Deep Deception is another excellent science fiction romance from the ever-reliable Cathy Pegau. This is a f/f love story with action, intrigue, and a strong sense of place. Pegau’s last book, Caught in Amber, took place in a city and most of it was set at a glitzy mansion. Deep Deception is set primarily in a rural mining town, and you can almost feel the grime. As compensation, you can also almost taste the miner’s garlic bread, and I must say that the sex scenes are quite well-written (*ahem*). The book has strong, interesting female characters and a compelling plot. It works fine as a stand-alone. In fact, I suspect it works better as a stand alone, because the main characters were supporting characters in Caught In Amber, and they were much more in touch with their feelings here than I would have expected from their appearances in Caught.
In short, this book is imaginative, romantic, suspenseful, and sexy, and Pegau is now an auto-buy author for me. You can find my full-length review at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. The full-length review was published while this book was available for pre-order. It has since been released by Carina Press. Enjoy!