Author(s): Julie Ann Walker
Series: Deep Six #4
Also in this series: Shot Across the Bow
Published by Limerence Publications LLC on May 31, 2021
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker delivers perfect pulse-pounding romantic suspense! The former Navy SEALs of Deep Six Salvage thought they could retire to the sea and hunt for treasures of the deep, but when trouble comes to visit, there'll be hell to pay.
Ray “Wolf” Roanhorse took one look at Chrissy and knew she was the woman of his dreams. There’s a hitch, however. He screwed things up with her. Big time. Now all she wants is to be friends. He’ll have to be his most charismatic and charming self if he has any hope of changing her mind. And winning her heart.
Christina Szarek knows all about sexy, brooding men like Wolf. She grew up watching her mother fall for – and be broken by – plenty of them. If she had her way, she’d avoid Wolf altogether. But they’re partners in the hunt for the Santa Cristina’s legendary treasure. Avoidance is impossible. And the longer she’s near him, the more he chips away at the walls she’s erected against him.
The danger to Chrissy doesn’t only come from her burgeoning feelings, however. There are mysterious players who would see her silenced – for good. And Wolf, with his wicked grin and spec-ops training, is all that stands between her and a date with death in the deep.
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Deeper Than The Ocean is the fourth book in the Deep Six series. This is my first time reading the series, but I had no difficulty following. The author provided sufficient back story, which made it easy to get into this installment without feeling at a lost. However, after reading this installment, one has the urge to go back and pick up the other books in the series.
I had a good time with this book. The romance, the suspense, the humour and the banter between the characters kept me entertained throughout the story. In this installment we get Chrissy and Wolf’s story.
Wolf, a former navy seal, and the members of his salvaging team (also former navy seals) found the Santa Christina. However, there was a problem. They did not find the treasure. To distract himself from the disappointment of not finding the treasure, Wolf made it his mission to convince Chrissy that they were meant for each other. He would have a hard time convincing her, as Chrissy had a stubborn streak a mile long. It didn’t help that she believed falling in love was a fallacy. To make matters worse, she kept judging him based on an incident which occurred between them in the past. However, when Chrissy accidentally stumbled on a crime making her a target of cold-blooded criminals, Wolf ceased the opportunity to protect her and in the process prove to her that falling in love is real.
I enjoyed the romance, which developed between the main characters. Although, several times Chrissy frustrated me with her refusal to acknowledge her feelings. The many excuses she hid behind to avoid coming to terms with her feelings highlighted her stubborn. Luckily, Wolf was not the type to give up easily.
The glimpse I got into the relationship between the couple appearing in the next installment, has me excited for its release.
I enjoyed the suspense thread, although some some aspects had me shaking my head. I could not understand how they failed to see that these incidents were attacks against Chrissy and not mere coincidences. The revelation of the true identity of head honcho came as no surprise, as I suspected their involvement from the moment of their introduction.
Overall, Deeper Than the Ocean was a solid read and one I would recommend to fans of the genre.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
Good to hear you were able to follow the story with it being number 6 in a series. Glad to hear you enjoyed it too. Great review.
Yes, it was easy to follow.
With that burly alpha on the cover, I expected more than 3 flames for heat level 😉
Well there wasn’t much time for a lot of steamy moments.
I can see why you liked this one, it sounds really good.
Yes it was a good one.
I have several books written by this author but haven’t read any of them yet. This sounds like something that I would enjoy since it has some action to go along with the romance. Good to know that it can work as a stand-alone. Great review!
Thanks Carole. I am sure you would enjoy this series.
Man! I let this series get away from me. I read the prequel in an anthology and even the first book. Loved them. Somehow, I forgot to look for the newer releases. I love the treasure hunt and salvage background and Wolf sounds great the way he stays at her. I can see why you got frustrated with the way she refused to deal with her relationship issues. I need to catch up. 🙂
Yes you need to catch up. ?
Glad it worked for you! I sometimes get frustrated with the main characters in romance novels too.
I have had my share of frustrating characters in romance novels.
Not my normal genre but glad you were able to follow the book, even having not read the others in the series. Great review!
Yes, it worked well as a standalone.