Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell

Shimmy Bang Sparkle

To catch a thief…or fall for one? All Nick Norton wants is to stay on the straight and narrow…and never get caught stealing again. Then he lays eyes on her: Stella Peretti—100 percent sexy and absolutely irresistible. Especially when he sees her smooth moves lifting a two-karat diamond. Nick realizes he’s found the sparkling woman of his dreams—one so perfect for him it’s almost criminal.The Shimmy Shimmy Bangs are master jewel thieve...

Details Shimmy Bang Sparkle

TitleShimmy Bang Sparkle
Release DateAug 21st, 2018
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Shimmy Bang Sparkle

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    Shimmy Bang Sparkle is by Nicola Rendell. I’ve been such a fan of Nicola’s since I first came across her books. But just when I thought she couldn’t amaze me any more, when she couldn’t make me fall in love any deeper, she did! Nick Norton is forty years old, covered in tattoos, rides a Ducati motorcycle, and just got out of prison. You see, Nick is or rather “was” a thief, who specialized in his knack for picking locks and opening sa...
  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
    In the past, this author's books have been a little hit or miss for me. I find she tends to get a bit longwinded at times and because of that, her books can drag along in places. That said, the whole "jewel thief" premise of this one intrigued me enough that I decided to give her another chance. Luckily, this one didn't suffer from too much needless rambling. Yes it did start to drag a bit near the end, and I think the author could have cut a few...
  • Natalie The Biblioholic
    Nick was fresh out of prison and looking forward to starting over and living his life well. Then he catches a glimpse of heaven through the window of a jewelry store. He can’t look away. And thoughts of moving forward without her are no longer possible. He walks into that store and takes in the full picture that is Stella. She’s not only physically gorgeous, but she had a personality to match. Everything about her sang to him. Every part of h...
  • Melanie (mells_view)
    Shimmy Bang Sparkle was my first Nicola Rendell read, and it absolutely will not be my last. It was extremely well written, and while at first glance you may assume it’s just another contemporary romance with a predictable trope, it is not that. It’s very original from the plot, to the banter, to the main characters and the side ones. I think people who enjoy movies like Ocean’s 11/12/13/8 and wish that there was a little bit more heat and ...
  • Sara➽[hiatus] (Ink Is My Sword)
    ✪✪✪ “Diamonds were fine and everything. But this woman? What a fucking gem.” Disclaimer: Thank you to Montlake Romance and NetGalley whom provided a copy in exchange for an honest review. RTC.💭Pre-reading thoughts:Common everyone, you cannot tell me A romance between two jewelry thieves doesn't sound intriguing. Also, I loooooooove that cover✨ I need something different from what I have been reading and I think this is perfect.✨
  • Ang (Sizzling Pages)
    Nicola Rendell is a fairly new-to-me author, and with Shimmy Bang Sparkle, I have become an immediate fan. Fun and flirty, this steamy romance had me chuckling and swooning page after page. It's a must-read for romantic comedy lovers. Although insta-romances are not my usual cup of tea, this book was an exception with its intriguing story-line and a cast of lovable yet loony characters. A simply amusing, fast-paced, feel-good read from beginning ...
  • Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
    A sexy witty ride from start to finish.Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell was a steamy, refreshing, and just downright funny story that I highly recommend! One minute I was giggling and fanning myself, and the next, biting my nails. I didn't care that it was insta-love, Nick and Stella were so fun and witty that it was hard not to get swept away in their relationship with one another. They gave me the best warm fuzzy feelings.I couldn't keep t...
  • Claypot_Reads - Michelle
    I am a big fan of this author's writing and this book was no different. I really loved the pace of the story and the jewel thief angle was a new storyline for me. Plenty of action, seriously hot chemistry and the right amount of feels. Nick and Stella were fantastic and I definitely recommend this story if you're looking for a hot, witty and original read. I received an arc of this book.
  • Karen
    First things first, because I feel the need to get this off my chest. I didn’t like the book title! Shimmy Bang Sparkle! What the hell is that all about? But I do love Nicola Rendell’s writing style so it was a given I would read it and now, I’ve read it, I agree it could not have had a better title. It was like a full on green eggs and ham turnaround moment. Shimmy Bang Sparkle it is. And Shimmy Bang Sparkle is perfect.From page one, I was...
  • Deb Markanton
