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Jagger had three rules for every con:
1. Don’t back out
2. Don’t forget the story
3. Don’t fuck it up


I broke them all.


I first met Jagger when I was just nine years old. He was an older boy who gave me twenty dollars to buy a new pair of ballet shoes after I dropped mine in the mud. That’s when I fell in love with him.


And love would be my downfall.


I would run into Jagger over the years and I’d watch him as he’d hustle strangers out of their money with his latest scam. He lied, he cheated, and he took advantage of anyone he could. Most importantly, he never got caught.


Well, until he needed me to help him pull off his biggest con to date.


I thought I could do it. He told me it was easy to make money through deception, and I believed him because he had a lot of it.


But I should have known that nothing is guaranteed.


My name is Ronnie and now we’re on the run.


*Recommended for 17+ due to subject matter and sexual content.
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* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *

~ 5 Bonnie and Clyde Stars ~

The Con is your modern day Bonnie and Clyde type story. I thought this story was unique and interesting and kept me wrapped up in the story all the way to the end. I was on the edge of my seat to see how things would work out for Ronnie and Jagger.

Justine Elvira has done it again!!! I have read all her books and have loved each one. I think her writing has improved over the course of all her books. She has an amazing talent at creating story lines that are both intriguing and unique. I don’t feel like her books are like others I’ve read before. I also love all the characters she creates. Her development of her characters make the reader feel like they are a part of their lives. I truly never want any of her books to end. Her writing style is pure enjoyment and I feel her books are flawless. The pace of the book is spot on. I felt this one was slightly different because she incorporated time jumps, but I thought she did it perfectly.

In The Con we meet Ronnie and Jagger. Both come from low income families and live in the same trailer park. When we first meet these two, they are both young teenagers. Ronnie is being raised by her 10 year older sister because her mom died and Jagger is living with his older sister and nephew. Ronnie is a young girl whose dream is to become a professional Ballet Dancer. Jagger is the ultimate con artist. Ronnie meets Jagger when she is only 9 years old and he is 11. That first chance encounter has her falling deeply in love with him. Over the course of several years we get to see Ronnie pine for Jagger. She would do absolutely anything for him. Jagger always kept Ronnie at an arms length until she is 20 yrs old and he needs are help on something. Of course Ronnie says yes and that sends them on a whirlwind journey. What I loved about this book was that is wasn’t predictable to me. I thought I knew what would happen and I was happy to say I was wrong. You need to read this book to see if everything works out for Ronnie and Jagger in the end.

I would 100% recommend any book by Justine Elvira and The Con is no different. If you are looking for a quick and sexy read that is filled with intrigue and suspense, then you don’t want to miss this book!!!

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excerpt


Jagger leans in close to me and I stop breathing as I focus on the way his body moves. I watch his lips as he takes in staggered breaths.
“Have you ever been kissed, twinkle toes?”
I let out a shaky breath. “No.”
Jagger’s palms graze my bare knees before placing his hands on each side of the bed so my thighs are trapped between them.
He leans in closer. “Do you want that to change? Do you want me to kiss you?”
I can’t speak. I can barely move, as the very thing I’ve dreamt about these past three years is finally about to come true. Jagger is asking me if I want him to kiss me. Somehow in my state of shock, as my blood begins to boil from anticipation and his lips proximity to mine, I’m able to nod my head yes.
He hovers above me as I look up into his eyes. His lips are just inches from mine. A million thoughts are racing through my head and I can’t seem to think straight. I want to remember every second of what’s about to happen, but instead, just as his lips are about to brush against mine, I whisper, “Why did Ky call you Ace?”
He grins down at me, his gaze flickering to my lips before he looks back up into my green eyes. “Because I’m good at everything.”
I don’t have time to process his answer. My eyes flutter closed as his lips connect with mine. I don’t move and my lips stay firmly closed as he kisses me. I feel hot… everywhere. My face is flushed, my lips are tingling and I don’t want this kiss to end.
Jagger pulls away slightly. One of his hands comes up to my face and he places a finger on my lower lip. “Loosen up, twinkle toes. Part your lips and just go with it. I want to see what you taste like.”
His finger slides away from my mouth and then his lips meet mine again. This time we move together, our lips fitting perfectly with each other. His kiss is soft and I feel his tongue graze my bottom lip before tracing my top lip. I open my mouth allowing his tongue to tangle with mine, and it’s everything I imagined it would be.
He doesn’t take it any further. The only parts of our bodies that touch are our mouths and when the kiss is over I know I’ll never be the same.
Jagger’s sparked something inside me that can only be tamed by him.
It was the best first kiss in the history of all first kisses and I know I’m going to crave more.


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I guess this is the section where you want to know more about me. Hmmm…


I am a book lover. I love to write them and I love to read them. I began publishing my own stories several years ago under many different pen names. In the spring of 2013 I published my first story under Justine Elvira. Writing is my form of therapy. I love to take the stories in my head and write them down on paper.


I’m spontaneous and took a chance on me, leaving an incredibly secure and prosperous job to write full-time…


… and I’ve loved every minute of my life since.



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