An intense and sexy heart-wrenching emotional roller coaster…

It’s no surprise that I just loooooove Carly Phillips. She has the ability to cheer me up so fast with just a few pages of her Billionaire Bad Boys series. If like me you’ve been following this series and waiting for the next instalment on agonising tenterhooks, the you’ll know exactly what I mean when I say that I was freaking elated when Going in Deep hit my kindle. I know that I get happy anytime a new read parades itself from my that glorious screen – but that elation of when a book you just know is going to be great… it’s just addictive and makes my heart sing!

I’m not even going to lie, Cassie and Derek (Going Down Hard) were my favourite favourites from the series – however, Julian and Kendall… FML! They’re so hot that the sun has nothing on them. This book had me in tatters from the off, and as the story developed it just ripped me to teenie weenie tiny shreds. Their story is just heart-wrenching, it will pull on all your heart strings and drag it through more ups and downs and loopty loops than a roller coaster ride. Carly Phillips has yet again delivered a story that is gripping, angsty and truly beautiful. You will not be able to put this book down – it’s a guarantee. The plot development is sound and pretty much flawless. The writing, true to Phillips’ form, is undeniably brilliant.

Character wise, there isn’t a single author out there that can take a character from being hated to loved so incredibly. Julian was the devil to me in the previous books, but by the end of this book – well, I actually loved him to darn much that I was left yearning. I was in a deep emotional state of melancholic longing. He was just so deep. there were so many layers to him that you can’t help but empathise with him. Don’t get me wrong he’s sexy and gorgeous and swoony – but he also that broodiness to him that is enthralling. He has the edge of his past that gives him the whole bad boy vibe and yet it also makes you want more of him. He was just amazing. Carly Phillips character development as just on freaking form. The same goes for Kendall. She’s the Don. The amount of drama and all the demons she has to endure both in the past and present is unbelievable. Yet, she weathers through it all and her character becomes stronger and stronger whilst still maintaining this feminine delicacy that makes her so approachable and endearing. I can’t even begin to express how kick arse this woman is – and how empowering it is to get to know her character.

All in all, Going in Deep was nothing short of outstanding. It was such a marvellously glorious read. It was worth every single minute of the wait I had to endure and all the anxious energy that that built up to anticipation and need. This book was just page after page of passion and heat and desire. I can’t help but want more of this series – in particular Kendall and Julian. I really cannot wait to see what’s next… what else is in store…

About the Book

He isn’t Mr. Nice Guy…

Julian Dane thought he’d hit rock bottom — until he met a woman (isn’t that what they all say?). He used her and broke her heart. Now he wants to turn things around but the damage he dealt stands in his way.

Kendall Parker’s unique issues have made it hard to live a normal life. Very few people understand her and she trusts even less … but she believed in Julian once, and he only betrayed her.

Now Julian is back — a new man — and determined to win Kendall’s heart. But this reformed bad boy just might find that Going in Deep is harder than it looks.

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New leash and collar in hand, Julian walked into For Paws to pick up his new dog. He was excited to have a pet, happy to know he’d have company, and dammit, looking forward to seeing Kendall again.

When he arrived, she was nowhere to be found. Josie, the other woman he’d met, walked him through the signing of the paperwork, reiterated his responsibilities, and congratulated him on his new family member.

“Are you ready to go get him?” she asked, oblivious to Julian’s disappointment in missing out on his chance to see Kendall again.

“Sure thing. Let’s go get Steve.” He followed her through the back door and into the area where the dogs were kept.

He glanced down the row to Steve’s pen, where to his surprise, Kendall sat with his dog on her lap, petting his head and talking to him in a soft voice.

Julian let out a breath he hadn’t been aware of holding, relief and pleasure suffusing him in equal measure. He wouldn’t have to leave without talking to Kendall.

“You’re going to a good home,” Kendall said softly, unaware they were behind her. “You’ll be well fed and loved. And even if I won’t see you anymore, I’ll always remember you.”

“It’s hard for us not to get attached,” Josie explained quietly. “Kendall has a soft spot for Steve because he’s been here for such a long time.” Josie treated him to a warm smile. “I’ll leave you now. Kendall can get you settled from here.”

Josie stepped away, heading back to the front office. Julian stood in silence, watching Kendall. Her head was bent low, her long ponytail falling over one shoulder, her neck exposed. The desire to glide his lips over the exposed skin was strong. The urge to mark her there, even stronger.

Something about Kendall affected him deeply.

                As he walked quietly closer to the pen, once again he was struck by the quiet strength in her now, the even keel to her mood compared to before. He’d known she was smart, but this woman clearly had depths he hadn’t seen or plummed. And he realized how much he wanted to know her again. To learn who she was now and to introduce her to the man he’d become. The one he wanted to be, in part, for her.

                At the realization, he blew out a sharp breath.

As if sensing him, she looked up. She stood, the gray dog still in her arms.

He smiled. “Mind if I ask you something?”

“Go on,” she said warily.

He took in the protective way she cuddled Steve against her chest. Steve wasn’t tiny, and it couldn’t have been easy to hold him for long.

“Why didn’t you take him? You’re obviously bonded,” he said, as the dog licked her neck. The lucky bastard.

She sighed. “My building has a one dog only rule. And you’ve met Waffles. Besides, we can’t save them all ourselves, as Josie likes to remind me.”

He inclined his head. “Then your loss is my gain.”

She shifted the dog and held him out for Julian. He accepted his new pet, juggling him with the leash, and held him up, meeting his gaze. “Looks like it’s you and me, Bud. You ready for your new life?”

About the Author

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

Marta Aguiar
Written by Marta Aguiar
I'm a mid twenties mummy living in North London, a graduate in English literature and creative writing from the university of Aberyswyth in Wales. I love to bake, cook, read and watch films, and love spending time with my little toddler, Jasper, and our new addition, Mylo. I blog about our family life and my general interests, with the odd guest blog from my partner, Kayne.