The Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson

So. Hmm. Another love triangle book *cue the ooohs and ahhhs and “NOW KISS!”*

So. Princess Lia is the First Daughter of her country, who is supposed to have the gift of sight. But she doesn’t. And now she is betrothed to a prince of another kingdom whom she thinks is an old smelly hag. So on the day of her wedding, Lia runs away with her servant Pauline. She finds a job as a waitress in a small town, and her life ‘begins’.

Meanwhile: An assassin was sent to kill her because she disgraced her country, and the prince has set off from his country to find Lia. BUT, you do not know who the assassin is and who the prince is. When Lia sees the two strangers, she also does not know that one of them was sent to kill her and the other was supposed to be married to her. So now you have Lia’s perspective, the assassin’s perspective, and the prince’s perspective. AND THEN, OF COURSE, YOU FIND THEM FALLING IN LOVE WITH OTHER. Let me tell you, I did not guess correctly as to who is the prince and who is the assassin. But you will find out at the end of the book.

I give this book a 4/5. I liked the author’s idea of the perspectives and not knowing who the assassin and the prince were. The first half of the book was SO SLOW, but it was introducing the characters.

There are 3 main books in the series and a few novellas. The book following The Kiss of Deception is The Heart of Betrayal, and then The Beauty of Darkness.