Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Lies & Deception
Author: Nic Starr
Heroes: Mitch & Finn
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: 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.
For some strange reason, I have a thing for undercover cops, and especially, undercover cops in criminal motorcycle clubs. Mitch is a big, strong, alpha cop who is sent into the Soldier’s of Fury MC to help take down their insane and violent president, Rocky Cummings. What he doesn’t expect is to find Rocky’s baby brother, Finn, being all cute and normal, and nice and normal, and hot…and normal. He is totally screwed because Finn is not up for grabs and he so wants to grab onto him.
Finn hates his brother. He hates what his brother did to the MC after the death of their father and older brother. And he hates that he has no choice in the direction of his life. His brother has no brotherly love for him and just wants to use Finn and control his every move. Finn’s only solace for so long is his friend Pete…who also doesn’t want to be in a criminal MC, but has a drug addiction and can’t seem to help himself. Pete is also Mitch’s ex boyfriend, which makes life interesting, and Pete and Mitch must keep all that silent.
This is a story of attraction to someone who you shouldn’t want, a family who treats you like dirt, and the repercussions of drug addiction. But it is also the story of redemption, of trust and doing the right thing, and where the good guys win in the end. You only need to read through a lot of drama, violence, and discontent to get there. I was rooting for Mitch and Finn the whole time, but a part of me felt so bad for Pete, as well. He was the poster boy of the “just say no to drugs” mantra.
If you are into MC’s, undercover cops, and waiting until the end for the protagonists to realize that they are both “the good guys”, then I highly recommend you give this book a try.
Overall Impression: I liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*