Thief of Hearts: Tempted in Thailand

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Thief of Hearts: Tempted in Thailand

Thief of Hearts Tempted in Thailand Reader s Note This edition has been discontinued and republished under a new title Rarer Than Rubies What do Thai mobsters a map and an ancient Ruby Buddha have in common They re all major headaches

  • Title: Thief of Hearts: Tempted in Thailand
  • Author: E.M. Lynley
  • ISBN: 9781607773818
  • Page: 430
  • Format: ebook
  • Reader s Note This edition has been discontinued and republished under a new title Rarer Than Rubies What do Thai mobsters, a map, and an ancient Ruby Buddha have in common They re all major headaches for Trent Copeland Trent knows men like the handsome, hunky ones in the gay romances he writes don t really exist, but that doesn t stop him from wishing When he travelsReader s Note This edition has been discontinued and republished under a new title Rarer Than Rubies.What do Thai mobsters, a map, and an ancient Ruby Buddha have in common They re all major headaches for Trent Copeland Trent knows men like the handsome, hunky ones in the gay romances he writes don t really exist, but that doesn t stop him from wishing When he travels to Thailand in search of inspiration for his next novel, he gets far than he bargained for in the form of seemingly perfect Reed Acton.Reed s mission is simple get the treasure map by tomorrow or risk seriously pissing off the local thugs Only problem is, it s wound up in the backpack of a hapless romance writer by mistake A sexy, oh so irresistible romance writer.One misadventure after another, and soon ruthless Thai mobsters are on their trail Is Reed watching out for Trent, or are his motives darker than they seem They ll have to work together if they want to stay alive.From the neon lit streets of Bangkok s seedier side, to ancient caves deep in Thailand s sacred Northeast, Trent and Reed discover the most priceless treasure of all each other.

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    1. agirlwithoutwings on said:

      I liked the whole idea of the book, it presented a nice setting for the characters to meet up and I enjoyed the way the two kind of opposite characters attract each other. What didn't work for me was firstly the plot which in many scenes are what I should call so movie-like. I expected adventure but not to this extent! It could be more reasonable it they were not this much involved with the mobs and thugs, and exotic temples and caves. And secondly, the writing became so descriptive in some part [...]

    2. Kelly H. (Maybedog) on said:

      I really enjoyed this story. Lynley really made Bangkok come alive for me and I really want to visit. Her descriptions were beautiful and real without being overwrought. The mystery wasn't really a mystery but more of a thriller but it worked for me. The main problem I found was that sometimes the narrative when on too long. For example, in the section before leaving for Thailand, the last scene should have been merged with the previous scene and half of it left off. Most of it wasn't necessary. [...]

    3. ttg on said:

      A very enjoyable m/m adventure romance about a romance writer who, while traveling in Thailand, gets mixed up in an undercover smuggling case (and even more mixed up with the U.S. agent working on it.)I read some so-so reviews about this book, but I thought it was actually a lot of fun (and a great read to bring along on vacation.) It was a little slow at first, especially with the longish flashback close to the beginning, but things pick up once Trent (our romance writer in a rut) is traveling [...]

    4. Don Bradshaw on said:

      Reviewed on Hearts On Fire heartsonfirereviews/ Suspend all belief and strap yourself in for a fun romp through Thailand in this quirky romance story. Trent Copeland has been living life much too far on the safe side since his boyfriend died. His work is even suffering as he's a gay romance writer. His best friend, Beth takes on the task of planning a vacation for Trent that will put some adventure and spice back into his life. The next thing Trent knows, he's getting off of a plane in Bangkok. [...]

    5. Cole Riann on said:

      Trent Copeland is in many ways the stereotypical gay man whose life has ground to a halt. Two years after the death of his lover, Trent has become a homebody, reveling in the safety of living a monotonous life. He eats the same meals at the same restaurants, he watches the same classic movies on TCM week after week, and he has begun to recycle the same characters over and over in each new romance novel he writes — all to avoid the anxiety of trying anything new. Once a highly successful M/M ro [...]

    6. A.J. Llewellyn on said:

      This is a lot of fun - a gay "Romancing the Stone" that is just as implausible yet just as entertaining as the movie.The story is mostly set in Bangkok and I was a little concerned at first about ANYBODY in first class not having enough leg room (!!!) but I felt the story picked up the pace once the action hit Bangkok.Some of the secondary characters really come to life, especially the workers at the Pink Elephant. "Hot naked men!" was a great line that made me laugh out loud.Many of the scenes [...]

