"He owns you. Whatever he tells you to do, you do."
One year. No future. A past that won't go away.
Lennox "Nox" Demetri broke his own rule by making a deal. It may not have been directly with the devil, but that doesn't mean Satan himself isn't watching. Was it fate that brought Charli into his life and his bed? What will happen when rules are broken and secrets are revealed?
"New rules...my rules."
Alex "Charli" Collins found pleasure with Nox like she'd never known. That was before she knew his last name. Now that infidelity is involved and the rules have changed, what will result when real life and fantasy collide? Is it really cheating if you're doing it to yourself?
Thankfully this book picks up right where Betrayal left off. Nox and Alex's relationship is a complete mind f*ck. This book raised so many questions for me and left me with few answers, which is why I need to starts Deception right away. This story is full of secrets, excitement and hot sex. I love that we get to go back in the past and see what happened when Alex was young even if it just raised even more questions. I can not wait to find out about Nox's wife and all of Alex's family secrets!
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Charli didn't know what lay ahead for her now that she's the property of Nox for one whole year.... to do with her whatever he likes - but nothing could have prepared her for this very different version of Nox. Gone is the thoughtful kind lover from their time in Del Mar and in his place is a cold, ruthless and controlling version with many secrets and an untouchable and unspoken past. But just when Charli loses all hope of ever seeing the nice side of Nox again he surprises her yet again.... and continues to confuse and shock the ever lovin Hell out of her with his revelations.
There's some things Nox wants Charli to know however there's A LOT that he's keeping back from her..... partly for her own good and partly for his benefit. His ruthless Father comes into the story to further complicate things and throws a spanner in the works when he announces that, not only does he know exactly who Charli really is, but that he's also met her Mother. There's also a sub story told from her Mother's POV giving the backstory to her choices and life - which includes revelations, twists and a wicked plan that's centered around Charli's life and future.... a despicable plan that was brokered when Charli was just a child. The Chess pieces are starting to make their moves, lay their traps and sacrifice their pawns.... but who will be the victor, what will the cost be and when "check mate" is finally called which pieces will still be left on the Board???
I couldn't wait to jump right into this second instalment.... however N O T H I N G could have prepared me for the mind blowing revelations, the devious twists and the emotional roller coaster that this listen took me on. It's so well thought out with its tangled mixed up crazy web of a storyline... and, just when you think you're getting somewhere in the plot, AR throws in another spanner to toss things off course. You can't forecast or predict what'll happen next because this skilful Author has an endless supply of spanners that she randomly tosses into the mix and then you're, again, heading into the unknown.... holding on tight and praying for divine intervention.
Gripping storytelling at its very best, descriptive, addictive, explosive and scorching hot as well as being romantic, tender and touching at times too. There's a full cast of toxic, loveable and mysterious characters whose plans and destinies are yet to be revealed to us.... but whatever they are I know it's going to be a spectacular ride. Ends on another cliffhanger, dual POV's (but mainly Charli's), don't think of starting this book without first listening to book 1 and the narrators were pretty darn perfect.
Worth a credit? This is a 10 star listen that cost only 1 credit so Hell YEAH it was soooo worth using one on this absolutely awesome and addictive book.
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This series keeps getting better and better! I love listening to my favorite books after I've read them. Nox, Charli and company do not disappoint in this installment!! I cannot wait for the next one...amazing Aleatha!!
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How am I the only one who really did not like this book? Maybe if this was the first book series I had listened to by the author Aleatha Romig I would have been impressed, but I hate when you find an author you think you love and all of her books have relatively the same characters. I fast forwarded through much of this book. And rolled my eyes at the rest.
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Second book in this series is even more intriguing then the first, the author has a way of popping surprises and twists to the story that I've not often experienced before.
The plot of this story is revealed little by little but still makes you left feeling like there so much more. I love it 😍
The characters are well written and the book is filled with enough dialogues to be a very intense read.
I've invested in whisper sync and the narrators is just adding to the suspense.
This is the second book in a series and they must be read in order to give meaning to the plot.
The 2nd books continues nicely where the first left off so that you are not lost in what is happening. It continues to deliver twists and turns to this story along with the continued great narration.
Love female narrator, but male ruins the image I was envisioning. Not right for part.
Love this story, love the characters and narration! Nox is a man of secrets but also a man of character. Book 3 is next!
I enjoyed the story line but it was too slow. The dragging out of everything made me crazy. I would like to know how this story ends but I refuse to torment myself through 3 more books.
It is well written and performed excellently it makes it a joy and to read and listen. Wow!!!
Charli/Alex and Nox meet up again through Infidelity, but he's not the same man she met at DelMar. He's cold, angry and dominating.
Cunning is book #2 in the brilliant Infidelity series by Aleatha Romig. It's an intricate web of lies and deceit that keeps you hooked and excited for more.
Would you listen to Cunning again? Why?
yes, it is a good read with a good narrator.
What does Samantha Prescott and Brian Pallino bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
the tone and set of their voices bring a real feeling of raw emotions to the listener.
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love this, read betrayal first then this. also have read others by Aleatha Romig