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Pub Date Mar 31 2024 | Archive Date Oct 18 2024


Deceivious is a dark, taboo, romantic/suspense novel - please read Trigger Warnings below.

When Carl Lockhart rekindles a friendship with Jessica, his high-school crush, he soon forms an easy-going relationship with her 15-year-old daughter, Rianna.

Until the moment she kisses him.

Taken aback, Carl rejects her advances, but despite his reluctance to admit it, Rianna’s right when she points out he has feelings for her that go far beyond friendship.

With a grudge against Carl and a taste for all things pure, Carl’s boss, Stephen, views Rianna as an irresistible opportunity. Delighted to shower her with the affection she craves, he systematically seduces her, tormenting Carl and cunningly driving a wedge between them.

Consumed by his fear of losing Rianna, Carl becomes increasingly possessive. When Rianna witnesses his aggression toward Stephen, she quickly concludes that spending time with Stephen is a great way to make Carl jealous.

However, Rianna's playing a dangerous game, pushing Carl and Stephen to the brink until they’re forced to expose their devastating dark secrets.

**Warning: This book is meant for mature readers, 18+. Deceivious is a dark, taboo romance and contains scenes and situations that may be upsetting for some readers.

Trigger Warnings:

Predatory behaviour

Possessive behaviour

Explicit sex scenes

Sexual assault





Graphic language

Deceivious is a dark, taboo, romantic/suspense novel - please read Trigger Warnings below.

When Carl Lockhart rekindles a friendship with Jessica, his high-school crush, he soon forms an easy-going...

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Such an amazing book !
Absolutely loved it.
Watch your triggers though. I could not put this book down. Had me gripped in the best possible way. Cannot wait to read more from this author.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐+⭐ !!!!!
OH MY... Holy Smoke... Seriously, I am lost for words! Blimey... Holy Moley - this was LOADED! This was jacked up! No, this was another lever of jacked up!
I want to scream! I don't know how to express what is happening in my head!
And the worst part is that I don't know if it's ok to even like this book, not talking about the fact that I loved this book!
This book is messed up! This is the top pedestal of messed up! I would go even so far as - it was sick! But I still loved it!
The book is so well written! Characters... you literally hate them, all of them! They just are wrong! But I could not stop reading! I just could not put this book down for some reason! It was so conflicting!
I don't think that I ever read anything like this! And I am reading a lot... but this...

Probably this is the first time in my life that I would say I can't recommend this book at the same time it was so good! I don't know!
You must take your own risk, take your own decision!

The book is gorgeous! The cover is stunning! The inside design is stunning! This book is just made to love it!

This book is presented from 3 points of view: Rianna, Carl, and Stephen. Each of them has a hidden agenda. Each of them is twisted and selfish! They don't care, they act without thinking! And there is a point that everything is too much! Completely too much! And everything explodes!
I will not summarise this book because I don't know how much I can express myself... I don't want to give away any details... So read the blurb!

The end twists just swept me off my feet! I seriously gasped out loud, my eyes were oversized and I believe that I was breathing just in, probably stopped breathing by some point!

And if I thought it was too much the epilogue... sweet potato fries... that epilogue!

I want to scream - go and get this book and read it! And I want to scream - stay away from this book!

If you decide to read it, please read trigger warnings before you dive in, they are listed at the beginning of this book!

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Dark romance, obsession, and deceit mixed with suspense and taboo subject matter....all that makes up this book. Holy smokes was this good!! This story is told from 3 POVs and it definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat. I questioned everything! It was for sure a page turner that pissed me off at points. It was legit mad but in the best way possible. Are there cringey moments? Absolutely. Yet this story is so well-written and comes together perfectly in the end! The ending and that bonus epilogue...OMG!!!

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read this book in return for an honest review. Oh my goodness, what did I just read!! This book is absolutely full of triggers so be advised before reading it. I found it utterly disturbing but completely compelling at the same time. I literally could not put this book down and I read it in one sitting. So many plot twists that were brilliant! A truly dark story that will leave you lost for words. Highly recommended. 5 stars from me.

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A deeply compelling dark romance that blends passion and danger. The storyline is unpredictable, and the characters are richly developed. An enthralling read for sure!

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