The Mastermind

Dreamspinner. Apr. 2021. 248p. ISBN 9781644058725. pap. $14.99. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Lane’s (All the Rules of Heaven) romantic caper is a reunion romance featuring young con men–turned–family. Danny and Felix had fallen in love but after a lengthy hidden relationship, they separated, owing primarily to Felix’s life circumstances. Danny returns to Felix’s life after a 10-year absence, just when he’s most needed. The two fall into old patterns and forge new pathways in their quest to not only right wrongs but stay together to create their future.
VERDICT Lane’s narrative bounces around timelines, and introduces an abundance of characters and backstories quickly. The reunion of Danny and Felix happens early, so some suspense is lost. At its heart, this is a family drama that flounders a bit in the structure of the narrative.
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