Series: Pure Sin

Review: Deceptive Innocence, Part 3 by Kyra Davis

Posted April 4, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 5 Comments

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.

Review: Deceptive Innocence, Part 3 by Kyra DavisDeceptive Innocence, Part 3 by Kyra Davis
Series: Pure Sin #3
Published by Pocket Star on March 17, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 100
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Part 3 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, Bellhas 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 final installment, Bell finds herself with conflicting emotions about Lander Gable, even though she still believes he was somewhat complicit in his family’s framing of her mother. Her dealings with his brother, Travis, who she works for, are dicey and dangerous. Her Russian Mafia “friend” also enters the picture, posing a serious threat to her plan for revenge.


When Bell originally set her plans in motion, things were pretty clear cut…her targets, her conviction of their guilt, her zeal in following through. Now that she’s in the mix of the Gable family, the situation is much more complicated and Bell’s emotions are all over the place about Lander.


I haven’t really liked Bell until this installment. For the first time, that hard veneer she’s worn began to crumble. Her ability to be dispassionate about Lander was severely challenged and for the first time in her life she’s experienced empathy. By the end of the story, I found my feelings had shifted towards her and I’m now invested in the outcome of this mystery and diabolical plan.


Now that the serial is over, I’m looking forward to the next full length book in the series because the plot and mystery is certainly not over, even though things are much clearer. I’m not a fan of serial installments but this one was exceptionally well written and structured.



Jonetta + Cat

About Kyra Davis

I’m the internationally published author of the Sophie Katz mystery series, and So Much For My Happy Ending. My first Erotic Fiction Trilogy will be released in January 2013. Aside from that, I’m a single mom; I’m addicted to coffee and True Blood (the show, not the drink). I’m happy with who I am yet I’m always striving to be better; I have more bad hair days than good ones, I love a challenge but I am not fearless, I’m….well…just me.

Review: Deceptive Innocence, Part 2 by Kyra Davis

Review: Deceptive Innocence, Part 2 by Kyra Davis

Posted March 28, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    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 […]

Review: Deceptive Innocence, Part 1 by Kyra Davis

Review: Deceptive Innocence, Part 1 by Kyra Davis

Posted January 17, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 8 Comments

Bell Dantès is out to avenge her mother who was wrongly accused and convicted ten years ago of a brutal murder that involved the wealthy Gable family. She’s been plotting and preparing for years and is now starting to execute her plan, beginning with youngest son Lander Gable. This is the first of a three-part serial and it sets up the story and players extremely well. Bell has some serious issues and uses her rage, beauty and ruthlessness to seek her revenge on the seemingly unsuspecting Gable family. Told from her point of view, she’s at times chilling and at others vulnerable. I’m not sure I even like her but at this stage it doesn’t even matter because the story is intriguing. Her relationship with […]