When I finally got my hands on all the novellas for A Clockwork Christmas, CRIME WAVE IN A CORSET was the first that I read, and that was because I’d gotten to know Stacy online and I loved her vibrant enthusiasm. I was certain that energy would translate into her work…and I was right. In my opinion, her story was the most Christmas-like of them all. There was a definite holiday feel with an old-style holiday lesson to be learned by each of the characters. Not to mention, it was sweet and sexy (very sexy). I loved the idea of a Lady-thief who steals from the stodgy professor and finds that she’s not as bad as she thinks she is, and he discovers he’s not as proper as he tries to be.
You’re going to love CRIME WAVE IN A CORSET, and I would love to give away some more trading cards, so tell me…what is your favourite holiday movie? The one you watch every single year, and Christmas can’t be over if you haven’t seen it yet? For me, it’s White Christmas. Ah, Bing. I love Bing.
Roderick Coddington is on a mission to make Cornelia Peabody pay. After identifying her as the thief who stole a priceless Fabergé egg from his dying sister, he finds her and shackles a deadly timepiece to her arm. If she doesn't return the egg by Christmas morning, she will die.
Normally seven days is more than enough time for Cornelia to carry out the perfect crime, but Roderick's intrusion into her life is beyond distracting. He challenges her mind, and ignites her body with desire she's never felt before. But worst of all, he threatens the independence she values above all else...
As Roderick spends time with Cornelia, he realizes there's a lonely soul hidden beneath her beautiful but criminal veneer. Falling for a thief wasn't part of Roderick's plan, but plans can change and he has no intention of letting another priceless treasure get away from him.