Sunday, September 15, 2013

Blog Tour : Love, Lies, and Deception by L.P. Dover

Loves, Lies, and Deception

Author: L.P. Dover
Release Date: August 15th 2013
Genres: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Source: Author

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What do you do when the one person you thought you knew turns out to be the one you knew the least?

Twenty-three year old Marissa Chase, and soon to be college graduate, has everything going for her: wonderful friends, a lucrative degree, and a chance to explore the world. What made it even better – or so she thought – was when her path crossed with the alluring Alec Holden. Unable to stay away from him, Marissa experiences a love like no other, and falls into his world of passion and intrigue. However, things begin to shift when this path takes a deadly turn.

Her trust is put to the test when hidden dangers unfold before her, revealing secrets that have been buried for years. Secrets that were meant to stay hidden. Murder, lies, and betrayal … will Marissa figure it all out in time and escape with her life intact, or will she be too late and fall into the trap of deception?

Excerpt :

Taking a deep breath, I turned around to face him with his hands still holding onto my arms.
“Are you asking me on another date?” I asked, teasing him. 

He smirked, a slow tilting of his lip that had me aching to bite it.
 “That’s up to you if that’s what you want to call it,” he murmured heatedly.
“What if I do want to call it that?” I asked boldly.
Alec pinned me up against the counter and placed his arms on both sides of me, locking me in to the confines of his body. His piercing blue gaze held me captive, and I was drowning, struggling to breathe as he moved closer.
Bending low, he continued his torturous teasing by breathing across my neck. My eyes fluttered closed as his lips connected with the tender flesh at my collarbone. I shivered as the chill bumps fanned across my skin and made me weak. His voice in my ear immediately counteracted the chills. “If you want to call this dating, then I think that usually requires a little bit of touching, does it not?”
My breathing accelerated as Alec’s body grew flush with mine, leaning dangerously against me. He tilted my head back slightly so I had to look into his face. Slowly, I placed my hands on his hips, and instead of touching the waist of his jeans I was met with the bare skin of his body where his shirt had lifted up.
Holy shit, his skin felt hot! I could feel the ridges on his sides where they disappeared beneath his jeans, and I wanted nothing more than to trail my tongue down the contours of his muscles.
With hooded eyes, and a raspy, breathless voice, I replied, “I’m sure it’s customary to withstand some touching, but not too much since I don’t know you very well.” I said it, but my body didn’t really mean it, and he could tell I was lying to myself.
Slowly, he brought his hand to my face and trailed one of his long, lithe fingers over my cheek and down my neck. “Like this,” he insisted, swirling his finger around my neck. “Is this the kind of touching we’re allowed to do?” Chill bumps exploded across my skin, making me shiver.
“Yes,” I breathed, relishing in the feel of his touch. “Just like that.”
Closing my eyes, I sighed as he trailed his finger further down, stopping at my navel. The heat of his breath fanned across my face as I felt him dipping lower. I didn’t dare open my eyes and risk breaking the connection, but I wanted to see the heat in his gaze. Ever so slowly, his mouth connected with mine, soft and confident. He lingered for a moment, not moving, just his lips touched lightly to mine.
I wanted more … a lot more.

My Review:


What did I just read? This was one of the most exciting/sexy/intense book that I have read in a while! Love, Lies, and Deception by L.P. Dover was filled with twists and turns I was not expecting. I felt like I was watching a movie and I had to solve the mystery around the main characters. The author did a fantastic job at keeping me at the edge of my seat and those pages were turning super fast. I wanted to find out who the psycho was!!! I was so livid when I found out! Usually I want to give a virtual slap to the characters for what they do, but this time ... I was on the receiving end of the slap! I kept on changing idea on who was responsible for these events, but one thing I learned while reading this book ... Revenge is UGLY!

It's really hard for me to write a review without giving out a lot of details. You really need to feel the IMPACT of this book. In this book, you meet a group of good friends who will get your attention from page one. Marissa and Emily are best friends. Justin and Kristian are always hanging out with the girls. Justin is Emily's boyfriend and Kristian is Marissa's other best friend. To escape all the stress from college, they decide to go on a trip for spring break. Just before they leave, Marissa falls into the arms of her sexy neighbour Alec. From that day on, everything changes in their lives. They have no clue what danger lurks around them.

Marissa and Alec are crazy hot together! I loved them as a couple and Alec is YUMMYLICIOUS!! *SWOON* He absolutely caught my attention from the very beginning and I was TEAM ALEC all the way!! Marissa got me mad at specific places in the story. I could not believe some of the stuff that she did! I was screaming at her: ''How could you?!?!'' Even if she did get on my nerves a few times, she's still the kind of MC I like to read about. Marissa and Emily have a beautiful friendship, which reminded me of my own friends. :)

My Rating:

I give Love, Lies, and deception 4.5 intense, thrilling and seductive stars! I can't believe I have never read anything by L.P. Dover before this! I have all her books on my TBR list and I own some of them also, but I honestly never had a chance to read them. I can't wait to read her other books and anything that she will publish. 

Wonderful work by author L.P. Dover!





About the Author:

L.P. Dover lives in the beautiful state of North Carolina with her husband and two wonderful daughters.  She’s an avid reader that loves her collection of books. Writing has always been her passion and she’s delighted to share it with the world.  L.P. Dover spent several years in college starting out with a major in Psychology and then switching to dental.  She worked in the dental field for eight years and then decided to stay home with her two beautiful girls.

Her works consist of the Forever Fae series, and the Second Chances series. She’s really excited to be able to experience writing in the different genres.  Her reading used to consist of nothing but suspense thrillers, but now she can't get away from the paranormal/fantasy books.  Now that she has started on her passion and began writing, you will not see her go anywhere without a notebook, pen, and her secret energy builder … chocolate.

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  1. Thank you SO MUCH for participating in the blog tour!! I absolutely LOVE your blog! ~Kim (Part of Team Alec too)

  2. Sexy, exciting, and intense sounds perfect to me! Your enthusiasm has me very curious about Love, Lies and Deception, Mikki. Thanks for the great review!

  3. Oh yes..I want to read this one..eep, between the cover, that teaser and your review Mikki I am sold!

    1. Yay! Can't wait to see what you think about it ;)


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