Title: Bold Tricks ( The Artists Trilogy, Book Three)
Author: Karina Halle
Release Date: October 15, 2013
With more lives at stake and games in motion, Ellie, Camden and Javier form an uneasy alliance that will take them from the treacherous streets of inner-city Mexico to the wilds of the Honduran jungles in order to find their freedom. But with liberty just on the horizon, the cost might come at their own redemption.
You know when you read a series and the last book just...doesn't do it for you? And leaves you feeling disappointed?
Yeah--you won't be feeling any of that with Karina's latest, Bold Tricks.
I LOVE THIS FREAKING SERIES!
I have no clue where to start with this review, I'm a jumbled mess. Also, I don't want to give anything away, cause that would just suck.
First off--The Artists Trilogy is a series that MUST be read in order. So don't jump ahead--it will positively ruin the experience and the journey.
Ellie, Camden, and Javier have seemingly come together for a purpose. And that purpose is different for all three characters. Javier wants to take over Travis's position as the drug cartel leader, Ellie wants to find Gus and her mother, and exact revenge on the man who left her scarred. And Camden wants to get his son back.
But can Ellie and Camden afford to trust the somewhat slimy Javier in the process?
Truth and lies. Retribution and secrets. Sex and danger. All of these are part of Halle's kick-ass world as everything starts to unravel around Ellie as she faces off a dangerous enemy and a jilted lover.
And then there's Camden. Sigh. The sexy, tatted hero. The man who sees Ellie more clearly than anyone. The man who is her moon, her heart, her very soul. Can he find it in himself to forgive Ellie for turning to Javier during a weak moment? Or is there no chance at happiness for Ellie?
Kalle's writing is raw and edgy and that's what I love about it. She colors her world with a richness and vitality that leaps off the pages. Her heroes (and heroines) are complicated and flawed. Bold Tricks finishes Ellie's story with a endearing epilogue that soothes the reader's soul after such a heart wrenching pilgrimage across Mexico.