Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Liz's Review of The Certainty of Deception by Jeanne McDonald


After years of living in the darkness of his past, Andrew Wise, a young attorney working for his family’s law firm in Sarasota, Florida, has finally broken free of the demons that haunt him. Wealth, success, happiness, and true love; everything a man could ever dream of, was right at his fingertips. Or so he thought. But in the blink of an eye, all of that changed. Upon discovering that his ex-girlfriend, Olivia Hamilton, was pregnant, Drew fell back into some old habits, which led to him losing the one person that mattered the most in his life - McKenzie Evans.

When McKenzie left him and returned to Texas, Drew was beside himself. The night before she left, he made an agreement with her best friend Jared Christopher, that he would give her time and space to come to grips with the fact that he’d fathered her best friend’s child. Now, two months later, he feels as though he held up his end of the bargain, Drew can’t take their separation any longer. With his brother’s wedding mere weeks away, Drew devises a plan to win McKenzie back.

Under the guise of a bachelor getaway for Gavin, Drew, along with his brother and Jared, jets off on an adventure to the panhandle of Texas. There, he will learn what made McKenzie who she is and will find strength within himself that he never realized existed.

In this charming sequel to The Truth in Lies, Drew and McKenzie discover that not everything is as it seems, forgiveness is a matter of acceptance, and true love really can conquer all.

Liz's Review:

In The Certainty of Deception, we are reunited with Drew and McKenzie. This time we get a peek into Drew’s point of view. Devastated by the news that his ex is pregnant with his child and the love of his life has left him, he chooses to handle the news by burying his sorrow at the bottom of a bottle. Lucky for him, he has a brother that refuses to watch him self destruct and an ally in the form of Jared. These two men do what it takes to get Drew sober, while also helping him to find the strength to give McKenzie some space. When the time is right, the three of them travel under the guise of a bachelor party, to get back Drew’s heart.
I fell in love with this pair in the first novel, The Truth in the Lies, and I keep getting sucked in. Jeanne McDonald has weaved us a love story that pulls at your heartstrings and has you rooting for the star-crossed lovers. She makes you believe in true love again.
I could read this book over and over. It hooked me from the first word and has left me thirsty for more and I wait—impatiently—for the next installment. Although this book leaves you with questions, the answers are definitely worth waiting for. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to all of the true romantics out there. Sit back and fall in love with Drew and McKenzie. 


About Author and Links:

 Jeanne McDonald began telling stories at the ripe young age of five, when her mother considered the truth to be a lie thanks to her extensive embellishment to the retelling of an event.  She wrote her first short story when she was twelve years old, and at the age of sixteen she tried her hand at poetry.  She reconnected with her love for writing in 2010 thanks to the encouragement of a dear friend.

Her passions include a "mild" Starbucks addiction, music, quotes, movies, and romance.  When she is not spending time with her family, she can be found reading, writing, chatting with her friends or diligently working toward her bachelors degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology.  A proud Texan, she currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her family.

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