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Raised by her father to be a grifter, Ellie Phillips needs to get away from the hustling life and her mobbed-up boss. The map she just stole is her key to one last big score. But its rightful owner, Jacob Hawkins, isn't letting it, or Ellie, get away so easily. And when she jets off to South America on a treasure hunt, he's right on her trail.

Ellie's never had a problem co
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Published September 1st 2014 by Harlequin E (first published January 1st 2014)
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Barbara Hackel
Sep 06, 2015 Barbara Hackel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the prequel (Heist) but was a little disappointed when Ellie's father was killed before the start of this book. I was expecting a smoother con and more of a team effort. Much to my surprise, Ellie has struck out on her own with backup from her friend/brother Jimmy, and is working for one of the biggest and nastiest men in the business. While on a recovery mission for him, she accidentally breaks the artifact she is supposed to be stealing. When she discovers a treasure map hidden inside ...more
Quinesia Johnson
I loved, and disliked this book in many different ways. To be concise (and a bit awkward) this book was like Hamburger Helper in many ways. It was meaty, hearty, and rich but not exactly the finest of meals. It's satisfying in its somewhat generic guilty pleasure way, but you've had way better foods, and you'll have way better again. Inferior, yet not unsatisfactory, but still satisfying. Inferior: many cliché aspects, and overexplicated areas. Satisfactory: good (not great) characters and langu ...more
Sherry Vaughan
Sep 12, 2015 Sherry Vaughan rated it really liked it
Ellie and Jacob go together like oil and water. Truth be told , they get on each other's last nerve. And yet, with all that tension, they fall in love. They are both after the same thing, a fabulous heart shaped diamond. They don't know that their fathers had teamed to find it and she doesn't know that Jacob blames her father for his father's disappearance. Throw in a big mob boss gunning for it, and wanting her dead, and you have the makings for a real treat. Enjoy this book, I know I did. I re ...more
Ted Tayler
Sep 10, 2015 Ted Tayler rated it really liked it
"Gives you a warm feeling"

Good story line, plenty of action and the main characters were an interesting match in the romance department. The only thing that held me back from awarding a rare fifth star was that maybe there were a couple too many 'spats' when we KNEW the sparks were eventually going to fly. This prolonged the wait unnecessarily. Excellent for that holiday in the sun.
Amber Lindley
Oct 04, 2014 Amber Lindley rated it it was amazing
A fun adventure full of twists and turns and a romance that will keep you hooked, Hustle is a book that will appeal to the treasure seeker in you. Ellie is a heroine to root for and I loved reading about the mysteries that she and Jacob uncovered. If you like adventure romance with a hint of mystery and plenty of funny moments, this book is for you!
Cassie
Dec 09, 2015 Cassie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of silliness and an unbelievable bad~guy, but I really enjoyed this.
The ending was a bit too quick and tidy for my liking. Almost as though the author had decided that she was only going to write a certain amount of words and would wrap it all up as quickly as possible once she hit them.
Carly McPherson
Okay read

I must admit that I didn't finish this book. The love story was too dramatic and over the top for my liking. Storyline itself is okay and kept me going for a while. If you like cliche love stories you might enjoy it.
Gayle Kee
Oct 22, 2015 Gayle Kee rated it liked it
Characters in books just don't say and do what the reader tells them to do.
Beebee
Jan 09, 2016 Beebee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book, hard to put down.
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After completing her honors degree in English Literature, Claire Chilton was interviewed to work for MI5. Fortunately, for the sake of the United Kingdom, she did not get the job. Now a web designer and graphic designer with a passion for great stories, she writes about the adventures she'd like to have.

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“She folded up the map and compass and shoved them into her back pocket before turning the face him. “There’s a house in that direction.” She pointed through the trees. “And there’s a slap in that direction.” She pointed to the left side of his face. He turned left, and she slapped him across the cheek. “What” 0 likes
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