Review Tour: DECEPTIVE

Deceptive (Deceptive #1)
by M.D. Melai & C.S. Leigh


Twenty-one year old Liliana Dapprima was living her life exactly how she planned. She had an amazing job as an interior designer and lived with her best friend Violet in Toronto. But, everything changes when her father forces her to move to New Jersey to re-design his businesses in New York City. Upon her arrival in New Jersey, she finds out she must live with her old flame, Emilio Amante, who had completely tore apart her heart.

She must learn to live alongside Emilio as she tries to start a new relationship with the new man in her life, Lucas. And to make matters even more complicated, Emilio is Lucas’ boss.
Dealing with a love triangle is hard enough, but then Lily must also deal with secrets from and about her family. She is constantly lied to and when she gets attacked multiple times by a rival family, she wants answers and will go to any extent to get them.

Liliana has been living in a world where everyone and everything is not what it seems.

What will happen when tragedy strikes and secrets are revealed?



Old wounds opened up again when Liliana had to be with her old lover Emilio Amante. It didn’t help her either that she must live and work with him while she was already committed to her new boyfriend Lucas, who happened to be Emilio’s employee. This kind of love triangle may sound cliche, but trust me, their love story was something extra-ordinary.

This story already captured my attention with its prologue. Liliana was startled awake after she saw herself running away from someone who wanted to claim and lunged her. As the chapters ran, my impression of Liliana being innocent changed to deceivingly cautious and mature. From that point on, I knew I was in for a good read. And it really was! It was an hour later when I realized I wouldn’t be able to sleep unless I finish the story.

MD Melai and CS Leigh are highly commendable authors, as they both made me thrilled from beginning to end. The ending provided an opportunity for me to think and guess what happens next. So I am looking forward to reading book 2.


M.D. Melai & C.S. Leigh

M.D. Melai & C.S. Leigh are a cousin writing duo that live in North Central Texas. They are the self-published authors of the Deceptive Series. Deceptive, the first in the series, was published in February of this year. Fugitive, the second in the series, was published in July. They are currently hard at work writing the third book in the series that is slated to be released in the Winter of 2016.

C.S. Leigh has a degree in business administration. When she isn’t writing she is working her day job, that she enjoys as well. Leigh loves being adventurous and shopping.

M.D. Melai is a full time stay at home mom. When she isn’t writing she is chasing around her very active five year old.

Both Melai and Leigh believe family is of the utmost importance and enjoy spending their free time with them, as well as friends. They are both devout readers, and read as much as time will allow them too.

Their love for books and storytelling is what inspired them to tell the story of Liliana.

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