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Give Me Something (Give Me Something #1)

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Here's the deal... I learned a long time ago that sometimes you have to use what you've got to make things happen. What I happen to have is a pretty smile, long legs and the ability to make men believe anything I say. Before you get on your high horse and start judging me, can you honestly say you've never batted your lashes at some guy for a free drink at the bar? That's ...more
Kindle Edition, 389 pages
Published March 3rd 2013 by Elizabeth Lee
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Taryn at My Secret Romance
This review is posted at My Secret Romance

I have never switched teams when it comes to my love of jerks. N.E.V.E.R.

Until now.

Good-bye, dickhead.

I can't even deal...I feel like I betrayed my own self!


To he who shall not be named. I was rooting for you, jerk! I love you, but I hate you...

Lila Rae and Nick are both con artists who met when they were young. They both grew up poor and wanted for everything. They connected on a level that most don't so young and stuck togeth
***3.5 Stars!***

Meet Lila Garrison...

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Trickster, bamboozler, grifter. There were lots of names for what I did, but only one that everyone seemed to know- con artist.

Lila is a college student now, trying to live the straight and narrow. The last five years or so, she has been conning with her best friend Nick, but recently, she has been trying to turn over a new leaf. Nick is in some trouble and needs help, she can’t turn him down.

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We were somewhere between best friends and a whole lot more.

Mar 13, 2013 Lucia rated it really liked it
4.5 STARS for this original and interesting new-adult story. It was full of twists and hot guys, highly recommended!

My Lila and Nick:
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Lila is a con artist. All she ever wanted was to have wealthy life without much effort. The only thing she wants more is Nick, her best friend and fellow con artist, with whom she has been in love with for years. But as long as they both live fake lives, there is no chance for serious relationship between them. Now, Lila wants to end her criminal life
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 06, 2013 Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it
4 ~ 4 1/2 Stars
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Give Me Something sure delivered! This book was fast paced and definitely full surprises! I really enjoyed the story line of Lila Garrison, our main character who left her loving family five years prior because they couldn’t afford coach purses and designer labels.

Lila's partner in crime Nick sets up her marks, which are usually rich horrible men to fleece. Lila and Nick are still thick as thieves and Lila has been in love with him from the start and the two have a p
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*

4.5 stars

"People who say that money can't buy happiness, had obviously never had it"

Lila and Nick have been best friends forever...



They were somewhere between best friends and a whole lot more..
Well atleast to Laila is was always a whole lot more...

Lila is in love with him forever.
Nick is the type of guy that will get Lila to do anything for him..

Lila and Nick are Tricksters, bamboozler or grifter.. Aka con artists.

I learned a long time ago that sometimes you have to use what you'
Jan 20, 2015 ✿Alyssa✿ rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
Shelves: favorites, 5-star
This review was posted at My Secret Romance

To sum it up: Here's the deal... I learned a long time ago that sometimes you have to use what you've got to make things happen. What I happen to have is a pretty smile, long legs and the ability to make men believe anything I say. Before you get on your high horse and start judging me, can you honestly say you've never batted your lashes at some guy for a free drink at the bar? That's what I thought.

Keep that in mind as I tell you my story of how I to
Airah ♔
Since I've been in a perpetual con artist high lately, I decided to make a short review of this New Adult book.

3.5 stars

Trickster, bamboozler, grifter. There were lots of names for what I did, but only one that everyone seemed to know -- con artist. That was me and I was good at it.

That was Lila talking, btw. She's currently a sophomore at a private college which she didn't pay for. And guess how that happened?

a. She slept with an admin
b. She blackmailed the dean

Ding, ding ding.

Time's up guy
J *I did it all for the nookie.The book nookie*
4 Presh Stars!

I really enjoyed this was different, it was addicting, it was funny, it was sweet.

Give Me Something is the story of con-artist's Lila and Nick. Lila grew up poor and has always believed that money = happiness. She leaves home when she is 16 for a better life and meets Nick. For the next several years they lead a life of crime, swindling numerous men out of cash.

Lila loves Nick. With the loss of her family, he was often times her only friend. After Nick cons their way
Elizabeth Lee
Feb 12, 2014 Elizabeth Lee added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

My Tucker & Lila...

I think this pic does them a little more justice...


