The final installment in the Extraordinary Series! Cannot be listened to as a stand-alone! Book one is Anything but Extraordinary, book two is A Life Less Extraordinary.
Charlotte, aka Ruby the town psychic, has a good thing going in Castle Cove. Her baby sister, Paige, is blossoming under their newfound stability. Charlotte is becoming a pillar in the quirky beachside community, thanks to her new friends and neighbors. And Deputy “Cute Butt” Jared has finally wedged himself into her life with a heart big enough to make them a real family.
But Charlotte should have known better than to let a con run too long.
Her parents have found them, and the inveterate con artists won't let Paige out of their clutches unless Charlotte helps them rob the innocent people of Castle Cove blind - including Jared. As the clock ticks down to meet the parents' demands, it gets harder and harder to prevent her exposure as the fraud she is. But Charlotte won't stop until she finds a way to protect everyone. At any cost. Even if it means losing everything.
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The Long Con
This is book 3 in a three-part series with cliff-hangers. That said, you could certainly enjoy this book by itself but would notice you hadn't the depth of knowledge to fill in some of the past details. I kept wanting to "go upside her head" and tell our heroine to be honest with her boyfriend since she's running for her life but, as the author makes clear, Charlotte has some trust issues to sort through. Well, the more you learn of her life and childhood, the more clear that becomes. What is amazing is that she has nonetheless become a resourceful, resilient, responsible, and likable individual.
So what we have is a complex con with complications, several mysteries to be solved, and a lovely little romance (or two or three) tying things together. Listening to Leah Casey's easy narration, I found myself reluctant to turn off the audiobook, "reading" past midnight to get to the end.