Step right up and meet Jay Fields: Illusionist. Mentalist. Trickster.
I think in triangles. You think in straight lines.
I show you a table and make you believe it’s a chair.
Smoke and mirrors, sleight of hand, misdirection. I trick and deceive.
But most of all, I put on a good show.
The world thinks I killed a man, but I didn’t. Bear with me. It’s all a part of the plan.
Revenge is what I want. I want it for me and I want it for her. I want it for all six of us.
She doesn’t remember me, but she’s the reason for everything. She’ll be my prize at the end of all this–if I can hold onto my willpower, that is. Maybe I’ll slip up a little, have a taste, just a small one.
So go ahead and pick a card. Come inside and see the show. Look at my hands, look so closely that you can’t see what’s happening while you’re so focused on looking. I’ll be destroying your world from right here in the spotlight.
You’ll never see me coming until it’s too late.
I’ve only got one heart, and after I’ve pulled off my grand deception I’ll hand it right to her.
So, sit back, relax, and let my girl tell you our story. You’re in for one hell of a ride.
“So why not live with the magic? Be a kid again and believe in the fantastical. Life is more fun with a little smoke and mirrors.”
This was such a fun book.
I thought the idea behind this story was incredibly unique. This is a story about magic and finding your very own epic love story. It’s also a revenge story. But overall, this books atmosphere and tone will suck you right into the story. I also love that the blurb doesn’t tell you much about the story so neither will I.
“Note to self: Never try to out-trick a trickster.”
Our main character is a woman named Matilda. Let me tell you that Matilda is all of us. She’s an ordinary girl who has her insecurities and dreams and she thinks things we’ve all thought, which made her incredibly relatable to me. She’s the girl I’d want to be friends with. Inf act, the female friendships in this book are A+.
Jay Fields is a charming and cocky illusionist. He was mysterious and cheeky, and you never really got to him too much for a good while, but it’s impossible not to be smitten with him. I thought he made for a really interesting character and a perfect hero for Matilda.
The both of them become fast friends when Matilda’s father offer Jay the spare room in their house to rent. I thought their friendship was adorable, I’m not sure if slow-burn is the right way to describe it as they do realize they have feelings for each other early in the story. But there are so many secrets surrounding Jay that they don’t immediately get together.
I really liked this. I’ve read a few of the other books in this series, but none of them come close to this one in my opinion.