Velvet Deception by Aubrey Ross

Ellora’s Cave

Romantic Suspense / Light Bondage

ISBN:  9781419909863

Reviewed by Cassie



Fashion photographer Velvet Arceneaux has a lot on her plate.  She’s going through an amicable divorce, raising a son, and spending a lot of time trying to hone her craft.  When she attends a masquerade party for her employer, the Depalma Agency, she plans to stay a while and then go home alone.  Instead, she gets much more than she bargained for.  First Trevor Sutton, the man she shared one night with eleven years ago, appears on the scene.  Then her friend Jamie Lynn, one of the models, disappears.  Can Velvet and Trevor solve the mystery of Jamie’s disappearance before it’s too late?

Velvet Deception combines suspense with a bit of bondage / fantasy play.  Aubrey Ross penned a twisty plot with many layers of deception.  Each time something was revealed a new mystery arose.  The story of Velvet Deception was interesting and fast-paced.  Velvet’s determination to find her friend was admirable.  I liked Trevor’s willingness to fulfill Velvet’s fantasies as well.  Unfortunately, for some reason I just couldn’t connect with the book like I wanted to.  Maybe it was because of the villains, who were not very three-dimensional, or maybe it was because of Trevor and Velvet’s tendency to have sex when it seemed to me they ought to be doing something to solve their case.  At any rate, while Velvet Deception had a few flaws, it still held my interest and would probably please many suspense fans. 


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