Title: Perfect Scoundrels: Heist Society #3
Author: Ally Carter
# of Pages: 328
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: February 5th 2013
Rating: 5 Hearts
Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting-or stealing-whatever they want. No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale’s family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother’s billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there’s no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won’t let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother’s will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company’s fortune. So instead of being the heir-this time, Hale might be the mark. Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she’s willing to save her boyfriend’s company if it means losing the boy.
I had forgotten how absolutely captivating Ally Carter’s writing is! I have been a huge fan of hers for many years, but it has been awhile since I read one of her books. Reading this book made me feel like I’ve been handing out five heart ratings a little too generously. I can honestly only think of a few books I would put in the same league as this one!
As I mentioned before, it’s been awhile since I read book number two (a.k.a. Uncommon Criminals) so it took me a little while to remember some of the smaller characters or the roles they played last time around. Unfortunately, some I never remembered, but that didn’t take away from my overall enjoyment of the story.
Kat and Hale have got to be one of my favorite fictional couples, they’re just so perfect for each other! I love that the romance is an important part of the story but in the background at the same time. One of the things I love best about them is that they don’t turn into stupid love-struck teenagers around each other; they are able to set aside their feelings and do the job at hand (like repeling out a window, or robbing a bank). Their relationship is just so sweet and Hale is totally swoon worthy!!
One thing’s for sure, I’ll never get tired of reading about W.W. Hale the fifth, or Kat and her unusually large and unique family. More please!