I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Deceptive Innocence, Part 2 by Kyra Davis
Series: Pure Sin #2
Published by Pocket Star on February 17, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Part 2 of Deceptive Innocence—the first book in the sensual, thrilling Pure Sin trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Kyra Davis (Just One Night). A beautiful young woman is out for revenge—only to find the man she’s targeting has secrets as dangerous as her own, and a passion she cannot resist.
Ever since her mother died while serving time for a murder she didn’t commit, Bell has been focused on one thing: revenge. She knows her mother was set up by the head of the powerful Gable family, international bankers who will crush anyone for profit, or amusement. Now she’s determined to take the Gables down—from the inside.
Seducing her way into the life—and bed—of the family's rebellious youngest son, Lander, she figures it should be easy to uncover the secrets she needs to destroy the Gables. But Lander turns out to be much more complicated than Bell ever could have imagined. He’s enticing, intelligent, mysterious—and their sexual chemistry is off the charts. Lander is still the target, but when he touches her, he starts seeming much less like an enemy…
Which is why her anger is so necessary: memories of her mother must help fuel her quest for justice to the very end.
In this second installment, Bell begins the next stages of her plan of revenge against the Gable family. She’s now working for Travis Gable and is walking the thin tightrope between him and her relationship with his brother, Lander. We also learn more about Bell and her relationship with a member of the Russian Mafia and how he factors into her plans.
I vacillated between being completely repulsed by Bell to feeling empathy for her. She’s an extremely complex character who doesn’t wallow in her obviously damaged past and makes no excuses for herself. Her relationship with Landers is very confusing, as it should be because it’s throwing Bell off balance too.
The ending had me so excited I immediately jumped into the last book of the series. This was extremely interesting and I have no clue who the good guys are, though some of the bad guys are clearly emerging. These two installments are very well written and I can’t wait to finish the third.
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