Give Me Something

Here's the deal... I learned a long time ago that sometimes you have to use what you've got to make things happen. What I happen to have is a pretty smile, long legs and the ability to make men believe anything I say. Before you get on your high horse and start judging me, can you honestly say you've never batted your lashes at some guy for a free drink at the bar? That's what I thought.

Keep that in mind as I tell you my story of how I took it one step further. My story of lies, deceit, manipulation and love. Yeah, love. Believe me, it fits. Especially, when you factor in Nick and Tucker – one had my heart and the other one wanted it all for himself. Which one? Well, I can't tell you that. It would defeat the purpose of the story. If I'm going to fill you in about me, Lila Garrison, and my life as a con artist you're going to need to know all the facts, including the ones about the two guys who made me want to give up the life of fancy clothes, expensive jewelry, fast cars and easy money. Because sometimes, one person can give you something that's more valuable than all of that.

If you're still interested, stick around. Just remember, I'm pretty good at convincing people to do what I want, so if by the end of this whole thing you feel worked over, don't say I didn't warn you.

4 STARS out of 5
TITLE: Give Me Something
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Lee
GENRE: New Adult

Since I've been in a perpetual con artist high lately, I decided to make a short review of this New Adult book.

3.5 stars
Trickster, bamboozler, grifter. There were lots of names for what I did, but only one that everyone seemed to know -- con artist. That was me and I was good at it.
That was Lila talking, btw. She's currently a sophomore at a private college which she didn't pay for. And guess how that happened?

a. She slept with an admin
b. She blackmailed the dean

Ding, ding ding.

Time's up guys. 

Sorry to disappoint, but slut isn't Lila's middle name. It would be a huge disappointment on my part if she turned out to be one. I don't want my female MCs to be sleeping around in exchange for something that one can actually work hard for.

So of course, she just blackmailed the dean to get scholarship. Who knew compromising photos could turn handy one day?

Since she ran away from home 5 years ago (for reasons so materialistic I wanted to bang her head on the wall to shake some sense into her), she'd been in love with her con-partner-slash-pimp, Nick.


Nick owes someone something, and they had to do one last con because of it. And their mark? None other than the golden boy from Sigma fraternity house -- the very rich and gorgeous baseball player, Tucker Kline.  

What happened next? 

Just a really sexy, albeit frustrating love triangle; and more conning in between.

Supposedly deserving of solid 4 stars right?


Okay, I was so hooked and then, I wasn't anymore. Although there were still a few unanswered questions, I thought the story was pretty much resolved at 76%. Which means, IMO, it just needed a few pages to wrap up, and certainly not another 1/4 of the book since the rest of the time was mostly spent revisiting the country charm of Tucker's hometown. It gets old you know.

Just when I was about to skim the book for good, things spiced up a bit at the last two chapters.

Well, actually let's just say I was holding my breath until the very end. And my goodness Ms. Elizabeth Lee, my heart almost dropped!

I'm thanking the heavens for that kickass epilogue!