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A killer new standalone from USA Today and International Bestselling Author, J.C. Valentine is coming soon!


A dissatisfied housewife. A gun for hire. He’s not looking to fall for his client…then again, he never had much choice.


Wife. Daughter. Murderer?

Faith

He was supposed to be my knight in shining armor. He was supposed to be my deliverance. But looks can be deceiving, and
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Renee
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Wife. Daughter. Murderer? Faith: He was supposed to be my knight in shining armor. He was supposed to be my deliverance. But looks can be deceiving, and now he's just in my way. After all of the lies, all of the deceptions, I need him gone, but despite my best efforts, he's still here and I'm out of ideas. It's time to call in a professional. I just wasn't expecting it to be him.
Declan: I've been in
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Deadly Deception by JC Valentine is the story of Declan and Faith.
Faith is a housewife who goes forward to hire a hit man (Declan) to take care of her husband. Things are what they seem which adds to the mystery. Declan usually stays emotionless to his 'customer's but there is something about Faith.
This was a page turner story wondering what was going to happen.
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Claudia
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Faith wants her husband dead and Declan is just the man to get it done. Faith tells Declan all the reasons on why her husband deserves to die. Once everything is laid out for him, he can see why he deserves to die. So Declan made plans on his final hit but he begins to feel things he never has. He feels sympathy and a strong attraction for her. Though the half hasn’t even been told. There is plenty of thrills, drama, and intrigue in this story to keep you guessing to the very end on who will liv ...more
Julia Leonard
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Faith is an unhappily married woman.
Glenn, her husband, she believes is cheating on her.
This story will keep you guessing until the very end.
I wish I could say more, but that would spoil it for you.
If you love a great mind boggling read, this is the book for you.
Racy
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Trying to decided where to start with this review. This is a book I really had to let sink in what I just read. A lot of times we as readers are able to figure out what direction the author is taking with the story and pretty much know how it ends. Well not with this story. Just when you think you have things figured out and all the twist of the story figured out the author throws you for another loop.

Faith was a house wife that really wanted out of her marriage. No matter what she done it seem
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Jenn Allen
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow! What a twisty, turning, edge of the seat story this is! I'm full of mixed emotions. I started off not feeling a connection with Faith and then as her story unfolds, my heart went out to her. Declan interested me from the start. This man with a dark job, dark secrets, but something pulled me to him. The story kept me flipping pages, kept me guessing and still was able to have me turning in circles. This book is different from others by this author and will leave you with your jaw o ...more
Kim
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow just Wow .. this book as so out of JC Valentines normal writing that .. just Wow ! The curiosity of the how and whys will have you turning the pages faster than you thought. I finished this book in 1 day !!

Declan’s BIGGEST rule is don’t lie to me. A man in his profession that hates lier’s I guess is smart only because he didn’t want to end up DEAD ..

When Faith answers an ad for a plumber she knew right from the beginning what she was doing .. OMG .. I DIDN’T !!

If I write any more I might spi
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Kathleen
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Thrilling and intriguing, dark romance.

I really liked this book. It took so many twists and turns to find out who the real villain was. It kept me riveted to the story with each turn of the page. A woman Faith, wants her cheating husband dead. So what does a scorned wife so, she hires a hit man. Declan answers her request on a website and what neither of them saw coming was their attraction to one another.

JC Valentine really knows how to keep her readers coming back for more. Excellent book.
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Alex ♈
Interesting idea, weak ending.
The ending ruined it for me.
Sandy S
Jul 18, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars-

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 18, 2019

A dissatisfied housewife. A gun for hire. He’s not looking to fall for his client…then again, he never had much choice.


Wife. Daughter. Murderer?

Faith

He was supposed to be my knight in shining armor. He was supposed to be my deliverance. But looks can be deceiving, and now he’s just in my way. After all of the lies, all of the deceptions, I need him gone, but despite my best efforts, he’s still here and I’m out of ideas. It’s time to call in a p
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Jennifer Pierson
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OH MY HELL! When I picked up this book, while I knew it was going to suspenseful, I NEVER saw what happened coming. The diabolically brilliant JC Valentine really did a number on me head. It's the story of Faith, a housewife who is sure her husband is cheating, and wants him dead. She's done her best to be the best wife she can be, and still, he's a terrible husband, so she's at her wits end. Faith tries to kill him herself several times, but none of those come to fruition, so she hires a hitman ...more
Christina Concus  (Midnight Reads)
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-read
Faith is not happy with her marriage.
She believes that Glenn, her husband, has someone on the side.
She is willing to do anything to get rid of him.
Declan is a hitman, that is looking into a fresh start after one more job.
Will Declan take the job and what will happen if he does?

