I do not have time to read, but the books just keep getting stuck to my face. UF, HF, YA, fluffy romance, whatever. I love it all.
But I might judge you if you hand out five stars all willy nilly.
A quick review because I'm supposed to be packing every freaking item I own and instead I read this book. And now I'm reviewing it. Don't tell my husband.
Anyways, so this book was like... Rrawr. Edgier than I'm used to and I really did cringe and try to hide my eyes through some of it, which made it very hard to read, but I am surprised by how much I liked it. As much as I like to love the bad boy, I do typically want my characters to be likable and redeemable and there's not a lot of that in this book. These people are all kinds of screwed up, with mafia and gangsters after them, and never knowing who's conning who.
I am hard pressed to see this as a love triangle because Javier is just effin scary, and he cheated on her (among many other bad bad things), but he certainly made me sit up and take notice. He kept the plot chugging right along and I am intrigued by him in a car-crash-rubbernecking sort of way.
As far as Camden goes, he is delish but also has all sorts of issues to work through. Anger, daddy issues... and a septum ring. I keep picturing a bull with a ring in its nose and I wish she wouldn't remind me that he has one of those ever again. But out of the two men, Camden is clearly the only wise choice and Ellie's no saintly prize either, so they're probably perfect for eachother.
What am I even trying to say about this book?? I was on the fence for the first 40%, pretty sure I was too much of a wuss and this con artist business wasn't for me, but then it hit a new gear and this book became page-turning crack. Totally could not put it down, and I don't want to read the next one, I need to read the next one. Like right now. So for that reason, and because this book broke up a very long streak of reading "blah" I give it four stars and I say, "heck yes, three bucks very well spent." Back to packing.