by Ainslie Paton My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Finley’s charity is failing and she’s desperate enough to stand on a barstool and ask people to donate. That’s how she catches the attention of con man/ philanthropist Cal Sherwood. Cal and his family run a ‘rob the rich, give to the poor’ type enterprise involving elaborate investment scams. He’s a rogue, but such a charming one, with his heart in the right place, that you often forget that he’s a con man.
Cal ends up training Finley in the art of the con – she gets people to donate money to her charity, Cal gets an in to get people to invest in his fake company. Finley is so well meaning and straight laced, I was genuinely anxious for her when she found out about the con.
I really enjoyed this book. Great characterisation, sparkling dialogue and an unusual take on both the Millionaire trope and the fake relationship trope.
I’m looking forward to reading more books in the series.