Gwendolyn Mac Alistair has worked for years to please her cold and distant father. When he announces her engagement to Keir, a man she can barely tolerate, Gwen is devastated. Her love for an English Duke, Sebastian, seems the perfect solution to her problems.
Sebastian had paid for his father’s sins and vows to never fall in love. When he sees Gwen he fights his attraction to her, but knows she is the one he wants.
As Gwen’s father tells her that he must fulfill her duty, she and Sebastian know that they should be together. Hopefully the two will find a way to save Gwen, without causing even more pain in the long run.
Dance with Deception is a lush and endearing romance that hooked me at the beginning. The lead characters have just what they need to stay fresh and the plot has enough twist and turns to keep readers enthralled. I really enjoyed the reactions to catching one in a lie. The hurt feeling and grudge-holding make the characters seem very real. That true love aspect of the story is as touchingly romantic as anything I have read recently. While not an overtly sexual book, in my opinion, the romance scenes are quite interesting. The family dynamic is the major backdrop of the story and keeps the story exciting. Seeing the story develop had me quickly turning pages until the end. The dialogue is perfect for the time frame. The background support is wonderful, and a twist of the plot at the end is great. As a first book I am wholly impressed by Ms. Goodwin and look forward to the next two of the series.
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