"When Crazaniak convinces Shannon she needs his protection, they partner to unearth secrets her husband left behind--secrets involving a Tanzanian mine that yields perfect blue diamonds coveted by dealers around the world--secrets connected to a terrorist leader Crazaniak has vowed to take down."
Pages: 262 pages
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press on February 2012
Form: E-book (from tour for an honest review)
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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"Can an FBI agent obsessed with redemption and a grieving widow desperate to clear her husband's name learn to believe in love again?
Shannon Riedel faces down danger when a gunman breaks into her office claiming her dead husband swindled him. When FBI agent Tony Crazaniak arrives to investigate, sexual heat sizzles. The ex-Delta Force operative's massive presence and dark eyes trigger an attraction the young widow finds unnerving.
When Crazaniak convinces Shannon she needs his protection, they partner to unearth secrets her husband left behind--secrets involving a Tanzanian mine that yields perfect blue diamonds coveted by dealers around the world--secrets connected to a terrorist leader Crazaniak has vowed to take down.
With danger surrounding them, two emotionally wounded souls bond, but can they put their demons to rest and trust in love? Can they survive long enough to find out?" ~From Goodreads
Olson's writing is fast pace, full of action and blossoming romance - just they way I like my romantic suspense! I love the chase and the suspense, and Shadow of Deceit had a good a very good plot, the reader is guessing Shannon's deceased husband's character just as much as Tony, and that I really liked. All the action makes sure that you keep on reading, there were few lulls but they weren't boring or slow because it was then that the romance was growing - number one reason I love romantic suspense instead of just suspense. ;)
Both characters are very well written, they are live like with real emotions and actions. I especially liked Tony's character, a sexy FBI agent who gets distracted by Shannon during his investigation to find a terrorist leader. And I did really like Shannon too but with her background story I found her way too sad - having your husband and baby die on you at such a young age... I just didn't like that part - I suppose I love my romance a little bit more happy ( is that stupid, it might be, but that's my preference, can't help it ), sure it can have drama but there is enough sadness in the world so I escape to novels to avoid it.
Shadow of Deceit was really good, and I did enjoy it - if it had been less sad on Shannon's part this could have easily gotten 4 stars from me. Romantic Suspense fans this is for you!