Monday, September 19, 2016

{Blog Tour} A Cunning Plan - Astrid Arditi (Review & Giveaway)

29569437A Cunning Plan

Astrid Arditi



June 8, 2016

Romantic Suspense

89,000 Words


Determined to put her family back together, Sloane Harper stalks her ex husband and his annoyingly stunning mistress, Kate Stappleton. But she’s not the only one.

Handsome IRS agent Ethan Cunning is surveying Kate too, but for entirely different reasons. He is attempting to nail Kate’s playboy boss.

Ethan and Sloane decide to help each other, which sends Sloane’s wobbly life spinning out of control. She’ll have to face danger, humiliation, and – scariest of all – the dating scene, to lure her daughters’ father home.

Losing control was the best thing to happen to Sloane…until it turned lethal.

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Review

This books follows Sloane Harper a women who just lost her husband to divorce due to him seeing another women.  Sloane desperately wants to get her husband back and starts stalking the women he is seeing Kate.  While Sloane is stalking her husband's new girlfriend a handsome IRS agent seeks her out to do some spying on Kate's boss.  Sloane doesn't know what to do right away if she is going to help Ethan because she doesn't want to put her family in danger. 

The author does a great job with this story line.  I feel like we are presented with a lot of information up front to build the back story and who is who.  After you get the basic facts the author did a great adding in the suspense so that you kept wanting more from the book and you also started to fall in love with the characters.   I also think the story line is very unique since as a reader you really got to see what lengths a scorned women will go to and what it takes to get passed a major event in someone's life.  The author creates a whole world that you can submerge yourself in and feel connected.

My favorite character was Sloane although Claudia and Bizzy do come in second place.   Sloane doesn't really know what to do with her life and also at the beginning of the book ready to let her past life go.   Sloane really becomes an entirely different women during the course of the book.  I feel like she learns about her strength from all different sources in the book.  Sloane's children are very supportive of her and just want what is best for their mother.  I love the bond that we get to see between mother and daughter in multiple senses as we also get a look at Sloan and Bizzy's relationship.

The author did a great job with not including to much side stories that would be distracting to the book.  I felt like it was the perfect length and in the end everything fits together perfectly! 

I LOVED the ending! It was like what! 
cat animals wow surprised screaming 
The author does a great job giving us one final look at all of the characters in the end.  Also, we really get to learn about Sloane's ex husband and what her final decision is with her life.  The author also left it open for a great sequel! 

I would suggest this as a weekend read or when you have more time to sit down and read longer.  The book is very fast paced and I had a hard time putting the book down.  There was really natural stopping points you wanted to know what was going to happen next and how it was all going to end.   

I received a copy of this book from Masquerade Book Tours for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book.

My Rating 5/5
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About the Author


Astrid Arditi was born from a French father and Swedish mother. She lived in Paris and Rome before moving to London with her husband and daughter back in 2013.

After dabbling in journalism, interning at Glamour magazine, and teaching kindergarten, Arditi returned to her first love: writing.

She now splits her time between raising her kids (a brand new baby boy just joined the family) and making up stories.

A Cunning Plan is Arditi’s first published work.


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2 comments:

  1. Thank you Kristyn for your lovely review! You made my day! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! Good luck with your book it is amazing!!

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