￼We’re in the end game now and I’m not referring to the avengers people!
Okay if you know anything about this series then you know there’s several scenes involving Chess all through out. Chess is really three games in one we learn. A beginning,middle and an end. Which is coincidentally? Like this trilogy.
In The Deception we find Marist right where The Obsession left off; with her collapsing on the staircase after having been poisoned by Alice. I don’t want to give too much away so here’s the official blurb:
“I’ve been through hell to get to this place. To wear the perfect white dress and stand beside Royce Hale, the liar I tried desperately not to fall in love with and failed.
Or maybe I’m still trapped in hell because the devil is here too. He lurks at my side, plotting terrible ways to make me his.
It’s win at all costs in this family, and I know now just how far the Hales will go to get what they want.
But you can’t survive in a house full of lies without learning the art of deception, and once I become a Hale, I’ll show them exactly what I’ve mastered. “
The Deception moves pretty fast in terms of the timeline. I would’ve liked it to have been broken up into maybe one more book to give it more room to breathe and go into detail more but that’s a minor thing to me. All through The Obsession we barely saw Royce and all of a sudden in this book it’s like BAM! There he is all the time which makes sense in the final book but if there had been maybe one more book it to me would’ve felt more organic.
All that being said it doesn’t detract from what a fantastic book this was. Especially how everything came to a head. I’m telling you there’s one climactic scene and no I’m not talking sexually; that made me want to shout out what a bad bitch Marist was!
This also wouldn’t be a Nikki Sloan’s book if it didn’t have steamy sexy times in it with a little bit of forbidden kink in it. While what I wanted to happen didn’t, the sexy times were still hot and kinky,
Throughout this series we’ve seen Marist really be thrown to the wolves in The Initiation, stay afloat as she navigates the ins and outs in The Obsession, and now in The Deception we finally see what Marist has learned and see her apply it.
It all comes back to a game of chess and will Marist be able to claim checkmate against Macalister and live happily ever after with Royce? Or will Macalister finally claim what he views as his and Marist will be forever lost to Royce. Well you’ll have to read the Epically crazy final book to find out!