Rulers of Deception by Katie Jennings – Review & Giveaway
Rulers of Deception
Vassar Legacy – Book #3
by Katie Jennings
Release Date: May 15, 2014
It’s taken a year to rebuild their empire, but with a thriving merger and its welcomed success, the Vasser Hotel family has risen beyond scandal. But things at the top will never be easy.
The unstable son of their business partner threatens to dissolve the relationship, claiming the Vassers are dangerous. With a twist of fate, a ghost from Wyatt’s past brings death threats from a Colombian drug lord who he’s been running from for nearly ten years.
Meanwhile, a well-respected journalist offers to do an extensive, positive piece on the family, but she may prove more foe than friend. As rumors circulate about Marshall being a killer, mysterious letters and photographs trickle in targeted at the heart of the Vassers. It will either destroy them or have them rising above all to seek the ultimate revenge.
Rulers of Deception by Katie Jennings is the 3rd book in her Vassar Legacy series. Rulers of Deception continues the Vassar family saga story; with their elite Hotel chain, and the family we have come to care about. I have reviewed the first two books, which if you need to get a refresher, you can find them under the Reviews tab (Barb’s Reviews – Katie Jennings). In the last book I mentioned in my review that Jennings had a few more characters that she could write to keep this series going, and I am happy to say she did do another story.
The Vassar family, after surviving a terrible scandal in the last book, have now successfully come all the way back. They are merging their hotel with another hotel, and plans are underway to complete this new addition to the Vassar Hotel chain. The main couples; Grant & Quinn, Linc & Lynette, & Madison & Wyatt are all either married or close. But when things go good, and you are on top, the danger rises from greed or jealousy that will rear its ugly head to try and destroy them again.
The story actually starts off years before, when Wyatt won a lot of money while playing cards with a Columbian Drug lord. But it was his friend Jimmy, who unbeknownst to Wyatt, secretly steals some cocaine. They were able to escape, but no matter how many years pass, things can come back and haunt you.
The Vassars are approached by a famous news reporter with a proposal to help promote them, and remove any previous lingering stains on their name. But shortly thereafter, things begin to happen, with threats, pictures exposed to the press, and possible murder charges. What follows is an exciting story, with all the family working together to find out who is out to get them.
Katie Jennings has created a number of villians, including the son of the hotel they are merging with; Wyatt’s friend Jimmy; the drug lord, and other surprising enemies. The family teams together to fight back, just as things spiral out of control.
What I loved about this story was how strong Madison remains to hold the family and the hotel together, despite attacks on her also. She is without a doubt the leader of the Vassars, even though Grant, and Linc are strong too. I also enjoyed seeing their better halfs.
I will not be giving spoilers, but only to say that Jennings has created a wonderful suspenseful story that flows so well. There were many twists and turns that had you guessing as to who was the mastermind behind the attacks on the Vassars. Rulers of Deception has everything you would want in a story; suspense, betrayal, hatred, revenge and romance. Katie Jennings has created wonderful characters in the Vassar family that we would love to continue to revisit. If you have not read this series, you need to do so now.
Reviewed by Barb
Copy provided by Author
In truth, I’m just a girl from a small town north of Los Angeles, with an imagination for days and thank goodness a keyboard at my fingertips. And even though my husband thinks I’m a nerd and my mom is undoubtedly my biggest fan, at the end of the day I’m loving life and enjoying giving breath to the characters living in my heart, and sharing with others all the creativity I can harness.
I believe in true love, and I’ve always believed in happy endings. And that is just the beginning of the story.
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