Author: Sheralyn Pratt
Series: Please let it be a series, please
Publisher: Wicked Sassy
Release Date: January 18, 2016
For centuries, the elite of the world have sought the Pimpernel everywhere. Some want to kill him, others want to hire him, but Jack Cavanaugh knows that the love/hate relationship comes with the job title.
At present, Jack is trying to dismantle an investment scheme centered in Las Vegas, but “trying” is the operative word. It’s been a month since he put the face of the scheme behind bars, yet the scam is still going strong. As Jack tries to uncover who has stepped in as the new head, what miniscule evidence there is all seems to point him back to Claire Ramsey, an introverted PhD student studying at UNLV.
If ever there as an unlikely head of an investment scheme, Claire’s it. She has a genius IQ, but from all Jack has seen, Claire’s intelligence is as much a blessing as a curse when paired up with her acute OCD. Claire can barely make conversation with the cute guy down the hall, which makes it hard to believe she could be the charismatic salesperson who is getting international businessmen to invest $5—50 million a pop.
So what is Jack missing? What is the real story behind Claire Ramsey? And once Jack learns it, will he be able to walk away?
Oh. My. My. Here’s some advice. Just buy the book and enjoy the ride of perfection.
After saying that, I’m having trouble knowing where to begin this review. I guess I’ll begin with continuing my gushing praise. This goes in the hallowed top 5% of all I’ve read (it’s an impressive number people). This novel may even, oh who am I kidding, definitely goes in the top ten of my all-time favorite books. It is a scary intelligent, mind racing, witty, complex group of characters and an even better plot; twists and turns abound. It’s like Ocean 11 meets The Sting who then joins To Catch and Thief and they have lunch with White Collar and Leverage. (And yes, I do realize those are not books)
I love each character for their contribution to the story. The cast is deep and yet I didn’t feel confused and the need to go back to figure out who each person was again. Many of the characters are vividly described and even the minor characters have a reason in the story and don’t come off as caricatures. I feel that the author’s use of OCD descriptions was excellent. I loved that it wasn’t just a fast paced, suspense filled spy book that is heavy only on action. I was drawn in by a strong emotional connection with multiple characters. And who knew a foot locker could be so, um WOW. (Yeah, I’m so not giving that one away)
So, if you couldn’t tell, I loved this book. I’m giving it 5 humongous stars and will be buying it for friends and relatives.
Content: clean, kissing, very mild violence
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