Sweet Deception (Veiled Seduction, #2)
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Sweet Deception (Veiled Seduction #2)

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In the dark, the greatest lover can become the most dangerous conspirator...

Footsteps In The Fog

Lord Frederick Aveline, otherwise known as Derick, has successfully kept up appearances as an English nobleman. What no one knows is that he's a full-blooded Frenchman—a double agent for the British against the French. But there is something else no one knows about Derick. Decid...more
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Published August 7th 2012 by Signet
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SOS Aloha
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.-Leonardo da Vinci

Heather Snow delivers another intelligent mystery set in Regency England with SWEET DECEPTION, Book Two in the Veiled Seduction Series. Readers briefly met the hero, Lord Frederick Aveline, during a house party in SWEET ENEMY, Book One. This connection is minimal as SWEET DECEPTION is a stand alone story in which Snow raised her already high standard.

Aveline may play the aristocratic fop, but he is an English spy with...more
Stella
I LOVED Sweet Enemy, Heather Snow’s debut novel and the first book in her Veiled Seduction trilogy, so much that it immediately became one of my favourite books read in 2012 and so I was impatiently counting back the days until the release of the second novel. Thankfully the wait is over as Sweet Deception released this week and I am happy to report that Heather Snow did not disappoint with this second instalment, her position on my "new favourite authors" list is secure ;-)

Though Sweet Deceptio...more
Mary Gramlich
Will you accept my perfect love?

Derick Aveline, Viscount Scarsdale is the master of disguise and the best at the art of hiding in plain sight. Despite trying to retire from the business of being a spy, he is once again called into his country’s war on traitors. This fight takes him to the one place he never wanted to see again – home. He ran from that nightmare as soon as he could, and being forced back is anything but pleasant or so he imagined until he set his eyes upon Emma. Emmeline Wallingf...more
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks


One thing you must know before I begin is that Heather Snow's females are brilliant. Liliana Claremont from Sweet Enemy is a chemist, a total geek with an awesome personality. In Heather's second book in her Veiled Seduction series, we have Emma Wallingford, who is all around awesome. Since her brother's stroke, she has been the town of Derbyshire's acting magistrate but only the town knows of this, because if outside finds out a female is magistrate it would not be a good thing. Emma is a mathe...more
Goldie
I love this author's work! Let me repeat! I love this author's work!

While the plot and style match what you expect from the cover, this book is much more. The main character Emma is a strong woman with a brain and an understanding of how to use it to solve crimes and problems in her life. She is likeable and moreover someone you would like to hang out with. Her foil and male lead, Derick, is a great match for her and learns to respect and value her intelligence among other aspects of her charac...more
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
Lord Derick Aveline has never wanted to return home, to his estate in Derbyshire. He has left after a disagreement with his mother that has caused the ruination of everything he thinks he knows about himself and his purpose in life. After spending nearly ten years on the continent as a spy for England, he has only one loose end to tie off. Unfortunately, such last order of business will require him to return to Derbyshire and search for a traitor amongst those he once knew as neighbors and frien...more
Jane Stewart
I couldn’t get interested. The characters didn’t pull me in. They didn’t make me want to keep reading.

There was too much pondering or thinking within the dialogue. For example she said something. Then two or three paragraphs of her or his thoughts before he said something. Several times I skimmed through these thoughts just to get to the dialogue (he said, she said, he said).

The concept was good. Remember the math guy in the tv show Numb3rs? Emma is like the 1817 version of him - solving crimes...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
4.5 Stars

This review was posted at Under the Covers

What was I waiting for and why didn't anyone tell me how great Heather Snow was? I started reading this book with really no expectations. I was more than pleasantly surprised. This is just the type of historical I like to read.

Here are just a few of the things that made this such a great read for me:

An awesome heroine
Emma Wallingford is extremely smart, she's not scared of much, she faces life and problems head on. She's strong, opinionated, l...more
steph
Ok yeah I liked this one more than the previous novel. I really fell for Derek and Emma and their history together. In particular, I liked the way they always talked to each other, they never hid things which was nice. The crime detective subplot was nice and I liked that Emma focused her energy into compiling statistics for crime, that was an interesting angle and one I haven't seen before in a historical heroine of this time.

