Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Well, Ally Carter... you've done it again.
SO good. A lot of suspense, a little romance, and some very smart criminals with great personalities...
Starting way back with "Ocean's 11" and "The Italian Job", I found I love smart criminal stories. There's something I like even better about these books: they steal for a good reason (not that I honestly believe that's okay... I guess stealing is stealing. BUT! In a book... in a story? The justice is sweet).
Kat and her crew of thieves are back together trying to solve another crime. Her cousins and then the random two guys: Nick and Hale. I appreciate that Nick has a small part. I have grown tired of love triangles being the fall back. And Hale. A sigh-able guy. Perfect (and flawed, which only makes him more perfect [I'm telling you, we girls dig that sorta thing]) as always.
Here is the thing that I appreciate MOST about Ally Carter's books: they are clean. She shows that a book can be good, suspenseful, and full of romantic tension without swear words, sex, or lusty feelings. I love it. Anyone of her books: I would not be embarrassed to lend to a friend or wary to let my [proverbial] teenage daughter read. And I definitely wouldn't be embarrassed to have someone know I was reading it.
The other great thing about these books/ the Gallagher girl series: even though the main characters are girls, there are a few things that make them great for guys too: 1. fun male characters, 2. suspense/ intrigue and action 3. the love story doesn't ever overwhelm the real plot.
NOT a waste of time. I love this series and am glad to own it. I will read it again and again.
The only thing I didn't like: This is clearly not the final book. I thought it would be a trilogy and am pretty sure it won't stop there. It could, but there are some clear indicators that it won't. Not that I mind reading more. I just... well I hate waiting to see how it all works out!
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