CADEnce (Deception Book 2) - D H Sidebottom, Ker Dukey



He had her love. Her devotion. He destroyed her with it!

Years I loved Faye Avery from a distance, watched my brother have something he didn’t deserve. She was always too good for him. Dante had a need for control and that grew with him from childhood, infecting her to bend to his whim.
When Dante abandoned her, the girl who put his future and needs before her own, I rediscovered the girl who lost herself to the heartache. She blossomed and flourished in the light of the love she deserved - until he robbed me of her. Breaking her down, dimming the essence of the woman she had become.
Dante had a darkness inside him that led him down a path of depravity. He was too far gone. He functioned on corruption, humiliation, power and retribution, and all for something that never happened.
What he forgets is this! I not only wear his face, I carry the darkness inside of me too, and my wrath will coat him with it so thick he will drown under the rain of my reckoning.
He wants Star, a memory of a girl he used to know. He stole Faye, a woman who owns my heart and is the cadence in mine.
I will find him.
I will take her from him.
And then I will kill him.




The conclusion of the Deception series brings us back to Cade planning to take back Faye (aka Star). Cade and his crew find Dante's lair and make plans on rescuing Faye and elimating Dante.  They receive assistance from Blue in breaking into the security. It doesn't go as planned however they leave with Faye. Faye is hiding her secrets from Cade.  She does reveal to him that she's pregnant. Faye fears that Dante will reveal her secrets so she returns to Dante to try and destroy what he holds over her. We soon discover who has betrayed Faye and Dante. There are twists and turns that don't allow you to put the book down.

In the end reflecting back on the story it's Faye who unintentionally pits two twins against each other. One twin who is "broken beyond repair. He functioned on depravity, humiliation, power and retribution for something that never even happened." and the other who also has a dark side as an underground fighter and hungry for revenge. In the end only one can survive. I enjoyed the dark twisted plot. I don't think there is actually a happy ending but only an ending to the obsession.