If You Deceive (MacCarrick Brothers #3)
Ethan MacCarrick was a heartbreakingly handsome rake until a powerful nobleman ordered him brutally beaten and his face scarred for a crime he didn't commit. Ethan's reprisal -- bankrupting the nobleman and forcing his exile -- does little to appease his wrath. Ten years later, a haughty, mysterious beauty enchants Ethan -- the daughter of his enemy. A...more
Does anyone else find it near impossible to write a review about a book you absolutely loved? You can't ever say quite the right thing or express adequately how much it affected you. How much you loved the characters, the heartache, the passion and the drama. It always ends up soundin...more
Years later he becomes helplessly drawn to the friend of his brother's woman only to find she's the daughter of his hated enemy. Deciding to use her to finish them off fo...more
yes, all you who know who you are (Leah, Catherine, Ally, Monica, UM, and anyone else I forgot),
I loved Maddy and Ethan.
Jane had a 2 second cameo and still managed to piss me off-wonder if I'd have liked Hugh's book better if I could have liked Jane?
So it's no secret how much I love Kresley Cole's IAD, and I liked her Sutherland Brothers series a lot as well. So, since me being me (the Highland Hussy), I love KC, I love...more
Maybe Ms. Cole should've added a few more brothers to the MacCarrick brood, since it seems this series improves with time.
From the first book onward I was intrigued by Ethan, the oldest MacCarrick brother. The hints and innuendos sparkled throughout the two previous stories created almost a mythological quality around the man...more
Ethan was a handsome rake having affairs with married women. Although he never slept with her, Sylvie lied to her husband saying Ethan raped her. The husband had Ethan beaten and his face scarred (with Sylvie’s knowledge). Ethan was wealthy and got his revenge by bankrupting the husband who killed himself. Sylvie and her daughter were forced out of their home and went to live in the slums of Paris. Women are repulsed by Ethan...more
Ethan is the oldest brother and the one that is the most scarred inside and out, he was disfigured unjustly by a scorned husband and later destroyed the family that did this to him
He meets Maddie at a masquerade ball, he is fooled into thinking...more
The characters were colorful, real, and full of life. The story line was new to me. (There are so many regency era romances out there that I have given up on the sub-genre. Truth be told, I bought this book about 2 years ago and was just so regency romanced out that I couldn't even look at it, but I am very happy that I got over my historical overdose.)
Or does it?
Oh, come on! Of course, it Ethan hadn’t survived the trials life threw at him, do you really think the spunky, smart, and oh-so self-reliant Maddy would give hi...more
Kalo Courtland mesti hampir mati dulu baru bisa ngedapetin Annalia--bahkan sampe di akhir-akhir cerita pun Court mesti berdarah-darah; sementara Hugh--lumayan gampil buat yang satu inih--harus mengakui perasaan terpendamnya sama Jane Weyland--and like this girl soo much!! She's a superb in archery!! dan harus tahan dibully sama Jane bertaun-taun...more
Ethan, saudara tertua dari MacCarrick brother, menemukan perempuan yang menarik perhatiannya di pesta topeng daerah "bordil" dikawasan rumah Jane Weyland. walau tidak tahu namanya tetapi interaksi Ethan dan perempuan bertopeng tersebut membekas...more
Dijebak sma Sylvia Van Rowen, membuat Ethan MacCarrick mendapatkan luka ukiran dalam dimuka nya, dan tentu aja dendam slamanya,,
Dia gag nyangka, cwek pirang yg menarik matanya di pesta Courtesan dan berhasil diambil keperawanannya,, (sakit bgt,! By madelyn) adalah anak dari cwek yg dulu prnah menjebaknya, Madeline Van Rowen,
Maddy yg dlu kaya, jatuh miskin, dia ditinggal mati ibunya krna kolera dan menetap ke daerah pelacuran di Paris,...more
Ethan and Maddy is perfect for each other. And I really love that Maddy, though very young, is faced with a very harsh live and not only survive but becomes stronger because of it.
As readers who already familiarize themselves with MacCarrick brothers, knows that Ethan is the eldest and presumably the worst of the three brothers.
The story begins with how Ethan got his scar, how Maddy's mother and father plays role in Ethan's ruinatio...more
After such a long time, Ethan has finally found a woman who made his heart beat, and made him hard in all the right places. There's a good prologue before everything else, and it really helped that the two brothers convinced Ethan they were...more
Things I Adore about this book...
Unfortunately, A lot of romance writers completely get lost in the time period. As a historical author, it is your job to transport people back hundreds of years, whether they are a HisRom Noobie or a Seasoned Veteran, while not taking on the vibe of the dreaded High School History Text book. Kresley does a bang up job of letting me see the splendor and also the squalor of La Marais(Parisian Slum) while still keeping the spotlight on...more
While the other two books had elaborate plots to fight against an "enemy", this book was more about Ethan and Maddy fighting themselves and the insecurities and circumstances that have made them so cynical.
Though Ethan irritated me at first, I grew to love him and hi...more
"If You Deceive" is the third and final installment in the MacCarrick Brothers Trilogy by the amazing Kresley Cole. Kresley Cole is mostly known for her sexy Immortals After Dark Series, but she has other fantastic series, including this one. I was in the mood for a Historical romance series with strapping handsome men and strong willed woman and clearly choosing this novel was a perfect choice.
Ethan is the male character of my dreams. I have a softness for strong, ste...more
What a great way to end a great series. The MacCarrick Brother's books are in direct order to my enjoyment of them. Court's book was enjoyable but not as much as Hugh's and Hugh's not as much as Ethan's.
LOVED Ethan!! When he appeared in the first two I had very strong dislike for him. I was doubting Ms. Cole's ability to work him into a lovable enough character. He's mean, scary, angry, rude, withdrawn, etc . . . How was he going to get involved in a relatio...more
I enjoyed the humor, romance and relationship between the hero & heroine. The only thing that kept this book from being a complete 5 was the sentence structure. At times, it was a bit sloppy. I had to reread a few lines over just to get the flow of the meaning. Odd thing is, this is actually a really good book, I just don't really remember much about it. Don't get me wrong, I know the plot and everything, I just can't remember any signific...more
Since her first novel was released in 2003, Kresley has published nineteen books with Simon & Schuster and has seen her releases translated into more than eighteen foreign language...more