Book – In Deep (In Deep #1)
Author – Kella McKinnon
Publication Date – October, 2014
Genre – Romance
Type – Part of Series
Cliffhanger - Yes
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy generously provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.
What would you do if you met a man that made you burn like wildfire from the inside out? Burn so hot that with one touch you forgot to breathe?
And if you knew that he had dangerous secrets? Would you be able to walk away?
I couldn’t. As strong as I know I am, I kept going back for more of him. That body… those eyes…
I saw him for the first time on my very first day in Vegas, and even then I think a part of me knew, because I couldn’t look away. It was like that moment when you see something flying towards you and you know it’s going to hit you before you can ever move out of the way, so you just watch, transfixed, as it crashes into you. Cristos Vicario: owner of the illustrious Adagio hotel and casino and reputed billionaire playboy. He sure as hell wasn’t what he seemed on the surface. That man had secrets. No one knew what a dark and dangerous world he lived in, and when I finally saw him for what he was, it was already far too late. I found myself inextricably tied to him forever. The course of my life altered. My entire world changed forever as he took away my freedom and gave me the key to my dreams in one fell swoop.
How could I have known that the one man who should have been my greatest nightmare would become the one thing I couldn’t live without? And all I had to do was forgive him…
I was only living for one thing, one goal, one endgame… until I saw Brielle. And when I touched her, it was all over for me… I just didn’t know it yet. Not until I broke all of my rules for her, one after another, and that still wasn’t enough. I wanted more.
I wanted it all. Yeah, what I did to her was pretty much unforgivable. I know that now. Some small part of me might have known it then, too, but it didn’t matter. I had to hold on to her. I would have done anything to keep her… and I did.
Now I’ve put her in danger, dragged her into my world, and I don’t know whether to push her away or hold her tighter. Letting her go would be the right thing to do… but every time I try to do the right thing… I can’t.
When I take her, it’s always hard and desperate, as if she’ll disappear if I can’t make her feel the same things I feel... if I can’t force her to care about me enough that she’ll look past everything else and see into my heart.
Last night, after she fell asleep, still wrapped in my arms, I rested my lips against the top of her head and inhaled the scent of her as she slept. Trusting me, even though she shouldn’t. “I don’t deserve you”, I whispered. “But I want you. God, I want you so badly.”
My Thoughts - Story
The title of this book means so much more than just a name – it is exactly the reading experience…DEEP. The love story between Cristos and Brielle is so entertaining and I had no problem connecting with these characters.
I did have a bit of a problem with the writing but it didn’t deter me from being engrossed in the story line. It was frustrating at times with the YES/NO decisions with Brie..the tension..but seemed to work with the story.
This is a story about Christos who is a billionaire bad boy and Brielle with their headstrong ways – Brielle wants to keep her head on straight and finish her schooling-Christos never wanted more than a careless fling but for some reason when the two connect…staying away from each other is out of the question.
The ending left me wanting more!
Reason for Reading – Author Request
Story – 4 out of 5 Stars
Steam – 4 out of 5 Stars
Angst – 4 out of 5 Stars
Writing – 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow – 4 out of 5 Stars
HEA (Spoiler) - [spoiler]Yes[/spoiler]
Would Read More from Author? Yes