    7. Jenre on said:

      This book is an exciting mix between Romancing the Stone and Indiana Jones, and follows gay romance writer, Trent, as he's forced out of the comfortable rut he's in when his well meaning (and let's face it, a bit irritating) friends book him a holiday in Thailand. Once in Bangkok, a mix up at the airport means that Trent accidentally gets himself embroiled in the shady goings of the very handsome and charismatic Reed Acton. There's an obvious attraction between the two men, but Trent isn't entir [...]

    8. Lisabet Sarai on said:

      Trent Copeland, aka gay romance author J.T. Dallas, has been in a serious rut since his lover Marc died in an accident. He spends his time watching the same movies over and over. He goes to the same restaurants and orders the same dishes. According to his agent Cassandra, his writing's also stuck, so badly that his publisher rejected his last novel. And his sex life is even less inspiring than his books.Trying to shake him out of his lethargy, Trent's best friends send him on a vacation to Thail [...]

    9. Serena Yates on said:

      This book is an interesting mix between a good old-fashioned action adventure, an exciting hunt for hidden treasure in an exotic location and a modern-day romance. Not only that, it is also a study of what happens when a somewhat insecure, withdrawn writer collides (quite literally) with an action-driven, somewhat macho agent. Trying to figure out the mystery and the true motives of the mysterious Reed had me glued to my seat and just as fascinated as Trent.Trent is a guy who definitely grew on [...]

    10. Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews on said:

      Gennie's review posted on Guilty PleasuresI really enjoyed E.M. Lynley’s Rarer Than Rubies! In fact, I am a little embarrassed to admit that I liked it so much that as I saw myself nearing the end, I kept finding other things that needed to be done because I wanted to stay in the world Ms. Lynley created a little longer. (confession: this seems to be a pattern for me and books I like!)The first main character we meet is Trent Copeland. He is a M/M romance author (penname T.J. Dallas) originall [...]

    11. Sylvie on said:

      4.25 starsI didn't know what to expect going into the book, certainly not the detailed and vibrant descriptions of Bangkok, Thailand. I'll admit, I tend to stay away from books that feature Asian cities/countries since I've grown up in Asia and have traveled to quite a few cities/countries in SE Asia. That said, Lynley definitely did her research, and although one or two of the jokes were cringe-worthy (Kung Pao and Kao Lung, hmm), all in all, it's a nicely researched book for the topic.Cultural [...]

    12. Chris on said:

      Good m/m romantic suspense about an m/m author who's stuck in a rut, so his friends send him on vacation to Thailand, where he becomes inadvertently tangled in a life-or-death adventure with a handsome mystery man.

    13. Mandy*reads obsessively* on said:

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    14. Chris, the Dalek King on said:

      I hate this book with the fire of a thousand suns and one spicy burrito.

    15. Elisa Rolle on said:

      2011 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)

    16. Vicki on said:

      A very entertaining and action filled story. The MC's were great and well flushed out but we didn't get too much info about the secondaries. The pacing was good but the author had a habit of giving a character information and then 2 or 3 pages later the character just happens to "figure" it out even though he had been told. (view spoiler)[ie. at one point Reed meets up with Supachai who tells Reed that he located him using the GPS hidden on his motorcycle. Then 2 pages later, Reed thinks to hims [...]

    17. Beatrice on said:

      Vague spoilers ahead, so please read this review at your own risk!I had my eyes set on this book even before I found out that I was to review this. I was born in Southeast Asia (not Thailand, though) and I am always on the lookout for books that are set in the area. Living in the United States now, I find myself missing the unique culture that only countries in Southeast Asia provide. E.M. Lynley's Rarer than Rubies made me remember the richness of living in that area of the world. The aspect of [...]

    18. Christi Snow on said:

      My Review:Adventureat is the mainstay of this book. Trent is a romance writer that has gotten into a rut in his life after the death of his partner 2 years ago, so his best friends set him up for a surprise vacation to Thailand in search of adventure. Adventure and excitement is definitely what he finds well as passion, danger, suspense, and even some great life lessons. As a reader, it makes for a great book.Reed is an American living in Thailand. A very important map accidentally ended up in T [...]

    19. Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru on said:

      Synopsis:When Trent Copeland runs into Reed Acton at a Bangkok airport, he thinks the handsome American is too good to be true. Why would someone like Reed be interested in a quiet, introverted gay-romance writer? After all, even an obvious tourist like Trent can see that there is more to Reed’s constant unexplained appearances in his path than meets the eye.Reed Acton has one mission and one mission only—he needs to get the map that was accidentally slipped into Trent's bag and keep the mob [...]

