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[[ Read Book ]] õ Consequences of Deception (Deception, #1) ⚜ Once Upon A Time, Girl Met Boy And A Love Story Began Their Future Was Assured Until Tragedy Struck And Deceptions Were Made There Are Consequences To Every Action, And The Consequences Of Deception Are Always The Most Punishing Sloane Evans Lost Nearly Everyone That She S Ever Loved, But Losing Killian Brandt Left A Scar That Never Healed Four And A Half Years After Turning His Back On Her, Killian Steps Back Into Sloane S Life In The Most Shocking Of Ways, Giving Her No Choice But To Abandon Her Life And Go With Him Why Would A Man Buy A Woman That He Hates Not Everything Is As It Appears Love Is Beautiful, Revenge Is Ugly, And Lies Destroy Lives Prepare To Discover The Consequences Of Deception Warning This Is NOT A Sweet And Happy Romance It S Dark, Twisted, And Not For The Faint Of Heart If You Prefer Champagne, Roses Easy Romance, This Is NOT The Book For YouUp ONLY Due To Erotic Content I received an ARC in return for an honest opinion Oh, how to start this review Rhetorical question Let me start out with telling you I read it in one night, although, the title itself is a deception I myself, as a HUGE Ella Fox fan, did not read the book description and just dove in I kind of like it that way so my focus isn t hampered by expectations I didn t even read excerpts, as I wanted to keep my mind free of temptation That said, this book completely took me by surprise I m not use to this kind of pace from Ella, nor am I used to the all consuming feeling I felt toward the male main character Ella has the expertise to flesh out these characters so that I have visceral feelings toward them and live for a few hours in her story I loved it completely by the last sentence Below you won t find spoilers, I don t write reviews to expose the bones I write to highlight the meal Let me just say, the title had me completely thrown in a different direction and I ate it up Such a different meal for me, but still reminiscent in true Ella Fox style.The nail biting, when s the shoe going to drop, what the hell is going on feeling kept me hooked and turning the page into the wee hours of the morning Much like Ella s other stories, the relationship was not the only element gluing me to the story The suspense had me guessing through every page and it didn t stop till the very end Me likey At times most of the book I wanted to really, really, really hurt Killian I m not even sure if I like him now Sloan was the perfect MC, strong, willful, and smart She knew where she was going, but everlasting love kept a spark alive despite his abhorrent treatment of her These two characters had a mostly happy upbringing and no baggage up until the incident that changed their relationship I adored that Too many books out there are about secret pasts and the scars they leave behind The one thing I absolutely have to say is that these characters stayed in character to the end They didn t change for each other, they molded to each other.Because I am who I am and I was asked for an honest review, I would be remiss if I did not bring up a few things that bordered on making me want to ball my fists up and dig my nails into my palm I feel strongly on forced sex and I felt a few scenes were right on the edge if not making me see shades of red Yes, Slone loved him with all her heart and learned she liked a little kink who doesn t , but stop means no in my eyes Just because your body reacts, does not mean you are a willing participant I think that s one of the reasons I still have strong feelings against Killian Plus, to me he did not prove himself worthy of Sloan, or her forgiveness, which I felt she gave too easily I suppose I am a hateful, grudge holding b tch, that has not experienced this kind of love to understand how she could have forgiven him for everything he did And he did it without question That s the other reason I still can t get past.In any regards, I did love the book despite my rant above Ella has the mastery to weave a story that I cannot put down and is genius with her craft that makes me believe in this kind of love does exist. 2 stars Contains minor spoilers.As I go by GR ratings, 2 stars means it was ok and that is exactly my feelings towards the book This review is really long and on top of that, it doesn t have a single gif or pic in it so bear with me What a fitting title Indeed, this story details the results of lies and a deception that nearly destroys Killian and Sloane s love I was initially very intrigued by said deception and tragedy that split this couple apart, and when I read this sentence Why would a man buy a woman that he hates Well I was sold Good for you for reeling me in author After readingIn many ways, this book did not work for me Here are my thoughts 1 The prologue was fantastic I liked how it set up the foundation of Sloane and Killian s relationship, and that no matter what, these were two individuals who loved each other deeply What killed it for me