Friday, April 22, 2016

New Review! Deceive by Michelle Irwin, 5 Cranky Stars

Deceive is the second book in the Untold Story of Declan Reede series. If you haven't read book 0.5 or book 1 than this review will have a few spoilers for you.

We pick up right where we were left hanging in Decline. The author has amazed me with this book as it's better than the first two. I couldn't put this book down.

Declan’s life was spiralling out of control.  He finally realizes what the reasons are and admitting them was a major step for him. Growing up, his father always told him not to let a girl trap him or settle down at a young age.  He should follow his dream of being a race car driver and that is what he did.  Now, coming to terms with all the mistakes he made over the past four years and trying to fix things is not easy for him especially when there is someone out to destroy him.  He now knows exactly what he wants and can picture that life, but getting there is far from easy.

Although Alyssa has been in love with Declan since high school he has done things that aren't easy to get passed. In order to work on rebuilding the relationship with her, Declan actually asks for help from the shrink he told off and is working on righting his wrongs. How many times can he be forgiven for his mistakes or ask for forgiveness?

There were so many times where I felt I was watching a train wreck about to happen and there was nothing I could do to stop it.  I almost threw my tablet a few times. As this book is told in Declan's POV, the author did an incredible job telling his story. The author did a fabulous job relating details often overlooked or missed. The addition of mystery/suspense to the storyline is awesome.  The sexual tension between Declan and Alyssa is amazing. Declan’s interactions with his parents, the shrink, his boss and teammate as well as Alyssa’s family are awesome.  Each book in this series gets better and I wish I could give this more than five stars. This is definitely an author I intend to recommend and follow.

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