The Deception of Devin Miller

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She lost her memories. He stole her heart. Who can Devin trust when she doesn't remember anyone? And will she find out who is deceiving her before it's too late? More

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About Kelly Martin

I'm a mama, a wife, a teacher, and a Christian. I love to write. Currently, I am writing short stories, two blogs, and working on my second novel. You can find me at where I write about my thoughts on being a mama and life and My daily devotional blog.

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Review by: Vivian Unger on July 27, 2013 : star star
Our protagonist wakes up in the hospital with no memory of her life up to that point. She doesn't even know who the guy in her room is, yet she trusts him and wants him around, even though he hardly opens his mouth without insulting her. There's no doubt she needs a little support; she's having a rough time, what with recovering from a car accident, remembering nothing, facing drinking and driving charges, and having a man highway that leads into her bedroom. Yes, that's right. Every time she enters her bedroom hoping for a little privacy and relaxation, a young man speaks to her from a hidden corner, or pops out of the closet. This includes the insulting guy she chose to trust at the beginning. First it appears he climbed up a ladder that is lying outside her window for reasons that are never explained. Later the author seems to forget all about the ladder and we're told the young fellows are scaling a trellis.

All this room invasion would be an awful business for anyone. Just imagine how bad it would be for someone recovering from trauma, or trying to. Yet she never even closes the window!

The author writes pretty well, and the book is a page-turner, with lots of suspense to hold reader interest. But there is just too much here that is ridiculous, starting with Devin deciding that she needs to hide her amnesia from her family. She agrees to pay Trey, the insulting guy, one hundred dollars a day to stick by her and feed her the information she needs to fake it. Trey turns out to be madly in love with her, but despite that and being of very little help to her, HE STILL POCKETS THE MONEY. Hard to believe--but then this book contains no believable characters. Or likeable ones.

I've never read Christian fiction before, so I can't claim to know anything about it, but I never thought it would make me feel so dirty. We're treated not just to teenage drinking and driving, lying, and infidelity, but less run-of-the-mill sins like an eighteen-year-old girl sleeping with her best friend's father. So be warned; the "eww" factor is high. I almost needed a shower after finishing this thing.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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