Deceived

Deceived

by Elisabeth Naughton

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Overview

Deceived by Elisabeth Naughton

Some secrets are never meant to be discovered...



I made a fateful mistake. I should never have peeked behind the doors into his forbidden world.



But I did, and now I'm a prisoner. Trapped by the man I love. The man I thought I could trust. The man who, despite his lies and deception, I continue to crave.



He can melt my resolve with one rough, whispered demand, and I feel myself giving in to the desire he still stirs inside me. And yet, if I want to survive, I must find a way to escape. Because if I don't, I'm afraid I'll be consumed by a shadowy world that will ultimately destroy me.



Lost forever in his wicked House of Sin...





Books in the House of Sin Series by New York Times Bestselling and RITA Award-winning Author Elisabeth Naughton:

FORBIDDEN - Book 1

DECEIVED - Book 2

UNDONE - Book 3

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158581656
Publisher: Elisabeth Naughton
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Series: House of Sin , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 29,706
File size: 920 KB

About the Author

Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—award winning author Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A voracious reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Elisabeth now writes full-time.



Elisabeth has penned over thirty novels and continues to write in multiple genres. Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have earned several award nominations, including three prestigious RITA® nominations from Romance Writers of America. In 2017, REPRESSED, the first book in her Deadly Secrets series, won the RITA® for best romantic suspense. Her work has been praised by the Chicago Tribune as being filled with “deadly intrigue, high adrenaline action, and scorchingly hot passion.” Kirkus calls her “a writer talented enough at weaving a yarn to get her readers ensnared in it.”



When not dreaming up new stories, Elisabeth can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home, wrangling two needy cats, or chasing after one very rambunctious Dalmatian.



Visit her at www.ElisabethNaughton.com to learn more.

