Savage Deception by RT Wolfe

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Savage Deception by RT Wolfe
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery, Action/Adventure
Length: Full (254 pgs)
Heat: Spicy
Rated: 4.5 stars
Review by Poppy

Busy juggling loan sharks and Amber Alerts, Detective Nickie Savage makes time when the FBI seeks her expertise with a child trafficking ring. But when Nickie discovers that the men running the ring are the same ones who abducted her as a young teen, the case gets personal.

Risking her badge, Nickie goes rogue. Luckily, she has Duncan Reed, along with his wire tapping and surveillance expertise. But Duncan also wants to take their relationship to the next level.

Now, Nickie must choose: break her own rules and risk her heart or forge ahead alone.

In a word… Awesome!

Savage Deception was a fantastic romantic suspense that kept me turning pages. While it’s technically the start of a new series, it directly follows another book in a previous series. When I first started reading Savage Deception, I hadn’t read that other book, and have to admit to being pretty confused. I don’t think it stands alone well … though I might have gotten things sorted over time, if I wasn’t already a big fan of the author, I might not have kept reading.

What I did do is read that other book and once that was cleared up, it was full speed ahead! Now I was fully engaged and loving every word. The plot here was tightly created with plenty of twists I wasn’t expecting. The heroine, Nickie, is put through the wringer here with her past bumping into the present and she finds out some things that nearly break her.

Don’t worry… she has Duncan. And he’s the most awesome boyfriend ever. I really do love the man and wouldn’t hesitate to steal him away from her if I could. He’s not perfect, thankfully, but his flaws make him that much more wonderful. I really love their relationship, and it developed well here. It’s sweet and romantic, hot and sexy, and really very realistic. They have their ups and downs, but thankfully they know they can trust each other and that makes everything work.

The secondary characters here were just as great as ever. Duncan’s family is so much fun. I really love them all and am glad to be able to keep up with what they’re doing. Nickie has a surrogate family, since her biological one is worse than useless. Her captain, her foster mom … they’re really what give her a solid foundation.

My confusion at the start, along with a few editing errors (the first I remember seeing in Ms. Wolfe’s books — these were wrong words or typos) are all that kept this from being rated higher. I really did enjoy the story once I got my head wrapped around it. It was everything romantic suspense should be: exciting, interesting, well plotted, romantic and had a solid, satisfying wrap up.

I’m sold on this new series and excited to continue on with Nickie Savage, at least as long as I get the whole crew of characters along with her!


  1. Love the cover work!

  2. Long and Short Reviews,
    Thank you for the lovely review. Due to helpful reviews like yours, my publisher and I have decided to put a forward in the beginning of the book explaining the series is a splinter series. I always appreciate your blog and your honest reviews.
    R.T. Wolfe

  3. Elise-Maria Barton says:

    Thanks for the great review Poppy. Wow, I must say reading the blurb really got my adrenaline flowing. I immediately began to picture this as an action movie with Angelina Jolie playing Nickie Savage, ready to wreak havoc on scufmm-sucking human traffickers! R.T. have you even considered developing this series for film? Thanks for sharing~ I’m really looking forward to the rest of the tour as well as getting this series on my TBR.

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

    • Elise-Maria,
      If I could choose the actors to play in the film version of Savage Deception, it would be Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon. Thank you for the interest!

  4. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds very intriguing.

  5. Great review, and well-deserved. I LOVE this series by R.T. Wolfe. Can’t wait for more!

  6. Definitely sounds like a series AND an author worth looking into! Thanks for the recommendation.

  7. I love reading an honest review. This sounds like a great story, and although the suggestion to read the previous book seems to be a good idea, I am looking forward to reading them both.

  8. Good to know it’s part of a series

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  9. Jill McHale says:

    Love seeing a writer tackle serious issues. Child trafficking is such an ugly truth and a light has finally been shined on it in recent years by the media.

    • Jill,
      The statistics are daunting. I’ve certainly added this cause to my charitable contribution list. I can only hope my books bring some attention to the issue. Thank you for stopping by.

  10. Long and Short Reviews,
    Thank you for having me! It’s always an honor. 🙂
    -R.T. Wolfe

  11. Mary Preston says:

    Awesome is good. I must say it does sound terrific.


  12. I’ll read it, but after The Black creek series ! Thanks for the review 🙂

    • Redlza,
      Very fun. The hero, Duncan Reed, is a child in book #1 of the Black Creek Series. The books are as follows: Black Creek Burning, Flying in Shadows, and Dark Vengeance. The Nickie Savage Series starts with a short prequel, Savage Echoes and onto Savage Deception. Book #2, Savage Rendezvous, is due out this summer. #ILoveMyJob

  13. Karen H in NC says:

    Thanks for the excerpt and your wonderful review.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  14. I love all your books and can’t wait for the next one to come out. Hope you are feeling better soon!!

    • Dear Donna,
      I appreciate your interest in my work. 🙂 I am home, so that’s good. Some complications, so that’s not so good. Time will tell.
      Thank you for stopping by!
      -R.T. Wolfe

  15. Can’t wait to see what happens next.

  16. I loved all the books!!!! In fact, I am very sad to learn that there are only 5 books to the series. I enjoyed meeting the characters and getting to know them. I really liked that they seemed to be like real people dealing with both, the mundane events of every day life and stress/fear of their individual trials. I will definitely recommend this series to my friends!

  17. So sorry that I missed this one! Sounds like a FABULOUS read even though I am checking in pretty late 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    • Dear Andra,
      You’re not late and you are absolutely entered into the contest. Good luck, and if you read detective/mystery romance, I hope you give it a try. 🙂
      R.T. Wolfe


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