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Love, Lies, and Deception

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  971 ratings  ·  160 reviews
What do you do when the one person you thought you knew turns out to be the one you knew the least?

Twenty-three year old Marissa Chase, and soon to be college graduate, has everything going for her: wonderful friends, a lucrative degree, and a chance to explore the world. What made it even better – or so she thought – was when her path crossed with the alluring Alec Holden
Paperback, 280 pages
Published August 15th 2013 by L.P. Dover
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Jennifer Kyle
Sep 29, 2013 rated it liked it
3 ~ 3 1/2 Stars

This story is very well paced and not too long of a read. The story line leaves you anticipating L.P. Dover's attempt to wow you with her reveals and/or twists.

Marissa the main character is a college student who is pretty likable. I found something lacking in her relationships with the other characters in the story, especially with her love interest.

Some characters in the story harbor secrets and quickly our main character finds out that her life is in danger.

"Here we go aga
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, ebook, review, beta
Okay so I have probably said this before and no doubt Ill say it again but OMG!!! This book was absolutely AMAZING!!! I think LP Dover had really out done herself on this one, it was out of her original genre of Fantasy but oh so GOOD!!! I think Love, Lies & Deception has become my fave out of all the books she has written. There was so much drama, suspense, and so much more. After reading this I felt like I just got done watching a CSI or Criminal Minds show unravel. It was that awesome plus al ...more
*P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist
~Arc provided via Netgalley in exchange for honest review~

This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books.

I tried, I really did, but reading this book was a true struggle from page 1. I sensed after a few first chapters that this story won't be something I'll enjoy and unfortunately, in the end, my predictions came true.

Reasons for my rating:

~ The Plot

This is a contemporary romance mixed with some mystery/crime and I think the idea of the plot had potential, but it was poorly developed.
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3--I Knew Who Done It--Stars!

So I saw all of the high ratings for this book....scanned some of the reviews and the vibe I got was

Everyone seemed to be so shocked by the ending. So I'm thinking sweet, this one is going to be a romance with some suspense mixed in....some twists and turns to keep me guessing right??

Problem #1--when there are only a total of 5 main characters, one of which is being targeted, process of elimination will pretty much tell you "who done it".

Problem #2--there were real
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I love it when a story draws you in and makes you think of nothing else. You fall in love with the characters, the story well written and well thought out, and you just want to keep reading to see how it is going to play out. The only problem is...just when you think you have it all figured out – BAM – the author throws in a twist you could not possibly have seen coming. This could work in two ways for the author: 1) The twist is too unbelievable to even really consider and you just to roll your ...more
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-to-review
Before I begin, I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

“The man in front of me wasn’t the same man I thought I knew. The once warm eyes that stared back at me many times before were now cold and detached…empty, no remorse for what he’d done. How could I have not seen it before?”

So when I heard L.P. Dover had a new book coming out and that it was WAY different from Love’s Second Chance, well, I just HAD to read it!! What a delicious snack-read! This fast-paced romantic s
L.J (Lisa Jane)
Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stand-alone, arc
*ARR (Advance Reader Review) - copy provided as a gift in exchange for an honest review...

Yes - I gave it 5 stars (and that is rare for me)

The Cover: I can not tell exactly what it is but it did captivate me and it is different.
The Characters: I love the characters. Marissa is so sweet and a typical girl and her friends make me want to get inside the book and live with them. The guy downstairs is so hot and his past entriguing. I even got to despising one of them too lol
The Story Line: Sam
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars for what the hell factor! Seriously, I am all twisted over the last couple chapters right now. The book title is perfect- Loves, Lies, and Deception because OMG, it is all over the place. I thought I had it all sorted and then I was like WHAT IN THE WORLD?!?! Serious kudos to L.P. Dover for throwing me off and making me go OH MY GOD..

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I don't want to give too much of the book away but the story revolves around Marissa and her friends Emily, Justin, and Kristian. Marissa finds hersel
Claire Robinson
Aug 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars.

