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Deception (edition 1994)

by Amanda Quick

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Title:Deception
Authors:Amanda Quick
Info:Bantam (1994), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:read, regency, romance

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I wanted a comfort read after a bad week and I got one. Yes, there's a formula to the early AQ books but it's a formula that works and entertains. Olympia is slightly bluestocking, more interested in her maps & legends than in catching a husband. She's also taking care of her young nephews. Jared is typically a controlled, practical man of business. Of course when they meet she discovers a passion for something other than legends and he becomes completely befuddled an emotional about her. As usual there were some laughs, some touching moments and a satisfying romance. ( )
  CCleveland | Nov 27, 2013 |
I love Amanda Quick because I know exactly what to expect going in. A quirky bluestocking of acceptable though undistinguished station, a strong and titled man of whom everyone is frightened except said bluestocking, a mystery that needs solving, and an unlikely love. Quick (Jane Ann Krentz) always delivers and I am always charmed, 20 years or so into our author/reader relationship. This is like the frozen Milky Way of literature, overprocessed, too sweet, and unspeakably satisfying. Totally worth checking one's intellectual cred at the door. ( )
  Narshkite | May 6, 2013 |
Reread, jan 2010. Ebook version.

Vintage Quick, like the scholarly heroine, who pretends to a little more "woman of the world" than she is.

And a hero who isn't really quite the sensible boring type his flamboyant family thinks he is. ( )
  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
On audio, narrated by Anne Flosnik who did a creditable job, except her voice for the one-eyed pirate-like hero sounded too gravelly. It was as if she was trying to give it this smoldering, passion infused inflection. But to my ears, it just made him sound older than he was really supposed to be. He did not sound romantic, but maybe it's just me.

Olympia, the heroine is another of Quick's learned, bluestocking types who is clueless when it comes to the required social niceties in Regency England because she's so wrapped up in her studies. No shy wilting lily, once she makes up her mind she wants to bed Jared, she has no fears or compunctions about it. She could care less what it might do to her reputation if anyone finds out. Other than this unrealistic lack of discretion, I liked her and her three young nephews. I found the storyline amusing at times, albeit convoluted with the lost map, treasure and Jared's irascible father and uncle. It was an easy listen, though it lacked any real depth. Still, I enjoyed it overall. ( )
  ktleyed | Dec 3, 2012 |
Very enjoyable summer read.

I have read almost every novel Amanda Quick has ever written. In my opinion, Deception by Amanda is definitely a winner. The story is romantic, and tender, while at the same time exciting. Also, the story is complex, and satisfyingly. I love it when she writes about a strong woman character. Inspiring, and a very enjoyable summer reading ( )
  SharonSommers | Mar 17, 2011 |
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Olympia Wingfield, an old maid at twenty-five, was saddled with raising her motherless hellion nephews, though the lovely bluestocking preferred spending every spare minute pursuing her true passion - the study of ancient legends and unearthing clues to long - lost treasure. Between trying to control a mob of unruly youngsters and fend off an overly attentive neighbor whose interest was far from scholarly, the absentmindend beauty was having a most chaotic day. Cornered in her own library before she could manage to extricate herself from the cad's clutches, she found heself unexpectedly rescued... by a glorious stranger who was the embodiment of her most exotic dreams.... Tall and dark, with chiseled features and long, windswept black hair, Mr. Jared Chillhurst could have walked straight out of a legend of buried treasure and uncharted seas. As it was, he strode into Olympia's life with all the boldness of a privateer... settting everything and everyone to rights, before turning his brilliant gaze on her. He announced that he was the new tutor, come to school her three incorrigible charges. He claimed to be a gentleman who'd traveled the world and made his home on a remote, mysterious island... And then he seduced imaginative, impracitcal Olympia, who'd long fantasized of foreign lands and ancient quests, with his daring traveler's tales and pirate's plundering kisses. Too late, Olympia would discover that only part of Jared's story was true. For the enigmatic Mr. Chillhurst was no lowly tutor but the future earl of Flamecrest and the descendant of a notorious buccaneer. Chillhurst considered himself to be the only sane member of a family noted for its flamboyant, eccentrics, and he prided himself on his cold, logical, unemotional approach to everything, including passion. He had insinuated himself into the Wingfield household for one purpose, to recover the missing Flamecrest fortune. Soon Olympia is swept up in a scandalous affair with this dangerous, desirable man who is haunted by old enemies and an even older mystery. Only she can see beneath his smooth, unshakeable surface to an untapped well of deep emotion and fiery sensuality. And she comes to realize that is up to her to find the key to the past, to the long-lost Flamecrest gold, and Jared's heart, if they are both to survie and win in life's greatest treasure - a love worthy of a legend.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553565060, Mass Market Paperback)

From Seduction to Surrender and Reckless to Ravished, New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick has spun one thrilling love story after another. Now, in her long-awaited hardcover debut, she introduces her most endearing heroine and compelling hero, in a dazzling, daring tale of lost pirate gold and legendary love... Deception.

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One Olympia Wingfield had been free to devote all her time to her true passion: the study of ancient legends and long-lost treasure.

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