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Beyond Love Lies Deceit

Revenge:
the action of inflicting hurt or harm on someone for an injury or wrong suffered at their hands.


Revenge is not the answer. There is no peace in vengeance.
These are the things my mother taught me as a child.
I must learn to forgive and through that forgiveness will find the means to let go.
I used to believe she was right.
I used to believe a
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Paperback, 350 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by Daft Empire
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TITLE: Beyond Love Lies Deceit
AUTHOR: Melissa Toppen
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: February 9th, 2016

MY RATING
FAV BOOK SHELF RATING!!

I initially rated this 5 stars but then went away and thought about it and have moved this from my 5 star shelf to that favourite shelf of mine!! This book brought me everything i crave in a book, the feels, the grit, the dark, the love I crazy l
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Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
It all started with wanting revenge on those who have taken everyone from her life, yet the closer she got to him, the more the lines started getting blurry and she started losing sight of what she was seeking revenge for…

Samantha (Allie) had everything planned: a new identity, a rock solid plan and her target, but the one thing she was blindsided by was Luke, who saw through her and that scared her.

As Luke got closer to Allie, he knew he was crossing the line but for the first time he decided
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Angel
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is Melissa first book in the Genre
And she didn't disappoint.
I was dying to get my hands on this book.
Who doesn't love a great Romantic Suspense right. Well she came up with a fantastic story.

What I loved is that the story builds up at a normal pace which keeps you turning the pages.
It's full of angst heartbreak and betrayal. you wont want to put it down, you will definitely want to know what's gonna happen next.

Sam and Luke have an undeniable connection, but she knows she can't have him, n
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The Smutbrarians
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: earc
Storyline: 3
Angst: 3
Tissue: 2
Value: 4
Panty Scorching: 4
Over All Rating: 4
Kindle eARC
Reviewed by Lindsey

Goodness sakes. Revenge has a way of really messing things up. And boy does that happen with Samantha. I get why she wants justice and understand what she's gotta do to get it. But DAMN!

This book flows pretty well and the characters are very developed. Lots of history takes place in this read so you don't want to get ahead of yourself or you will miss some important things. Luke is a freakin h
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Louise
Feb 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-suspense
3.5 stars

“Promise me that you won’t ever lose who you are. No matter how lost you may feel or how much of an outsider you may be, don’t ever conform to be like them. There are so many of them out there.”
“I promise.”


This is a good story, I read it in one sitting hah:D!
I like the suspense and the love story, it's fast pace but I just don't like the plot holes in it, like the killer, Samantha's application, the sex scenes and the anticlimactic rescue scene>.<
Cassandra
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Totally amazing for a first book of this style. It had me on edge every time I turned the page. I couldn't predict what was going to happen and when I thought I had it figured out bam I was wrong!
Melissa Mendoza
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-book-club
Title:Beyond Love Lies Deceit
Author: Melissa Toppen
Series:
Publisher:
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Genre(s): Dark Romance
Page Count: 350
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Beyond Love Lies Deceit

Revenge:
the action of inflicting hurt or harm on someone for an injury or wrong suffered at their hands.


Revenge is not the answer. There is no peace in vengeance.
These are the things my mother taught me as a child.
I must learn to forgive and through that forgiveness will find th
...more
Misty
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
She is set out for nothing but revenge but never anticipated a road block in the form of love.

He knows something is lying beneath the surface when he looks at her, he just can't figure it out. Will he choose loyalty or love?

