Deceit by Ava Harrison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Four “Really Liked It” stars!

I was intrigued by the premise of this book. Sucked in by the blurb, and further enticed by the sample in the Billionaire Book Boyfriend anthology. That said, there just wasn’t enough going on outside of the relationship for me. I need more- more suspense, more danger. I guess I just prefer a darker read. As such I am rating this expressly as a contemporary romance, and not in general.

I found this book to be good for what it is- a contemporary romance (according to my non-professional opinion). I do enjoy it when the hero bungles everything beyond belief, and has to do some good old-fashioned groveling. Bonus points if the heroine doesn’t immediately take the bait. I want him to WORK for it. And in that capacity this book delivered. Oliver refuses to give up, and I definitely enjoyed that.

I thought the writing here was good. I liked the dynamic of the heroine’s two brothers, and kind of wish we’d gotten some more of them. I also found myself wishing there might have been some kind of threat later in the book from a particular old flame of the heroine. Alas, I can’t win ’em all.
Disclaimer: I only read contemporary romance (which I would consider this to be) here and there, and mostly stick to romantic suspense and dark romance. I guess I need more excitement in my books.

Anyhoo, if you are a fan of contemporary romance I would recommend this book.

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Now a Top 40 Amazon Bestseller!
From USA Today Bestseller Ava Harrison comes a new STANDALONE romance.

I needed to get away.
My ex was getting married.
So, I left.
The English countryside was a picture-perfect escape.
The dashing stranger an even better one.
And what started as a chance encounter quickly became more.
He promised to show me how to live, how to feel alive and forget a past best forgotten.
He made me believe things could be different.
That was until I found out who he was . . .
He was Oliver Blackthorn.
The 16th Earl of Lockhart. Thirty-third in line to the throne.
And a liar.

Published by Amanda Marie

Compulsive reader. Romantic suspense/contemporary romance/dark romance/NA romance addict. Particularly fond of mafia, forced/arranged marriage, secret baby, kidnapping, and dark alpha heroes. Just out here doing my part for humanity- these books won't read themselves.

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