Thursday, May 10, 2012

Betrayal: A Bella Terra Deception Novel (Scarlet Deception) [Mass Market Paperback

I've finished "Betrayal" the 3rd book in her Scarlet Deception trilogy series by Christina Dodd.

Product Description

Only New York Times bestseller Christina Dodd could bring you this series about three brothers, tormented by their pasts ...

At nineteen, Noah Di Luca was Bella Terra's golden boy, handsome, confident, and untouched by the shadows that tormented his brothers ... or so it seems. Driven by ambition, beautiful teenage Penelope Alonso fought her way out of the ghettos. During one hot summer, they came together in the sweetness of first love ... until his past reared its ugly head and Noah walked away.

Nine years later, Penelope returns, never imagining she'd see Noah or that one glance would wake their fiery passion. As peril builds around them, Penelope has one choice: to survive, she must once again trust the man who betrayed her.

Even with terror stalking through Bella Terra's streets, love may be the most dangerous choice of all.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling Christina Dodd builds worlds filled with romance and adventure and creates the most distinctive characters in fiction today. Her forty-six novels -- paranormals, historicals and romantic suspense -- have been translated into eighteen languages, featured by Doubleday Book Club, recorded on Books on Tape for the Blind, won Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards and been called the year's best by Library Journal. Dodd herself has been a clue in the Los Angeles Times crossword puzzle (11/18/05, # 13 Down: Romance Novelist named Christina.) Publishers Weekly praises her style that "showcases Dodd's easy, addictive charm and steamy storytelling," and her legions of fans always know that when they pick up a Christina Dodd book, they know they've found a story "For the wild at heart!"

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Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Signet Select; Original edition (April 3, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451413202
ISBN-13: 978-0451413208

My Review:

I highly recommend reading the first two book in this series (Revenge at Bella Terra and Secrets of Bella Terra) so you would be familiar with the characters and the storyline.  

Eli didn't meet his mother until he was fifteen and found out she is the ringleader of a band of psychotic thieves who happen to be his cousins.  At nineteen he was the handsome golden boy and was in love with beautiful Penelope Alonso but he walked away from her and broke her heart.  He joined the army and when he returned back to Bella Terra he started the Di Luca Winery whose family members grew grapes in the Chilean Andes.

Penelope Alonso moved away with her mom and got married young.  Her husband died who she loved and has decided to come back to Bella Terra to find and talk to her father Joseph Binchin who she didn't find out after her mother died.  She never expected to see Eli again but once she comes face to face with him again at his sister-in laws house the sparks are still there.  She is hired to be the interior decorator.

Eli comes face to face with his mother again who places a collar around his neck which will detonate and kill him if he doesn't find bother containing pink diamonds.

This book had alot of twists and turns, intrigue, suspense and a fiery romance.


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