    20. Ryan on said:

      Trent has been living a pretty dull life over the last two years. His previous partner, who happened to be addicted to excitement and adrenaline, was killed feeding that addiction. His death caused Trent to do the exact opposite, retreat in to himself and not allow and sort of excitement or adventure into his life. When he is forced to take a vacation by some friends, not even being given a choice in the location, Trent is finally taking that first step out of his comfort zone.Once he is in Bang [...]

    21. Ezinwanyi on said:

      This one wasn’t that good. The writing didn’t pull me in and the characters didn’t engage me either. Actually it was boring.Trent Copeland was an erotic romance writer who just got his latest rounds of books rejected by his publisher for being too much like his last work. His publisher and friends talk him into taking a vacation to Thailand, where he can relax and rejuvenate his mind, so he can have a clean palate to begin writing again.While at the Bangkok airport, some guy chats him up, [...]

    22. Gennie Gee on said:

      4.5I really enjoyed E.M. Lynley’s Rarer Than Rubies! In fact, I am a little embarrassed to admit that I liked it so much that as I saw myself nearing the end, I kept finding other things that needed to be done because I wanted to stay in the world Ms. Lynley created a little longer. (confession: this seems to be a pattern for me and books I like!)The first main character we meet is Trent Copeland. He is a M/M romance author (penname T.J. Dallas) originally from Oklahoma, who now lives in LA. H [...]

    23. Plainbrownwrapper on said:

      Hmmm. Roughly 2.5 starsI guess I'll be nice and round up to 3. The writing throughout is heavy-handed and obvious. The author is careful to explain everything and write plainly where subtlety and complexity would be far more interesting. This is one of the traits that really really bugs me about many of the less experienced and/or less talented romance writers -- the "tell don't show" syndrome. I wish I could assign these folks some homework -- maybe to reading all the works of Jordan Castillo P [...]

    24. Doug on said:

      Some things I need to cover to review this book. 1. I LOVE Thai food. Once of my good friends is from Thailand and has her own restaurant. To prep for reading this book, I called her and got a smattering of dishes to put myself in the right frame of mind.2. I want to go to Thailand, and this book made me want to even more (I might find a hot federal agent, get kidnapped and "ride off into the sunset".With that out of the way, I thoroughly enjoyed this read. There was a surprising strength to Tre [...]

    25. Denise on said:

      I really wanted to love this book, but I couldn't. There were too many things that didn't work for me. First, it was one of those books that felt like a male had just been substituted for a female and a few specific sexual descriptions inserted to reinforce that the character was, indeed, male. Other than the physical, Trent read like the typical m/f romance heroine. Secondly, I had a bit of a problem with them wanting to be all over each other when they'd been away from civilization for several [...]

    26. Mtsnow13 on said:

      The premise of this book was good, and the elements were all there, including the beautiful Thailand location, but the character development felt very awkward to start. Some of it seemed rushed, or choppy, or downright campy and unbelieveable for me. There was the possibilty for depth, but as quickly as the MC's developed feelings for each other was downright unrealistic Also, for a hardened undercover agent to miss so many obvious things to out them in danger, well, that almost ruined the story [...]

    27. Holly on said:

      Catching up on my pile o unfinished reviews.I love this series. It's such fun. I was watching Romancing the Stone today on AMC, and that movie is really what this series reminded me of. Well, if you crossed Romancing the Stone with the TV show Scarecrow and Mrs King. If you are too young to remember either of these, go check and . I'll wait . . .Anyway. Poor fish out of water, naive character is accidentally drawn into espionage/intrigue and turns up to be pretty damn good at it, and blossoms [...]

    28. Lidia on said:

      Fantastic book, handsome and funny characters , exciting plot . You open the book and you enter in Bangkok and seem to be in that beautiful landscapes and to smell the food d Trent is lovely and with Reed are one couple explosive. Adventures , love,sex, and suggestive landscapes make this book a amazing reading.

    29. Pamela Su on said:

      An entertaining and exotically thrilling romance set in Bangkok.Seeing as I just returned from there, reading this reminded me of all the fun places I had visited that were similar to the book.The story as a whole was just a little bit too farfetched for me. I wasn't completely able to suspend belief for some of the events that took place in the book.That being said, this was a fun read.

    30. W.S. Long on said:

      This is a fast-paced book. Definitely felt the attraction and lust between the characters, Trent and Reed. Having traveled to Bangkok twice myself, I appreciated re-living the wonders, sights, and smells of Thailand described here. The sex scenes felt real, and passionate. Definitely NSFW, but highly recommend.

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