Friday, February 26, 2016

~Review Tour~ Deceived by Samyah Leighton

Book 1 of the Redemption Series
AUTHOR: Samyah Leighton GENRE: Erotic Romance
A lie tore them apart… A truth will bring them back together.
Fifteen years ago Jackson Delaney met Skylar Deveraux. It was love at first sight. He adored her. He trusted her. And she betrayed him. Breaking things off, he left her behind and never expected to see her again.
Heartbroken and angry, Jackson forced himself to move on with his life but not before swearing off committed relationships forever. Love had made a fool of him once, he swore never to let it happen again. After graduating from college he got drafted into the NFL.
With the help of time Jackson was able to put the past behind him. Now at thirty-six-years-old he believes he’s living his dream. He’s rich, famous and a celebrated NFL quarterback who can have anyone woman he sets his sights on. His life is perfect until the death of his brother and sister-in-law unearths some devastating secrets from the past that forces him to question everything he thought he knew about his life.
All of the people who were supposed to love him are involved in some duplicitous schemes to conceal the truth from him and Skylar is at the center of the biggest scheme of them all. Now he must find Skylar to get the truth from her.
How will he handling seeing her again after all this time? Will the extreme passion they once shared still burn hot between them? And if so, can he ever forgive her deceptions and be able to reclaim the only woman he has ever loved?
My eyes flutter open and I try to focus. There’s a face close to mine…
I jump up and our heads bang together then I roll off his lap onto the floor. “Ouch! Shit!” I put my hand to my forehead.
“Damn it, Skylar!” Jackson says with his right eye squeezed tightly shut and his hand to his forehead.
“Why are you damning me?” I ask. “You’re the one who scared me half to death. What the hell are you doing here?”
“Well, hello to you too. I’m doing fine. Thanks for asking.” He stands up and extends his hand to me to help me off the floor. I’m reluctant to grab it; it’s been fifteen years since the last time I touched this man.
“I’m not going to bite, Skylar,” he says, flashing that sexy smirk of his. I see the dare in his eyes and I refuse to chicken out. Taking his hand, a current runs up my arm and down my spine. Before I can pay it much attention, he yanks me up from the floor. I stumble a bit and he pulls me in close to stabilize my balance. My hands grip his well-toned biceps and they flex beneath my fingertips. I gasp.
So, this is my first time reading anything by this author and I’m glad I did. It was great, I really enjoyed every minute of this read. The author had me on my toes every step of the way. I thought I would have a bad case of whip lash from this story from all the twist and turns!
Skylar is a successful business owner who has secrets from her past stride right in her front door. 
This couldn’t have come at a worst time. She has others things in her life that need to be tied up and started. However, when the chance comes to take back her heart she can’t say no. Skylar is a strong and proud woman who has done well under the heartache of her past. 
Jackson thought he left the lies and betrayal in the past, however, his grandfather pulls some of the biggest one right to his front door. As a football player he knows how to make the hard calls be this one would change his life forever. Jackson is a sweet man that won’t give his heart to anyone. He thinks he is protecting his heart, but he is only hiding and waiting for his true love to come back to him.
The story is a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs. You never know what might happen. Jackson and Skylar have a hard road ahead of them and I’m not sure they will be able to make it to the end. I hope in the next book all the secrets will be revealed. The story leaves off in a good spot. I don’t want to say a cliffhanger but you are left wondering what will happen next. 
The only part I had trouble with is the first sex scene, I don’t feel Skylar would give in that easy nor Jackson. I thought it would have been a fight to see them both in the same sack. However, that wasn’t the case and I felt a little disappointed. But that is only my opinion others might like this. 
I recommend you give this story a shot it is well worth the read. 
*** I was given this book for an honest review. This plays no part in how I felt about this story.*
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Samyah Leighton is a loving wife and mother of four. She's always had a passion for writing and storytelling. She loves to read. Romance and erotica are her favorites genre. Samyah loves all kinds of animals and movies and music. She loves to cook and bake and window shop. She finds beauty in all types of love. For the most part Samyah enjoys the simple things in life.