Passion & Deceit ~ Book 1

Passion & Deceit ~ Book 1

by Leela Atherton


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She wants him but knows he's going to marry someone else...

When Maya Stewart arrives in London to visit her best friend Jay, she's aware that he's keeping the fact that he's gay a secret from his traditional Indian family. However, deceiving his dangerously good-looking older brother, Rajiv, is something Maya hadn't expected to deal with. The attraction between her and Rajiv is intense and immediate. But after being warned by Jay of Rajiv's reputation as a player and womaniser, Maya tries her utmost to keep her distance from him-although Rajiv doesn't give up easily.

He wants her, but he's sure that she's his brother's lover...

Rajiv Maddox has demons of his own to battle, including a darker side to his tortured soul. Highly suspicious of Maya, he thinks that she could be the reason for Jay's suicidal depression, yet Rajiv can't deny his attraction to this beautiful flame-haired Scottish girl. But one thing he knows for sure-if she finds out what a monster he really is, she'll run fast and hard in the other direction.

Can two people from two different cultures and such dissimilar worlds find any common ground or has fate doomed their love from the beginning?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626941915
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Publication date: 10/13/2014
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Leela Atherton loves reading and writing �romantica� (romance/erotica). Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, when apartheid was at its peak, she moved to London at the age of twenty, where she eventually met her Italian husband. They traveled extensively throughout Asia, falling in love with India in particular, before their daughter was born in London. Atherton now lives in the beautiful city of Cape Town with her husband and teenage daughter. Before she started writing full-time, she worked with former-offenders and young-offenders in Cape Town�s notorious Pollsmoor Prison. Working in Pollsmoor underlined her belief that if you treat people like animals they will behave like animals, but if you treat them with kindness and respect, they will reciprocate.

Passion & Deceit was written with her love for India and all things Indian in mind�especially the food! Apart from reading and writing, Atherton loves making up stories and characters in her head, spending quality time with her husband and daughter, and swimming at night under the African sky. Her favorite romance author is Anne Mather, particularly her earlier novels: �60s, �70s and �80s.

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