Monday 14 September 2015

✪ Tainted Deception ✪ Aleya Michelle ✪ Blog Tour ✪

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Standalone Novel


Ivy Maisen thinks she knows exactly what type of guy Chase Hudson is billionaire, extremely good looking, cocky as hell, and a guy that women salivate over... 

But looks can be deceiving... 

Underneath the tuxedo, luxurious demeanor and smooth character is a bad boy covered in tattoos, piercings, the lead singer in a band, and he owns three of the clubs that Ivy frequents. 
Oh and he rides a Harley... 

Will Ivy finally open her eyes and allow herself to see the real Chase or will she reject his alter-ego and refuse his advances again and again? 
When desire is tainted with deception and lies, does that person become less desirable? 

Could love be the one thing powerful enough to push them past the deception and down to the real person underneath the facade?

ARC received for an honest review

It has been a while since I read an Aleya Michelle book, but you all know I am a sucker for a rock star, so I had to read it!

And Chase - he is a CEO during the week and rock star on the weekends. Man, all those tattoos under a well tailored suit.... mmmm!

Chase is not cut from the same cloth as most the uber-rich CEO's we read about these days. No whips or chains in sight for this guy. Nope, he passion is for music, his band Hardcore.

Ivy Maisen despises men like Chase Hudson. They are all the same, all about the money and the women - no thanks! She grew up in that world, and it is definitely not one she wants to go back to.

I loved how independent Ivy was. Her parents would give her the world - if she would go back into theirs, but she is strong, single minded. Authentic - yeah, she felt real.

I loved how Chase and Ivy tore down the walls each other had built around their hearts. It was slow and steady, none of this insta-love relationships. But even as they tear down the walls, there are still secrets between tuem - and we all know how that usually works out!

Gah - when secrets were revealed, I wanted to slap some sense into Ivy for the way she carried on. She was like a 5 year old chucking a tantrum. His secret was no worse than hers, but man, she carried on like a 2 bob watch (at least I felt that way!)

There was also an undercurrent of "something's gonna happen", there was a bit of a mystery that, although we kind of knew who, it was the when and where's that keep us intrigued.

There was also some things with Chase and his father that were carried out right through the book, but when it came to the end, I had a bit of whiplash from how quickly things turned around.

And the other things (that could also just be me) - the conversations between Ivy and Chase - sometimes the speech felt stilted, especially as their relationship progressed. It felt overly formal at times.

I enjoyed the storyline and the pacing. The characters and their relationship developed organically.

I have been reading Ms Michelle since she released her first book, and you can feel the growth in her story telling and writing over that time.

I look forward to seeing what she brings us next.


Born and raised in Sydney, Australia

Happily married and mother of 3 gorgeous and very active boys. A true lover of reading and escaping into a book, I love to write and find solace and escape through my characters and story lines.

So excited to finally publish my debut novel Breaking my Heart in May, Book 2 Healing my Heart was released September 17th.

The third and final book in My Heart Series is Forever in my Heart and is releasing February 20th.

Favorite past times include shopping, reading, going to the beach and seeing friends. 

Music is another great love.

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