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Loves_to_readCJ
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Registered: ‎08-08-2010
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HELP! looking for a romance book with a scientist and thief falling in love

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Im looking for a book, romance. Its about a plant scientist named catherine or katherine but goes by cat and/or kat. the books opens up with her mentor found dead by a career thief sebastian i believe his name is , im not so sure. but hes found by the thief who came looking for a book. the thief wants to get out from the type of life hes living and his superiors will allow him to if he brings this book in. well in order to find the book he has too find cat who he thinks has the book long story short , cat and the thief are on the run from flunkies with guns and on their journey they fall in love. theres a part in the book where cat's mentor says"fides salus quiesco studium aevum". if that helps any pleas help!!

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Relmstein
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Registered: ‎06-23-2010

Re: HELP! looking for a romance book with a scientist and thief falling in love

The Plot and the latin quote makes me think you are looking for one of the "The Saint" short stories or novellas.  I know the main character in the series sometimes used the alias "Sebastian Tombs".

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Templar#The_Saint_book_series

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Chelly_Madock
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Re: HELP! looking for a romance book with a scientist and thief falling in love

I would hope that after all this time you managed to find it somewhere, but if not I believe it is this book: Secrets and Lies by Selena Montgomery. Here's the editorial review (from google):

Sebastian thinks breaking into the South American home of wealthy antiquities collector Felix Estrada is a simple assignment. But things get complicated quickly when he finds Estrada at home, lying in a pool of blood. Estrada's last breath is a plea for Caine to take care of his "cat"-but a search of the home reveals neither the manuscript Sebastian was hired to recover nor Estrada's wayward feline. Caine soon discovers that "cat" is really sexy ethnobotanist Dr. Katelyn Lyda, the old man's niece. Deducing she has the sought-after manuscript, and suspecting that she killed her uncle to get it, Caine tracks down the feisty, frightened Kat in the foothills of the Andes. Despite mutual mistrust, the two become allies after thugs threaten both their lives. As they endeavor to solve Estrada's murder and learn the secrets (and cash value) of a 500-year-old text, the sparks-both romantic and ballistic-don't disappoint. Montgomery has a winning pair in morally flexible Sebastian and principled Kat, and the tropical gauntlet she runs them through is twisty and satisfying.