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    books Unlimited | New & Used bookstore | Franklin, NC – buyprobolan50.co.uk passion between them burns hotter than Ethan s fury, and soon he finds he can t let her go But when Madeleine uncovers the truth about him, can Ethan convince her to accept all he now offers when he once destroyed everything she had."/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 356 pages
  • If You Deceive
  • Kresley Cole
  • English
  • 13 January 2019
  • 1416503617

10 thoughts on “If You Deceive

  1. Buggy Buggy says:

    Opening LineEthan had long grown used to the sinking expressions people cast him when they realized it was he who darkened their doorsteps but in the East End rookeries this tendency seemed evenpronounced Does anyone else find it near impossible to write a review about a book you absolutely loved You can t ever say quite the right thing or express adequately how much it affected you How much you loved the characters, the heartache, the passion and the drama It always ends up soundin Opening LineEthan had long grown used to the sinking expressions people cast him when they realized it was he who darkened their doorsteps but in the East End rookeries this tendency seemed evenpronounced Does anyone else find it near impossible to write a review about a book you absolutely loved You can t ever say quite the right thing or express adequately how much it affected you How much you loved the characters, the heartache, the passion and the drama It always ends up sounding like a big pile of cheese, and really how many different ways are there to say amazing I guess I should start by letting everyone know that they were right This was fantastic there s one placing as one of my top historical reads ever I only wish now I hadn t waited so long, because Ethan stole my heart What a great hero To watch someone as cold, damaged and emotionally shut off as Ethan fall and allow someone into his heart was just sigh His confusion, his denial and in the end his willingness to do anything to have her, to keep her, borders on obsession And then there s this big lie hanging over him and his guilt over how he s inadvertently destroyed her life which he then tries to make up for which only succeeds in pushing her away just when he s realized he can t live without her Gah, this is how romances are meant to be not necessarily reviews though.What a great love story, what a great couple because as much as I fell for Ethan I equally adored Maddie These two are equals, Their banter, flirtation and verbal sparring is some of the best I ve ever read and sexy, jeez that carriage ride after the masquerade ball and oh let s not forget the shopping extravaganza homage to Pretty Woman in Paris Yeah Not many books have the ability to give me actual emotions but Kresley Cole managed it here in spades smiling, sighing, cheering, crying and at one point yelling at Ethan you fool to get away from those two floozies and go the hell home.I should also mention that I read this as a standalone and other than Cole s odd way of backtracking the story and then doing a whole lot of showing not telling of events that happened in the previous 2 books yet took place during this one I had no real issues.Ethan MacCarrick has been out for revenge for the past 10 years, seeking to destroy the Von Rowen family who tortured and viciously scarred his face for a crime he didn t commit Once a handsome and successful philanderer, woman now shun him, turning away from his brutal scar with disgust As a consequence he s hardened his heart and sworn off women altogether After bankrupting and exiling the Von Rowen s Ethan still finds that his anger has not been appeased, so when their daughter comes of age he makes it his mission to seduce and ruin her then cast her aside as his final act.However when he meets Madeline he s also met his match, she s unlike anyone he s ever known and he s confused by his feelings This is where the story takes on a Beauty and the Beast quality because Maddie doesn t care about his scar or his hostile demeanour She s only out out for herself, trying to ensnare a husband of means before she faces a life of squalor and ultimately prostitution So who s playing who here And what are they to do when the heart has a mind of its own Taking us from London through the slums of Paris and inside Scottish country manors We witness gun fights, cholera epidemics and some of the sweetest, heart wrenching dialogue written This is a story I won t be forgetting CheersYou canna do this take my goddammed heart and then leave me You think I will no follow Somewhere along the way, he s fallen in love with her or as much as possible for a man like him, with the lies between them 309jb5


  2. ~IreneOust~ ~IreneOust~ says:

    5 GLORIOUS WORTH THE WAIT STARS This book THIS SERIES OMG I can t even PERFECTION From start to finish, this book and the entire series was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT I mean OH EM GEE I can t stop reeling the writing, the story, the brothers, the women they fall for, the supporting cast, the setting, the brogue, the sexual tension, the actual act which in THIS book was DEFINITELY worth the wait I can go on but if you are a fan of this author, you know she writes some of THE 5 GLORIOUS WORTH THE WAIT STARS This book THIS SERIES OMG I can t even PERFECTION From start to finish, this book and the entire series was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT I mean OH EM GEE I can t stop reeling the writing, the story, the brothers, the women they fall for, the supporting cast, the setting, the brogue, the sexual tension, the actual act which in THIS book was DEFINITELY worth the wait I can go on but if you are a fan of this author, you know she writes some of THE best alpha males and in this case they come in a form of HIGHLANDERS and her heroines are super and I mean SUPER kick ass They are strong, funny, sassy, independent, sexy the banter they deliver is always BEYOND entertaining And THAT EPILOGUE It was like a cherry on top of a perfect sundae GAH I DEVOURED this entire series And I honestly feel like going back to the beginning and reading it all over again I really don t know what else to say other than this is a MUST READ for anyone who enjoys a good love story Or three Truly, when a book leaves you feeling like thisit deserves all the stars in the world In this case, the ENTIRE SERIES did that Cheers


