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His Deception

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  39 reviews
In an explosive novel from the bestselling author of Dangerous—hailed by Virna DePaul as “smooth, sexy, and suspenseful”—deception and desire intertwine as an undercover bodyguard gets too close to the woman he’s sworn to protect.

Tabloid drama isn’t Katelyn Wade’s style. The illegitimate daughter of a notorious tycoon, Katelyn has worked hard to build a successful busines
ebook, 233 pages
Published April 26th 2016 by Loveswept
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DNF at 48%. Yeah... The love scenes sealed the deal for me. Apparently she lets this guy she just met go bareback at the first go and he can make her come in 5 seconds of pumping. I'm not really feeling this. Hasta la bye bye. Too many other books to read to linger in something I'm not vibing with.
Connie Anderson
I was smitten with this book from the opening pages! When Katelyn Wade left Chicago, it was to get her own identity other than being the daughter of a tycoon. The extravagant businessman, who makes guns for a living, is targeted by a very upset parent for a gun made by his company, which killed eight students. Katelyn thought no one could ever trace her to a small community on a lake in Wisconsin.

Her father sends a bona fide, trained in special ops, bodyguard to her place of employment. She owns
Heather 123
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book kept you guessing right through to the end!!!!

Katelyn is living out her dream as the owner of a cafe and bed and breakfast in a tourist town. She hides her true identity from nearly everyone she knows; she doesn't want to be known by her father's fame. When a gunman attacks a local college campus with a gun manufactured at one of the companies her father owns, Katelyn's peaceful life is threatened. Despite the obvious connection to her father, Katelyn refuses any type of security.

Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a face-paced story which keeps you engaged and entertained. From the very beginning you get the bearings of Thorne and how he operates which is refreshing since so many times it swirls around the female which is fine but this is something different which I liked. There's a lot of movement, some serious drama and some heat because Thorne and Katelyn fall into bed with each other.

Katelyn is witty, a people person and charming but I did find her a bit naive. She takes longer than necessary
Michele Varljen
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this book and found it very good.
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Being the daughter of a notorious tycoon definitely comes with it's disadvantages, but Katelyn Wade has worked hard to separate herself from her father's shadow, and all of his shady business dealings. Being his daughter has never been easy, because there is always someone trying to take him down, and their not above taking her down with him or using her to get to him, which occasionally means she gets caught up as collateral damage. This time though the stakes are a lot higher, and her life is ...more
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
2.5 Stars

This was a good read. I liked both Thorne and Katelyn and the mystery was well done. I just wasn’t sold on the pacing and the romance seemed to be overshadowed by the who-dun-it of the plot. I would say is was definitely more suspense/mystery than romance.

The pacing of the story was also a little slow. We were introduced to so many side characters in the first 20% that is was a little overwhelming. Then their presence just sort of faded into the background only to re-emerge later on.
Jun 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Katelyn Wade has been able to stay out of the lime light her entire life and she prefers it that way. Her father is a very wealthy but having been the illegitimate child, she spent most of her time with her mom growing up middle class and only spent the weekend here and there along with a couple of weeks during the summers with him. While he treated her no different than he did his other children, that wasn’t the case with the kids or her stepmom. In fact, very few people even know who he dad is ...more
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, read-2016
His Deception is a standalone romance novel that will leave you in suspense.

Katelyn Wade is the owner of a cafe and bed and breakfast. However, she doesn't want people to know that she is the daughter of an notorious business man. So she hides her identity and grows her business without her father's help. But when a gunman attacks a local college campus, Katelyn's tranquil life begins to crack.

Thorn, a man hired by Katelyn's father to look after her without her knowing, is soon replaces Katel
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: holly
Review can be read at It's About The Book

When I first started this book, I was really concerned about what Thorne Hudson was doing in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. His sinister arrival into town began with a very suspicious phone call to an unnamed stranger discussing his job, parking with his car facing out in the back of the lot for privacy and a fast getaway, and checking the area out thoroughly for threats. What was he doing there? Especially when we find out that Katelyn’s father was being t
Donna Repsher
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received and ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review and here it is: 4 stars.

