Copy received in exchange for an honest review
Genre: – Cont Romance
Series: – Stand Alone
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes/HFN
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – Possibly
Rating – 3
While I enjoyed this, there was something missing for me.
It started off a little confusing, with regards to the history and what exactly happened, although this was cleared up.
The connection between the hero and heroine though, never felt real or deep enough to last. The hero apparently, 10 years before, had fallen for the heroine, despite never having had a conversion with her apparently, and the heroine did not know him from Adam, yet, despite having been on the run for 10 years, trusts him straight away and is relying on him to save her.
Although, not until after she manages to purposefully block him in an apartment on the 5th floor of a burning building, while she escapes down the fire escape, not giving a though as to how he is to get out – but whatever.
But trust him she does, even though it is rather clear he is nothing like what he says he is or should be.
Even though it is a short book, also there were a couple of plot inconsistencies, which just annoyed me, since you should keep track of your characters history, and not just change it, as to me it seemed, to fit the story at that time.
For example, Jane is telling Leo she lost her Mom at 16, and was in foster care for 2 years and she never knew her Dad, yet in a flashback, she meets he ex husband at 18, and she in that flashback is saying she is worried about her terminally ill mom (who is supposed to have died 2 years before) and another flashback, she tells her ex, after they have been married a couple of months, she wants to keep her maiden name, as her Dad had no sons and she wanted to carry on his name – the dad she supposedly never met. It is just lazy to me.
But overall, I did enjoy it, it passed a pleasant couple of hours, although it is probably easily forgotten, and I would possibly read more of this author in the future.
Amazon Uk Link: Deceptions and Desires