NEW RELEASE & REVIEW!!! ~ Deceived by Danielle Pays

Title: Deceived
Series: Dare to Risk Novel
Author: Danielle Pays
Genre: Steamy Romance Suspense
Release Date: July 24, 2019
Cover Design: Maria at Steamy Designs


Who can Brooke trust?


The pushy accountant who stepped in to help her run the winery is leading her in one direction.
On the other hand, Declan, the sexy landlord who’s slowly winning her heart, has her going in an entirely different one.
But when Declan is arrested, insisting he was framed, she has to decide where her trust lies.
Brooke’s heart and the winery are at stake.
Can she believe her heart or was it deceiving her all along? 
This is a steamy, stand-alone, HEA romantic suspense.



Deceived was a mixed bag for me. I enjoyed the premise of the story, two guys with questionable intentions and the heroine doesn’t who she can trust. The nice guy she has chemistry with or the man who’s been obsessed with her for years.

I enjoyed the story but there were times I found Brooke too annoying to make me care because she couldn’t make a decision. Combined with the grief it was understandable but that made the read a little difficult for me. There seemed to be a lot of excess drama which made the reading go by fast, but overall I enjoyed the story.


Declan cleared his throat. “Brooke.” His voice was low and husky. “Keep staring at me like that and we might never get out of here.”


Her head jerked up. Declan’s lips curved in a smile. Damn, caught ogling him again. The familiar heat crept up the back of her neck and into her cheeks. “I wasn’t—”
“Yes, you were.” Declan took a step closer and leaned down, his hot breath on her ear sending shivers down her spine. “But don’t worry. I liked it. I like seeing you blush too.”
He pulled back. She opened her mouth but nothing came out. She was swooning. Swooning, of all things. How did he have this effect on her?
“Are you ready?”
She was so ready. If she ripped his shirt off, could she convince him to stay inside?
“What did I say about staring at me like that?”



Danielle Pays writes steamy romance novels with a touch of suspense. When not trying to write her characters into some kind of trouble, she can be found guzzling coffee at her kids’ soccer games. Black coffee is a requirement as she lives in the Pacific Northwest.



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