here, however, was immediately the author skips to 4 years later I m not a big fan of time gaps, but if I can see that it is integral to the plot and character development, I m willing to accept it In this case, it was not This jump was abrupt as the reader is left stumbling through the book wondering why it s now 4 years later, and to have my thoughts split into trying to focus on the book plot but also having all these questions coming up on what exactly happened is disarming and broke my reading flow from the start This time gap is at 3% 2 The background info introduced in chapters 1 and 2 It s always nice to have a point of reference and some prior knowledge of the characters background in order to connect with them , but the way it s presented here bored me Imagine yourself as the reader The prologue was going so well and BOOM, 4 years later without an explanation You re frantically asking yourself did I miss something, what the freak happened and instead of getting answers or hints to get you closer to the answers, you re bombarded with a bunch of info about the characters pasts I m not saying those were bad to add in, but they would have a much bigger impact if it were weaved into the prologue 3 Killian s treatment of Sloane Many have told me that Killian is an alpha male, and while I do believe that is the case, I think readers should also consider the division within that category.A Being bossy and alpha for the sake of loving and protecting the female.B Being bossy and a mega jerk for the sake of it.Killian is choice B Now I do realize that the reasoning behind his treatment of Sloane is going to unfold as the story continues, and that s fine with me However, I was thoroughly unimpressed with his reasons and I ll get to that section later.As I continued reading, my impression of Killian went downhill fast Even though he hates her and buys her to get revenge on Sloane, I could still tell he has feelings for her, hence the part where he truly is an alpha However, his outbursts and jealousy normally it makes me happy to see the hero jealous and get possessive of the heroine grated on my nerves and instead I saw him as a baby throwing tantrums Here, take a lookYou were out there letting guys come inside of you with nothing to keep you from getting pregnant or worse How many men have had you HOW MANYThis was the first outburst and Sloane is a virginDo you really think I d let him let anyone have you You belong to me and you better not fucking forget itSloane is calling one of her guards to tell him it s a day for the beach and Killian sputters out the above I get that he s asserting his dominance over her but this annoyed me a little at how easily he gets possessive over something so trivialBULLSHIT You were gone for over four hours You snuck out of here like a thief in the goddamn night and it wasn t because you wanted to run You were trying to run away Who did you callThis made me so furious Sloane was jogging and she stopped for some water and then fell asleep I get that Killian was worried about her but he repeatedly cuts her off when she tries to explain and makes conjectures that are entirely out of proportionAnd who was this man that woke you up, Sleeping Beauty Trey a guard said he saw you getting out of someone s truck Who is he, Sloane WHO IS HEREALLY NOW If the motherfucker could listen to her for just an extra second, he d get the full story The man who woke her up was a patrol guy on the beachWhat The Fucking FUCK SloaneAfter that beach patrol scene, he proceeds to fuck Sloane s brains out repeatedly and after he leaves her again Sloane takes it as a sign that he s finished with her for the night and leaves to go back to her room Killian lashes out immediately I mean, what did he expect her to think when he leaves the room every time after sex Why the fuck are you making them breakfast There s only one reason for you to go out of your way and that would be because you like one of them So help me God, if you re flirting with any one of my security people, I ll have them relocated to Siberia Is that what you wantOk, really You re fucking serious This is what happened Sloane makes breakfast and since she s kind hearted, she thinks about the guards too and wants to bring down a plate for them and then Killian snorts out the above By the time I got to this part, I was rolling my eyeballs major and thinking to myself, does the author really have to have Killian nitpick on this trivial thing too This is probably the scene that made me finally think what a whiny ass he is instead of his possessiveness and jealousy being attractive.4 Killian s reasoning and the deception I will admit, the author did a fine job of twisting the book up in the last 25% And with a sentence like thisThere are always choices You made yours a long time ago It s time for you to feel the consequencesWell then The reasons must be real good right ButThe initial revelation of his reasons, along with his actions right after were an extreme disappointment and I think everyone who has read the book