Deceive Me in Ireland by Whitney K-E
Series: Irish Hearts series #2
Also in this series: What Happens in Ireland
Publication Date: April 26th 2014
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Her cousin had warned her about the Irish charm and Cara had been foolish to ignore her. In Ireland to be Maid of Honor in Kate's wedding, Cara hasn't a clue that the handsome Irishman seated next to her on the plane is the infamous brother of her cousin's fiance. And William O'Reilly doesn't plan on telling her either. Silver-tongued and devilishly handsome, William has Cara fighting a fierce attraction that threats to eliminate her prejudice towards him. Should she give him a chance or heed her cousin's warning? The same lovable characters from What Happens in Ireland come together once again in the fresh and humorous sequel, Deceive Me in Ireland. Like Kate Barrow, her cousin Cara discovers that resisting the charms of an Irishman isn't as easy as it seems. As wicked as his brother, William's determined to make Cara realize his worth. And her own.
Cara Barrow is on her way to Ireland for the wedding of her cousin Kate and her fiancée Jack. She’s upgraded to business class as a last minute gift from her cousin and happens to sit next to a hunky Irishman by the name of Patrick. The pair completely hit it off and he even manages to take Cara’s mind off the fact that she loathes flying.
When Cara meets her cousin Kate in the airport she’s so excited but soon becomes very angry when Kate see “Patrick” and introduces her to Cara as William, Jack’s brother. William acts like he has no idea who she is and this makes Cara even madder. As much as she likes the guy she has a hard time believing anything that comes out of his mouth after that. She hates being lied to. William, however, is chock full of his Irish charm and soon has Cara eating out of his hand. The day of the wedding William and Cara end up in bed and that begins a two week romance that both of them love.
All good things must come to an end and eventually Cara has to go back to Melbourne. She knows that Will has property outside of Melbourne and Will mentions that they should get together if he’s in town – just as friends. Cara is hurt but knows it’s for the best. Of course a month later when Will shows up on her doorstep and they try the whole “just as friends” thing it doesn’t work out. They end up getting as close as two people can be and falling in love. They’re both incredibly happy until Cara’s friend Jane (who seems to be a bit of a Debbie downer throughout the book) makes her face reality and realize that sooner or later Will will head back to Ireland and then where will the relationship be? Cara’s not one to get her heart trampled on so she decides to make the decisions for both of them herself – not necessarily a good plan.
I have to say that I really enjoy reading K-E’s books. They are fun and pretty light on the whole. The romances are sweet and the men are wonderfully nice.
In this novel I really liked Will and Cara together for the most part. I think that Will was smart in not overanalyzing the relationship and because he let things flow he could let himself fall in love without it being something he felt he had to avoid. Cara on the other hand was a huge worry wart. She was like this from the minute the book started but by the end of the novel it got to be a bit frustrating. She had come out of her shell and was becoming the confident woman we all knew was under her skin. The last 40 pages frustrated the hell outta me as she took matters into her own hands and pushed Will away without giving him a chance to even say anything. Yes there was an HEA but it was a bit abrupt and I would have liked to have seen at least a few more pages dedicated to the resolution of their issues. We’re led to think that in the end all you have to do is say I love you to each other and all will be will in your life. Hmmm – not realistic. Ok, it’s a fiction, but still. lol
Overall it was a good story, and one I enjoyed reading.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5