  3. Dina Dina says:

    I felt a bit uneasy at the beginning of the book, as the idea of having the hero almost having sex with the mother of the heroine wasn t something I thought I could easily overcome Well I should ve known better than doubt Ethan Way before I was halfway through the story, I was already in love in him Obviously, that event would have to come back from the past to bite him in the arse , and that was the only fault I found in him he really should have come clean and told everything to M I felt a bit uneasy at the beginning of the book, as the idea of having the hero almost having sex with the mother of the heroine wasn t something I thought I could easily overcome Well I should ve known better than doubt Ethan Way before I was halfway through the story, I was already in love in him Obviously, that event would have to come back from the past to bite him in the arse , and that was the only fault I found in him he really should have come clean and told everything to Maddie, instead of playing the odds and hoping that she would never find that out.Maddie was a breath of fresh air very straightforward and honest about her feelings, she was what a man as callous as Ethan needed to settle down Unlike the heroines in the first two books in this series, Maddie wasn t coy and didn t play silly games in the pretense of being feisty and daring , and I really loved her.Before I read the MacCarrick Brothers Trilogy, I d thought that the ongoing theme was the curse that haunted the brothers and how they would get rid of it In a way, it was But the funny thing is, the curse didn t play a major role in this book, which ended up being the best in the series Without the curse hanging over Ethan s head, I was saved from the push pull behavior that plagued his brothers in the previous books, and that was a relief.As I ve noticed before, Ms Cole s writing sounds too modern sometimes and that can be a little distracting Nevertheless, I still enjoyed reading this book


  4. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    I am one of those readers who finds Ethan MacCarrick to be a completely irresistible hero He is dark and dangerous, bitter, treacherous, unsociable, but deeply delicious I love his large scar, his hulking presence, and his surly demeanor But most of all, I love the fact that his wounded heart falls so completely for Madeleine, who happens to be the daughter of his enemy Initally he plans to seduce and discard her, but she captivates him, and he begins to love her For me, this story shows th I am one of those readers who finds Ethan MacCarrick to be a completely irresistible hero He is dark and dangerous, bitter, treacherous, unsociable, but deeply delicious I love his large scar, his hulking presence, and his surly demeanor But most of all, I love the fact that his wounded heart falls so completely for Madeleine, who happens to be the daughter of his enemy Initally he plans to seduce and discard her, but she captivates him, and he begins to love her For me, this story shows that love can come to even the darker hearts I think Cole is a fantastic writer, and it s very evident in this story She knows how to write passion and love, and she researches and presents the Victorian period beautifully A recommended read if you like passionate historical romance I plan to reread this book to give it the justice in reviewing it, that it deserves


  5. Laura Laura says:

    everyone who told me that this was fabulous can now say I told you so lolyes, all you who know who you are Leah, Catherine, Ally, Monica, UM, and anyone else I forgot ,I loved Maddy and Ethan.Jane had a 2 second cameo and still managed to piss me off wonder if I d have liked Hugh s book better if I could have liked Jane So it s no secret how much I love Kresley Cole s IAD, and I liked her Sutherland Brothers series a lot as well So, since me being me the Highland Hussy , I love KC, I love everyone who told me that this was fabulous can now say I told you so lolyes, all you who know who you are Leah, Catherine, Ally, Monica, UM, and anyone else I forgot ,I loved Maddy and Ethan.Jane had a 2 second cameo and still managed to piss me off wonder if I d have liked Hugh s book better if I could have liked Jane So it s no secret how much I love Kresley Cole s IAD, and I liked her Sutherland Brothers series a lot as well So, since me being me the Highland Hussy , I love KC, I love Highlanders, what could be better than KC s Highlanders Apparently a lot The first book was good, but nothing special, in fact the heroine irritated me and Court was a jerk for most of the book.The second book had such a great heroI just loved Hugh, and I love the overlap of the series, but Jane I really think it s fair to say that I hated her Really And I ve wondered if I d have rated the book better if Jane hadn t been such a holier than thou bitchy heroine I mean I love me a kick ass heroine, or even snarky and sassy, but Jane just made me want to slap her across her face She needed someone to take her down a notch deep breath this review isn t about Jane So for everyone to tell me that this was the best book of the series when Ethan was kind of a prick for the first 2 books, I wasn t at all looking forward to reading it I loved it Not only was he a tortured hero, I felt he wasn t really as big an ass as he pretended to be And thank goodness Maddy saw through that too Of all the heroines KC has written I usually love her Valkyrie I could seriously see Maddy as a kick ass mouthy Valkyrie.I won t go into detail since a ton of readers have summarized and reviewed this one, but the big secret that Maddy finds out about Ethan Broke my heart I only wish Maddy had waited to see Ethan again before taking off for Paris But him rescuing her Fantastic And the epilogue that had all three couples So so wonderful


