Death Wish (Deception Duet #2) by K Webster
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All I wanted is for my little sister Della to be safe and happy. And maybe, in brief stolen moments, I dreamed of a happy ending for myself with a brown-eyed man. That hope has turned into sharp, bright fear. There’s only survival now.
I’m the daughter of a controlling and cruel billionaire, so I understand about power. But I find myself fighting anyway. I find myself testing them. I have claws and I bite. I’m not going down without a fight.
It’s like I have a death wish.
The final book in this duet picks up where the other left off so it’s a good idea to read Triple Threat first. I read the first book in January of this year and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened to Landry and Della after escaping from their abusive father and discovering that Ford wasn’t one guy, but triplets. It’s an interesting dynamic with three possessive brothers who want Landry as their own, but how can Landry trust them? After all, she was a job to them.
Basically, Landry and Della are kidnapped and holed up in the Mannford triplets’ apartment for most of this book and we finally get to see the brothers’ true interactions with the girls. In the first book, the brothers are playing the same guy which had Landry perplexed since they all have different personalities. Scout surprised me the most as he was presumed to be so volatile and crazy (and he definitely can be), but he bonds with Della which is adorable and he is the cook in the family. Sparrow is the sharp-dressed triplet who is a bit kinky and proves to be the most possessive of Landry. And Sully is the ideal boyfriend who is kind and soothing as well as the mediator of the bunch. Landry was developing a relationship with the triplets in the first book, but after their betrayal, she had a whole plethora of emotions: shock, anger, curiosity, and for the first time, safe. Is it Stockholm Syndrome? Perhaps. But the triplets are trying to save her from a very powerful father who used her as a punching bag and more. Landry’s primary goal is to keep her little sister safe, but her father’s connections to the triplets’ enemies, the Constantines, presents a problem that seems dire. However, with some help from family and friends, the triplets keep their promise to Landry and Della to keep them safe.
This is a reverse harem trope so there are several sensual and erotic moments with Landry and the three brothers. I’m still on the fence with reverse harems because some of the numbers get to be too high, but I was happy with how the author introduced all of them slowly and developed their attraction. With the whole triplet connection, I found it more believable that they would be okay sharing a woman.
Ty Constantine is a notable and likable character due to his loyalty to Landry. He becomes a real asset in how the triplets save the girls from their father.
Hot, sensual sex, suspense, and intriguing characters make this a book duet I couldn’t put down.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.