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A Cunning Heist
Sloane Harper has sworn off men—for her sanity, and her safety. But with or without men, trouble always seems to find Sloane.
When her ex’s ex-mistress comes knocking for help, Sloane does what she does best : she helps way more than she should. As she investigates London’s art scene, Sloane runs into a very handsome but very shady artist, a quirky bunch of thieves, and a cunning old flame.
Perhaps Sloane should have sworn off playing private detective instead of men.
A Cunning Heist brings us back into the world of Sloane Harper. A somewhat ditsy, bored housewife, who plays at sleuthing. If you’re up for laughs this is the series for you.
Sloane is the perfect pick-me-up character one can read about. Seriously, if you think you’re having a bad day, dive into the world of Sloane Harper and you will find that yours is not that bad. She really attracts trouble. I can see why at times one can get annoyed with her character but really she means well. At least we can call her character constant. A divorced housewife with too much time on her hands, she only wants to feel needed and useful. So what better way than to help her friend solve a mystery?
Sloane’s antics alone make for an easy fun read. Let me reiterate: Drunken antics. I literally cringed and laughed during a certain bathroom scene. Sloane, you’re a grown woman, get your act together!
Ethan makes another appearance (albeit he seemed like more of a jerk in this installment), and the usual quirky cast of characters are still around. Oh man, Bizzy is just hilarious. Along with Sloane’s friend Claudia with her constant swearing in Polish: “Kurva!” I had to look that one up btw… Their friendly bickering is what makes the story, seriously.
I love stories that feature heists and the added suspense always picks up the pace.
Overall, I enjoyed the second installment and really was shocked at the little surprise thrown at us in the end. Where to next Sloane? Can’t wait to read it.
I highly recommend reading the series from the beginning.
Someone hit my back hard, smack between the shoulder blades. I hissed from the pain.
Claudia, I worried instantly, knowing that whoever had hit me must have encountered her first. We should have swapped places. I shouldn’t have left her alone, an easy target, in the middle of the living room.
Before my aggressor could launch another assault on me, I turned around and smashed the book, the only weapon at hand, blindly in his direction.
At the same time, something I couldn’t see hit me in the eye.
“Ouch!” came my mugger’s voice, which sounded oddly familiar. And feminine.
I clawed clumsily at the air before me, eyes squeezed shut, and still reeling from the adrenaline kick, and felt my hand being swatted away.
“Will you quit it? Kurva! That hurts!”
I blinked rapidly. Claudia stood where the attacker should have been, massaging her head.
“It was you?”
“Yeah. Then, you just freaked out. You hit me on the head with this thing,” she said, waving at the book.
“You almost blinded me,” I defended myself. “Why?”
“I had my back to you. I thought you were someone else.”
“Guess I’m not the only one who freaked out,” I said, rubbing my injured eye.
I looked at her hands, trying to figure out what she’d used to poke me in the eye. Hysterical giggles bubbled up inside me.
“What are these for?” I asked between hiccups, pointing at the shrink-wrapped sausages she was holding.
“They won’t go bad for a few more days. Would be a shame to waste them,” she replied, her face bright red.