I will say, the last 30 pages regarding the wrap up of the murder(s)...more
Sharyn
4.5 stars. Very good story. Great romance and a great mystery, too. Emma and Derick, childhood friends, are hunting a murderer and traitor, each for their own reasons. Derick, recently returned from abroad, has a lot of secrets while Emma is pretty much an open book - that was different from the usual of both having deep secrets. Emma's only "secret" is her huge crush she's carried for Derick for years. There are some really great scenes where Emma tries to suppress these feelings that she has f...more
Callixta
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Heather Snow est sans doute l’auteure qui manie le mieux la romance historique et l’enquête policière actuellement. Sans jamais oublier l’histoire d’amour, elle pimente son récit d’une intrigue solide toujours implantée dans un contexte historique intéressant et elle s’appuie sur les connaissances scientifiques balbutiantes de l’époque en matière de crime.

Nous avions croisé le héros Derick Aveline dans le premier tome. C’est un espion qui après la guerre c...more
Lindsey
Heather Snow delivers another knock out novel in Sweet Deception! Her second in the Veiled Seduction series does not disappoint. How can you not love a story with a brilliant witty heroine matched with a dark mysterious hero? You simply can't! It was a fabulous read!

I was intrigued by Sweet Enemy, captivated by Sweet Deception, and can only imagine I'll be dazzled by Sweet Madness.

Well done, Heather Snow, well done!


Looking forward to Sweet Madness!
Greentea
“I absolutely do not trust you.”
“Yes you do. You may not think so, but your body doesn’t lie.”
“No. Numbers don’t lie. I’m sure bodies lie all the time,”

By the 5 stars rating I gave, it’s quite obvious I absolutely freaking loved it from the front cover to the back. I cannot emphasize enough the overflowing awe for the author for creating such masterpiece. (Kindly hand me a tissue please, I cannot believe I'm finished!)

I LOVED IT. I think it will take a lot for the succeeding historical espionage...more
Barbara
This was a very good story with a heroine who is older, smart and goes after who and what she wants. Derick is a spy with questionable parentage who goes home for one last mission. It is with the memories of childhood the two write their story. The villian was easy to identify early on, but there was still a surprise twist at the end. Ms Snow is improving and I look forward to her next book.
Cruth
Author: Heather Snow
First published: 2012
Length: 378 pages, 5889 locations
Setting: Derbyshire, 1817
Sex: Not frequent. Explicit. Somewhat repetitive. Starts pretty early.
Series: Book 2 of 3
Includes: Excerpt from "Sweet Madness" by Heather Snow and author discussion of historical references.

Better than Book 1 with a stronger plot and more developed writing skills. Good characters, interesting plot, sexy times.

Some of the mathematics references are forced and artificial (as a mathematician I find t...more
Donna
Totally loved this!! Emma was completely delightful!! I just loved her intelligence and devotion to criminology. The mystery aspect kept me guessing until the end. The romance between Emma and Derick was great, also. While Derick's "I'm not worthy" angst was a little annoying, it wasn't overdone. This was a terrific book.
Jm
Dans ce second tome, nous retrouvons un personnage aperçu dans le premier livre : Derick Aveline, dandy et espion pour la Couronne. En face de lui, nous avons Emma Wallingford, douée avec les chiffres, encore une jeune femme hors du commun. Un duel d'esprit et de séduction va s'engager entre nos deux héros, pour notre plus grand plaisir.

L'auteur reprend les ingrédients de son premier tome et les déplacent dans un autre lieu. Nous avons donc la jeune femme "savante" dans son domaine (elle réalise...more
Cynthia
It's an espionage CSI historical romance. How can I not love it.
Jean
Heather Snow writes a wonderful mixture of popular science and strong female characters. In an era where females weren't suppose to have a brain and act as glorified chattel, Heather Snow's characters definitely break the mold without being total rebels.

What I love about this murder investigation/spy thriller is that Emma displays the traits of someone with Aspergers. Or at least a more mild form. Snow brilliantly weaves the behaviors into Emma and plausibly explaining her eccentricities within...more
Melody May
Originally posted on What I'm Reading

Today I was able to finish Sweet Deception by Heather Snow which is the second book in A Veiled Seduction. I must say this was a delightful read with mystery and intrigue. Before I tell you what I thought, I best beginning what the story is about.

