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For Jonathan Liam Delacroix Lemaitre II, everything revolved around the love of his life: Raven Shaw. But they were too young and too destructive.

Raven thought they would always be friends, yet Liam knew a different truth. The son to a vast Legacy, he is shipped off to Paris at a tender age, leaving Raven to fend for herself, full of questions and doubts.

Now, he has retu
Kindle Edition, 216 pages
Published August 21st 2016 by Blu Savant Press
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
If you could see my "Read" Shelf and the genre that I have been submerging myself in, then you would know that this is one of the few "romance" books that I have read. For going through a phase of reading only "High Fantasy" you know that this is on the other far side of the spectrum.

Why? Well, to be honest, I read this because of the blog tour, but damn, how happy I am that I did. I lost myself in this story of Liam and Raven. This was written with the reader in mind because every emotion, whet
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a ARC. Oh man I can tell you right now that this book was AMAZING!!!!! you could feel the love of Raven and Liam. I won't give too much away but Raven is fantastic main female character she was strong and always spoke her mind. As for Liam he was good too but for me he really didn't stand out as much Raven did, I feel like he allowed his family to control him too much but that's just my opinion. But once this epic book does comes out I will recommend that everyone should ...more
Janice Ross
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One thing I've come to expect from Amarie Avant is an emotional story. The love, the build up and the sexual aspect of this unforgettable couple was everything! Ms. Avant knows how to capture the attention of readers, force you to care, and then slowly take you through it. Covet is no exception.
I absolutely loved getting to know Raven and Liam, as the young friends grew into something much more. The plot unraveled as the past and present collided. It seemed like everyone had some kind of secret,
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.75

Cover buys! -- Sometimes they’re great, sometimes they suck. And sometimes they’re live Covet...You should really walk away but you just CAN’T!

This book was touted as a Romantic Mystery which drew my attention in the first place, well that and the cover. I like pretty people okay? Anyway, when this book came across my kindle recommendations, I was in the mood for a mystery romance. Something more than a book about a couple falling in love and having to get over their trials and tribu

As close friends, Raven and Liam looked after each other, stood together against the world and had a brilliant supportive relationship . . . . until the day they kissed. That was when Liam left, sent away to Paris. Now he’s back. Their attraction to each other is as strong as ever but both have changed in the intervening years and trust doesn’t come easy. He’s changed the most dramatically, no longer overweight but now the epitome of tall, athletic and handsome. Has his personality changed, too? ...more

Title: Covet: Deceptive Desires
Author: Amarie Avant
Publisher: Blu Savant Press
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Covet: Deceptive Desires" by Amarie Avant

My Thoughts....

Definitely a attention Grabber!

Be ready for a little bit of it all as this author will take you through lots of 'deception, drama
hurt, secrets and lies' with all the twist and turns with such emotions that will keep you on the edge of your seat. What will happen to these two young friends .... lovers....Raven and Lia
Pam Nelson
40% DNF - ARC

Just to choppy, I kind of get where the story was going but it just didn't flow well for me.
I am sorry I just couldn't finish.

All the best to this author, but this book just didn't do it for me, sorry.

*All my Reviews are 100% honest and my own.*
Michelle  Davis
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given an Advanced Copy of this book to post an honest review. Let's get the overview out of the way first. This book is centered around two main characters, Liam and Raven. They are surrounded by shadowy individuals such as Elise, Jonathon, Charlene, Monica, Chris, Damon, Alvin and just a few others to help round out this peculiar cast. Liam and Raven are childhood friends that have had a connection almost from their very first encounter. Raven was in many ways Liam's protector and the mor ...more
Karen's Bookshelf
****ARC given in exchange for honest review***

Liam and Raven are childhood friends who whenever you saw one you saw the other. Raven couldn't remember a day that she didn't have Liam by her side, until one day when he was abruptly ripped from her life. Raven never thought, that after almost 4 years, that Liam would walk back into her life, With the reappearance of Liam comes startling revelations that change what they thought they knew and force them look at each other differently.
This story had
Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given this book as an ARC reader for my honest review. I loved it and Liam mother I can't wait to see what happens to her. I loved Raven and Liam together , but in my opinion Liam did not have a backbone maybe in the next book he will . I can say all that I want to say b/c it will give away to much of the story but I can't wait for the next book and Sept 29 the is to long for me. (Lol)
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
what a start to a series. I can tell it's all gonna be
Nov 23, 2018 marked it as to-read
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For Jonathan Liam Delacroix Lemaitre II, everything revolved around the love of his life: Raven Shaw. But they were too young and too destructive.

Raven thought they would always be friends, yet Liam knew a different truth. The son to a vast Legacy, he is shipped off to Paris at a tender age, leaving Raven to fend for herself, full of questions and doubts.

Now, he has returned to town and determined to get back in her good graces. Gone is the clumsy, fa
Aug 11, 2016 rated it liked it
I was given a copy of the arc for review purposes. It has in no way affected my review.

