Austin has played so many different cons he’s not even sure who he is anymore. His own identity has become lost in the maze of his past, but his past actions have caught up to him and he’s developed something he was fairly certain he never had before; a conscience.
Polly has been an enigma since the beginning of this series and her story is finally put under the spotlight. Her life of crime started as a need to make a past wrong done to those she loves right, but she bends a lot of rules to get there. She has her code and she sticks to it by not fleecing “good” people. But does one person have the right to be judge and jury? How would someone view her actions?
I never think the author can outdo herself, and yet she always manages to suck me in with her next book. I was a little slow to warm up to Polly and Austin since they were the most vague background characters in the previous books. That all changed when Austin started to realize how much he had hidden from himself and how much Polly brought that out in him. She was instrumental in his transformation and his devotion to her was so sweet.
The background story was intriguing without being too taxing and showed the cohesiveness this band of caught criminals is developing. The addition of a new member promises a very good future story. Somewhat slow to start, the sex and steam more than made up for it as the story progressed and there were some BDSM elements that took me by surprise as well as a DOM/sub dynamic with an unexpected twist. An excellent read.
Falling for a con man is the most dangerous game of all...
Con artist Austin Shaw's been in disguise so long he's not sure where his fake identities end and he begins. Now that he's been strong-armed into working for a specialized undercover unit working with the Chicago police—criminals with unique “skills”—the last thing he needs is to risk his iron control. Especially when it comes to a certain stunningly sexy hacker who tempts him with every look of disdain.
Polly Banks will never, ever trust a con man. On the trail of a ruthless crook who destroyed the only family she's ever known, Polly is unnerved by the shadow who follows her every move. The one who makes her pulse pound and breath short with lust. Austin. He's infuriating, enigmatic, and pure sex appeal, and she's determined to resist him.
But an untrustworthy man of disguise can become anyone he wants...including a man that Polly must trust if she's to escape their dangerous game alive.