Caisey Quinn
Apr 21, 2013 Caisey Quinn rated it it was amazing
"This is what's going to happen: you two are going to get over this One Tree Hill bullshit and figure out a way to get along." -Lila

From that point on, Nick was Lucas and Tucker was Nathan in my head!

I enjoyed this wild ride so much! Lila is a touch chick, a con artist who has been in love with her partner in crime (and I do mean actual crime) for as long as she can remember...until she starts to have feelings for their latest mark.

Ms. Lee keeps you guessing all the way up to the end, but I who
Mar 08, 2013 Stephanie rated it really liked it
"I wanted to check the labels on your clothes"~Tucker "Hmm?"~Lila "You see if you were made in heaven"~Tucker

Autumn Review
Mar 19, 2013 Autumn Review rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours, review
After I read Shattered, I was anxious to see what Elizabeth Lee was going to come up with next. Well, I'm happy to say that not only did I love Give Me Something, but I absolutely fell in LOVE with Tucker. I mean...I LURRRVE him a lot.

I usually attach myself to male characters in my books. Not surprising, I know. However, I really like Lila. She left home when she was a teen, because she just didn't agree with her family's lifestyle and ideals. At the time, she didn't feel like they even cared a
Oct 13, 2013 Erica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series-i-love
Give me something...Give me some more Tucker Kline!

"I'm sorry for being an ass and for loving you in a way that doesn't make sense."

That one quote pretty much sums up everything Nick. The story starts with Nick and Lila finishing up a con. That's what they do. They both left home at a young age and now Nick finds the mark and Lila works the con. Problem is, Lila has fallen for Nick and she's ready to leave the game. Nick persuades Lila to work one more con for him by telling her a bunch of li
Angela Mclaurin
Feb 04, 2013 Angela Mclaurin rated it it was amazing
Review to come closer to release!!! I am fortunate that Elizabeth is a dear friend of mine and that I was asked to beta read this book. You are going to LOVE it!!! Seriously, the best mature YA of the year for me!!!! Mark it "to read" now!!!!!!
Anne OK
Apr 15, 2013 Anne OK rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
5-On Entertainment-Alone-Worthiness-Stars

In the scheme, are the players being played? What I most liked about this gripping and edge-of-the-seat read is that you’re never quite sure – until near the end when it’s all revealed. For me, this is what makes a really great reading experience. I fell for it hook, line, and sinker.

Recycled storylines are becoming a regular occurrence. This time around I found something more. “Give Me Something” offered up a unique and refreshing change. Filled with a
Feb 25, 2013 Erin rated it it was amazing
*******4.5 Stars*********
What happens when the con artist wants to leave it all behind? Well, that's all Lila wants for her future...well, that and her best friend, Nick, who happens to be her partner in crime. But when Nick decides they need to pull off one last con to keep him out of trouble, it seems like that's being postponed for a bit. From the start, it was clear there was something personal about this mark, despite Nick's insisting Tucker was just the typical rich boy who had plenty to s
Apr 04, 2013 Kim rated it really liked it
Trickster, bamboozler, grifter. There were lots of names for what I did, but only one that everyone seemed to know -- con artist. That was me and I was good at it.

Lila Rae and Nick are like family. They have been friends since their teen years and have spent their young lives running cons and making money off of people who they did not feel deserved it. But Lila is ready to start over and have a real life and would love for that to be with Nick. But Nick has just one more job for her to help him
Tammy  (Reviews by Tammy & Kim)
3.5 Stars

Give Me Something was a quick fun read for me. I loved the concept of a female con artist and a male "mark.”

"Trickster, bamboozler, grifter. There were lots of names for what I did, but only one that everyone seemed to know -- con artist. That was me and I was good at it. So good, that I'd managed to live a pretty charmed life."

Lila was so much fun to read about! I loved how our heroine was not your typical bad girl and made no excuses for the things she did in life. Rae didn't want to
Georgia Cruz
"I wanted to check the labels on your clothes...
You know.. To see if you were made in heaven."

Best pick-up line ever!

