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Book Review: The Fine Art of Deception by Alyssa Richards

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One touch is all it takes and Adeline knows an object’s entire history…

 Get lost in this sexy and suspenseful debut novel from Alyssa Richards, where an art appraiser has a gift for seeing the history of an object with just a touch, tries to put her gifts and her troubled past behind her.  Fans are calling THE FINE ART OF DECEPTION: UNDOING TIME, “enthralling” and “a new take on paranormal romance that you just can’t put down!”

Synoposis: Art appraiser Adeline Montgomery just wants a normal life. One where she can ignore the vicious ghosts who follow her. One where she’s free from her “gift” of touching an object and seeing the owner’s deepest secrets. And one where she can fall in love without having all of the above get in the way.

But when tall, dark, and dangerous gallery owner Blake Greenwood enters her life, normal is the last thing she’s feeling. The man has more secrets than the priceless art he sells, giving Adeline’s quest for normal no chance. That, and he may just hold the key to uncovering the truth behind her father’s unexplained disappearance.

Despite her paranormal gifts warning her to stay away, she feels an inexplicable, captivating fascination for him, something that goes deeper than attraction. There’s something between them that’s older than time, and if she can learn to give him her trust, it may just save her life.


Imagine the gift of being able to read someone’s darkest secrets by the slightest touch of your hand.  For art appraiser Addison Montgomery, a gift well not so much.   Addison yearns for a normal life where she can touch anything and not worry about being sucked into the past history of the objects owner. Knowing all their thoughts, their conversations, what they were doing.  Nothing is left untold.   She can’t even have a normal relationship or fall in love, how can she knowing about past girlfriends and all the details, would you?

Addison starts a new job where she runs into gallery owner Blake Greenwood. She is immediately drawn to him but not just because of his looks it is deeper than that, something old. It could also be the ghost that lingers when he is near.  She tries to get a glimpse of his past but comes up empty and not just empty almost a written script of his past.   How is that possible who is he, she can’t help being captivated by him even though every instinct tells her to stay away. Can she trust him and trust him to save her life.

I was very drawn to the characters. Richards did an excellent job weaving you into their world whether it was the good guy or the bad guy you just wanted to know what they were thinking, doing and their next move.  The mysteries of the art definitely made the story more intriguing and added another layer to the story.

The exchange between Blake and Addison and how deep and long it ran, even though they just met each other was a great angle.   Is there such a thing, I certainly hope so and can’t wait to find out more.  I definitely recommend.



About Alyssa Richards

Alyssa Richards is a paranormal romance author who lives in the South with her husband and two children. She recently published her first paranormal romance book called The Fine Art of Deception: Undoing Time and is currently working on the sequel.  Alyssa’s writing is influenced by her curiosity with ghosts and the supernatural world.  She writes daily and believes that discipline and commitment to the craft are critical to be a successful writer.  Whenever she gets the opportunity, Alyssa enjoys travel, spending time with her pups, and nurturing her herb and rose garden.

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