22 August 2013

Tour + Review: Sweet Deception by Grace Henderson

Today I'm hosting Grace Henderson's NA/contemporary romance book Sweet Deception.
What they say: Three years ago, tragedy struck Cassie Wilson’s family and pushed her away from her hometown. Now, one phone call pulls her right back…

Cassie’s had more than her fair share of heartbreak and the last thing on her mind is finding love. But when she meets the charming, arrogant and drop-dead gorgeous Blake Richards, she has to decide whether she can open up her heart to him.
Blake has a bad rep with women but that doesn’t stop them lining up to spend the night with him. What he wants, he gets. And he wants Cassie.

The attraction is obvious, but Cassie soon realises he’s holding something back. When his past threatens to destroy his future, will he share his most guarded secret with her? A secret that connects them both, in ways neither could have imagined.
  • Release date: August 21st 2013
I received a copy of Sweet Deception in exchange for an honest review!
What I say (review): Cassie has returned to her home town after fleeing three years ago when her parents were tragically killed in a car accident. Cassie has somewhat begrudgingly returned home to rebuild her life and also to run her sick Grandmother's Florist - oh and did I mention her ex was a cheating dirtbag?!
Town bad boy Blake comes in to buy flowers and takes an instant shine to Cassie. As your typical bad boy, Blake sleeps around leaving a trail of broken hearts and doesn't really care about anything until he meets Cassie. Practically everybody is against Cassie and Blake being together, none more so than her Grandmother. It was fairly obvious her Grandmother had a greater reason for wanting to keep them apart than his bad boy rep, but it took me a long time to establish what it was.
The secondary characters James and Laurel (Blake and Cassie's friends) were great and the club scene was hilarious - I'm looking forward to their story in the follow up.
Oh Blake, Blake, Blake! I love your name and have a massive soft spot for you, even with your arrogance and cocky behaviour. BUT you kept a LOT of secrets. Sometimes I wanted to shout at Blake for not being upfront, but after the big reveal I actually felt bad for my doubts.
Sweet Deception is a  cute contemporary romance, which is both extremely heart-breaking and maddening, yet sweet and hopeful with some really funny moments.
4 Stars in my Sky!
My fav non-spoilery quotes:
  • "Well babe, just so you know, I don't have a girlfriend. I'm free and single. And looking. Let me know if you want to audition. It's a very satisfying role."
  • "You think I'm trying to chat you up? Well aren't we 'little miss thinks a lot of herself'!"
  • "Just what are you planning on doing with me out here in the woods? Not going to attack me are you?" I ask cautiously, only half-joking. "Not unless you want me to," he replied winking at me.

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