Interior designer Isabella Hughes has created a perfect life for herself. Raised on a farm in Ohio, she has paved her way to the top of the design world and married the love of her life, leaving her meager upbringing behind her. The owner of an upscale firm in Manhattan, Isabella is the epitome of a successful businesswoman. But the demon of self-doubt still haunts her. It threatens to destroy everything: her career, her marriage, and even her life. Yes, Isabella has issues-abandonment issues. She was left by her mother when she was younger.

Professionally, she is rock solid, but personally, she is unsteady. When Grayson Hughes came into her life, he was her knight in shining armor. Now, ten years into their supposedly happy marriage, Grayson becomes hostile and cruel. Unbeknownst to Isabella, Grayson is harboring a dark secret. While Isabella maneuvers through the turmoil of her personal life, she is awarded the design project of her dreams.

To help her down this unfamiliar path, she relies on her new business manager, Julian Grossaint, seeking not only his guidance, but also comfort in his arms. As Isabella’s life spins out of control, the ramifications of her betrayal turn deadly. Is Grayson’s bizarre behavior to blame, or has Isabella unknowingly concocted her own Deception by Design?

This book is intended for mature audiences. 


Trish Beaudet is an interior designer who has led a successful design firm for more than thirteen years. She has appeared on HGTV's Design Star and has hosted the local series Refined Design and the show Homestretch for She lives in Michigan with her husband and three children.
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