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Deadly Deception

(Rogue Security #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  23 reviews
2020 International Digital Awards Finalist

When her mother disappears, Jessica Hargrove's life begins to unravel. And her problems are only just beginning. A horrible secret has been revealed, threatening to destroy three generations of her family, and the one person who may be able to help her is the man she's never stopped loving, the man who once broke her heart....

Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 16th 2018 by Forever Yours
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Heather 123
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it

What an incredible story! It starts out with Jessica's mother going missing, but you get a tiny hint that she suspected something was happening right before she disappeared. Then Jessica reaches out to a friend who happens to be with her ex boyfriend, for help. The ex boyfriend of course shows up with the friend much to Jessica's dismay as she never wanted to see him again. Jessica's stepfather blows off her mother's disappearance but Sean and Luke take her concern
Jan 11, 2018 rated it liked it
OK I enjoyed reading this book, so author please don't get discouraged. Just pick one plot and run with it. You had good WIPs to start a few more stories, instead of piling them all into one book and distracting readers from a nice read.

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

books are love
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received in exchange for a honest review.

This will be a difficult book to read if you have any triggers. It was difficult for me with one of the topics because it is so hard to hear of something like what happened happening to young ones. Other than the hard topic which was handled in a delicate way that helps with reading it, this was a really good book.

Sean is at a crossroads. He loves his job but when he sees Jess, he has his feelings crop up once again. He has always loved her and was hurt
Eva Scalzo
deadly deception picks up detective sean burke's story (we met him in book one of the rogue security series, risky redemption). unlike the first book, the events in deadly deception are told in a more straightforward manner. but there are plenty of twists and turns with the central mystery.

sean burke is back in ramona, ca as part of a mandatory leave of absence after his off the book actions in risky redemption. the last thing he expects is to run into jessica hargrove, the woman who shattered
Miriam Wolfe
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

This is not your typical romantic suspense story as there are some pretty heavy subjects that are dealt with as the story unfolds. There really is just so many things that poor Jess has to deal with that if I was her, I would be curled up in the fetal position and not want to leave there.

First, Jess finds out that her mother is missing, she overhears her stepfather and Sean talking and learns that Hal lied to both of them which resulted in them
Bette Hansen
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have mixed emotions about this one. This book had a LOT going on. Maybe a little too much at times. It did however keep my interest all the way through. Some of the twists the story took I could see coming, some where real surprises. There isn't a ton of action in this one. It's more mystery than suspense, not that there's anything wrong with that I just expected more action and adventure. Sean and Jessica have a past. One that has left Jessica bitter but she knows that Sean is her best bet in ...more
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one full packed action, adventure and intrigue story that I absolutely loved reading from start to finish. The author has done such an outstanding job with this book and totally deserves the 5 stars Ive given, just wished I could have given more as it really deserves more. Fantastic storyline that really grabs your attention, the amazing characters that keep you turning the pages, the action and adventure that keeps you on the edge of your seat and the romantic that makes the whole story ...more
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Second chance romantic suspense with (trigger warning) child pornography.

Jessica mother is missing. Her ex-husband is demanding custody of their daughter. Into this chaos walks the high school boyfriend who broke her heart. Sean is an LAPD cop who is reevaluating his career choices. Into his life walks the high school girlfriend who broke his heart. Sean is back in his hometown and decides to help Jessica. They begin to unravel her twisted family history and rebuild their relationship. They
Pelusa Rivera
While I can't say that I didn't enjoy it, there was so much stuff thrown at you, we had a lot of different subjects and story lines. I get it the author wanted are attention, but maybe focus on one and avoid so much repetition. I am not going to bash the author, I mean as I said it did capture my interest and I continues to read. I liked Sean and he showed his Jess, mmmm wasn't so sure about, yes she was going thru a lot, that is a given but she should have fought harder for Sean..
Maureen Bonatch
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The characters drew me into the story and the suspense kept me turning the pages. A fabulous story that had me staying up late to read just one more chapter.
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

This is a new author for me. I loved the book. I was completely enthralled right from the beginning. There were so much intrigue and suspense going on with this book. I had a hard time putting it down. I just kept thinking just to the end of the chapter. HA HA no, I HAD to keep reading. The characters were delightful (especially the little girl Callie!!!) I just wanted to hug her.

If you love suspense
Pamela Mitchell
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book completely took me over as soon as I started reading with memorable characters who showed real emotions, mystery, deception, family drama, second chance romance and so much more. This fast-paced plot had me flipping pages faster than ever to find out what was going to happen next.

