A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless #2) by Meli Raine
For those who didn’t read my previous blog where I reviewed book 1 A Harmless Game (Harmless #1) you can read it by clicking on the link. Book 2 cannot be read as a standalone; you must read book 1 first and each book contain dark triggers for some. This book is not for the kind hearted.
Book 2 picks off right where book 1 ends but the only difference is that it is written in the hero’s point on view. When I first read the blup for this book in Goodreads, I was actually going to skip over this book and read book 3 beacuse to my understanding this book was basically book 1 but in the hero’s perspective instead the heroine’s. Luckily, I was curious on what the hero was feeling after not seeing the heroine for 4 years.
In this book, the heroine’s father announces his plan to run for president and the threats against the heroine continues. You get to witness both the hero and the heroine becoming closer and sharing their tragedies together. Also readers get to see how far the hero was ready to go to stand up for the heroine, unlike her parents. At some parts in the book, I was ready to wack the heroine in the head for her stubbornness.
Her parents didn’t change their perspective of how to handle her situation and what annoyed me the most is the fact that the heroine’s father knew that one of the person helping him with his campaign is the person who attacked his daughter 4 years ago and he still didnt back out of their deal. As for her mother, lets not get started. Atleast readers can tell that the father had some concerns for the heroine.
Almost halfway through the book, the hero is portrayed as a obsessive ex-boyfriend and was fired as the heroine’s bodyguard leaving her unprotected in the hero’s eyes. The tables were turned on the hero and he was the one taking the fall for texting those threatening things to the heroine and cutting her brakes in book 1.
The book ends in a cliffhanger where the hero was thrown in jail.