Deceptions by Cynthia Eden

Deceptions by Cynthia EdenDeceptions by Cynthia Eden
Series: The Battling McGuire Boys #5
Published by Harlequin on March 22nd 2016
Pages: 288
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Old sins explode in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's new Battling McGuire Boys! 
People called Elizabeth Snow wild, and once she was. Now she's the straitlaced librarian with no interest in the wildest, sexiest McGuire…until she needs him to protect her from a murderous stalker. But former Delta Force Mac does more than protect—he quickly unleashes her untamed side again, taking their attraction to the furthest edge of desire! 
Secrets from their pasts threaten Elizabeth and Mac—as much as"The Fixer," who seems to know their every move as they hunt this monstrous killer. Can they trust each other enough to go forward? Or will a shocking truth prove fatal?

The ‘wildman’ of the group, former Delta-force soldier Mac McGuire shifts into high gear when his frequent visits to the library – and his secret crush on the librarian – lead to an unexpected case that brings Elizabeth Snow into the crosshairs of a killer and his master. But this also finally brings Elizabeth up close and personal, right to where he wants her and where he hopes she wants to be as well.

It’s hard not to like the typical Cynthia Eden male (or at least what I’ve read thus far from several of her books): gruffly protective, pore-oozingly alpha, yet movingly unafraid to admit his feelings before going all the way to convince the woman in question to take that chance on him. Mac McGuire fits the bill perfectly and after the wishy-washy manwhores that have been perpetuating the pages of way too many books, I’m ready to throw my hat (and clothes) at him.

Consider my standards sort of restored.

But even as Mac’s and Elizabeth’s story unfolded, I particularly waited with bated breath the deliciously intriguing setup for Sullivan’s and Celia’s story and a promising shift back to the focus of the series – the McGuire boys’ parents’ murder – which I’d thought the series had lost along the way. So much that I bought that book straight off Harlequin and am impatient to dive right in – right after this review.