Hello lovelies! I’ve given positive reviews for six of Larissa Reinhart’s books so of course I jumped at reading another sure thing. Today, it’s The Cupid Caper, a whole new start to another series I can’t wait to get more of.
About The Cupid Caper:Title: The Cupid Caper
Author: Larissa Reinhart
Series: A Finley Goodhart Crime Caper #1
Genres: Mystery, Contemporary, Adult
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Sassy, Sexy, Southern Suspense She uses her criminal past to catch crooks. He wants her back. In the grift. And in his life. Can Finley Goodhart convince Lex that doing good is the greatest hustle of all?
Ex-grifter Finley Goodhart may try to stay on the straight and narrow, but walking that thin line becomes wobbly when she believes her friend Penny was murdered. The last thing she wants is to work with her ex-partner (and ex-boyfriend), the brilliant (brilliantly frustrating) British con artist, Lex Leopold. However, when it appears Penny's demise might be related to an exclusive matchmaking service for millionaires, Fin needs Lex's help to pull a long con to get the goods on Penny.
Romance is in the air for hustlers, gangsters, and their marks. Unfortunately for Fin and Lex, infiltrating the racket doesn't make for a match made in heaven. This Valentine swindle could stop their hearts for good.
Praise for The Cupid Caper:
Once again, Reinhart has managed to spin an intriguing tale.
~Christa Reads and Writes
This is not the first book I’ve read of Larissa Reinhart, and as always it kept me glued and addicted to the story, trying not to worry to much for our characters.
One thing I can always count on from this author is her fabulously strong female characters. Fin doesn’t disappoint and the mystery takes many twists and turns to keep a reader guessing to the very end.
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Review of The Cupid Caper:
I first fell in love with Reinhart’s Cherry Tucker series almost two years ago. I’ve devoured and 5 star’d the first four installments and eagerly awaiting what comes next.
Every time I hear of another Reinhart release I’m happy but bitter it’s not a Cherry Tucker Mystery. That’s going to change now that Fin is on the scene.
First sentence: Wednesdays often brought the college boys to Jello’s Pool Hall.
Immediately engaging. Kept me guessing. Solid group of characters that so far are segregated like Atlanta. Lots of surprises. Fin is a wildcard with a wonky moral compass trying to do right. Lex is a mysterious dreamboat. Mark is a pleasant surprise. Pity we didn’t get to meet living Penny. Hope to watch the crew grow and see who they help next.
The only things I didn’t like: was how Jello was described. It was really fatphobic and uncomfortable.
And I don’t know what to make of Dot. At first she was just a weird Sapphire type to me. But we learn more later and it’s not her but Fin that’s changed. Well, I can’t spoil it and I’m white so grain of salt. But hopeful. Intrigued.
The Cupid Caper is Hustle with Gin from Elemental Assassin minus the magic.
If that doesn’t want to make you read it, I don’t know else to tell you.
If you’re curious about Reinhart’s other work, here’s my review for the first Cherry Tucker book, a spoiler free review of the 6th book here and for a different speed, there’s also her Maizie Albright series.
Particularly since my father was a cop. And more crooked than any swindler I’d ever met.
Still too hard to trust him. And too hard not to love him.
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