This story had me hooked until the very last page. I never saw many of the twists coming and can truly say WOW!!!
I really can't tell you much more than that because I don't want to give anything away.
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Mary Mooney
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is one of those stories that has you thinking you know what is going to happen next but let me tell you that you would be guessing wrong.
Faith/Brenda wants out of her loveless marriage but if she divorces her husband, she will get nothing, And not having a decent job, she will be without a lot. So she has been trying to knock him off but he just won't die. So she decides to hire someone to do it for her.
Declan/Cal is a killer. After serving in the military, it seemed like the right job for
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Mary
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a crazy, unexpected, twisted and shocking journey. My struggle is how to review and not give anything away so that you can experience the incredible story I just devoured. Faith is unhappy in her life and believes she has the solution; she needs to get out of her loveless marriage and a hitman is just what she needs. Declan has honed his craft and is a master at killing while making everything seem like an accident. Such a strange and interesting man. He has come to a point where he feel ...more
Jean Dewsbury
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is truly a story of Deception, that you don't see coming.
Faith is one unhappy woman with her life and husband Glen, and her life choices. Declan is a hitman for hire.
Faith hires Declan to kill her cheating husband and leave that life behind. What she discovers is that she finds herself drawn to him and finds herself in a situation that she did not expected to be in. A husband that won't seem to die and a mother she despises, and a hitman.
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Barrie Mac
Jul 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Faith is a disgruntled housewife who has had enough. She hires Declan to kill her ungrateful husband. This book has an ending readers will never see coming. This was a quick read but the characters were not fully developed. The chemistry between Faith and Declan was missing...they both thought about each other but it was never fully developed to be believable. Overall, a decent quick read.

My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read.
Wendy Livingstone
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Faith is at the end of her tether with her cheating husband, and hires a sexy hit-man, Declan, to do a job for her. This is a well written story which is dark, twisted, gritty, thrilling and with secrets and suspense, which all lead to a compelling and poignant story. I was hooked and intrigued throughout this must read story, and recommend for all.
Ronda
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg this book so was good! Totally different and not what I expected at all but that’s what made it so great. I went in thinking it would go one way and then, hold on, wait, what? And it was off into another direction. This was a great departure from the norm and I highly recommend it to others!
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is a page turner and I was hooked from the first page. The story had so many twists and turns in it kept my head spinning. Faith decides she needs out of her unhappy life and loveless marriage and she finally runs out of options and hires a hitman. Declan is the best at his job making every hit look like an accident. Faith finds herself drawn to Declan in unexpected ways. Will she get everything that she wants- rid of her cheating husband and Declan? I can’t wait to see what this aut ...more
Amy Stephens
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always get excited when I find out JC Valentine's got a new story coming out. She's one of those authors I enjoy reading, even when her stories aren't my normal kinds of reads. I loved the blurb for Deadly Deception, but I was still a little on the fence about it, wondering if I could really get into such a darker type romance. Darker, yes, but when it involves a hit-man, I wasn't quite sure. Now, I'm scratching my head, wondering why on earth I ever had doubts because Deadly Deception was pre ...more
Lita Thomas
Deadly Deception by JC Valentine. I have read quite a few books by this author. So I was excited to read this story by her. This book was not what I expected. Faith is a beautiful young lady who is in a marriage she doesn't want to be in. She has gone so far as to try and get rid of him. When all her attempts are met with failure she decides to employ someone. She finds Declan. He is a well trained killer for hire. He loves his job but is at the point where is ready to get out of the business. S ...more
Sally Mieske
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Deadly Deception hooked me from page one! If you are looking for your next thrilling romance read, this is it! The plot has many twists and turns I never saw coming.

Faith wants out of her marriage. She’s the model housewife, keeps the house clean and dinner on the table for her husband when he gets home from work. She wants more out of life than her husband who she believes is cheating on her. If she leaves him, she gets nothing, she has resorted to murder.

Murderer for hire...Declan is the man
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Risa
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
JC freakin’ Valentine, everybody.
Slow. Effing. Clap.

So, first of all, I wouldn’t necessarily call this a “romance.” I would call it a thriller with romantic elements. That’s just my opinion and I’m honestly splitting hairs, lol. So, don’t let that keep you from reading this book because trust me, it’s an incredibly well-written story.
Calling the two main characters “hero” and “heroine” is a pretty big stretch, to be honest, lol. They’re both flawed in the extreme and the situations they’re in ar
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Lita Thomas
Aug 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Deadly Deception by JC Valentine. I have read quite a few books by this author. So I was excited to read this story by her. This book was not what I expected. Faith is a beautiful young lady who is in a marriage she doesn't want to be in. She has gone so far as to try and get rid of him. When all her attempts are met with failure she decides to employ someone. She finds Declan. He is a well trained killer for hire. He loves his job but is at the point where is ready to get out of the business. S ...more
Debs
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Declan may be a hitman, but he does have very strict rules he follows. Those have kept him alive throughout his life. Upon taking his last job before retiring, he breaks those rules for Faith and finds things are not what they seem. How will Declan complete his last job and maintain his own integrity? With a bit of romance, lots of suspense, some dark moments with twists & shocking reveals, it's a real page turner. **I received a copy of "Deadly Deception" and am voluntarily giving my honest rev ...more
Sharon
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an edge of your seat story that’s filled with twists and turns wherever you look! I really enjoyed reading this book, my first book by this author and she has produced an awesome book. It’s a brilliant read, well worth the time.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Kim
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow just Wow .. this book as so out of JC Valentines normal writing that .. just Wow ! The curiosity of the how and whys will have you turning the pages faster than you thought. I finished this book in 1 day !!

Declan’s BIGGEST rule is don’t lie to me. A man in his profession that hates lier’s I guess is smart only because he didn’t want to end up DEAD ..

When Faith answers an ad for a plumber she knew right from the beginning what she was doing .. OMG .. I DIDN’T !!

If I write any more I might sp
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Vickie Beams
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This book was intense and engrossing! I couldn't put it down. The book was brilliantly conceived and written! I loved it! ...more
R yatsko
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW!!
What an incredible journey...
..this book is packed with surprises

Love the suspense, twist and turns
..dark, intriguing, and intense...

A must read...
Peach
rated it it was ok
Aug 02, 2019
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J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn't sorry.

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