educational non-fiction book HOMEWORK HELPERS: ESSAYS AND TERM PAPERS.

Michelle has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and tends to be a bit of an overly organized mess with an insatiable love of books and more weird quirks than you can shake a stick at. She is also a contributor on The Naked Hero, and the Operation Awesome, Scene 13, and Scandalous book blogs as well as maintaining her personal blog.

If she's not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. Michelle resides in PA with her husband and two young children, an insanely hyper dog, and two very spoiled cats.

Michelle’s Links:
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Buy Links: 

Barnes & Noble: 1045656940?ean=2940016034812 Books on Board: BODY=viewbook&BOOK=1457235&TITLE=To+Trust+a+Thief&AUTHOR=Michelle +McLean

Apple iBookstore:

Praise for TO TRUST A THIEF: 
“This book has everything--chills, mystery, romance, and heartbreak. I loved every single page.” –Cole Gibsen, author of KATANA

“Michelle McLean's debut historical romance is a wonderful read. Filled with romance, mystery, intrigue and characters I could really care about, this is a fun read.” – Christine Fonseca, author of the Lacrimosa trilogy


To enter to win an e-book copy of To Trust a Thief just leave a comment on this review with your email address disguised something like this (steelergirl83(at)gmail(dot)com. Book will be sent to winner from publisher. I am not responsible for lost or misdirected prizes. US residents only. Ages 18 years + . Contest closes for entry@ 11:59pm EST, February 28, 2013. Winner will be selected using and notified via email on or around March 1, 2013. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize from date notification email is sent or another winner will be drawn.


Happy Reading!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.* 


  1. I don't normally pick these up, but I love the fact that it isn't a bodice ripper.

    1. Yep! There's some kissing but no unnecessary "descriptions" if you get my drift. ;-) Hope you enjoy!


  2. Wow! This cover is very misleading. :) You'd think a sweet romantic read would want a bit "tamer" of a concept. That being said, this sounds like a fun novel.

    Thanks for making your readers aware, Renee! :)

    1. I guess you really can't judge a book by it's cover, right? :-) It was good and I'm really looking forward to more books like this!


    2. Too true, Renee! And to think I do that often - sometimes I read a book based on its cover alone! ;)

    3. LOL I'm guilty of doing that too. :-P

  3. Thank you for being part of my blog tour and for the review, Renee! :)

    1. I was honored to be a part of it! Thanks for stopping by. :-)

      Renee C.

  4. Just based on the cover, I wouldn't have read this book. Now, thanks to your review it is on my radar. Please enter me. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  5. I'm so glad you reviewed this book because I would have skipped it based on the cover.

    I love Christian fiction, but I do read mainstream also.

    Thanks for sharing!



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