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Thursday, 20 July 2017

REVIEW TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - A Cunning Heist (Sloane Harper #2) by Astrid Arditi

GENRE:   

Romantic Suspense

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Sloane Harper has sworn off men—for her sanity, and her safety. But with or without men, trouble always seems to find Sloane.

When her ex’s ex-mistress comes knocking for help, Sloane does what she does best : she helps way more than she should. As she investigates London’s art scene, Sloane runs into a very handsome but very shady artist, a quirky bunch of thieves, and a cunning old flame. 
Perhaps Sloane should have sworn off playing private detective instead of men.

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Someone hit my back hard, smack between the shoulder blades. I hissed from the pain.

Claudia, I worried instantly, knowing that whoever had hit me must have encountered her first. We should have swapped places. I shouldn’t have left her alone, an easy target, in the middle of the living room.

Before my aggressor could launch another assault on me, I turned around and smashed the book, the only weapon at hand, blindly in his direction.

“Agh!”

At the same time, something I couldn’t see hit me in the eye.

“Ouch!” came my mugger’s voice, which sounded oddly familiar. And feminine.

I clawed clumsily at the air before me, eyes squeezed shut, and still reeling from the adrenaline kick, and felt my hand being swatted away.

“Will you quit it? Kurva! That hurts!”

I blinked rapidly. Claudia stood where the attacker should have been, massaging her head.

“It was you?”

“Yeah. Then, you just freaked out. You hit me on the head with this thing,” she said, waving at the book.

 “You almost blinded me,” I defended myself. “Why?”

“I had my back to you. I thought you were someone else.”

“Guess I’m not the only one who freaked out,” I said, rubbing my injured eye.

I looked at her hands, trying to figure out what she’d used to poke me in the eye. Hysterical giggles bubbled up inside me.

“What are these for?” I asked between hiccups, pointing at the shrink-wrapped sausages she was holding.

“They won’t go bad for a few more days. Would be a shame to waste them,” she replied, her face bright red.

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4 out of 5 (very good)


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The more I read, the more sucked in I became. It was a slow progression but a progression none the less. The characters became intriguing and the plot thickened. The story line kept you on your toes the farther into the story you got the better it became. At the end of the day, it was a good story and a good read.

When I agreed to read this book I agreed to it under the idea it was a standalone read and didn’t require any previous reading. I feel like that information is misleading or wrong. I felt like there were details, a back story, that I needed to read previous to this one. There was obviously a history to the relationship and I was kind of clueless as I’ve not read the others. I think this idea made it hard for me to really get into the story and love it.

This was, overall, an enjoyable read. It was more interesting the further into the story. The characters become a little more interesting the more I read and a little more likeable.  There wasn’t anything super fantastic about the story and didn’t grab me and make me want to scream “Oh my gosh you have to read this book.” It’s not a bad read by any means. 

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

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If Astrid Arditi could have one magical power, it would be to create time—to write, to enjoy her children, to unpack (she’s moved five times in four years), to sleep in, to learn how to cook, and to hit the gym. Or at least, to locate the one nearest her.
While waiting for her magic powers to manifest, she reads, eats way too many cakes, daydream, and thanks her lucky stars for her whirlwind, wonderful life.
Born and raised in Paris, Arditi recently moved to Brooklyn where she lives with her husband and two young children. A Cunning Heist is the second novel in the Sloane Harper series.            





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