Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh
These are completely opposite stories. Cowboy and The Captive is entertaining, and romantic. Luc is stubborn, frustrated and amusing. Melina is sweet, kind, naive and snarky. While Luc does kidnap Melina, he's not out to hurt her. And finds himself so confused about his feelings, he can't think, he just takes Joe's word as truth. If I was Melina, I wouldn't forgive Joe. Luc and Melina perfectly compliment each other, and are an entertaining couple. Cowboy and The Thief is not romantic, not entertaining and not enjoyable. Jack is a class a creep and Angel starts as an amusing, fire-breathing nice girl, but Jack quickly turns her into a slave. The lore of the necklace is fascinating, and even going with the same characters, but without the BDSM, it could be an amazing book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.