Ainslie Paton romance author


Hyper real Hold on 16-9 (2)

Love | Adventure | Suspense | Family | Belonging | Coming Home | Fun | Laughter


A master jewel thief meets his match in a daring romance of love and larceny… 

Confidence man, master thief and professional crook Cleve Jones knows a thing or two about risk. 

Ten years ago, he risked his freedom to fall in love with a dangerously sexy, foulmouthed, punk-ass professor’s daughter and she disappeared, stealing his future happiness. 

Vegas hustler Aria Harp is back, she’s in disguise, and she’s snatched the famous diamond Cleve’s been casing in a bold heist. She would’ve gotten away clean if her old nemesis hadn’t figured out her sleight of hand and come after her. 

This time around, Aria’s too smart to let Cleve break her heart, but he’ll do anything to keep her safe. Even if it means a dirty double cross and losing the only woman he’s ever loved—all over again.


The hardest part is getting back up again

The Bliss King

Sex, Drugs and Moral Ambiguity

The stage is about to be reset



What to expect from...


Ainslie Paton is one of my favourite authors.

She’s interesting because she doesn’t write romance the way I think romance should be written, but I still enjoy her books.  

I love her work.

Kat Mayo, BookThingo

The F Word

The Wheeler Centre


Unexpected Settings

From Sydney to Shanghai and Silicon Valley, and hot, steamy mysterious places in between