Sara Ramsey delivers another story as only she knows how. I have read every single one of Sara’s books and I can say I’ve never been disappointed. Her stories are the kind you can’t ever put down once you start reading.
In Lord of Deceit, readers get to follow the love story of Rafe and Ava. Anyone who’s been following the series knows that these two make an appearance in the Duke of Thorns. There are some details about Rafe and Ava thrown here and there in book 1, but it turned out that what I’d thought of them two wasn’t anything close to the truth. I’ll just that Rafe knows how to keep a good cover-up.
Thanks to Ava’s cousin Lucy, Ava was ruined 4 years ago. The consequences of Lucy’s betrayal weren’t anything Ava took lightly. Not only was she ruined in society’s eyes, but her beloved brother had died due to a stupid duel. Her pain at her cousin’s betrayal and the loss of her brother was so much that when Ava is presented with an opportunity that would surely ruin any last chance she has to prove society wrong, she doesn’t think about it twice and takes it.
Ava becomes the infamous Madame Octavia and she doesn’t care what anyone thinks. Her arrangement with her protector works well for her, that is until her “protector” ends it. She doesn’t have enough money to support herself, and she’s got nowhere else to go. She then decides to claim what is hers and heads to her family’s seat. Lucy might have ruined her life, but Ava is not about to let her win what their grandfather left them in his will.
Rafe is intrigued by Ava. He meets her at the last soiree she hosted for her protector and when he visits her he finds her gone. This doesn’t work well for his plans or the mission he’s been tasked with by his superiors. When he finds out that she might have gone to her family’s seat, he gladly helps his older brother to rally up their siblings and head to the country. No one has any idea of what he’s up to, especially when he makes everyone believe he’s nothing but a rake who loves a good whiskey.
All he wants is to get close enough to Ava to learn the secrets her ex-protector hides. He wants to destroy him, because while everyone things her ex-protector is a good person, the truth is he really isn’t. The thing is the more time he spends with Ava, the closer he gets and soon he discovers the truth behind her ruin, and there’s nothing he can do to stop himself from loving her.
Like I said this was an awesome read. Full of witty banter and laughter. And heck yes! I’m looking forward to Lucy’s story next. I have to admit she’s the character I’ve liked the least in this series, but I think after the turn of events in book 2, I might’ve started warming up to her. It’d be good to see who she really is, and breaks down all her walls.