Type: Erotic Romance
My Copy: NetGalley
Part 2 of Deceptive Innocence—the first book in the sensual, thrilling Pure Sin trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Kyra Davis (Just One Night). A beautiful young woman is out for revenge—only to find the man she’s targeting has secrets as dangerous as her own, and a passion she cannot resist.
Ever since her mother died while serving time for a murder she didn’t commit, Bell has been focused on one thing: revenge. She knows her mother was set up by the head of the powerful Gable family, international bankers who will crush anyone for profit, or amusement. Now she’s determined to take the Gables down—from the inside.
Seducing her way into the life—and bed—of the family’s rebellious youngest son, Lander, she figures it should be easy to uncover the secrets she needs to destroy the Gables. But Lander turns out to be much more complicated than Bell ever could have imagined. He’s enticing, intelligent, mysterious—and their sexual chemistry is off the charts. Lander is still the target, but when he touches her, he starts seeming much less like an enemy…
Which is why her anger is so necessary: memories of her mother must help fuel her quest for justice to the very end.
At the end of part one Bell thinks Lander may know who she truly is or at the very least has started piecing the puzzle together, but of course he hasn’t. Or at least if he has he’s much smarter than Bell and is hiding his true thoughts. So Bell goes ahead and starts working for his slimy older brother as a personal assistant which is only her cover so she can snoop on his private dealings and insert herself into his life. She has brief glimpses of guilt of her deceit and then she hardens once more.
I have no idea what it is about this series that keeps me coming back for more. Bell is such an incredibly unlikable character who schemes and uses her looks and smarts in order to exact revenge from the Gables for the framing and death of her mother. To make it worse Bell has no idea what really happened that day her mothers lover was murdered. I try so hard to find something redeemable in Bell and each time I think she may become a character I can like she does something else that makes me shake my head.
While I do believe something happened the day her mothers lover was killed, I’m not entirely convinced that everything is as she suspects. Landers brother seems to fear the patriarch of their family and no one trusts each other so obviously there is something going on, but what I can’t put my finger on.
Kyra Davis has a very distinctive writing style that just flows really well and draws the reader in. It’s like book crack. I hate the heroine and yet I hope at some point she redeems herself in my eyes and realizes that she’s worth more than the revenge she’s trying to carry out. Her inner monologue screams manic depressive but I hope that whatever she’s feeling for Lander grows to the point that she’s honest with him. I highly doubt at this point that he was involved in whatever went down…at least I hope not because I really like him lol.
I give Deceptive Innocence (part two) by Kyra Davis 4 stars!