The Artists Trilogy – Book One
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.
This book is edgy has a great story line. This would make a great movie.
This book starts at a slow pace with enough to keep you interested, you will be on the edge of your seat at times.
There will be a mixture of emotions flying around as you read, you will be gasping then cursing out loud, Elle’s character is frustrating at times but you fall in love with her character by the end faults and all.
Elle, she is a character you love to hate. Hate how she lives her life scamming people but then that’s all she has known as her parents lived the same life they are all hustlers.
But then there seems to be a vulnerable side to her, Elle puts on a front of being a bad-ass con artist, she can handle mobsters in her sleep kind of girl, but really deep down shes scared and damaged with no-one to turn too apart from someone shes is trying to con. She is a lost girl in a big world.
Camden the sexy talented tattoo artist, well what can we say about Camden, he complicated with a not so simple past of his own, covered in tattoo’s, great in bed, did i mention sexy as all get out?
The sexual energy pour from the pages between Camden and Elle i just loved it, these two practically combust when there together.
This is a beautiful story of real flawed people who find each other.
Karina gives you the facts a little at a time to keep you on the edge, you get to know each character so well with the information your given.
Then there is the ending HOLY HELL! i wasnt expecting it to go down like that, BIG cliff hanger that will have you shouting at the last page in dis belief.
The next book Shooting Scars: The Artists Trilogy 2
has a lot to live up too, and im sure it will.