by Brynn Kelly
Rafe Angelito thought he was done with the demons from his past—until his son is kidnapped. Blackmailed into abducting an American heiress, the legionnaire soon finds himself trapped in paradise with a fiery, daring beauty who’s nothing he expects…and everything he desires. But when he uncovers her own dark secret, Rafe realizes he’s made a critical mistake—one that could cost him everything.
Playing body double for a spoiled socialite was supposed to be Holly Ryan’s ticket to freedom. But when she’s snatched off her yacht by a tall, dark and dangerous stranger, the not-quite-reformed con artist will make a desperate play to turn her captor from enemy to ally, by any means necessary.
Yet as scorching days melt into sultry nights, Holly is drawn to the mysterious capitaine, with his unexpected sense of honor and his searing touch. When they’re double-crossed, they’ll have to risk trusting each other in ways they never imagined…because in this deadly game of deception, it’s their lives—and hearts—on the line.
I went into this book totally not knowing what I was going to be reading. This hardly happens to me as I have a pretty good memory in regards to book synopses, etc. But all I could remember about this book was that I had read the synopsis, been intrigued and had it on my "to be read" list from the library.
What I got was a suspenseful romance! So not what I thought. Deception Island brings a great mix of suspense-thriller with Rafe, a soldier with a dark history, needing to kidnap an American Heiress in order to get his son back from his captors. What he doesn't expect is Holly, the American Heiress's double. Holly is strong, quick-witted, and has had to do her own share of fighting in order to survive. Together, they weather plans gone awry, and a growing attraction to each other - something that couldn't possible happen - right?
I don't have much background in suspenseful romance, but I was all over this book. My motivation to read it was actually that it was due at the library soon, haha. I'm glad I did though, because it had me turning page after page, hoping for Holly's well being, and for Rafe to be something more than what he was supposedly "destined" to be. This book is for any adventure-seeker who also enjoys a steamy romance. You won't regret reading this book!