- File Size: 1269 KB
- Print Length: 271 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Wicked Sassy (January 18, 2016)
- Publication Date: January 18, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B019DPEL0W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,809 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The characters were well developed, especially Claire. I really felt like I understood her, and the way she saw the world.
The Pimpernel does stand alone, but I would love it if this became the start of this series. There is so much more potential for intrigue.
Content: clean (no language, some kissing, mention of infidelity-not the hero or heroine)
Enter Jack, a handsome magician, with family and professional ties dating back centuries to the very first Pimpernel. Jack and his team are tasked with keeping the wealthy in check and preventing global financial catastrophes. As the book opens, Jack has his eye on Claire - a true genius and socially strained individual - who may or may not be performing one of the greatest global cons he has ever seen.
Claire, for her part, is desperate. She is desperate to finish her doctorate. Desperate to avoid dating the new guy down the hall. Desperately afraid of spiders, too. Add to that her OCD nature and conniving, social-climbing mother, and the girl already has it pretty rough. Oh, and then there's that other thing, that secret thing, she's doing that could very well destroy her life and the lives of the people she cares about. A mental breakdown is only seconds away.
This is a charming, fun story full of interesting information about magicians, facial tics, con artists, and romance. I found it way too short. And while there is a suspense/crime element to the story, I felt like it was a little underplayed - but I have an unhealthy admiration for con artists. Most readers who enjoy contemporary romance and detective TV shows will really like this. (Another reader likened it to the show Leverage.) The main characters are very interesting, with enough backstory given to make them worthy of compassion and character flaws/weaknesses that make them likeable. The secondary characters are also very intriguing and I am genuinely hoping that the author makes good on her promise in the last few pages to write a sequel. I'll read it!
I had so much going on this last week that this book felt like it was dragging me slowly along when all I wanted was to curl up with it and devour it right away. But, it did allow me to savor and think about parts of it, so I guess it was an ok thing to have it take me longer to read. I would try to sit and read a couple pages at the end of the day, but after running nonstop and late nights and long days, I'd reread the same sentence and be fast asleep. Talk about depressing when all you want to do is read a page. LOL! But I persisted and finally was able to read all the reveals and discover all the secrets.
Let me tell you, this book! Wow! It's not at all what I was expecting, and yet it was. But I didn't see it coming. Sheralyn Pratt did a fantabulous job throwing the scent off the trail, so to speak, and casting doubt all over the place. Phew! I'm ready to re-read it and dive into the next book too! I feel pretty lucky that I don't have to wait for the book to be released to enjoy it. Now I just need life to comply too! There are two books that can go along with this. Royal Ball and Walk of Infamy. I haven't read either but from friends who have they highly recommend them.
So very glad that there were enough reviews out there telling the author they loved this book and they wanted more. At the end of the book Sheralyn Pratt tells the reader that she could write more with these characters or leave it where it ended. But she needed reviews letting her know that we loved it. I'm a little late to that bandwagon but apparently it happened because the second book, Royal Ball, was just released a week or so ago. Woohooo!
If you like suspense, action, mind games, thought provoking stories and characters, disguises, computers, geniuses, OCD characters, sweet love stories and all around good fun, this is one I would highly recommend picking up.
Content: Clean. Some moments of peril, kissing but nothing further, lies and deceit and plenty of action.
A modern Scarlet Pimpernel with a delightful twist and a dash of James Bond. All while being beautifully clean and free of smut or vulgarity!
The writing itself is superb. It's wonderful to be drawn completely into a story that pulls off the suspension of disbelief so well. I hate being yanked out of a story by poor writing, sappy melodrama, overblown Hollywood 'action', obvious info-dumping, clichés, etc. Happily, this book suffers from none of those downfalls. Bring on the smoke and mirrors!
I loved this book the first time I read it, but after finishing the author's Rea Jenson series, I have a whole new appreciation for the secondary characters here that we glimpsed in Walk of Infamy. After finishing that, I decided to read Pimpernel a second time, and fell in love all over again! This story stands quite fantastically on its own, though.