I am still stunned that this is Tate James' debut novel. From the moment I started reading, I was hooked. Kit is such a strong and complex MC and was developed so well. Her kick-ass attitude and fiery best friend Lucy made me laugh time and time again. Add in her mysterious 'talents' and you have a master thief playing modern day Robin Hood. Its hard to comment on other aspects of the novels without revealing too may spoilers given the storyline is so complex with twists and reveals throughout!
The guys that I'm hoping all form her RH are all great characters in themselves - they don't just support Kit, they stand on their own. Wesley is the only one I'm not sure about for Kit (in a romantic sense - they already have a good friendship blossoming), mainly because of his connection with Lucy as well, but time will tell. He may come out of his shell and surprise us all. The twists and turns that kept on coming kept the book alive and me on the edge of my seat. I had to keep reading to see what would happen next, which is always the sign of a great book. I was completely sucked in and NEEDED to know what was happening.
The author provided warnings about potential triggers, so make sure those are heeded. As Kit's history was revealed I was suitably horrified at what she had been through. It was very well written - it was dark and horrifying, yet spoke of Kit's loyalty and strength as well. It suited the person she was now, slightly broken and jaded, without her being a complete mess, or conversely completely recovered with no scars. The fact that she had triggers herself throughout the book just added to the complex layering of her character development - it wasn't a trigger that just occurred at a certain stage of the book - it was interwoven throughout.
The ending brought surprises that I did not see coming, but they were so well delivered - completely in line with the Kit we'd gotten to know, which was fantastic (love the sass and the guys reactions when all was revealed). I particularly loved how her adoptive father came into it, and it made a lot of other references through the book make sense. The reveals from the last few chapters are what is driving me to go back and re-read - I recall the hints that came up throughout the book when all fell into place, but want to go and read it knowing what happens now to see how many other hints I missed.
Highly recommend this book and can't wait for Tate James' next book to come out. Whether in this series, or another, I will be reading it!
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1641 KB
- Print Length: 398 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1975607147
- Publisher: Foxy Publishing (19 September 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0744R67XT
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 184 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,628 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)