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Deception
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 24 May 2001
"Deception" was one of the former Amanda Quick's novels I read, several years ago. Since, like her other plays I have ( 15 ), I 've reread this several times, and always manages to do laugh. The hero, Jared, despite to be one-eyed, is as gorgeus as any other Amanda's heroes, and Olympia, the heroine, is clever and bossy but , by all means, she falls in love with Jared.They both become involved in a treasure-hunt concerning Jared's family, and there are intrigue, betrayal and also humour. A very good book anyway to be read without pause.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 1998
Since I just had to purchase my 3rd copy of Quick's "Ravished", I'm glad that I bought a hardcover of this book. It is still in one piece after MANY readings. Great good fun. I would gladly pay a hundred dollars if Ms. Quick still wrote books like this. It wouldn't be that expensive per read. Her latest "With this Ring" is a definite improvement over later offerings, but nothing like these older ones. If you haven't read them, I envy you! You have several great discoveries to make.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 January 2008
What do you get when you add a 'notorious' Earl, inquisitive old maid and missing treasure?
ONe spell binding read!
I knew with a title like 'Deception' I was in for a treat, and boy was I right as the author Amanda Quick sat the tone of the of her story from the first scene with a man full of mystery, intrigue and drama and a woman who dont know when to quit while she's still ahead! It all makes for a slow juicy build up to a a tense rewarding climax which will keep you guessing to the end.
I couldnt put the book down until it was over
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on 21 April 2014
I had this in paperback, I picked it up in my local library for 30p a number of years ago. And I'm so glad I did!! I LOVE this book!! When I split with my ex a few years ago, it was one of the many things I never got and I couldn't remember the title! I googled Viscount Chillhurst and found it. Then searched for the kindle version.
It is fun, almost soft porn in the sex scenes, feel good, love story, with buried treasure, a pirate and a bluestocking. And many other great characters!
It's well written, great story with a good (if not slightly obvious) conclusion. Written in a time of Bow Street runners, high society, when reputation was everything to most (except our two main characters). Our two main characters stand out as, not blatantly, not confirming to the "rules" of society, pull you in very the beginning.
Anyone who likes a romance, with pirate's treasure, fun, and frolicking, will enjoy this. Now I'm going to download more of Amanda Quick's books!!
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on 8 February 2007
I was a little disappointed with this book. Viscount Chillhurst is a man who looks like a pirate and is descended from a buccaneering family, Olympia Wingfield is a bookish pushy lady and the two are thrown together when a valuable book that Chillhurst has been chasing ends up with the collector, Olympia. Chillhurst masquerades as a family tutor to Olympia's wards in order to get his hands on the book - but he finds he has signed up for more than he bargained for.

This book followed Amanda Quick's usual formula of dark and dashing hero and strongwilled woman with a sprinkling of love and mystery. However, I couldn't find myself liking Olympia that much as she seemed so dense. Jared Chillhurst was a little more appealing, but he also seemed to get very didactic as the book went along.

There are other better Amanda Quick books, but this is still worth reading.
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on 10 September 2012
I love all Amanda Quicks books and have read them first in paper back and now in kindle. She describes the period vividly and the heroines are never 'milky sop' Always feisty and give the 'heroes' a good run for their money. they are well worth a read
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on 1 June 1998
This book follows all the rules for a FUN & Entertaining read. It follows in the tradition of all the other books written by Amanda Quick of great characters, interesting plot, and great humor. You won't go wrong by buying this book.
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on 3 March 1998
This is my first Amanda Quick book and I really enjoyed it. It was different than most other romance novels that I have read. It was funny, easy to read, happy and even had some surprises. I will look for more of her books.
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on 8 May 1997
This is the first of all Amanda Quick novels I read. I strongly recommend all romance novel readers to read this book.
This book got me hook for all Amanda's novels. It is funny and light.
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on 15 December 2013
I enjoyed the book. Will definitely read more of Amanda Quicks stories. I don't know where she gets her idesa from but they are very imaginative,
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