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Erotic Deception

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  224 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
Her brother was dead. He’d practically raised her and stood by her during a miscarriage that left her barren. He’d been the sole person she’d had left in this world. How had Dr. Lily Delaney with a PhD in Psychology missed the psychotic signs of Anthony Capriccio, the Kansas City District Attorney and her ex-fiancé? Now at twenty-nine she was on the run to hide from the im ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by MuseItUp Publishing
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Ginger Simpson
Nov 13, 2011 Ginger Simpson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For the past several months, I've avoided peer reviews because I don't think readers take us seriously, but this book changed my mind. Reading with an internal editor always working is very difficult, but Karen Cote managed to bypass that infernal mechanism in my brain, draw me into her story and made me laugh out loud at her feisty heroine and the hunky sheriff who doesn't let her pull any punches. I'm sure people sitting around me while I waited for my grandson to get out of school wondered wh ...more
Jen Corral
Dec 06, 2011 Jen Corral rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! I started reading it thinking I would read a few chapters for the day. Well that didn't happen! I could not put it down! I was so glad my hubby was home so he could deal with the kids while I read! The characters in the book were so relatable! I laughed out loud and gasped and kept saying oh my gosh! The author made me truly care for the characters and there well being! My hubby of course kept asking for me to fill him in.
You have to read it! It will keep you on th
Wonderfully surprised. I had to do some serious searching to obtain the ebook version of this. Kobo was the only one to have it, not sure why but it's a shame because its not getting the exposure it should. I was hooked by the teaser I read on Amazon, and when I couldn't find it, it became a mission. Yea, I'm quirky that way, but I am so glad in this instance. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. Read well into the wee hours of the morning. Earth shattering, no. Just really well written. G ...more
Savannah Miller
Jan 06, 2012 Savannah Miller rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
This is romance writing at its best! I loved this book, its one of them books that you just can't seem to put down! With characters you can't help but to fall in love with, the humor and the chemistry between Lily and Jet will keep you on the edge of your seat and intrigued the entire time! I highly recommend this book and have officially moved Karen Cote' to my favorite author list.
Natalie Nevius
Dec 06, 2011 Natalie Nevius rated it it was amazing
This book is awesome. It was both classic and hot. There was no vulgarity that most common novels retain these days and the humor was dead on. I had only planned on reading for a little while when I started the book and ended up changing my plans so that I could finish it. That should explain it all ;)
Feb 11, 2012 Linda rated it it was amazing
Lily Delaney Needed To Hide From Her Ex-Fiancee'. District Attorney, Anthony Carpicios, As He Said He'd Murdered Jerry And Would Kill Her Too If She Made A Fuss! Jerry Would Never Take His Own Life But, How Could She Prove Anthony Was Dirty? She Needed To Think And Puttered Down The Two Lane Country Road After She Filled Up At A Dirty Gas Station. A Sign Said She Had To Pay Inside. She Bought A Candy Bar, A Diet Coke, Paid For The Gas And Left Only To Be Slowed Down By A Slow Moving Farm Truck A ...more
Sep 15, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
In this story the hero and heroine were more realistic than what you normally see, which is what I loved about it. Yes it's great to see a strong heroine that can kick butt all on her own, but come on... how many of us could really do that. When you see an intruder in your home are you going to pull out the can of Whip A$$ or are you going to call 911. Our heroine did the smart thing. She called 911. Several times actually. Lily isn't a dimwit with flighty ideas. She knows when something is beyo ...more
Debra Taylor
Mar 17, 2013 Debra Taylor rated it it was amazing

Erotic Deception is romantic suspense at it's best. It captured my attention when two worlds collided...never letting go until the last page was turned. The story took me on an exciting journey, as the plot took one twist after the other. All of this as the lyrics from one of my favorite Kid Rock songs kept playing in my head :
Lost and lonely...scared and confused
We both have a past...and nothing to lose tonight
Well, it cuts like a knife...these bad luck blues
We've both got scars from the hell
PacaLipstick Gramma
Apr 25, 2013 PacaLipstick Gramma rated it it was ok
Shelves: goodreads-win
I won this book as a Goodreads Giveaway.

This is typically not my kind of book! When I FINALLY got the book (after two and half months WITH $2.50 due on postage!) I took one look at the cover and thought, what?, but then looked up the synopsis and remembered why I entered!

