Title: Love, Lies, and Deception
Author: L.P. Dover
Cover Artist: Mae I Design
Release Date: August 2013
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Holy Cow this book reaches out, grabs you by the neck and doesn't let go until the last word. I found myself completely mesmerized with everything about this book. From the fascinating characters to the tangled relationship they created, I was completely captivated!
Ok so what is this amazing story about?? Marissa Chase has lead a charmed life, wonderful friends perfect grades and ready for the "real life" outside of college. Her safe little bubble pops the moment she meets Alec Holden *sigh* but its worth it because she experiences passion like none she's ever even dreamed possible. Her happily ever after shifts when her life is threatened.
Now Marissa isn't sure who she can trust as long lost & deadly secrets are exposed. She finds herself in a web of deception with no clear way out. Who can Marissa trust to help her escape and save her life?
Kristian was leaning against the wall with his muscular arms crossed at his chest. His smoky gray eyes watched me intently as I made my way to him, and it made me nervous. I’d never seen him look at me like that, with such longing and need.
When I approached, he loosened his arms and pulled me straight into them, enveloping me in his scent of bodywash and cologne; he smelled completely different from Alec, like they had their own enticing scent. He was wearing the cologne I had given him for his birthday the year before, and it made me smile as I laid my head on his chest.
“Please don’t go, Marissa. I can take you somewhere and keep you safe. Why does it have to be him? If anything, it’s more dangerous since whoever is after you is only doing it because of him.”
In all honesty, he had a point, but I didn’t want to imagine not going with Alec. I held onto Kristian tighter and breathed him in. I was going to miss him so much.
“I have to go, Kristian,” I whispered. “And I have to go with Alec. I don’t want you or any of our friends being targets just because of me. If anything happened to any of you I would never forgive myself.”
Kristian let me go and placed both of his hands on my cheeks, lifting my face up. “I’m not going to know what to do without you, Mare. You’ve been such a huge part of my life for so long. Just please promise me that you’ll call me or text if you need anything.”
Smiling, I leaned into his hand and placed mine over the top of his. “Always,” I whispered wholeheartedly. A lone tear escaped out of the corner of my eye and Kristian wiped it away with his thumb.
A pained look crossed his face and my heart shattered for him. “Be safe, Marissa.”
“I will,” I said, slowly backing away from him. “But I have to go.”
As soon as I turned to leave, Kristian grabbed my arm and pulled me to him, crushing his lips against mine. They were firm yet soft, and the desire that flowed through them to me shot through my body like electricity. Kristian had never kissed me like that before, or ever for that matter. The kiss only lasted briefly because Alec came up behind me and tore me away from him, and stepped in front of me.
In a low, menacing voice Alec said, “If I ever see you touch her like that again I’m gonna rip off your arms and shove them up your ass. Be thankful I can’t do anything about it now, but when we come back you better watch out.”
Kristian met Alec head on. “I’d like to see you try,” he sneered.
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L.P. Dover lives in the beautiful state of North Carolina with her husband and two wonderful daughters. She's an avid reader that loves her collection of books. Writing has always been her passionand she's delighted to share it with the world. L.P. Dover spent several years in college starting out with a major in Psychology and then switching to dental. She worked in the dental field for eight years and then decided to stay home with her two beautiful girls. She spent the beginning of her reading years indulging in suspense thrillers, but now she can't get away from the paranormal/fantasy books. Now that she has started on her passion and began writing, you will not see her go anywhere without a notebook, pen, and her secret energy builder….chocolate.