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review 2017-07-28 14:12
On Every Street by Karina Halle
On Every Street - Karina Halle

I picked this for my free Friday read last week and I was so looking forward it. It’s the prequel to the Sins and Needles trilogy, of which I reviewed the first book yesterday. This book takes us back to Ellie’s past where we get to know the infamous Javier, the antagonist in Sins and Needles. In that book we don’t see Javier, but we’re told about him through Ellie and we’re led to believe he’s a pretty wretched guy. Javier was a man Ellie previously had a relationship with that ended badly. He shows up at the end of Sins and Needles and becomes part of the love triangle that is Ellie, Camden and Javier.


It ended up that I pretty much hated most of this novella. The plot was okay at the beginning,  but then it became a love story between Ellie and Javier. I fell in love with the story of Sins and Needles, the romance element being tagged on to the end. But in On Every Street there was hardly any plot. It was too much of a change for me and not what I was expecting.


Then there were the characters. Ellie was completely different to what she was in Sins and Needles. I get that the events in the novella were supposed to be one of the reasons that she became what she did, but the difference was too stark. She wasn’t even vaguely similar to the Ellie from Sins and Needles. I felt like I was reading about someone else entirely.


Then there was Javier. Oh my God! What a world class prick! He was so smarmy it was ridiculous. Every time he opened his mouth I cringed. And we were supposed to believe he had women dropping at his feet!? Ugh, he was hideous. I loved Sins and Needles but now I’m not going to continue with the trilogy because I can’t bear to read another bit of smarmy drivel that comes out of his mouth.


Oh and I don’t want to forget to mention the cheese. It reeked! Just don’t do it to yourself, don’t read this!


I read this for my free Friday read and really wish I hadn’t.

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text 2017-07-23 21:44
Reading progress update: I've read 50%.
On Every Street - Karina Halle

This is the prequel to the first book in the Sins and Needles trilogy that I finished reading a few days ago. That book was loads of fun, but this one is so unbelievably cheesy it reeks! I want to read the rest of the trilogy, but is it really worth it when the prequel is so cheesy!?


I'm reading this for last week's free friday read.

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review 2014-07-03 00:00
On Every Street
On Every Street - Karina Halle So....This book is supposed to be read between book 1 and 2 of the Artist Trilogy, although it's in fact a prequel. I read it after Shooting Scars, because ....that's how I roll.

I can totally see what Halle was trying to do from the very beginning. This is the story of Ellie and Javier, and this is supposed to flip up everything we preconceived about Javier in [b:Sins & Needles|16029994|Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy, #1)|Karina Halle|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347859611s/16029994.jpg|21799599].
But...I ...can't...even....grrrrrr

I spend a grand part of the book thinking this was not doing it for me. Sure, Javier is a smooth, sexy man, but the possessive kind has been done a lot and it's not really my cup of tea. Until a certain chapter at the end... He-totally-broke-my-heart!

So touché Karina Halle, you have fairly made your point here.

Yet, I really miss the strong Ellie Watt. This was too much of a love story compared to the other books!
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review 2014-02-03 18:27
The Artists Trilogy by Karina Halle
On Every Street (The Artists Trilogy, #0.5) - Karina Halle
Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy #1) - Karina Halle
Shooting Scars - 'Karina Halle'
Bold Tricks - Karina Halle

Sins & Needles ✰✰✰✰
On Every Street ✰✰✰✰✰
Shooting Scars ✰✰✰✰
Bold Tricks ✰✰✰✰✰

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review 2013-11-16 17:29
On Every Street (The Artists Trilogy, #0.5) - Karina Halle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Karina Halle simply blows my mind with her writing!!I could not put the book down!!


I absolutely loved On Every Street.It sucked me in completely!
This is the story of how young Ellie goes back to Mississippi for revenge, but falls in love instead. Before heading to her revenge mission, she goes to Gus first.He's an ex-LAPD and a family friend and he trains her in becoming a good con artist.
He teaches her everything he knows. You can tell that he loves her like his own daughter.
I loved that Ellie had a father figure she could always count on apart from Uncle Jim. Gus gave her the best advises and I loved the scenes where she would turn to him.
After her training with Gus, young Ellie sets out to con in the real world.

She's very inexperienced and young, but vengeance is a great motivator. To take revenge, she decides to seduce a man who can get her close to the person she's after and this quy is Javier..
Javier and Ellie have this insta-lust/insta-love thing going on. Javier immediately feels possessive over Ellie and claims her as his woman the second time they go on a date.

At first I like Javier a lot...he was sexy and very nice...but in the middle of the book I find him obsessed and I think he is psycho... I didnt like him...


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