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Deceived by the Others (H&W Investigations #3)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  991 ratings  ·  119 reviews
They're here, and they're real. . .werewolves, vampires, mages, and other creatures of the night. For New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest, taking care of Others business started out as a way to stay solvent. But now business is getting very, very complicated. . .

Shiarra's relationship with sexy werewolf Chaz may be somewhat unconventional. Still, after a few bumps, Shia is final
ebook, 352 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2011)
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Laura the Highland Hussy
2.5 stars

With all the hype this series has been getting, I was very excited for the chance at an early copy. And unfortunately I was incredibly disappointed in this book.
I almost DNF'd this book. I'm glad I didn't, as it wasn't awful by any means. I do think a lot of people will like this book, as the world was easy to slip into, the writing easy to follow, and the world was actually pretty cool. For me? I have a hard time enjoying a book when I hate the main character. I found Shia to be a stup
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

When I first dived into this book, my initial thought was 'oh great, another heroine takes a vacay story.' This type of plot line seems to be a requirement in every Urban Fantasy series, and yet rarely turns out well. That is, until Jess Haines got a hold of it, and used it to transform the H&W INVESTIGATIONS universe from pretty good to fan-freaking-tastic! This was no holds barred my favourite installment yet with oodles of intrigue, betrayal, and mettle. You're pr
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Deceived by the Others was a DNF for me. But there are reasons why:
1. This being the third book, I was hoping that something in Shiarra would change. What I loved about the first book is the fact that Shiarra is a human who is actively taking part in a paranormal world. While I thought she held her own in the first book and she did okay in the second book, I just didn’t feel like Shiarra developed much over the course of the first two books. She’s still quite vulnerable, and while I loved t
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

I talk to my books. More accurately, I talk to the characters in the books I read. I yell at them when they do stupid things and cheer for them when they do awesome things. Well I practically went hoarse reading DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS. This is one fantastically messed up book! And I mean that in the best way possible.

If you haven’t started reading the H&W Investigations series yet, you’re missing out on one of the best and brightest urban fantasy h
Mandi Schreiner
In the third book of Jess Haines’ H&W Investigations series, Shia is going on a road trip with her werewolf lover Chaz. Shia and Chaz have had a somewhat on and off again relationship. Shia being a human, Chaz being an “other” it was a little hurdle to get over being with a werewolf – an alpha at that. But Shia is ready to take their relationship to the next level, and has the contract in hand to prove to Chaz she wants a physical relationship. Since the full moon is coming soon, Chaz and hi ...more
Wow. It's been a while since I read the previous book in this series, so I was a bit confused with where things were. After I looked back and back into the run of things I was on board for a fast ride. The start of this novel was good. I loved the "camping with werewolves" aspect and that she got to have some face time with Chaz. As the story went on, more mysterious things popped into place and set the peak in motion.

By the middle to end of the book, I was at the edge of my seat, rotating from

To show her commitment to Chaz - her werewolf boyfriend, Shia decides to spend the weekend away with him and his werewolf pack. Of course, Shia's weekend doesn't go according to plan when Chaz and his pack are attacked. Naturally, Shia investigates the bad guys.

-Shia has become less and less likeable. It was annoying how idiotic she was — she ignored everything going on around her, buried her head in the sand and then acted all surprised when she found out about Chaz's infidelity. She g
Shera (Book Whispers)
Originally posted at Book Whispers.

Genre: Urban Fanasy

After the chilling events of the last book, where Shia faced her worst fear of being blood bonded to two vampires and made into a mindless slave, Shai is determined to avoid the supernatural drama. Even after the leader of the White Hats, New York's king vampire Royce, and a stalking reporter tells her that her latest adventure will put her at risk. She's determined to go to the ski resort with Chaz—her Alpha Were boyfriend—and his pack. It
Previously Published on my blog: Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life

*Spoiler Free

It is very hard nowadays to create something original and worthy of following through book after book, when it comes to Urban Fantasy. I mean, there are SO MANY Urban Fantasy series out there that for one to shine more than the others it doesn’t only have to be different but also offer such compelling characters and world that you won’t care that it all has been done before.

