Deceived By The Others is the third book in the H&W Investigations series by Jess Haines. If you haven't read the first two books Hunted By The Others and Taken By The Others I strongly advise that you do before reading this book, and please do not read this review any further as it will contain spoilers for the two previous books.
DBTO starts off with Shia about to sign a contract between here and Chaz, her werewolf boyfriend and Alpha of the Sunstrikers pack. They are both going away for a long weekend with all the pack members so that Shia can get to know the pack and watch them shift into their other forms. Shia is concerned how the pack will react to her as she has a contract with Alec Royce the master vampire with whom she was also blood bound too. The vacation doesn't go as planned with somebody out to get Chaz and pack members not wanting Shia there with them for the full moon. I won't go into any more of the story but suffice to say there is a massive shock in the story.
I have really enjoyed the three books by Jess Haines, the stories are not anything we haven't really read before in the Urban Fantasy genre and they are very quick and easy to read but for some reason I cannot put them down. Ms Haines creates good chemistry between Shia and Chaz and Royce so much so that I just keep turning the pages to see what happens next. DBTO does not have a big fight scene in it unlike the earlier books and I liked that about it.
I thoroughly recommend this series and I cannot wait to get my hands on the fourth book. For the earlier books and the beginning of this I have been Team Royce all the way (I always pick the vamp) however as the book progressed I changed sides toTeam Chaz. But what Team was I in the end? Why don't you read the book and find out for yourselves?show more
by Claire Smith