Cory James has never known a life where she wasn’t running. Running from the cops, her home, her past. Running from love. The only time she’s free is when she throws on her hood and takes to the roofs to become a part of New York, to climb to a place in the city where she doesn’t feel alone.
Stealing is nothing, lying inevitable, byproducts of survival. A way for Cory to provide for herself and for her younger sister, Jill, give her the life Cory couldn’t have. For five years, Cory set up a long line of teetering dominos, one by one, choice by choice.
Meeting Van is the first domino to fall, and once they crash into each other, it’s only a matter of time before her whole world is in danger of falling apart. She can tell herself over and again that she doesn’t care, but it’s a lie. She knows it from the first time she says his name, but she can’t let him in, not when she has a job to do, a job that could rip her life apart at the seams. One that she’ll have to betray Van to finish.
He’ll follow however high she can climb, but she can only run for so long before she has to choose.
Review by Lorena
Cory is a girl who runs with the wrong crowd. She steals for the adrenaline and because she is putting her younger sister thru a private school and wants her to go to college and make something of herself, something she didn't do. She puts her life in danger every time she takes on a dangerous job, but she's good at what she does and she manages to get by without ever getting caught.
When she meets Van, he sparks something in her that she just can't seem to shake off. She doesn't want to feel anything for him, but he manages to consume her every thought and she starts feelings things she knows she shouldn't for him. She pushes him away because she knows it's wrong to have him get close to her especially when he hates liars and thieves and that's exactly what she is, a liar and a thief.
Things get complicated, she takes on a job -- not by choice, but she was blackmailed into this job and she loses the best thing that ever happened to her -- VAN! Is this job worth her losing Van?
What will happen to Cory and Van, will he find out about her lifestyle and will he accept it? Most importantly, will he forgive her for what she does?
I read this series in one sitting -- that's how good it was. The whole plot really pulled me in and it was hard for me to put my kindle down at any given moment. I just couldn't seem to find myself to do it. Every sentence, every paragraph and every chapter kept getting better and better. This series will keep you on your toes and you're going to be keep wondering what's next?
I loved Cory, she was a tough cookie and wouldn't take crap from the evil twins, Jade and Jace. They were a two stupid kids who obviously didn't know how to plan things right when everything fell apart, even when they were told that the job was too risky and dangerous. But Cory knew better than to mess up that plan when it was already messed up.
Cory was a woman who went after what she wanted and she wouldn't let anything or anybody get in the way of it. I love reading books of women who are strong willed. She was strong, independent, beautiful and smart (what a combination)! She had all the qualifications a man wants and desires. But what intrigued Van the most was her determination and the fact that she was fast.
I enjoyed this series and I completely, completely recommend it. This is one series that will keep you intrigued and focused and you will not want to put your kindle down. It was very fast paced and that's what I love -- when I read through them and not realize that I'm either done or about done reading a book or series so quickly.
About the Author
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife; even though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.
From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.