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Deceived 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
TerriK6 More than 1 year ago
This is the second in Elisabeth Naughton’s House of Sin series and is amazing! I could not put it down and am anxiously awaiting the third in the series. Warning, this book does have a cliffhanger but I cannot wait to see how it all plays out. Luc and Natalie’s story has everything that makes a great book-romance, suspense, and danger. I highly recommend this series and read them in order! You will not be disappointed!
Sherryreadbychoice More than 1 year ago
EYES WIDE OPEN I'm going to enlighten you and entice you to get this book. This is my intent. I was given this book by the author and in no way am I being coherence in giving a review. I am doing it with my own free will. This is the second part of Luc's and Natalie's story. Have you ever read a story and felt you were a voyeur looking in and watching all that is being transpired, not just sexually, but feeling the pain and angst, the emotional suffocating desire to try and help one or the other? This is how I felt reading this book. Luc is such a powerful character, strong physically, but emotionally he is nothing but putty. Natalie will not be pushed, shoved or lied to any longer, but this is her new reality. The tug and pull the desire of Natalie and Luc is so overwhelming, their desire for one another and the strong wills they both possess is like a stalemate of what they truly want. Their desire for one another is so gut wrenching, I felt like crying, and sadly they didn't know what to do about it. It is so fresh and new to them, both didn't want to be hurt, but they were hurting each other anyway. Luc deceived Natalie, by underhandedly doing what he did to make her his, to protect her from his father, because as you know from the first book his father didn't want Luc with Natalie. Both Luc and Natalie are on the cusp of breaking down their barriers and finally realize what is important to them. Each other... I felt so many variants of emotion while reading their story, I either wanted to shake them until their teeth rattled for how they were treating each other or comfort them for their pain. A lot of the characters from the first book are in this one, and I am sure they will be in the third installment as well. So many surprises will become unfolded in this story, which when it is all said and done, you will say "well holymoly seriously?? I cannot believe it ended this way. " But wait it hasn't... one more book another story to be told, and believe me I for one will be getting it. I finished this last week, but I had to chew on it for a bit before giving my review. This was given to me as a gift, and I am volunteering giving a honest review
sgatlantisrulz 11 months ago
In Deceived, Natalie has escaped from Italy and is back at home in the USA and she is trying to re-establish a normal life. But fate has other plans for her. She is drugged and awakes in yet another foreign country. She is not amused to say the least. Luc has a battle on his hands. He has to win Nat's trust all over, again. His mind is clouded with guilt for so many things. He has a problem with communicating his feelings to Natalie and as an act of desperation, he explains some of the sordid history of the Entente to her. This seems to gain more trust with Nat. Natalie and Luciano have a lot on their plate in this installment. They both love each other but have to overcome what seems like endless obstacles to achieving their HEA. This book is filled with intrigue, danger and steamy sex. A true thrill ride. Breathlessly waiting for the conclusion to their story.
Andrea-M 11 months ago
This is the second book in House of Sin series and it picks up right were the first part ended. Natalie is struggling to accept everything that she has learned about Luc and his family.She is torn between leaving and staying with him.I can understand her struggle,Luc family is pretty scary and weird. Luc is trying his best to keep Natalie safe but that is really hard job.First,his House is really set upon killing her and second Natalie is headstrong and so stubborn so she herself is making things harder. At the beginning of the book i was really angry at Luc for what he did to Natalie,but at some point I felt sorry for him because he alone can't really do anything to help them.I felt sorry for his brother and I hope that Dante will get his own book or novella at least. The story line was better that the first book.It was fast paced but it had more sens than the first book.It was darker,more suspenseful and the characters were more developed. I still want to know more about Gio and what happend to Elena. Overall,better than the first part,I enjoyed it more and now I'm head to reading the last part of the series.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
More than 5-Stars! The drama is like watching a movie! We are back with Luc and Natalie. Oh, how things have gone from bad to worse! Natalie is so irritatingly stubborn. When someone tells you NOT to do something because it would endanger your life, most sane people would listen. Not her! Fabulous drama! Things get easier for a minute and then go back to life-threateningly difficult. Amazing writing! BRAVO! I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for book 3!
Sue14 More than 1 year ago
Deceived, book two of the House of Sin series, was for me not as enjoyable as the first book, Forbidden. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, there was so much angst going on within Luc and Natalie, it was at times hard to get through. Also, this one ends with a huge cliffhanger and I am not as appreciative of the use of this as a writing tool as others may be. Deceived dwells mostly on the evil of Luc’s family and the pain of trying to find a way forward for the two of them, if there is one. Everything in this book seems to be focused on the extremes: of sex, pain, punishment, evil, trust, love, family and what it means when all those things are tied together. I did not enjoy Deceived as much as Forbidden but I do look forward to Undone to see what the ending might be for these two.
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
Deceived by Elisabeth Naughton Series: House of Sin 2 3.5 Stars - This book starts off right where the last book ended, so you will need to read Forbidden first to know what is going on. That said, this book is a bit of a conundrum for me. Early on in this book, some events happen that just make me upset, and I thought to myself “seriously.. If this happened to me I would LOSE it!” Which on the plus side, allowed me to relate to Natalie a lot. Then comes the middle of the book where both characters seem to do a 180 on their attitudes and behaviour, and I am wondering if this is what the title is about. I am also secretly hoping that this is who the hero really is, because I am a romantic and I love a happy ending with all the good lovey-dovey stuff. However, if that was the case it would also leave me unable to understand how Natalie could ever trust Luc again. I know that this is not the end, there is one more cliffhanger, and one more part to this story. Naughton amped up the suspense just a wee bit at the end there to get you ready for the last book and I am left with conflicting feelings. Part of me doesn’t see a true HEA in their future, but the other part of me sure hopes there is! The content for me is a bit on the darker side then I would normally go for, but the writing is still wonderful. *ARC provided in exchange for honest review* ~Paragraphs and Petticoats~
