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Hook

(Duplicity Duet #1)

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Women loathed me without even knowing my name. Men coveted the very idea of me.

Escort. Call girl. Prostitute. Hooker. Whore.

I'd heard it all. Done it all.

Over the years I'd felt a lot of things about my occupation...but not regret--never regret. I had my reasons for doing what I did and nothing and no one had ever made me question them.

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Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published April 25th 2016
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Candace
This is the first Elisabeth Grace book that I've read, but it certainly won't be the last! I finished this book in one sitting. I could not put this book down from start to finish. It completely consumed me until I had devoured the entire book and jumped right into the second book.

The opening is a little ominous, but it grabbed my attention from the very first sentence. The author did a beautiful job of foreshadowing things to come and building suspense. After the opening passages, I
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Coco.V
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: freebie
Totally HOOKED!

Hook is the first part of The Duplicity duet by Elizabeth Grace and I have to say this book took me by surprise. I found myself deeply rooted to the story and couldn't put the book down.

Emily aka Brandi is a high class paid escort and a single mom of a 9 years old boy with special needs due to his medical condition, Daniel. Hooking gave Emily the gift of being able to spend all the time she wanted with her son, since she had to work very little to make a lot. Beyond k
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Sophie's Reading Corner
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bad-boys, businessmen
4.5 **Ti Amo Marco Valenti** stars

Brandi is one of the best call girls in Vegas. She's not ashamed of what she does for a living as long as her personal life stays seperated from that part of her life. She's a single mother of a special in need boy at morning and at night she works in order to pay for his medication, expensive equipment and everything in between.

Yes, I let men use my body. But I used them too. I took their money and in return I fulfilled their deepest fantasies without them having to feel ashamed.


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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


THIS SOUNDS SO UP MY ALLEY!

Book 1 of 2. Book 2 on July 26th.
Amazon: | AMZ US | AMZ UK |

Blurb:
Women loathed me without even knowing my name. Men coveted the very idea of me.

Escort. Call girl. Prostitute. Hooker. Whore.

I'd heard it all. Done it all.

Over the years I'd felt a lot of things about my occupation...but not regret--never regret. I had my reasons for doing what I did and nothing and no one had ever made me question them.

UNTIL MARCO VALENTI.

He'd changed me and I'd naively fed into the fairy tale.

But Marco wasn't my Prince Charming. He had secrets of his own. Secrets that wo|
Women
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Jacqueline's Reads
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: single-parent
3.5 – 4 Stars

I love Duet books because I feel like you get more out of the story and also you know it’s going to end in a cliff hanger, although I don’t mind cliffys so I’m okay with being surprised by them.

I really liked the cover and the premise of the book, yes, she’s a prostitute and yes, he’s a wealthy Italian business man, what more could you ask for?

The prologue is silly, I would skip it and just start with chapter one. I hate foreshadowing and that’s w
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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hook (Duplicity Duet #1) by Elisabeth Grace
4 stars!!!

“Even the angel has a devil that sits on his shoulder.”


I am officially Hooked!! This is the first book in a duet so is not a complete story and at the end all I needed was the rest. This is more like a romantic suspense and to be honest I am still not sure about who to trust. Elisabeth Grace perfectly wove suspense throughout this real life Pretty Woman story…or is it?

“Careful how far out you wade…these are shark infested waters.”


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Dena
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hook was fun, sexy as hell and definitely mysterious. Brandi is a high paid escort doing what she has to do to survive and take care of her son. Brandi's son has special needs so she will do anything possible to keep him feeling comfortable and happy. What Brandi never expects is to find a man who makes her want to break all of her rules. Marco Valenti is irresistible, charming and mysterious. He's the sexiest Italian Stallion around and everyone will want a bite of his warm delicious buns! He w ...more
Deborah
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it

So much more than I expected 4.5 stars

I downloaded the sample just to see if this was a book to put on my to-read list, I didn't check the reviews because I'd no intention of actually reading it now but a couple of pages in and I found myself hooked, I mention this because there's a cliffhanger, a huge cliffhanger and if I'd realised this before I started I'd have waited but by the time I found out there was no way I was putting it down, at least I don't have to wait too long it's du
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Michelle
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
You need to read this book. Stop whatever you are doing and READ THIS BOOK.

