Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sins And Needles, Karina Halle

Ellie Watt is used to starting over. The daughter of a grifting team, Ellie spent her childhood being used as a pawn in her parents' latest scam. Now she’s much older, wiser and ready to give her con artist life a rest. But returning to the dry desert town of Palm Valley, California means one more temptation than she bargained for – Camden McQueen. Once known as the high school weirdo, Camden is bigger and badder than the boy he used to be and a talented tattoo artist with his own thriving business. Ellie’s counting on Camden still being in love with her but what she’s not counting on is how easily unrequited love can turn into obsession over time. When Camden discovers Ellie’s plan to con him, he makes her a deal she doesn’t dare refuse, but her freedom comes with a price and it’s one that takes both Ellie and Camden down a dangerous road.

***The Artists Trilogy is a dark and sexy contemporary ride about three flawed individuals caught in a world where it's so easy to justify the bad things we do. This is a pure adult read (Not YA or NA).

This is the 1st book in the trilogy. It is followed by the novella On Every Street (released in March 2013) and the sequel Shooting Scars (released in May 2013). The third and final book in the series will also be released in 2013.***

Yeahhhhh, fun fun fun. What was I thinking not reading this sooner? Pssssht idiot.

I loved it! Perfect blend of awesome characters, awesome plot and awesome writing. Usually one single thing out of these three sticks out for me but noooo it was an epic coming together of it's parts.

I love reading about flawed people who I want to shake, yet still I love them. Also you know when tonnes of stuff happens but it doesn't feel annoying and for the sake of it? It was fast paced but not making me like Whoa Whoa Whoa chilllll book 

Ellie is a con artist, it's all she's known since her childhood. She has come back to her home town to start over (again) and bumps into an old friend from high school- Camden. Things didn't end well with Camden and when they meet up...he's all...well. Hmph, you will have to read it if you haven't already because- like me- you've had it in your tbr pile for too long.
My plot overview is offensively vague but if you read my reviews you know this now. I just do ramblings.

Ellie- Stupid girl!!! Don't get me wrong I absolutely love her....but damn that girl needs to grow up. AND STOP DOING SHIT. Ellie, you play with fire girl.....

Camden, my beautiful. The high school weirdo (I was this person in my high school! hahaha but of the arty-farty variety) who grew up to be a dangerous tattooed sexy musician nerd man- also know as purrrfect. Must be mentioned though ever so slightly psychotic, very incredibly bitter but a good man.

I like that they were both kind of stuck. I could scream at both of them to move on. It made their connection more poignant I think because they both needed to get over things and move forward with their lives.

I'm just gonna dedicate a sentence to Camden and his amazingness. Mmmmmm I love you Camden, sexy nerds. Nothing better than a sexy nerd.

I keep seeing Team Javier everywhere?!?! Why, I ask WHYYY??? Is this because of On Every Street? Maybe I'll change my mind after I've read that because right now I will fight to the death for Camden.
*edit, after reading On Every Street I now see the appeal BUT LADIES***********SPOILER************He's a cheaaaater

Anyway, if you want a fast paced romantic thriller kind of thing with shockingly great characters and some damn fine writing this is the one!

1 comment:

  1. Ramble as much as you like. I love your reviews. Everyone gets caught by Karina Halle's books eventually. She's just a genius when it comes to serving up characters you love in spite of yourself.