I really liked the chemistry, dynamic and sweet love story between LAPD detective Sean Burke and single mother Jessica Hargrove. Even though this is the second book in the Rogue Security series by new-to-me
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love a good second chance romance, and it was great to see Jessica and Sean find their way back to each other. This was a really interesting book with a lot of action to keep things interesting. The romance was my favorite part, and the ending was so satisfying!

The plot definitely felt fresh and unique, and I was very invested in finding out the truth. Yes, there was a lot going on, but I wouldn't say it was too much. It definitely touches on some tough topics and ended up being a little
Sharon Buchbinder
Jessica Hargrove's mother vanishes and her life begins to unravel. At every turn, there are family secrets and deception. Can the man she once loved and lost be the person to help her find truth, justice, and redemption? Or will they fall down the rabbit hole of despair. A gut-wrenching, fast-paced tale that will make you hold your loved ones tighter. Five shiny stars and a big box of tissues for this story.
Yvonne Cruz
Dec 29, 2017 rated it liked it
This is not an easy book to review. In trying to make the plot interesting, the author ended up with not one but multiple plots moving at the same time. She tried to make the story a suspenseful romance, but it had plots upon plots. E.I. A murder, suspense, maybe a second chance at love, deceit, child pornography, dometic abuse, an evil ex, dysfunctional family etc, I felt as if I was on a merry go round that never stopped. One I truly wanted to depart promptly.
The one positive note was the male
Book Him Danno
Jan 06, 2018 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars out of 5

Deadly Deception plot was all over the place to the point readers might wonder what the point of the story is. Marissa Garner has the ability to write a well crafted story but gets loss in the details. Murder, Child Pornography, family lies, kidnapping, second chance romance, secrets and that is just a few themes that float in and out of the story. Having read others by this author I know she is able to create a story but she throw everything into them and you almost wonder
Casi McLean
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fast-paced thriller with second chance romance

What if you woke up one morning and discovered a horrible family secret? When Jessica Hargroves mother vanishes, she uncovers deception that threatens her entire family. And LAPD Detective Sean Burke, her ex-flame, is the only person who can help.

Marisa Garner weaves a fast-paced thriller in Deadly Deception with twists and turns that will hold your attention from page one and keep you reading to the end.

If you love gripping thrillers with hot,
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good suspenseful story and a second chance romance. When Jess's mother goes missing, her old flame is the one she needs for help, especially since her stepfather insists his wife is just off pouting. There is some serious subject matter in the story that is thought provoking. The pace was good and Sean is a good and strong hero. Jess is a stressed out woman trying to raise a daughter because her ex is a spoiled entitled jerk. She knows something is terribly wrong and is a good protective mom ...more
Lovey Dovey Books
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The second installment in Marissa Garner's Rogue Security series is absolutely heart-stopping! Deadly Deception opens with the discovery that Jessica Hargrove's mother has gone missing. Was she kidnapped? Or did she decide to hide out at a friends house to blow off steam? Sean Burke, the man who broke her heart, happens to be in town on vacation from the LAPD and decides he's the man to find Jessica's mother, no matter what. The investigation is intense and the secrets uncovered heartbreaking. ...more
Colleen Van Buskirk
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Lucie Nelson
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Mitchell Wood
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Feb 08, 2018
Sofia Lazaridou
rated it it was ok
Jan 16, 2018
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whoa. This book is intense. The subject matter of child pornography caught me by surprise. The events as they unfold in the story kept me riveted, from the mysterious disappearance of Jessicas mom to wondering what happened to Jessicas daughter. The budding relationship between Jessica and Sean is sweet. This is one of those books that led me to sacrifice sleep for reading time. Five big stars. ...more
Livia Quinn
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Oct 09, 2018
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Celia Lewis
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Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story starts off as a mystery about where / why / and what happened to Jess's mother, Molly. The reader is left in the dark, about what really happened to her, and the author slowly gives us information. We learn that Molly's car breaks down and she decides to walk home, after her husband of 26 years doesn't show up to help her...... she hears noise in the backyard - noise she heard before but thought she would never hear again. Jess questions her stepdad about where her mom is.... and never ...more
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Im Marissa Garner. Im a wife, writer, chocoholic, and animal lover, not necessarily in that order. As a little girl, I cut pictures of people out of my mothers magazines and turned them into characters in my simple stories. Now I write sexy paranormal romantic suspense, steamy contemporary romance, and edgy romantic thrillers. I live in sunny Southern California with my husband, but enjoy ...more

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