Oh wow! This book is amazing. I love the changes from Lila since she met Tucker. Even though life seems rough , people change. And sometimes this change is what defines you for who you really are and what lies beneath that wall you built. I was torn between Nick and Tucker at first but as the story progresses, I knew deep inside Tucker would be the one for Lila. I knew fro
Amanda (Hootie) Clark
Mar 04, 2013 Amanda (Hootie) Clark rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Lila Garrison grew up in a humble home with average parents who didn't make a lot of money but they were happy. Only Lila wasn't as happy with hand me down rags and her parents mediocre wages and wanted more out of life. She ends up leaving her parents behind in order to follow her long time friend and the guy she has been in love with for years, Nick Dammery to scheme anything she can off unsuspecting marks. With Nicks help she cons several men out of thousands, and has never been tempted by a ...more
Natalee Grimaldi
Mar 10, 2013 Natalee Grimaldi rated it really liked it

Holy moley, I have a serious case of whiplash!! I have never been so indecisive in which leading guy I want. This book was a fun, feel good book that I never wanted to end!!

So this book's told in the first person POV of Lila Rae, a con artist, who is in love with her best friend BUT then starts falling for her mark too!! Talk about awkward.

Lila was cool. She was a super fun character to read. I thought she was witty and funny, but also pretty down to earth(even though she's a total fashion slut
May 06, 2013 Andrea rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

What is it about a bad girl trying to be good that intrigues me? I guess maybe it's because a lot of the books I read are about good girls who generally try to do the right thing. Give Me Something, with it's intriguing bad girl who wants to be good, but needs to go bad just one more time, really delivered on the angst and drama. I loved it.

I have so much that I want to say about Give Me Something. I could sit with you and talk your ear off about Lila, Nick and Tucker and their crazy
Deena Bright
Mar 03, 2013 Deena Bright rated it it was amazing
Now, everyone knows that I love a smexy LOVE TRIANGLE, but what about a smexy SQUARE????? That's what this book is offering up. I don't want to reveal too much (or anything at all for that matter). I'm all for the guessing game, and "a-guessing you will do!" You'll be cheering for the characters, but which ones, I'll never tell! (I sounded like Gossip Girl, right there!) Anyway, do yourself a sexy little favor and grab this book up, it'll really "give you something" to enjoy. (Did you catch that ...more
Mar 14, 2013 Kelster rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-to-z
It took me a minute to get past the premise, not my favorite, but when I did I was all in. I loved the H, he was sweet, kind and generous and somewhat jealous and I loved the inside jokes that he shared with the h. I loved that he was so into her and never shied away from allowing her to see it. The story kept me engaged and I was never certain what was going to happen so that kept me reading. 3.5 stars.
Mar 15, 2013 Jennifer☠Pher☠ rated it really liked it
This was a great book. This book led me down pathways that I knew where they were going but they never went there, how refreshing. Everything I thought would happen didn't. What I wanted to happen didn't. Hence the four star. Regardless of my wants, this was a great book that kept me guessing THE ENTIRE TIME.
Annie Brewer
Hmmmmm Give Me Something....well give me this book-I'm intrigued!!!! Could it be Hap and Jan's book??? Could it be more Jesse and Lyss?? Ahhh i want I want!!! *beats on nook*

Review coming soon!
Smitten's Book Blog
Feb 15, 2014 Smitten's Book Blog marked it as to-read
Give Me Something (Give Me Something #1), by Elizabeth Lee

I haven't read this one but it's got plenty of four and five star reviews on my Goodreads and a few of you seemed to have enjoyed it, so I thought I'd let you know that it's free right now!

Let me know if you've read it and what you thought!



Here's the deal.
Steph Bennett
Apr 17, 2015 Steph Bennett rated it did not like it
Wow, please tell me that this book was written by a man who identifies as a "menimist", because if not Elizabeth Lee should be charged and arrested for assaulting my mind with this shit. This book should have been called the fucking doormat with legs.


Let's just talk about our protagonist here because if I wrote a review about every little thing that was wrong with this shit on paper I may as well write a full scale book entitled 'Why I Hate The Doormat with Legs'.

Any girl who pines after a guy f
Anna Cruise
Mar 20, 2013 Anna Cruise rated it it was amazing
Give Me Something will give you something different :)

A lot of NA books tend to recycle the same plot elements and it can feel like you're reading the same book over and over. So Give Me Something is like a big giant breath of fresh air. I'm not going to give away spoilers or key plot elements here, so let me focus on the things that I loved:

1. The set-up. Nick and Lila are con artists. CON ARTISTS. Brilliant! They work together (sort of), using Lila's looks and personality to con wealthy men ou
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