Deception: A Novel by Amanda QuickDeception: A Novel by Amanda Quick

Deception: A Novel

byAmanda Quick

Mass Market Paperback | April 1, 1994

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From Seduction to Surrender and Reckless to Ravished, New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick has spun one thrilling love story after another. Now, in her long-awaited hardcover debut, she introduces her most endearing heroine and compelling hero, in a dazzling, daring tale of lost pirate gold and legendary love... Deception.
Amanda Quick, a pseudonym for Janye Ann Krentz, is a New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of contemporary and historical romances. There are nearly thirty million copies of her books in print, including Seduction, Surrender, Scandal, Rendezvous, Ravished, Reckless, Dangerous, Desire, Mistress, Mystique, Mischief, Affair, Wi...
Title:Deception: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 6.89 × 4.17 × 1.14 inPublished:April 1, 1994Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553565060

ISBN - 13:9780553565065


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay, but a bit over the top This was an "okay" book. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great. Olympia is an eccectric spinster [of 25] who fancies herself a "woman of the world" because she was raised by a pair of aunts who gave her a good education and encouraged her to expand her mind. As a result, she is known as somewhat of an expert on lost treasures in the Society she participates in mostly by post. Olympia also is the guardian of her 3 boisterous nephews, paying it forward for being taken in herself when she was orphaned. Although she loves the boys, they are pretty rambunctious, and she isn't really equipped to manage and raise them properly so the household is pretty much chaos. Enter the Earl of Chilhurst - Jared to his friends. Asked by Olympia's city relative to deliver a shipment of goods for Olympia to sell for him, once he meets her, Jared is immediately smitten by Olympia and decides to stay around, but telling her that he was hired by the city relative to be a tutor for the boys. This was a very over-the-top and melodramatic story, but since that's what Jayne Ann Krentz does in her books written as Amanda Quick, one can't object too much to that. As I said, the story wasn't terrible. It had its moments, and the plot was okay, if a bit predictable and fluffy. Krentz does have a witty sense of humour and there were plenty of moments that made me smile - some where I even laughed out loud - and that did make the book enjoyable. The "romatic" scenes between Olympia and Jared, however, were so over-blown that they made me roll my eyes rather than sigh in envy. If you are looking for harmless, super-sweet and slightly sappy stories with a bit of intrigue and some funny moments, you may enjoy this story.
Date published: 2011-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great The second you meet Jared and Olympia you cannot put the book down. Their dialogue is great, the story is entertaining, a book you can finish in one sitting without any problem. Affair was the first book I read from Ms. Quick and I have been a loyal fan ever since. Whenever I can I pick up one of her books, and I haven't been disappointed yet. Keep on writing Ms. Quick.
Date published: 2002-04-05

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With millions of copies of her novels in print, Amanda Quick's popularity is just as spectacular as her soaring romances. Deception weaves a tale of two lovers swept up in a web of deceit and a passionate, dangerous love that will prove to be more precious than any treasure. Amanda Quick is a pseudonym for popular author Jayne Ann Krentz