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars--DECEIVED is the second instalment in Elisabeth Naughton’s contemporary, adult HOUSE OF SIN dark, erotic, romantic suspense series focusing on twenty-four year old, American Natalie James, and thirty-two year old Italian businessman Luciano Salvatici. DECEIVED should not be read as a stand alone as if picks up immediately following the events of book on FORBIDDEN. NOTE: Due to the story line content, there may be some triggers for more sensitive readers. Told from dual first person perspectives (Natalie and Luc) DECEIVED continues to focus on the struggling relationship between twenty-four year old, American Natalie James, and thirty-two year old Italian businessman Luciano Salvatici. A virtual prisoner of the man that she loves Natalie finds herself caught between hatred and love as she is whisked to places unknown in an effort to save her life. The House of Salvatici in Italy, and the people in control stop at nothing to ensure the purity of the line including the death and destruction of their own. As Luc is pulled deeper into a world of madness, depravity and greed, Natalie realizes there may be no hope or end in sight. Heir to the House of Salvatici, Luc hopes to one day set changes into motion but changes later will not save the people he loves, now. DECEIVED is a dark romance of family honor, deception, betrayal and fear. Hundreds of years of deviance, influence and control have pushed the five ruling Houses into a position of ultimate power such that our hero knows to protect the woman he loves sacrifices are made including the death of one of their own. DECEIVED reveals the story of a darkened, twisted history of atrocities and wickedness, monstrous acts of condemnation and the inhumanity of power and greed; of one man’s fight to save the woman he loves, and one woman’s struggle to survive at all costs. Heartbreaking and intriguing, DECEIVED exposes the savage nature of the House of Salvatici, and the lengths, of which, the family will go to protect the secrets that keep buried centuries of sin, vile behavior and immorality. Elisabeth Naughton pulls the reader into an intense, thrilling and erotic ride; an edgy and dramatic tale of misogyny and questionable acts of deviance and horror that will have you questioning the reality of the people in charge. DECEIVED ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned.
gigiluvsbooks2 More than 1 year ago
Some doors were never meant to be opened... I made a fateful mistake. I should never have peeked behind the doors into his forbidden world. But I did, and now I’m a prisoner. Trapped by the man I thought loved. The man I once foolishly trusted. The man who, despite his lies and deception, I continue to crave. He can melt my resolve with one rough, whispered demand, and I feel myself giving in to the desire he still stirs inside me. And yet, if I want to survive, I must find a way to escape. Because if I don’t, I’m afraid I’ll be consumed by a shadowy world that will ultimately destroy me. Lost forever in his wicked House of Sin… Review: I am starting with these warnings...You absolutely need to read the first book in the series before reading this book and this ends on a cliffhanger. Now, that those things are out of the way, on to the review. This second book in the series is much more an emotional, drama, angst filled book. There is some action, but it is really an emotional book. Luc and Natalie each have to deal with their emotions and how to deal with them. They also, work on being a couple and themselves while dealing with all the outside forces at work against them. Of course their chemistry is never an issue and it sometimes helps and hinders their trying to work out their problems. Like the first book, this one is excellently written. Very intense, sexual and emotional. Luckily these books come out close to each other, so you if you are like me you do not have too long. 4Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the Tour Host.*
Marlene976 More than 1 year ago
Deceived is the second book in the series that started with Forbidden. The story in Forbidden was so engrossing and so so different that I did not want it to end. Deceived picks up exactly where we left Nathalie and Luc. The story continues to develop at a good pace, there is more character development with Luc and some interesting supporting characters. The chemistry between the two main characters is strong. There were parts of the story that did not work for me (not believable) but the overall story was very good and I can't wait for the 3rd installment.
donnam911 More than 1 year ago
WOW! Talk about an emotional roller coaster .. and it's not even done yet! EN has hit it out of the park with this one, no doubt. The pace of this second installment in her 'House of Sin' series is fast & furious. Beginning with Natalie waking up in a completely unexpected place & situation and leaving us with a dramatic cliffhanger (thanks loads for that! ugh), nothing is certain or to be taken for granted when it comes to House Salvatici. Natalie and Luc are both so full of fear and doubt but also a deep belief in each other. They both want the same thing - just to be able to be together - yet that is the one thing that bring all the uncertainty and danger. Hold on tight when you're reading this - you're in for quite a ride.
Stalker2014 More than 1 year ago
Natalie is one amazingly strong feisty woman. Luc is one complicated strong man. Luc comes from one messed up family. They have some really bizarre beliefs. Could not wait to see where the story would go. Can’t wait to read the next book.
animation More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in the House of Sin series. These are cliffhanger books, so this book started pretty much right after book 1 ends. The first chapter catches you up via flashbacks and memories on how these characters are in the situation they are in. There is some good backstory on Luc and why he is who he is, as well as more history on why these characters are in danger. The meat of the book however is about these 2 characters learning what love really means. Total trust with another person and putting someone else above your own selfish wants and needs. The writing is amazing There is so much angst, and emotions from these characters that just leap off each page. It's a little overwhelming at times. The ending was unexpected. I thought the cliffhanger would go one way, but the curve ball sent it another. Anxiously awaiting book 3. ARC received from author in exchange for an honest review.
Lynn53 More than 1 year ago
