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Bold Tricks

(The Artists Trilogy #3)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  8,697 ratings  ·  1,252 reviews
With more lives at stake and games in motion, Ellie, Camden and Javier form an uneasy alliance that will take them from the treacherous streets of inner-city Mexico to the wilds of the Honduran jungles in order to find their freedom. But with liberty just on the horizon, the cost might come at their own redemption.
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published October 15th 2013 by Forever
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Karina Halle
Jul 20, 2013 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
The book is done. The Trilogy is done. Yes, I cried big time. Man...fucking LOVE these characters and I really hate to say goodbye...*sob*

Dudes. I. loved. this. book.

Aug 21, 2013 rated it liked it

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Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it

After unique and exciting Sins & Needles and after intense and emotional Shooting Scars believe me that THIS is going to be the most phenomenal and mind-blowing instalment in the series!

My Javier, Ellie and Camden:

The unthinkable has happened - Ellie, Camden and Javier have to unite to dig themselves out of the mess they created in previous book. But is it even possible for the three of them to cooperate after everything that had happened? Everyone wants to do things their ow
Emily May

The Artists Trilogy has been one of my favourite series of all time. Really. It has broken all my rules about contemporary romances, love triangles, "bad boys"... everything. I have loved Ellie, Camden and Javier; they have made me sad, frustrated and angry at times, but damn, have I loved them. As soon as this third and final installment was made available to me, I snatched it up with an eagerness that will only be understood by those people who have truly fallen in love with a
Mar 06, 2013 added it
Shelves: dnf

Uhm ... NO.

DNF @ 28% ... I am not a fan of being forced to feel a certain way about characters. No disrespect, Karina. I enjoyed the previous 3 books in this saga but this one just didn't sit right with me. *** Just to be clear, my feelings re: this book have nothing to do with the outcome in the end (which I was prepared for and have no issues with) but with the way the characters were presented to us in this vs other books in the series.

Looking forward to your Dirty Angels series ...

Alex is The Romance Fox
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I’ve loved Karina Halle’s the Artist’s Trilogy since the first book…’s been a total wild ride and loved every moment of it. Captivated by the characters and their lives. It’s been more than
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Bold Tricks, the conclusion to this series was totally unexpected….talk about mind-blowing!!
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It had me on the edge of my seat as I tried to figure out where the characters would end up at. The suspense was nail-biting!!!
Ellie has been internalizing who she is and what she wants to do with her life.
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Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Final Stars!

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Bold Tricks... one of my most anticipated books of the year. The final book in one of the most kick ass series I have ever read. Did it have some amazing parts? Yes. Was it full of action and suspense? Yes. Did we get some HOT scenes? Hell yes. Was the writing incredible? Yep. Did it measure up to the rest of the series? For me, not quite.

We start out right where Shooting Scars leaves off... In Mexico. Ellie, Camden, and Javier. All three together. With similar goals. They all
Duchess Nicole
"This wasn't romantic any more; this was tragic, and it was all my fault."

I already knew I would enjoy this series before I started it. There are just some authors that click for me, and Halle is one of them. And this is a darker, grittier, and yet more realistic side of Karina Halle than her Experiment in Terror series. But no less exciting, just different.

Since book one, I've watched all three of these characters...Ellie Watt, Camden McQueen, and
4 I-Can’t-Believe-This-Is-The-End Stars!!


I will not say everything that happens in this book, because I don’t want to spoil, especially if you’re in the middle of the series.
Basically, after the end of Shooting Scars, we have Ellie getting ready to a do a very dangerous thing and she is depending of both Camden and Javier (way to piss off the fans of both teams, Karina!).
She not only will have to learn how to get out of this alive and with a chance of a relatively normal life, but in the end
Stacia (the 2010 club)
I'm sitting on this side of evil today.

Why, you ask? Because I know that Bold Tricks comes out in a few days and I think I'm going to be looking forward to the public reaction of this book. Of course, there will be at least a few pre-determined fangirl reviews, but I'm thinking that we'll also see at least a few pissy rants.