After a series of tragic events that leaves Samantha alone at the age of 17 she vows to get revenge on those that tore her family apart. She comes up with an elaborate plan and two years later she finds herself exactly where she needs to be, with a new identity, to see her p
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Amy Sheets
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc-review
Oh my gosh. If I could rate this book 100 stars I definitely would. Ok so this book is about A 19 year old girl wanting revenge for her family. She gets a new identity and she seeks out for revenge. She moves to a new city and she gets a job with the brother of the man she wants to have revenge on. What did this man do to her well he killed her brother and everything fell out about that. Since she was 17 year old she was on her own.
This book his really good at first I was like why is the cover l
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Donna Porter
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Samantha Cole was not who she said she was. She lies and takes on a new name and profession to acquire pay back for the wrong done to her family. She has worked two years to get to this spot. She is applying for a job a Sco Tech to get close to Ryan Scott, the man who destroyed her family. She takes on the name of Alison Reynolds, she was a young student who was killed two years before. She applies for a job as finance assistant to Luke Scott. She sees it as a chance to get close to Ryan. Someti ...more
Kira
The cover is deceptive. This is not a dark romance. It was darkish at best. Someone was kidnapped and tied up, but it was only a brief part of the story. Anyway Sam stole someone else's identity to get close to the guy who killed her brother and got away with it. Revenge took a backseat to romance when she fell for the guy's brother. It was love triangle hell since she couldn't decide if she should be with Luke who she genuinely liked or Ryan who she wanted to punish.

The revenge plans were weak.
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Sherry Bohrmueller
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
5 vengeful stars. Revenge before love, that's all Samantha wanted. Oh my the twists turns and the suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat. I never imaged that it would turn out the way it did. Sam out for revenge, finds the truth. Luke unaware of what's going on. And Ryan, boy I wanted him to get what was due to him. Loved this book, I simply could not put it down. Highly, highly recommend reading this dark twisted st
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Tobi
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Given In Return For Honest Review. This Book Is Not Like Her Others. Melissa Toppen Stepped Out Side the Box. And I Must Say Wow. Shocked Me. SAMANTHAS Determination for Revenge. And Luke Ugh You Get Caught Up in their entanglement... Hang On. For this Ride..Love Pain Lies Passion...
Maria
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Let me just start with the choice in the cover. For me it was deceiving, thinking it was a BDSM related book. Upon reading the content, I see why the choice of bonds are chosen. Revenge is such an emotional feeling. What one does to achieve it is mind blowing. But, for whom does it benefit. Samantha, alias Allie wants revenge for what happened to her family. Does she get it? You really need to read to find out what happens. A good read, but I am no spoiler. Well worth the time read.
Michelle
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing , I absolutely loved this book ! It had a bit of everything and I found it hard to put down and I couldn't wait to get back to it
Looking forward to more books in tbe future. ☺
Courtney Englehart
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book left me speechless! Kept me on my toes just like a thriller movie. I loved it! Amazing read!!
Amanda
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE

This book was amazing and a total read again! There was so much emotion and depth in it that i need from a book. Melissa never lets me down
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beyond Love Lies Deceit by Melissa Toppen was given to me in an ARC in exchanged for a honest review. I am giving this book 5 stars because this book was just so powerful. I mean wow this Author really helps you understand what happens when you wrong a person, and in this story the girl feels like just because your rich doesn't mean you should be able to get away with murder. Because that is exactly what happen to Samantha she feels like Ryan Scott took everything from her the day he decide to g ...more
Roxs Reads
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, suspense, hea
Since the very first book of Melissa's I read, she has drawn me in - I love her stories and this one is no different although it is very different from anything she has done before.

I am always anxious to get my hands on a new story by Melissa and I loved this Romantic Suspense. I wish Melissa could write as fast as I read!

I loved that this story kept me wondering a bit - I thought I knew what was happening but Melissa throws some twists in there to make me wonder. There is also the romantic lov
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Maria Lazarou--Obsessed by Books Blog
Revenge: the action of inflicting hurt or harm on someone for an injury or wrong suffered at their hands.