    As far as I’m concerned, Nicola Rendell’s writing is pretty near perfection, and with every new book I love her a little more. Her writing transports me into the story with every gorgeously written scene, her beautiful phrases, vivid imagery, exciting action, and some of the best damn dialogue out there. Shimmy Bang Sparkle once again illustrates just how talented this author is at creating tightly written, cleverly crafted stories that will ...
  • Jacqueline
    This book owned me. Loved it.Witty, sexy and romantic this worked as a romance, but it was also a gripping thriller. I was reading this through my fingers at times, so nervous, willing things to go their way.They're both jewel thieves, but the ethics are neatly dealt with as there's something of a Robin Hood motivation for their misdeeds which of course makes grand theft perfectly fine. Completely fine. Really. It's not the dark, grisly underbell...
  • Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
    "She was, without a doubt, the very last woman I should’ve been chasing across Albuquerque." Funny, sexy and refreshing, this book is a light-hearted romance about Nick and Stella, two good-hearted jewel thieves who plan the heist of a lifetime. Nick is a 40 year-old who has just been released from prison, rides a Ducati and knows a thief when he sees one. Because he's a thief, too! Stella is the beautiful, kind-hearted member of a gang of jewe...
  • Amber
    A sexy romantic comedy about two jewel thieves that team up to pull off their last heist. Nick is a sexy tatted forty year old that just recently got out of jail. When he comes across Stella at a jewelry store and sees her stealing a diamond ring, he knows he should stay far away from her, but is completely captivated. He follows her home to return her phone that she left behind and the two quickly start up a steamy romance. Both characters are l...
  • Natasha is a Book Junkie
    “This was real, even if it was for show. This meant something, even if it was pretend. Sometimes the real truth was right in the middle of the lie.” I have never read a Nicola Rendell novel I did not end up adoring, but her latest offering also happens to be one of the sexiest and most exhilarating romances I have ever come across, and the kind of book you just want to keep reading over and over and over again. With prose that is crisp, sati...
  • Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
    4.5 stars. Big Giant Puffy Heart Eyes for Shimmy Bang Sparkle! Favorite Book of the Year. Shimmy Bang Sparkle is NIck and Stella’s story. Nick is a reformed thief. His last jewel heist led to jail time. He is a good guy that got caught up in some bad stuff. Now, he is fresh out and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But then, light shines down from the heavens and he meets Stella. She is standing in a jewelry store and he sees her t...
  • Red Cheeks Reads
    5 SMOOCHES!There hasn’t been a book that Nicola Rendell has written that I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. Her writing style is quick witted, with an occasional splash of well-timed perfectly rude humor, and coupled with the way she spins a sultry, sexy, steamy romance, the result for me is utter perfection in romcom book form. Her stories completely entertain me, speaking to every single thing I hope for when I crack open contemporary romantic f...
  • Shayna
    Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell is an absolute MUST READ ROMANCE! Even the title of the book makes me smile every time I come across it. Nick and Stella were PERFECTION! I craved more of their sexy banter with every turn of the page. It was sexy as hell, heartfelt and OH so funny! This is one contemporary romance you won’t want to miss!Rendell’s latest standalone will definitely keep you on your toes! It has to be some of her BEST WORK ...
  • Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
    Ok, I just want to start by saying I’m a LOT in love this book, everything just captured my attention and I couldn’t get enough, ahhh. Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review When I first read the blurb to this book it grabbed my attention and I knew it would be something that I would want to read, something I knew I would love and I was right, so very right. Johnny James being the cover model MAY have been the extra pull I needed b...
  • Melissa | Slow Readers Blog
    Full of tantalizing chemistry, this story is one you’ll pick up for the cover (what!? it's glittery *shrug*) and won’t put down for the first-class writing, humorous and witty banter, and knock out heroine.  Shimmy Bang Sparkle was my first Nicola Rendell novel and I’m sure it won’t be my last.I’m such a sucker for an unconventional romance so this synopsis grabbed my attention straight from the get go. Nicola really outdid herself wit...
