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Thursday, July 27, 2017

A Cunning Heist by Astrid Arditi - Book Tour - Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Astrid Arditi and her new book, “A Cunning Heist”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Astrid and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

A Cunning Heist
by Astrid Arditi


GENRE: Romantic Suspense



Sloane Harper has sworn off men—for her sanity, and her safety. But with or without men, trouble always seems to find Sloane.

When her ex’s ex-mistress comes knocking for help, Sloane does what she does best : she helps way more than she should. As she investigates London’s art scene, Sloane runs into a very handsome but very shady artist, a quirky bunch of thieves, and a cunning old flame.
Perhaps Sloane should have sworn off playing private detective instead of men.



A whooshing sound woke me up with a jolt—like a hairdryer but much louder. I pulled my head up and found myself staring at a greyish toilet lid. Yuck!!

I slammed my hands against it to push myself upright and glanced at my surroundings. No sign of the embroidered towel or cherry soap I kept in my guest bathroom. This was not my home. This wasn’t even a home I realized as I spied feet under the door.

This was Aqua’s bathroom stalls, I whimpered, thinking of all the STDs contained by my toilet-lid pillow.

I glanced at my watch and wept a little bit. 7.30 AM. I had spent the night here.

My head spun so wildly I had to sit again on the suspicious toilets to avoid fainting. Sanitary scruples were a moot point at this stage.

I tried to piece out my night but drew a blank. A big, black hole stood where memories should have been. One minute I was drinking Kamikaze shots and the next, well, I was here, drooling on a toilet seat. And to think I’d believed my life couldn’t get any worse!

Flight instincts kicked in. I spied my handbag on the floor and snatched it—phone, keys, wallet, I inventoried swiftly. I was good to go. I swung the bag on my shoulder only to realize I was missing one or rather two crucial pieces of equipment.

No dress and no bra. I was down to my panties, tights and heels. What the—



This book is a fun, fast paced, intriguing read filled with mystery, suspense, love, and lots of humor!

Sloane is full of humor and drama – and I loved every second of it!  Sloane is sweet, but very stubborn, clumsy, and tends to get herself tangled up in some pretty crazy situations!

Sloane recently vows to work on herself and stop being a doormat.  But, when her ex-husbands ex-mistress, Kate, comes to her for help, she can’t help, but agree to.  It isn’t long before these frenemies are down the rabbit hole and head deep in the art world.  With sketchy characters and danger lurking at every corner this bored homemaker may have got herself into too much trouble this time.

Sloane is also on a bit of a guy dry spell after her Ethan (originally from book one) pulls a disappearing act and she doesn’t hear from him for six months!  Just when she’s starting to get back out there guess who walks back in – Ethan!  I had some mixed emotions about this relationship and wasn’t really sure I was going to be on Team Ethan or Team Felix lol!  Ethan came off a bit of a flake and jerk, he did have his reasons, but no spoilers here.  However, they seemed to have a lot of history from book one and I think there is still more to them to be later determined.

Not only does this book have well-developed characters; they are relatable and ones that you’d actually want to be friends with!

The storyline flows and is well written with very detailed scenes and a heavy handed drop of humor.

This book is fast paced and keeps you engaged and entertained through the last page!

Although this book is book two in the Sloane Harper Book Series, it can easily be read on its own.  There are lots of overlapping characters and connections from book one, but I didn’t feel lost or confused as I hadn’t read book one beforehand.

This book ends with the set up for book three, so beware if you start this book you’ll definitely want to see what happens next in book three!

I really enjoyed reading this book and totally had a smile on most of the time I was reading it!  Furthermore, this book will definitely have you laughing-out-loud so probably a good idea not to read it at a library or class or work lol!

I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone interested in a fun, entertaining, silly, enjoyable read that is filled with lots of drama, humor, love, and mystery!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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If Astrid Arditi could have one magical power, it would be to create time—to write, to enjoy her children, to unpack (she’s moved five times in four years), to sleep in, to learn how to cook, and to hit the gym. Or at least, to locate the one nearest her.

While waiting for her magic powers to manifest, she reads, eats way too many cakes, daydream, and thanks her lucky stars for her whirlwind, wonderful life.

Born and raised in Paris, Arditi recently moved to Brooklyn where she lives with her husband and two young children. A Cunning Heist is the second novel in the Sloane Harper series.






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Astrid will be awarding $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Astrid ~ It is great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

  2. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the review and giveaway.

  4. I have enjoyed the tour. The book sounds great.

  5. Any plans for more in the series? :)

  6. Thanks for sharing your review and for the great giveaway :)

  7. Who is your favorite book character? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  8. Happy Friday!!!! Enjoy the day so many look forward to and thanks for all you do in bringing us such great giveaways.

  9. Thanks for sharing your book. It sounds great! I love a humorous book.