Author: Ella Fox
Published by Self-Published
Release Date February 17, 2014
Genres: Erotic Romance
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Once upon a time, girl met boy and a love story began.
Their future was assured until tragedy struck and deceptions were made.
There are consequences to every action, and the Consequences of Deception are always the most punishing.
Sloane Evans lost nearly everyone that she’s ever loved, but losing Killian Brandt left a scar that never healed.
Four and a half years after turning his back on her, Killian steps back into Sloane’s life in the most shocking of ways, giving her no choice but to abandon her life and go with him.
Why would a man buy a woman that he hates?
Not everything is as it appears.
Love is beautiful, revenge is ugly, and lies destroy lives.
A horrifying suspicion takes root in my head and a wave of dizziness sweeps through me as I realize that there is only one possible reason that he is here. The only explanation that makes sense is that he wants to be the one to throw me out into the street. Somehow he’s in control of Stephen and Celine’s house, and I just bet he’d done whatever he had to do to get himself into this position. Four and half years he’d been waiting for a shot at me, and now he has it.
“You’re… throwing me out?” I try, damn hard, to keep from breaking down. The tears I keep at bay, but there is a definite warbling of my voice as I ask the question.
Immediately I am angry with myself for showing such weakness and I decide to take the bull by the horns. I am not about to give Killian Brandt, of all people, the pleasure of seeing me break, even though I have to admit to myself that I am definitely breaking. I plow on before he can answer my ridiculous question.
“What am I saying? Of course you’re throwing me out! I’m sure this has to be one of the best moments of your miserable life, you selfish son-of-a-bitch. You want me out? Consider me gone!”
I jump to my feet to go call Demi, only to come to a dead halt when Killian thunders out a command. “Sit your ass down,now.”
I am so shocked by the force behind his words that I immediately drop back onto the couch. I don’t actually fear Killian, but my response to his tone of voice is instantaneous.
For one moment, I allow myself to hope that maybe Killian isn’t here to ruin my life. Maybe, just maybe, he isn’t as bad as I think he was.
“I’m not kicking you out, Sloane. I’m buying you.”
Whatever I thought before? It was all too generous. Killian just turned my life upside down with nine life-changing words.
It hangs out there between us as I gape at him while I try to formulate a response. “Buying me…? This proves that you’re insane! I’m not a commodity. What exactly can I do for you, Killian? Be your maid?”
The look he gives me is a lot like a warning and instinctively I know that whatever he says next isn’t going to be good.
“No, you’re going to be my lover.”
This man can bring my body to life with pain and pleasure, but when he loves he loves big, and that is my favorite thing about him.
I’m no virgin when it comes to Ella Fox, as I have devoured each and every one of her other books. That being said, nothing could prepare me for the emotional rollercoaster that was Killian Brandt. From the moment he stalked across the room with hate in his eyes, though I didn’t know his story, he’d already captured my heart. These feelings only intensified throughout the remainder of the book and nothing, absolutely nothing, could sway them.
To Killian, I am nothing more than a warm body and an opportunity for revenge.
My heart BROKE for Sloane; I mean it was decimated. She died a thousand deaths throughout her years only to live the past four in purgatory. Every emotion seeped from her pores as if she would never breathe again. Here was a girl who had lost every important person in her life, and didn’t truly live; just existed. This book was told entirely in Sloane’s POV, and while I love dual POV books, I think it was necessary in this case to only hear her side. Had we known Killian’s thoughts the entire time, this would have been an entirely different story, and would have suffered for it. The uncertainty and miscommunication was what made this book so delicious. I am a self-professed angst junkie, and CoD fed my little monster well.
“There are always choices. You made yours a long time ago. It’s time for you to feel the consequences.”
Lest I not forget, because really it’s just NOT possible, but holy hell! That Killian is officially the king of dirty talkers. I found myself shifting in my seat one more than one occasion and even blushing now and then. His words and actions spoke of hated, but his heart shone through brightly, even though Sloane only caught glimpses of it. When I think of all they missed out on, it makes me infuriated. There could never be a more perfect name for this book than Consequences of Deception because that is the theme that rules throughout. This was by far a five star book for me, and one I will definitely re-read someday!
“I was being a bad girl and I knew it, but I didn’t care because the need to be with him was so all-consuming that it hurt.”