Publication Date: June 4, 2018
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic, Heist Romance
For me, this is a 3.5 stars read. The last heist book I read is If Tomorrow Comes by Sydney Sheldon. It is quite an unfair comparison and stacked the deck against Bethany-Kris.
Having said that, there are some things that I enjoy about this book. Bethany-Kris plans her plot such that it is believable and logical. She sprinkles the book with enough flavor that keeps it from being generic. I love Cozen’s dialogues with the Astors and I think Pearl Astor steals the show whenever she pops into the scene. I love when she said she was richer than the queen. Love it.
The aspect that prevented me from getting sucked into the story is pacing. Ocean’s 11 and the rest of the Ocean movies would not be as enjoyable if it showed all the slow parts and details. I probably didn’t need to know how Cozen got the job at the restaurant or how she rented the apartment. It made the story too slow to enjoy.
Below is more info about the book.
1. trick or deceive.
• obtain by deception.
She was named most appropriately.
Cozen Taylor has more than earned her place as one of North America’s most successful thieves. Her name is whispered amongst criminal elite as the go-to thief when someone needs a heist.
She has never failed.
A call from the Miami-based Astor family could change all that with a job that seems almost impossible to complete. The mark should be simple—a stolen family heirloom, the man who has kept it hidden for over twenty years, and six months to return the piece to its rightful owners.
Nothing is ever that easy.
Three-hundred million for a successful heist. No smart thief would turn the offer down. Cozen didn’t expect a complication like him to put a kink in her plans, though. Sargon Makri—tall, dark, gorgeous, and entirely dangerous. For her life, her heart, and for the success of the heist.
The last thing Cozen needs to be thinking about is Sargon, and how she can get him into her bed … especially when he just happens to be her mark’s bodyguard. The thrill of the job has never been more addicting to Cozen, and she will risk everything to make the heist a success.
But at what cost?
From author Bethany-Kris comes a whole new world. A North American network full of criminals battling to stay on top, and painting the streets red in war as they dabble in the game of betrayal. Malicious, cunning, forbidden, and violent—welcome to The Empires and Badlands.
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Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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