Kyra Davis, the New York Times bestselling author of Just One Night, returns with book one in the thrillingly erotic Pure Sin series featuring a beautiful young woman out for revenge—until she falls in love with the one man whose secrets are as dangerous as her own. (Note: this volume collects Parts 1 - 3 of the previously serialized Deceptive Innocence ebook series.)
Ever since Bell’s mother died while serving time for a murder she didn’t commit, Bell’s been focused on one thing: revenge. She knows her mother was set up by Jonathon Gable, the head of both the powerful Gable family and an international banking corporation. Now she’s determined to take him down—from the inside.
Bell needs access to the Gable home and offices, so she poses as a bartender to seduce her way into the bed—and life—of Jonathon’s rebellious youngest son, Lander. He’s not a typical Gable, spending more time in the dive bars of Harlem than the posh cocktail lounges of the Upper East Side. He has an attraction to danger, a vulnerability Bell isn’t shy about exploiting. It should be easy to uncover the secrets she needs to destroy his family and clear her mother’s name.
But it turns out Lander is much more complicated than she ever imagined. He’s enticing, intelligent, mysterious—plus their sexual chemistry is off the charts. Even though Bell knows he’s the enemy, she can’t help but be moved, both physically and emotionally, by the man she swore was just a target. When he finds out the truth she’s sure both their hearts and her plan will be crushed...until she begins to realize that Lander might be hiding his own secrets, darker than she ever imagined.
My review ****
Deceptive Innocence is one of those stories that have you guessing almost the whole way through. A story of revenge and the aggression that comes with.
Entwined with erotic sexual encounters with see the lust and attraction that builds with the main character and her desire for the enemy.
In all parts we are shown Young Bells determination to pay back the family who destroyed her mother and caused her death. Along the way we see her motivation, but upon meeting Lander - her heart and mind are confused. This leaves her in trouble – her heart tells her one thing – her revenge and plans conflicted.
Lander is like cotton candy - very sweet, enticing, smart, and the chemistry between them is certainly sizzling and steamy .. Bell knows he is the enemy but both emotionally and physically is like a magnet.. I really loved his sexy character ( waggles eyebrows)
The author delivers us suspense and mystery within the pages, sex for all those who enjoy a steamy read and certainly room for thought and intrigue with the story line that is delivered.
. As a reader I was kept strung along to find out where the story was headed. I like unpredictable and it was certainly that.
What started out as a three part series - it has since been written into one book. I enjoyed all .
I enjoy this authors writing style including the quality and depth she puts into her characters. The emotions put forth show us the depths of the characters revenge. You can certainly relate to her on so many levels.
The sex scenes were smoking hot – being a lover of erotica and sexy reads the author certainly coat our pallet with goodness... (Grins)
There is a lot going on with this story – but the ending I felt was a little left to be desired and still am curious if there will be another book. I didn’t find that the ending was as well delivered as I would have liked. But saying this I did enjoy the story.
Overall – I enjoyed the plot and story line, the characters were well delivered and the sexy stuff certainly sexaliscious. !
An author I certainly will continue to read .
Big thank you to Simon & Schuster for providing me with a review copy for an honest review.