Love or Deception by Morgan K Wyatt

Love or Deception by Morgan K Wyatt
Publisher: Secret Cravings
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (270 pgs)
Heat: Hot
Rated: 4.5 stars
Review by Snapdragon

Amy awakes to find her husband Mark missing, along with her memories. Her recollections of Mark include a whirlwind courtship and a beach wedding. Amy is determined to uncover what happened to her husband. How could a man who loved her so intensely just walk away?

The police have no interest in finding Mark. They reason he wasn’t ready for marriage and he walked. She wonders if his disappearance could be associated with her work.

Ryan, a close friend and co-worker, assists her in piecing together her missing memories. As the pair work together, they find that Amy’s actual past reveals a scenario that is so horrifying that it forces them on the run, not knowing whom they can trust. Will Amy’s newly recalled memories prove fatal to both her and Ryan?

Morgan Wyatt’s new Love or Deception is a gripping, action-packed mystery-slash-suspense every bit as exciting as its awesome cover implies.

Amy and Mark are in love…at least, we know for sure Amy is in love with her wonderful, super-sexy husband, who appears to be as happy as she; for the few moments we see them together. Their magical time together might well be ‘the deception’ here, as much as anything; for too soon, she’s talking to a detective and trying to understand what might have happened. Mark is gone.

Startled, suspicions, and intrigued: we readers are hooked from the start. There must be some explanation. Amy is no fool, yet seems confused by events. As she begins to puzzle out what happened, she uses everything, even her own condition, as clues to possible events. Others are looking at her possible motivations, so not only does she want to find her husband, it is looking more and more like she needs to find him, to clear herself.

Some secondary characters are a bit wooden, but others, like Aunt Remy and a couple friends are well done; clearly ‘characters’ in their own right. As Amy regains her memory, we readers get a better look at her working life, and start to develop suspicions of our unknown. Her friends are also involved, and figure out some possible scenarios, themselves. Although the plot charges forward like any good thriller, truly the ‘love’ part of it all–as her chief motivation–shines throughout. Romance fans will not be disappointed.

Although it is unclear when her memory problems began, leaving many possibilities open; the clue-hunting, critical mystery-fan in me still admits this is both well-done and clever. Do plan to read.


  1. Thank you for hosting

  2. Thanks for the great review, Snapdragon. I know how much work goes into a review & I appreciate your time and effort. Thanks Long & Short Reviews for hosting Love or Deception. 🙂 You guys rock.

  3. Rita Wray says:

    Great review, thank you.

  4. momjane says:

    I really liked the review. This sounds like a wonderful story.

  5. Intriguing review!

  6. I loved everything~fantastic post! Thank you!

  7. great review

  8. The impressive cover is my favorite part of the post today.

  9. Karen H says:

    Enjoyed reading your excellent review of this book.

  10. Great review! It re-enforces my desire to read this book.
    Thank you!

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