DECEIT by Ava Harrison
Release Date: May 27th, 2019
Cover Design: Hang Le
Photographer: Jon Wong
Model: Christian Hogue
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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.
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 3.5 Stars
I’m with the other reviewers who had mixed feelings about Deceit. Oliver and Addison’s entire relationship is built on the lie that he doesn’t tell her who he actually is. Okay, I knew that from the blurb and was okay with that diving into the book. Despite the fact that he was keeping something major from her — it would have a huge impact on the property she’s trying to sell on behalf of her family’s company — I liked the relationship that was developing between Olly and Addy. They were cute, they were sexy, they were flirty.
But after Olly and Addy’s relationship implodes, and she just shut him out completely without giving him the chance to explain, the book kind of fell apart for me. The rest of the story dragged as she tries to move on with another guy, lying to herself the entire time that she loves Maxwell. (I did love, however, that Olly remained faithful to Addison during that time as he tried to win her back.)
The book culminates with all of Oliver’s family secrets finally being explained, and she understands why he lied as he did. But by that point, I wasn’t as enthralled by the story anymore was just reading to get to the HEA that I knew was coming for these two.
Ava Harrison is a new-to-me author, and even though I have mixed feelings on how much I liked Deceit, I liked enough of it to check out books from this author in the future. I received and advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
About the Author:
Ava Harrison is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author.
When she’s not journaling her life, you can find her window shopping, cooking dinner for her family, or curled up on her couch reading a book.
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