October 2018 – Page 3 of 4 – Beckie Bookworm

Book: Devious Eyes (A Cane Novel #2)

Authors: Charlotte E Hart and Rachel De Lune

Genre: Dark. Erotic Romance 

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“You think I’m a hooker?”

The fiercely brooding guy I met at the bar needed to check his asshole behaviour. Still, he fast turned into the distraction I needed from my life. But it wasn’t romance. Couldn’t be. Running was my MO. This time I’m hiding in paradise, hoping I can stay alive, and trying to ignore the one person I’ve never been able to — my brother.

The problem is, I didn’t know who Nate Cane really was, and I didn’t know what was coming for me either.

“You try it again, and I’m done.”

That’s what I said to my brother when he challenged me. I meant every damn word. This time it’s my rules. My life. My game.

Screw loyalty.

But the woman I met at that bar hid her devious eyes from me. She wasn’t who I thought, and life has a way of determining your future, no matter the odds. Gabriella Alves might have started as a calculated fling — dirty, far from innocent, and mine — but then hell came after her and invaded my world. And a Cane always protects what’s his.

Odds be damned.

Loyalty. Family. Dark. Erotic. Romance.

Devious Eyes by Charlotte E. Hart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My mind is blown: like totally.

I really didn’t think anything for me could top the first in this series “Innocent Eyes” but “Devious Eyes” actually went above and beyond: words fail me this was in a nutshell: totally epic and I devoured every decadent morsel reading this in practically one sitting which in my opinion is always the sign of some superior fiction. “Devious Eyes” is the second collaboration in the Cane series written by the talented duo of Hart and De Lune and once again they have smashed it: totally hitting the ball right outside the park. My expectations obliterated in one fell swoop: I am suitably impressed here folks. So back with the Canes and this time we get to experience Nates story in all its unapologetic glory as he finds and traverses the battleground of his love life after taking an unexpected sabbatical to his own island paradise. So after some brotherly inter-fighting sends Nates running for the hills he unexpectedly finds himself falling for Jewel thief Gabby who herself is in hiding after a deal back home goes south. Both determined to indulge in just a holiday fling it isn’t very surprising when our lover’s emotions start to make an appearance. But with such an ocean of lies to overcome this was most certainly not going to be easy sailing and when the crap hits the fan lets just say this pairs lives are more closely connected than even they could have imagined. The romance itself here seemed to have a much more romantic flavour than its predecessor with Nate much more willing to open himself up to his lighter side almost accessible to the concept of a much deeper connection than his brother ever was. That’s not to say Nate doesn’t act like a complete tool he is a Cane after all and the apple doesn’t really fall far from the tree but compared to his brother he was practically a breath of fresh air. And Gabby herself is such a resilient girl: because of her beginnings and family she has had to adapt like a chameleon and as a consequence has forged her own path in life separate to that of her brother. These two individuals: both used to standing in the shadow of there sibling are more than a match for each other: complementing and reflecting each other strengths and weaknesses. So you cant have shades of light without its counter opposite and the dark here when it comes is pitch: there are deep triggers here that don’t make for easy reading. But it’s only with these portrayals of depravity that we eventually get to witness and realise the true depth of Gabby’s inner reserves: she really does manage to come into her own with this stark portrait and her ability to overcome the brutal situation she had endured so bravely. We also get to catch up with Quinn and Emily (more Quinn) which was certainly an added bonus and Quinn was in usual good form here it seems only Em gets to experience this tossers sweeter side. He frankly behaves like a bit of an ass here: reverting to type. Also if you want my take on things you would be better off reading these in order to get the most out of things here.

So that’s about it: I have no issue whatsoever recommending “Devious Eyes” to you it was a fantastic experience that gets a massive thumbs up from moi.

I voluntary reviewed an Arc of Devious Eyes (A Cane Novel 2)
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

Charlotte is an Dark Erotic Suspense/Romance author living in the heart of the Shropshire countryside in Great Britain. She’s lived all over the UK, but finally settled in a small town that still reeks of old school England.

Writing and poetry have become a revolution for the soul, and she cherishes every second that she’s sitting at the laptop tapping her way into a new character.

“Life is a torrent of differences, different needs and wants, and it doesn’t always end that well. Yet we strive …”

Charlotte E Hart

Most of Charlotte’s work is bdsm based and intended for mature audiences only.

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Rachel De Lune writes emotionally driven contemporary and erotic romance.

She began scribbling her stories of dominance and submission in the pages of a notebook several years ago, and still can’t resist putting pen to real paper. What ifs are turned into heartfelt stories of love where there will always be a HEA.

Rachel lives in the South West of England and daydreams about shoes with red soles, lingerie and chocolate. If she’s not writing HEAs, she’s probably reading them. She is a wife and has a beautiful daughter.

For every woman who’s ever desired more.