Review | Pros & Cons of Deception by AE Wasp

Pro Con DeceptionPros & Cons of Deception by AE Wasp
Pros & Cons #2
Spy Romance M/M
March 1, 2019

About the Book: 

FIVE JOBS. FIVE CHANCES FOR REDEMPTION. One thing’s for sure: these men are no angels.

There’s nothing like being blackmailed by a dead man to really bring a group of cons together. The deal is simple, we do the jobs and Charlie’s lawyer wipes the slate clean for each of us, one at a time.

Job number two lands right in my lap. I’m Bond. Wesley Bond. (I can’t resist saying it that way. Blame my dad, if you can find him.) You could call me a hacker. I redistribute wealth – moving it from rich slimebags to poorer but infinitely more deserving people – and make a tidy profit as I do.  My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to bring down some modern-day slave traders.

I definitely choose to accept it. 

With the life of the one person in this world I love on the line, I can’t afford any screw ups or distractions. Unfortunately, my biggest distraction is my biggest asset – Danny Monroe. Danny is a leftover complication from our first job; a victim of the vicious senator we’d gotten locked up. He’s a smart, funny, gorgeous, ex-prostitute, who can’t seem to keep his clothes on. I can’t seem to keep my mouth shut around him. But I need a fake boyfriend, and Danny is the only option.

Fooling the world into thinking we’re in love will be easy; fooling myself that I’m not might be impossible.

We don’t know who the bad guy is, we have no idea how to prove anything. There’s no internet on the island, no cell service, and i’ll have only the bare bones of my gear. If I’m going to do this, I’m going to need all the help I can get. 

Like it or not, we’re all in this together.

If you’re a fan of the mid to late spy shows, you would probably like Pros & Cons. It’s such a fun series in such a similar (and yes, more modern) way. I mean, it’s pretty much a genderbent reimagined version of Charlie’s Angels, and call me a sucker, but…

I used to love that show!

In this version, our new Charlie has pulled together a group of criminal’s who all have big hearts. The first book, Pros and Cons of Vengeance was about Steele and Breckin, and this installment is all about Wesley Bond. He shares his name with action super sexy super spy James Bond, but our Bond is more of a snarky super hacker with slightly low self esteem. He was also my favorite character in book one. I was excited to read him in Deception.

One thing I always pay attention to when I’m reading a series is how well the characters maintain their personalities throughout each book. If each character still reads the same after multiple books, I consider that great writing. It shows how the author truly knows their characters, and doesn’t compromise. Sadly, I felt like Wes lost a bit of what made him so interesting when he was introduced to us originally. It was there when I started reading, but falling for Danny took over his personality.

I missed him, I missed his individuality.

In book one, it was oh so obvious Wesley was going to fall in love with ex-hooker Danny. There was way too much bickering between them for it to be anything but foreplay. I just expected Danny to make him work for it harder. Wesley was such an epic douche when they first met, and said such boneheaded asshole things, I wanted to see him really work to win Danny over.

Was I disappointed they fell for each other pretty quickly? Yeah, maybe a little bit. I’m all about the slow burn. However, what made up for it was how I appreciated that Danny knew what -well, WHO he wanted, and he went for it despite everything. While all that was happening we got hilarious jokes from the other “Angels” as they put in their two cents. I loved their commentary on Wes and Danny’s love life.

Pros and Cons is funny. It is fun.
It’s a great series for needing to rid your head of cobwebs.
This was another amazing find on Kindle Unlimited.

About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

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