Jess Haines has been able to do it all. I me
Shiarra Waynest had her share of Paranormal battles in the past and she’s now trying to stay out of trouble. Trying is the keyword here. She’s heading to a retreat in the woods for a vacation with her boyfriend Chaz, at the moon full, to meet his pack. She brought with her a contract that would legally bind her to him. Is she ready to take this big step? Will more trouble arise in paradise?

If I had to use only one word to describe Deceived by the Others it would be Unexpected. The entire plot li
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WOW I was not expecting such a roller coaster ride when I got DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS in the mail. The title completely makes sense after finishing the book though. Shiarra seems to finally be settling in with the idea of being with Chaz and becoming part of the pack in a legal sense by signing a contract. Little does she know all her thoughts will soon be flushed down the drain. I have never been crazy about Chaz but OMG how i despise him now.
This is one of those series that just keeps getting better and better with each book. Haines sure knows how to keep her readers on the edge of their seat. I went through a wide range of emotions while reading this third installment: I laughed, fumed and cried. Haines succeeded in making me love Shia even more than I already did and make me truly loathe some other characters in this book.

The writing and world building are both just excellent if not even better as in the first books and I love ho
I love the creative endings Jess has for each book. In HUNTED BY THE OTHERS (HBTO), we had a final showdown that had me rooting (out loud, I might add) for the good guys. I turned into a bloodthirsty little bitch, too as I prayed for the villains to be murdered. In TAKEN BY THE OTHERS (TBTO), we have another kickass showdown that had me cringing away from all the gore and violence. It was actually at this point where I felt more sympathetic towards Shia. And finally, in DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS (D ...more
Deceived by the Others begins as a more laid back book. Shia and Chaz, along with his pack, go away for some R&R. Shia must decide whether she’ll be fully committed to Chaz. But then drama ensues when she and Chaz are targeted by some jealous werewolves who have it out for Chaz. The pack isn’t all that welcoming where Shia is concerned and some major shocks occur in this book that will have many readers divided. Jess does something with Chaz that will have you screaming and wanting to tear h ...more
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This series already wasn't a favorite, but I kept reading b/c I got the first four books for super cheap in a bundle.

BUT. After dollface ran from the table in tears b/c a Were was mean to her . . . I. Just. Couldn't.

Dollface needs to put on her big-girl panties.
Kat Klein
In this book Shiarra starts taking her relationship with Chaz seriously, even signing a contract. She plans to give it to him to sign while they're on vacation, with the pack, over the full moon. The idea is to give Shia a chance to meet the pack in a situation that isn't the middle of a war. Unfortunately for her there are alot of secrets in the pack. And Chaz has some of the biggest. Between teenage werewolves who think they're the shit, Nerd weres out for revenge, and the revelation of a cru ...more
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Gah! I don't even know where to begin with this review.

This book picks up with Shia going on a wilderness retreat with Chaz and his pack. I was sad to discover this meant we would not be seeing Alec or any of the usual characters for at least 50% of the book. I sorely missed them, but I had to admit that Chaz and the werewolves were growing on me.

Damn. The author did a really good job putting me in Shia's position. I was totally sucked in by the mystery and was looking in the completely wrong
Be warned that spoilers of Book #1 and #2 might occur, so if you haven't read those yet, you might close your eyes and skip reading this review.

My Thoughts: Deceived by the Others is the 3rd book in Jess Haines' H&W Investigations series and after the terrific ride of Taken by the Others, I was excited to dig in and see how things would go on after the bang ending of Book #2.

Unfortunately Shia does what she does best: she avoids dealing with uncomfortable situations, so of course she hides f
Warning: If you don't like (somewhat) cliffhanger endings, don't pick this up until the next book has a publication date!

