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  • Posted June 15, 2012

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    Olivia and Cain Breedlove, who are brother and sister, are shock

    Olivia and Cain Breedlove, who are brother and sister, are shocked when they have their recently deceased Father's will revealed to them. Olivia must marry within 6 months to a respectable man or she will receive none of her inheritance. If she also fails to do this, she is basically at the mercy of her brother's goodwill and he would decide how much money she gets if he chooses so. Her brother tells her that she does not have to worry, he would take care of her and make sure she would be happy. Olivia is strong-willed and doesn't want to have to rely on her brother. She asks her brother's childhood friend Morgan to help her with a solution. She wants to find a man who is sexually right for her even though she is a virgin herself. She enlists his help in attending a brothel and become a watcher of the sexual art. When Olivia was younger, she and Morgan almost had a chance at falling in love, but her father put an end to it and told him he was never to even look at her again. Morgan never stopped loving her, and Olivia thought he didn't care for her at all. Unfortunately, Olivia's plan to win Morgan's love backfires in many ways and women at the brothel start turning up dead.

    This was a hot and steamy read that also featured suspense and mystery that is sometimes forgotten about in an erotica. The story was consistent and beautifully written. It didn't come off as just a sex book, but as a romance with some witty humor written also. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I usually don't expect suspense written into an erotica. It surprised me and was believable. Just when you think you have it figured out, the author throws in some surprises you don't see coming. When the story ended, I was sad. Not because of the way it ended, but simply because the story was over. I wanted this book to keep going because I was so wrapped up in the characters.

    Simply put, I have found myself a new author. I am really surprised she hasn't been picked up by some big publishing companies. She has the talent and the skills to make it big! She was also a wonderful writer to work with in the review process. I personally can't wait to read her other books now that I have found her. This is one author I will be watching for new release's in the future.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

    Olivia Breedlove’s father has left her miserable even afte

    Olivia Breedlove’s father has left her miserable even after his death. His will states she must wed within six months to an upstanding gentleman or lose her inheritance and rely on her brother’s good graces. Well, her father may get her to marry even from the grave but she will make sure the man she does marry knows what he is doing in the bedroom.

    Morgan Gatewood has loved Olivia for years but when they were caught he refused to stand up to her father and fight for what he wanted causing him to lose Olivia’s love. Unable to be around her he leaves the country, now he is back and is ready to go for what he wants, Olivia. But, he does not meet the critereia set by her father's will. When he finds out what she has planned he volunteers to get her entrance into the local brothel, but no man will touch her except him.

    As Olivia and Morgan have a battle of wills the soon discover someone is killing the women at the brothel and now the killer is after Olivia. Morgan will do everything to keep her safe and prove to her that he is the man she always believed him to be but will she live to enjoy his love.

    Keta Diablo brings a wonderful story of love overcoming obstacles of trust and the past. Olivia and Morgan are quite the pair with their in the face attitudes towards each other, both fighting for what they want when it is the same goal for them both, they want each other but Olivia is to stubborn to admit it. Decadent Deception is for anyone who wants a good historical with the suspense of who the killer is, a real page turner it keeps you wondering all the way to the end.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    Simply an amazing book. Rating: You Need To Read Reviewed by: L

    Simply an amazing book.
    Rating: You Need To Read

    Reviewed by: Laura Moreno

    Olivia Breedlove and her brother, Cain, are surprised by their father's will in that he has given Olivia an ultimatum. She must marry a man of reputable character within six months or she will receive no inheritance. In fact, she will be at the mercy of her brother's goodwill. Her brother assures her she need no be concerned for her future welfare as he considers her happiness paramount. Olivia, being strong-minded, decides that she will not be dictated to. She enlists the help of her childhood friend who also happens to be her brother's best friend, Morgan Gatewood. Olivia has been in love with Morgan for years. An unfortunate incident years ago concerning Olivia's virtue caused a rift between Olivia's father and Morgan that led to Morgan leaving the country. Morgan comes back years later still in love with Olivia but respects her father's demand that he steer clear of her. Olivia, being a woman, believes Morgan left her and never gave her a second thought. Olivia decides to avail herself of an opportunity to acquaint herself with the more sordid part of a man's life; that of visiting a brothel in order to force Morgan's hand. As expected, nothing goes as planned because unexplained murders are being committed around Olivia, and it appears she may be next.

    I read this story not necessarily expecting a mixture of suspense and mystery. I was pleasantly surprised at what the author had in store. The relationship between the main characters was not only believable but riveting. I liked that the author wrote the scenes from several points of view so the reader is not left to their own conclusion vis a vis others' perceptions. The twists and turns of the plot keep you guessing. A couple of times I thought I had it figured out only to find out I was wrong. The author writes a delightful love story of long-denied love that culminates in an mixture of mystery and devotion rarely seen. Simply an amazing book.

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