Daring Deception - Barbara Freethy

Daring Deception

By Barbara Freethy

  • Release Date: 2021-01-26
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 245 Ratings


"The action was intense and kept me on the edge of my seat! Barbara Freethy is an amazing writer who captures the reader's attention from the very first sentence, so much so, I read this book in one sitting." 5 Stars! Booklover's Anonymous

He didn't just break her heart, he broke her soul…
When a bomb exploded at her college, Caitlyn Carlson's life changed in an instant. Ten years later, she's no longer a vulnerable, trusting girl, but a tough, ruthless, FBI agent. But her hard exterior covers a deep, aching hole in her heart. 
Quinn Kelly has changed his life, too, trying to make up for the horrific mistakes of his youth. But some mistakes can't be outrun or forgiven. Some feelings don't stay buried, no matter how hard you try. 
An explosion at a local university takes them back to the past, to the one place they never wanted to go again…and to each other. They barely survived loving each other the first time around. The secrets and lies almost killed them. Will this be their second chance, or will this be the end of everything?  

Don't miss this thrilling romantic suspense by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy!

Also Available in the Off The Grid: FBI Series
Perilous Trust #1
Reckless Whisper #2
Desperate Play #3
Elusive Promise #4
Dangerous Choice #5
Ruthless Cross #6
Critical Doubt #7
Fearless Pursuit #8
Daring Deception #9

What the readers are saying…

"Standing in the shadows of love, you can't help but feel the heartache to come. Daring Deception paints a thrilling picture of a dangerous love story. Brodie and Caitlyn pull emotions into a maze that is powerful, intriguing and never ending. With Freethy there is always a twist to tie emotions up in knots and leave readers feeling breathless." Isha – Goodreads

"There were a lot of twists and turns in this series that kept me guessing about what was going to happen next, and I definitely did not see the ending coming! This book was the perfect mix of romance and suspense, a page turner from beginning to end! Kate – Bookbub

"A story that builds on revenge, kidnapping, and forgiveness. DARING DECEPTION is a definite winner in this series." Ellen - Goodreads

"Just finished this gem by Barbara Freethy...I can honestly say it was one of the best books I have read this year. This author is a genius at creating authentic characters!" Claire – Goodreads on Daring Deception

"Barbara Freethy knows how to write a beautiful, believable love story....with just the right amount of heat." Trude – Goodreads on Daring Deception

"Wow! Every time I think I can’t enjoy a book in this Off The Grid series any more than the ones I’ve already read, Barbara Freethy proves me wrong. DARING DECEPTION is full of twists and turns and two great main characters." Mary - Goodreads


  • Daring Deception

    By Mpomper514
    As always, Barbara Freethy never fails to deliver a story full of twists and turns as the story unfolds. Love this latest addition to the Off the Grid series. Caitlyn and Quinn were collage sweethearts when an explosion rips their lives apart. Ten years later Caitlyn is a tough FBI agent still determined to find those responsible for the bomb that changed her life. Now another bomb explodes on the same campus and she asks to be assigned to investigate the new case, determined to find out if there is a connection. While at the scene she sees Quinn who is also drawn to the campus. Many twists as Caitlyn pulls in Quinn to help with her investigation. The passing of time did nothing to change their feelings, and they are both fighting their feelings. Loved it.
  • Intrigue, Suspense and Romance

    By LoveDachshunds
    Daring Deception is another action packed story from Barbara Freethy. It’s filled with intrigue, suspense and an old romance sparked back to life. The plot was complex and riveting making it a page turner from the beginning. Caitlyn and Quinn had chemistry and a bond from love that made me cheer for them to work through their issues and get back together. This is a great book if you’re looking for an adventure with action, intrigue and romance. I definitely recommend this book, and look forward to the next book in Barbara Freethy’s FBI series!
  • Daring deception

    By mel082363
    This was my favorite one of the FBI series! I have enjoyed all of them but this one was so good! Barbara Freethy does such a good job with the plot lines and characters!
  • Great Story!

    By cmatinale
    What a great FBI story! From the first page I was hooked! Caitlyn and Quinn’s story is full mystery, deception and romance! I love the characters! I can’t wait to read the next one in the series! Barbara Freethy doesn’t disappoint!
  • Excellent who-done-it

    By ledoss
    Newest to my favorite Freethy series. Loved this addition, top of my favorites so far. Major mystery, drama, heartbreak and romance in this who-done-it. We meet Quinn and Caitlyn, who’s relationship starts sweet and comes full circle, taking on serious crazy to get there. Grab this, add to your TBR list.
  • Riveting read!

    By Grinandstampit
    I could not put this book down. FBI agent Caitlyn Carlson was investigating a bombing that brought back memories and old feelings for her. As Caitlyn reconnects with her past I was kept on the edge of my seat as the author slowly revealed the events of 10 years ago and the consequences that followed. This book is full of mystery regarding friends, classmates, family and a former love. You will not be disappointed reading this 5 star Barbara Freethy Off the Grid installment.