Ooooh well I didn’t see that coming, what a great book. Lots of twists and turns and really well written, the plot twists leave you anxious to read more. This is a standalone so no cliffie, but I would have like an epilogue to just tidy things up.

Not overly long, the story flows well and the characters are well rounded. I did work out what was going on prior to the “Big Reveal” so to speak, but nonetheless I really enjoyed it.

I post spoiler free reviews so won’t give the story away, bu
Sep 05, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Amy H
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got this book from the author in exchange for an honest review..

WOW! WOW! WOW! I honestly, didn't see that coming in the book. I had my own views for the ending and i am actually glad that i am wrong.

This book had a lot of twist and turns and will have you guessing until the very end. I never thought this book would be a little bit of a mystery but it was!!!

This book is about a girl named Marissa. She was in her senior year of college and getting ready to move to the beach to continue her educ
Kendall {Book Crazy}
May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites, blog-tours
I just completely adore L.P. Dover so when I see a Blog Tour for her next release I always hope that I get on it! I was so happy when I got told that I was on the Blog Tour for this book as I had been desperate to read it! Love, Lies, and Deception was so different to L.P. Dover's other books, but it was still as amazing! It shows me that she can dabble a little in any genre and still write an amazing book! It is definitely my favourite book by her so far! After reading the synopsis of this book ...more
Jodi Brooks
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I recieved this ARC for an honest review and that is what I'm going to do.


I can only give it 5 staars but it so deserves more.

I'm sorry ,but I do not give out spoilers,so if you want to know about the book,when it is live,buy it and read and you will LOVE IT,but I will give a little information :)

I loved all the chartaters at first,but then I really hated Justin.

The charaters are Marissa (Rissa),Kristen(HOTTIE)Alec(Drool)Emily(crazy silly) and Justin(
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A suitable title for a brilliant book!! This book was full of secrets, the romance was hot, and the chemistry between Marissa and Alec was even hotter.... Won't even mention how many times i blushed, the sex scenes was very erotic and Alec knew what he was doing.... ;-)

Although i thought that Marissa and Alec moved way to fast, it was totally fitting to the story. Alec sure did know what he wanted, he was abit to possessive, but that added to the depth of his character, plus he was god damn sexy
Rebecca Edwards
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I really liked this book. I found it to be a fast paced book that was full of mystery, a bit of danger, romance, and lets not forget the sex. HOT, HOT, HOT!!! I couldn't put this book down. It drew me in from the prologue all the way to the end.

Marissa Chase and her friends are about to graduate from ASU and are headed to Fiji for Spring Break before finals and then graduation. After graduation she's headed off to the University of Wilmington to major in mari
Heather andrews
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Although there is no cliffhanger I do feel as though Alec and Marissa's story isn't really finished. Marissa that girl beats to her own drum, "honestly, I couldn't give a rat's a** about looking good. I just wanted to relax and enjoy the beaches when I got there." Alec he's a yummy type of person, "Alec's body screamed sex appeal, and he smelled amazing, even if he was sweaty from running." Marissa I don't think she's ever really liked to anyone she's like an honest person, "honestly, when I fir ...more
Brittany *** A Beautiful Book Obsession**
I read this book with no expectations or even knowing what I was in for since I decided to read the book before looking at the synopsis. I have to say though, that I really did enjoy reading this story. It was suspenseful, fun, and passionate.

Marissa has just broken up with her boyfriend who she has been dating for years and has decided that she is going to have fun with her best friends before graduating college and moving to Wilmington, NC. Things change for her though when she finally meets
Jul 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Love, Lies and Deception was a good read. Marissa is going on a trip with her best friend Kristian, Emily and Emily’s boyfriend Justin. Marissa has just broken up with her boyfriend Jason and she’s happy to be free. She never expected to literally fall into the arms of Alec. She’s always wondered what his body would feel like and when opportunity presents itself, there is no refusing. Alec has a past he is running from and secrets he’s willing to share to keep Marissa close but once those secret ...more
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First let me say that LP Dover has done it again with another awesome story, Once I started this book I could not put it down I had to know what happen next. Twenty-Three Year Old Marissa Chase well be in college graduate, she has everything her wonderful friends,an awesome degree and to explore the world. Then her life gets even better she meets the new neighbor and soon she can't stop thinking about him and can't stay away from him. Soon Marissa falls in Alec's world and experience passion and ...more
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Marissa is your average college girl. She studied, she hangs out with friends. After getting out of a long distance relationship, she meets Alec Holden, her gorgeous neighbor from downstairs, and sparks fly. He is a mystery to her and she isn't sure exactly where he fits into her life. But she knows she wants him in it.

