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The London Deception

The London Deception, October 2013
by Addison Fox

Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Featuring: Finn Gallagher; Rowan Steele
282 pages
ISBN: 0373278446
EAN: 9780373278442
Kindle: B00CFX46FA
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"Suspensful, Exciting and Romantic"

Fresh Fiction Review

The London Deception
Addison Fox

Reviewed by Louise Evans
Posted October 15, 2013

Romance Suspense

THE LONDON DECEPTION By Addison Fox is exciting, suspenseful and romantic. Ms. FOX has another hit on her hands with this latest installment in the House of Steele series. We learn that the youngest Steele sibling is a former thief.

Rowan Steele, at the tender age of 16 is an experienced and stealthy thief. Her best friend at the time, Bethany Warrington couldn't help but show Rowan a fabulous gift her father gave her mother. A diamond and ruby bracelet purported to have been worn by Queen Victoria. When the Warrington family goes on holiday it is just too tempting to Rowan to not break into their home and steal it. Little did she know she would not be the only one that night with the same idea. This is the night she meets the tall, hazel eyed stranger she thought was dead. Flash forward to 12 years later.

I could not put down THE LONDON DECEPTION, MS. FOX had me hooked from page one. There is intrigue, suspense and of course a great romantic story. Rowan and Finn have a chemistry you can feel heating up the pages. This is the kind of story that true romance readers, like myself, love and have a hard time putting down till you read the last page. Luckily there are a few more siblings that need their own story, according to MS. FOX'S website they will. I highly recommend THE LONDON DECEPTION and the House of Steele series if you like to get lost in a good romantic suspense story.

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SUMMARY

The House of Steele works for the good guys—but sometimes it's hard to tell heroes from villains…

The beautiful former thief had never met a lock she couldn't pick. Although Rowan Steele is now legit, she handles some of the family's most dangerous assignments. When she agrees to safeguard an ancient treasure, her heart—as well as her life—may be the price.

His outlaw days roaming the streets of London are behind him. Now Finn Gallagher's expert eyes authenticate the treasures he used to steal. When a major antiquities cache is threatened, he recruits Rowan to join him. Together, he figures, they can keep anything safe. Until an old enemy raises the stakes…

Excerpt

Rowan wasn't surprised when Finn followed her into the elevator, but she hadn't counted on his rising anger or the delicious sensation of having his large form towering over her in the small space.

"I can explain."

"I sure as hell hope so."

"Rowan. Listen--"

"No." She waved a hand, unwilling to listen to some smooth explanation or some sort of misguided apology. "Whatever words you think you can cajole me with you might as well save them." The elevator doors slid open on her floor and she stomped off.

She was angry.

And irrationally hurt, which was the only possible reason tears pricked the back of her eyes as she struggled with her electronic key.

"Here. Let me." Finn reached over her shoulder and took the slim card from her shaking fingers. The lock switched to green and snicked open.

She crossed into the elegant suite and dropped her purse on the small couch that sat on the far wall, dashing at the moisture in her eyes before he could see the tears.

"Rowan. We need to talk."

"You think?"

"Come on. Please."

She did turn at his words. "What can you possibly say that will make any of this okay?"

"I couldn't tell you."

"You chose not to tell me. There's a difference."

He was alive.

The young man who she'd thought died saving her was alive and well and living a life of prosperity and success in London.

"Do you know how I've wondered about you? For twelve long years I've wondered if you died that night. I've lived with the pain of knowing I put you in danger and got you killed."

"I'm fine. I'm here."

"And you never even thought to tell me. To contact me or give me some hint that you were okay. That you'd lived."

"It's not that easy."

"Well it sure as hell isn't hard."


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