The Sorcerer's Thief (Fortune Favors the Fae) by Lee Colgin

Another entry in the Fortune Favors the Fae multi-author series. Lee Colgin doesn't disappoint with a feisty thief and a sorcerer set on revenge on an adventure together that leads them right into falling in love.

From the The Sorcerer's Thief blurb:

The Thief

Cricket thought he'd stolen the ultimate prize: a rare coin rumored to possess magical powers. But when an alluring sorcerer upends his world in a moonlit alley, Cricket discovers the coin is more powerful than he’d ever imagined.

And he’ll risk his life to keep it.

The Sorcerer

Julian needs that stupid coin, and seeing as it’s fallen into the hands of a mortal man—a beguiling, smooth-talking thief, really—it should be easy enough to claim. So why does he continue to fail in his every attempt?

Unstoppable Ancient Magic

For someone who thrives in the shadows, Cricket discovers there’s no hiding from the magic that binds him to the coin, or the infuriatingly seductive Fae sorcerer intent on reclaiming it. Soon, both men find themselves battling volatile magic and a dangerous attraction while desperately holding on to what neither can afford to lose: their hearts.


The Sorcerer's Thief is a part of the multi-author series Fortune Favors the Fae. From spicy to sweet, zany romps to epic adventures, there’s something for everyone in this mystical series. Discover destiny and true love and follow the coin on its fickle journey to the next world and a new magical adventure.

SNik's review:

Part of a multi-author series (Fortune Favors the Fae), but can be read as a standalone. Could be more fun if the reader is familiar with the author’s Luminia series. Paranormal fantasy. Adversaries to lovers. Hurt/comfort. Slow burn. Found family. Dual POV. 

Cricket may be a thief but he stole the magical coin fair and square and it's his now, and no good-looking sorcerer is going to take it from him. Julian needs the coin to help him exact revenge, and slowly falling for Cricket while stalking him is not the plan, Cricket is much too good for the likes of Julian. The push and pull between Cricket and Julian was so fun to read, their competitive banter and grudging attraction slowly morphing into friendship and camaraderie. 

Cricket was such an amazing character, a caretaker that steals to survive and help others, and Julian has survived a painful past but still has the kindness to mentor Cricket. I enjoyed every moment they spent together and their willingness to sacrifice for one another and forgive each other was swoony. I definitely could have read more with these two, Colgin’s writing is always emotional and sweet, and I loved their HEA.

Angel's review:

I'm going to start this by saying Lee Colgin knows how to create and write a background! The worlds she creates are always so unique and full of so many details and are full of livelihood. There are always so many new places that the MC's visit and each place is described really well with intricate details. Cricket's character was unexpected, the story starts off with us believing that he's just a thief who steals for fun. But that isn't the case, everything is not as it seems, and that sentiment holds true for Julian as well.

I thought this book was well written, it had an engaging plotline, I liked going on a journey with these two characters. All of the places they came across on their travels were full of life, and really helped add to the feeling that they were traveling across different lands. Something that I really enjoyed was how these characters weren't as they seemed, they each had hidden secrets about themselves that slowly got revealed the more you continued to read. I really enjoyed learning more about Cricket and Julian, especially because Julian was so cagey and had a habit of lying.

Now, on to the aspect of the magical coin that brought them together. I found the idea of the coin to be a really intriguing concept, and I thought it was written really well. It wasn't straightforward the coin was its own entity with its own power, thoughts, and feelings. It was interesting getting to 'see' what the coin did next and where it had Cricket and Julian go. The ending was so beautiful and sweet, I'm really glad that both of these men got their happily ever after. They definitely deserve it after all the heartbreak they've experienced. Overall a fabulous story!

Oh! And the paragraph at the end from the coin's perspective was an amazing addition!!

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