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Two years ago, Sage Miller's life changed irrevocably with one violent act. Longing for anonymity, she relocated to the coast of North Carolina. Just when her life is settling down, a sexy man from her past shows up and wants to pick up where their explosive relationship left off. And this time, he's the one calling the shots.

Trent Takoda spent a week with the most intens
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Published May 15th 2009 by Ellora's Cave Romantica Publishing
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Claire Robinson
Nov 16, 2015 Claire Robinson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 - "I wish we could stay like this forever." Stars!

Another stellar read from Katie Reus/Savannah Stuart. Sexy, romantic suspense is really a genre where this author can do no wrong for me, and Dangerous Deception certainly ticked all of the aforementioned boxes.



Sage has spent the last 18 months trying to forget the week she spent with Trent Takoda, a week filled with sexy-times, and more importantly a break from the life she has since left behind. It comes as more than a surprise when he walks
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P.e. lolo
Dec 23, 2015 P.e. lolo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a short story that can be read in one night but is a very good book. Trent Takoda, left the Navy Seals and was staying at a B&B when he met Sage Miller. They hit it off right away and spent the next five days and nights together. Doing something he thought he would never do he asked her to go home with him the next day, she did not say anything except for them going back to bed and I don’t mean for sleeping. The next morning when Trent wakes up she is gone like the wind. She had left ...more
Jennifer
Nov 18, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC received for review

3.5 stars

Great, quick read. Everything happened so fast and then it was over.
Linda
Jan 13, 2016 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Trent Takoda stared at the backside of the sexiest woman he'd ever met. A woman he'd spent months trying to find. To discover she was working for his brother was almost too much irony. He didn't know if he should laugh, cry, or get a drink. Maybe he'd do all three later.

DANGEROUS DECEPTION by Savannah Stuart/Katie Reus is a steamy, fast-paced contemporary tale of high stakes action. I am undoubtedly and unabashedly hooked on Katie's racier line of books published under her alternate name of Sav
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Linda
Dec 11, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Trent couldnt forget the gorgeous woman he connected with over a week at a BnB, but she vanishes and hes still clueless eighteen months later. Thats when he relocates to his brothers business, and guess whos working there?
Sage had to leave New York, her job and friends, when her sister was murdered. She just couldnt stay and instead headed out with the purpose of fulfilling their bucket list. When she finally settles down with a job, she never expected the unforgettable man to appear, but here h
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Book Reading Gals
Apr 17, 2016 Book Reading Gals rated it really liked it
Title: Dangerous Deception

Series: n/a
Author: Savannah Stuart

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Blurb: Two years ago her world was turned upside down…

Sage Miller’s life changed irrevocably with one violent act. Longing for anonymity, she relocated to the coast of North Carolina. Just when her life is settling down, a sexy man from her past shows up and wants to pick up where their explosive relationship left off. And this time, he’s the one calling the shots.

This time he’s not letting her go…

Former Navy SEA
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Shauni
Originally Reviewed For: Tea and Book

Savannah Stuart writes a steamy novel about finding love and refusing to let go.

Sage Miller lost everything when her sister was murdered. After making sure the man responsible was behind bars, she decided to totally disappear. To change who and what she was, only a chance meeting at a B&B brought her the man of her dreams. But dreams change and no matter how wonderful it was it was time for Sage to start over. Leaving behind a huge "what if" Sage decided
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Katherine
Dec 02, 2015 Katherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
DANGEROUS DECEPTION is a re-release contemporary, adult, romantic suspense novella by Katie Reus written as Savannah Stuart. This is former Navy SEAL Trent Takoda, and Sage Miller’s storyline. Even though this was a re-release it was new to me. This book was super flammable. The story line between Trent and Sage was very compelling.

Two years ago Sage world was turned upside down by tragedy. Several years later when she thought she finally got her life back on track. Ominous things started to occ
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Linda
Jan 11, 2016 Linda rated it really liked it
A Racy Romantic Thriller!!!!!

"Trent Takoda stared at the backside of the sexiest woman he'd ever met. A woman he'd spent months trying to find. To discover she was working for his brother was almost too much irony. He didn't know if he should laugh, cry, or get a drink. Maybe he'd do all three later.

