Deception

DeceptionRaphael and Cyn must face a dangerous situation when someone from Raphael’s past kidnaps him while he is in Hawaii. An enemy from Europe has descended and wants Raphael’s territory.

Deception is the ninth book to the series Vampires in Americas by D. B. Reynolds. I really loved this book. It was intense with Raphael’s kidnapping and how Cyn and the team find a way to save him.

Cyn’s character is once again a bad ass. With every book she is getting more and more blood thirsty. I don’t want her to appear so invincible but I do love the kick ass attitude. She is a woman who would do whatever she needed to protect her mate. I loved that Raphael and Cyn have a connection as that helps them talk to each other in their dreams, which was helpful.

The villain, Mathilda was pretty viscous but really only in the cunning way. She was a woman who liked to get her way and when she didn’t get her way she had a temper tantrum. Mathilda’s way of capturing Raphael was underhanded as she using a lot of vampires and magic. The magic aspect was interesting which it sounds like there will be more with Nick’s character. I had liked Nick in the first book because he was just a guy but I don’t want him causing problems. I just really hope that a love triangle doesn’t happen with Cyn, Raphael and Nick. It is not needed.

I am reading Christian next.

Deception by Amanda Quick

Quick is and will always be my go to romance author for the Victorian time period.  She creates that stage of intrigue which draws you into the novel.

Once Olympia Wingfield had been free to devote all her time to her true passion: the study of ancient legends and long-lost treasure.  But now, with three hellion nephews to raise, the absentminded beauty has very little time for research.  Which makes it seem all the more serendipitous when a handsome stranger strides into Olympia’s library unannounced and proceeds to set her world to rights…

Tall and dark, with long, windswept black hair, Jared Chillhurst is the embodiment of Olympia’s most exotic dreams…a daring pirate, masquerading in teachers grab, whose plundering kisses and traveler’s tales quickly win her heart.  Yet all too soon innocent Olympia will discover that the enigmatic and wickedly sensual Mr. Chillhurst is no lowly tutor but a future earl with a wealth of secrets the kind that will lead them both on a perilous quest for a hidden fortune and a love worth more than gold.

This was a light hearted story that was very sweet.  The main characters of Olympia is enduring because her of child like ideals in life but she is a wonderful person.  Chillhurst is a menacing man who looks like a pirate but he is playing the role of a tutor yet he is anything but that.  I like that you know who he really is and get to see how Olympia will discover the truth.

The addition of the wild nephews added fun to the novel.  They were spirited and created an opportunity to let each character show a side of themselves.

Amanda Quick brings intriguing characters and creates an enjoyable novel to read.

The Art of Deception

“Supposedly he had come to her father’s estate looking for respite.  But was handsome Adam Haines the man he was pretending to be?  Or was Kirby Fairchild in danger of falling hard for a stranger who was even more practiced in th eart of deception than she was.”

The name of the book, The Art of Deception, is true to it’s name.  Nora Roberts gives a fantastic plot of deception, mystery, suspense and thrills with The Art of Deception.

When I first started the book I wasn’t sure what I was really expecting but I was pleasantly surprised.  The characters of the Fairchild’s were amazingly crazy.  Their outburst of artistic creativity was strange to read and interesting at the same time.  Adam was an interesting character as well but he was more than he appeared.

Actually all of the characters were more than you thought they were which is great to read because it kept you guessing over and over with what is going on with this plot.  And you did not know the truth of everything until the very end when it all unravled.