Desire And Deception
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Book Type Fiction
Pages 279
Publisher Red Sage Publishing
Publish Date Apr 1, 2011
Pampered princess and daughter of a Mexican crime boss, Isabel (Izzy) Ramirez is a newly appointed assistant professor working toward tenure and promotion. Driven by voracious desires, including ambition for advancement in the legitimate world and lust for her boy toy, Izzy’s house of cards is threatened when the department chair confronts her about a major transgression. Izzy’s take no prisoners approach means she makes sure her boss can never expose her deceptions. Graduate assistant and guy-on-the-side, Sean Richards wants Izzy to leave her sleazy husband. If she would only get away from that crook, he’s convinced that he can bring out the better woman who exists beneath Izzy’s tough sex siren exterior. He adores his hot blooded Latina and will do her bidding--up to a point. Despite the mind blowing sex, he can’t and won’t murder for her. As Izzy’s nosy parker friend and colleague doggedly follows an obscure trail of clues about the department chair’s death, Izzy is forced to choose between reverting to the ways of her unredeemable father--or becoming the extraordinary woman she sees in Sean’s loving eyes.
AMAZON has miscategorized this book as a Comedy. It is not. It is a dark, erotic thriller, in the same vein as the movie BODY HEAT.
Total 6 Reviews
Regular Reviewer
6 Reviews
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Has all the emotions you know!
Oct 18, 2016
Wow! This book is such a good story I couldnt put it down! It's like Izzy went through a dramatic change as the story goes on.Usually it is the male character that changes. Izzys is such like a spoiled brat at times. Then her friend and co-worker is so nice and friendly. I felt at times that her husband, Dan knew more then was led to believe. This was well written story with with very good plot. The author combined about every emotion there is Love, hate sexey suspenceful fear sad and I might have Read More
Comment from the Author
Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. Izzy is one of my favorite characters. If you like her and suspense, I recommend you read OBSESSION next. Happy reading!!!
Silver Reviewer
42 Reviews
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Carousel of Chaos
Jun 4, 2017
Know the feeling of being on a roller coaster, all of the ups and downs while spinning around in a circle? Well, that is the best way to describe this book. I don't know how to explain every character in this story that is pertinent. So, I will talk about the many different spins in this story. We have sex and murder right off the bat. A happy couple on their honeymoon pull a dead body from the water and low and behold it is the wife's boss. The wife starts off immediately with her quest for Read More
Comment from the Author
Thank you for your awesome review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story and the characters. BTW, there is a sequel (OBSESSION) and a prequel (SOME OTHER CHILD). Both are available via Reading Alley. If you have time, I'd love it if you could post your review on Amazon. Thanks again!
Cait Lynch
Silver Reviewer
39 Reviews
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
... so what happened to Isabel?
Jan 8, 2017
I'm still a bit bemused as to what actually happened in this book. We have two separate but intersecting stories; Sarah, the 'good girl' and Isabel, who is most definitely not a good girl. By the end of the book, Sarah gets her 'happy ending'. Which is nice. We're clearly meant to root for Sarah all along. And Isabel appears to get away with murdering eight people (that the reader knows about), and is on her way to Mexico with every intention of killing her abusive father and taking his place Read More
Comment from the Author
Hi Cait--Thank you for your thoughtful and constructive review. This book was published by Red Sage and I have no control over how they told Amazon how to categorize it. I totally agree, it is not a comedy. I categorized it as a Noir Erotic Thriller. As you can see, that is no where in that list. The closest that comes to it is "Suspense." Thank you for reading. Best regards, Sharon
New Reviewer
2 Reviews
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Passionate Story About Transformation
Nov 2, 2016
Izzy is the tough, sexy Latino bad girl of every kinky man's dreams! Like the title suggests, she is a desirable beauty full of deceit. This is a woman who knows what she wants and won't think twice about manipulating people into doing her dirty work for her. Even so, Sean, her boy toy, knows there's more to this sex goddess than a hot body and devil's persona. She's got a softer side, and he's going to bring it out. This is an erotic telling of a bad girl's transformation into her true potential. I Read More
Comment from the Author
Thank you for your awesome review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story and Izzy. She is one of my favorite characters, too! :)
Silver Reviewer
37 Reviews
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Aug 4, 2016
A truly Desirable book! The title fits perfectly with the story. This book has a quality of detailed depth that builds a relationship between the reader and the characters, as well as the compelling story, which spins the ending into a perspective no one would expect! Very talented Author. I look forward to reading more from this Author.
Comment from the Author
Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed my noir tale. :) Sharon
Gold Reviewer
67 Reviews
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Desire and Deception
Jul 28, 2016
I had received an ARC of this book from Reading Alley to read and review. The plot and the pacing of the story was absolutely amazing. The characters and their development throughout the story was absolutely fantastic. This author's writing style was really really good. My overall impression of this book was that it's absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend this book.
Comment from the Author
Wow! Thank you!! I am thrilled you enjoyed my story!!
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