Title: The Thief (Marine Bodyguards #2)
Author Name: Patricia Logan
Publication Date & Length: February 28, 2015 – 73,000 Words
Former Marine and bona fide hero, Ranger Corrigan, is one paycheck away from joining his brethren among the ranks of Los Angeles’s homeless Veterans. When he is offered a great paying job in a palatial mansion, Ranger jumps at the chance for a roof over his head and a hot meal in his belly.
Handsome and cultured Landry Metzel lives too well to be the insurance appraiser he claims to be, and Ranger can’t help but want to know why he’s been hired to protect an innocuous man with no enemies. Metzel certainly won’t be sorry to see him go.
As famous masterpieces suddenly begin disappearing from private collections, Ranger begins putting two and two together. When an LAPD detective starts asking questions about murders tied to the thefts, Ranger suddenly wants to learn more about the man he’s hopelessly attracted to.
A wisecracking former Marine, a man with a desperate secret to hide, and a murderous villain come together in a tale of murder, danger, intrigue, and the crime of the century.
I absolutely love this book! Part Indiana Jones, part Tomb Raider, part Monument Men, this is a story of intrique and vigilante justice. Add in sweet romance and sizzling sex scenes, and Patricia Logan has written aperfect story.
This is the story of Ranger. A former marine, awarded the silver star for gallantry, he is out of work and nearly homeless when Logan introduces him.
Landry is the incredibly wealthy man who hires Ranger to be his bodyguard. Landry comes across as a male Lara Croft – with a few more secrets.
The two men are from very different worlds. For very different reasons, neither man trusts easily and it takes some time and bullets before the men start to work together as true partners.
With a hot LAPD detective after them and a cranky butler looking out for them, the story hurtles from one adventure to another.
I hadn’t realised this was a sequel to The Superstar until the characters from the first book were introduced. This is a darker, more sombre story. Logan has spent considerable time and effort researching the world of antiquities and the fate of antiquities in Nazi occupied Europe. Her research pays off and allows The Thief to be a much more complex, multi-layered book than The Superstar was.
The Thief will appeal to a different audience than The Superstar and is very much a stand-alone novel.
I love this and can’t recommend it enough!
This was my first book by this author and it definitely won’t be my last. The writing was very descriptive and the dialogue was great.
This story was about Ranger a bodyguard/military man. Loved him, he was down on his luck and struggling to make it day to day but gave his last dollar to a homeless woman, right then I knew this character could do no wrong. Finally a friend found him a job and I loved how he came into that job taking control. He fell for a art thief, Landry who he was supposed to protect. I thought Landry was a spoiled rich guy, but the sparks flew between the two, and their romance was entertaining.
I found myself laughing out loud at the bedroom scene! Belzer, the servant was very entertaining and added to the story.
This was an excellent suspense story that kept me interested through out. I really enjoyed reading it and highly recommend it.
“I know it’s silly… please don’t laugh at me but, I just imagine you came in and swept me off my feet, picked me right up and set me on the back of your white horse and made me… well… you made me feel complete Ranger.” Landry chuckled. “Ranger… you complete me… I love you.” Ranger lay there quietly listening, probably stunned by Landry’s revelation. “You don’t have to say anything back to me, baby, but I just wanted you to know… I love you.”
Landry quieted, listening to Ranger’s breathing as something suddenly dawned on him. He frowned.
“Ranger?” he whispered. “Baby?” Landry let go of the gorgeous hair he loved so dearly and reached around, pushing gently at Ranger’s shoulders. Ranger breathed deeply, his chest rising and falling. “Ranger…” Landry said a little louder. He frowned and pushed at Ranger as he felt his flaccid cock slide out of his ass. “Ranger!” Landry squirmed out from under him as he finally pushed hard on Ranger’s pecs.
Ranger groaned and rolled to his back and Landry rolled with him, propping himself up on one elbow as he looked down into Ranger’s relaxed face. His long black eyelashes lay against his cheeks. When his mouth fell open, he let out a loud snore. “Khhaaaaa!”
“Are you fucking kidding me?” Landry asked. “Are you ASLEEP?”
Patricia Logan resides in Los Angeles, California along with her husband, four children, her grandchild and ever increasing number of cats. When not being stage mom, baking cookies, or scooping kitty litter, she writes steamy, award winning, gay erotic romance and tries to lead her readers on a journey of discovery with more than a little angst.