by Tamara Morgan
Series: Penelope Blue #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I'm a wanted jewel thief.
What's that saying? Keep your friends close...and your husband closer.
Being a retired jewel thief certainly has its perks.
1. Oh, wait.
2. No it doesn't.
Without the thrill of the chase, life's been pretty dull. I garden, I drive my gorgeous husband up the wall, and I watch as my old world slowly slips away. But what's that old saying? When one thief closes the door...a copycat jimmies open a window.
And now all fingers at the FBI are pointed at me.
Set up to take the fall for thefts worth millions, I have no choice but to strap on my heels and help my FBI agent husband track the thief. Grant might not think he needs a partner, but this is one case only a true professional can solve. Besides, I've got to know who's been taking my bad name in vain.
Let's just hope curiosity doesn't kill the cat burglar
SAVING MR. PERFECT, by Tamara Morgan is the second novel in the Penelope Blue series about a thief who married an FBI agent. Filled with humor, snark and a string of burglaries Morgan had me flipping the pages, laughing aloud and enjoying this quirky cast of characters.
The Penelope Blue series is best read in order, so for those who haven’t read it, I suggest picking up book one, STEALING MR. RIGHT. Penelope and her crew are considered among the best in the business, which isn’t surprising considering who her father is. Penelope’s days as a cat burglar are in the past now that she is married to sexy FBI agent, Grant Emerson.
When a thief dubbed “the peek-a-boo” robber begins robbing homes of the elite and evading the FBI, Penelope fears her husband suspects her. Penelope is bored. She is trying the whole “normal” thing, but cannot help getting involved in the investigation. What follows is a story filled with danger, humor, and plenty of red herrings.
Penelope is a hoot. She is a combination of incredible smarts, insecurities, and good intentions. While admittedly she makes me a tad crazy, one cannot help but become caught up in her enthusiasm. Grant doesn’t want her involved in the case at all, especially when an FBI agent with a dubious career weaves his way onto the case.
Morgan gave us plenty of suspects including Penelope’s former crew/friends and stepmother. It was an interesting case and placed Penelope in a lot of new and awkward situations as she tries to assist her husband and complicated things in the process.
Since our couple is married, the romance is served as a side dish, and we witness them grow as a couple, share some heated kisses and make each other crazy. I liked their chemistry and appreciated the give and take between them. Poor Penelope is looking for a way to stay on this side of the law and still have an adventure. I like the direction the series is taking and look forward to seeing Penelope find her niche.
Suspense, relationship growth, humor, and comradery can all be found within the pages of SAVING MR. PERFECT. Fans of mystery, snark and quirky characters will enjoy the Penelope Blue series. It is a refreshing mix of genres.
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I remember when the reviews for Stealing Mr. Perfect came out and I thought it sounded really cute. I’m glad to hear this series is staying strong. I really like that this series stays with the same couple so we can watch the relationship develop.
It is fun and looks like it is moving to where Penelope, ex-thief assists FBI hubby in cracking cases.
I won a copy of the first book in this series earlier this year but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. This sounds like such a fun series.
It is a lot of fun. I struggled a little with book one because of the nonlinear timeline but the second half was wonderful.
Thanks for telling us to read them in order. I have this one and wasn’t sure if I needed to read the first one!
You are welcome, Angela.
Terrific Review. I love Tamara, she’s amazing and her books seem to get better and better. We were RWA roomies so she’s a hoot in person and her books lol. I believe sourcebooks made book 1 in the series free on Amazon (not sure about other vendors) on August 1st and today, August 2nd to celebrate the release of Saving Mr. Perfect!
That is cool Danielle. Great news on the sale of book one. Penelope is a hoot.
She is an original Sharon. This is a fun series.
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This sounds like such a fun series Kimba! Penelope sounds like an entertaining character.
A lovely review!
It’s book 2…..but is it suppose to be like a 3 book series or a 26 book series? 😉
There isn’t a release date or synopsis for book three. There is an overall arc, but honestly I am not sure. I would think no more than 3 or 4 books.
“Morgan had me flipping the pages, laughing aloud and enjoying this quirky cast of characters.” — sounds good to me. Thanks for the post.
It is a fun series, Angela.
It’s nice that the couple is married, that alleviates unnecessary romantic drama.
Agreed and it adds some humor 🙂
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A retired jewel thief and an FBI agent — oh wow, this sounds like a roaring good read. You make Penelope sound like a character I have to meet. I will have to get the first book in the series right away. Thanks so much for putting this series on my radar 🙂
She is an original 🙂
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I do admire a strong quirky romance and I really like the sound of this book even if you struggled with parts of it.
It is a fun series and the characters are a hoot.
These sound like fun reads. I am sure you probably reviewed the first one and I either missed it or just can’t remember. Hope the next one is as good as these were for you!
I did. I struggled a little with the first half as they established relationship.
I hadn’t heard of this one before. Thanks for the great review.
Happy to share.
Oh darn yet another great looking series. Well at least this is only book two. Thanks Kim its going on my wish list
Lol. I know I keep saying no more series.
Oh dear, a jewel thief and an FBI agent? Hah! I bet that leads to some awkward situations. Sounds like a hoot!
It has been a fun series.
This sounds like it would be a fun read for sure. 🙂
It was, thanks Jenea 🙂
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Awesome review as always, Kim. I have a book by this author but haven’t read it yet. I love the sound of it. Sounds so interesting and I’m in the mood for this kind of read. I’ll check out the first book.
This series was my first by her. It is light and funny.
A thief and a FBI agent, that would definitely make things interesting.
Hehe.indeed it would.
Oh right I remember the first one now
This is a fun series.