We love this series!!! Okay to be fair we’re only 1.5 books in so far but it’s fast, gritty, super-sexy and fear-adrenaline inducing. You know… ’cause we’re on the run from a bad guy or two. Or three. Dangerous guys with bad attitudes, a swoonworthy tattoo artist (who’s pretty moody, too) fast cars, guns and the Vegas strip. Oh and tattooing right in a hotel room. And yes, there’s romance to top it all off, but it’s not the sweet and sappy kind and may not make you feel good in the end (I guess it depends on who’s “team” you’re on). Who knows? Only time will tell. Either way, I’m raring to go!
Kristina: On Every Street by Karina Halle.. Baby bejeezus I have become a full-blown Karina fan girl This book gave me exactly what I wanted & needed. An inside look into the who/how/why of Javier & Ellie. Although I thought Camden from Sins & Needles was hot, I had this bad boy crush on Javier that I just couldn’t fight. I found him so intriguing & was dying to know more about him. OES delivered! Everyone is so flawed, but yet you still feel endeared to them. Can’t rave enough on how much I loved this story. I’m excited to see where it goes.
Kirsten: How is it that Karina just continues to wow me? So deep and emotional. I’m still thinking about it days later… how could he, and then he… ugh! I’m sticking to my I love him, but I hate him.
Maryse’s Book Blog: And don’t we LOVE when that happens? I mean the love/hate thing?
Jules: … It goes to show you how good the author is if she can get you to love and hate him.
Shanda: What is the best experience, should I read this first then move onto Sins & Needles or Sins & Needles then this???
Kirsten: You can read in any order On Every Street is a stand alone.
Lisa: I say read Sins first then follow up with OES, that is how most of us experienced it and it was so good.
Johanna: It doesn’t matter in what order you read them. Karina said she wrote OES as a stand alone but to have the overall effect. I would read Sins & Needles first.. I think it opens the door for OES.. Btw these books rock. OES is already on my favorites shelf.
Maryse: I personally wonder if I had read On Every Street first, if I would have been extra excited (or nervous but in a different way) for a certain character’s appearance in Sins (knowing what I do now, after reading On Every Street). But I read Sins first and it worked perfectly for me to do so! And I prefer reading in the order an author writes her books so… Sins first, then OES.
About book #1:
Ellie Watt is used to starting over. The daughter of a grifting team, Ellie spent her childhood being used as a pawn in her parents’ latest scam. Now she’s much older, wiser and ready to give her con artist life a rest. But returning to the dry desert town of Palm Valley, California means one more temptation than she bargained for – Camden McQueen. Once known as the high school weirdo, Camden is bigger and badder than the boy he used to be and a talented tattoo artist with his own thriving business. Ellie’s counting on Camden still being in love with her but what she’s not counting on is how easily unrequited love can turn into obsession over time. When Camden discovers Ellie’s plan to con him, he makes her a deal she doesn’t dare refuse, but her freedom comes with a price and it’s one that takes both Ellie and Camden down a dangerous road.
- Sins and Needles (The Artists Trilogy #1)
- On Every Street (The Artists Trilogy #0.5 prequel)<— it was written AFTER book #1 however it can be read first (either way is fine, however you’ll likely experience “Sins” a little differently if you read this one first…)
- Shooting Scars (The Artists Trilogy #2)
- Bold Tricks (The Artists Trilogy #3)
- Dirty Angels (spinoff!!) – expected release date June 15th 2014