Title: Deadly Omissions
Series: The Deceptive Lovers Series
Author: Lauren Reign
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 9, 2016
Before you read book 2 I seriously suggest you read book. Don’t miss out on the characters that make the core group. First the character of Harper Sloan is a main character from book one and knowing her story and how she connects to Colton and Jaxxon is important, it helps to know where her bitter, nasty and closed off attitude comes from. WOW a warrior that I have a lot of adjectives about. I really liked the authors style. In book one I felt like she was trying to make the character set-up too easy, but this was so much better.
The author creates a solid “cast” that will be great for several more books in this series. There is one person I really want a book for but I won’t mention who or why due to the plot details. There is a part where the reveal of Sage and how it has to do with the mob and loan sharks comes up and I was like
If you love the suspense and a does of romance then it is a series for you. Based on these two books I purchased her others. It is something I can easily fall in love with.
It has seriously not been my night.
Tapped That, the kickass bar I’ve worked at since graduating from the University of Tampa that happens to be owned by my friend Kalliope, was completely slammed tonight. I had the pleasure of serving a bunch of frat douchebags for hours who wanted mojitos, a wimp drink that is a total bitch to make, and a group of older cougars who wanted frozen run runners, another pain-in-my-ass cocktail.
I am a fantastic bartender, but my blender skills aren’t up to par, hence why I’m currently very sticky and in desperate need of a good scrub down. I was looking forward to a warm shower until my 1990 Civic decided to spit at me a few times, squeal, then not turn over.
Goosebumps pebble down my arms at his voice. I don’t have to lift my head to know who’s invaded my pity party. It’s the same voice that haunts my daydreams.
“No, I’m just perfect,” I respond into my dashboard, my tone drips with sarcasm.
“Get out of the car, Harper.”
“Go away, Colton.”
A chilly breeze travels across my body as my car door is flung open, but I still don’t move. I don’t have the energy, nor do I want to deal with him tonight. I can feel his presence beside me, a static tingling that invades my being anytime he is near.
I used to love the sensation. Now I loathe it.
This gorgeous man used to be linked to my heart, until he got shot on assignment eight months ago and decided that faking his death and devastating many who loved him for four months to hunt down a serial killer that was obsessed with our friend Kalli was a good idea.
Sounds crazy, right? Yeah, he turned me inside out with his unthinkable deception.
Colton’s estranged twin brother, Jaxxon, who I had never met and who was also an FBI agent, was assigned by the Bureau to keep Kalli alive after she was kidnapped and almost killed by Dominic Hall the same night that he shot Colton. Dominic had evaded their capture that fateful night, which is why Colton went undercover. I later learned that Dominic was fixated on Kalli because she scarily resembled his wife, who had been killed years prior in a drunk-driving accident.
Jaxxon kept Kalli, who also thought Colton was dead, safe for months, and they eventually fought their way to each other. They fell in love and are now having a baby together.
I, on the other hand, got destroyed and was left with a big F-you.
Lauren Reign is a graduate of The University of Tampa. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida, with her fiancé and their two rambunctious dogs. She is an avid reader, suffering from an obsession with all things romance. When she’s not engrossed in getting the characters in her head down on paper, she’s busy saving the world, one spray tan at a time.