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Review Tour & #Giveaway: A Cunning Heist by Astrid Arditi

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

Review Tour & #Giveaway: A Cunning Heist by Astrid Arditi

Welcome to the Review Tour for A Cunning Heist by Astrid Arditi. The author will be awarding $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Follow the tour by clicking on the banner image above. Comment on each blog (once) to increase your chances of winning.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

A Cunning Heist

Review Tour & #Giveaway: A Cunning Heist by Astrid Arditi
by Astrid Arditi
Series: Sloane Harper #2
Also in this series: A Cunning Plan
on May 26th, 2017
Pages: 295
Format: e-book
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 Stars

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Blurb:

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.

ARC Romance smart and funny Suspense

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.

“Agh!”

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.

About Astrid Arditi

If Astrid Arditi could have one magical power, it would be to create time—to write, to enjoy her children, to unpack (she’s moved five times in four years), to sleep in, to learn how to cook, and to hit the gym. Or at least, to locate the one nearest her.

While waiting for her magic powers to manifest, she reads, eats way too many cakes, daydream, and thanks her lucky stars for her whirlwind, wonderful life.

Born and raised in Paris, Arditi recently moved to Brooklyn where she lives with her husband and two young children. A Cunning Heist is the second novel in the Sloane Harper series.

 

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I really enjoyed the excerpt! Sounds like my kind of story

Sandra Watts
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Sounds good. Thanks for hosting.

Tracie Cooper
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Tracie Cooper

My sister would love to read this book.

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Tracie Cooper

I would love to read this book and shared it with my mom.

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Tracie Cooper

I would love to take this book on my upcoming trip to beach.

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Solange

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing. Love the excerpt and book cover too.

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Shared on G+ to help spread the word, have a great day! 🙂

Ally Swanson
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Hope you had a fabulous weekend!! Looking forward to checking out this book!!

Nikolina
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Nikolina

Thank you for your honest review, it’s much appreciated!

Edye
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What is your favorite color?

Ally Swanson
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Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

Dianne Casey
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Dianne Casey

Sloane sounds awesome. Really enjoyed the excerpt of the book and I’m looking forward to reading the book.

Lacey Waters
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Lacey Waters

Sloane sounds adorable! Thank you 🙂

anna herding cats
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That does sound fun! Made me think of the author who has a similar name (harper sloan) wonder if the authors are friends?

Richard Brandt
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I agree, there are plenty of things you could swear off of before swearing off men. Water skiing, for example.

Diane Elizabeth
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Diane Elizabeth

I really liked the excerpt, it sounds like a fun read.

Mary
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Mary

The blurb tells me I will enjoy this.

Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading
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I never heard of this series before. It sounds like a fun read. Thanks for sharing. Great review.

Uhunoma Aguebor
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Uhunoma Aguebor

This book looks really interesting! Mystery is one of my favorite genres to read!

astrid arditi
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Thank you for the lovely review!

Mary Kirkland
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That was a fun excerpt.

Angie @ Ba_BAMB
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So glad you enjoyed this one, Aleen. I have cringed at many a-drunken heroine scenes in the past. Luckily I usually get a good giggle out of them.

Great review. 🙂

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Victoria

Thanks for sharing your review & the excerpt!

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Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

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Thanks for hosting!

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If you had the opportunity to write with anyone who would it be?

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