Book 1 of the Redemption Series
AUTHOR: Samyah Leighton
GENRE: Erotic Romance
A lie tore them apart… A truth will bring them back together.
Fifteen years ago Jackson Delaney met Skylar Deveraux. It was love at first sight. He adored her. He trusted her. And she betrayed him. Breaking things off, he left her behind and never expected to see her again.
Heartbroken and angry, Jackson forced himself to move on with his life but not before swearing off committed relationships forever. Love had made a fool of him once, he swore never to let it happen again. After graduating from college he got drafted into the NFL.
With the help of time Jackson was able to put the past behind him. Now at thirty-six-years-old he believes he’s living his dream. He’s rich, famous and a celebrated NFL quarterback who can have anyone woman he sets his sights on. His life is perfect until the death of his brother and sister-in-law unearths some devastating secrets from the past that forces him to question everything he thought he knew about his life.
All of the people who were supposed to love him are involved in some duplicitous schemes to conceal the truth from him and Skylar is at the center of the biggest scheme of them all. Now he must find Skylar to get the truth from her.
How will he handling seeing her again after all this time? Will the extreme passion they once shared still burn hot between them? And if so, can he ever forgive her deceptions and be able to reclaim the only woman he has ever loved?
My eyes flutter open and I try to focus. There’s a face close to mine…
I jump up and our heads bang together then I roll off his lap onto the floor. “Ouch! Shit!” I put my hand to my forehead.
“Damn it, Skylar!” Jackson says with his right eye squeezed tightly shut and his hand to his forehead.
“Why are you damning me?” I ask. “You’re the one who scared me half to death. What the hell are you doing here?”
“Well, hello to you too. I’m doing fine. Thanks for asking.” He stands up and extends his hand to me to help me off the floor. I’m reluctant to grab it; it’s been fifteen years since the last time I touched this man.
“I’m not going to bite, Skylar,” he says, flashing that sexy smirk of his. I see the dare in his eyes and I refuse to chicken out. Taking his hand, a current runs up my arm and down my spine. Before I can pay it much attention, he yanks me up from the floor. I stumble a bit and he pulls me in close to stabilize my balance. My hands grip his well-toned biceps and they flex beneath my fingertips. I gasp.
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 JBI Stars
Your past and lies, the two things that always have a way of catching up to you.
Deceived is about all of that and more. Prepare for an emotional roller coaster ride of epic proportions.. This book hand delivers the feels big time. It’s complete with suspense, romance, heartbreak, betrayal, beauty and even a good dose of shock and awe. I laughed till I cried and cried till I laughed. For that reason alone this book is a must read.
The main characters, Jackson Delaney and Skylar Deveraux, couldn’t have been any more perfect for their parts. They share a past. Lies broke them apart and end up bringing them back into each others lives again. We see the aftermath of certain lies and watch how they attempt to heal and move on through life. However there’s still a lot of questions. What happened in their past that broke Jackson so badly? What did Skylar do to him?
Deceived as a whole was very well written. It did take me a little bit to get into the book but once I was a few pages in, I was hooked. From the characters involved, the plot twists, and the storyline, this book was a fantastic read. Would I recommend this to my book friends? Most definitely, without a doubt! Learning that this was also the author’s debut book blew me away. Samyah Leighton’s writing grabs the reader’s attention early on and keeps you totally engaged till the very end.
Deceived is book one in The Redemption Series. Book two…here I come!
Hero Factor: 5 Stars
Heroine Factor: 5 Stars
Interaction Factor: 4.5 Stars
Hotness Factor: 4.5 Stars
Storyline Factor: 5 Stars
The End Factor: 4.5 Stars
Overall JBI Factor: 4.5 Stars
Is this book a keeper? Absolutely!
Would I recommend this book to others? Absolutely!
Would I read more books from this author? Absolutely!
Would I recommend this author to others? Absolutely!
I received an ARC of this book for my HONEST review.
Samyah Leighton is a loving wife and mother of four. She’s always had a passion for writing and storytelling. She loves to read. Romance and erotica are her favorites genre. Samyah loves all kinds of animals and movies and music. She loves to cook and bake and window shop. She finds beauty in all types of love. For the most part Samyah enjoys the simple things in life.