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Peek Inside Stealing His Heart

Tara Harris steals from the rich and corrupted, returning objects to their rightful owners one case at a time. But when her former partner, Jake Forsythe, shows up ready to blackmail her into submission...or throw her in jail, it’s a choice between two evils. These two can’t deny the burning passion between them, but when push comes to shove, they’ll have to lay their hearts and their lives on the line.

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If he’s not careful, she’ll steal his heart, too…

Tara Harris is a professional thief with a conscience. She makes her living retrieving priceless stolen items from sleazy rich jerks, and returning them to their rightful owners. Until a routine nighttime assignment when Tara suddenly finds herself pinned against the wall. And oh, does the hard male body pressed against her feel good. And damned familiar…


Jake Forsythe was Tara’s former burglary partner, until he left her naked in bed—unsatisfied—and disappeared from her life years ago. Now he’s back, hotter and more naughtily delicious than ever. And he has a nice, blackmailing kind of proposition—Tara can either help him with a secret project, or she can go to jail. But the moment Tara agrees to help Jake, she realizes she’s just made a deal with a sexy-assed devil. Because this time, she stands to lose something more precious than any rare objets d’art…


"The perfect combination of HOT men, smart and sassy women, sweet romance and steamy sexy times." --Kimberly Faye Reads

"A fabulous page-burning hot and heartfelt romance with a couple to love. Diane Alberts never lets her readers down." --Read Your Writes

"Mrs. Alberts does an exceptional job depicting the male voice. She also does not disappoint in the sex department holy blast your air condition, yet she doesn’t go overboard with the sex; combination of steam, humor and intrigue. This book is definitely a page turner, one that you can and will easily want to finish in one seating." --Victoria S., Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633750616
Series: Shillings Agency, Book 2
Release Date: Aug 25, 2014
Page Count: 209
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, military/men in uniform
Tropes: blackmail, friends to lovers

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By Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ August 23, 2014

4 Stars

I know you want me. Know you want to feel me moving inside of you, making you come so many times you lose count. I know you want me to dominate you. Take you. Fuck you. Own you.

Well slap my ass and fuck me sideways but Diane Alberts/Jen McLaughlin knows how to write one sinfull ...more

By Carlee August 25, 2014

*ARC generously provided by Brazen Entangled Publishing in return for an honest review.*
Soo, I will be honest I hated the first part of this story. Jake & Tara are longtime friends. And if you've read The Wedding Dare series, you'll remember Jake is also Christine's little brother. But put that asid ...more

By Kim February 15, 2016

Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads .

I'm pretty new to Entangled's Brazen imprint and I could kick myself for not discovering its pure, sexy awesomeness sooner. I swear I love it more with every single book I read. They're perfect little bite-sized books with alpha men and sassy women ...more

By Marcy August 25, 2014

This is book #2 in the Shillings Agency series but it can totally stand alone.

Jake is my favorite kind of hero. He's a wounded warrior who doesn't think he's worthy of being loved because of what he went through as a teen. He was wounded in the military and now works in a security agency. He's reuni ...more

By Devika August 21, 2014

i love this series....

ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review.* ...more

By 1-Click Addict Support Group August 26, 2014

4**** Jake Forysthe Will Steam Up Your Kindle

What happens when a domineering, straight-laced, dirty mouthed sex on a stick ex-military hero has to team up with a care-free, head-strong, intellectually matched, sarcastically sassy and gorgeous woman? The product sucks you in, steams up your kindle an ...more

By Lisa August 25, 2014

Friends, partners in crime and almost lovers Jake and Tara have what you could call a history. They haven’t seen each other in years and Jake now works for a private security company, the Shillings Agency. While Tara has turned into a sort-of modern-day Robin Hood. She steals items from rich people, ...more

By Becky September 12, 2014

Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books.

A quick, steamy second-chance romance read!

Jake and Tara were friends through thick and thin--and unfortunately for both, there was a lot of "thin" in the early years. Both lost their parents young--Tara was fortunate to move in with a loving grandmother, but Jake ...more

By Melissa November 17, 2019

I enjoyed Tara and Jakes story. They had a background into their teens and a clear desire and attraction from the get go. I feel like Jake was a bit dramatic on his “needs” and really wasn’t as dangerous as he made it out to be. But i love that he was broken and Tara was doing whatever she could to ...more

Read these awhile ago. Comments and review to follow.

