Wednesday, August 28, 2013

*A Hint of Passion* A Heart Deceived by Michelle Griep

A Heart Deceived


MIRI BRAYDEN teeters on a razor’s edge between placating and enraging her brother, whom she depends upon for support. Yet if his anger is unleashed, so is his madness. Miri must keep his descent into lunacy a secret, or he’ll be committed to an asylum—and she’ll be sent to the poor house.

ETHAN GOODWIN’s been on the run all of his life—from family, from the law...from God. After a heart-changing encounter with the gritty Reverend John Newton, Ethan would like nothing more than to become a man of integrity—an impossible feat for an opium addict charged with murder. When Ethan Goodwin shows up on Miri’s doorstep, her balancing act falls to pieces.

Both Ethan and Miri are caught in a web of lies and deceit—fallacies that land Ethan in prison and Miri in the asylum with her brother. Only the truth will set them free.

My Opinion:

Not at all what I expected. Before I even got this book in the mail I started having doubts about it. I have read suspenseful books before and been let down. I just have a hard time taking most of them seriously. However, this one was great!

The beginning started out a little rough. Their were some word choices that I definitely would not have made which made it hard to read at first. But I am one of those people who pushes through almost all the time hoping it will get better, and it did!

As soon as Ethan and Miri met I was hooked. I could barely put it down most of the time. Ethan's attraction to Miri was instant, and her reaction to him wasn't far behind. I like it when the tension between the main characters starts right off the bat when they meet. I feel like a story, at least a romance, does not actually start until they start having feelings for each other.

The part about Miri's brother being mentally insane was interesting. Never read something like that before. I liked how it was done, however, I would have preferred if her brother did not have the occupation that he had. That part was a little unrealistic with the way he treated Miri.

Overall, a good book. Some bad qualities and some good qualities. 

Rating: 3 1/2 Stars

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