Path of Thieves
Publication date: June 27th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Football hero by day and thief by night, Charles “Cugs” McConnely leads a double life in the small town of Newbark, Florida. At sundown, the seventeen-year-old turns burglar, forced into the business by the man who should be teaching him the difference between right and wrong: his father.
Cugs is a pro at both games, but only one can secure him a college scholarship. It should be an easy decision, a no-brainer—if Newbark hadn’t proffered the only life he knows.
After run-ins with Nadine Paganelli, his accidental victim and the sole person to have caught him in the act, Cugs starts to realize that hearts can be stolen too.
When his long-lost sister makes contact, lies are uncovered and truths revealed. Suddenly, Cugs finds himself questioning both plans and loyalties. Because sometimes the only way to move forward is by pulling the bottom out of the past.
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
I’m not the biggest fan of YA only because the characters tend to annoy me. It’s an age thing I’m sure. However, I didn’t find this when it came to Sunniva’ Dee latest book Path Of Thieves.
I liked Cugs, and I did feel for him at times, as he wanted to take a new path one that would lead him away from his father and give him a better future. I like Nadine, and although they met under unusual circumstances, I’m glad that they met as Nadine saw something in Cugs something that drew her closer and not away. Which ultimately was a good thing for Cugs
I like this story it was emotional at the time. There were a few times when I didn’t know where the story was going, but that necessarily wasn’t a bad thing. I did like the author gave us flashbacks as it gave you a better understanding of Cugs and what he had been through. I kept hoping that nothing bad was going to happen to Cugs, one part I read feeling anxious as I was thinking the worse.
Another enjoyable read from the talented Sunniva Dee. If you like YA then I would give this one a go as I think you may enjoy.
Between studies, teaching, and advising, Sunniva has spent her entire adult life in a college environment. Most of her novels are new adult romance geared toward smart, passionate readers with a love for eclectic language and engaging their brain as well as their heart while reading.
Born in the Land of the Midnight Sun, the author spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece–Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in Los Angeles, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah.
Sometimes, Sunniva writes with a paranormal twist (Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love). At other times, it’s contemporary (Pandora Wild Child, Leon’s Way, Adrenaline Crush, Walking Heartbreak, and Dodging Trains, coming in late March 2016).
This author is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep the reader on her toes until the end of each story.