Reader Review: I was not overly impressed by this book. It needed more work and more depth was needed to the characters. I felt that Tess was superficial whereas Tallon was steeped in issues concerning his past. The book needed balance.
Tess Starling is willing to risk everything — and offer anything — to avenge her father’s death.
Upon leaving her father’s gravesite, Tess spies creditors confiscating the finery of her first London Season. But her gowns will do little to satisfy her father’s debts. Fleet Prison awaits her. Tess dons a homely disguise, cloaking herself in mourning weeds. She is determined to evade the authorities until she brings to justice the swindler who ruined her father.
Resolute in her quest, she will transform anew, reinventing herself as a temptress to seduce the villain. She only wants for hands-on training, but the man who volunteers proves too much of a distraction. Everything about Tallon Hawkes, the Earl of Marcliffe, fascinates, including the battle scars marking his body. A motivated pupil, Tess yields eagerly to his sexual demands.
Long before he discovers the sensuous female beneath the layers of black crepe…long before he discovers the brilliant copper-colored tresses hidden by the ratty wig…long before he tastes the sweetness of her skin, Tallon Hawkes’ heart has been hooked. Tallon plays along with Tess’s scheme, but he is distrustful and jealous of her obsession with their shared enemy. Tallon is determined to bring her dangerous game to an end. But will his arrogant maneuver lose him any chance with Tess?
This book was previously published, but has been substantially revised and re-edited for Samhain Publishing.
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|Title of Romance eBook: Carnal Deceptions|
|Release Date: 09-07-2007|
|Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.|
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Chapter OneWhen Lord Marcliffe walked in she tried to look everywhere but his face and instead found her gaze drifting far lower, taking the measure of him. Would she really be expected to use her mouth to pleasure a man-there? Her tongue flicked the corner of her lip. He seemed to grow before her eyes, hard and rigid. She quickly lifted her gaze to find him staring at her with a narrowed, accusatory glare.
He yanked out a chair and sat down. He glowered at her from across the table. "Aunt, don't think for one moment that once Sloan has bedded her that he will impart any information. The only dialogue he'll have with her is to ask her price."
Tess lifted her teacup and found that her hand was trembling. The tea sloshed onto the snow-white linen. With a clatter, she replaced it on the saucer. "The earl thinks that all men's minds work as his does."
Judging by the sneer on his lips he did not find her the least bit witty. "You have no idea what you are entering into here, sweeting. You may think me a bastard, but I assure you that once you are in Sloan's grasp, you will think only hell could be worse."
Miss Midwinter took a ladylike sip of her tea. "'Tis true that Sloan is more than a bit perverted in his proclivities."
A shudder ran through Tess. It did not go unnoticed by him. Very little she said or did went without his notice of late.
She found herself watching him as well, taking surreptitious peeks over her teacup. He was clad in the same coat and trousers he'd worn at dinner the night before. They were badly creased, and she wondered if he'd slept in them.
"You smell as if you've bathed in...
Title: Carnal Deceptions
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Number of Comments: 2 Rating(s) 2 Review(s)
33 of 65 people found the following eBook Review Helpful
This book is so-so. Only 2 good steamy scenes, an
August 2, 2008
Reviewer: A reader from West Union, SC US
This book is so-so. Only 2 good steamy scenes, and kind of a lame storyline.
June 15, 2011
Reviewer: A reader from LIMASSOL, CYP
I was not overly impressed by this book. It needed more work and more depth was needed to the characters. I felt that Tess was superficial whereas Tallon was steeped in issues concerning his past. The book needed balance.
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