My husband. My monster.
The truth isn’t always what it seems.
Lia doesn’t realize that, but she will. Soon.
I chose this life. This road. This twisted arrangement.
For her, I made a deal with the devil.
For her, I toyed with fate and death.
There’s no going back.
I stole her and like any thief, I won’t return her.
Lia is my addiction. My obsession. My love.
This book is the final part of a trilogy and is not standalone.
Series: Deception Trilogy #3
It’s an amazing feeling and a rare occurrence when you read a trilogy and book three is as good as book one. Adrian and Lia are back, and God do I love it when you finally have answers to all your questions. The way Rina wrote this trilogy kept the reader in suspense throughout each of the books and I’m really bummed to say goodbye to this couple. This trilogy was truly an experience.
“I do love you, Lia…but my form of love is sweetness or softness. It’s nothing noble or delicate. My love is selfish and villainous. My love is the type where I will kill people to protect you and erase others to avenge you. My love is possessive, obsessive, and knows no boundaries. “
We pick up where we left off with the cliff-hanger from Tempted by Deception and I’m going to keep it as vague as possible. We go back into Adrian’s childhood and learn a bit more about how he grew up and the things he had to endure. Adrian shows to be a complex man. His childhood, as it does with everyone has an effect in how he’s turned out. Unfortunately for him, that has led to not-so-great outcomes in his relationship to his wife. But there is no denying the commitment, the love-although he doesn’t recognize it as such, the possessiveness and protectiveness over his wife.
It was amazing watching Lia grown as a character. While she maintains her softness that smooths out Adrian’s ragged edges, her bad-assery is evident in this book. She ceases to be a spectator in her own life and stands firm besides her man. She finally commits to her marriage and who Adrian is outside their home. She fights, protects, and risks it all to protect her husband and others around them.
This is a perfect conclusion to their story, but I can’t deny that I’m gagging for more and have serious book hang-over. This is one of those books that you wish were a bit longer. The passion and chemistry between them were palpable. Whether they were making love or fighting. It was there and I was here for it. It was such a pleasure watching Adrian yield to his wife; become a better husband, father and friend. I really hope we get Yan and Winter story. That seems like it would be fire.