My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was my first read that included a con artist and boy was it an enjoyable ride. Lila and Nick grew up together, struggling for money and soon realized it was easier to swindle what they needed from the more affluent. Lila and Nick are enrolled at a small private college which of course they blackmailed the dean so that it appears they are on scholarship. Lila is enjoying a more straight and narrow life but Nick can't seem to let go of their old life. Nick asks Lila to take part in one final con and then they are both leaving their old lives behind.
The chemistry between Lila and Nick at the beginning is fantastic. Best friends that clearly could be more. Lila has wanted Nick for most of her life and she believes that they will eventually be the end game for each other. Nick is the bad boy you love to adore and you are rooting for him so hard. The complicated twist to the story is the final con involves a mark named Tucker who may be irresistible to Lila. Tucker is hard not to adore. He has a tragic back story and seems to be the campus king on their small college campus. Elizabeth Lee makes you love and hate both Tucker and Nick and it is hard to pick a team. It is nice to see Lila really think through her decisions on her relationships with both guys.
I am looking forward to the next installment!
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