That description is very true, this book is a story about a young woman, who is hell bent on revenge and it has ruled her life for the last two years. At seventeen years old Samantha is a broken young woman, suffering the devastating loss, she feels it all started at the hands of another.
Deciding that this person must pay, she changes her identity, making sure that her true self no longer exi
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Lisa
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love, lies and deceit all become entangled in this tense read as pasts and presents collide to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Samantha is determined to get revenge for the death of her brother, which broke her family apart. This leads her to become personal assistant for Luke Scott, brother of the man responsible. What she doesn't account for in her plan is her attraction to Luke that could derail everything. Walking a fine line between bringing Ryan down and fighting her attraction for Luke
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Lynndy Boos
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing

5.0 out of 5 stars Edge Of Your Seat Book!, February 9, 2016
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I received Beyond Love Lies Deceut as an ARC copy for an honest review! Melissa Toppen did an awesome job writing this book to keep you on the edge of your seat! Samantha Cole is out for revenge. She gets a job from Ryan Scott as Allie to seek this revenge on him for her brothers death. As she is trying to get close to Ryan, she meets his
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Sheila
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Samantha assumes the identity of Allie so that she can get revenge for her brother's death. She takes on a whole new persona in order to insinuate herself into the lives of those she blames- Ryan and his father.

She get s a job at their business and has plans on seducing Ryan until she can get what she wants in order to bring him down. What she isn't expecting is to fall in love with Ryan's brother, Luke, who is her boss. now things are complicated. She falls for Luke, but has to hurt him by pret
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Laura
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Revenge. Revenge on Ryan Scott. He is the reason why Samantha lost everyone she loved. Now is the time to make him pay. Samantha has a plan. Everything was going well except for Luke Scott. Luke is handsome, smart and caring but he was a Scott and he couldn't be good right? There is an attraction between them but she fights it. Keeping to the plan is harder than she thought. Will her feelings derail her plan or will she finally get
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The Literary Vixen
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Revenge. Revenge on Ryan Scott. He is the reason why Samantha lost everyone she loved. Now is the time to make him pay. Samantha has a plan. Everything was going well except for Luke Scott. Luke is handsome, smart and caring but he was a Scott and he couldn't be good right? There is an attraction between them but she fights it. Keeping to the plan is harder than she thought. Will her feelings derail her plan or will she finally get
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Kristen Gough
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an action packed dark romance story filled with suspense and twists and turns throughout and I loved reading this! Sam's family has been devastated and she has plans to even the score and get her revenge. While carrying out her plan, things occur that Sam hadn't counted on and suddenly nothing's certain any longer. I loved that this story kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time and that every time I thought I had things figured out I'd be proven wrong and the story would take anot ...more
Chianti Summers
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Received an ARC for an honest review. Melissa Toppen held nothing back when she put pen to paper for this read. She gives darkness, twists and turns. What a fabulous title for a fantastic read. You will not want to put this book down. It takes hold of you and builds at a nice pace then wham bam you are on a ride filled with love, lies, deceit and danger. Suspense is the name of the game on this one, always wanting to know what will happen next. Choices will need to be made and secrets will need ...more
Maree Repa
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When Samantha Cole wanted revenge after the the death of her much loved brother she did not know of the up and downs that this would cause. Of the terrifying hate and sadness of what would become of her.

Such an exciting and most amazing book from Melissa Toppen. She's never let us down once with her most terrific stories. This book was just pure excitement. Thrilling it kept me right at the edge of my seat. I just so thoroughly enjoyed this book. Thank you Melissa. Once again...!
Stacy Aube
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC for a honest review. This book was read and reviewed by Stacy Aube for Cutting Muse Blog Review.

This is a story about a woman who wants revenge on the person who destroyed her family. Can getting revenge truly make you happy. Samantha thought that was all she wanted until she met Luke. He made her see so much more about true happiness.

I was drawn in from the beginning and could not put this down.
Strausbaugh Lesley
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved each and every moment of this book it's a dark romance but it also has a lot of twist and turn that leaves you setting on the edge of your seat want more and more . Revenge is not the best way to go but eventually you will never forget but you can forgive! I am go glad Samantha finally got her happy ever after with all the life changing situations you fell upon! I enjoy reading this story .
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