I look forward to the rants. Speaking of rants, did anyone else think one of the characters had at least one or two moments which seemed off? Or was that just m
Georgia ♥
5 and 6 and hell... 7 Awesome and Amazing, Unique and Tattooed, Bloody Perfect Stars

When everything else fails you, Karina Halle delivers... *bowing*

Until I find all the words to describe this mindblowing finale to a wild trilogy, I small teaser for y'all:


*full review to follow*

Cover and Blurb Reveal:


With more lives at stake and games in motion, Ellie, Camden and Javier form an uneasy alliance that will take them from the treacherous streets of inner-city Mexico to the wilds of
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Finally.... The final installment.....

With more lives at stake and games in motion, Ellie, Camden and Javier form an uneasy alliance that will take them from the treacherous streets of inner-city Mexico to the wilds of the Honduran jungles in order to find their freedom. But with liberty just on the horizon, the cost might come at their own redemption.

With this being said, I cannot possibly tell you anything about this book without giving away spoilers, but I won't do that!
ALL I will say t
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞

I couldn't wait to jump right into this book and I enjoyed every minute of it!

My Thoughts:

✦ Ellie: I loved how she handled everything even if some things took me by surprise!

✦ Camden: Oh, how I love him & I love how he couldn't fight his feelings!

✦ Javier: He is what he is and KH made that very clear. I was a bit shocked that he didn't fight more. Can he be redeemed? Hell No and he doesn't want to be.

✦ Favorite scene: Fun in the mud baby!


✦ Favorite new character: Derek but close second i
Overall series rating: 4.5 Stars!!

Finished this entire trilogy (plus the novella) in one entire setting. Well talk about a heart-stopping, action-packed series!!

Honestly I'm torn about how I feel about this series by the end of this book. The first 3 books including the novella were 5-stars for me but the last book here fell short for me. I was quite disappointed by the direction the author took with Javier and how drastically things changed between him, Ellie and Camden in a rather last minute
Aug 20, 2013 rated it liked it

*Contains minor spoilers of previous books *


After reading breath taking, emotional roller coaster, that Halle released in the beginning of the year, I fell in love with her writing and entincing storytelling. Her stories are simply wonderful mix of suspense and romance, but as much as I adored Sins & Needles and loved Ellie and Camden in the first installemnt of The Artist Trilogy, Shooting Scars was only good, Bold Tricks just… okay.

Somewhere along I started to lose my love for Ellie. From ti
Oct 12, 2013 rated it really liked it

*Spoiler free review

On one side of me was Camden McQueen, on the other was Javier Bernal. One more light than dark, one more dark than light. Both men had come for me. Both men had loved me.

Having been pretty disappointed in the first book in the series (mainly due to the heroine, Ellie), each book for me did get progressively better. Though I was not particularly engaged in the romance/s (and was not cheering for either Camden or Javier), I found the story with its secrets, betrayals an
Jan 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Yaaaaaay !

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Ending a series is hard. There's so much riding on the last book in an established series, and you have to make sure that you deliver a full and developed story that is cohesive on its own while also supplying a conclusive and satisfying ending to the series overall. In short, if done well, the last book in a series needs to be greater than the sum of its parts, while making sure those parts are great, too.

BOLD TRICKS...did not do this.

Lise *friends don't flag*
5 BIG "I need you to make me good” Stars!


“Then the sun rose and his lips lightened my soul and his heart set me free”

It is no secret that I have read every book Karina Halle has written and that I pretty much loved every single one. In The Artists Trilogy I was introduced to Ellie/Eden, Camden, Javier and a wonderful host of secondary characters.
It grabbed me with S&N, took me on a wild ‘grifting’ ride of deceit, revenge, lust and love.

Then I read On Every Street, the prequel novella in this s
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An edgy, action-packed, mind-blowing conclusion to a PHENOMENAL SERIES! I LOVE these characters. ♥Ellie♥Camden♥Javier♥Gus♥ The Artists Trilogy is going down as one of my ALL-TIME favorite reads! Simply put, these books are PERFECTION. Not going to lie though, my greedy book-whorish ways leave me wanting more - I am insatiable. I don’t want to be responsible for spoiling anything so, this is all you get from me – Bold Tricks is a non-stop thrill ride, filled with nail-biting, wtf moments. Be
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Nat O
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Bold Tricks is a continuation of The Artist Trilogy. It's a conclusion to the Ellie, Camden and Javier story.

Ellie's love triangle is complicated:
On one side of me was Camden McQueen, on the other was Javier Bernal. One more light than dark, one more dark than light. Both men had loved me. And both of them I had seriously underestimated.

