Sophia Cova lived a quiet, normal life, shadowed in sadness after the loss of her parents in a tragic airline accident. With her older brother being her only living relative and her anchor, Sophia is sure she's destined for a brighter future. But that was until she was taken.
Stolen from her mundane, orderly life, she was drugged, and woke to every woman's worst nightmare.
With only four grimy basement walls and a rancid mattress, she loses her sense of time, and preserves what's left of her dignity by hurtling herself into the safety of her mind. The men, the beatings, they come and go with no reaction, until she hears one word that sends an arctic chill through her body. Sold.
On the eve of Sophia's bidding, at one of the largest sexual slavery rings in the world, all hell breaks loose in the mansion of horrors. Gunfire and screams erupt all around her, as panic rises.
Snatched by one monster only to be taken by another, Sophia slowly starts to learn that not everything is as it seems. When secrets unravel, and the twisted game of cat and mouse ensues, The Puppeteer pulls his favorite strings and chaos brews.
Lives are lost while the clock ticks, and only time will tell who will be killed next…
WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious content, strong language, and graphic violence. May contain triggers for abuse victims.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I wasn't really thrilled with knowing that there is a mole in the group near the middle of the boom and then there is no reference until the very end. At that point if you want to know how things turn out you need to buy the next book.
5 Chaotic Stars! Review by Sue Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/Books Blog I don’t know what it is about Deception and Chaos that intrigued me. It has a certain “Je ne sais quoi” that pulled me in and kept me enthralled. Sophia Cova lived a normal life. She attended college and worked two part time jobs. She idolizes her brother, Garrett. Until one fateful day she was abducted. Now she is a broken and tortured soul. Creed “Devil” Sabella is cold and callous. He lives for darkness. When these two tortured souls meet, the attraction is instantaneous. Sophia craves the way he makes her feel alive and powerful while Creed basks in the innocence that Sophia thinks she has lost. Creed is no angel and has blood on his hands. He rebukes Sophia’s attempts at friendship and has a dark past, if exposed, that may keep Sophia away from him for good Will they be able to mend what is what is broken within each other? I devoured this book, turning the pages like they were on fire! It is emotional, gritty, real, violent and addictive. There is not one part of this book that I did not like. It is also dark and twisted and just when you think the story may have a silver lining, chaos ensues! I was left with my mouth agape with that cliff-hanger of an ending. I’m am without a doubt waiting, impatiently, for the second book! This is a fast paced read that will grip you right from the very beginning. The only thing left for me to say is: S.M. Soto, where have you been all my life?
I do not even know where to begin! Deception and Chaos is a raw, gritty read full of intriguing revelations and a bit of a dark romance. The author sucked me in right from the first page and I didn’t want to put the book down, but sometimes you have to go do important things like work or eat. The first 8 chapters are an emotionally rough read as it is during the time Sophia is held captive. The author is very descriptive and it may be a trigger for those who have suffered from abuse. Without giving anything away, just know that Sophia is a strong, well-developed character who has been through so much. There are two supporting characters that I love. The one is her brother, Garrett. The other is dark, mysterious, and closed off with a dubious past, but a heart deeply buried underneath all those layers. There are secrets, lies, and a big twist at the end. This book does end in a cliffhanger so considered yourself forewarned. Fortunately, the 2nd book will be out in a few months. This book is told entirely from Sophia’s POV which seemed fitting for this type of book, but I really would have liked if there were just a few chapters told from Creed’s POV as I would love to get a look into his mind. I received this book as an ARC and I voluntarily leave this review.