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Deception: The act of deceiving someone.

That became a pattern in my life. It was the way the chips fell. I'm destined to be that girl that fell for the wrong guy. If he was a liar and a cheat, I found him or he found me. It didn’t really matter how it happened, it just always did.

But when I met Jake, I thought he was different. He was just a guy trying to get by, much like
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Published October 2018
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DJ Sakata
Favorite Quote:

I would have waited a lifetime to hear those words, but I’m glad I didn’t have to.

My Review:

While I haven’t read her entire body of work, of those books that I have read I have concluded that C.A. Harms excels in writing highly engaging and poignant NA romances with generous helpings of angst, scorching sensual steam, and irreverent and highly amusing humor. This observation continues forward although her current book was considerably lighter on the humor and heavier on the angst
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Shari Kay
Nov 12, 2018 marked it as not-for-me
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Tracy *To the point Reviews*
DNF

Both MC's didn't hold any appeal for me. After the initial betrayal, I lost interest in the way they had to dance through all kinds of issues to be together.

Maybe i'll get back to it later. I find that sometimes when there's too much drama, and the whole book is focused on it, whatever could be a semblance of life in the background dies. There is no sense of days, events, surroundings. Just drama...
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
This is the first book I have read by C A Harms and pleasantly surprised. It was emotional. It was heartbreaking. It was genuine.

Blair has been hurt many times by different people in her life. Her last boyfriend was a cheat and a junkie and nothing mattered to him more than getting another fix so when she meets Jake she is hit with instant lust and fantasizes about him constantly but she knows it will not go anywhere. They both reach a breaking point and act on the attraction they feel (view sp
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Sannia
Why does nearly every second chance romance goes hand in hand with secret baby. Not enough that H is with others. Just twist the knife in further.
A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
First I love CA Harms, I've read so many of her books and I hadn't read one quite like this. At first it was chaotic, there were so many things happening at one time but I loved Blair. I loved her heart and wanted to protect her. The author has the ability to SUCK YOU IN to the story. I loved that it was told in dual POV, so you got to see what Jake's intentions were and how he was ready to change his life for her. I also think that she has a soft spot for guys in uniform #dontworrymetoogirl

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Gwen Shafer
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Falling for the bad boy. The wrong guy that turns out to be so much more.Yep another great book from C.A Harms. Freaking loved it from beginning to end. Page turning twisted emotional steamy enjoyable. Everything you want in a great story line. Gripping from beginning to end. I absolutely love Jake. I didnt like him at the beginning once I figured out what he was doing but once he did what was right he was a great guy. Great storyline with amazing characters . I am hoping to get Sadie's story. H ...more
Amy [The Little Bookworm]
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blair is a twenty-something, young woman who bartends and has a crush on her co-worker Jake. Jake isn’t who he seems though, he has a hidden agenda to help his family and to spy on Blair to get information about her ex. What he didn’t expect was to fall for this girl and he would do anything to keep her safe from his family.

Blair hasn’t had things easy in life, she doesn’t trust many. When he co-worker Jake starts to show attention to her and makes her feel wanted, needed and just safe she can’
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Heather andrews
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jake sometimes needs reminding to put clothes on, "...crawl from the bed. Looking back over my shoulder I find her staring at my *** as she bites her lip. “Put some pants on.” She attempts to hide the fact that she obviously enjoys the view." I liked this book, I loved Jake.
Crystal B
3.5*
Olivia
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ugh.

2 Stars because I'm feeling generous. Editing needed. SPOILERS!!!
Stop reading if you don't want to know why I gave it 2 stars!!
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I hate books that have our H so in love and heartbroken because he lost the h that he's with someone else but picturing the h. Give me a break, after that I didn't give 2sh!ts. Plus, he becomes best friends with a ex-friend that repeatedly cheated on our h with her ex-bf.....crazy. You don't get over that type of betrayal. I've read a couple of books by t
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Jennifer
I'll have to admit, going in to this book, based on the blurb, I had a few pre-conceived notions about where this book was going. I knew, from the blurb, that it was a second chance romance, that the female character was somehow deceived by the male, betrayed by him, and that they had a child together. I had a few thoughts going on in my head. I mean, how many different things could a man do where he hides his identity from the female in question, and she still be willing to forgive him in the e ...more
Julie
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved it!

I found it quite entertaining. Not a boring moment for me, and Jack, oh my, I want one! I recommend it to everyone.
Nancy Metsch
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How do I describe how I felt about this book. It was simply amazing and that's really not a strong enough word.
CA went out of the box with this book. Money, drugs and sex never make a good combination. And when your selling for a crime family your life is always in danger. Do not steal from them and don't think you can get away. They will find you. Enter Blair and Jake.
Blair is an innocent in all this mess. Yet she become a pawn. This book is really heart stopping and will keep you on the edg
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TheGuideToRomanceNovels
P E R F E C T!
Secret baby it is!! Even though from the title i can figure it out, but nothing beats actually going through eh event. This is also what i LOVE, a story that keeps me interested and wanting more. This is a beautiful story of the wrong time turned beautiful! Blair may be young, but not stupid...well, she definitely knows how to chose them. After a string of terrible dates and men, she strives for a new beginning. What she finds is, herself falling for the sexy bartender manager wher
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Sharon Jones
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I literally have no words in how to describe how magnificent this book is. CA Harms has written a book that will stay with me for quite some time.
All the characters add to the story in their own way. And every single character within this story have their own HEA in one form or another.
Blair and Jake have a bit of a whirlwind relationship. And then it all comes crashing down in a big, big way.
But what I liked most was that Jake never gave up, and went on to be the man he thought Blair deserved.
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Kaye Mack
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This was a fantastic book!

