In Perfect Scoundrels (Disney/Hyperion 2013) by Ally Carter, teenage master thief, Kat Bishop, is left hanging (literally. There’s a zip line involved) in the middle of a job in Argentina when her boyfriend, billionaire W.W. Hale V, gets a call that changes everything. His beloved grandmother — the only family member who ever really understood him — has died and surprisingly left the whole Hale empire to him. Soon Hale is acting cold and distant and is sucked back into the world he was so desperate to run away from. Kat’s not sure how to help him, especially when she learns that his grandmother’s will might have been forged in a nefarious scheme to steal the Hale family fortune. To figure out what’s going on and stop the possible thief, Kat gathers her “family” (Gabrielle, Simon, the Bagshaws, Nick, Uncle Eddie, her dad, and more) to help save Hale’s. However, by saving her boyfriend’s company she could lose him to that fancy-pants world forever. It’s quite the dilemma.
As with the first 2.5 books in the series, there’s a lot of fun to be had in Perfect Scoundrels. I have a few minor quibbles (and one major one), but overall I really loved it. Here are my somewhat scattered thoughts, in no particular order: Continue reading