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Review: Devil and the Deep by Julie Ann Walker (@JAWalkerAuthor)


Series: Deep Six, #2
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: July 5, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 384 pages

The first book in this series, Hell or High Water, earned a 5 star read from me. I couldn't believe how awesome it was, great dialogue and action that just swept me away! So I was super excited to dive into book 2.

http://www.musingsandramblings.net/2015/07/guest-post-review-hell-or-high-water-julie-ann-walker.htmlWe met our heroine, Maddy Powers in book one, when the guys saved the yacht she was on from modern day pirates. I liked Maddy when we met her. She was scared to death, but did her best to keep up the illusion that she wasn't. Her spunky attitude in the face of danger, earned her kudos from me.

The book starts about 3 months following the Maddy's pirate adventure.  Bran and Maddy have been corresponding during this time, and now Maddy has written to him that she will be coming from Texas to the Dry Tortugas, about 15 nautical miles from the island the team is living on, with 3 scholarship winners for a camping trip.  She has invited him to come by and see them, and maybe talk to the girls about the guys search for the Santa Cristina. Sounds like an nice little trip, right? Something sweet and easy, and a chance for Maddy and Bran to have some face time?  Yeah, no.

Everything starts out okay, but then a group of guys with machine guns show up, intending to kidnap Maddy.  Pfft. Like Bran is going to let that happen. He is a SEAL after all. Bran and Mason manage to rescue Maddy, but the girls were taken hostage.  And thus begins an action packed game of hide and seek on the island. Maddy insists on going along since she actually knows the island and it's history, while Bran growls and goes just a bit caveman.

I had a fantastic time with this book. As with the first book, once I started it, I didn't want to put it down.  Luckily, I planned ahead and had a nice block of time set aside with no interruptions. And again, I just zoomed through the book not coming up for air until the book was done. It was an amazing read and worth everyone of it's 5 stars.

Sourcebooks Casablanca and Netgalley provided me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

The former SEALs of The Deep Six return in a sizzling series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker.

Maddy Powers's life revolves around cocktail parties, political fundraisers, and charity events - but she can't forget the daring former SEAL who appropriated her father's yacht a few months ago... or the scorching kiss they shared before he disappeared into the deep blue sea.

Bran Pallidino carries a dark secret behind his lady-killer eyes - one that keeps him from pursuing a serious relationship with Maddy. But when she's taken hostage during a trip to the Dry Tortugas, the men of Deep Six Salvage drop their treasure hunt for a sunken galleon and embark on a dangerous mission to save Maddy.

As they fight her merciless kidnappers, they discover this isn't a simple hostage situation, but something far more sinister. Passion boils between Bran and Maddy, but what good is putting their hearts on the line if they don't survive the dawn?
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