I’ve read a few books by Elisabeth Grace and loved the sweet and swoony feel, but Hook was a little bit darker, a lot more erotic than those books. And I loved every second of it.

“Brandi” is a high class escort who is doing whatever it takes to make ends meet, but she never expected Marco to enter her life or to stake his own claim on her. With nothing but mystery revolving around this man, she falls further into his spell when threats are m
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Sybil aka Lala
When Pretty Woman meets The Godfather…

You get a Cinderella story with a dark edge. And a brilliantly written one at that. This book is told from Brandi’s POV and because of that we are largely kept in the dark with only a hint here and there that some nefarious plot is underway. We know there is danger lurking and we struggle to make sense of all the pieces and we want to shout out a warning that she should get out while she still can.

I mean, we would, if we weren’t so distracted by Marco. The
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Kate's Corner
Dear Elisabeth,

May I call you Elisabeth? Yes/No? Well I'm going to anyway. To answer your question.

Was it possible to write about an inherently good person doing bad things and have readers root for her?

Yes Elisabeth you did. Every step of the way I was rooting for the heroine. I'm still rooting for her now. And to be honest I think that this is one heroine that I won’t forget this year.

4’This ain’t Pretty Woman peeps’ Stars.

Experience the life on an escort
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Doris
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I couldn't put this one down. Can you say CLIFFHANGER!
On to the next.
Elizabeth
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, eram
I knew going in that this book was going to be different and it definitely lived up to that expectation!
Emily/Brandi is a mid to late 20's woman making her life the hard way in Vegas while also caring for her ill son. It's not a traditional life, but it allows her to take care of his needs and be with him during the day. Things rock along until she has a "date" with Marco. Marco is dark and mysterious. He has secrets, but seems drawn to "Brandi."
I had some trepidation about a book wh
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Mandy
Wow! I am totally blown away by how good this book was! I was hooked from the first page and couldn't put this book down. I'm a little hesitant to read books about escorts but this was so well done. The heroine was easy to relate to, which shouldn't have been easy given her profession, but I understood why she chose her line of work and even admired her for it. There was mystery, suspense and super HOT sexy times. This author writes some of the best steamy scenes ever and the ones in this book w ...more
Meret Magdi
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016-reads, 2-stars
2.5 stars (:
I really like Marco, but then thats the only thing I liked about this book :( ..
Sorry..
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
So not what I was expecting in a read! I feel as if I need a moment to rearrange my thoughts. What began as an “in the moment” introduction of “Brandi” maneuvered into a story of a mother’s ultimate sacrifice.

Her client Marco is completely unexpected and sweet. Not to mention that he radiates sexual prowess and power. From the moment these two meet there’s chemistry and a knowing that what will happen between them will be life changing.

I have to say, my feelings were all over the place while reading. I felt just as co
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Pam Nelson
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: _finished-2016
** ARC PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **
** Reviewed Previously for Books n Boys Book Blog **

5 Hooker-tastic Stars!
Yeah I just said Hooker-tastic. Never thought I would come up with such a word. But wow this book. I finished it minutes ago and I can still feel the urge to press next page next page and nothing is happening I want MORE!

Question:
What would you do for your children?
Answer:
Anything…

I loved how we meet Emily aka Brand
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Heather C
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
When the blurb first came out, I knew I was going to be hooked. I immediately knew that I would get some of the angst that I love and a strong heroine. What I got was more than that.

