Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway – Double Deceit by Stephanie Humphreys

Someone is watching . . .

As a young widow, all Elaina Bryant wants is a fresh start. Determined to put ten painful years behind her, she returns to her hometown and moves in with her sister, Natalie. Elaina soon accepts a job working at a small bookstore owned by the handsome Ryan Hill and his mother. Despite her reluctance to become romantically involved with anyone, she is drawn to Ryan and finds herself falling in love.

But someone isn’t happy with Elaina’s new life and is watching her every move. Her tormenter seems determined to destroy her sanity and her future, but Elaina can’t convince anyone the threat is real. Natalie is preoccupied with her own blossoming romance, and their friend Peter, a police officer, seems to believe the threat has been manufactured in Elaina’s own mind as a result of her guilt and grief.

Now Elaina’s plans for a new start are crashing down around her. She knows she will have to find the answers before she can overcome the past and enjoy love and happiness again. But how can she protect those she loves when she doesn’t know whom to trust?

Double Deceit kept me turning the pages until the end to find out who was stalking Elaina.  Stephanie’s writing made the scenes that were unfolding easy to picture in my mind and I could relate to her characters.

With a title like Double Deceit I started looking for clues early on as to who was being deceived and who was the deceiver. About half way through the book I told my husband I was really enjoying it and had to keep reading to the end but I was fairly sure of the outcome. However I did have a few doubts, at least enough to keep me turning the pages.  I love to be surprised but in this case there were no surprises for me. I had guessed exactly where the story was going and it played out just like I thought it would. Even with having figured out the story line Double Deceit was still a book I enjoyed and would recommend to those who enjoy clean, romantic mysteries.

Content: Clean

Rating: 3.5 Stars – A Good Book

Source: From Author for Review

Be sure to stop by Stephanie Humphrey’s site to enter her Double Deceit Blog Tour Contest which includes your chance to win prizes including an amazon.com gift card.

Blog Tour Stops

August 15 – Maria Hoagland 
August 16 – Heather Gardner  
August 17 – Rachelle Christensen
August 18 – Jane Still
August 19 – Deborah Davis
August 22 – Renae Mackley
August 23 –  Cindy Hogan
August 24 – Matthew Tandy 
August 25 – Taffy Lovell
August 26 – Inspired Kathy
August 29 – Don Carey
August 30 – Teri Rodeman  
August 31 – Cathy Witbeck
Sept. 1 – Shelly Seele 
Sept. 2 – Tristi Pinkston

Giveaway Details:

My once read review copy of Double Deceit
Open to US only
Ends 9/21/11

To enter just leave a comment on this post.