3.5 stars. I love JAL, I really do, and this was a fun read, but the 'mystery' was strangely convoluted, and never really made sense to me. The romance was fantastic, of course, from defensive banter to falling in loooove, but it tread the line between angst/unrequited/iloveanother/iwillneverloveagain and madcap witty romance, which sort of served to keep the characters at arms length, especially the heroine. Also, this is petty but I really wish Long had contrived a bath for Colin - I just pictured him lice ridden and reeking after you know, being in prison for a month or more. To Love a Thief is still my fave.