“Brandi” is a high paid escort. She has no regrets for being in the business. She needs the money and we later learn why. She is highly sought after and tends to have a lot of repeat customers. She has skillfully played the game to ensure that. However, she does have new clients from time to time. Nothing to worry about, just som
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Susan (susayq ~)
OH MY GOD!!! After reading the last word I just sat, stunned, for a few minutes. This was full of romance and angst. Reminded me a bit of one of my favorite movies, Pretty Woman (in fact, Emily even mentions it in here LOL). I can't say too much without giving away what happens, just know there's a hot Italian guy, Marco, a pretty high-class hooker named Emily who does this for a really good reason, an angry Italian guy named Vito who may or may not have mob connections, and a sweet romance that ...more
Lenore Kosinski
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3.5 stars -- OK, so I will admit that I tend to shy away from mob/mafia feeling books, and with a name like Marco Valenti and a guy with secrets, I had a hunch something like that would appear. It's the same as I shy away from Motorcycle Club books, I just have a hard time falling in love with a hero who does questionable things. But the hooker part intrigued me. And since the author is going to be at a signing event I'm attending, and gave away this book for free, I figured I'd give it
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Page Turning Book Junkie
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*ARC provided for blog tour review* For your next fix--> http://www.pageturningbookjunkie.blog...

4 out of 5 Sinfully Sexy, Mysterious Italian, Fiery Vengeful Stars!!!
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"I've been forger in fire and born anew.
He would Pay.
They all would.
I'd burn this whole cesspool of a city to the ground util I'd exacted revenge on all of them.
Every. Single. Fucking. One."

Well, this book started off with one hell of a bang-you-very-much Prologue. I meaStars!!!
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Wit & Wonder Books
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
** ARC PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **

5 Hooker-tastic Stars!

Yeah I just said Hooker-tastic. Never thought I would come up with such a word. But wow this book. I finished it minutes ago and I can still feel the urge to press next page next page and nothing is happening I want MORE!

Question:
What would you do for your children?

Answer:
Anything…

I loved how we meet Emily aka Brandi, she is a strong fighting women who has more gumption in
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Red Cheeks Reads
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
‘The warm feeling that had invaded my chest remained, but my stomach fell into a nauseous churning. Somehow my body knew what I didn’t already. Marco Valenti would be the springboard in my life that caused everything to change.’

I am a longtime fan of Elisabeth Grace so when I say that this is her best bet you can know that I have read and loved quite a few of them. Full of suspense, surprises ad some of the sexiest scenes ever I was pulled in right away and once I started there was no way I could stop
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Kristie Verdurmen
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow! This book was so much more than I was expecting! This book has angst, sexual tension, love, and everything in between.

Emily isn't just a high priced booker, she's is an amazing mother who would do anything for her son.

Marco is sexy and high powered but sweet, he's commanding and sensual and just plain hot! Oh and did I mention he's from Italy!!!!


But seriously, that cliffy though! OH! MY! GOD!
Alissa
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
What the hell?! This was my first read by Elisabeth Grace and it won't be my last. The story is well written, fast paced with lots of mystery and suspense weaved into it. Oh, and a mother of a cliffhanger! This is why I wait to read books until the rest of the series is out. Moving onto Burn!!
Sonal
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hook is the first book in The Duplicity duet. Apart from the Insta-love, I really enjoyed this story, especially the big heartbreaking cliffhanger in the end. I hope all the mysteries are unraveled in the next book. I can't wait to see how this all will end.
Dawn Chic
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Ruth


This is basically erotic "Pretty Woman". Differences, of course. Mob themed, and the reason that "Brandi" does what she does...be an escort.

I found her to be a likable character, (though her saying the word "shiver" did get on my nerves after the first few times). Shes a strong woman who doesn't depend on anyone and doesn't whine about it.

Macro, was sexy, sweet, bossy AND Italian.. He sees a side to "Brandi" and knows theres more to her than what she does for a living.

This is a fast paced sto
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Miranda
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-owned
What a cliffhanger to end on! I need the next one!
Aphrodite
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pretty woman story with a lot more darkness. I love that she had a son that she will protect and do anything for.
Special needs children need a lot but give a lot more. I have one in my life and there's not an ounce of pity in my heart for them, only love and pride and hope for the future.
Of course, there was insta love but I really enjoyed the story.
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