Twilight Heist (Outlaws #2) by Katherine McIntyre

Sheena calls Twilight Heist "fast-paced and gripping heist story with some scorching chemistry and a satisfying HEA."

From the blurb:

Heist rule number two? Never fall for a lone wolf.

A blast from Tuck’s circus past draws Tuck and the charming lone-wolf hacker, Leo, into a dizzying web of passion, secrets, and betrayal.

When the circus comes calling, Tuck is helpless to the lure, and this time, his old troupe’s in trouble. Their attempt to leave Reynauld Industries ended with a hit on them, courtesy of the deadly mercenary group, the Stockyard. Tuck can’t sit idly by, and as the resident stealth operator for the Outlaws, he’s in a unique position to help.

Leo’s a lone wolf hacker, and no amount of his best friend’s pleading, Tuck’s flirty smiles, or interesting jobs will sway him into working with the Outlaws. At least, until they land this one. After growing up in the hellish Stockyard, he’s wanted to take them down for years, and this is the Holy Grail of opportunities. Only problem? The Outlaws can never know about his history with them.

When Leo and Tuck start working together, a chemistry emerges that neither of them can deny. Leo’s mantra of “one and done” falters the moment Tuck shows him a care and steadfastness he’s never experienced before, and the more time they spend with each other, the more he doesn’t want to give up the first man he’s started to fall for. However, if the Outlaws discover his past or the Stockyard finds him first, Leo will end up one of the bloated corpses they’ve left lining the Chicago River.

Sheena's Review:

Twilight Heist is the second in the Outlaws series. This can be read and enjoyed as a standalone, but I'd definitely recommend the first book, as it's also really good. I am coming to really like this crew and their stories. The whole thing is reminiscent of a lot of heist movies and TV shows. In particular, this reminds me so much of the show Leverage, which is a great thing as I loved Leverage.

This, though, is Tuck and Leo's story. We met both in the first book but really didn't find out that much about them. Tuck is ex-circus and Leo is running from a horrific childhood and past so keeps everyone at arm's length. Apart from Tuck, apparently. The connection between them is instant, and the chemistry is HOT 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥. I really enjoyed the story in this book too. It's fast-paced and gripping, enough to keep the pages turning and make you annoyed with the bad guys (as it should). There's a twist I didn't really see coming, and I love that in a book.  

I also really liked how Tuck and Leo's stories intertwined here, and I felt such sympathy for Leo at one point. My heart broke for him. Ultimately, there's a satisfying and happy outcome, though, which is really all I wanted for them both. I can't wait to see more in this series and find out who in the crew is next. (Scar please)

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Janet's Review:

Twilight Heist is the second book in the Outlaws series. It can be read as a standalone, but I’d definitely recommend reading them in order. 

We get Tucks’ backstory, yay! Leo and Tuck grew up in the Midnight circus. Both wanted revenge. Leo grew up in foster care and he craved revenge for the wrongs he felt were against him. Tuck is part of The Outlaws; he was a tightrope walker, and that was a useful tool in getting in and out. Leo is a hacker, and they need his help with an operation. 

Leo and Tuck have to work past their difference. These two have amazing chemistry together. Overall, a fantastic second story in the Outlaws series, seriously loved it! Well written with addicting pacing that I couldn’t stop reading.

Rating: 5 Stars

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