Cary Talbot has found the perfect mark. Marigold Shelley is filthy rich, and her newly found grandson, Isaac Shelley, is poised to inherit her huge estate, complete with a priceless wine collection. Cary concocts a plan to con both of them into selling the crown jewel of that collection to him at a bargain price. Since Isaac is young, single, and gay, part of Cary’s scheme to get close to the Shelleys includes seduction.
But Isaac isn’t the sheep he appears to be. He isn't even the grandson he appears to be. Isaac is, in fact, running quite the con of his own.
These two masters of the confidence game are pitted against each other, and both are after the ultimate prizea chunk of the huge Shelley fortune. It’s only when a third cunning player comes in and is ready to outwit them both that they must band together and beat their opponent or see all they’ve worked for slip from their grasp one ruby-red drop at a time.
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Corkscrewed by M.J. O'Shea was an extremely fun read. It took me some time to get into the groove of things but once the book caught my interest it really sucked me in. The premise of the book is an extremely interesting one and it converts into a wonderfully thrilling read. The story progresses smoothly and picks up pace fast such that you really don't get the time to ponder and you are onto the next big event. Issac is this really cute guy. He has to be the most innocent con ever. It would have been extremely hard not to like him. Cary Talbot is a brilliant con artist out to con Marigold Shelley out of nine of her most valuable wines. But turns out for Cary, her newfound grandson 'Issac' may turn out be more interesting than the wines. Cary and Issac had some really fabulous chemistry. There kisses were so yummy and there were a lot of kisses. This book has a really great cast of characters and really strong female characters as well. I loved Jules and Marigold. Personally, I would have loved more details on what happened to Cary and Issac after the book. But on the whole I was happy with how the book ends. This book was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The beginning really grabs the reader’s attention as you learn that Roman must leave the young “boy” he saved years ago because Black Mamba has her sights on him. It is intriguing, poignant and at the same time hopeful – a new beginning. What will this young boy do – continue on the same path as his mentor or work independently? Next, you learn about Cary and you wonder if “boy” is Cary or Jules? As a reader, I found myself thinking that Cary is a suave character working with the assistance of trusty sidekick who coincidentally was also saved. I was very intrigued as to whom was the boy in chapter one and process of elimination removed Jules since this trusty sidekick was a she. When oh when will we learn whom the boy is!? Never fear, as Cary talks about his next job, you find similarities between what Roman suggested to the boy and the newfound heir to the winery he plans to hit. The boy is Isaac! But how does Isaac successfully convince the current matriarch that he is truly the long-lost step-grandson? Who is Black Mamba? Is Roman going to be okay? You will find that out as the plot thickens and the romance steams up the pages! The romance between Cary and Isaac is like icing of the cake of this great mystery plot. A definite must-read.