Lost In Deception

Lost In Deception

by Anita DeVito
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Lost In Deception by Anita DeVito

Private investigator Esmeralda "Peach" Morales watches in horror as the crane her uncle is operating topples into Lake Erie. He disappears and she's convinced he'll be the scapegoat. She'll do anything to prove he's innocent. Seducing the lead investigator is just part of her strategy, at least that's what she tells herself.

Thomas Riley is at Elderberry Farm when he learns of a deadly crane accident in Cleveland. The forensic investigator suspects sabotage and amid the rubble and mangled metal he uncovers a web of lies and deception. At the center of it all is a beautiful brunette who always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Both fiercely independent, they must learn to work together--inside and outside the bedroom--to unravel the mystery and clear her uncle's name.

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ISBN-13: 9781548898786
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/14/2017
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 680,846
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Lost in Deception 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
repsgoddess 20 days ago
Holy habanero, now that was one hell of a romantic suspense! DeVito splendidly balances the heat, drama, suspense and action with Lost in Deception, bringing this original storyline to life...not to mention it really sets it apart from other reads out there. A must-read! Please note that an ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
Splashesintobooks1 20 days ago
The story starts with Peach Morales going to give her uncle his lunch. She stops en route, talking to him by phone and watching him operating the huge crane. She videos it to share with her grandfather, not expecting to record the crane toppling over into the near Lake Erie . . . . She knows it isn’t her Uncle’s fault and is determined to put her skills as a private investigator to use to help discover who is and to prove her Uncle innocent . . . . Thomas Riley is a forensic investigator who is called to investigate the crane crash. Everywhere he turns he keeps meeting Peach . . . . working together could help solve the investigation but, despite their mutual attraction, they’re both stubborn, independent and determined so it certainly won’t be an uneventful collaboration! This romantic suspense is packed with drama and some very entertaining antics! The author is skilled at balancing the humour, steam, action and mystery to keep readers enthralled from start to finish. Peach is a brilliant character, sassy, feisty and sneaky and her interactions with others are memorable! Tom is the strong silent type but Peach certainly breaks down his barriers!  With a wrecked hotel room, fiery encounters and so much more, this is a real page turner that I have no hesitation in highly recommending. I requested and was given a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.
Lynn53 21 days ago
Esmeralda “Peach” Morales sees something she doesn’t ever expect to see. She shows to what lengths some people will go to for family – do not try this at home. But the story is about the love of family and that can be tried at home. The scene is one that will grab the reader’s attention. Tom Riley is a man that likes to solve puzzles. We get to find out about who Tom is as a man and what shaped him into what he is now. But I found that I was more curious about Peach and what seems to make her tick. She was very good at holding her own and I liked the fact that she also served her country. In Tom’s favor, I will say that when he was in the same space as Peach, you could feel the heat and his interest. This was a story that is part of a series but could be considered a standalone. I can’t say that you won’t feel lost by not reading the previous book because I already did. But I could use the excuse that I will have to go back and read it again and then make up for lost time and make sure to check out book one. I loved the interactions between our two main characters and the suspense that the author scatters throughout the story. And if not for this series I might not have discovered a new author that I plan to keep on my radar. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
nelriv 21 days ago
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. This was the third in the series, and it was enjoyable. This book was about Tom, who was a nerd in a gorgeous packet. Tom was hired by an old friend of the family to investigate an accident, while doing so he meet Peach, an ex military bad ass chick. Peach is also investigating the accident, but she is out to prove that her uncle was not responsible. Tom and Peach are combustible together, Peach was a trip, and we get to read about the rest of the gang, loved them, I can't wait for Noah's next.
Linda__ 21 days ago
LOVED this book! Peach is a sassy and clever private investigator that watches her uncle fall from a crane in a tragic accident. Tom is the engineer called by the company's owner to investigate the accident and determine what happened. Peach begins her investigation by eavesdropping and snooping, leading to some very entertaining scenes....and one totally trashed hotel room. I loved the interactions between Peach and everyone else. She's the type of character you'd love to have as a friend. This is a smartly written romantic suspense that fans of the genre will love - this one is a must read! I've addd the author to my must read authors' list.