I didn't love it and I didn't hate it. I just didn't really care about either of the main characters. You reap what you sow and I have a hard time with feeling sorry for them when bad things happened. I think if they were more likable I would have forgiven some of the selfish acts that were done. The story was well written enough to keep me reading. For that I will give it 3 stars.
The story was a little unrealistic (yes, I know it is only a fictional story!) but things like Ellie seeing Camden for the first time in years and not recognizing his unusual ears was a little hard to believe. I mean, if they were that unusual and she noticed them right away and how imperfect they made him, would she not remember on who she had seen them before? Someone she saw every day for years, and yet had no clue who he was when she walked into a coffee shop in the town that they grew up in. Really?
For this “Grifter” that is supposed to be so intelligent, I found her pretty naive to a lot of things. If you were being followed by bad guys why would you drive around in a very unique green GTO for years after stealing it? Also, if Verizon can track my whereabouts from my cell phone, why wouldn't these mobsters be able to do the same to her and Camden? Javier tracks them down in every casino in Vegas and she doesn’t know how he does it.
Now Camden. It really bothered me that Camden was supposed to be this really tough (even psychotic at times) kind of guy but he whimpered and became a cowering two year old when his homophobic father punished him. Not even to defend himself while being thrown and hit repeatedly. He is a six foot, 26 year old, tattooed bad ass!