Katelyn Wade is the fairly recent owner of a guest house and cafe on Lake Geneva, a tourist destination, and is trying very hard to succeed without the aid of her controlling father, a wealthy business tycoon, among whose successful companies is a gun manufacturer. Katelyn is his oldest child, and since he left her mother, married someone else and has other adult children who never made her welcome, she sel
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have read a lot of mysteries and many romantic novels but this is my first romantic suspense novel and though I had worked out who the killer was early in (like I said I am a mystery buff) it was still a very enjoyable read mainly because of the developing relationship between Katelyn and Thorne .
Actually the author did throw in several red herrings but I suspect most readers will purchase this for the romance.
Katelyn Wade is t
May 31, 2016 rated it liked it
In His Deception Katelyn is the daughter of a business tycoon one of whose companies manufactures weapons. A weapon from said company was used to shoot up a local college and several students died. Most people in this small resort town do not know the familial connection between Katelyn and her father since he never married her mother. Dad is a bit over protective and controlling and Katelyn is a bit naïve but very good hearted. She doesn’t want her father meddling in her life and her business. ...more
Tricia (McAllister) Houseman
As adults, you find find yourself with those times when you have to remind your parents that YOU are an adult and not that precious baby they just brought home.
This is the one case where that has happened but the father has decided to go beyond that & hire a body guard for his oldest child … without her knowledge. He has ever reason to be worried, he has gotten a threat stating that he will loose a child like those at the school lost the children because of a weapon was stole & used on
Books and Spoons
May 09, 2016 rated it liked it
The suspense of the story keeps building up, as the story unfolds, and danger and fear become too familiar companies for Katelyn. There's one positive thing, though, that Thorne seemed to arrive in town, to her place of business in the nick of time, and always there to protect her, and save her from trouble.
I liked the suspense part of the story. It is well plotted, and different layers unfolding kept the interest and intensity high, and the reader guessing about the results, and the culprit.
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful! I love romantic suspense! And the romance was hot! And really sweet! Katelyn is in possible danger because her father owns a company that makes assault rifles, and a gun man has killed some students using one of those rifles, so now her father is receiving threats against his family. Katelyn isn't really close with her father because Katelyn has a different mother than her father's other 2 kids, and the kids and their mother aren't very pleasant to her, so Katelyn is hoping she won't ...more
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's always exciting to find a "new to me" author that I like. Having never read Patricia Rosemoor before I wasn't sure what to expect. I was thrilled to find "His Deception" to be a book I very much enjoyed.

The storyline was a bit odd, the fact that everyone was laying blame on the gun manufacturer after a shooting. Especially a place that was strictly intended for law enforcement. I just think people would have been focusing their attention elsewhere like on the shooter. It was pretty easy to
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Katelyn wanted to distance herself from her notorious father. She wants to be known for what she can do and not what her rich father can do for her. But after receiving threatening emails, her father thinks she is in danger. He tries to get her to agree to a bodyguard. But she refuses. So what is a father to do? He does the only thing he can and that is to hire a bodyguard (Thorne) for her without her knowing. Katelyn is missing one bartender. He seems to have mysteriously disappeared so she nee ...more
Angel Hatfield
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Katelynn’s father is atycoon who can be very controlling. Katelyn is illegitimate so she felt like few knew who father was. Katelyn leaves Chicago to make her own way without her fathers help or influence. Katelyn’s father has several businesses just one is gun/weapon manufacturing. Someone is blaming him personally for a college shooting that killed seven students. He is getting threats on himself as wel las his family. Katelyn own her own successful bed and breakfast and a restaurant. Katelyn’ ...more
Bette Hansen
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
A suspenseful, well written story that had me on the edge of my seat till the very end. Katelyn Wade is a woman who has worked hard to be successful on her own terms. Living in the shadow of her powerful and rich father has been difficult but she's happy where she is now. Owning her own Restaurant and B&B has brought her contentment she's only dreamed of. All that changes when a gunman opens an attack on a college campus using a gun that is manufactured by one of her father's companies. Deat ...more
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

Kate has bought her dream home and business. A little lake side bed and breakfast and restaurant where she has been successful. When she hears rumors that she might be the target of an attack because of who her father is she doesn't pay any mind. Nobody knows who her father is so she finds it hard to believe that she needs a body guard. Unfortunately her dad has other plans.

