Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

IMG_7330RATING: 4/5

SYNOPSIS: Hale’s grandmother dies unexpectedly leaving him the family company, but something is amiss. Kat and her crew now have to out-con an amateur conman in order to protect Hale and keep him in their family.

If this is the last book of the series, then it was a good ending. If this isn’t the last book in the series, then YAY! because I love these characters. Goodreads lists that Ally Carter is planning on writing a fourth book, but who knows if/when that will actually happen so for now I will just enjoy this book as if it were the last. I love Ally Carter’s books because they all have a good pace and there isn’t any time to get bored with the book or the characters. Her worlds are populated with the most interesting and diverse group of characters that only grows and grows with each book. In this particular book, we finally get to meet Hale’s family and truly understand why he ran away to join a life a crime with Kat in the first place and we also get a glimpse into the one person in his family that truly understood him. I really liked that we got to know Hale a little better and I also loved how Kat and all of her family rallied to help him out. It was amazing to see the juxtaposition of the family that Hale was born with and the family that he created and how sometimes the family you are born with isn’t the family that you need. I also found it interesting that their adversary wasn’t a master thief, but an amateur who just happened to have all the right information at his disposal because of his ordinary job. I enjoyed Kat’s snarky commentary about the many rookie mistakes that he made throughout their attempts to con him right back. All in all I think that this was a strong ending to the series. I didn’t feel let down and I didn’t feel like the book was rushed in any way. It had the same tone and pacing as the previous books in the series, so it didn’t feel out of place like some final books I’ve read. I think fans won’t be disappointed by this ending.

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