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From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes a compelling tale of romance and suspense, the first book in a connected duo! (PLAYED is Book #2 of the Deception Duo).

Kayla Sheridan had longed for love, marriage and a family. Now, after a miraculous whirlwind courtship with the man of her dreams, she is his wife. But on their wedding night, he vanishes, leaving Kayla with the bitter realization that her desire has made her an easy mark for deception.

Nick Granville has an ingrained sense of honor and an intense desire to succeed in building the world's most challenging high-tech bridges. But when he crosses paths with a ruthless con man, he's robbed of everything he values, including his identity. With nothing left to lose, he'll risk any danger to clear his name and reclaim his life.

Thrown together by fate, Kayla and Nick embark on a desperate journey toward the truth -- to uncover the mysterious motives of an ingenious and seductive stranger who boasts he can't be caught ... and to reveal the shocking secrets of their own shattered pasts.

Don't miss the sequel to Taken which is Played! 

Reviews 

"Another crowd pleasing page turner in the first of a tricky romantic suspense series...." Publishers' Weekly 

"Terrific and twisty intrigue makes this novel choice reading. Freethy drags her characters through vast emotions, barely giving them time to react, all the while dangling clues. An amazingly gripping, fascinating mystery!" Romantic Times Magazine 

"From the rocky isolation of Alcatraz to the haunts of California's historic North Beach, this intricately plotted story has more twists and turns than Lombard Street as it takes its characters on a dangerous adventure with roots in a deadly past. Romance sizzles between the wary protagonists in this riveting page-turner ..." Library Journal 

Don't Miss Barbara's other bestselling romantic suspense novels: 

The Lightning Strikes Trilogy! 
BEAUTIFUL STORM (#1) 
LIGHTNING LINGERS (#2) 
SUMMER RAIN (#3) 

Popular Standalone Romantic Suspense Titles 
DON'T SAY A WORD 
GOLDEN LIES 
ALL SHE EVER WANTED 

Connected Duo 
SILENT RUN and SILENT FALL

 

 

Book Reviews

Taken (Deception #1)
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Taken
February 2nd, 2014
Lots of action all the way through the book Loved it! Wonderful lots action. Loved it
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Taken
October 6th, 2013
I love this book and all the twists and turns until the end. I also loved that I couldn't put it down!
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Taken
October 1st, 2013
Real page turner.
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2 of 2 people found this helpful
September 21st, 2013
I enjoyed this light reading, the characters were likeable even if Kayla taken in by a conman. her grandma was an interesting character with a hidden past. Still it was a pleasant read for a summer afternoon. ANNE JONES Regina
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1 review
Great story
August 28th, 2013
I have truly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the sequels to it.
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