Once upon a time, girl met boy and a love story began.
Their future was assured until tragedy struck and deceptions were made. There are consequences to every action, and the Consequences of Deception are always the most punishing. Sloane Evans lost nearly everyone that she’s ever loved, but losing Killian Brandt left a scar that never healed. Four and a half years after turning his back on her, Killian steps back into Sloane’s life in the most shocking of ways, giving her no choice but to abandon her life and go with him. Why would a man buy a woman that he hates? Not everything is as it appears. Love is beautiful, revenge is ugly, and lies destroy lives.
Consequences of Deception is an amazing story of young love gone wrong, misunderstandings, betrayals, deception, and finding out how to forgive, and move forward once you are able to sort through all the years of bitterness.
I am a super fan of the Hart Series by Ella Fox, and her books are automatic one-clicks for me. I have to say that COD is probably my favorite book she has written to date. The characters are amazing, even the supporting characters made me fall in love with them. I am already hoping for a sequel for Sloane’s best friend Demi. I loved the banter between the two of them, as well as Sloane’s inner dialogue. One of my favorite things about reading Ella’s work is that is seems like I am talking to a dear friend. I love her writing style!!
Killian is just an over the top Alpha male. I started out loving him, then I kind of hated him, then I was just confused by him. Sloane was put through so much in her young life, you have to love her for her strength and resilience. The fact that she loves Killian, even though he seems to hate her so much made me love her even more. Their relationship is full of complications and pitfalls, but I was rooting for them the whole time.
Do I need to remind you this is an Ella Fox book? The sex scenes are super hot, and plentiful. Killian is a little Dommy, and I loved that. I’m pretty sure Sloane did too!
There are plenty of plot twists and turns to keep you occupied as well. It kept me on my toes, and I was surprised at several of the revelations that came out. Most of the story is told from Sloane’s POV, but we do get a tiny little bit of Killian’s POV toward the end, which made the entire story better, in my opinion.
I rate this book five stars!