Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Desire, Deceit, and the Doctor by Kryssie Fortune @KryssieFortune #Suspense #ContemporaryRomance #LooseId

The Plot:

Twelve years ago, Mandy Devlin moved away from her friends and family—under threat. If she returned in the next ten years or told anyone who fathered her baby, her boyfriend’s great-aunt would bankrupt her family. She’s a single mom who dreams of her lost love and a good spanking. When she’s finally free to return to Westhorpe Ridge, the last person she expects to see is Adam—the man she loved and lost so long ago.

Dr. Adam Montgomery doesn’t know he has a son. Thanks to his great-aunt’s will, he has nine months to find a bride or he loses Montgomery Hall and the fifteen million dollars she left him. Although he seduces Mandy on his first night home, he still believes she betrayed him twelve years ago. No way would he marry a woman like her.

As Valentine’s Day looms, someone tries to kill Mandy. Is Adam trying to get rid of her? Or can Mandy trust him to protect them?

About the Author:

Alpha males and their sassy mates rule in Kryssie Fortune’s books. If the hero’s a shapeshifter, then so much the better.

Werewolves prowl through her Scattered Siblings series, along with the occasional Fae and vampire.

She grew up climbing trees and playing with imaginary dragons. Kryssie still loves dragons, and if she can sneak one into her books she will.

Her pet hates are unhappy endings and books that end on a cliffhanger.

Kryssie’s books are hot and explicit, but the plot always comes before the sex. Since she writes erotic romance, she guarantees a happy ending.


When are schools going to start teaching English grammar again? Desire, Deceit, and the Doctor is not an independently published book written by an author who could not afford an editor. Loose Id presumably has an editorial staff, yet this book needed better editing. I found it very frustrating.

Books also need to be believable. There was a big, honkin’ elephant in the room that made me crazy. Mandy Devlin returns to her hometown twelve years after she left with an eleven year-old son, and it doesn’t occur to any of her friends that she must have been pregnant when she left. Can’t anyone do the math? Adam’s a doctor. One would think he could count.

Furthermore, Ben’s the image of Adam and has Adam’s habits and mannerisms. Mandy’s best friend is Adam’s sister. How does she not take one look at this kid and see her brother? How does Adam not see himself? I yelled at the cast of Desire, Deceit, and the Doctor all the way through.

Finally, in order to enjoy a romance, I need to like both parties. Adam was no hero in my eyes. What kind of guy takes a girl’s virginity, and then believes she has sex with another guy immediately afterward? The guy shows Adam a pair of panties. Big deal. How does Adam even know they belong to Mandy? But, he buys the guy’s story and calls her every kind of name there is in front of the whole student body before walking out on her at their Senior Prom. As far as I’m concerned, Adam’s not worth the dirt Mandy walks on, and I don’t understand how she can possibly feel anything but loathing for the man after that.

PS: Where do they get the models for these covers? I've seen several where the woman looks a good ten years older than the man. This book is not about a cougar. This couple's supposed to be the same age.

Don’t bother with this one.

Warnings:  Sex, BDSM, and Violence
Length:  142 Pages
Digital Price:  $4.99
Loose Id Buy Link:

You’ll notice we always include the publisher’s buy link. That’s because authors usually receive 40-50% of the net proceeds from the publisher. Editors and cover artists usually receive about 5%. When you buy a book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or another third-party vendor, they take a hefty cut and the author, editors and cover artists receive their cuts from what is left. So, if a book costs $5.99 at E-Book and you buy from there, the author will receive about $2.40-$2.99. If you buy the book at Amazon, the author will receive about $1.70-$2.10.

Download the file from the publisher onto your computer as you would any other file. I’ve created a folder for books on my computer, with subfolders by source (Marketing for Romance Writers, Net Galley, Authors who find me on Kindle lists, etc.). That way, if there’s a glitch with your Kindle, the books are on your computer. Some publishers send books in all digital formats. If my Kindle breaks and my kids buy me a Nook, I won’t have to replace all of my books. If you have a Kindle and your hubby has a Nook, you won’t have to buy separate copies, so buying directly from the publisher can save you money.

Moving the file from your computer to your e-reader is as easy as transferring any file from your computer to a USB flash drive. Plug the larger USB end of your e-reader charging chord into a USB port on your computer and simply move the file from the folder into which you’ve downloaded the book to Documents/Books directory on your e-reader. You can move the file by highlighting it and dragging it to the documents directory in you Kindle you want to move it to. Or right click on it, and then left click copy or move. Or hit Control/C for copy, Control/X for cut, and Control/V for paste.

Your author will be happy you did when he/she sees his/her royalty statement.

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