Consequences of Deception by Ella Fox

March 22, 2014 Review 0 ★★★

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Consequences of Deception by Ella FoxConsequences of Deception Published by Self-Published on 16th February 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic Fiction, Romance
Pages: 174
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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Once upon a time, girl met boy and a love story began.

Their future was assured until tragedy struck and deceptions were made.

There are consequences to every action, and the Consequences of Deception are always the most punishing.

Sloane Evans lost nearly everyone that she’s ever loved, but losing Killian Brandt left a scar that never healed.

Four and a half years after turning his back on her, Killian steps back into Sloane’s life in the most shocking of ways, giving her no choice but to abandon her life and go with him.

Why would a man buy a woman that he hates?

Not everything is as it appears.

Love is beautiful, revenge is ugly, and lies destroy lives.

Prepare to discover the Consequences of Deception.

Reviewed by Kelly

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

This is a hard review for me to write. I liked Consequences of Deception but I didn’t love it, I even really disliked and struggled with some parts.

What I liked …

I liked the mystery aspect of this story. Things were not as they seemed and as the story progressed more was revealed about the deceptions that had taken place and the consequences that ensued. Some of it I had guessed at but some of the revelations left me open-mouthed in shock!

I liked that Sloane had a smart mouth and verbally stood up for herself with Killian. Unfortunately the same cannot be said when it came to him making sexual demands of her. She just ‘took it’, quite literally, if you’ll excuse the terrible pun!

It always helps to vent to a reading buddy who’s read the book you’re currently reading. When I had a million questions that needed answering Sarah @ Books to Breathe kept telling me to be patient and all would become clear. Patience is not a virtue that I possess when it comes to reading! SARAH – I apologise for all of the FB messages I sent you in the early hours, I often forget about the time difference!

What I didn’t like …

The way Consequences of Deception was written, most specifically the language used, was very formal at times. This didn’t make it easy to read because it just didn’t seem to flow smoothly.

I really struggled with, and didn’t like, the initial sex scenes. They weren’t rape scenes but Sloane is at war with herself over whether she actually wants to be doing this with Killian and all the while she doesn’t feel like she has any choice because of the circumstances of him buying her like he did. Also, the fact that Killian was acting out of revenge towards Sloane left me feeling very uncomfortable, and at this point I debated whether I wanted to continue reading.

Final thoughts …

Consequences of Deception was a quick read but a lot happened in the course of the story, some I liked, some I didn’t. By the end I had warmed up a to it a little more. The ending, more specifically the last chapter, was a little predictable and along with other parts of the story, it reminded me of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

After being ill this week and not reading a book at all until last night it was an OK book to get me back reading but not one that I would class as unforgettable.

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