Review: The Gem Thief
Gracie Miller is a small-town girl who has landed her dream job in New York City. As jewelry designer for one of the most prestigious jewelers in the world, she completed a particularly stunning piece, a custom setting for a large pink diamond. But when her billionaire client Mrs. Katsaros comes to repair a minor issue with the setting, Gracie is horrified to realize it is not the ring she created. Someone has forged her design, and the priceless diamond is gone.
Mrs. Katsaros has no desire to bring media attention to the jewelry heist, so she recruits her nephew, Quinn, and his FBI agent friend, Steve, to do some sleuthing off the record. When they discover that the missing ring is just one of many forgeries in the widow's collection, they look to Gracie for help. They need her to act the part of Quinn's fiancée. From the lights of New York to the shimmering islands of the Mediterranean, Gracie is swept into a thrilling hunt. But amid the search for the elusive thief, she and Quinn find themselves increasingly distracted by their growing feelings for each other. What neither realizes is how close the danger lies and how serious the vendetta is—because, apparently, it is worth killing for.
What a sweet, fun and adventurous book with a mystery element to add more intrigue to an already promising plot! As rare as it is for me to genuinely like all of the main characters in a novel, this one definitely got high marks from me for its all-star cast. Gracie was intelligent and vibrant, Quinn was an absolute dream, Dorcas/Mrs. Katsaros was the sweet and stylish aunt that everyone wishes they had, and Steve was the humorous muscle. The romance was sweet and just enough to make it believable. The descriptions of the cities made me yearn and long to travel to Greece again and the detailed descriptions of the jewelry made me wish I was more of a jewelry fanatic!
This will without a doubt end up in my list of favorite books of the year.
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.