Jessica Prince & Meghan Quinn
I make my living as a hustler, and I’m great at it.
I don’t have a single tell and I use that to my advantage to manipulate any situation.
I’ve always known what a person is about to do before they’ve even decided.
That is, until I met Penelope.
I can’t get a read on her, and what’s worse, she doesn’t want anything to do with me.
Which only makes me want her more.
Now I’m in for the hardest hustle of my life.
Somehow I have to convince her she belongs with me.
Good thing I’m always up for a challenge.
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I am a huge fan of Jessica Prince. HUGE. So anytime she puts out a new book I jump on it. I was doubly excited to get the chance to read Meghan Quinn for the first time… Hustler looked like a two-for-one deal and I could not pass it up.
Well, I hate to say it, but this book did not knock it out of the ball park for me. Hustler lacked the depth I’ve grown accustomed to with Ms. Prince’s previous work and at times had humor that I personally don’t appreciate. That part, though (certain humor), is not the norm for society, so I’m probably alone in that regard.
The story is fun and there is some emotional turmoil, but when I finished I was unsure of how I felt about the book as a whole. I still feel that way. I want to have loved it, simply for the fact that it’s JP for crying out loud. But even that doesn’t sway me enough. I had a hard time connecting with the MCs and that ultimately left me, well, blah for the most part, and at times their actions were just yucky. I’m all for characters not being able to wait/can’t keep their hands off each other/gotta get it on all the time but shit, there is a matter of decency and self-respect and respect for others. Those moments left a bad taste in my mouth.
A lot of things that put me off about this book are very personal (as with any review), and since I am a touch more conservative than society’s norm, many people will love this book. I, however, am not one of them.