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Ceremony of Deception by Jannifer Hoffman
Treble Heart Books
American Historical
Full Length, Sensual
Review by Camellia


Jessie McGerret has sworn to do whatever it takes to hunt down her father's murderer, even if it means marrying herself to a man who could very well be a partner to her prey. She has the skills to defeat a killer, but trusting a stranger who promises love may prove to be a greater challenge, especially when he insists she face the one thing she fears the most.

Scott Cordell is determined to rid himself of the annoying menace who has forced him into a marriage he has no intention of honoring. Women like her can be scared off easily. Nobody knows that better then he does, because nobody knows the secret he s kept hidden for most of his life. He soon discovers there s more to this gritty pest than meets the eye. And he s determined to expose her.

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CEREMONY OF DECEPTION captured my attention and kept me up until late into the night.

Jannifer Hoffman engages all  the senses and touches deep emotions as she weaves an enthralling tale about love, not sought after but found, in the rowdy, untamed, and often cruel times of the Wyoming Territory infancy in the 1800ís.

Jessie (Neeva) McGerrett embodies the spirit of resilience that sustains her as she survives a massacre when she is only four years old, flourishes as she grows to puberty with the Shoshones, then matures and learns through her teen years with Tim (Pa) McGerrett.  After Pa McGerrett is killed, this spirit helps her find her way in the sometime-questionable civilized world of the white man.

The subtle as well as the not-so-subtle events that entangle Jessieís life with Scott Cordellís of Cheyenne, Wyoming becomes a love story not to be missed.  Some crude and some gentle, sensual happenings bind these two people, albeit unwillingly at times, into an enduring need for each other.

CEREMONY OF DECEPTION shows the greed, the desire for power, and the prejudice that threatened to destroy the good that so many people strived to establish in the untamed west of America during the 1800ís.  Jannifer Hoffman does a magnificent job of creating a tapestry that depicts the beautiful lands and the people (both Indian and White), as she weaves this spellbinding tale with the golden thread of love that shines through as the reader vicariously experiences the happenings that culminate in a HAPPILY-EVER-AFTER for Jessie and her true love Scott.

A big thanks to Jannifer Hoffman for a most enjoyable story.
Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 9:22 PM
Your Name: Bonnie Barrett
Your Comment: Jannifer is a good writer. She is much better than these writers who claim to be on the New York best seller list. Her next books are real page turners and you keep thinking just one more chapter and before you know it you\'ve read the whole book. Keep up the good job Jan and waiting for the next book to be done.
Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 1:30 PM
Your Name: Jannifer Hoffman
Your Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful review
Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 8:33 PM
Your Name: Pinkie Paranya
Your Comment: I vote for Jannifer Hoffman's Ceremony of Deception. It never has a dull moment, the hero and heroine are sexy and interesting and I loved the book. Kept me reading all night. Pinkie Paranya
Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 5:20 PM
Your Name: Mary Ann Henson
Your Comment: Grabs you, can't put it down. Holds interest till completed, from first chapter till last.
Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 5:54 PM
Your Name: Sally Hickey
Your Comment: Sounds exciting with historic color.
Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 8:10 PM
Your Name: Deb Mehr
Your Comment: A murder, revenge, deception, and steamy love kept me reading this book far into the night.
I look forward to reading Jannifer's next books.
Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 11:17 PM
Your Name: M Bender
Your Comment: WOW! What a captivating story! It was one of those books that one begins and just can't bear to lay down until you read that last page. The history involved certainly gave the story an additional tangent that held my interest.
Congratulations to the author! I can\'t wait to read her next book.
Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 8:58 AM
Your Name: Deb Funk
Your Comment: I was so impressed with this book as I do not read many books but once I started to read it, I would not put it down. Once I was finished I could not wait until Jannifer gets the next book out in print this December.
I loved it from beginning to end. It gripped me from the start and I just wanted to keep reading just to find out what would happen next.
I loved it.
Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 3:01 PM
Your Name: LaVonne Helmer
Your Comment: I want to vote for this book by Jannifer Hoffman. I enjoyed it very much.
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