Saturday, November 2, 2013

Book Review: Deceptive

Author: Sara Rosett
Title: Deceptive
Publish Date: July 14, 2013
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Book Blurb: A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a missing Monet painting is worth millions in cold hard cash…

Freelancer Zoe Hunter specializes in living in the moment and keeping her options open so she holds back when her ex reappears, wanting to reboot their relationship. Zoe’s not sure she can handle a second crash and burn in the love department, but that issue takes a backseat when one of her clients dies.

Zoe discovers the death is linked to a stolen Monet painting, and she’s being set up to take the fall for both the murder and the black-market art sale. To clear her name, Zoe plunges into the shadowy world of art theft, teaming up with a former goth girl hacker, a persistent reporter, and a retired FBI agent turned cruise ship enthusiast.

With the help of her ragtag crew and her sexy ex, Zoe’s hunt takes her from Paris to sun-drenched villas on the Mediterranean coast. As she finds her way through a maze of lies and deceit, Zoe discovers staying alive is a fine art.

Review: Once again, this chick boldly goes where most readers won't go, to book 3 in a series without reading the first 2 books.

Oh yeah. That's me. That's how I roll.

If Deceptive is any indication of what the other two books are like, then they have to be fantastic.

There are so many things to love about this book, let me count the ways.

1. It is super fast paced, from the time the body is discovered until the final page, you won't want to put the book down.

2. Zoe and Jack = best book couple ever. They are both smart and sassy. I love that they are a couple that don't bumble through solving a case. They get things done!

3. Art theft and murder..oh and not just any piece of art...Marine by Monet, which actually was stolen in 2006.

How do things get going? Well Zoe goes to work only to find her boss with a knife in her back and she's about to be implicated. This sets off a chain of events that leads her and her ex-Jack to Paris and Italy. (Can I add this is the second book I've read in 2 weeks where the characters are near Pompeii!)

This was a great read for anyone that loves a little romance and mystery.

Rating: 5 flowers


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