Deception Island by Brynn Kelly…Blog Tour Stop & Review

51c8n50sZWL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_About Deception Island

Hardcover: 336 pages

Publisher: HQN Books (May 31, 2016)

A stolen boy 

A haunted soldier 

A cornered con woman… 

Rafe Angelito thought he was done with the demons from his past—until his son is kidnapped. Blackmailed into abducting an American heiress, the legionnaire soon finds himself trapped in paradise with a fiery, daring beauty who’s nothing he expects…and everything he desires. But when he uncovers her own dark secret, Rafe realizes he’s made a critical mistake—one that could cost him everything.

Playing body double for a spoiled socialite was supposed to be Holly Ryan’s ticket to freedom. But when she’s snatched off her yacht by a tall, dark and dangerous stranger, the not-quite-reformed con artist will make a desperate play to turn her captor from enemy to ally, by any means necessary.

Yet as scorching days melt into sultry nights, Holly is drawn to the mysterious capitaine, with his unexpected sense of honor and his searing touch. When they’re double-crossed, they’ll have to risk trusting each other in ways they never imagined…because in this deadly game of deception, it’s their lives—and hearts—on the line.


My Review:

Deception Island is the debut work from author Brynn Kelly and filled with action and suspense, this is definitely an author I will be looking forward to reading more from.

I really enjoyed the dynamic between Rafe and Holly.  Neither one of them is who they appear to be but in a good way.  While Rafe is appearing to be a cold, badass kidnapper, he has a touching reason behind his mission.  While Holly appears to be a socialite used to the good life, she is actually an ex-con playing a role.  I loved how both of those factors played into their situation and the internal dialog it gave us.  Both characters are wonderfully complex and multifaceted.  I also loved that this was heavier on the action/suspense side rather than the romance side of things.  It gave this story a very real and believable feel. I also have to say I loved that Rafe was French.  It gave him a little extra flavor of interesting that I really enjoyed.

Overall, this was a thrill a minute ride I won’t soon forget! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this author because i have no doubt it will be amazing.


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BrynnKelly2sAbout Brynn Kelly

As a journalist Brynn Kelly once spent her days chasing stranger-than-fiction news reports. Now she spends them writing larger-than-life novels, in a happy bubble of fiendish plots and delicious words. Brynn has a journalism degree and has won several prestigious writing and journalism awards, including the Valerie Parv Award and Pacific Hearts Award. Her debut novel Deception Island was a Golden Heart finalist. She’s also a bestselling non-fiction author in her native New Zealand.

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Brynn Kelly’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, May 2nd: Bewitched Bookworms

Wednesday, May 4th: Worth Getting in Bed For

Friday, May 6th: Just Commonly

Monday, May 9th: Read Love Blog

Wednesday, May 11th: A Holland Reads

Thursday, May 12th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Friday, May 13th: From the TBR Pile

Monday, May 16th: Books and Spoons

Tuesday, May 17th: Books a la Mode – author guest post

Wednesday, May 18th: I Wish I Lived in a Library

Thursday, May 19th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Thursday, May 19th: A Chick Who Reads

Monday, May 23rd: Mom in Love with Fiction

Tuesday, May 24th: Book Reviews & More by Kathy – author guest post

Wednesday, May 25th: Mama Vicky Says

Thursday, May 26th: Romancing the Book 

Thursday, May 26th: Lilac Reviews

Friday, May 27th: Write Read Life

Monday, May 30th: The Romance Dish

Tuesday, May 31st: The Sassy Bookster – author Q&A

Wednesday, June 1st: Rebel Mommy Book Blog

Friday, June 3rd: Staircase Wit


  1. kathy valentine says:

    great review jilly! put it on my gr list!!! thanks!

  2. This is my kind of summer read – I love a book that will keep me engrossed amid the distractions of summer.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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