Series: House of Sin #2
Author: Elisabeth Naughton
Release date: 15 May 2018
Main characters: Natalie James, Luciano Salvatici
Some doors were never meant to be opened…
I made a fateful mistake. I should never have peeked behind the doors into his forbidden world.
But I did, and now I’m a prisoner. Trapped by the man I thought I loved. The man I once foolishly trusted. The man who, despite his lies and deception, I continue to crave.
He can melt my resolve with one rough, whispered demand, and I feel myself giving in to the desire he still stirs inside me. And yet, if I want to survive, I must find a way to escape. Because if I don’t, I’m afraid I’ll be consumed by a shadowy world that will ultimately destroy me.
Lost forever in his wicked House of Sin…
Why you should read it: This is the second book of this exciting series and if you enjoyed Forbidden, you’ll be dying to know what happened to Natalie when she woke! The pace of Deceived was good – the sparks were flying between Luc and Natalie – honestly, their lack of effective communication fuels a lot of drama and misunderstandings that may have you shouting at your kindle. The action is constant and although there are lots of questions still to be answered, we find out a lot about who Natalie and Luc are as characters – I like Luc much more in this book. He is well-rounded and determined to keep Natalie safe at all costs. It’s a very sexy read – the majority of the book is simmering sexual tension due to the pair’s standoff. HOT.
What you may not like: There’s a lot of discord in the book – so if you’re looking for a lovey-dovey book with insta-love, you’ll be disappointed. This is erotic suspense with complex characters and there’s still so much to learn. There are baddies aplenty and intrigue at every turn. I want more!
Rating: 4/5 for an exciting and frustrating read! I need closure on this series!
Before topping multiple bestseller lists – including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal – award winning author Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A voracious reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Elisabeth now writes full-time.
Elisabeth has penned over thirty books and continues to write in multiple genres. Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have earned several award nominations, including three prestigious RITA® nominations from Romance Writers of America. In 2017, REPRESSED, the first book in her Deadly Secrets series, won the RITA® for best romantic suspense.
Her work has been praised by the Chicago Tribune as being filled with “deadly intrigue, high adrenaline action, and scorchingly hot passion.” Kirkus calls her “a writer talented enough at weaving a yarn to get her readers ensnared in it.” When not dreaming up new stories, Elisabeth can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home, wrangling two needy cats, or chasing after one very rambunctious Dalmatian.
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