Book Review: Somewhere in Time (The Fine Art of Deception: Book 2) by Alyssa Richards

Somewhere In Time (The Fine Art of Deception, #2)

Title: Somewhere in Time

Author: Alyssa Richards

Published: December 8th, 2015

Publisher: Smashwords Edition

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Number of pages: 306

POV: First person

Series: The Fine Art of Deception

Undoing Time – Book 1 (review here)

Somewhere in Time – Book 2

Where to find: Amazon

Goodreads synopsis:

One woman.
Two choices.
Love or family?

Finding the man of her dreams, Adeline Montgomery is finally ready to spend her life with Blake Greenwood. But happily-ever-afters aren’t in the cards for a woman who deals with the dead on a daily basis.

Forced to team up with her greatest enemy, Addie must embrace her gift—in order to save those she loves. Desperate to uncover the truth behind her father and grandfather’s disappearances, Addie delves further into the past—confronting the demons of her background. The deeper she digs, the closer she comes to destroying everything she’s ever hoped for. Torn between her loyalty to her family and her love for Blake, Addie must choose between the two. One touch could break them all…

My review:

This book starts off a month or so after the first book ends. Addy and Blake spent a month in Paris, getting to know each other and just falling even more madly in love. But reality sets in when they get home. Addy and Blake are set to testify in Otto’s trail of art forgery and theft. Understandably, Addie is a bundle of nerves about testifying against him. Otto was a scary man with connections everywhere.

Leaving Addy at their penthouse, Blake heads over to the courthouse to testify against Otto. Only thing, he doesn’t exactly make it into the courtroom. He is attacked by two men, taken into an alley, given what was supposed to be a lethal dose of something (it wasn’t stated) and left in the alley to die.

Meanwhile, Addy gets an ominous phone call from Ellen, her ex-co-worker basically warning her that she better have another plan set up in case Otto’s trial doesn’t happen or he gets off scot-free. Addy is unnerved, as I would have been, and throws up her lunch. This disturbs her to the point where she feels a migraine coming on and she decides to go to her house to get her medications and some family keepsakes.

While she was there, her migraine gets oh so much worse, even with her taking her medication and she lays down with a wet washcloth and club soda (which made me go yuck) to have a quick nap. After waking from her nap, she immediately senses a man’s presence in her house and guess who that was? Otto. See, all of Otto’s witnesses have miraculously decided not to testify against him. Otto decides to lay everything on the table with Addy. He wants her to work with him on a special project of his…using her talents to tell Otto which paintings were fakes and which ones were real and he would sell the real ones and make a killing on them. He also wants to possess Addy like he possessed Carolena, Blake’s mother. He also dangles a carrot in front of her. She helps him and he helps her find her missing grandfather and father and he leaves Blake alone. If not, well, he doesn’t help her and he doesn’t leave Blake alone. Simple enough. So she decides to think about it.

Basically, the story after this point is Blake and Addy trying to outsmart and outmaneuver Otto while trying to solve the mystery of what exactly happened to her father and grandfather.

Blake and Addy were still going on strong and their sex scenes were beyond hot. More glimpses into their past life as Sassy and Jack were seen and Otto was introduced as also being connected to them as Gary, Sassy’s fiance or boyfriend (the book wasn’t exactly clear as to what he was). Which explains why Otto was so intent in going after Addy and Blake. It was history repeating itself and it was kinda freaky.

The last part of the book was probably the most interesting part to me. There were a small twist and a huge twist thrown into what I thought was going on. What I didn’t like is that it ended in a cliffhanger. I absolutely do not like cliffhangers. But this one was pretty good and it definitely makes me want to read book 3.

How many stars will I give Somewhere in Time: 4

Why: A very good 2nd book. I just wish that Addy’s gifts (or talents…depends on who you talk to in the book) were showcased a little more often at the beginning of the book.

Will I reread: Yes

Will I recommend to family and friends: Yes

Age Range: Adult

Why: Sex, language, and violence

**I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it**


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