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#1 The Pact - Karina cotubesina.ml KB. Sins & Needles - Karina Halle. epub. KB. Halle, Karina - [Artists 2] - Shooting Scars ( KB. 5. Like Show. Sins & Needles book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Ellie Watt is used to starting over. The daughter of a grifting t. There's a Fine Line Between Sin and Salvation Ellie Watt is a woman on the run. Raised by a pair of thieves who taught her the art of the grift-and pursued by .
And you have no inkling about what is to come next. Someone's about to enter. A new story will unfold. And by the end,you'll be left reeling. So Readers,prepare yourself for the onslaught that is I hated her for trying to justify her actions. I hated her for blaming others. I hated her for wearing her scars as a badge. Using them as an excuse while choosing the wrong things,using them to justify her actions.
Camden too choose the wrong path.
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And there's this last individual. A beast. A monster. So what did I like? I liked Ellie and Cam's journey towards redemption. Both of them still have a long way to go. And I have no idea,whether the last one can be redeemed or not. Along with the twists and turns,suspense and drama,Karina Halle has done a wonderful job in portraying this dark side of human nature.
The side which lives on spite. Which is capable of hating with a passion. Which lives for revenge. Capable of ruining others for gain,and never looking back. And now I'm breathlessly waiting for Perhaps love can be their redemption after all. View all 94 comments. She is a con artist After a fake bride scam goes wrong she goes back to her childhood town to rebuild her life legitimately When she hits her hometown she runs into a blast from the past Camden McQueen used to be the freak who dressed all in Goth.
At one time he was her only friend until she let peer pressure destroy their relationship He is sexy,tattoo artist He is nothing like the boy she left behind in high school.. She keep her mind to do one last job… Ellie is such a real character! At first I disliked her but then I love her! She is shaped by events from when she is a young girl and crime is really the only way she knows how to get ahead.
Camden is equally hurt. Both characters are damaged by their childhoods. The physical and emotional baggage they carry around with them is what made this story so interesting.. Glimpses of the past give a better understanding of their personalities and relationships.. You're afraid to show the world what you're really like.
You're afraid to come peace with your scars,because the minute you acept them you have to let go of your anger. The ending was Cant wait for the second book!!!! Favourite quotes "There's no one else I wanted to love" "No one who deserved it more than you" "I love you" "From until the end under any name you choose" "It's like art Ellie" "Art? You can find art and beauty in everything.
If you look hard enough,but your beauty is just staring you in the face. D my link text This is the story of Ellie, Eden, whatever she is calling herself the day you meet her.
She is a liar, a con artist, a fake virgin bride, This is your Soundtrack to this review — please open it in a new window and listen while you read! She is a liar, a con artist, a fake virgin bride, a cheater, a thief — her parents would be so proud.
She is not a classic heroine by any stretch of the imagination but I learned to love her despite screaming with frustration at some of her decisions. She decides to look for legitimate work and bumps into Camden McQueen, tattooed Adonis with a septum ring, ex High School Goth and former friend until she humiliated him one fateful day.
There were a few real gasp out loud shocking moments as the unpredictable plot wound its way towards its devastating conclusion with an ending that will leave you in despair and desperate for more. The whole thing is taut, compelling, fascinating, tense, edgy — a real refreshing change from most contemporary romances.
It offers something significantly different. View all 41 comments. Are you going to read about Sins? Oh yeah! Are you going to read about Needles?
Oh well, sweet is not a word I should use in my review… I always try to learn something from the books I read. Yes, also from the porn ones I read! Ellie, come on, where were you that day while your teacher was explaining that to you?
Actually, her only real friend. But Camden is not the same Ellie remembered. She is just living with her uncle for a few days until she can get a job and live on her own. This is her plan but life always has some surprises for us, right? It was an amazing roller coaster, I never saw some things coming and I still loved it. Is this a love triangle? Did I feel the chemistry between the characters?
Oh yeah and I loved it! This was not like any other romance book just about two people falling in love. I am not even sure this is just romance, this is way more than that. As my buddies say this should be a movie! I really hope you guys give this one a try, I bought it like ages ago and never found the time to read it. And about Teams and all. All of you who already read the book, pls read the spoiler. She will want her Ellie to end up with someone like her Scott.
