Deceived

A Dark Alliance Novel

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"Dark, dangerous, edgy, and deliciously sexy!" --Julie Ann Walker, New York Times bestselling author

"Kate SeRine knows how to pack a punch!" --Donna Grant, New York Times bestselling author

Luke Rogan's assignment is simple: secure young Elijah Scoffield and his mother and bring them back to headquarters--just an ordinary mission for an operative of the Dark Alliance. But Elijah is no ordinary kid. He's the grandson of one of the country's most influential politicians--a man privy to the Alliance's most valuable secrets, including its centuries-long connection to the Knights Templar. And someone else is attempting to capture the boy--someone who's proven he doesn't give a damn about collateral damage. . .

Heartbroken at the lies that tore her world apart, Sarah Scoffield will do anything to protect her son--even if that means teaming up with a deadly stranger. But Sarah soon finds herself falling in love with her dark hero. And as danger stalks ever closer, the fiery desire that claims them awakens in Sarah passions she'd thought dead and buried long ago. . .

"A rising star in romantic suspense, Kate SeRine combines action and romance to deliver a dark and sensual story that will keep readers turning the pages. Deceived is must-read." --Cecy Robson, 2016 Double-Nominated RITA® Finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed

"One hell of a story." --The Romance Reviews on Grimm Consequences

"SeRine takes her lucky readers on a nonstop thrill ride!" --RT Book Reviews

"A fabulous kick off to the new Dark Alliance series by the always imaginative Ms. SeRine!" -- The Romance Reviews (Top Pick)

"This sexually-charged, action-packed romantic thriller is the introduction to an intriguing series sure to wow not only romance lovers, but suspense, mystery, and thrill seekers as well!" --Happy Ever After Romance Book Reviews

"Ms. SeRine writes an amazing story that is full of suspense, twist and turns, darkness, and romance." --Alpha Book Club

"This was a great suspense filled romance!" --Romance Book Reviews For You

"High suspense, flammable chemistry and amazing characters pack this addicting page turner. I loved Deceived. It had the perfect balance of story, steam and heart!" -- Tome Tender

"I am already anxiously waiting for the next book in this series!" --Robinson Reviews

"Ms. SeRine writes an amazing story that is full of suspense, twist and turns, darkness, and romance." --Alpha Book Club

"I love action-packed and well-written suspense and Ms. SeRine brings it in spades. . .It's high octane action from the very beginning." --The Sassy Bookster

"This book has it all . . . mystery, suspense, romance, and danger. It had me sitting on the edge of my seat." --Behind Closed Doors

"Hot in and out of the bedroom!" --Books That Hook

"SeRine managed to give me a suspenseful thriller perfectly balanced against the steamy, adorkable romance." --Caffeinated Book Reviewer

"Deceived is a suspenseful, mysterious and dark story that hooks you fast. . .If you are looking for a romantic suspense with an edge, this book is a great pick!" -- Francoise's Reading Corner

"Deceived will hook you from the first sentence, luring you in by the end of the first chapter and leaving you captivated until the very end." --Angela's Reading Cave

"Romantic suspense at is finest." --The Book Junkie Reads

"Murder, mystery and suspense with a good dash of romance and sexy times. I love this one." -- Scandalicious
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About the author

Kate SeRine (pronounced "serene") is a hopeless romantic who firmly believes in true love that lasts forever. So when she began writing her own stories, Kate vowed that her characters would always have a happily ever after.

Kate lives in a smallish, quintessentially Midwestern town with her husband and two sons, who share her love of storytelling. She never tires of creating new worlds to share and is even now working on her next project--probably while consuming way too much coffee. Kate is also the author of the award-winning Transplanted Tales paranormal romance series.

Please visit her at www.kateserine.com, Facebook.com/kateserine, or on Twitter @KateSeRine.
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Publisher
Zebra
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Published on
Jun 28, 2016
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9781420137781
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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