Friday, March 7, 2014

Blog Tour: Consequence of Deception by Ella Fox


Once upon a time, girl met boy and a love story began.Their future was assured until tragedy struck and deceptions were made.
There are consequences to every action, and the Consequences of Deception are always the most punishing.
Sloane Evans lost nearly everyone that she’s ever loved, but losing Killian Brandt left a scar that never healed.
Four and a half years after turning his back on her, Killian steps back into Sloane’s life in the most shocking of ways, giving her no choice but to abandon her life and go with him.
Why would a man buy a woman that he hates?
Not everything is as it appears.
Love is beautiful, revenge is ugly, and lies destroy lives.
Prepare to discover the Consequences of Deception.

4.5 Fantastic Stars!  Review by Lisa Kane

Can I tell you that I LOVED this book! It was steamy, and suspenseful and snarky and angsty. All the best elements combined in this batter of emotions that made for an exquisite read.  

Sloan has loved Killian since she was a young girl of 17 trying to seduce him in her tiny bikini. Six years older than his next door neighbor, he assures her that they are meant to be together and if she still feels that way in 6 months, after she turns 18 and is no longer "jail bait" he will act on his feelings. 

Fast forward 4 ½ years; Sloan lives with her uncle Stephen and his bitch of a wife, Celine in what is essentially a prison. She has little freedom, no access to her own money and too many restrictions to name. She has lost everything; her father is dead, her home is gone and most of all Killian hates and despises her. They rarely interact, and the few times that they did, he spouts out his venomous hatred for her. 

That is all about to change. She will turn 22 in a few weeks, gain access to her inheritance and move the hell out. Freedom is so close she can taste it. Her only confidante is her best friend Demi and her parents. At a boring dinner party that she is required to attend for her aunt, in walks Killian who makes a beeline straight for her. In spite of Demi's best efforts, he strong arms Sloan into leaving with him. Being a man of few words, he dumps her in his car and drives to her house, where he has  a moving van in her driveway. He tells her they are here to get her things. She assumes somehow he has control of her home and is dumping her ass out of it. She couldn't be more wrong.

"I'm not kicking you out, Sloane. I'm buying you." Whatever I thought before? It was all too generous. Killian just turned my life upside down with nine life-changing words. It hangs out there between us as I gape at him while I try to formulate a response. "Buying me...? This proves that you're insane! I'm not a commodity. What exactly can I do for you, Killian? Be your maid? The look he gives me is a lot like a warning and instinctively I know that whatever he says next isn't going to be good. "No, you're going to be my lover."  

He is blackmailing her, using her love for Demi's family to make her come to him. He has paid off her uncle and aunt, will get her late father's company out of debt- all for the small price of  her body. Money is no issue for him, he is a millionaire many times over, being a tech genius with multiple companies. He plans on taking her to Florida until he decides where they will go next. He owns her for the next year. She knows he wants revenge, but she has never understood why. 

My plan is far from honorable, but it's damn good. Fu*# that-it's not just good-it's the perfect deception.

She has little choice and complies with his emotional blackmail. He has tight security on her, but she assumes this is because he is a very wealthy man and it is for him. He hasn't touched her yet, when will he claim what he considers to be his? One night she hears noises outside her bedroom-she opens the door and let's just say Killian is quite the alpha male ordering an older female to get on her knees and obey his commands.Sloan is fascinated, hurt, jealous and repulsed all at the same time. Killian sees her, dismisses the woman and tries to talk to her, she refuses to speak to him.  She plays it cool and won't let him see how much he hurt her. 

This situation implodes and Killian finally takes what he considers to be his-having found out she is still a virgin, he acts out of character and is tender and considerate of her initiation into passion. Once these two start, there is no end to the physical intimacy for them.

"It's no secret-I've fu*#ed a lot of meaningless women. Hell, before now, it's never meant anything to me emotionally. I've always gone at it for the physical release. I can't turn back the clock on that. It happened and nothing can change it. But you know what? You're not in that category and never will be. Whatever came before doesn't hold a candle to five seconds of being inside of you. Even when I was telling myself that I was hate-fu*#king you, it still meant more."

But always he leaves her after, showering and going to another room. If he thinks she is remotely interested in someone else, he is furious. No one touches what is his!

There are many secrets about his family, her family and what caused him to change. Little by little the truth is coming out, but Sloan is so hurt she is almost numb. She can't stop her body's reaction to Killian, but she shuts off her emotions. He can't handle this, he doesn't want only her body. Can they ever break down their barriers, and why is she so heavily guarded? 

This book has an element of suspense to it, and intrigue. At times I wanted to throat punch Killian,  especially when he was having oral sex with the cougar. He likes his sex rough and there is some mild kink in the story. But that just adds to the deliciousness of it! And the epilogue! Sweet jezus, how I loved it!

"There's been so much ugly between us," I blubber. "I just want us to have a new beginning without misunderstandings, lies, and secrets."


A horrifying suspicion takes root in my head and a wave of dizziness sweeps through me as I realize that there is only one possible reason that he is here.  The only explanation that makes sense is that he wants to be the one to throw me out into the street.  Somehow he’s in control of Stephen and Celine’s house, and I just bet he’d done whatever he had to do to get himself into this position.  Four and half years he’d been waiting for a shot at me, and now he has it.

            “You’re… throwing me out?”  I try, damn hard, to keep from breaking down.  The tears I keep at bay, but there is a definite warbling of my voice as I ask the question.

Immediately I am angry with myself for showing such weakness and I decide to take the bull by the horns.  I am not about to give Killian Brandt, of all people, the pleasure of seeing me break, even though I have to admit to myself that I am definitely breaking.  I plow on before he can answer my ridiculous question.

“What am I saying?  Of course you’re throwing me out!  I’m sure this has to be one of the best moments of your miserable life, you selfish son-of-a-bitch.  You want me out? Consider me gone!”

            I jump to my feet to go call Demi, only to come to a dead halt when Killian thunders out a command.   “Sit your ass down, now.”

            I am so shocked by the force behind his words that I immediately drop back onto the couch.  I don’t actuallyfear Killian, but my response to his tone of voice is instantaneous.

            For one moment, I allow myself to hope that maybe Killian isn’t here to ruin my life.  Maybe, just maybe, he isn’t as bad as I think he was.

“I’m not kicking you out, Sloane.  I’m buying you.”

Whatever I thought before?  It was all too generous.  Killian just turned my life upside down with nine life-changing words.

It hangs out there between us as I gape at him while I try to formulate a response.  “Buying me…? This proves that you’re insane!  I’m not a commodity.             
What exactly can I do for you, Killian?  Be your maid?”

            The look he gives me is a lot like a warning and instinctively I know that whatever he says next isn’t going to be good.

            “No, you’re going to be my lover.”

About Ella Fox :

Ella Fox  writes like a woman possessed whenever she gets the chance!  She is the author of The Hart Family Series,The Renegade Saints Series and The Catch Series.

When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and travels the country.  Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense of humor and loves to laugh.  Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out with her family and watching comedy movies.

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