Just when Kate needs a new bartender, Thorne Hudson shows up. A
Katrina Berry
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Hawt dayummmm...His Deception is a must-read! Ms. Rosemoor has put together one marvelous novel for our reading enjoyment. The book is like a roller coaster with all it’s twists and turns, the suspense drawn out as you try to sort out who is targeting Katelyn for a personal vendetta. Thorne, hired as an undercover bodyguard by Katelyn’s father, keeps Katelyn close while he ferrets out the truth, all the while keeping Katelyn from finding out
Jenny Dauksa Schaber
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've got a HUGE thing for Thorne. If ever I needed protection, this is the man that I would want by my side. Katelyn's father has received threats against himself and his family following a mass shooting. Thorne shows up in town on assignment to protect Katelyn - unbeknownst to Katelyn as her father hired him after she refused his offers of protection. He inserts himself into her life as well as her business. There's only one problem - he's quite attracted to her. The more he gets to know her, t ...more
Brandy Thornton
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing


Apr 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Thanks to Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via Netgalley for a copy of this book!!

What a roller coaster ride this book is! So many twist and turns!

Katelyn is an illegitimate child of a tycoon who is very independent and has built her own business. She doesn't believe the rumors that someone is after her because of her father...until one of her employees turns up dead. Yikes!

Thorne is being paid to watch over Katelyn. And he's doing it without her knowing that's he's been hired to watch
Vero Stro
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Patrick Rosemoor and it was different from the books I always read. It has a great combination of romance and suspense and I enjoyed reading it.
The relationship between Katelyn and Thorne is very well developed and the romance is great!

Katelyn Wade is the daughter of a very powerful man but she tries to be on her own. She has a bed and breakfast and also a restaurant in a resort town.

Her bartender disappears and she hires Thorne to work for her. At the same time Thorne
Apr 26, 2016 rated it liked it
"His Deception" is sweet romance with a hint of intrigue. The main character, Katelyn, is a determined young woman trying to establish her business without the help of her father. Thorne is the man her father has chosen to go undercover to protect her. The two characters find themselves trying to stay one step ahead of a man determined to get revenge. As to the book itself, I felt the storyline was a little hard to follow and at several points I had to backtrack. I liked the characters but I wa ...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads Netgalley ARC Review:

A seductive romance at its finest! I really...I mean REALLY liked His Deception by Patricia Rosemoor. The storyline grabbed a hold of me and didn't let me go until I finished it. The characters were wonderfully developed and was perfectly written with a terrific plot. Whats not to like? Plus, the sex is hot as hell and the romance made me sigh.

His Deception reminded me a bit of one of Carly Phillips stories and Shayla Black's with one of the most sensu
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The bodyguard trope is a great modern way to portray a damsel in distress, and this one added the whole secret identity factor as well. I loved Thorne's inner conflict of having to lie to Katelyn as part of his job and knowing the emotion that was going to come with her finding out. Though I thought their sex scenes were a little rushed, I loved the passion between them, especially from Thorne's side. I also got caugh
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense, net-galley
Book granted from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book I have read by the author. I enjoyed the plot line and both Thorn and Kate. A resort town providing the perfect backdrop and despite the twists and turns in the suspense of the story, it was still easy to follow. I did admire Kate's determination not to be tied into her fathers life and identity. And Thorn was pretty hot too... could have been a little hotter, however it was good.
I will say I thought Kate was a
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With 100 novels and more than seven million books in print, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Patricia Rosemoor is fascinated with "dangerous love" – combining romance with danger. She has written various forms of romantic and paranormal romantic thrillers, bringing a different mix of thrills and chills to her stories.

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