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If You Deceive by Kresley Cole
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Dec 30, 2013

it was amazing
bookshelves: scarred-heroes, historical-romance, highlanders, victorian, revenge, favorites, virgin-heroines, retellings

If You Deceive
5 Stars

Years after being horribly disfigured and ruining the man responsible, Ethan MacCarrick has a chance encounter with the man’s daughter, Madeline Van Rowen, and vows to continue his vengeance by taking her as his mistress and discarding her. Fortunately for Ethan, his best laid plans go awry when he finds himself falling for the feisty Maddy.

The first two books in the series were not all that appealing but If You Deceive more than makes up for their shortcomings, and I agree wholeheartedly with everyone who raves about this book - it is absolutely fabulous!

Maddy is an amazing heroine. She faces each and every challenge that comes her way with courage and tenacity, and sees beyond the surface of Ethan’s scarred visage and tough exterior to the heroic and worthy man beneath.

Although scarred both physically and emotionally, Ethan knows what he wants and will stop at nothing to attain it. In this case, Maddy is what he wants and nothing will stand in his way.

Together Ethan and Maddy make an intense couple. There scenes together range from outrageously funny to heartwarmingly romantic to scorchingly sexy.

All in all, an incredible story and I will definitely be reading it again soon.
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Reading Progress

December 30, 2013 – Shelved
December 30, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
December 30, 2013 – Shelved as: scarred-heroes
December 30, 2013 – Shelved as: historical-romance
December 30, 2013 – Shelved as: highlanders
January 18, 2014 – Started Reading
January 20, 2014 – Shelved as: victorian
January 20, 2014 – Shelved as: revenge
January 20, 2014 – Shelved as: favorites
January 20, 2014 – Shelved as: virgin-heroines
January 20, 2014 – Finished Reading
September 28, 2017 – Shelved as: retellings

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