On Every Street (The Artists Trilogy 0.5)
by Karina Halle
When young con artist Ellie Watt decides to call herself Eden White and go after the drug lord who ruined her as a child, she never expects to fall for one of his henchmen. But Javier Bernal is no ordinary man. Subtly dangerous and overwhelmingly seductive, Eden finds herself passionately in love with Javier, the very person she's set-up to betray. With her body and heart in a heated battle against her deep need for revenge, no one will walk away from this con a winner.
This 50K word (100+ pages) novella takes place six years before Sins & Needles. It can be read before or after Sins & Needles and may also be read as a standalone.
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On Every Street (The Artists Trilogy, #0.5)
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When an author can make you love a bad, bad man, then you know that author is good.
When you invest yourself into the characters and it makes you feel emotional,
and creates a sense of euphoria and sadness all at the same time, guess what, then you know that author is more then good. They are great!
THIS IS THAT KIND OF BOOK AND AUTHOR!
Ellie Watt aka Eden White, is out for revenge! Revenge over what happened to her when she was younger. She's a bad-ass in her own right. She comes from con artist parents, having to live the life on the road, she basically learns the life of a con, but she is different then her parents. Not having them around for support, she seeks out an old family friend, and he teaches her the ways of being a con. The do's and don'ts. She's ready for this, but having to go up against a drug lord is not an easy task. She has her mark, she's set her sights, and she's ready. The only thing she didn't anticipate was having feelings for the person that can connect her to her mark.
Jaiver YOU, YOU, dirty rotten scoundrel! Your such a bad-ass, a ruthless sexy-mofo . You had me right from the start. A Latino lover, hmmm... Eden your one lucky girl!
But, then your true colors shined through, and you were BAD, and I mean dangerously BAD. You scared me at times, had me walking on cloud nine, and then you SHATTERED ME and MY HEART into a million pieces!! OH, and yea, Eden's too!
Jaiver is the bridge to getting to Eden's mark, but he proves to be more, oh so much more. He's suave, sexy, and oh so dangerous all at the same time. He radiates heat and danger. As these two get closer he uses his charm on Eden, and basically wins her over. He's romantic at times, loving, and so good in the bedroom. He makes her feel like a queen. Having no idea of Eden's true intentions he wraps her up in his life and they ultimately fall for each other. But, like I said Jaivar is dangerous and Eden is frightened many times by his dangerous lifestyle. She accepts him and throws caution and her quest for revenge out the window. When all is good and life can't seem to get any better, yep it happens, KABOOM, and everything Eden thought she had is now shattered into a million pieces, and she will have to deal with the ultimate betrayal.
Miss Halle does an incredible job at working you up in this short, but oh so sweet novella. You will love this book, and it is a must read for not only fans of New Adult/Adult, but fans of Urban Fantasies, yes UF, without the paranormal that's what this felt like. Love the TV show Revenge, then you will love this book. Love having a writer rip you apart at the seams, yep then this is the book for you.
Oh, and one last thing. I know a lot of people don't read novella's. I'm not sure why, maybe they feel bored by the short, or they feel that it's not long enough to wet their appetite, well I'm here to prove you wrong. This book, and many others out there are worthy of your time. So don't pass on some great reads, and insights to a series.
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“So, what would you like to drink?”
“Aside from you?”
I laughed anxiously. “You can’t drink me.”
He leaned forward, his eyes running up and down my body, causing my skin to heat. “Yes, I believe I can. And I believe I will. But for now, I’ll just have a Bombay and tonic.”
“Why am I good to you?” he repeated, his lips brushing against mine as he spoke.
“Because I can see you are broken. And I want nothing more than to put you back together.”
“I’m scared of him. I’m disgusted by the vile monster he becomes, this beast he lets out. But I still love him. I’d still do anything for him. I can’t just turn off my heart. I want to, I do, but I can’t. I love him with everything I have and I hate myself for it. Because it’s wrong to love him, I know. It’s so wrong.”
“You know,” he began, voice low and full, “if you were to ever leave me, I’d come looking for you, on every street.”
“Always.” And I knew he kept his promises.”