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I am sharing a review of my book, Deception, from LitWorld Interviews.

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Title: Deception

Author: Eloise De Sousa

ISBN-10: 1291547955
ISBN-13: 978-1291547955
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Pages: 234

Genre: Adult Crime-Romance

What’s it about?

Deception is a story about facing your past and learning to trust.

Amanda Glenson has a nice life working in a law firm in London while raising her 5 year old son Zachary. Unfortunately for her, a past that sent her fleeing from her home, her country on another continent, has finally caught up with her. There is no way around facing it; she must return home to Zimbabwe.

Enter Alex Edwards a lawyer brought in specifically to handle a situation in Zimbabwe for the law firm Amanda works for. Sparks fly between the two, only for Alex to discover he will be taken along for the ride into Amanda’s past, a coincidence that fate brings about. Two people with tainted pasts join together in a quest to find truth.

Highlights of the Book

236 pages of every kind of emotion keeps you reading. The suspense makes you want to read it in one sitting. Who did what? How are Amanda and Alex connected? What is the Deception? And how does little Zachary play a role in the story?

De Sousa brings a realistic feel to the story and her imagery is perfect. She writes what she knows–London and Africa. Authentic in her knowledge of her environment, she carries you along on a tour of her image memories. This in part is what makes it a good, easy flowing read.

The deception title is all through the book in so many ways you have to keep guessing what is the deception. You won’t guess but you can try.

Romance, desire, heat, and all done well with taste and great imagery that gives you just enough to let you become part of the story, but not so much to drive you away from it. Very well done, classy.

Challenges of the Book

There are several interesting characters that could have greater depths in personality and add to the story. There were some opportunities for the male protagonist, Alex, to have done more on several levels. That being said some of the emotional aspects of the character were perfect.

What do you get from it?

Trust is a hard thing to do.

What would I change if anything?

I would have used Alex a little more and turned up either a bit more of the action or perhaps liked to have seen a little more intense dialogue exchanges to increase the tension that made the insides twist wanting more.

Who would I recommend this book to?

The book is classified as a Adult Crime Romance, but to me, it could also be classified as Suspense Drama. There are Romance elements in the book but are not driving points of the story. When Romance is part of the story, it is done very well.

Ratings:

Realistic Characterization: 5/5

Made Me Think: 3/5

Overall enjoyment: 3/5

Readability: 4/5

Recommended: 4/5

Ovearall Rating: 3.8

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Paperback: 8.41 USD

Kindle: .99 USD

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Review: Deception

Lance Greenfield gives his opinion on Deception which is available from the Amazon website.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is much more than a suspense thriller. There is romance, there is deceit and double-crossing, there is mystery, there is hot sexual tension, and there is fear.

Amanda returns to her native Harare on a work assignment. She tries to unravel some family mysteries which led to her self-imposed exile. Every stone she turns reveals a new, usually unpleasant, surprise.

She is torn between her former lover and her current almost-a-lover. She doesn’t know whom she should trust, including members of her own family. There are many tests, and the tension rises. The reader is also torn in several directions. I challenge you to take the journey with Amanda and guess whom she can trust before she takes the right or wrong path.

The constant theme throughout is how much she cares for her son, Zach. The greatest…

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Review of Deception

Thank you to Martha Kiernan, an avid supporter of my work, for offering to review Deception. Continue reading

#BOOK #REVIEW BY @ColleenChesebro OF “Deception” @mello_elo

Review of Deception by Colleen Chesebro from Lit World Interviews.

A huge thank you to Colleen for taking the time to read my book and review it.

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Deception

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Title: Deception
Author:  Eloise De Sousa
ISBN-10:  1291547955
ISBN-13:  978-1291547955
https://eloisedesousa.wordpress.com/
Pages:  234
Genre:  Adult Romance, Crime, Suspense

Note: Ms. De Sousa provided me with this book for an honest review and that’s what you will receive here following.

I immediately liked and felt a kinship with Amanda Glenson, and her five year old son, Zachary at the very start of the book. They live in London where she is a legal assistant at a prestigious law firm.  Amanda has a chance encounter with the sexy Alex Edwards, a consulting attorney, at work on Monday morning that left me wanting to see more of where their relationship was headed. Without warning on that fated day, Amanda is forced to confront the past she ran away from years before.

Amanda and Zachary travel to exotic Zimbabwe, the home of her birth, all the while clinging to the…

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Excerpt from Deception

Amanda opened her eyes to a brilliant sunny day with the birds singing outside her window and a gentle breeze blowing the curtains in a seductive dance. She stretched out her arms and yawned, feeling the sleepiness shrug off her body and a lovely tug of hunger making her tummy rumble. Hmm, some breakfast and maybe a long hot shower and wash her hair. She picked at strands of her long wavy brown curls and sniffed them. Definitely a shower! Her hair smelt like burnt cat. Not that she’d ever smelt a burnt cat but could imagine it wouldn’t smell much worse than her hair.

Suddenly, the curl withered in her hand and turned to ash, as did her other curls. She spotted her reflection in the mirror opposite the bed and watched as her hair disappeared in a puff of ash and smoke. She screamed as the rest of her head caught fire and watched in terror and fascination as the flames licked away at her bald scalp. Panic filled every pore and drowned out her shrieks whilst the fire swallowed her nightdress, engulfing her body. Heat tugged at her, pulling her body as though she was a rag doll.

“Mummy! Wake up! You’re scaring me!” Tug. Tug. “Mummy please wake up. It’s a bad dream Mum. Stop screaming please!”

 

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