*Review* Love, Lies and Deception by L.P. Dover

Love Lies Deception-high

synopsis

What do you do when the one person you thought you knew turns out to be the one you knew the least?

 

Twenty-three year old Marissa Chase, and soon to be college graduate, has everything going for her: wonderful friends, a lucrative degree, and a chance to explore the world. What made it even better – or so she thought – was when her path crossed with the alluring Alec Holden. Unable to stay away from him, Marissa experiences a love like no other, and falls into his world of passion and intrigue. However, things begin to shift when this path takes a deadly turn.

 

Her trust is put to the test when hidden dangers unfold before her, revealing secrets that have been buried for years. Secrets that were meant to stay hidden. Murder, lies, and betrayal … will Marissa figure it all out in time and escape with her life intact, or will she be too late and fall into the trap of deception?

 

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review

Love, Lies and Deception by L.P. Dover is a book that will have you twisting and turning all over the place!

Marissa is your average college girl, studies, hangs with friends, the normal college life.  She has just recently broken up with her boyfriend Jason.  A long distance relationship that she is happy to be free of.

Alec Holden is Marissa’s neighbor who always seems to be running, whether it’s down the street or away from his past he just runs.   He certainly made a mess in his life, but he has spent a lot of time trying to clean it up.

Marissa has watched him, always wondered what if…What if she could be with Alec.  What would he be like, what would he feel like?

The feelings these two have are instant.   They both know they want each other.  But Will Alec let Marissa in on his past? And if he shares some of his secrets, will Marissa be the one to run?

“Was I that blind, and so oblivious to the danger that was hidden inside of him? Obviously I was, but now it was too late.”

Trouble seems to follow Marissa.  Of course someone seems to have it out for her, but why?  Is it jealousy?  Is it her ex?  Or is it something completely unexpected from someone else?

This book has steamy sex, suspense and revenge.    I really loved Alec in this story.  Marrisa definitely doesn’t deserve what is going on.  There are so many secrets; you will keep reading because you will HAVE to know.  What you think you know isn’t always what it seems.      4 Stars

 

excerptBending low, he continued his torturous teasing by breathing across my neck. My eyes fluttered closed as his lips connected with the tender flesh at my collarbone. I shivered as the chill bumps fanned across my skin and made me weak. His voice in my ear immediately counteracted the chills. “If you want to call this dating, then I think that usually requires a little bit of touching, does it not?”

My breathing accelerated as Alec’s body grew flush with mine, leaning dangerously against me. He tilted my head back slightly so I had to look into his face. Slowly, I placed my hands on his hips, and instead of touching the waist of his jeans I was met with the bare skin of his body where his shirt had lifted up.

Holy shit, his skin felt hot! I could feel the ridges on his sides where they disappeared beneath his jeans, and I wanted nothing more than to trail my tongue down the contours of his muscles.

With hooded eyes, and a raspy, breathless voice, I replied, “I’m sure it’s customary to withstand some touching, but not too much since I don’t know you very well.” I said it, but my body didn’t really mean it, and he could tell I was lying to myself.

Slowly, he brought his hand to my face and trailed one of his long, lithe fingers over my cheek and down my neck. “Like this,” he insisted, swirling his finger around my neck. “Is this the kind of touching we’re allowed to do?” Chill bumps exploded across my skin, making me shiver.

“Yes,” I breathed, relishing in the feel of his touch. “Just like that.”

Closing my eyes, I sighed as he trailed his finger further down, stopping at my navel. The heat of his breath fanned across my face as I felt him dipping lower. I didn’t dare open my eyes and risk breaking the connection, but I wanted to see the heat in his gaze. Ever so slowly, his mouth connected with mine, soft and confident. He lingered for a moment, not moving, just his lips touched lightly to mine.

I wanted more … a lot more.

 

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

 

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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