My Review of Bold Tricks (The Artist Trilogy #3)
This book starts off right after book 2 “Shooting Scars”. I absolutely love that it was written this way because it reads like one really long suspenseful novel. We find Javier, Camden and Ellie stuck together unwillingly, but with similar goals in mind still. Mainly ‘Kill Travis’. And that’s if they don’t kill each other first. I can’t help but think of ‘Kill Bill’ throughout this quest of theirs as it turns into one deadly ride after another, all across Mexico and Central America. The Cartels are still a huge threat for the trio as they saddle up to rescue Gus, Ellie’s old friend and possibly now, Ellie’s Con Artist mother, but they don’t dominate the scenery as they did in book 2. We get to see another side of each character. Like it or not, it’s time to swallow the hard truths about Ellie that she didn’t even know about herself. Though I did find some plot lines were predictable, but still, some were not.
The sex in this one, whoooaaaa! Yes there was plenty of it and it was hot! Several scenes were made up of just sex so be ready to steam it up!
The story unfolds slowly at first with Ellie’s thoughts and musings dominating the chapters but, once you get past that part, wow, there’s A LOT of action! Just when you think the story is over, another twist happens and then yet another comes slamming in. The amount of back stabbing in this one was atrocious and I really was wondering how Ellie was going to pull herself out of each mucky situation and come out alive. She’s definitely grown from the first novel in the series, turning into one tough chica, without remorse and hardened to the core. It made me wonder how she could really come out the other end emotionally and mentally intact, but that’s for readers to read and find out for themselves if she does or doesn’t