The story revolves around two childhood friends Liam and Raven. Liam is the rich heir to a fortune and Raven is the parentless average child. Even though they are from complete opposite sides of the tracks they become fast friends. Suddenly his parents send him away to Paris to live with his grandfather. Raven is devastated. She's been raised by her grandparents and is very wary of other people. Even though sh
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Aug 29, 2016 marked it as cover-reveal-or-released-or-blitz
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Romance, Coming of age, New Adult

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COVET Deceptive Desires #1


For Jonathan Liam Delacroix Lemaitre, everything revolved around the love of his life: Raven Shaw. But they were too young and too destructive.
Raven thought they would always be friends, yet Liam knew a different truth. The son to a vast Legacy, he is shipped off to Paris at a tender age, leaving Raven to fend for herself, full of questions and doubts.
Now, he is back in town and determined to get back in her good graces. Gone is
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Interesting storyline

I continue to love Liam and Raven. Liam and Raven still love each other and they have a child together. What is going to happen next?
Shanta Gray
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book has so many twists that it will leave you with your mouth hanging open. Raven has had a tough life growing up. Not being raised by her mom and not knowing who her father is. Lucky for her she had two loving and supportive grandparents in her corner along with her best friend Liam. Liam comes from a well to do family who looks down on Raven for more reasons than one but as kids they never knew why. Being attracted to Raven, Liam is caught kissing her and is sent away to Paris by his mom ...more
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy of this book. This is my review and how I see it. Amarie Avant, I am so mad right now and you are so wrong for what transpires here. The book is just that good and suspenseful, I never saw that coming.

This story is about Jonathan Liam Lemaitre and Raven Shaw, best friend since they were little, until Liam was ripped out of her life by his mother and sent to France. In their senior year of high school Liam reconnects with Raven to claim the love of his life. Raven is da
Lynda Garcia
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nail Biting!

So..I was conflicted about Raven's age. first...but then I realized this young lady's life was impacted at an early age...even though she was sexually innocent..she was chronologically older....Liam was also forced to grow up early....their parental units were very dysfunctional...Raven had her grandparents thankfully and Liam had his eccentric grandparents who were devoid off maternal and paternal instincts..Elise is your quintessential spoiled princess who would do anything t
Crystal Franklin
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story is about Liam and Raven. The story starts with them as teenagers, seniors in high school. It tells us how their friendship developed, got lost for a minute and reconnected. I liked the connection of the two even as teenagers. The romance was done tastefully and you can feel the love the two felt for each other. Liam is rich and privileged but he is down to earth despite his upbringing. Raven was raised by her grandparents because her mom gave her away, she didn’t know who her dad was. ...more
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was ok

The 5 star reviews fooled me into reading this. I believe in unbiased views when reading a novel. Whether I'm a huge fan or a newbie to your work I believe in giving a fair review. So here goes my opinion of this novel: This book was lacking. There was no clear direction at times. Raven was too extra for me and Liam well he was just Liam. Nothing flowed smoothly to me. It was all choppy and erratic. It jumped from one scene to another with no real clear time line. It just seemed to me as t
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great Read

I loved this book. RAVEN, the heroin was strong, loving, loyal and a fighter. She knew what she wanted. The secondary characters were amazing and helped in making this story so great. Liam is another story...I was so disappointed in his sorry @$$ that started to put the book down...but I didn't and I'm glad kept reading.. This book was so real that's why I kept going but Liam needs to grow some BALLS REAL FAST! He needs to be taken down a couple pegs and I feel Raven is going to fix hi
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
I am having a difficult time leaving this rating at 2 stars. I would love to bump it down to 1! Why are there so many 5 star ratings here?

The book was difficult to read, the dialect was certainly questionable and the characters were unbelievable. It was painful to read - I kept wishing I was at the end.

Raven and Liam are not people that I would enjoy being around. It was as if they didn't even know one another. Their descriptions of each other varied from page to page and any attraction between
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
Deceptive is the right title

I wanted to love the book . But, I just couldn't . I found all of the characters to be annoying down to their five-year-old daughter . I found myself scratching my head and saying " wait, what!" at some of the plot twists . Frankly, by the end of the book I was just bored and could care less what happens to these folks. I enjoyed the first book in the series and had waiting excitedly for the second , but I'm very disappointed . This would have been a much better book
Penny Leidecker
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First, I just want to say that I absolutely love Raven. She is a strong, feisty woman that doesn't take crap from anyone! This is a book that will keep you turning pages until you get to the end, and man what an ending! There are so many secrets in this book and I can't wait for the next book to see what is exposed. I won't give you any spoilers, but I really think this is a great book. I won't say anything bad about Liam, but I hope he can redeem himself, lol.
Tina Young
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This is my first Amarie Avant book, but it will definite not be my last. I'm finding to read book 2 of this Intriguing 'Deceptive Desires' series. Liam and Raven story, "Covet", tugs at your heart, especially for readers who love to read about destined lovers. I hate Elise, and I hate Jonathan's weak behind even more. I started reading the sneak peek for book two, and now I'm upset that it ended so quickly.
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WHAT?????? OMG NOOOO!!! I'm so confused right now. Wow okay!! The secrets, the lies, and the manipulation!! That should be the name of this book. My heart breaks for Raven and Liam buddy you are on my s**t list!! How are you going to what you did years ago to her again!!! Jonathan punk ass ain't s**t and I need for someone to off Elise!!
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
**I was given a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review*** Review to follow...

3.5 mystery-filled angsty stars!!!
Lebrondae Shei
Jan 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
Such a disappointment and let down

One of the worse books I have read in a long time!! And I purchased 2 and 3 before reading the first instalment!!! I will never do that again; a lesson learnt. There is no emotive language, no transition structure from one page to another, no show just straight up tell, very unbelievable storyline from the standpoint of the heroine side, which does not convey that Raven has any emotional pain from the abandoning from her mother and her so called baby-father. Who
Mar 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ir-romance
Contains Spoilers: This book was a struggle to read. There were too many characters and subplots that made no sense, as well as grammatical errors and disjointed writing. Liam, a wealthy creole, French white man and Raven, an African-American woman with blue eyes were best friends from the age of two. When they were fourteen, Liam was sent away. They're now 17 and 18 year old seniors in high school and they get back together. Raven always blamed Liam for deserting her as if a fourteen year old h ...more
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