The last time we saw Derick Aveline, Viscount Scarsdale, was in Sweet Enemy trying to figure out who was the traitor. Now he has a new assignment which takes him back to Aveline Castle near Derbyshire to find a trait...more
SidneyKay
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Cathy
3.5 stars.

I've been trying to cut back on giving half-star ratings, but I just can't decide between three and four for this one. The first book in the series was better, but I still enjoyed this a lot. And it's entirely possible that I will change the rating to 4 stars in a few days' time, when I've thought about it some more.

It's mainly the development of the relationship here that wasn't entirely to my satisfaction. Contrary to Geoffrey and Liliana, Derick and Emma already had a history, (view...more
Melanie
Ms. Heather Snow continues her Veiled Seduction Series [Sweet Enemy was the first one, followed by this one, Sweet Deception, and ending with Sweet Madness] with Sweet Deception, in which she brings together Lord Frederick Aveline and Emma Wallingford, two people that long ago grew up together.

Derick left home under strained circumstances ten years ago never wanting to return to his Derbyshire again. Spending those ten years in service to his country as a spy, he finds that one last job will bri...more
Janice Liedl
I'd almost classify this as a romantic mystery or a suspenseful romance. Closely linked to the first book in the series by the hero, Derick, Heather Snow gives us another wonderfully oddball heroine in Emma Wallingford, his childhood friend who's all grown up and holding her family as well as her community together after her brother's stroke incapacitated him several years ago.

But there's treason afoot in the district and that's what brings Derick and Emma together, albeit with the requisite spa...more
Tonya
4.5 out of 5

Having worked for England’s War Department for years, Lord Frederick Aveline (Derick) doesn’t know who he is anymore. He has had to keep up the act of being an English nobleman, but what no one knows is, is that he is a full blooded French. A double agent, working against the French, he must return home to Derbyshire, a place he swore to never set foot upon again. There is a traitor in Derbyshire, finding out who, will be Derick’s last mission for the country he loves. Arriving home,...more
Cerian
After reading the first in the Veiled Seduction series by Heather Snow, I was really looking forward to continuing the series by reading Sweet Deception. It definitely didn't disappoint!

One of my favourite aspects of Heather Snow's books (so far) are her amazing heroines. They're always very strong and intelligent, and Emma is no exception. She's a gifted and self-taught criminologist, she's extremely intelligent and loyal. She's also very endearing, she has a rather innocent outlook on life des...more
beppy
synopsis:
emma has been the magistrate in her area since her father died and her brother became unable to do so. derick has been sent home by his superiors to find a traitor in the midst. a couple of agents have disappeared, and the last one narrowed it down to a couple of options. when derick first sees emma as anything other than a child, she is directing the staff in his home on how to find a missing servant. they have the usual squabbles, but are drawn together in spite of themselves. derick...more
Nicole Laverdure
Breathtaking
OMG! I just devoured "Sweet Deception" of Heather Snow!
It's sensual, passionate, romantic and intriguing! It’s breathtaking!
I was already hooked from the first page and could not put it down!
I really preferred this second book of her Veiled Seduction series.
I loved her first book "Sweet Enemy" in which her heroine was a chemist!
Again, another intelligent and beautiful heroine, as Emma Wallingford, in the role of an acting magistrate. I find it so refreshing, that Ms. Snow knew h...more
Elizabeth
I enjoyed Sweet Deception almost as much as I enjoyed Sweet Enemy. The Veiled Seduction trilogy is one that I found immensely refreshing with its well researched ideas of history, science, and politics. This is a novel and a trilogy I would recommend to fans of historical romance looking for a feeling of research and believability while still maintaining the sweetness of a romance novel.

Derick's role as a spy is no new concept, not for historicals, not for romances, not for fiction in general. I...more
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Heather Snow is an award winning historical romance author with a degree in Chemistry who found she much preferred creating chemistry on the page, rather than in the lab. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two rambunctious boys and one very put upon cat. She loves to hear from readers, and can be reached at Heather@HeatherSnowBooks.com.
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