Deception Island by Brynn Kelly + Giveaway

Title:  Deception Island
Author: Brynn Kelly
Publisher:  HQN Books / Harlequin Romance
Release Date:  May 31, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Suspense Thriller

A stolen boy 
A haunted soldier 
A cornered con woman… 

Rafe Angelito thought he was done with the demons from his past—until his son is kidnapped. Blackmailed into abducting an American heiress, the legionnaire soon finds himself trapped in paradise with a fiery, daring beauty who’s nothing he expects…and everything he desires. But when he uncovers her own dark secret, Rafe realizes he’s made a critical mistake—one that could cost him everything.
Playing body double for a spoiled socialite was supposed to be Holly Ryan’s ticket to freedom. But when she’s snatched off her yacht by a tall, dark and dangerous stranger, the not-quite-reformed con artist will make a desperate play to turn her captor from enemy to ally, by any means necessary.

Yet as scorching days melt into sultry nights, Holly is drawn to the mysterious capitaine, with his unexpected sense of honor and his searing touch. When they’re double-crossed, they’ll have to risk trusting each other in ways they never imagined…because in this deadly game of deception, it’s their lives—and hearts—on the line.


Just from the book title, Deception Island, one can already expect lots of twist and turns. Suspense is definitely its game.  Brynn Kelly, the author seems to be quite adept at getting readers engrossed in the characters' emotional state and the danger that lurks behind a seemingly empty island.  With adventure and romance, this story is hot to say the least! What I truly enjoyed is how each main character's back story played out and tangled us into their development throughout to the very end. This not just a simple romantic thriller, the depth of growth between the characters of themselves and with each other, topped with the constant unexpected makes this nothing short from astounding. Fans of romantic suspense, will surely find a new author to follow and one to share with friends in Deception Island.

Please note, for my clean readers, this book contains slight profanity and mature/intimate scenes. 

NOTE:  I received a complimentary  ARC of this book from the publisher, HQN Books through TLC Book Tours for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.  For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.




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As a journalist Brynn Kelly once spent her days chasing stranger-than-fiction news reports. Now she spends them writing larger-than-life novels, in a happy bubble of fiendish plots and delicious words. Brynn has a journalism degree and has won several prestigious writing and journalism awards, including the Valerie Parv Award and Pacific Hearts Award. Her debut novel Deception Island was a Golden Heart finalist. She’s also a bestselling non-fiction author in her native New Zealand.

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  1. Your review is well written. I love that this book has great characters and not flat cut outs.

  2. Thanks Danielle! I really appreciate that!

  3. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed this book! Thanks for being a part of the tour.

  5. Congratulations to Danielle H!! Rafflecopter chose her entry to share on social media as the winning entry! Rafflecopter must love you, Danielle!


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