will understand what I m saying cough LETTER cough It was unbelievable that with Killian so in love with Sloane that he d believe someone else s words and not put his faith in her Also that letter just goes to show what a douchecanoe he is.5 Killian s job I don t think there was a definite announcement of his actual job All I know is that in 4 years, he s a relatively well known billionaire and a tech genius OkayAlso he throws money out there like it s nothing I would ve believed itif his job title wasn t so obscure and I felt like the rich aspect of the book was only added so he d have the money to buy Sloane and keep her in a mansion the size of a Disney castle I think those were the main points Of course there are things like the clich route the book took after Killian reveals his reasons, and the ending part while packed with action and is a nice twist was all jammed into a couple of pages and made those scenes seem rushed I d like to end on a high note and point out one thing the author did that a vast majority of others don t do, and that is sticking to the original premise of her story While I wasn t too impressed with the execution of the consequences from the deception, the book was entirely focused on that aspect and the author didn t chicken out and direct the story in an entirely different direction away from what the blurb dictates A book that matches its blurbyou don t know how hard it is to find books like these.With the high ratings its gotten, it s obvious that the story appeals to a certain group of readers so it may just be me not feeling the sameanyway I have spoken my mind and wish the author the best of luck ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
SloaneI have this thing about a heroine being SO weak and clingy, that I ll automatically know I won t like the story Add to that an abusive hero and I m done It s such a turn off that she never stands up for herself Killian humiliates the crap out of her and she s just mentally hating him What the hell Girl, you have a mouth USE IT Don t even get me started on the fact that he s with other woman while he s with Sloane On a side note, Sloane reminds me of my neighbor s chihuahua She s afraid the whole time and constantly asking for permission because God forbid she oversteps some imaginary line Killian Can someone tell who the hell does he think he is He says shut up and you better shut up He says jump and you better ask how high No one stands up to him even if he s being disrespectful or straight up asshole No one is immune to him I m sorry I must ve missed the part where the author mentioned he s some kind of demigod.Alpha No, he s just an abusive jerk There s a difference Take a look at a few conversationsHow dare you call me HOW DARE YOU I want nothing to do with you ever again You re dead to me k Without another word, he hung up on me, and I d lost it and started hyperventilating Once again, I got so upset that I needed to be sedated I d never heard Killian s voice sound anything like what it did on the phone and my heart was destroyed SloanePlease Why won t you talk to me Why do you hate me Sloane You know exactly why I hate you Stay the fuck away from me or I won t be held accountable for my actions Killian Killian Nooooo Please Killian I need you, I need you I need you KILLIAN SloaneAre you swooning yet Because I wasn t I wouldn t recommend this book at all Not worth the time reading it. At first I thought that I was getting into one of those daddy issue books because Sloane is 17 and Killian is 23 and she s sort of swimming in his pool at night when she has her own damn pool I was like Sloane you little slut But no, that s not the case Turns out they are neighbors Childhood friends His sister Sharon and her are close He loves and watches out for those girls That is until.A tragedy that splits Killian and Sloane into hating each other forever It s also where all the Deceptions begin.There s not much I can give you in details without ruining the book for you You will hate and love Killian, and then hate him someHe s angry, cocky, ruthless At times I didn t think he had a heart If you adore those dirty talkers, Killian is your man Had me tightening my thighs and all fans self Can you say Alpha My dear SloaneShe s loved this man her whole life I wanted to play Momma Bear for her It just wasn t fair everything she had to go through When was this girl going to get her HEA There are going to be some heartbreaking moments but honestly it all works out really good with the story It s what kept me reading, yeah well besides Killian s dirty mouth and those Sexy Times scenesAy Dios Mio Once the story unravels all the puzzle pieces are put back together again Thank You Ella for not making Killian into a pansy and for keeping him the freight train that he is even after 14yrs winks Super Sperm I ll Be Back R.I.P.To those who Karma came and bit right in the buttocks Awards To the Tate Family Psstthere s is Romance and you will get an HEA Read it I received an ARC in return for an honest opinion