Deceit And Devotion


by RM Johnson
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Date Reviewed:  Apr 30, 2012

DECEIT AND DEVOTION is the 4th installment in RM Johnson’s Million Dollar series.   As the book opens, Daphanie is heartbroken because she voluntarily signed her parental rights away on the hopes of having a future with Nate Kenny, but he rejected her in the end.  She is so distraught; she enlists the help of his ex-wife, Monica, the woman she took him from, to help get her child back.  Monica is dealing with her own issues; plagued with recurring nightmares of the night she was shot and desperate for a loving relationship; her life is a mess.  Through Monica’s decision to help Daphanie, she meets Austin Harris, but will her obsession to get revenge ruin her chances at happiness?
 
With this installment, readers are introduced to the Harris brothers – Austin, Marcus and Caleb.  Austin is a successful attorney, who has everything except the wife and kids he crave.  Marcus, a free-spirited artist, fails to understand why his wife has a problem with him not looking for a standard 9 to 5 job to produce regular income.   Caleb manages his own janitorial business, one of the few jobs he can obtained as a convicted felon.  He is trying to keep his son from going down the same path he did as a young man.
 
DECEIT AND DEVOTION is filled with action and drama.  Johnson intertwined the lives of all the characters both the old and the new.   The story is a fast and easy read but I feel I would have enjoyed it more if it was a stand-alone with the new characters plot?  For a reader who has not read any of the previous books, this could pose a problem reading it as a stand-alone because there was too many character’s backgrounds that you would have to understand to get a grasp of their motives and actions.  I’ve read them all and had trouble remembering how some of the roles fit into the story.  Nonetheless, it is a really interesting read with a cliffhanger ending that promises another book in the series.

Reviewed by Paula Henderson
of The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers


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Paula Henderson Allen is an IT Quality Assurance Manager with a book addiction.  She is the mother of three children and resides in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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