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If You Deceive (The MacCarrick Brothers, Book 3) (edition 2007)

by Kresley Cole

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Title:If You Deceive (The MacCarrick Brothers, Book 3)
Authors:Kresley Cole
Info:Pocket Books (2007), Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned

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Years after being horribly disfigured and ruining the man responsible, Ethan MacCarrick has a chance encounter with the man’s daughter, Madeline Van Rowen, and vows to continue his vengeance by taking her as his mistress and discarding her. Fortunately for Ethan, his best laid plans go awry when he finds himself falling for the feisty Maddy.

The first two books in the series were not all that appealing but If You Deceive more than makes up for their shortcomings, and I agree wholeheartedly with everyone who raves about this book - it is absolutely fabulous!

Maddy is an amazing heroine. She faces each and every challenge that comes her way with courage and tenacity, and sees beyond the surface of Ethan’s scarred visage and tough exterior to the heroic and worthy man beneath.

Although scarred both physically and emotionally, Ethan knows what he wants and will stop at nothing to attain it. In this case, Maddy is what he wants and nothing will stand in his way.

Together Ethan and Maddy make an intense couple. There scenes together range from outrageously funny to heartwarmingly romantic to scorchingly sexy.

All in all, an incredible story and I will definitely be reading it again soon. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Feb 15, 2014 |
How does this author always create the perfect Alpha hero and heartbreaking romance? Her guys truly are jerks in the beginning, but by the end they've really changed-and it is so believable.....and I turn into a mushy mess. But it's SO WORTH IT, YOU GUYS. ( )
  RachelNR | Sep 27, 2013 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
Heartbreakingly beautiful story! Ethan was finally able to let go of the curse, and the past, and to start to look forward, and even when the path towards the future seemed very difficult to follow, he stuck with it, and Maddie to build the family they both deserved. Very touching, and loveable story. ( )
  Lexxie | Apr 23, 2013 |
Awesome book, loved the main characters, and love, loved how Cole has developed these brothers and their family curse by the end. Sex scenes are steamy and realistic (for a romance). I do love heroine that knows where babies come from, Maddy may be one of my all time favorites! ( )
  Capnrandm | Apr 15, 2013 |
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Burning vengeance...Ethan MacCarrick was a heartbreakingly handsome rake until a powerful nobleman ordered him brutally beaten and his face scarred for a crime he didn't commit. Ethan's reprisal -- bankrupting the nobleman and forcing his exile -- does little to appease his wrath. Ten years later, a haughty, mysterious beauty enchants Ethan -- the daughter of his enemy. At last, Ethan will have the revenge he's craved; he'll promise her marriage, seduce her, then cast her aside.Bitter hardships...When Madeleine van Rowen's family was suddenly plunged into destitution and dishonor, she steeled herself against further heartache. She never weakened, never trusted, until a towering, scarred Highlander relentlessly pursues her, breaking down her defenses.At what price forgiveness?The passion between them burns hotter than Ethan's fury, and soon he finds he can't let her go. But when Madeleine uncovers the truth about him, can Ethan convince her to accept all he now offers -- when he once destroyed everything she had?
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Still seeking revenge on the powerful aristocrat that had him brutally beaten and scarred for a crime he did not commit, unrepentant rake Ethan MacCarrick abducts his enemy's daughter, Madeleine van Rowen, plotting to seduce her and make her his mistress, but he never expects to fall for his beautiful hostage.… (more)

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