Jan 18, Stacia the club rated it really liked it Recommends it for: People interested in reading about physically or emotionally scarred characters. Recommended to Stacia the club by: Revenge never felt so good. In this game of deception and lies will anyone come out a winner? This is the brand of drama I can subscribe to. By now, you all know that I loathe drama for the sole purpose of shock value. But when you add drama into a story which has some teeth to it, I'll be up front and center waiting to see what happens next.
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It wasn't until my second read through before I could finally come up with something halfway legible other than "buh. When you put music and art and feelings into a jar and shake them up with the unfortunate trials of being human, you get an experience which pulls you into its grip.
Never commit a crime when you're the only one to blame. Our players in this story are flawed. Both are scarred - inside and out. Ellie is trying to run from her past, only to find that it's catching up with her. These two worlds couldn't have collided at a better - or worse time. I don't want to hide myself. I'm not ashamed of being Camden McQueen. Are you ashamed of being Ellie Watt? I thought the past and present swaps were executed well enough.
The switching of scenes from first person over to singular third person took some getting used to, but once you make it past a couple of chapters, it becomes an easier transition.
At least there were handy little past and present headers so you weren't completely out of the loop believe me, I've seen books which haven't done this and it's not fun to have to flip back pages in order to figure out what just happened.
Sins & Needles
What have you already found out about this story from other reviews? I'm sure you've already been told that Camden is smoking hot. I'm also pretty sure that you've seen at least one person mention the great sexual energy. You've also probably been told that the shit hits the fan more than once. Because, after all, there are bad people out there looking to make trouble for Ellie and Camden.
So I won't rehash any of that. These two broken people had reasons to want to destroy one another, yet neither one of them could seem to completely let the other go. Throughout the entire book, I was never really sure which direction we were headed in. In one moment, I would wonder if every word was tied back to a scam, while in the next I was rooting for them to end up together.
I absolutely love when scenarios keep me guessing. It wouldn't be surprising to me if I was still guessing as more of the story unfolds in future installments of the series. Which brings us to the cliffhanger question Sort of. I guess there was a 'technical' cliffhanger. But it wasn't in the way where I found myself pissy and wanting to know if I would end up hating a person in the next book.
I say read this anyway. Just do it. Random extra: I want to make out with authors who give me great one-liners. He was pale, as if he was in witness protection from the sun. Get your head out of your vagina. Definitely not a Morgan Freeman fan. Someone can look like a tattooed, muscular god and still be terribly insecure about his Dumbo ears. She gave me free reign to slam the hell out of her book if I wanted to, knowing full well that I'm not going to mince words if I don't like what I'm reading, even if the book was gifted to me.
So my stamp of approval is only going on the book because I honestly loved this. I mean, how could I not?
Once you meet Camden, you'll get what I mean. View all 55 comments. And this book definitely had a dark edge to it, so I got my thriller needs met Ellie returns to the only home she has ever really known Ellie was raised by grifters and that is really the only way she really knows Ellie is carrying around a lot of scars both inside and outside from this life Or maybe not This book definitely kept me entertained throughout I listened late into the night and never wanted to press the pause button I felt as though this book was the perfect blend of romance and thrills I never understood how that was going to hurt anybody View all 15 comments.
Jan 01, Taryn rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is all you're getting for now I am Team Camier Yes I made that up because I just can't decide on which Team I want to be on. I want BOTH. But I lean towards Javier more My Javier I can't remember the last time I've been this captivated while reading. I literally could not put my site down, even though I wanted to because I was having an anxiety attack reading this st This is all you're getting for now I literally could not put my site down, even though I wanted to because I was having an anxiety attack reading this story!
Addictive, provocative and emotionally gripping, Karina Halle has raw natural talent. She knows how to lure a reader in with just a few pages with characters and a story that is so unbelievably realistic that you'll forget you're reading a fictional story. Throw a little of this in Did that really just happen?
