Give Me Something by Elizabeth Lee
Series: Give Me Something #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: March 3, 2013
Format: eBook, 389 pages
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Here's the deal... I learned a long time ago that sometimes you have to use what you've got to make things happen. What I happen to have is a pretty smile, long legs and the ability to make men believe anything I say. Before you get on your high horse and start judging me, can you honestly say you've never batted your lashes at some guy for a free drink at the bar? That's what I thought.
Keep that in mind as I tell you my story of how I took it one step further. My story of lies, deceit, manipulation and love. Yeah, love. Believe me, it fits. Especially, when you factor in Nick and Tucker – one had my heart and the other one wanted it all for himself. Which one? Well, I can't tell you that. It would defeat the purpose of the story. If I'm going to fill you in about me, Lila Garrison, and my life as a con artist you're going to need to know all the facts, including the ones about the two guys who made me want to give up the life of fancy clothes, expensive jewelry, fast cars and easy money. Because sometimes, one person can give you something that's more valuable than all of that.
If you're still interested, stick around. Just remember, I'm pretty good at convincing people to do what I want, so if by the end of this whole thing you feel worked over, don't say I didn't warn you.
“Trickster, bamboozler, grifter. There were lots of names for what I did, but only one that everyone seemed to know – con artist. That was me and I was good at it.”
I really enjoyed what Elizabeth Lee did with Give Me Something. She started with two completely flawed – and more than a little unlikable – characters (Lila and Nick), took them in two completely different directions and ultimately made me love both of them by the end of the book. It took awhile to get there, particularly with Nick, but the important thing is that I did. I was completely caught up in their story and that of the latest mark, Tucker. There’s a love triangle in this book, as you might have guessed, and honestly, up until the very end of the book, I had no idea which way it was going to go. More than that, I had no idea which outcome to root for either. I knew I wanted Lila to find her HEA because she matured and became a better person and I felt she deserved a chance at love. I could have made a strong argument for her to end up with either of these men.
“When you spend the majority of your time lying about who you are, it quickly becomes a spiderweb that is impossible to navigate.”
Give Me Something kept me on my toes. Filled to the brim with lies and deceit, backstabbing friends, manipulations, swoony boys, super sexy moments, redemption, second chances, and just a lot of good ol’ fashioned drama, it was impossible to put down. I read it cover to cover in the matter of just a couple hours. I guessed a couple of the twists, but didn’t even come close to some of the other ones. It was a wild ride and, while it wasn’t super angsty, it did make me feel some feels. I enjoyed every minute of it.