Book Reviews of If You Deceive (MacCarrick Brothers, Bk 3)

If You Deceive (MacCarrick Brothers, Bk 3)
If You Deceive - MacCarrick Brothers, Bk 3
Author: Kresley Cole
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9781416503613
ISBN-10: 1416503617
Publication Date: 5/22/2007
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 261 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed If You Deceive (MacCarrick Brothers, Bk 3) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Many romance novels claim to feature rogues and scoundrels, but the reader soone learns that the hero is not really THAT bad. He is almost always a poor misunderstood so and so who just needs love.

Kresley did not take the easy way out with this book. Ethan really was bad, even before the incident that took over his life and set the stage for this conflicted love story, which I greatly enjoyed.

Now I have to go back and reas Hugh's sory. It sounds like a good one.

If Hugh's story is a engrossing as Ethan, Cole may well earn a place on my short list of favotites.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was my favorite in this trilogy. In fact, I really like this one on it's own as well.

I really enjoy romances where the hero/heroine are not perfect and beautiful people. When you have to look beyond what's on the surface and really fall in love with the person underneath, it brings a depth of character to the story that, in my humble opinion, takes a story to a higher level.

This trilogy was my first experience of this author, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't anticipate reading any of her paranormal books, as they are not my "cup of tea", but I may try her other books.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of the BEST romance novels I've ever read.
Suspenseful, believable, NON-cheesy, ORIGINAL and VERY VERY sexy.
This is a keeper :)
Joana
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Best book of the series!
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This was a very good ending to a very good trilogy.
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Another that you do not put down until finished.
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Best in the series. Strong heroine. Flawed hero. Hot.
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last in the trilogy. great read. enjoyable characters and story. D
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very enjoyable reading.
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Really good book, something different from Ms. Cole.
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I really wanted to LOVE this book, but I didn't. The hero was a class A jerk to the heroine until the very end - and the heroine not only took it but forgave him what was to me, unforgiveable.
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I almost wish I'd read this book before the other two because I really liked Ethan and Maddy but I was a bit tired of the cursed Scot theme. I thought a lot of the dialogue was regurgitated from the other books - "fierce Highlander" and her calling him Scot. As big a fan I am of Kresley Cole, I didn't love this book as much as I wanted to. The story of the facially scarred hero with a very bad past - a true anti-hero who meets up with a scrappy unlucky former bourgoisie who now lives in the Paris slums - seems like it should be quite compelling. Their attraction was strong and the side characters were interesting. But they spent a lot of the book apart and I think that bogged the story down. I thought that while so much of his personality was driven by the horrific experience when his face was scarred, it was put behind them too early in the story. I think it should have continued to haunt him longer.

I think also by this book the contemporary dialogue in the historical setting is bothering me. I can set it aside for great story but by book three, I felt like we're in contemporary times, not the mid-1800s.

On the whole, this is another good Kresley Cole book. I think Lisa Kleypas does a better job of combining romance, historically accurate dialogue (what do I know, I wasn't alive then, but certainly as most of us come to expect people to talk in those times), and sensuality. However, aside from Kleypas, I think Cole really does this well.

Three stars
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In my opinion the best book out of the trilogy! Really enjoyed reading it,couldn't put it down.