Finley Cartwright is the queen of lost causes. That’s why she’s standing on a barstool trying to convince Friday night drinkers to donate money to a failing charity. Hitting on the guy on the next stool wasn’t part of her plan. Still, hot but grumpy venture capitalist Caleb Sherwood might just be her ticket to success. Professional grifter and modern-day Robin Hood, Cal Sherwood is looking for a partner for a long con. Sexy Fin, doing her best Marilyn Monroe act for her cause, has the necessary qualifications. By the time he cuts her free, her charity would be thriving, and she’d have helped him charm billions out of arrogant, gullible marks to fund his social justice causes. But just when he thinks he’s about to pull off the best con ever, his feisty new partner gets the upper hand.
One Night Wife by Ainsley Paton starts with the usual …. hot hero meets ok looking girl, and I thought I was in for the usual read. But once you get in … The book veers off and takes you for a great read. The book deals with the real issues, and for me it made a better read.
Who is actually conning who ? When you life has been a big con, would you actually recognise genuine feelings, and would you know if the person feels the same as you, or was it all fake ?
Caleb (Cal) robs from the rich to give not quite to the poor (but to organizations that are trying to save the world) his plans are precise and he knows what and who to target, but all that gets blown out of the water when he meets Finley.
Raising money for charity shouldn’t be this hard, but Fin is a quitter, she doesn’t do things for long, but she refuses to give on this one thing. When their feelings for each other get in the way, is it time to give up on the con or can Cal and Fin have their happy ending ?
One Night Wife is part of her Confidence Gameseries. This is a book that will grab your attention simply because of it’s lovable characters, and the fact it’s well written. It’s a quick read for a summer afternoon.