Title: Deceptive Innocence: Part Two (Pure Sin, #2)
Author: Kyra Davis
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: February 17 2014
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
Obviously, this is book two in the Pure Sin Trilogy and, as such, will not work as a standalone. This is a continuing story and it is necessary to read Part One first.
He raises his hand to my cheek, caresses it with his thumb. “Why are all the sinners so beautiful? Why can’t I fall for the angels instead of the warriors?”
Oh, Lander! If only you knew even half of the truth!!
We pick up exactly where we left off at the end of Part One with Bell seemingly unmasked for the villainess she actually is and all her plans hang in the balance.
Part Two takes us a little bit further down the line, introduces a few devious new characters and helps fill in a little bit of the past, especially Bell’s relationship with her mother. We are shown how she doubted her Mother’s innocence and how guilty she feels for that and how this drives her quest for vengeance.
But it appears that Bell isn’t the only person lying and deceiving as the plot thickens and depends. Bell is, I have to say, a fairly unlikable character and, despite this, I felt myself rooting for her. Even us the readers don’t really know much about her – his past is hidden in shadow and we’re never getting a really clear picture of her. Her most candid moments are those when she is intimate with Lander – this seems to be the only time that we see the real Bell.
And I wish he knew me.
I wish we were the man and woman we pretend to be.
I wish I didn’t have to destroy him.
I can’t imagine how this is all going to play out in Part Three. At this moment in time, a traditional happy ending between Lander and Bell seems nigh on impossible. All I can see in their future is destruction, sadness and regret.
Again, and as always, Kyra Davis does a great job of sucking me in and making me look at everything from more than one perspective. Her writing style is addictive an compelling and I await Part Three with bated breath.
Series Reading Order
- Deceptive Innocence: Part One
- Deceptive Innocence: Part Two
- Deceptive Innocence: Part Three – due March 17th