Saturday, February 2, 2013

[ARC Review]: "Confidence Tricks"

Confidence Tricks by Tamara Morgan
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (February 12, 2013)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Asprey Charles has always assumed he would one day take his place in the family art appraisal and insurance firm. “His place” meaning he plans to continue to enjoy his playboy lifestyle, lavish money on his Cessna, and shirk every responsibility that dares come his way.

But when a life of crime is thrust upon him, he is just as happy to slip on a mask and cape and play a highwayman rogue. After all, life is one big game—and he excels at playing.

Poppy Donovan vows that her recent release from jail will be her last—no more crime, no more cons. But when she learns that her grandmother lost her savings to a low-life financial advisor, she’s forced to do just one more job.

It’s all going smoothly until the necklace she intends to pawn to fund her con is stolen by a handsome, mocking, white-collar thief. A thief who, it turns out, could take a whole lot more than money. If she’s not careful, this blue blood with no business on her side of the tracks could run off with the last thing she can afford to lose. Her heart.

Warning: This book contains masked crusaders, a remorseless con woman, and plans to boost a ten-million-dollar painting. Expect high speeds and fast hands.

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My Review:

The trust-fund boy and the sassy ex-con....extreme opposites, yet in the end they're perfect for each other. Can they help each other out...without ending up in jail?


I'll admit that Morgan surprised me a few times. I was just as clueless to what was going to happen next as the characters. For throwing in a few plot twists that even I didn't see, I'm giving Morgan two thumbs up. Just when I thought I knew what the plan was, and which side the characters were on, she'd change it. Well done!


I loved Morgan's last two books, absolutely loved them. She has a great writing style that flows. I've come to expect plenty of great laughs, great wit, and raunchy jokes.


But that was missing from much of Confidence Tricks. Sure, there were a few small jokes, but nothing like the previous books. And that, I think, was my biggest disappointment


4 STARS! Overall Confidence Tricks is a great choice if you want a contemporary filled with cons and thefts, sneaking and spying. Plenty of twists, a few witty spots, and a hero the reader will no doubt fall for. I liked it, but I think my favorite Tamara Morgan book still involves brawny Highland Game competitors. :) But perhaps I'm just biased...

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I received an eARC from the author in exchange for my honest review.

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Until Next Time,


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