This is one of the first times in a long time that I’ve broken my pattern of reading mostly Romance novels.
This book was recommended to me by a very dear friend, and so I thought about giving it a real shot since I respect him a lot.
I wasn’t skeptical about it but curious as to how the book would read considering it was written in the 80s, which obviously featured different writing styles.
The book was surprising, if anything it was EXTREMELY ENTERTAINING if not a little bit long despite being a mass paperback standard of four hundred pages.
Tracy Whitney’s life is perfect. She loves her job, loves her life, loves her boyfriend/fiancé, and life couldn’t be better. But when she receives a call informing her, her mother is dead, Tracy’s life spirals out of control into something no one could have ever expected. She will do whatever it takes to get revenge and will live a life full of unexpected turns, adventures, and will constantly be chased by international police. It’s not every day a Con-Man is born, or in this case, Con-Woman.
The first thing I will address about this novel is that, IT’S REALLY LONG.
At least it feels really long the way the story is written and how many events take place from page one to page four-hundred something. And four hundredish pages isn’t even that long, but it felt like forever…
There is so much that goes on and so much detail that it feels like everything is happening so quickly and you have a hard time keeping up pace. I just felt very overwhelmed and as I was just getting used to one part of the story, it jumped to another. A lot can happen to a character in four-hundred pages… MAJOR LIFESTLYE CHANGES.
If Tomorrow Comes is nothing short of entertaining once you get past the boring bits.
To sum it all up, it’s the story of a woman, a normal, average every day woman, who becomes one of the world’s best con-artists.
This is the kind of book you read if you enjoyed the Ocean’s Series or White Collar staring Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay. It follows Tracy’s story from being an ordinary person to pulling off heists everyone thought was impossible. The cons, were obviously the best part of the novel.
There was a wide cast of characters that were given backstories that made you wonder, ‘Do I need to remember this? Is this important?’ and most of the time it isn’t relevant. The backstories obviously give characters more depth and insight onto how they became who they are in the present timeline of the book. It still felt…unnecessary the way that it was written in – maybe if the character’s told Tracy their backstory rather than it just be a side insert, perhaps the story would have flowed better.
I definitely enjoyed this book a lot, and despite it being different from my usual read, it was very interesting.
I don’t know that I’ll continue reading the series since I have so many books to read, but if you’re into strong female leads and women pulling con’s, this is definitely a book you should pick up (most of the beginning stuff is pretty boring so you may want to speed read over that).
3/5 Hearts of Love