Otherwise, throughout the entire book I literally DID NOT MOVE FROM THE SOFA. It had me enthralled. I originally picked up the first book in the series on a whim (despite the not-very-attractive cover), and have definitely not regretted my decision. This book was a roller coaster - and there's no point in me reiterating the plot since many others have already done so. Shia's a
Yolanda Sfetsos
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Fangs for the Fantasy

Shiarra is on the cusp of taking a big step – finally signing the contract between herself and Chaz that would formalise their relationship between a Human and an Other. Before doing so, she’s taking a romantic getaway with him to a camp site to spend some quality time together

And with his pack. While not as romantic as being alone, it does give her chance to get to know the pack and see Chaz around them. And find that while many hail her as a hero, not everyone is happy with the Alpha’s human g
3.75/5 stars

This is the first book I've read related to this series, so as you can imagine, the characters and the story were all a new discovery for me. Events and relationships are explained and the story is easy to follow, however, I do recommend that this series be read in order.

As a character I really like Shia. She is a "normal" in the midst of "Others" -- Weres, vampires, mages, witches. Her job is to eliminate the monsters, and in the past she has been quite vocal in her anti-Other senti
Books 3 and 4 of this series are pretty much just 1 story, and actually, I expect book 5 will be part of the same story arch. What I like about this story within the series is that Shiarra never has perspective. The reader is right there in the middle of it, justifying decisions that could very well be mistakes. There's no real contemplation - it all feels in-the-moment. And the characters are interesting and also surprising. The only reason this book doesn't get 4 stars from me is that the book ...more
I think that I have odd tastes, because for me this book didn't really get good in this book until things went to crap for Shia.

The beginning of the book I found to be boring, it looks like things are finally good for Shia. She is so very close to taking things to the next step with Chaz, the contract is all filled out and signed by her, she just needs to work up the courage to present it to him, taking their relationship to the next level. One they didn't have before because Chaz was hiding thi
Marty Shaw
This is the third book in Jess Haines' H&W Investigations series, and it takes Shia, and the reader, into a brand new direction. After spending the first two books in adventures that almost cost Shia her life, she finally has a chance to get away with werewolf boyfriend Chaz for some nice, quiet R&R time... and losing her life might be the least of her worries.

I've always enjoyed Shia; the ordinary girl surrounded by 'Others.' She has powerful friends (?), some totally bad-ass armor, and
Sep 04, 2012 Liz rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of paranormal and paranormal romance
Recommended to Liz by: Jess Haines
In Jess Haines‘ latest novel in the H&W Investigations series, “Deceived by the Others“, Private Investigator, Shiarra Waynest, is about to contract herself to her werewolf boyfriend, Chaz, but first she goes on a much needed vacation with him to his cabin in the woods. I don’t know, maybe it’s because I grew up with stories of Little Red Riding Hood but this immediately set up warning flares for me.

Shia is looking forward to some down time with Chaz but before she leaves, she receives two v
I hated this book. In fact, I skimmed through the entire first half where Shiarra goes camping with her boyfriend and his werewolves clan, while ignoring everybody advices and acting against all common sense.

I hated Chaz (her boyfriend). They were in love before the start of the series; therefore we didn’t see them get together. What we see is Shiarra’s remorse for not giving him a chance (as if a woman is supposed to give a chance to everyone and go out with every person who asks just to be fai
Deceived By The Others is the third book in the H&W Investigations series by Jess Haines. If you haven’t read the first two books Hunted By The Others and Taken By The Others I strongly advise that you do before reading this book, and please do not read this review any further as it will contain spoilers for the two previous books.

DBTO starts off with Shia about to sign a contract between here and Chaz, her werewolf boyfriend and Alpha of the Sunstrikers pack. They are both going away for a
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Other Books in the Series

H&W Investigations (6 books)
  • Hunted by the Others (H&W Investigations, #1)
  • Taken by the Others (H&W Investigations, #2)
  • Stalking the Others (H&W Investigations, #4)
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