You can find me over on Facebook at My Open Book at the Dragonfly. Come over and say hi. ...more

By Victoria August 22, 2014

4**** Dirty mouthed, brooding ex-military alpha who knows how to be in command on the job and in the bedroom!

What happens when a domineering, straight-laced, dirty mouthed sex on a stick ex-military hero has to team up with a care-free, head-strong, intellectually matched, sarcastically sassy and ...more

By Veronica of V's Reads August 26, 2014

Tara is the modern day catburglar equivalent of Robin Hood--she "recovers" stolen possessions, returning them to their rightful owners, for a fee. Her latest mission, however, goes astray when she's apprehended at the scene by a private security agent--Jake Forsythe. Tara and Jake have history--they ...more

By Shirley September 02, 2014

Jake Forsythe and Tara Harris were childhood friends and a bit more when they were younger. However, they went their separate ways one day and haven't crossed paths ever since.

Tara has never forgotten Jake--the moments they shared, the easy camaraderie between them or how he set her body on fire. Bu ...more

By Blessie (Mischievous Reads) February 12, 2015

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***ARC courtesy of Entangled Publishing in exchange for honest review

I've been waiting for this sequel after I've read the first installment of the Shillings Agency series. And I have to say, I definitely was NOT disappointed at all. Because this boo ...more

By Kim August 24, 2014

This is the Second in The Shillings Agency Series but can be read as a Stand Alone

Tara’s business isn’t the type of business most people have or would think of. She lives and breathes her job and loves getting back items stolen from good people. Tara has done this for years as she had two of the mos ...more

By Kim Reads August 25, 2014

Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
by Kim
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Jake Forsythe is former military turned personal security expert for Shillings Agency. When a safe he was assigned to protect is broken into, he is tasked with finding the person responsible and figuring out where he went wrong. Tara H ...more

By Christina September 01, 2014

Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Tara is a “recovery specialist”, or better known to most people as a hired thief. She is hired by people to steal back items that have been stolen from them. She’s sort of a Robin Hood, but instead of stealing money, she stea ...more

By Steph August 26, 2014

I don't know what's better, begging a dominant man for pleasure or a dominant man begging you for forgiveness! You get both in STEALING HIS HEART!

Once a thief, always a thief. Well, Tara Harris considers herself more like Robin Hood, stealing stolen items back from the bad guys who took them to beg ...more

By Rachel August 17, 2014

What happens when a former thief turned security expert and a current thief and ex-flame come together and the sparks flame hotter than fireworks? You get the newest Shillings Agency novel and another hunk to drool over.

From the moment they come face to face while they are both doing a job, Jake to ...more

By Cynthia September 07, 2014

Dear Diane Alberts, your books will kill me one day.

Jake works in a security agency and one of his cients got robbed by no other than his childhood friend and ex partnerin crime. Now he has to get her to help fix the security breach or send her to jail.

Tara is a thief with an honor code, she steals ...more

By jennifer August 27, 2014

I’m typing this review and laughing…I can’t get the song “It’s Getting Hot in Here” out of my head. I just finished Stealing His Heart by Diane Albert’s, and I think that should be its theme song because, we’ll…it’s so hot… It made me wanna take my clothes off!

I know…you’re singing it now too. You’r ...more

By Red Cheeks Reads September 10, 2014

Fuck, he liked the sound of his name on her lips-all breathy, needy, and soft.

Ohhhhhhhh hell…this book is one big Hawt ass mess.. and I loved it!! I luv…luv…luv sexy, dirty mouth banter and this book gives it to you!! Jake is an alpha male and it’s his way or no way in the bedroom/living r ...more

By All September 12, 2014


Gah!!! Diane Alberts and Entangled!!!!! I love you both so much.

Another amazing book from this author. I fell in love with Jake and Tara. What could have been another typical romance was anything but.

Let's start with Tara. She's a professional thief and I love it. Now- she only ...more

By Jackie August 25, 2014

ARC Courtesy of Entangled Publishing

There is something comforting about being able to trust a publishing house, like I do Entangled, because you know no matter what book you pick up, if their name is on the front then it is going to be a great read....

This is the second book in this wicked awesome ...more

By Denise August 24, 2014

This was quite a novel read for me plus the first time for this author. The main lady is a thief who stole for to give back to rightful owners like a modern day Robin Hood sort of. She can crack any security there is but this one time she takes from someone who wants her caught and for her to tell h ...more

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Diane Alberts

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Diane Alberts

Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times and USA Today bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. She's hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble numerous times with numerous titles. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name. Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn't until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and four cats.

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