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DEEPER by M. Malone & Nana Malone is LIVE || THE DUET IS COMPLETE!
The plan was never to fall in love…The plan was to avenge my father’s death.
Hell, I knew better. Never fall in love with the mark.
For ten years I have plotted and planned my revenge against Rafe DeMarco. He took the most important thing in my life away from me and I meant to return the favor.
Except, I was wrong…
Now, I need his protection. And I’m the fool who went and fell in love.
The best laid plans and all.
(Deeper is the finale of the Deep Duet. Start the duet with Book 1, Deep.)
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~DEEP BOOK ONE~
A brand new steamy alpha romance from the NYT and USA Today bestselling authors of SHAMELESS.
She didn’t just bring me back to life. She brought me back to living.
You think you know my story, but you have no idea. How could you? I cover my tracks well.
After a hellish past, I’ve got a good thing going being hired at Blake Security. I’m one of the good guys now…protect and serve and all that jazz. Kicking ass and rescuing damsels in distress – all in a day’s work.
Then I discover *this* damsel is not that innocent.
(Deep is Book 1 of the Deep Duet. The conclusion will come in Book 2, Deeper)
~CONNECT WITH THE AUTHORS~
NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a master’s degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized by how she’s using her expensive education.
Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella “Teasing Trent,” her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.
She’s now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.
USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone‘s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel she “borrowed” from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.
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~WRITING – PLOT – PACE~
So I enjoyed this one marginally more than I did book one. The writing was still fantastic. The pace was perfect, and the plot was engaging and kept me turning the pages.
I loved Rafe in book one and I continued to love him in this book. The guy was a SAINT, to be honest. He had to be to put up with Diana. I honestly think he should have been way way angrier…
Diana…sigh. I hated her in book one and I only liked her slightly more in this one. She was just such a lying b!tch. I hate when a simple conversation would clear the air and we have a character that continues to evade and be dishonest all the while claiming to “LOVE” the person she is treating like crap. That said, she gets a little more palatable as the book goes on.
This one was fairly light on side characters. Many of the guys and couples from the previous series pop in and out but the focus stayed mostly on Rafe and Diana.
Medium. There were quite a few sex scenes, and they were fairly hot.
Low to Medium. I didn’t find it particularly angsty. There is a bit of pushing away by the heroine, but not too much. I expected more anger and angst aimed the heroines way after what she did to Rafe, but nope, like I mentioned above, he pretty much forgave and forgot instantly every time she pulled a stunt. There was some OW drama which in my opinion was super pointless. It leads nowhere and caused ZERO issues so I am not sure why we needed a jealous woman Rafe had a fling with back in the day acting totally unprofessional and b!tchy. *shrug* There was no OM drama.
~IN THE END~
I liked this one. Mainly because I love this writing duo and I love these characters and the world they inhabit. That said, this duet was my least favorite so far. I wish Rafe had gotten a better heroine. C’est la vie though. I am certainly still onboard with the series and can’t wait to see what guy is bitten by the lovebug next.