Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Straight Browsing from the Library: True Deceptions by Veronica Forand

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After his partner was murdered, Simon Dunn was done with MI6. But the cold, violent world of British intelligence never lets anyone go free. Now Simon has been blackmailed into a new job...with a beautiful new partner who's going to get them both killed.

Robotics expert Cassie Watson is a newbie field agent with as much sophistication as...well, a pacifist, vegan computer nerd. Now she's abruptly thrust into the cutthroat world of espionage with a partner who is as cold as he is brutally-and brutishly-handsome.

But when their mission is betrayed from the inside, Cassie will be forced to place her life in the hands of the one man who's anything but trustworthy...


Sitting at the table again, Cassie glanced toward Simon. “You don’t seem the type to cook.”

“I hate stereotypes, don’t you?” He took in her earthy outfit. Her hippie persona was definitely not going to work when they went to meet his contacts. Which brought him to his next question. “What’s your specialty?”

“Robotics.” She shrugged, as though every bombshell of a blonde majored in robotics.

“Any languages?”

“I know about forty computer languages.”

“Good. You can speak to all the computers we encounter. What about foreign languages?”

“Spanish and French.”


“Mexican Spanish fluent, not so much in French. Since I don’t know my role, I’m unsure what skills I’ll need.”

They must have chosen her for a purpose. She’d be the technical expertise, while he handled the practical logistics.

“You’re supposed to be my lover. Are you comfortable with that?”

He watched her reaction. She nodded, swallowed hard, and then dropped her eyes to her potatoes. He’d take that as a no.


Veronica Forand is an attorney and an award-winning writer of romantic suspense. She's lived in Boston, London, Paris, Geneva, and Washington, DC and currently resides near Philadelphia. An avid traveler, she loves to roam across continents with her husband and kids in pursuit of skiing, scuba diving, and finding the perfect piece of chocolate.

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  1. What three things do you think of the most each day?

  2. I think of my family all day, then I obsess about plots and whether they are solid, and finally, I think about finding more fresh hot coffee.

  3. Enjoyed the post, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

  4. I enjoyed the book blurb, this sounds really good. Entering under the name of Virginia

  5. Really great excerpt, thanks for sharing!