I need a pack carton of Newport cigarettes. Oh, that's right, I stopped smoking 10 years ago. Give me a Shooting Star! It's over. I don't think there could ever be those two again. I feel so lost. I don't know whose team to be on All I know is that Karina Halle is hot shit for writing this series. View all 46 comments. Preparing for a wild ride: View all 23 comments. Jan 17, Jennifer Kyle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ellie Watt wears different names and looks since her departure from Palm Springs and is hoping that her uncle will give her a much needed place to stay and possibly a way to start over.
As much as Ellie is taken by the new Camden, she is what she is, a con artist.
Tables turn on Ellie and she finds herself making a deal with Camden. The two find themselves on the run and learning how to trust each other. Ellie has another problem, a handsome Latino named Javier. The story takes an action packed pace which left me engrossed to the very end.
View all 34 comments. Gosh, why did I take so long to discover Karina Halle?? What a fantastic beginning to the series! A sexy, gritty, action-packed romance filled with the most unforgettable characters.
Characters that you would never imagine liking!!! A beautiful con artist, liar, manipulative, thief, pill popping on the run heroine!!!! Ellie Watt is all that but also so much more. Used by her parents from an early age as bait in their grifting profession, she has experienced a lot of pain, both physical and psychologically most of her life.
She has reached a time in her life where she wants to give it all up and have a normal life. Going back to her hometown might just be the answer. I hate you, Ellie Watt," he whispered, lips coming closer to mine, "because I still love you after all these years. You cannot help liking Camden.
The character development is fantastic. I loved the writing style. Great storyline filled with suspense and mystery that just keeps you turning page after page.
Ends with a cliffhanger…. I am so looking forward to reading more about these characters. View all 16 comments. Jan 30, Brittni rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was so amazing!!
This is not your typical love story where everyone lives happily ever after. Its an extremely unique, thrilling, fast paced story that will have you on OMG!!!!!!! I have a major obsession with it. So when the author introduced the Mafia element in this book I was like Ellie Watt is a con artist and a very good manipulator. She has a crazy life always going to different places, different con jobs and making different enemies along the way. She had a traumatic childhood with parents who are also con artists.
They made her start doing con jobs at a very young age which led to her obtaining the scars on her leg as an act of revenge from one of the jobs gone bad. I felt bad for Ellie in the beginning because she was a lost soul who grew up in the wrong circumstances, but as the story went on some of those feelings slipped away.
I felt like Ellie had many opportunities to change her life around and go legit, but she chose to keep going down the same path. Spare clothes, spare driver's licenses, spare social security numbers, and a spare tire. Sexy, tattooed, damaged Camden was a victim of bullying and emotional abuse from high school. I absolutely adored Camden from the first moment he appeared in this book!!! He is just so sweet and charming with a dark side that turned me on.
Overall, this book was seriously amazing!! They only make you more beautiful. It was the start of something that would last forever. View all 60 comments.
Uh huh good book, and would be a good movie… And as Rebecca Espinosa stated in her review: Ellie is a con artist, her parents taught her the life, she is good at it and she is damaged by it, mentally and physically. Now, at age 26 she wants to give up the life and just be Ellie Watt once again. Yeah… this is not going to be so easy as she is on the run from more than one person.
He is also deeply damaged and has a few secrets of his own. Halle uses her genius of weaving a tale full of twists and turns into an exhilarating ride. His arms flexed beautifully against his black t-shirt. I bit my lip as my eyes traveled to his crotch and back.
Will Ellie and Camden ever be free of their struggles? Will Ellie and Camden truly ever have a day of fun? Read this fantastic book and find out! He whistled again. The tune. Karina, Thank-you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this story with me.
View all 33 comments. Wow, that was one hell of a ride! Loved it!!! He'd been mine once. He'd broken my heart once. I want you, angel, and I won't rest, won't leave you alone, until I have you. You do understand, don't you? You do realize how fucking long I've been looking for you! View all 31 comments. Feb 09, Aestas Book Blog rated it really liked it. Woah — what a wild ride!
