Publisher: Carina Press
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No-nonsense jewelry designer Iris Fortune yearns for a normal life. But life as Vegas magician Cosmo Fortune’s daughter is anything but normal, especially since dear old Dad is also a scam artist. When Cosmo’s latest scheme goes awry and he pulls a real-life disappearing act, Iris is left holding the bag.
Now Iris must be a master of illusion—play the poised partner to her politician fiancé while trying to save her father and stay out of reach of Mickey Kincaid, the sexy thief who claims he's only after her jewels.
Detective Kincaid is deep undercover and seeks Iris out because of her connection to Cosmo—he never expected to be so drawn to her. While working with Iris to find the elusive con man, Mickey learns a killer has Iris in his sights, and he must do everything he can to save her, without blowing his cover.
Mickey's put his life on the line before, but never his heart—and now he’s not sure which is more dangerous...
What I thought:
This was more than I thought it was going to be. I was expecting a light romantic suspense novel. It wasn't very light. It was very well detailed and orchestrated that I lost myself in the pages. Cosmos was such an interesting character that you couldn't help but love the old goon and you couldn't help but be intrigued when following Iris and watch her wake up out of a dull life and really begin to live.
I haven't really read a mystery in ages, preferring romances almost exclusively these days. But this was a nice break from my usual reads and I loved the mystery. I loved what Cosmos was trying to do and I loved watching Iris and Mickey.
This is the first in a series and I can't wait to read more. I'm not sure what format it is in, but I would definitely like to read more about Allie and Cory.