Rating: 4.5 Stars Natalie James is confused. Then it goes from confusion to “what the…” She also lets us know that some things have been solved but now there are other things going on that will have you wondering what this author has in store for her characters. Luciano “Luc” Salvatici is angry and frustrated. He’s still something of an enigma but he seems a little more human here. At times he even seemed a little vulnerable. There are some new secondary characters. They have connections to Luc and he’s a little more forthcoming to Natalie about them. It didn’t take long to realize that I was hooked – line and sinker. It was interesting to watch the light bulb above Luc’s head finally go on. But my questions become, “will it stay on?” Maybe dim a little? How will Natalie handle things? If you like a book with a lot of emotion, the author has done a great job here. You can feel Natalie’s hatred, maybe even anger, coming right off the page. And we all know what the opposite of that is. You can’t start this series here. It’s not one where you can skip around. In order to understand how Luc and Natalie got where they are here, you have to read the series in order. I have to say that I liked this one just a little bit more than the first one because some things come to light. I could almost see where the author is taking us – sounds good right, and if you believe that one… She likes to tease – by the way, she’s very good at it. My mind starts to go in the direction I think she wants me to go in and then I’m off in a different direction. This becomes more evident as I get closer to the ending. That’s not a bad thing because that’s what has me continually turning the page. Maybe I’ll have to let the author know that I have vertigo issues when I change direction too quickly. But then I won’t have to because she stopped me dead in my tracks – I’m left hanging on a ledge until the next book comes out. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Lynn53 More than 1 year ago
Rating: 4.5 Stars Natalie James is confused. Then it goes from confusion to “what the…” She also lets us know that some things have been solved but now there are other things going on that will have you wondering what this author has in store for her characters. Luciano “Luc” Salvatici is angry and frustrated. He’s still something of an enigma but he seems a little more human here. At times he even seemed a little vulnerable. There are some new secondary characters. They have connections to Luc and he’s a little more forthcoming to Natalie about them. It didn’t take long to realize that I was hooked – line and sinker. It was interesting to watch the light bulb above Luc’s head finally go on. But my questions become, “will it stay on?” Maybe dim a little? How will Natalie handle things? If you like a book with a lot of emotion, the author has done a great job here. You can feel Natalie’s hatred, maybe even anger, coming right off the page. And we all know what the opposite of that is. You can’t start this series here. It’s not one where you can skip around. In order to understand how Luc and Natalie got where they are here, you have to read the series in order. I have to say that I liked this one just a little bit more than the first one because some things come to light. I could almost see where the author is taking us – sounds good right, and if you believe that one… She likes to tease – by the way, she’s very good at it. My mind starts to go in the direction I think she wants me to go in and then I’m off in a different direction. This becomes more evident as I get closer to the ending. That’s not a bad thing because that’s what has me continually turning the page. Maybe I’ll have to let the author know that I have vertigo issues when I change direction too quickly. But then I won’t have to because she stopped me dead in my tracks – I’m left hanging on a ledge until the next book comes out. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Jenafyre21 More than 1 year ago
OMG! I am wrecked....totally and utterly wrecked. How, oh how am I going to survived until the next book???? WOW! Amazing, gut wrenching, unexpected, frightening....pick one, cause I feel all of this and more. This is the continuation of the House of Sin series and it picks up right where Forbidden left off. Luc's hand is forced when Natalie's life is put in danger. He will do anything to keep her safe, ever if it means marrying her! But as with all great stories, these two do not ride off in to the sunset and live happily ever after. They fight, they argue, they misunderstand each other and the intent behind every move the other makes. It takes Luc's willingness to let Natalie go, something that to this point he was never able to do before, that finally get these two to stop and talk, really talk to each other. Just as you think that things will be smooth sailing for these two love birds, we are thrown a curve ball of epic proportions! I cannot wait for this series to continue because it is simply amazing! As with book 1, there will not be a long wait, and I am glad, because, yes there is a cliffhanger, and yes you will want to scream NNNNNOOOOOOOO! But I can guarantee that this series will delight and excite with its twists, turns, and edge of your seat suspense. Love this series! Now, I might need to curl up in a ball and rock a bit until I feel better, or until the next book, which ever comes first.
Pebbles92 More than 1 year ago
Wowza! Deceived is Book 2 of Elisabeth Naughton's Hours of Sin series. This story packed quite the punch right from the start and the heart-pounding cliffhanger ending, Oh My Gosh NOOO! I can't wait! While Book 1 was good, Book 2 was AMAZING! Natalie finally seems to grasp the severity of what she's involved in and came across as more level-headed this time around. This story is filled to the brim with murder, mayhem, and deceit. We do finally learn some cold harsh truths behind the Salvatici Family history as well. Things that have changed Luc into the person he is today. I am on pins and needles waiting to see what happens next!
JenB2725 More than 1 year ago
OMG these cliff hangers are killing me. I cried by the end of this book and that never happens. beautifully done. Natalie was a little annoying at times and I wanted to smack her upside the head but OMG this book.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! Emotionally raw and riveting! With the second book in her House of Sin series, Elisabeth Naughton picks up from the cliffhanger in the first book to spin a tale of lust, revenge and family loyalty. The characters are torn between their feelings for each other and what the world requires of them. Since we already had the seeds of what the plot was all about laid out in Book One, this book flowed quicker and easier. It was passionate yet tender, and left us on another cliffhanger, wanting more! She awakens from her nightmare ... to find herself a prisoner in his lair. She remembers the secrets she uncovered from his world ... the lies, the betrayals, the crimes. She should hate him ... she hates his life, she hates his family, she hates the things she knows -- yet she loves him, still hungers for him, still craves the high he gives her. He knows he only has a small amount of time to convince her to forgive him. They're coming for her. She has to be on board with her new life ... or she won't have one. He can't lose her now ... he's only just found the love he's always wanted.