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I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Deception So Deadly Published by Harlequin Teen on May 1, 2015
(Last Updated On: November 1, 2021)
Author's Note: This book, previously released as "Run To You" in 2015, is re-releasing through Snowy Wings Publishing in August 2017, under the new series title DECEPTION SO...
Winner of the RITA award from Romance Writers of America for Best First Book (2015)
Originally published as the RUN TO YOU serial parts 1-3 - First Sight, Second Glance, and Third Charm
Sarah Spencer has a secret: her real name is Tessa Carson, and to stay alive, she can tell no one the truth about her psychically gifted family and the danger they are running from. As the new girl in the latest of countless schools, she also runs from her attraction to Tristan Walker—after all, she can't even tell him her real name. But Tristan won't be put off by a few secrets. Not even dangerous ones that might rip Tessa from his arms before they even kiss…
Deception So Deadly started off with a bang. The reader is immediately introduced to Tessa Carson and her family who is on the run from Dennis Connelly, a murderer who has been hunting them for years. Every time Dennis comes close to catching them, they move away to a new place and go by new names, completely starting with a blank space every time.
The Carson family isn’t just any normal family either, and not just because they’re constantly on the run from danger. Everyone in the family has psychic gifts, minus Tessa herself. Her father has a mobile eye with which he can see through other people after touching them, her mother can move objects with her mind, and even her brother and sister have powers. That’s how they know when Dennis is coming: her father senses when he’s found them.
After moving to a new town, Tessa ends up befriending a boy named Tristan. They go on jogs a lot together and end up becoming more than friends. The thing is, Tessa hasn’t ever gotten close to someone that wasn’t family because she knows she has to keep all her secrets. What’s a girl to do?
I absolutely ate up this book. The romance between Tessa and Tristan was absolutely beautiful. I loved that they adored each other so much and were always there for one another. The suspense in this book was so amazing as well. I loved learning about the family’s powers and why they had to constantly be on the run. It was just a whirlwind of a read. I’m definitely eager to finally read book two!