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Deceit - M.J. Haag (film review) *contains spoilers*


Book: Deceit
Author: M.J. Haag
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Published By: Shattered Glass Publishing LLC
Published Year: 2015

My Review:
Having read the first book just before picking this up I was really excited to see how things would progress for Benella and the Beast and worried about what the future holds for the family that have just moved to the water for their fathers job.

Deceit comes straight after the events of the book Depravity and shows how Benella is now living with the Beast on his estate and wants to help him break the curse that has been put on him by the enchantress Rose. Learning that he needs to give her a night of pleasure to free him Benella tries to help him not only sexually to gain control but to also become a better man, while starting to realise that the Beast might be more than she expected.

Personally, I loved how this book took place exactly as the first one ended which left no time for the reader to be confused or wondering what happened from when Benella leaves her family to live with the Beast. I thought that by showing how at first she didn't trust the Beast and then slowly learning to get used to him and not only as the Beast but the man underneath in which is lonely and not just the Beast in which he shows the rest of the world. By keeping Benella as the same character as the first book as a girl who is curious and wanting to learn as well as loves adventure I thought was nice as it helped her to go home and see her family, teach the beast about fishing as well as having fun outdoors but also what leads to her sexual desires which end up being shown throughout the book. By having her father work at the brothel in the town and Benella going there in order to give her father food but also to speak to the sisters in which she had questions about pent energies in both men and woman, which led to Benella trying to not only get the Beast aroused but to help him spend a night with Rose to help free him. Later as she wants to find out about her own pleasures the Beast helps her to understand and shows her foreplay in which she finds herself really liking from the Beast however as he gets scared that he might go to far decides to stop which I thought showed the growth of his character as well as how he was learning to love Benella and didn't want to ruin her for him. Finally, at the end of the book there is an awful attempted rape scene with the baker which did scare me and made me feel really uncomfortable and did leave me a little worried about what could be worse in her story in the final installment of the trilogy. Not only this but it left me also wanting to know what would happen to the people who stood by the baker and let him try to rape her as well as to the man himself which has now even more reason to be hated by the reader than he does from the first book. I thought that the character development for both of the main characters within this book was really well done and that the story went at a really good pace which kept the book going as well as kept my interest throughout. Not only this but I thought that it led up to the final book in the trilogy really well and leaves the reader wanting to know what will happen next.

Overall, this a brilliant sequel to this adult version of Beauty and the Beast and one I am really glad that I have managed to pick up. I can't wait to start on the third and final part and to discover what lies ahead for Benella and the Beast. I would recommend this book to an adult audience and those who are okay with graphic sexual scenes and some rather taboo moments. Personally, I really enjoyed this book and will read this again.

My Rating: 5/5 

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