I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but this book was so much more than I could've guessed.

Blair hasn't had the best track record with guys, but when she starts working with Jake their connection is instant and the chemistry is off the charts. Their moments together are sweet, sexy and you can almost see their future together on the horizon.

However, unbeknownst to Blair, Jake is not quite who he says he is. When Blair is hurt and finds out the he's a fraud, she leaves h
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Kim  Brewing
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blair really has the worst luck with men....but things are looking up.
Jake and Blair have enough chemistry to to burn the bar where they are both working down and eventually give in to the attraction. Things with Jake are not as Blair believes and that is what takes off with this story.

I love the writing style and the story, I just didn't fall in love with Jake until almost the end. I felt Blair's reactions to be believable and even though I didn't like the actions of one of the characters and k
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Tammy
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book! This was definitely a binge read for me, I just couldn’t put it down. I’m sitting here, having just finished reading it and I’m so emotionally wrapped up in this story that I can’t stop thinking about it. Yep, I officially have a book hangover :-) Jake is amazing. I went through different opinions of him throughout this book but trust me, he’s a keeper! I was so drawn into this story that my heart didn’t just wrap itself around Jake and Blair, but the side characters as well. S ...more
Erica
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you follow my reviews you know I love CA Harms. And while I've devoured each and every book that she's written none were quite like this.
Blair has the worst taste in men, as in these guys are not just jerks, her last put her life in danger.
She takes a bartending job and crushes on her co worker Jake. The attraction is mutual but she's skittish after her last relationship.
As things progress she thinks he's different, that is until she finds out he's not who he says he is.
Jake while stuck in a
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Clare
A good story.
Zoe
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW..... This author has excelled in my opinion with this book, It is beautifullywritten and the storyline flowed really well and was easy to follow,  I definitely got emmersed into this journey with all these amazingly albeit some a little broken people, There is some heartbreakingly beautiful moments and definitely some heartwarming times in this book.

Jake and Blair's story is definitely something that needs to be read the journey is bumby, beautiful and absolutely with a few twists. I loved a
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Tara -Sexy Book Divas
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
CA Harms never disappoints. Deception is hands down one of my favorite books from her. It’s beautiful written and the storyline flows amazingly. It’s also out of the box for CA and I love that. Money, drugs, sex totally right up my alley.

Blair and Jakes journey is amazing. The twists and the turns that come at you will have you in the edge of your sets. Jake is the guy from the family everyone knows and fears. Blair is an innocent in everything that happens.

If I could give this book more then
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Meredith
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was blown away by this book. I literally stopped what I was doing and read this book all day and got it done in one day. You are drawn in from the start and man does the author put you through the emotional ringer. I fell in love with Jake from the start. He has bad boy persona with a heart of gold. Blair has had a rough go of it. She has built on that and it made her the strong woman she is now. Amazing book with wonderful characters.
Konny
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Deception by CA Harms is a full length, standalone romance novel that captivated me from the first chapter.
Meet Blair, she's a young woman, works as bartender and has a crush on her co-worker, Jake.
Jake is a mystery man, he has his own agenda and it's not a good one regarding Blair. He has athe task to spy on her.
When the truth comes out, the whole truth, Blair is devastated and together with her best friend she leaves the bar, the home and the region. She builds a new life and seems to get set
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Michele
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Blair is a woman who always picks the wrong guy. Working as a bartender she meets Jake, a guy that makes the women swoon, including Blair. They connect and their chemistry is off the charts. But Jake has a secret that could destroy what they have. Is Blair picking the wrong guy once again, or can they get past it all and get their happily ever after.

C.A. Harms does not disappoint. Deception is a book I could not put down. It's a definite page turner with everything you want in a suspenseful roma
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Deborah Harrell-jones
Reviewed by Deborah from Alpha Book Club
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To begin here I am at a lost for words because I was so excited to read this novel by C.A. First, the story line of betrayal, lies and revenge is what pulled me in. Blair meets Jake when she starts working for him after her boyfriend leaves her in a bind. What she doesn’t realize is that Jake isn’t who he says he is. They have a few stolen nights with one another until all his lies come out of the darkness. With her life hanging in a world of fear she lea
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Lauren
This story is an emotional roller coaster. Every time I thought it was working out, it hit a fall. I read this story in one sitting and was satisfied throughout. I found the writing style easy to follow, the characters likeable and storyline and emotional roller coaster.
This book comes in two parts. Before the deception and after the deception.
I really liked Blair and I was glad that after a little while, she started to stand up for herself. She had been through crap with Nate and wasn’t looki
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Marnie
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
dɪˈsɛpʃ(ə)n, “the act of making someone believe something that is not true.”

That person is Jake, and oh my, he shapes up to be all kinds of exceptionally good and sexy bad boy!

Oxymoron you might say, but I tell you, it is right here between the pages of CA Harm’s new book, Deception. And with a title like that, you know that there has to be a lot of forgiveness involved. Forgetting though? Absolutely not. Jake is one gorgeous tattooed man endeavouring to be the best person he can in spite of his
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