I thought the storyline was excellent, but I thought the two main characters too over the top. She was whiny, and he, a bit arrogant and macho. Both of them were certainly not forthcoming with information with some of their juve
Christine London
Mar 31, 2012 Christine London rated it it was amazing
When Lily flees threat to her life, she doesn't expect to run into the love of her life, a small town sheriff with a penchant for blondes. Humor, plot twists, alluring secondary characters and spicy sex blend into one fun read. A very nice debut novel!
From the humorous beginning through the rocky road to love, this story entertained. Shades of Janet Evanovich and her Plum character, Lily is flawed but sassy. Jet endears through his tenacity and drive to protect the women he loves (even if he do
R. Zumwalt
Apr 12, 2012 R. Zumwalt rated it it was amazing
From the time you start reading you can't put it down. As if you are right there watching everything happen. It keeps you right on the edge of your seat wanting to know what is going to happen next. I just love the little guy that starts some of the excitement (worm). This author has it together. I'm not much of a reader but this one got my attention. I purchased 2 of these books and will get 3 more for Christmas gifts.
Green Ridge
Apr 20, 2012 Green Ridge rated it it was amazing
Loved the book it really kept me glued.Reading about Jet and Lily was steamy and the storyline is excellent.An all around good book if you like romance and suspense.I was so involved w/the characters I was sad when it came to an end.Good job Karen Cote' will be looking forward to reading your next book.
Dec 06, 2011 Ocwolverine rated it it was amazing
I loved the heroine Lily, she was fresh,sexy,sassy,and unique! A very good read and entertaining. The interaction with the hero Jet was tense, sensual, and fun! I recommend this book and put it on my list of re-reads! Loved it!
Arlene Webb
Nov 02, 2011 Arlene Webb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent, fast paced read. Lily and Jet sizzle right off the pages. Add in a couple murders, alot of deceit and devious villains, and I can't wait to read more from this author.
The Project
Feb 23, 2012 The Project rated it really liked it
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I absolutely LOVED this story... I couldn't put it down! It was perfection... Suspenseful and dramatic, clever writing and witty-banter, sweet and romantic, hot and steamy, emotional and angsty! The depth of characters was wonderful and the twists and turns in the plot had me hanging on...The hero and heroine were the perfect balance of push and pull and I loved every minute of getting to their happily ever after! I read some of the most touching lines said by Jet that would melt my heart! An ab ...more
May 03, 2012 Meyer rated it it was amazing
I must admit that I am not a "reading for fun" person. However, I received this book as a Christmas gift and from the moment I opened the first page, it had me hooked! I read the book in 1 day, with having two small children and a husband to attend to, I just couldn't put it down!! I would have to agree that it had me wanting to know what would happen next, and had unexpected twists that made the book even better! As a very visual person, the detail to the book made it possible for me to create ...more
Jun 20, 2014 Ryan rated it it was amazing
Luved the storyline but I wished she gave a more detail description of the sex scenes
Jun 11, 2012 Ar rated it liked it
I absolutely loved this book! I started reading it thinking I would read a few chapters for the day. Well that didn't happen! I could not put it down! I was so glad my hubby was home so he could deal with the kids while I read! The characters in the book were so relatable! I laughed out loud and gasped and kept saying oh my gosh! The author made me truly care for the characters and there well being! My hubby of course kept asking for me to fill him in.
You have to read it! It will keep you on th
Paranormal Books R Us
Dec 28, 2012 Paranormal Books R Us rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I liked this book it got right into the story which definitely had a twist at the end I didn't see coming. Although contrary to the title it was not overly stuffed with sex and the scenes that had intimate moments were well done, also the Sheriff was the stuff girls daydream about so I have no complaints there. :) My only complaint would be that the story was too short. The characters and plot were so good I really felt like there could have been much more detail in the story, but if you are loo ...more
Mar 12, 2013 Fawn rated it really liked it
More like 3.5...
So, Lily is a crack-up. She's feisty and boy is she attracted to the good Sheriff. Jet (Sheriff) seems to be the catch of the town and he can't deny his attraction to Lily either. The two endure a lot of drama and the hassle of small town talk, both before and after giving in to their attraction. While I liked these two and most of the sub characters... most... I found the plot to be cheesy. The doctor scandal, the seedy district attorney, the scheming ex-wife, the totally nuts
Aug 02, 2014 Shan rated it really liked it
I have to admit that with the title and the fact that it's listed on the erotic shelf, I was expecting it to be a bit steamier.

That being said it was one of the most engrossing romantic suspense stories I have read in a while. It was both predictable and has some surprising twist and revelations at the same time.

The chemistry between Jet and Lily was so palpable I could feel it.

Anyway, there is not much else to say, without giving away the story because it is not very long, but it was a great r
Mar 18, 2012 Lexi rated it did not like it
I took some time to write this review as I am on the fence. The beginning was great, but I really became frustrated with the hero in the story towards the end of the book. The fact he could almost do something "UNFORGIVABLE" to her in an argument based on something someone else said upset me. I ended up not liking him at all. Also if he was clearer about his ex-wife then the heroine would have had a lot less heartache.
Jul 23, 2012 Meg rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways-won
I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.

For a romance novel it has a wonderful suspense storyline. I was completely enthralled and loved the suprise ending. I did think that the story could have been more developed/expanded to draw out the suspense more and tell more of the main characters stories, but the premise of the story is a great one!

Feb 15, 2015 Christine rated it really liked it
A 4-star rating!
This is a fast read short book with only 163 pages of romantic suspense and action.

What an amazing storyline with several twists until the end you don't know who hurt the District Attorney. This book kept me right into in and didn't put it down until I had it finished within a few hours. Would recommend it.
Jun 06, 2013 Huluriasquias rated it liked it
I read it because of all the good reviews. I was expecting some quality writing similar to Toni Blake. While the main characters and the situation were up to par a couple of nutty secondary characters and several convenient coincidences made the resolution of the story too stressed out and hard to believe.
Mary Steiner
May 15, 2012 Mary Steiner rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: over 18
Recommended to Mary by: goodreads free book
I received this book for free through Goodreads Firsr Reads.
I like to read this kind of book. It was a fast read and in my mind, all the loose ends were tied up with a happy ending. Will be on my shelf to be read again for sure. Hope Karen writes many more books. Thank you, Mary

Spyder Spyder
Feb 01, 2013 Spyder Spyder rated it really liked it
This was a wonderful book! Couldn't put it down was so into it that didn't bother to turn on light, just focused on my Kindle until I was done and it was dark out! Hours later as well as the next few days wanted to read it again. The ending . . . WOW, didn't see that coming. LOL.
Jan 01, 2013 Amanda rated it it was amazing
I Expected this book to be an erotic one cos of the title. although i was disapointed with the non eroticness of the book. i still enjoyed it, infact it didnt take me long to read. although it i was not ill i would of read it alot quicker cos i could not put it down for too long.
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