Deception is an excellent medieval romantic suspense novel that will keep you absorbed the whole way through, on the edge of your seat, unable to determine what exactly will happen next. The plot is detailed and Ms. Kennedy is informative without being boring. The hero and heroine are always aware of each other and everything around them as the danger escalates. Time has not extinguished the passion between them and they're only getting closer as they fight their deadly enemies. This keeps you aware of the underlying sensual nature of their relationship and that makes it quietly romantic. I've always got a tickle of excitement in my tummy when I know Ms. Kennedy is coming out with a new book. I'm very pleased with Deception and I anxiously await Ms. Kennedy's new releases.
Sophia needs to get her father's ledger and breaks into the moneychanger's place to retrieve it. She recognizes the coffer that's always held it, breaks into it, and retrieves the ledger. Before she can get out of there, there's a confrontation between her and another thief. She's aware of his presence before she actually sees him…Kier. Why is he here? As former lovers, she knows him, but wants nothing to do with him since he left her. He realizes she's still the same when she plots to team up to accomplish their own missions. As they spend time together, they come to realize they still feel a powerful love.
First he loved her. Then he abandoned her. Now he’s the only one who can save her.
A dashing con man on a mission of revenge…
Irishman Kier once served as the ‘Piper,’ enticing wealthy, unscrupulous men into dealings with other wealthy, unscrupulous men. It was a lucrative way of life for a man without a conscience, and he was very, very good.
But now, he’s on a mission of revenge, and the men who once betrayed him are about to pay. He’s planned for everything, from how he’ll lure them in, to how he’ll hammer the last nail into their coffins. He’s planned for everything. Except the one woman who can bring the whole thing crashing down around him.
A woman in peril with secrets to protect…
Sophia Darnly, daughter of the hanged Judge Darnly, is stunned by the sudden re-appearance of the outlaw lover who abandoned her years ago. And furious. And desperate. Hunted by dangerous men who want the fabled Darnly ledger and all its damning details about the wealthiest men in England, Sophia has no choice but to do the most dangerous thing of all: turn to Kier to save her.
A game that could get them both killed
Time has not erased Sophia from Kier’s heart, nor tamed her fiery spirit. But Kier is on a mission of revenge, and can’t allow even the woman he once loved to stop him.
When Sophia inserts herself into Kier’s schemes, he has no choice but to join forces. Posing as a wealthy shipping widow and her agent, the duo set a trap for their targets, but the coals of their rekindled passion burn hotter than either of them could have imagined. And when they discover they, too, are the targets of a deadly deception, the fate of their love, and of England itself, lies in the balance.
Reissued book. Originally with Pocket.