  6. Holly Holly says:

    This book had almost zero surprises, everything you think is going to happen does happen basically, but somehow it still kept me interested Maddy is perhaps a little too forgiving but otherwise is an enjoyable character Ethan is thetroubled one in this relationship but his emotional transformation is very believable.


  7. Zeek Zeek says:

    Brutally wounded and left for dead after being discovered with a conniving married shrew of woman, ruthless Ethan MacCarrick wants nothing but revenge and he will have it Being a man of action, he proceeds to ruin the people behind the deeds of that devastating night, but it leaves him little consolation for the things he lost.Years later he becomes helplessly drawn to the friend of his brother s woman only to find she s the daughter of his hated enemy Deciding to use her to finish them off fo Brutally wounded and left for dead after being discovered with a conniving married shrew of woman, ruthless Ethan MacCarrick wants nothing but revenge and he will have it Being a man of action, he proceeds to ruin the people behind the deeds of that devastating night, but it leaves him little consolation for the things he lost.Years later he becomes helplessly drawn to the friend of his brother s woman only to find she s the daughter of his hated enemy Deciding to use her to finish them off for good he enters into a relationship with her, only to find himself caught in a web of his own making but he s not so interested in escaping.Living most of her life in the slums of France, Madeleine van Rowen is determined to get out of her abject, improvised state by the only decent means a woman has for herself marry a rich husband When Ethan ruins her chances with the one man she had dangling on her line, she s determined to cut Ethan out of her life, despite his dogged pursuit Yet something about the gruff Scot tugs at her and when he makes her an offer she can t refuse, she caves.When she discovers the truth behind Ethan s actions, her devastated heart is ready to leave Now Ethan must decide if the love he s feeling is stronger than his anger and desire for revenge and woo her back to his side forever.Perfect ending to a very romantic trilogy Ethan s a bad boy for holding on to his hatred for so long, but I loved him for loving Madeleine despite his anger I loved that he let her charm the pants off of him literally and I love the way he made a home for her in the end.Madeleine is an equally endearing heroine Because of where she lives she s not as innocent as most women of her class, but still pure Her heart is golden, as evidenced by her care for the ladies in her slum, and she has spunk These two generated some scorching heat together and where a great pairing, making If You Deceive a historical romance keeper to be sure


