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Deception (Love on the Edge) [Kindle Edition]

Sharon Cullen
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The true threat lies within the heart…

Kate McAuley once thought Lucas Barone loved her, and returned that love for all she was worth—until the day he walked away without a word. Now, four years later she answers a knock on her door and finds Luke on her doorstep, broken, bleeding and unconscious. He brings with him all kind of emotions, and all kinds of questions. Where has he been? Why did he leave? And what’s an accountant doing with wounds like these?

As a covert ops specialist with the U.S. government, Luke deceived, betrayed and conned so many people he couldn’t keep them straight—except Kate. Their time together was magical, until the call came and he was forced to walk away. For four long years, memories of her have kept him alive and sane. Now, hunted by his own government, desperate and injured, Kate is the only one he can trust.

Kate’s innocent phone call for help sets in motion an evil that reaches the highest echelons of political power. With accusations of murder and treason hanging over their heads, it’ll take every ounce of Luke’s training, intelligence—and Kate’s trust—to keep them alive.

Product Details

  • File Size: 173 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (July 22, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001DUGN2U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #530,611 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deception October 9, 2009
By M. Nix
Format:Kindle Edition
Eighteen months ago, Lukas Barone walked out of Katherine McAuley's life without a word. He just disappeared. Kate never got over Luke, but she managed to move on with her life - until he shows up again telling her he needs her. Less than a day later, after Luke tells Kate about his undercover profession and that some very powerful people are after him, they're on the run. Kate has no choice but to trust the man who broke her heart; her life depends on it.

Deception is exciting from first page to last. I love how it starts and how it ends. In between, there's a lot of suspense and tender emotion. Kate had a very rough time when Luke disappeared. He has to earn her trust back, which isn't too hard since it's staring them in the face and threatening their lives. The angst between Kate and Luke is real and so is the danger in Deception.

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30 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deception February 1, 2009
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Katherine McAuley couldn't believe her eyes when she looked out of the peephole and saw Luke Barone standing in her doorway. One day eighteen months ago, he had just vanished from her life. Now he was asking for her help, and when Kate opened the door to tell him to go away, he fell through unconscious. She had just started to get her life back together, and now Luke was back, but she didn't know if she could survive the heartbreak of his absence when he left her again. Kate knew she should get him out of her house as soon as humanly possible to save her already tortured soul.

Luke Barone was an IATT operative, but even he didn't know what was going on, and needed a place to lay low to find out. He had been attacked when he returned home, and based on his injuries, he knew without a doubt he wasn't supposed to survive. He had missed his Katie the entire time he had been gone, and knew he wasn't fit to be around her, but couldn't think of anywhere else to go. Luke desperately needed to reconnect with the woman that had become the center of his being. He was shocked though to see the changes in Kate. She obviously had been through some type of trauma. Her changes weren't just physical because he could see the haunted and pained look in her eyes. The biggest change he noticed was that she wasn't painting anymore. He wondered why something that was such a large part of her was now missing. Before he could think about it for long, he heard an intruder. Relying on his gut instinct telling him to get out, he grabbed Kate, but was forced to kill the intruder that he had always known as a peer and coworker.

As severely injured as he was, Luke now knew they were against a formidable foe, and he vowed to protect Kate even if the price was his life.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining June 19, 2009
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Not bad for a freebie. Good character development. I felt for Kate and Luke as a couple but thought the plot re their arch nemisis could have used a little more work.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Summer Read From Start To Finish August 7, 2009
I love this novel and found it to be a great read! It draws you in from the very start and keeps you interested through the end of the novel. The characters are well developed and likable. Plus the dialogue between characters is good too. The mix of mystery & romantic-suspense is perfect. The novels ending had some cheesiness to it, which is why I gave this novel a 4 out of 5 rating.... But the slightly cheesy ending isn't enough for me not to recommend this novel to others though.

This is the first novel I've read by Sharon Cullen & I look forward to reading more of her novels in the future.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Had its moments... July 7, 2009
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This was a Kindle freebie, and was an okay read. It had some suspenseful parts, but the pacing was slow-ish overall. The romance was okay, but there wasn't enough tension/sizzle between the characters, so it didn't "wow" me. I did finish it, though, so it gets 3 stars.
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1.0 out of 5 stars deception December 19, 2009
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YAWN...I tried to like it. I read it to the 50% mark before I admitted that life is way too short to waste on this book. It was a cheesy romance. No suspense, no chemistry, no plot, and silly dialogue.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Deception October 6, 2009
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It was an enjoyable book.Got this for free as a kindle download.Made the time at work pass by faster.Some parts of the book dragged a bit in the beginning, but it was okay :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars fast paced, good story, steamy romance December 21, 2014
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Well written if a bit predictable. However enough twists to keep it interesting. Very well depicted steamy love scenes. Could.have used a bit more character devopment
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More About the Author

After earning a degree in journalism from Ohio University Sharon found that the stories inside her head were more interesting than what was going on in the world around her. Yet, it wasn't until years later that she decided to pursue her secret dream of writing a romance novel. Since then she's been published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance and contemporary romance. The Notorious Lady Anne is her first historical romance.

Sharon's other job descriptions include chauffer, laundress, cook and mediator to her three very busy kids, her husband and two dogs. She lives in southwest Ohio with her brood although her dream is to someday retire to St. Maarten and live on the beach.

If you'd like to find out more about Sharon and her books, you can visit her at her blog or her website. She's addicted
to social networking so you can find her on Facebook and Twitter. Friend her! Like her! Follow her! She'd love to hang out with you and talk about her passion--books.

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