It was edgy and gritty, at times heart breaking and others steamy, along with a touch of snark. Usually when I write my reviews, there are some constants to base it off of but with this one the ground was constantly Woah — what a wild ride! Usually when I write my reviews, there are some constants to base it off of but with this one the ground was constantly shifting beneath me and so I was just never quite sure where I was standing. Scarred both inside and out, and having been raised by grifter parents, the only life Ellie has ever known has been one of cons, deceit and constant relocation.
Tired of always being on the run and changing identities, she is determined to make a fresh start for herself and returns to her home town where she runs into Camden McQueen. Once the weird goth high school reject, he is now a hot-as-shit guitar-playing tattoo artist with dimples. Dimples, ladies!! Be still my freaking heart!!!! Together, they are thrown in on a wild, fast-paced ride filled with twist and turns, heart-break, steam, and sacrifice. There were so many possibilities and ulterior motives behind everything and everyone.
It really just keep you guessing. Their entire relationship was based on tangled emotions and a mind game of manipulation. They really took the cake with this one! Razor-blade butterflies whirled in my heart. My heart really broke for him — especially hearing about his teenage years — and the anger that he still held was truly more than understandable.
Most people have their pain deep inside them, in places no one ever goes. Not until its too late. You know how much we love bad boys? I could understood where she was coming from but at the same time I had a few issues with her actions in the past and her decisions towards the end of the book. But, that being said, I look forward to seeing her journey over the course of the trilogy.
We all make our own paths in life. Out loud! I loved the direction it swung the story in. I loved the writing style — I have definitely become a new fan of Karina Halle. That being said, I have to remember that this is only the first of a trilogy and so I have hopes for it developing further in the later books. My only real complaint is that I found the ending entirely too predictable.
No site throwing, or anything, but you are kind of left hanging at big crossroads. Jan 23, Christy rated it it was amazing. This book was fanfuckingtastic! Could not put it down! A definite must read!!! Ellie Watt is a con artist. She is 26, and ever since she was 19, she has moved from city to city, different name, different scam. After doing this for over 7 years, she decides to move back to California where her uncle is and leave this life behind.
Camden and Ellie have history. When she first met Camden her freshman year of high school, they were both outcasts. Black lipstick and nails, long hair, gothic clothing etc. Things have changed. Camden is now a sexy and successful tattoo artist who owns his own parlor in town.
Not sure how I felt about Ellie, I felt for her, at times she infuriated me, but overall- by the end of the book I really liked her.
Now, Camden on the other hand This guy- holy hell. He was hot. The chemistry between Camden and Ellie was on fire. There were some twists and turns with Camden I did not see coming.
But I loved him! When he says things like this, how can you not??? Your scars, your injury, they make you who you are. If your lucky, you can wear it for all the world to see. Most people have their pain deep inside, in places where no one goes. He stopped walking and pulled me closer to him, starting down into my eyes. Heartless, reckless, selfish and cruel. Beautiful, sad, wounded and lost. A freak, a work of art, a liar, a lover.
I cannot wait until spring to find out what happens! Oh cliffhanger View all 26 comments. Sep 20, Lucia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mafia, drug lords, con artist and sexy tattoo artist Ellie Watt is 26 years old con artist with very hectic life. Always different names, different places and different enemies. Now after 7 years she is coming back to town where she spent her teenage years determined to leave her grifting lifestyle behind. With unusual and difficult childhood, we can say that Ellie is not your typical heroine.
She lives d Mafia, drug lords, con artist and sexy tattoo artist She lives dangerous life, not entirely moral and legal. She has her own skeletons which may be hidden in the closet, but they are definitely not forgotten Back than the victim of emotional abuse, now sexy tattoo artist.
I have to admit I really liked Camden. He was very interesting character.
Temperamental, charming, hot-tempered but still emotional, sexy and loving. But Camden has demons of his own And like any fuel, it could consume you. Story was full of twists, surprises, action, emotional and steamy parts. At the begining I was not entirely sure what to think about main characters, but the more I got to know them the more I fell in love with them. They were realistic, with their own flaws but always compassionate.
This book was spectacular, unique and made me feel all sorts of raw and deep emotions. I just loved this book so much! Normally, I hate when sex is a main focus of the story and in such a case I become easily bored with book. One of the many reasons why I love Karina Halle's writing is the fact that she always focuses on storyline and characters development, twists and emotions. Sex scenes are always just hot and sensual addition to her novels.
