“Fans of romantic suspense won’t be able to put this book down until the final page is turned.”—Publishers Weekly on The Deception
When missing turns to murdered, one woman’s search for answers will take her to a place she never wanted to go…
After searching for her sister for two long years, Kate Gallagher is devastated when she’s called to the morgue to identify Chrissy’s body, the runaway teen the victim of a brutal attack. Guilt and grief send Kate into a tailspin. She failed Chrissy once…she won’t do it again. Even if finding her sister’s killer means following a lethal bounty hunter into the heart of darkness, placing both their lives in danger.
Working at Maximum Security has taken Jason Maddox down some dangerous paths, but never for a client he’s so drawn to, or for a case so monstrous. As clues lead them deeper into the city’s underbelly, connections to human trafficking draw them closer and closer to peril, but even Jase’s warnings can’t convince Kate to walk away. As the deadly operation puts a target on their backs, they’ll have to decide what matters most: the truth…or their lives.
[I received a physical copy from @harlequinpublicityteam for an honest review]
To be honest I was a bit nervous to start The Deception by Kat Martin because I did not enjoy the first book in the series. Yet, when I saw the cover and read the synopsis for the second book in the Maximum Security series , I decided to give the author a second chance. This book has won me over and I will be definitely looking out for future releases in the series.
“You’ve never disappointed me, Jason. The day I walked into your office and you agreed to help me was my lucky day.“
The Deception is the story of Kate Gallagher’s pursuit of tracking down her sisters’ killer and seeking out justice for girls who have found themselves in similar situations. To accomplish her goals she teams up with PI / Bounty Hunter Jason Hawk Maddox. They work side by side to uncover what happened to her sister, and she finds herself digging into a world filled with drugs and human trafficking. It isn’t long before the bad guys set their sights on them, and they have to catch them before they get caught.
“No man had ever kissed her the way Jason did, as if he couldn’t get enough, as if she were part of him, as if he could go on kissing her forever.“
Kate and Jason have intense sexual chemistry and work just as well in the sheets as they do out of it. This book has a lot of hot and heavy scenes that were executed perfectly in my opinion. Yes they are trying to find her sisters killer and their lives are at risk but their intimacy is a way to relieve stress and remind themselves that they are still alive. I really enjoyed both characters, Kate was beautiful and smart, and completely steps up and holds her own when things get dangerous. Jason is rough and handsome, charming and protective of Kate without being controlling. He supports her independent streak and it was refreshing.
“Couldn’t Kate see he was trying to protect her? Or maybe he way trying to protect himself.“
The story line was entertaining from beginning to end. It had action, high stakes scenarios, heart stopping moments, and passion. The details of their investigation seemed to go deeper and deeper but it flowed consistently, there was no point where I thought ‘this is ridiculous’. Overall, I am completely satisfied with The Deception by Kat Martin and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.