Date Published: February 5, 2015
Twenty-one year old Liliana Dapprima was living her life exactly how she planned. She had an amazing job as an interior designer and lived with her best friend Violet in Toronto. But, everything changes when her father forces her to move to New Jersey to re-design his businesses in New York City. Upon her arrival in New Jersey, she finds out she must live with her old flame, Emilio Amante, who had completely tore apart her heart.
She must learn to live alongside Emilio as she tries to start a new relationship with the new man in her life, Lucas. And to make matters even more complicated, Emilio is Lucas’ boss.
Dealing with a love triangle is hard enough, but then Lily must also deal with secrets from and about her family. She is constantly lied to and when she gets attacked multiple times by a rival family, she wants answers and will go to any extent to get them.
Liliana has been living in a world where everyone and everything is not what it seems.
What will happen when tragedy strikes and secrets are revealed?
The title really fits this story. There are a lot of characters and a lot of deceit and surprises along the way. It is a Romance and Liliana and her journey to understand love and overcome past heartbreak while trying to move on is a powerful one. The reader will be invested in Liliana's story from the get-go. She is a very easy character to love. I really enjoyed the pacing and writing style of M.D. Melai & C.S. Leigh. It was smooth and never felt forced or drawn out. A great Contemporary Read that delves a little deeper.
M.D. Melai & C.S. Leigh are a cousin writing duo that live in North Central Texas.They are the self-published authors of the Deceptive Series. Deceptive, the first in the series, was published in February of this year. Fugitive, the second in the series, was published in July. They are currently hard at work writing the third book in the series that is slated to be released in the Winter of 2016.
C.S. Leigh has a degree in business administration. When she isn’t writing she is working her day job, that she enjoys as well. Leigh loves being adventurous and shopping.
M.D. Melai is a full time stay at home mom. When she isn’t writing she is chasing around her very active five year old.
Both Melai and Leigh believe family is of the utmost importance and enjoy spending their free time with them, as well as friends. They are both devout readers, and read as much as time will allow them too.
Their love for books and storytelling is what inspired them to tell the story of Liliana.