DANGEROUS DECEPTION by Savannah Stuart/Katie Reus is a steamy, fast-paced contemporary tale of high stakes action. I am undoubtedly and unabashedly hooked on Katie's racier line of books published
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ZETTER
Dec 11, 2015 ZETTER rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fate!!!

Sage Miller went through a traumatic event, her sister was murdered, she set out to do everything they'd planned to do and getting involved with the sexiest man she had ever met wasn't part of her plans....Still she had the best week of earth shattering sex with that say man named Trent Takoda and despite how great things were or how heart-wrenching it was to do, Sage left Trent without a word until fate through back into each other's orbits again.

Sage found herself working for Trent's br
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Lisa
Mar 19, 2016 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After suffering tragedy, Sage moves to a small town, leaving Trent, the hot guy she'd been having steamy sex with for a week. He was supposed to have been a one night stand. Eighteen months later, she's still dreaming about the guy she left behind and he shows up at her new job as a coworker. This was melodramatic, over-the-top and much of it felt contrived, making it hard to enjoy the book.
Angel Hatfield
May 03, 2016 Angel Hatfield rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sage worked for Jason Bechman for the last six months at Beckman Construction Co.. Eighteen months before Sage had spent a passionate week with Trent and then sneaked out in the middle of the night and left. Sage wanted to start a new life since her sister’s Marie’s death. Then she found out Trent is her boss’s brother and she was to work with him on a job site. Trent was a former navy seal and had just became a partner with his brother Jason. But also Sage has an anonymous stalker who keeps cal ...more
Zita
Dec 02, 2015 Zita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fate doesn’t let you run for long…

When a story opens to a prologue with a steamy sexual encounter between two people who have made a strong connection and the woman’s inner thoughts are of the regret she’s already feeling over what she has to do, leave him without a word when she doesn’t want to, you know that the story is going to be very interesting as it has captured your attention quickly.

It’s been eighteen months and still Sage Miller thinks of the man she walked away from, just hearing som
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Alima Livzletlivz
Nov 28, 2015 Alima Livzletlivz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Savannah Stuart is one of the best writers of short novellas. She keeps the screenplay tight, the suspense close, danger on the edge and passion scorching as the fire. No matter how short her stories are she leaves not much room for missing key elements.

Dangerous Deception is just that. - a short story of evil and betrayal, passion and love. A fight to save herself from death and a mad killer, Sage Miller leaves a traumatic past and a one night of pure love and passion to make a new beginning.
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Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
Sage Miller has spent the last eighteen months trying to bury memories of the man she shared one of the steamiest weeks of her life with, but no matter how hard she tries the memories refuse to let go. It was hard for her to walk away from him, but she knew it was for the best, her life was in danger, and her only option was to run.

For the last eighteen months Trent Takoda has been searching for the woman who gave him the best week of his life, and then disappeared in the middle of the night. H
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Elizabeth
WARNING: This book contains highly erotic sexual situations that will have you blushing and using any inanimate object to fan yourself with! Reader discretion is strongly advised :)

Holy Hotness! DANGEROUS DECEPTION is an incredibly sexy, yet incredibly short read. The heat level is scorching! I also enjoyed the suspense hook to the story but it ended way too soon for me.

What I love/hate about these short stories is that they are great if you’re in a time crunch but it is disappointing because t
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Sparkymom
Nov 11, 2015 Sparkymom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Katie Reus writing as Savannah Stuart definitely has a much sexier more erotic edge. I really enjoy her Red Stone Security series, but this was my first time reading under this pseudonym. I liked the characters and enjoyed the story. Sage and Trent hooked up as basically strangers staying in the same bed and breakfast. Their lust burned bright and hot until Sage snuck out and disappeared.

Over a year later, the two of them are unexpectedly reunited. Trent can't believe he has finally found her.
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Sandy
Nov 11, 2015 Sandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
DANGEROUS DECEPTION by Savannah Stuart (Katie Reus)

ABOUT THE BOOK: Re-release August 11, 2015

Two years ago her world was turned upside down…

Sage Miller’s life changed irrevocably with one violent act. Longing for anonymity, she relocated to the coast of North Carolina. Just when her life is settling down, a sexy man from her past shows up and wants to pick up where their explosive relationship left off. And this time, he’s the one calling the shots.

This time he’s not letting her go…

Former Nav
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Rachel
What a scorcher! Lord, I thought we were going through a heatwave in Southern California this weekend... but I nearly melted off my chair after reading this book.

