Dec 12, 2017

The Heiress's Deception by Christi Caldwell Review

The Heiress's Deception
Sinful Brides #4
By Christi Caldwell
Release Date: December 12th, 2017
Montlake Romance
Source: Book I have Purchased

In the final installment of USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell’s Sinful Brides series, a runaway heiress entrusts her fate to the man she betrayed.

Lady Eve Pruitt has never forgotten her childhood friend, the young pickpocket Calum, who she feared had been condemned to the gallows. Now, years later, Eve is the one in danger. Her brother, made desperate by gambling debts, threatens to steal her inheritance, and Eve has no choice but to run.

Under an assumed name, she takes a job as a bookkeeper at the notorious Hell and Sin Club. Nothing in this bawdy den shocks her more than discovering that her employer is none other than Calum. Keeping her identity a secret is one thing—but hiding her feelings for him is another.

As Calum becomes increasingly taken with the strangely haunting beauty, he looks forward to exposing her mysteries. But when her masquerade is revealed, it’s left to Eve to prove that her desire for him is no deception.

The Heiress's Deception is another beautiful story in Christi Caldwell's Sinful Brides series, and I have learned three things from this book; the first is, no one ever knows the full truth unless you ask. Two, forgiveness is one of the most powerful, and generous things you can ever bestow on another person. And lastly...never read a Christi Caldwell book during my lunch break, because you will end up looking like a panda for the rest of the day, and there ain't no fixing that!

So clearly the gods have been listening, because The Heiress's Deception is Calum story, that I have been impatiently waiting for, since Ryker's story. And in this book we get to read the deception in his past, which caused him to be thrown in to Newgate and other parts of his life, before he met his family.

But we also meet a Lena, young girl who feels like she betrayed her only friend, and has to live through the guilt and pain of her betrayal. When little Lena grows up to become Lady Eve, she continues to pay penance, by devoting her life and inheritance, to people that need her protection the most.

But then Eve is targeted yet again by the evil in her family, and so she flees, only to find herself at the mercy of the person she betrayed.

Oh my goodness, what a book! I feel both emotionally wrung out and exhilarated at the same time. The beauty of this story shines from the moment you start reading; from both Calum and Eve's suffering to Calums determination to learn from his mistakes, you cannot help but care about these characters. It was also lovely to revisit with Helena, and her calm attitude. Though I will have to say, I think I see Adair's downfall coming, and I cannot wait.

When you read any Christi Caldwell book, you should prepare yourself for an emotional rollercoaster, where you literally spend most of the book, with your heart in your mouth, but that is one of the most alluring things about a Christi Caldwell book! It's not just a book, but the entrance into a new world!

I give The Heiress's Deception 5 stars

USA Today Bestselling author, Christi Caldwell blames Judith McNaught's "Whitney, My Love," for luring her into the world of historical romance. While sitting in her graduate school apartment at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and try her hand at writing romance. She believes the most perfect heroes and heroines have imperfections and she rather enjoys tormenting them before crafting a well-deserved happily ever after! 

Christi makes her home in Southern Connecticut where she spends her time writing, chasing around her feisty six-year-old son, and caring for her twin princesses in training!

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