The story was action packed from page one to the very end.

If loving Javier is wrong than I don't want to be right. Just saying.

Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy, #1) by Karina Halle
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
3.5 Stars!

Note: This is NOT a standalone. Should be read after Shooting Scars!

The Artists Trilogy was one of the series on my tippety-top TBR list so I started reading the first three books in preparation for Bold Tricks' release! Each of those books were phenomenal !! The intensity culminated as I finished each book and so I had high expectations for Bold Tricks, hoping it would give me answers and the conclusion I was waiting for! While book 3 is a well-written, action-packed conclusion to
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Happy Release Day!!!
Love this series x

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Wowza... This final book was beyond amazing, an epic conclusion to a fabulous series.

The book continues on Ellie-Javier-Camden's journey in seeking revenge and rescuing characters. I was on an adrenaline high from start to finish. There was plenty of violence, a few shockers and yes at 90% My. Heart. Freaking. Stopped!!!(No joke!)

On the romance side, I've been Team Javier for most of the series and in this book he is his usual charming self.

I cou
This book is incredible! My favorite book in the series. The perfect intense, high octane, action-packed ending to The Artists Trilogy. Get ready, readers. This book will have you hooked from start to finish; gasping, laughing, crying, yelling, possibly throwing things. I don't know how Karina does it, but she has blown the lid off of this shit. I am in awe... ...more
JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
With a heavy heart I must DNF (for now). .. I wanted to love this book, be consumed by it ,unfortunately I was not .... it has NOTHING to do w/ the love triangle as in my humble opinion , there isn't one. I hope I'm not coming across as cruel, that is not my intention.. I don't think its fair when reviewers bash just to gain notoriety. In fact, I'm writing this review in hopes of preventing others from doing so. Please don't allow my opinion stop you from reading Bold Tricks.. I will finish the ...more
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
so picking up right where Shooting Scars left off

my heart : was with Camden that nerdy tattooed Hulk

my puta girl parts : Javier baby!!!

so damn conflicted!!!

I'm still on vacation in Mexico and with all the real life sexy Javiers walking around. damn this book was so effing hot!!! muy caliente!!!! when I get back home to the States I plan on lighting this review up. This book was perfection!!! no spoilers here : but always bet on your heart!!! Team Camden <33333

" Tell me angel, what is it abou
Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Buckle up kiddies!! You are in for one hell of a ride! AMAZING!! Love this series, love this ending! It was an action packed adrenaline rush!

Bold Tricks picks up where we left off in Shooting Scars with Ellie, Camden, and Javier working together to get Gus, and maybe Ellie’s mother, back from the evil drug lord Travis. Can we trust Javier to come through, especially now that Camden is in the picture? Also, Ellie feels awful for giving in to self-doubt and Javier in the previous book. Ellie know
Kim  *Mo Chridhe*
2.5 stars

It pains me to say that the conclusion of The Artists Trilogy has not succeeded in giving me "the feels," which is what I aim to achieve and is my primary criteria for rating a book. I don't know if it has to do with the timing (I was in the middle of a fantasy romance series that I was enjoying), or if it's because I never bought the idea of Camden as an action type of hero. One thing I loved about this series was the magneticism of its flawed characters, but in this installment, I fel
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.2 Soul Shattering Passionate Final-GoodBye Stars

“Every minute that goes by, you fill my heart. I don’t
know what I’d do without you, Ellie. I’ve been so close to losing you.”



The Trio started their journey of Mission rescue Gus and Ellie's Mother. And they all gone ammo to kick some serious ass....

One one side of me was Camden McQueen, on the other was Javier Bernal. One more light than dark, one more dark than light. Both men had come for me, both m
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen


ARC provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

All quotes are taken from this pre-published copy and may be altered or omitted from the final copy.

So we have already gone through Sins & Needles where we experience Ellie and her back story with Javier and Camden.

Then we went on a journey with Camden and Gus through Mexico in order to get Ellie back from Javier in Shooting Scars.

Now we finally get the las
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Karina Halle is a screenwriter, a former music & travel journalist, and the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact, A Nordic King, and Sins & Needles, as well as sixty other wild and romantic reads.

She, her musician husband, and their adopted pit bull, Bruce, live in a rainforest on an island off the coast of British Columbia during the summer, and in Lo

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