Detective Mitch O’Neill is the ideal man to infiltrate the Soldiers of Fury Motorcycle Club. His ex-boyfriend, Peter, is pledged with the club, which provides Mitch with the perfect cover. Despite the relationship ending badly, he’s come to terms with Peter’s drug addiction and his inability to help. All Mitch wants now is to bring down the Soldiers and the club president, Rocky Cummings, once and for all.
Finn Cummings hates everything the motorcycle club stands for, but he’s unable to escape his brother’s clutches. When Mitch is assigned as Finn’s driver, they spend countless hours together, and the saying proves true—opposites do attract. Finn agonizes over his feelings for Mitch—the last thing he wants is to involve himself further with criminals, not when he wants to leave that world. Mitch tries to come to terms with falling for a member of the outlaw club he’s determined to destroy.
If they can survive the fallout from Rocky’s violence and the investigation, they might discover it’s not a case of opposites attract after all.
When Detective Mitch O’Neill needs an in to go undercover with the Soldiers of Fury MC he finds it in his ex-boyfriend Peter. Finn Cummings, brother to club president Rocky Cummings, hates everything the club has become under Rocky's rule finds himself forced back into Soldiers' work. When Mitch lands a position as Finn's driver, their attraction causes problems for both, Finn doesn't want to involve Mitch with the criminals he's longing to escape from and Mitch hates to use Finn in his investigation to bring the club down. Will their attraction be enough to overcome the obstacles they face or will Rocky's rule of violence be one obstacle too many?
I can't say that motorcycle club stories are on my goto list of reads but I still enjoy them so when one reaches my Kindle its because I saw something in the blurb that pulled me in and Lies & Deception is no different. Was it the cop going undercover? Was it the president brother forced back into the fold? Was it the opposites attract? I can't really say just what it was about Nic Starr's story blurb that piqued my interest but I was definitely intrigued. I will admit that it took a few chapters to really sink my teeth in but in hindsight that had more to do with me not ready to let go of the characters in the book I finished before starting Lies & Deception than it did with Mitch and Finn. Despite the delayed reaction I soon couldn't put it down and before I knew it the final page was swiped.
You can't help but fall for Finn, yes it was easy for me to say "get a backbone and leave" but then I could see how he may not like his brother but Rocky was the only family he had and completely walking away from that could be a stumbling block. There are moments when the author really made it difficult to like Mitch, but then you remember that he's undercover trying to bring the ruthless Rocky down and that isn't exactly a rainbows-and-unicorns kind of job. What I really wanted to do was reach inside my kindle and knock their heads together at times and then there were moments I just wanted to wrap them up in bubblewrap and ship them to a private island where Rocky and life couldn't touch them.
And don't even get me started on Rocky because once I started I don't think I could keep my opinion very clean. So the less I mention him the better, he's the kind of character you need to read for yourself to see what makes him tick. As for Mitch's ex, Peter, I want to help him and its easy to see why Mitch did too but sometimes people just have to want it before they can be helped.
Lies & Deception may not be the best motorcycle club tale I've ever read but it certainly ranks up there. The characters, the setting, the tension, the romance, Nic Starr brings it all together in a very entertaining and enjoyable read that I highly recommend.
Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.
Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!
When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family–an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters–and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.