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Desert Deception Paperback – November 24, 2016
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Like always, her romance and suspense intertwines until the very last page, which keeps you flipping them and reading until you reach the end, no stopping. It's a balance, and one she does particularly well.
I haven't been reading lately, I haven't been in the mood, but I'm glad this was the book I chose to start with when I picked something up to read again.
Thanks for another awesome read, Susanne.
I look forward to where you take it after this.
This is a mystery/romance story with lots of adventure and sizzle.
Casey (Cassandra) Stevens left her hometown after high school (overweight, bullied, and a misfit) never wanting to see Fortune again. She’d grown up in this old small town and wanted to forget her life forever. She’d become a successful lawyer in Santa Fe and hadn’t returned to her hometown in fifteen years.
Fortune is a small town on the edge of the Superstition Mountains in the Tonto National Forest and has always had more than its share of legends and mysteries. A trip she didn’t want to take at all was made more stressful by a case she was turning over to her assistant, making her wonder why she let her mother insist on her coming home despite her reservations. While the population had increased dramatically, the town retained the old western looks and traditions.
As a child her one safe hideaway was Walkers Emporium, which stocked a large number of books. She knew and liked the owner and delighted in spending time discussing books and maps with him. This was her first stop when she reached the town. She saw a few old faces she recognized, but they didn’t see her in the trim beautiful woman in tight black leather.
After Mr. Walker didn’t answer the bell when she walked in, she found his son had taken over the store and his father and mother were on vacation. He was a surprise from the boy she’d known and liked, Cole Walker. Tall and broad shoulders, real eye candy. She didn’t recognize him right away, like her…he had changed. He didn’t recognize her right away either. The measuring each other up and immediate attraction is sizzling and intriguing.
The intrigue builds as she finds a book by her favorite author, and realizes it’s not supposed to be released yet. A semi-truth fosters a misunderstanding that her favorite author CJ Coleson was friend of his, and he got advance copies.
I don’t do spoilers, so I’ll let you discover all the delicious and complicated twists this story has to offer. I’ll just say that they are well done and many.
The attraction builds, duh… Not only do they get together, but the complication that this talented author puts in plots, sub-plots and incredible twists and turns. I found the journey through this story to be well descripted but never boring, imaginatively sizzling with romance, incredibly mysterious and dangerous.
Susanne Matthews has become one of my favorite authors that I pick up when I know I need a great story. I hope you enjoy this wonderfully well written story as much as I did!
DESERT DECEPTION is another winner for Susanne Matthews. I enjoyed the story, and Susanne did a great job on her research. At times the background story was a bit too much for me. The romance and the mystery is well thought through - I'd fully recommend the book.