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Review – Vow of Deception by Rina Kent

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Vow of Deception; Deception Trilogy #1 
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: March 18, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Mafia Romance

Author: Rina Kent

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Dark, deviant and super delicious!

Adrian sets a new high for an anti-hero full of secrets and I love him!

If you are looking for a fluffy, warm, knight in shining armor and princess in a tower story, this is not  the story to dive into. Adrian’s armor is dark and the tower that Winter is locked in…well, it’s full of secrets and lies.

When Adrian finds and asks Winter to be his standin wife,Lia, she isn’t really given a choice in the matter to say no. Winter/Lia constantly stands up for herself and pushes back, but for every infraction Adrian issues a punishment, one that Winter/Lia comes to crave, but also secretly hates.

Adrian pushes and pushes Winter/Lia for the smallest things, forcing Winter to take on the persona of his wife and giving her no wiggle room. He knows she sometimes pushes his buttons wanting his sadistic punishments, whereas other times it’s her way of holding on to her strong personality.

The shining jewel in this story is Jeremy, Adrian’s son. He’s a five year old mini me of the strong man, but completely wins over Winter the very first day she walks into his home. Jeremy and Winter form a strong bond and he helps form a bridge in their messed up family life.

Rina is a master on writing her dark words and my mind kept whirling with theories, that I never could land on anything specific. This is the first book in the Deception trilogy, so it does end on a great cliffhanger. I can hardly wait for the next installment to dive back in to uncover more secrets.



My husband. My tormentor.

The most notorious man in the city offers me a job.
Act as his dead wife.
Adrian Volkov isn’t the type of person who takes no for an answer.
He commands with an iron fist and all his orders are met.
When he approaches me with the offer, I have two options.
Go to prison or put myself under his wrath.
I choose to have a roof over my head. What’s so hard about acting, right?
The moment I step into his wife’s shoes, everything spirals out of control.
My only way of survival is through Adrian.
Or is it?

Dark Marriage Romance.


This book is part of a trilogy and is not standalone.

Deception Trilogy:
#0 Dark Deception
#1 Vow of Deception
#2 Tempted by Deception
#3 Consumed by Deception

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