Review | Pros and Cons by Sydney Logan (@SydneyALogan)
08 March 2015
Con artists Jenna York and Ethan Summers always seem to cross paths during their travels around the world. With their partners in tow, the cunning criminals wreak havoc across the globe, stealing from the rich and giving to the richer. While Jenna tries to convince herself that she sees him as nothing more than a professional rival, Ethan finds it a little harder to fight his attraction to the beautiful thief.
When tragedy strikes, Jenna and Ethan join forces, but are the stakes too high? Can they escape this last job with their lives–and their hearts–intact?
I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
When Pros and Cons opens we meet Jenna York a prolific con artist along with her partner and best friend Abby. She's in Vagas with her partner when she runs into Ethan Summers, he is also a con artist with his partner and best friend, Coop.
Her and Ethan have a teasing, flirtatious relationship and it's clear from the get go that they both mean more to the other than their letting on. Things aren't made easier by the fact that their respective partners and best friends love each other.
I loved their to and froing with snarky comments and underhand, or not so underhand, in Ethan's case, flirting! You can just tell these two are meant to be together, but they keep fighting it and I wanted to throw something at them for it. For the first half of the book the attraction slowly builds but then their worlds are turned upside down and they have to work together.
However, before that starts, they hide away for a while to deal with their emotions and make a plan. During this time and, as a result of what has happened, they finally admit to themselves that they want each other and spend time getting to know each other. This was my favourite part of the book, getting to see them together without the bravado and just needing each other. It was beautiful to read and see unfold.
They decide that what they need to do will be their last job before they settle down to live a normal life together. I don't want to say too much about the end of the book, but I will say it'll keep you on the edge of your seat the whole way through. You won't be able to tell if they're going to get out and get to be together or if their past will catch up with them and you really don't want the latter to happen! Trust me!
I guess Sydney achieved what I thought impossible. She made con artists likeable. I never thought I'd see the day when I was rooting for two criminal masterminds!