Stealing Mr. Right

Tamara Morgan. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $6.99 mass market (416p) ISBN 978-1-4926-3466-9

Penelope Blue begins this lighthearted romantic crime drama tucked into an air duct, ready for her part in a jewel heist. It’s foiled in the same way many of her schemes have been: by the presence of her husband, Grant Emerson, who not-so-coincidentally is the FBI agent tracking her team. The story jumps back and forth between the present day and the history of their relationship, which started as mutual recon and grew into something neither of them expected. The tale is lighthearted and wry, with the implied danger not actually adding much sense of threat. The intrigue and strong cast of secondary characters make for a fast read, and readers will be pleased with how the story plays out. The reader is left with a solid romance and a tease of mischief to come, though the loving relationship and the promise of further criminal activity are hard to reconcile. Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary. (Mar.)