On Every Street

On Every Street - Karina Halle "if you were to ever leave me, I'd come looking for you on every street."
"You Promise?"
"Always" And I knew he kept his promises.

So I finished [bc:Sins & Needles|16029994|Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy, #1)|Karina Halle|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347859611s/16029994.jpg|21799599], and of course jumped right into this book. I have to say, I am glad I read it because I think it really made me like Ellie more, I saw her be the innocent, trusting beginner grifter, whereas in the other book he was a seasoned veteran, who trusted no one not even herself, and I have to say having finished this book, I understand better why she is the way she is. This is a story about love at its core, but its about first love, and as with most first loves it ends and not happily.

"Revenge is sweet but its a sweet poison."
So I love Eden White, she is quiet, innocent, and frankly just a young woman who is trying to find her way, she got stuck in Biloxi on her way to Florida to see her cousin, and decided to just stay until she was able to get back on the road. I have to say that this side of Ellie, the long con, the side that is mostly after revenge for the even that forever changed her life. It was also hard to read about her relationship that develops with Javier.

How could I choose between love and revenge
I think Ellie really falls for Javier along the lines, although she is scared of him a lot she is also desperately in love with him. And I do understand why, he really does treat her like she is very special and unique to him, and he really does make her feel like there is nothing in the world that he would rather do than be with her.

"I want to stain you Eden. I want myself so embedded in your skin, in your heart, in you soul."
I have to say i really thought this book was meant to help me understand Javier more, but that's not what it did. Instead I have all these glimpses of him, but they never form a complete picture. I cannot understand why he would pursue this women for four years, and why having her back is even of any importance to him passed the notion that he wants to own her like a piece of property. I was actually disappointed in this because I wanted to know more than just what happened, I was hoping this would make Javier into a more complex character, but now I feel like he's just a villain, and this was his first major evil doing.

"You're conning over emotions, over a feeling. Con for money, it's tangible. When you con for revenge you might not know when you've won.

In the end, read this if you read Sins & Needles, and just need something to tie you over until the next book, also if you just couldn't connect to Ellie, this book did do a good job of humanizing her.