I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
When Livy O’Brien spies a young boy jostling a man walking along the boardwalk, she recognizes the act for what it is. After all, she used to be known as Light-fingered Livy. But that was before she put her past behind her and moved to the growing town of Chestnut, Illinois, where she’s helping to run an orphanage. Now she’ll do almost anything to protect the street kids like herself.
Sheriff’s deputy Jake Russell had no idea what he was in for when he ran into Livy—literally—while chasing down a pickpocket. With a rash of robberies and a growing number of street kids in town—as well as a loan on the family farm that needs to be paid off—Jake doesn’t have time to pursue a girl. Still, he can’t seem to get Livy out of his mind. He wants to get to know her better . . . but Livy isn’t willing to trust any man, especially not a lawman.
After reading and reviewing Pam’s book called Claiming Mariah, I was incredibly anxious to read another one of her books. Her writing style brings you into the story and lets you see everything that happens and her stories are very well plotted. All of her characters are believable and I love how she described every scene.
Stealing Jake is a sweet book with a fun twist to it. I loved both of the main characters as well as many of the background characters. If you enjoyed Claiming Mariah, or any historical fiction/romance in general, I would highly recommend Stealing Jake to you; its engaging, well written, and hard to put down!