Deception Island

About the Book by Brynn Kelly

Cover ArtA stolen boy
A haunted soldier
A cornered conwoman

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.

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.


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Reviewed by Felita Daniels / 336 Pages

This is a book where the two main characters are playing a lot of cat and mouse internally in the beginning.  One of my favorite passages showing this was Holly sizing up Rafe.

“This was a man accustomed to leading, a man who didn’t trust whomever he was taking orders from.  That conflict could work to her advantage, as could his evident protective instinct, if she played it right. And if she was good at anything, it was playing people.”

I appreciated both characters having secrets, struggling to be smart and strong in the situations they were thrown into. The pacing was good and the danger was ever present. It was an easy read, and though evil was a contributing element there wasn’t gore or violence described to the point that it would trigger emotional distress. I would say that the mix is 75% action/suspense to 25% romance. It worked well for my tastes.

About the Author

Author Photo Brynn KellyAs 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 nonfiction author in her native New Zealand.

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Brynn Kelly’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, May 2nd: Bewitched Bookworms

Wednesday, May 4th: Worth Getting in Bed For

Friday, May 6th: Just Commonly

Monday, May 9th: Read Love Blog

Wednesday, May 11th: A Holland Reads

Thursday, May 12th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Friday, May 13th: From the TBR Pile

Monday, May 16th: Books and Spoons

Tuesday, May 17th: Books a la Mode – author guest post

Wednesday, May 18th: I Wish I Lived in a Library

Thursday, May 19th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Thursday, May 19th: A Chick Who Reads

Monday, May 23rd: Mom in Love with Fiction

Tuesday, May 24th: Book Reviews & More by Kathy – author guest post

Wednesday, May 25th: Mama Vicky Says

Thursday, May 26th: Romancing the Book 

Thursday, May 26th: Lilac Reviews

Friday, May 27th: Write Read Life

Monday, May 30th: The Romance Dish

Tuesday, May 31st: The Sassy Bookster – author Q&A

Wednesday, June 1st: Rebel Mommy Book Blog

Thursday, June 2nd: Kay’s Reading Life

Friday, June 3rd: Staircase Wit


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