Author: Ally Carter
Summary From Goodreads:
Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting-or stealing-whatever they want. No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale’s family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother’s billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there’s no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won’t let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother’s will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company’s fortune. So instead of being the heir-this time, Hale might be the mark. Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she’s willing to save her boyfriend’s company if it means losing the boy.
There are so many things to love about this series and, in particular, about this book. Everything from the characters, to the plot, to the settings are all amazing. The love that you know the characters have for each other is so perfect that you can’t help loving them too. And feeling like you are a part of the family.
It all starts out when Hale is called away in the middle of a heist because he finds out his grandmother has died. Hale’s grandmother is one of the only people in his family that he does love and so he is pretty much shattered. Then, in the reading of the will, the family learns that Hale has been named the sole recipient of her company. Kat has her reservations about the legitimacy of such a will and is subsequently hired, behind Hale’s back, to find out the truth.
This book was different than the previous two books in that it focused on Hale more than Kat. You, the reader, are introduced to members of the Hale family and you begin to see the world that he was raised in, as opposed to Kat’s world. As the story progresses, you begin to understand why Hale wanted to escape that world. And as he get’s drown deeper and deeper back into that world, and further and further away from Kat, your heart breaks with the changes exhibited in Hale. Kat, however, is unwilling to let him go without a fight. It was nice to see just how far she was willing to go to save Hale… to see just how much she loved Hale. You always sensed it in the previous books, but this book lays it on the table. There is nothing Kat wouldn’t do to save Hale.
I love Kat’s family. They are so great. I love the message of loving and always supporting your family, whether they are your family through blood or through choice. You don’t get to choose the family you are born into but you can choose the family you make and the people you surround yourself with. All of Kat’s cousins and uncles and her father… they all seem like the type of people I would love to be related to (minus the actual crime part of it).
Anyway, if you aren’t already reading this series, you should be.