  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    I am a sucker for high intensity heist stories, even better if there is a romance angle and I especially love it when there is a con involved that puts one over for the underdogs. This story had it all and I appreciated that the main characters in Shimmy Bang Sparkle were not juvenile characters who were perfecting their craft. No, Stella Peretti and her pals had been running cons since before they hit puberty and they knew exactly what they were...
  • Christina
    This is the first time I've read this author. After reading the previous reviews, it's very apparent that I somehow missed something because...well...I guess this just wasn't my cup of tea. Nick notices a beautiful woman in a jewelry store looking at a 2 carat engagement ring. The way she moves, smiles, laughs, immediately pulls him in. But it shouldn't. I mean, she's not only looking at an engagement ring, she's in a jewelry store. Why is the st...
  • Pauline (Passionate About Books)
    When pot meets kettle... sparks fly!What do you get when two cunning cons find themselves in the same town, looking to score the same jewel that will set their lives forever? One hell of an adventure that will knock your socks off! Hop on this insane roller coaster ride with Nick and Stella... one fresh out of jail for moving stolen diamonds in Santa Fe and the other a modern-day female Robin Hood who steals to help those in need... see where all...
  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    ‘I felt like I was dreaming. Never, in my whole life, had I seen anything so goddamned smooth. She seemed sweet, she looked so sexy, and to top it all off, she was utterly badass. I needed to get my hands on her. Now.’We love Nicola Rendell, her stories always make us swoon, laugh and very hot under the collar. We’re swept up by her words and come over all unnecessary at the passion and pure romance. Well, she did it again and we fell in lo...
  • Vanessa (nessreads)
    *Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me an ARC to review*6 "Bite the Stars" Stars!!!!!!!"The thing I shouldn't want was all I wanted. I'd never met a risk I didn't want to take. And I definitely wanted to take Stella. Again and again and again."Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh Shimmy Bang Sparkle was phenomenal, I loooooooooooved it sooooooooooo much!!!!! The action was jam packed and kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't turn the pages...
  • Amy
    This book, dear readers, is flat out fun. And hot. But it's a whole lot of fun. Nick and Stella meet cute, if not quite portentously. She's trying to steal some jewelry, and he sees her. Let's just say that the attraction is immediate. After all, they're two jewel thieves, even if neither wants the other to know that straight away. Nicola Rendell mixes interesting details (I feel like I could pick a lock thanks to this book), rising tension and...
  • Timitra
    Rated 3.5 StarsShimmy Bang Sparkle was cute, sweet and naughty. I expected it to be dark and seedy because the hero and heroine were both jewel thieves, there were dark and seedy elements to it but it was overall pretty light. That wasn't the only surprising thing about it. I liked that the hero embarrassed himself in front of the heroine the first time they met, it's usually the other way around. They had this strong rapport from the very beginn...
  • Anas Attic Book Blog
    Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell Narrated by Sebastian York and CJ Bloom Standalone Romantic Comedy Suspense *While my reviews are spoiler-free, if you don't want to know more about the book, after the first paragraph skip down to likes and dislikes and the Down & Dirty review* Shimmy Bang Sparkle was my first Nicola Rendell book, and let me tell you, it won’t be my last! This ladies, THIS is why I read (or listen in this case). If you we...
  • Tracy Cox
    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK!!! From the very first chapter Nicola Rendell drew me in. The humor, the different plot line, the sexy. It was all here!! I especilly loved the fact that both Nick and Stella jumped head first into the relationship. And it was HOT!!! We could all use a bit of Nick in our life.
  • Ambur
    😍😍😍This was my first time reading one of Nicola Rendell’s books, but you can bet it definitely won’t be my last! In her bio, she says she writes “naughty romantic comedies” and that is sooooo accurate and it’s the perfect way to describe this book!SHIMMY BANG SPARKLE was deliciously sexy and naughty, but soooooo funny and sweet, too! Stella and Nick were amazing and their chemistry was on fire...a few chapters in and these two ...
  • Heroesinbooks
    Beyond 5 Nick and Stella Stars (And a special sparkly star for Priscilla the dog)When I saw Nicola Rendell was releasing a new book, I was really excited to read it. Then I saw the cover and title and I was really excited. That title, 'Shimmy, Bang , Sparkle' is so catchy and intriguing.Then there is that cover....Perfect! So, I started the book with high expectations. I have enjoyed every book I have read by Ms Rendell. 'Hail Mary' is an all tim...