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.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
First of all, how is this the first book I've read from Ava Harrison? Second of all, I was addicted to Deceit from the first page. Holy geez. Deceit took my on a roller coaster that seemed endless. Just when I thought it was going to coast into happy, it was full throttle ahead into heartache and longing all over again.
I just want to take a moment for Addy. She so smart and strong and vulnerable and sentimental too. It was her tender heart that sent her running from her past. But it was her hope, and Oliver, that had her acting on instinct and feeling instead of logic. Oh that Olly. Torn between desire and duty. He fell hard and fast for Addison. Even when everything in him was telling him to open up, be honest about who he was, and what he wanted, he kept quiet.
But secrets always have a way of coming to light. And when Oliver's did, it wasn't pretty. My heart broke right along with Addison and Ollie's. Even when time and distance and life kept them apart, he couldn't let her go. She was under his skin, in his heart and he wasn't going down without a fight. Cue the angst! For every time he pushed. Addy pulled back even harder.
Everything was on the line and Olly made his final play. Drew his line in the sand where his heart was concerned. I could feel the anguish pouring off of him and I just wanted to wrap him up. Yes, he messed up majorly but he proved his love and devotion to Addison time and again. In all the things he did and didn't do to win her back. Ava Harrison had my heart hanging by a thread, much like Oliver's, to see how it would all pan out. Deceit was an emotional journey of betrayal and truth. Family and forgiveness. And of course, love. And that ending, while rocky, healed everything that was broken and then some.
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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