I initially bought this book because I enjoy the cat and mouse chase, when man goes after the heroine in denial and this one did not fail to deliver.

Sage Miller had a week long tryst with Trent Takoda and it was supposed to only be a one night stand, but she had a hard time resisting Trent's capable hands... leaving him that fateful da
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Lisa Cummings
Apr 20, 2013 Lisa Cummings rated it it was ok
First let me preface this review by saying, this book is a short so I get that some details aren't fully developed and the reader is left to fill in the blanks. However, the dialogue became monotonous,which is REALLY unusual for a short, because the author used "What?" as a means to further the dialogue CONSTANTLY. In my humble opinion, the author was just being lazy! I wasn't sure if the characters were stupid or deaf. The premise of the story is that Sage was stalked which resulted in her sist ...more
Nina
Feb 20, 2013 Nina rated it liked it
Dangerous Deception by Katie Reus was a fast and fairly good read. Sage & Trent had a hot, yet brief affair before Sage ran away & left Trent in alone in the middle of the night. Fast forward two years later and Sage & Trent meet once again as Sage is working for Trent's brother.

Now that Trent has finally found Sage again, he is not letting her go & is determined to to let her know that. However, complications arise when a stalker from Sage's past tracks her down and Trent is no
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Jessi
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Once again Savannah Stuart has blown my mind with her ability to write heartwarming characters with the perfect amount of Alpha thrown in to make me pant.

Trent was mouthwatering delicious. He knows what he wants and what he wants is Sage. When he goes to work for his brother he finds out that the woman who walked out on him 18 months ago is working for his brother. Now he just has to find a way to make her safe in order to keep her fore
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Whispers
Dec 02, 2015 Whispers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. Suspense. Sex. And a stalker.
Sage met Trent a year and a half ago at a little bed and breakfast. Her sister had been murdered and the trial was over. She was starting over and spent a week with Trent. She left in the middle of the night and went to start over.
Now she works for a construction company and when her boss's brother shows up its Trent.
Trent looked everywhere for Sage and now that he's found her he's not letting her getaway again.
Someone is calling Sage and they broke into he
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Victoria Dixon
Oct 19, 2014 Victoria Dixon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!

Another great book by this author. So far I've thoroughly enjoyed every book of hers I've read. Looking forward to more of her series books... Love all the characters!
Tammy
Jan 10, 2016 Tammy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sage and Trent once spent a steamy week together. Now Sage is trying to bury those memories and on the other hand Trent is looking for her. After several years they run into each other again and this time Trent has no intentions of letting her go.

Now Sage is staying with Trent sine somebody broke into her townhouse and destroyed it. They need to find out who the stalker is, but when the stalker starts threating her with Trent's life, she try's to push him away to protect him.

This book was fast p
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Amy
Nov 20, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Quick read. Most of hers are-not a bad thing. Hot, sexy story.
Lissette Hicks
Jul 26, 2014 Lissette Hicks rated it it was amazing
Short easy read. Pretty good.
Amanda Sheila
Apr 09, 2013 Amanda Sheila rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorite
Definitely an easy reading. Gah, I love it! :)

Trent is a guy who fell hard for Sage before she left him in the middle of the night. Is not that she wanted to leave him, she had to. And two years later they meet again and this time he won't let her go.

The story went very easy to read and light. It's good one. I love it! Too bad the story's so short. Definitely need more angst, and the way Trent handle the stalker is totally turn off. Need more action and how I wish, at least Sage get hurt just a
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Heather
Cute, quick read with some suspense and lots of steamy sex. The book was short; I think I finished it in less than 3 hours but it was a good read overall.

The story brings back to lovers who spent a passionate week together two years ago and never spoke again. Time passes but neither forgets the other; fate finally brings them back together at a time when she needs a strong, confident man in her life the most.

** ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review **
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Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. ...more
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“Trent Takoda stared at the backside of the sexiest woman he'd ever met. A woman he'd spent months trying to find. To discover she was working for his brother was almost too much irony. He didn't know if he should laugh, cry, or get a drink. Maybe he'd do all three later.” 0 likes
“Sage Miller opened the bathroom door and stepped out into the dimly lit bedroom wearing heels and nothing else. If Trent's smile was any indication, she'd chosen the right "outfit.” 0 likes
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