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7.13.2010

Deceived by Desire by Larissa Lyons

Deceived by Desire
Deceived by Desire by Larissa Lyons
Review copy provided by author.

PJVs QUICKIE POV: Not the biggest fan of paranormal historicals, this one changed my opinion of the genre! A feisty, yet in need of saving damsel. A grumpy, grubby and unwilling white night. A muddy stagecoach and an abusive dandy master...all make for a highly erotic and rather charming read that kept me flipping through the pages late into the night. A mix of comedic dialogue, raunchy sex scenes and interesting back-story, Deceived by Desire delivered.

REVIEW: An indentured servant, Laney has been sold to an unwilling master, bought to play his mistress all the while he is bedding his boyfriend and leaving her untouched. Yet, when her master's brother catches him in bed with his mate, all hell breaks lose. Ultimatums are given and if Laney does not carry her masters child he will be disowned and declared a sodomite which can carry the sentence of hanging. Unfortunately for Laney, her once gentle master is slowly drinking himself into a very mean person. Violence is the only thing that seems to get him aroused for a woman and Laney is afraid of what he has in store for her, especially now that her visions are showing her dead by his hand.

Forced on a vacation, the ending a House Party which Laney has seen to be debauchery and violence of an extreme nature; Laney comes face to face with what she believes to be her savior. A surly and unkempt man that shares their stagecoach. She believes, because of another vision, that this man holds the key to her happiness and if she can just win him over he will rescue her from her master and whisk her off to their Happily Ever After.

Nash Hammond, is not showing an interest in Laney though, at least from what she can tell. He wants a wench and maybe some liquor.  To win him over, Laney decides to play the whore, she's played the mistress for the last few years, how hard could it be? When Laney manages to slip into Nash's bed chamber...she might get more than she bargained for.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Adults only. This quick read is stuffed full of some really hot scenes. Fans of hot historicals and PNR will enjoy.







5 comments:

Morgan said...

I really love the sound of this one and I love the cover, I don't know why I like the tree so much lol. Great review

Patti (Book Addict) said...

I read the first book in this series, Ensnared by Innocence, and enjoyed it. I've got Deceived by Desire and am bringing it on vacation to read. Glad to see you liked it!!!

Lily Child said...

Wow...this definitely sounds like a hot one! I'll have to check it out in the near future!

Larissa Lyons said...

Thanks for the great review! I'm delighted you enjoyed Deceived by Desire and I really appreciate your quality write-up. >^..^< Larissa
PS, Morgan - my cousin keeps asking for a poster of this book cover so she can hang it over her bed. Not too sure what her husband will think...

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Sounds like a wild one! Glad you liked it.

~Alyssa
Teens Read and Write

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