Book: A Necessary Deception
Author: Lucy Farago
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Part of a series but can be read standalone
The agents of the renowned Investigative Collection Unit have to be the biggest, baddest, and brightest to take on missions no one else would dare. It doesn’t hurt that they’re also the sexiest. But in a shadowy world where reality means living on the razor’s edge of deception, few survive with their hearts intact . . .
ICU intel expert Monty Buchannan’s idea of fun is creating software—not roughing it in a cabin off the grid in Alaska. But his team forced him to unplug when his intense need to be in control put a mission at risk. Being alone isn’t a problem; most people make him uncomfortable. But there’s something about the woman he finds floundering in a frozen stream that warms his ice-cold heart . . .
Taylor Moore was once a spoiled socialite famous for her tabloid-worthy exploits, until she broke out from under wealthy father’s thumb. Now she’s the self-made CEO of an online matchmaking service—and on the run from Russian mobsters who’ve hijacked her website. But when she’s suddenly plucked from a river by a half-naked mountain man, trust will become a matter of survival. And desire just might break down the defenses that have kept them both playing it far too safe for far too long . . .
Meet the Author
Lucy Farago is an award winning, romantic suspense author whose sixth book, A Necessary Deception, released this May. A native Canadian, she began her writing journey twelve years ago when she joined the Romance Writers of America. Although she reads all genres, she prefers turning that final page with a smile on her face. She strives to give her readers the same satisfaction.
Tara's 4***** Review
Some people need helping love, but love can happen when you least expect it.
“What would it be like to have someone care that much about him? To mean that much to a woman? To have her mean that much to him and know she wouldn’t skip out?”
Helping people find love for a living, is something that Taylor cherishes. But when she comes upon a group of dangerous men, Taylor needs to fight for her life. Fast forward to Alaska, the last place Taylor thought she’d be. Monty didn’t think he’d be in Alaska either, put there by his so called friends. Alone, without the life he’s used to, Monty stumbles upon Taylor, and decides he has to help her. Will these two succumb to their desires, or will Taylor’s secrets and Monty’s past keep them running?
“Paranoia was unbecoming. But trusting the wrong person could be deadly. Had she done that?”
The MC’s for A Necessary Deception are very well written. Both are strong and independent, which is a great addition to an action packed story. Lucy did such a good job showing the fear that Taylor is experiences and the endless tests of survival that Taylor and Monty are faced with. The setting Lucy sets up for us is one straight out of a movie, and the suspense will keep you reading! Although the ending felt a bit rushed, A Necessary Deception is like no other book!
“She got herself in, she could get herself out. She wasn’t trapped. But her fear was of a different kind now, one far more dangerous than anything her mind could force itself on her.”
“Admit it, you were scared when you first saw me, but when you woke up, I was wearing the glasses. Your opinion changed. You thought I was smart. Most people trust someone they perceive as intelligent…and
“You mean nerdy. You wear glasses so people think you’re smart. Why
is it you have to convince anyone of that?”
“I’ll admit I’m not a patient person. I don’t want to have to continually convince people I know what I’m doing. I…I did a lot of…convincing…when I was a kid. I won’t do it again. You asked who I was earlier. I’m a
Okay. “But not a normal techy.” Normal techies didn’t have underground hidey-holes. “So, what is it? Information officer for the military. Hacker for the CIA. What?” She’d feel a lot better if she knew he’d gone through some security clearance.
“You watch too much TV.”
“I don’t watch any television. Except for The Bachelor, and that’s purely
That was her story and she was sticking to it. “And who else but the government would fund a place like this?”
He sighed like a man not used to people questioning him. “I work for an agency that specializes in search and recover. Every team member has a role. I’m the computer guy. Mostly, our job is to find…things.”
“Judging from the hardware out there, I’d say they don’t hire you to find their missing pet.” Of that she was certain.
“And isn’t it the police’s job to find…things?”
“Sometimes,” he said.
“You with the police?” How much could she trust him?
“You’re asking too many questions.”
“Put yourself in my shoes.”
He got up and went into the kitchen. “How about some food? All you had was soup, and I haven’t eaten since this morning.”
Why didn’t he want to answer her? “Avoiding my questions when you’re
stuck with me for who knows how long isn’t going to work.”
“I’m not avoiding. I’m hungry.” He opened a cupboard and pulled out
a large can. “Chili? It says right on the can, fit for kings.”
“Sure,” she said, more to stay agreeable than actually looking forward to canned chili. She joined him. “You don’t work with the police. Do you work against them?” Although even to herself that sounded like a stupid question, because if he did—if what they did was illegal—he wouldn’t tell her.