This was a really great story. There is a bit of everything, romance and a lot of suspense. It re
Jamie Turner-norton
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews, amazeballs
complete mindf***. I mean seriously?!?!?!?!?!?! wtf?!?!? if any book in this world can cause you to have a book hangover it is this one!! Seriously her best work yet and everyone knows I love her Forever Fae series.. Well Love, Lies and Deception blows them out of the water. I cussed at my laptop, Laughed, and Wanted to scream!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!! AND even though it's a stand alone I am fully prepared to beg, harass and bribe L.P Dover for another book!!!!
L.L. Hunter
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I wanted to read this book since the moment i found out Leslie was writing it, as i not only love Leslie's writing but romantic suspense novels, so this book was a win/win for me! It not only helped me write my current book but it was a great piece of fiction and i highly recommend it to fans of the genre!
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this books and it's characters. Alec Holden is one of my new Favorite book boys. I needed this book...something a little different. I loved the story line and the suspense. Excellent!!!!
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Arc in exchange for honest review

I really enjoyed this book and characters simply amazing. This isn't the first book by this author I have read and won't be the last. Well done.
S.F. Benson
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great read! I was totally wrong on how this would end. It was the first book by L.P. Dover. Won't be my last!
Ikelia 'Bookoholic Anom' Francis
This book would be a great movie! LP Dover did it again. All her books are intriguing and take you on a ride, especially Love Lies and Deception.

We begin with Marissa breaking up with her boyfriend, which her three closet friends couldn’t be happier about and the four to them packing up the car to head to the airport for a Spring Break trip to Fiji. While Marissa is bringing her bags down from her apartment she slips on a step and literally lands in the arms of her mysterious neighbor Alec. Mari
Aug 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Love, Lies, and Deception was a fast paced, enjoyable New Adult Romance with elements of suspense and mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat. The characters were likeable immediately and the thrilling plot was unpredictable. A few of my fellow book bloggers rave about L.P. Dover and her novels and I’m glad I finally got the chance to read one because I enjoyed her writing a lot. I’ll definitely be picking up more of her novels in the future and I can see why she has great fans.

I loved Maris
This is one of those stories that is really hard for me to rate and put into words totally what went wrong. I think it honestly was a series of mishaps through the book that tore me out of the stories, made me rant for a few moments, and then I dove back in because it was very similar to a Meth habit if I am being honest.

The story in itself, taking out character and social oopsies, has a really strong back bone. I LOVE stories like this. Where something happened in someones past and someone is
Shelley (Bella)
Fan-freaking-tastic. Review to come.

Merged review:

Oh, boy. Oh, boy. Where do I begin? This story was so much more than I expected and it is quite aptly named. From the get-go, L.P. had me tangled in her clever web and never let loose. She captured me with lovable and intriguing characters. More than one immensely swoon-worthy male (can't go wrong there). An incredible setting. A crazy intense storyline. And probably one of the biggest twists I've ever read. I'm not kidding. I never guessed the
Kim Walker
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I stumbled upon L.P. Dover’s Forever Fae last year, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I have simply fallen in love with her books. Now, she has once again outdone herself and given us a new book, Love, Lies, and Deception. A romantic suspense. I try sometimes to pretend, I am Sherlock Holmes and I can figure out any mystery before a book is done, seems simple enough right? Wrong! I am the worst Sherlock ever this time because I did not for once get my guesses right on this whodu ...more
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes and white-water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two young

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