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Smash & Grab by Amy Christine Parker

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I can't imagine having kleptomania or needing to grab everything in sight.  When her father needs her help and the only evidence that could clear his name needs to be stolen, Lexi is the girl to do it.  Christian doesn't like to steal, but steals from banks because he is being blackmailed.  Lexi and Christian cross paths and decide to help each other out.  After all, what could go wrong?

I'm not going to lie; I didn't really like these characters much because of what they do.  I could be told of all of the blackmail and supposed logic in the world and would still think "why not run away to a different country and live an honest life?"  I did like how the book was told from both of their viewpoints and that the reader could really get into their heads.  Their dialogue was hilarious, at times, and it made the book flow easier.  The plot was fairly fast-paced and I really wanted to know what was going to happen at the end of the book.  This would be a fun read to take on vacation with you!

 3 1/2 Stars!

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.

LINKS: Amazon | B&N

AMY CHRISTINE PARKER writes full-time from her home near Tampa, Florida, where she lives with her husband, their two daughters, and one ridiculously fat cat. Visit her at and follow her on Twitter @amychristinepar.

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  1. Unknown said...:

    Great review! I can't wait to read this book myself!

  1. This sounds like a fantastic book to read. I love the characters already and can't wait to live vicariously through them.