Thursday, July 7, 2016

Smash and Grab by Amy Christine Parker

Title: Smash and Grab
Author: Amy Christine Parker
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Mystery, Thriller
Summary: Ocean’s Eleven meets the star-crossed lovers of West Side Story.Grab some popcorn and get ready for an adrenaline-filled heist!
LEXI is a rich girl who loves a good rush. Whether it’s motorcycle racing or BASE jumping off a building in downtown Los Angeles, the only times she feels alive are when she and her friends are executing one of their dares. After her father’s arrest, Lexi doesn’t think twice about going undercover at his bank to steal the evidence that might clear his name. She enlists her hacker brother and her daredevil friends to plan a clever heist.
CHRISTIAN is a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. The local gang has blackmailed him and his friends into robbing banks, and he is desperate for a way out. When the boss promises that one really big job will be the last he ever has to do, Christian jumps at the chance for freedom. In fact, he’s just met a girl at the bank who might even prove useful. . . .
Two heists. One score. The only thing standing in their way is each other.
Told in alternating points of view, this caper is full of romance and fast-paced fun. Hand to fans of Perfect Chemistry, The Conspiracy of Us, and Heist Society.

*I have received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Review: 
This was such a fun read and it definitely kept me on my toes. It was filled with intrigue, romance, and revenge. 
Lexi was an interesting character. And the whole plan to help her father in prison was brilliant, but a little stupid. There were so many times I thought she was going to be caught or worse. 
I loved reading Christian's POV. The danger that followed him really pulled me in, and was what kept me on my toes. And that final heist at the end! I swear I was going to have a stroke. They had me worrying and scared. And with good reason. 
The relationship between Lexi and Christian was such a fun one to watch. There was so much push and pull that kept you invested. And anytime they got together in a scene I basically had this song stuck in my head, Partners in Crime by Set it Off. 
The one thing that I felt we didn't get enough of was the side characters. Like there should be prequels or something about the side characters and how they all got together. I really wanted to know more about Quinn and Whitney,Elena and Oliver, and even Eddie and Theresa. Actually, I just really want another book on Eddie and Theresa.
  For those looking for a fun summer heist book, this is perfect for you and I would completely recommend it. 

Happy Reading!