  8. Mojca Mojca says:

    If You Deceive MacCarrick Brothers Yes, this is the best book in the series I don t care much about what happens to the previous two, but this one is staying with me for a bit, I ll definitely read it again Maybe Ms Cole should ve added a fewbrothers to the MacCarrick brood, since it seems this series improves with time From the first book onward I was intrigued by Ethan, the oldest MacCarrick brother The hints and innuendos sparkled throughout the two previous stories created almos If You Deceive MacCarrick Brothers Yes, this is the best book in the series I don t care much about what happens to the previous two, but this one is staying with me for a bit, I ll definitely read it again Maybe Ms Cole should ve added a fewbrothers to the MacCarrick brood, since it seems this series improves with time From the first book onward I was intrigued by Ethan, the oldest MacCarrick brother The hints and innuendos sparkled throughout the two previous stories created almost a mythological quality around the manHis scar, his cold demeanor, his deadened eyes, the mysterious death of his fianc eAll this made me literally itch to read his story And I admit I wasn t disappointed Far from it The emotional roller coaster this books takes the reader on is extraordinary and extremely well developed and plotted, holing unforeseen depths I m utterly glad I explored The prologue introduces us to an Ethan, completely different from the Ethan we came to know in his brothers books Ten years ago he was a drunken, whoring libertineWhose destiny is completely changed by a chance encounter in a country inn And it is the punishment for the act he didn t commit that sets the grounds for the true story that picks up ten years later I could easily say that Ethan MacCarrick was one of the best developped male characters I ve ever read about In the course of this book he goes through so many changes it could easily make your head spin, not being able to tell top from bottom, yet the author did a splendid job of keeping him and the readeror less grounded, despite all the upheavals he and the story went through We first meet him as a good for nothing, handsome bastard intent on bedding yet another married woman, then everything comes tumbling down around him, transforming him into the surly bear we know, until he meets the one woman that could break his family curse , yet the discovering of her true identity embitters him evenIt is only after learning the truth about her, and accepting his involvement in what happened to Maddy, that Ethan finally accepts the possibility of his feelings toward her and slowly starts to change But ten years of bitter anger and striving for revenge, deceit and lies cannot be buried, and instead of revealing the truth, hoping for forgiveness, he decides to lie and deceive further, almost bringing about his own downfall The only chink in my appreciation of Ethan was his tender feelings toward Maddy that as even she noted , bordered on obsession I know that he felt strongly for her, the woman who saw beyond his scar, and wanted to make some kind of amends for what she s been through, but this almost sudden reversal from cold and distant blackguard, to obsessed, besotted fool came off as a little unrealisticAlthough it was a great excuse for his impromptu trip to cholera infested Paris in the end Maddy quite paled in comparison with this larger than life Highlander I liked her for her dogged determination and resilience, the environment in which she grew up shaped her into a strong woman who knew her worth and far from the replica of her mother which was her worst fear All of which made her rash decision toward the end so muchout of character As he friend said, one should know when to run and when to stick around and wait for an explanation For the strong female character Ms Cole created with Maddy, her flight from Ethan was oddAnd stupid Instead of creating some suspenseful plot, Ms Cole decided to stick on the simple dynamic between two completely opposite not so strangers, and explore the romance that evolved between then despite having to constantly struggle underneath deceit and lies, stubbornness, pride, and waning revenge The author made the right choice and this reader readily recommends this book to all lovers of historical romance, Scottish brogue and superstition , nicely timed humor, and a pinch of a little star crossed love A very satisfying read


  9. Jacqueline J Jacqueline J says:

    Wonderful angsty story Great characterization, great pacing, great plotting There wasn t a slow moment in the whole book It didn t have a lot of outside stuff going on, no lame spy plot or silly ton stuff Just a good solid relationship story as Ethan learned to love and Maddy learned to trust Nice feel for the times and nice details of the slums etc., in Paris in the mid 1800s Beautiful love story with some wonderful quotes I m really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.High Wonderful angsty story Great characterization, great pacing, great plotting There wasn t a slow moment in the whole book It didn t have a lot of outside stuff going on, no lame spy plot or silly ton stuff Just a good solid relationship story as Ethan learned to love and Maddy learned to trust Nice feel for the times and nice details of the slums etc., in Paris in the mid 1800s Beautiful love story with some wonderful quotes I m really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.Highly recommended for historical romance readers


  10. Book Wonderland Book Wonderland says:

    This series got better with each book, Ethan s and Maddy s story is definitely the best out of the three This was a different kinda beauty and the beast story with an interesting plot and character background My ranking 1 If You Deceive 4 stars 2 If You Desire 4 stars 3 If You Dare 3 stars


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If You Deceive❰Download❯ ➽ If You Deceive Author Kresley Cole – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Burning vengeance Ethan MacCarrick was a heartbreakingly handsome rake until a powerful nobleman ordered him brutally beaten and his face scarred for a crime he didn t commit Ethan s reprisal bankrupt Burning vengeance Ethan MacCarrick was a heartbreakingly handsome rake until a powerful nobleman ordered him brutally beaten and his face scarred for a crime he didn t commit Ethan s reprisal bankrupting the nobleman and forcing his exile does little to appease his wrath Ten years later, a haughty, mysterious beauty enchants Ethan If You PDF/EPUB ² the daughter of his enemy At last, Ethan will have the revenge he s craved he ll promise her marriage, seduce her, then cast her aside Bitter hardships When Madeleine van Rowen s family was suddenly plunged into destitution and dishonor, she steeled herself against further heartache She never weakened, never trusted, until a towering, scarred Highlander relentlessly pursues her, breaking down her defenses At what price forgiveness The passion between them burns hotter than Ethan s fury, and soon he finds he can t let her go But when Madeleine uncovers the truth about him, can Ethan convince her to accept all he now offers when he once destroyed everything she had.


About the Author: Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award winning historical romancesA master s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences If You PDF/EPUB ² to create her memorable characters and settings Her IAD books have been translated into foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, a RWA Hall of Fame induction, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the US and abroadCole lives in Florida with her family Learnabout Kresley at kresleycole thearcanachronicles.