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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: The London Deception by Addison Fox

The London Deception (The House of Steele #2)
by Addison Fox (Goodreads Author)
ebook, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Harlequin Romantic Suspense 

Goodreads synopsis: The House of Steele works for the good guys--but sometimes it's hard to tell heroes from villains... The beautiful former thief had never met a lock she couldn't pick. Although Rowan Steele is now legit, she handles some of the family's most dangerous assignments. When she agrees to safeguard an ancient treasure, her heart--as well as her life--may be the price.

I enjoyed how Finn Gallagher and Rowan Steele met. It was unique and unusual. And it makes this book stand out. This is the second book in the House of Steele series which encompasses the same set of people/family. I believe there are two more books in this series too The Rome Affair and Manhattan  Encounter. The last book The Paris Experiment followed Rowan's brother, Campbell. This whole series is just a family affair.

Finn convinces the House of Steele siblings to send Rowan to London in order to have him and her travel to Egypt to authenticate some artifacts from a tomb. But Finn has other motives for getting her over there, personal reasons. I enjoyed following along as Rowen remembered her wayward days as a thief and how that past is what brought her to this current circumstance.

The story was easy to follow but the bad guy, although, revealed in a flashback earlier in the story wasn't really in the life of Rowan at the present and I thought that wasn't a really fair way to introduce the bad guy since we don't get to see how someone acts just how Rowan saw that person from the past and her recollection of them. (I'm  not telling you who the bad guy is.) :)

I already have the next two books in the series and I will definitely be checking them out. 

4 Stars

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