Pros & Cons of Deception
FIVE JOBS. FIVE CHANCES FOR REDEMPTION. One thing’s for sure: these men are no angels.
There’s nothing like being blackmailed by a dead man to really bring a group of cons together. The deal is simple, we do the jobs and Charlie’s lawyer wipes the slate clean for each of us, one at a time.
Job number two lands right in my lap. I’m Bond. Wesley Bond. (I can’t resist sayin...more
The second book in the Pros & Cons story was pretty good overall, but could have been better in my opinion. I think Danny and Wesley had chemistry...more in the second half. There was much of them in the first half, I feel, and not a lot connection. Once they got onto the island I felt more chemistry and I felt more of a connection between them, but at first it was like...oh, Wesley's jealous but how did we get to this point? It didn't feel quite earned to me.
But then they had more a ...more
I loved how adorable Danny was and how he managed to worm his way into Wesley's misanthropic heart. Lol
The story was great although I could've done without the nail biting near-death experience getting to the end. Yes, I know these men are criminals and are bound to face some danger bit It still worried my poor heart.
Nonetheless, I enjoyed how this group of men is gradually turning into a family and cannot wait for Leo's story(although ...more
Five jobs, five chances at redemption and this is job #2…
Deception’s the theme for this job and the man that Charlie thinks can pull it off is none other than…’Bond’…Wesley Bond. What can I say he couldn’t resist, and neither could I.
Wesley’s a computer specialist. Some might call him a ‘hacker’ who specializes in the redistribution of wealth…a modern-day Robin Hood if ...more
I have to confess, Steele and Breck were a bit annoying inbetween but overall this was a great read.
so please, if you have not read the first book till now: get your hands on that one
Wesley really isn't a dick. He may be a criminal, but what he steals he gives to people in need. Kind of like a modern day Robin Hood. The only problem is, he's not good with people. Sure behind a screen it's not too bad, but face ...more
Wesley is everything I had hoped he would be - kind, adorable, and no filter when talking to a certain swimmer.
Danny is so much stronger than I thought in book one and I am glad. He has had such a crap time the l ...more
AE Wasp is now a solo author for this series and I did enjoy book one a lot. I’m no author but I can’t imagine it’s easy to take over characters and/or traits another writer helped create. I think this sequel furthered the series premise nicely. The growth of Wesley and Danny’s romance was well-paced and I really liked that we got to see them as they connected and Wesley’s defenses began to break down. They generated some decent chemistry. The action plot was much like book one ...more
One misanthropic hacker redistributing wealth could only do so much, but I was more than that now. I was part of a team.This wonderfully played on the strenghts of it's sequel, keeping the humor and overall lightness while still keeping the satisfaction of knowing some truly horrible people ...more
Sometimes even the good guys had to fight a little dirty. Sometimes, to bring the truth to light, you needed to employ a little deception.
-I really do love all these criminals, stuck living together, solving crimes, getting on each other’s last nerve, slowly forming bonds and friendships. This part is top notch and lots of fun. I’ve come to like all these men.
-Danny and Wes were very cute together.
The not as good:
-While Danny and Wes were cute together and it wasn’t as insta love as Steele and Breck from the previous book, things did progress to lo ...more
This time our 5 con artists, plus the 2 boys they rescued in the first book are sent to investigate the guest worker program at an all inclusive resort.
Wesley, the genius hacker and Danny, are asked to pose as resort guests that are in a relationship. As they’ve already been eying each other, it wasn’t too much of a hardship.
This book has a bit of everything: age gap fake relationship that becomes real, myster ...more
The series is exciting and just plain interesting and I am can't wait for the next book! ...more
I was a little disappointed that this wasn’t Shook’s story... but after reading this one, I would take a guess that it’s getting saved for last.
I can’t wait to see whose story is up next. I’m going to throw out a guess that it’s Ridge. He got a bit secretive toward the end, along with another chara ...more
The Pros & Cons of Deception is the second book in the Pros & Cons series, and the synopsis for the series – a group of misfits is blackmailed into carrying out a series of missions left to them by a dead man – sounded like a mash-up of Leverage, Charlie’s Angels and Ocean’s Eleven and as though it might be fun. Having finished this instalment, I not sure t ...more
I can't lie, I was so rooting for a one time three-some with Big Daddy. I crave his book. Also love Steele even more after this one. Bring on book 3. ...more
What happens when you gather up a disparate group of men who have all committed crimes, and offer them redemption? Well, some fun times, I have to say. The second book in the Pros and Cons series, Deception, picks up where Vengeance left off. The five men with shady pasts are righting wrongs in the hopes of getting their pasts erased. One job down, four to go.
Picked up from the last job is Danny. He was a prostitute friend of Breck’s, and now that Breck has ...more
Already in the previous book, I totally fell in love with this group of characters. I really like the dynamics between them, they share a true brotherhood, even if they do not match at first glance. This is clearly seen in how well they work together and in their daily banter.
As for Danny and Wes, we expected this from the beginning. And I'm not angry about it. In my opinion, these ...more
I love these 'missions' that these guys are undertaking to right some wrongs and take down some bad guys. The story-line is tight and the characters ...more
The plot is well executed and the storyline makes you root for a beautiful ending all the way through. It is suspensful and steamy as well as sweet and heartfelt.
I can hardly wait for the next book. ...more
After completing their first task, a group of blackmailed criminals has another challenge to take up. This time, the one responsible for doing the job is a hacker Wesley Bond. With help of his merry men, Wes has to handle the problem of modern slavery which concerns the foreigners. However, this mission is not the only thing Wesley has to deal with. For it happens that his heart begins to beat faster every time he's near this young an ...more
I LOVE this group of men who came together at beginning not trusting each other and itching to leave, to slowly becoming part of a team. More than a team really. They become a family. I adore Danny and Wes - but especially Wes. Gawd - what a geek :D He doesn't socialize well unless it's thru his headphones while gaming and is awkward as hell with Danny. Such a doll.
More JOSIE! And her outfits! And Missions! Lots more missions taking down the Big Bads of the world. ...more
The concept is great: five criminals are blackmailed by a dead con to get together to finish his "unfinished jobs", which always seem to mean righting wrongs. Each job will be headed by one of the MCs.
This second book features Wesley, the resident hacker, and Danny, a ex-hooker rescued from an abusive Senator in the previous book.
The sparkles started flying between these two from their very first interaction, and although in the beginning it seems that the ...more
A dreamer and an idealist, Amy writes about people finding connection in a world that can seem lonely and magic in a world than can seem all too mundane. She invites readers into her characters’ lives and worlds when they are their ...more