Sunday, March 1, 2015

Book Tour for Pros & Cons by Sydney Logan (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Readers who like their books full of energy and their couples bursting with combustible chemistry will be drawn to Pros & Cons by Sydney Logan.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of this book along with my impressions of it.  Make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a signed print copy of this book as well as signed bookmarks too!

Con artists Jenna York and Ethan Summers always seem to cross paths during their travels around the world. With their partners in tow, the cunning criminals wreak havoc across the globe, stealing from the rich and giving to the richer. While Jenna tries to convince herself that she sees him as nothing more than a professional rival, Ethan finds it a little harder to fight his attraction to the beautiful thief.
When tragedy strikes, Jenna and Ethan join forces, but are the stakes too high? Can they escape this last job with their lives—and their hearts—intact?


As I slip quietly out of the suite and rush toward the elevator, I can’t deny I’m feeling a little better about Vegas.
That is, until the elevator doors open.
Standing there, leaning against the stainless steel wall with a cocky smile on his face, is the one person I really didn’t want to see this weekend.
With a miserable groan, I step inside the elevator and furiously stab the button.
“Are you following me, Summers?”
“I’d follow your dimples anywhere, York.”
Ethan Summers is infuriatingly charming and handsome. Both assets have proven to be beneficial to his career and detrimental to mine.
“Well, these dimples just lifted Bradley Jones’ credit card numbers.”
“Impressive. Although, one might argue that a more superior con artist would be capable of accomplishing such a feat without showing a little skin. Really, Jenna, I’m disappointed.”
He rarely calls me by my first name. Last names have always been our thing.
“Were you watching me?”
“Every heterosexual man in the casino was watching your little performance. Nice legs, by the way.”
“Not good,” I mutter.
“No, but I enjoyed it.”
Ethan grins as the elevator doors open. I don’t protest when he grabs me by the elbow and leads me toward the nearest exit. It’s not brightly lit, but there’s a very nice bouncer that Ethan greets by name who allows us to walk right out the door and into the starry Nevada night. He doesn’t let go of my arm as we hurry toward a black SUV.
“Why are you helping me?”
“You drugged a millionaire and stole his credit card info. I think it’s best we get you out of town.”
That doesn’t really answer my question, but I can’t argue with his logic.
Ethan opens the passenger door and helps me inside.
“Nice stilettos.”
I glare at him, and he shoots me a sexy smile before slamming my door.
It’s really too bad that I hate his guts.
Ethan Summers and I have crossed paths many times throughout the past couple years. It’s unavoidable, considering we’re two of the finest criminal minds in the world.
That’s what the news says, anyway. 
“Let me guess,” Ethan says as he pulls the SUV out onto the highway. “You used Rohypnol on Jones?”
I roll my eyes. “I’m a thief, not a sexual predator.”
“Well, you obviously slipped something into his drink.”
“Sleeping pill.”
Ethan hums his disapproval. I can’t argue with him. Slipping Bradley a sedative is so amateur.
“I was desperate. The entire weekend has been a complete waste of time. When did the Viper install dome cams?”
“A few weeks ago. The casino’s hosting the U.S. Poker Championship next month. Ceiling cams are a requirement.”
“I know.”
“So, if you knew about the cameras, what were you doing at the casino?”
“Let’s just say a little birdie told me you were hitting the Viper tonight. I had a feeling you might need my assistance.”
“So you’ve been talking to Abby.”
He remains silent and keeps his eyes trained on the freeway, giving me the chance to study his profile. Ethan has a mop of unruly dark hair and deep blue eyes that make most girls go weak in the knees.
Not this girl. Nope.
“Like what you see?”
My face heats. I hate when he catches me ogling him.
“You’re an ass.”
He laughs. “Someday, Jenna, you’re going to stop fighting this attraction between us. I’m really looking forward to that.”





Fans of the TV show Leverage will find themselves captivated by what Ms. Logan has crafted with her compelling characters and edge of your seat action.  From the first page to the last it's a thrill ride tempered with sensuality and humor courtesy of the immensely likable main characters and equally engaging cast of secondary characters.  Ms. Logan will earn new readers with this fun and flirty read with its surprising depth that leaves you rooting for the criminals.

Ethan and Jenna are masters in the world of cons and from the first time their paths crossed they were drawn to each other but refused to act on it.  Each subsequent meeting further enhanced their combustible connection.  Brought together to aid in their friend's last con unfortunately leads to tragedy but brings them closer than ever to finally act on their feelings as they look for a way out of this world.  What follows is an emotional roller coaster ride that brings laughter, tears, heartbreak, and joy amidst unrelenting sexual tension as their choices lead to danger and revenge on the way to HEA.

This was a delightful read that occasionally required you to suspend belief to fully embrace the entertaining journey as the ending is a little too easily tied up.  The characters though are what drive this story and Ethan and Jenna are larger than life characters very confident in their abilities.  Their connection is crackling and full of playful and witty banter and when together you're breathlessly waiting for them to jump each other as the sexual tension is off the charts.  The story allows their romance to progress believably and ultimately leads to sexual interludes that are a nice balance of sweet and steamy.  They're both strong-willed but willing to accept help from the other when needed.  Ethan is suave, charming, sexy, and sweet and I was utterly enamored with him.  Jenna is his perfect match and gives as good as she gets and together they're a formidable couple you can't help but like despite their career choice.  Along with this intriguing main couple comes a slew of equally entertaining secondary characters who are just as capable and provide admirable support with a touch of humor.  With so many memorable characters I hope this isn't the last we see of this colorful crew and that Ms. Logan brings us back into this world in the future.

My rating for this is an A-

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Amazon bestselling author Sydney Logan holds a Master's degree in Elementary Education. She is the author of three novels - Lessons Learned, Mountain Charm, and Soldier On. Sydney has also penned four short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul.
A native of East Tennessee, Sydney enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.


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