It draws you right into the middle of story and you feel like you are there with heroine, experinecing everything with her. Karina Halle is extremely talented author and if you haven't read any of her books, you are definitely missing out. This was not just plain romance, neither it was just thriller. It was so much more and I wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone!
Perfect start to new contemporary adult series! My issue is that I couldn't understand WHY she was making them. If you had a tragic accident due to a career choice made by your parents, what would you do? Choose a different career when you grew up. Choose the same career path of your parents because of Guess what Ellie chooses? That's right, B! Makes complete sense, right? Where everything I do is flipped And awkwardly reversed But it gets better because this is Ellie-fucking-Watt we're talking about.
So Ellie's parents tried to con a drug lord and she ends up paying the price by getting acid poured all over her leg. But she finds love in one of the drug lord's right hand men, Javier.
Surprise: it doesn't work out and she steals his money and car. Look at your life, Ellie. Look at your choices! The girl is addicted to Making Bad Decisions.
Intervention, I say! I see You would think after that huge fail she would quit while she was ahead, but nooooo. She goes on to con more and more men, leaving a trail of bread crumbs until eventually her past catches up to her.
Now, there are two really big bones I gotta pick with Ellie here. First, why does she never throw away her cell phone? What kind of con artist keeps the same phone from con to con? A shitty one. Somebody get my phone So I can throw it in a public pool and watch it float Second, how did Javier continue finding her? Her cell phone is my obvious guess, but it was clear the cell phone was not even thought of in this case and Javier seemed to locate her a little too well.
All the reader is given is some one liner from Mr. Creep, saying he'd always find her. Sheesh, I can't believe she thought that was romantic at some point.
And yet, she never fully takes responsibility for her actions. I'm a firm believer in the idea that if you don't have your own shit together, perhaps you should not get involved with someone else's. This might have something to do with how well I understand them, which is virtually nil. I see You would think after that huge fail she would quit while she was ahead, but nooooo.
She goes on to con more and more men, leaving a trail of bread crumbs until eventually her past catches up to her. Now, there are two really big bones I gotta pick with Ellie here. First, why does she never throw away her cell phone? What kind of con artist keeps the same phone from con to con? A shitty one. Somebody get my phone So I can throw it in a public pool and watch it float Second, how did Javier continue finding her?
Her cell phone is my obvious guess, but it was clear the cell phone was not even thought of in this case and Javier seemed to locate her a little too well. All the reader is given is some one liner from Mr. Creep, saying he'd always find her. Sheesh, I can't believe she thought that was romantic at some point. And yet, she never fully takes responsibility for her actions. I'm a firm believer in the idea that if you don't have your own shit together, perhaps you should not get involved with someone else's.
This might have something to do with how well I understand them, which is virtually nil. I'm sure we all can agree that those characters need to sit down with someone and get some well-needed advice. No, not you, Tay-Tay. That makes sense considering it was her entire point of returning home and begging for a place to stay. But right after Camden discovers Ellie's plan and double crosses her, they go on the run together.
Ellie's off in her corner of the hotel hating Camden and Camden is off is his corner hating Ellie and secretly thinking of raping her so that he can humiliate her just as she humiliated him in high school. I want your drama The touch of your hand Wait, what? I'm raging right about now. But wait, he also loves her. Does your head hurt? Here's an ice pack. But that's not even the half of it. Ellie in turn resents Camden because she got caught trying to rob him.
She keeps saying things like, "How could he do that to me? You broke and entered his house and tried to steal his money.We all make our own paths in life. A shitty one. And hope that his Needles will fade them enough, to let them rest. Cant wait for the second book!!!! With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. I literally could not put my site down, even though I wanted to because I was having an anxiety attack reading this story!
Back than the victim of emotional abuse, now sexy tattoo artist.
By now, you all know that I loathe drama for the sole purpose of shock value. Quotes are taken from a pre-published copy and are subject to change. And I know many people have used that image in their reviews but, come on, do you really ever get tired of looking at that?