Devil and the Deep

· The Deep Six Book 2 · Sourcebooks, Inc.
139 reviews

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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.

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

Bran Pallidino carries a dark secret—one that forced him to push Maddy away. Bran knows he won't be finding redemption, and he can live with that as long as it means she'll be safe. But when Maddy's taken hostage during a trip to the Caribbean, the men of Deep Six Salvage embark on a dangerous mission to save her. Passion boils in the sultry sea breeze...but what good is putting his heart on the line if they don't survive the dawn?

Praise for Julie Ann Walker's Hell or High Water:
"Hot men, hot action, and hot temperatures make for one hot romance!"—BookPage
"Walker blends the tender romance of a reassuring touch with lusty sex scenes... Readers will be panting."—Publishers Weekly
"If Hell or High Water is a taste of what's to come, the rest of the Deep Six series is going to be one exhilarating ride."—RT Book Reviews

139 reviews
Jonel B.
June 15, 2016
I love the way that this author balances suspense with romance, chemistry with history, and friends with moments that will never be forgotten. All the while, she develops an intricate story that kept me on my toes and set it in such a manner that I could picture all of it. I love the way that the Santa Christina was integral to the lives of these characters. The way that it actually served to increase the suspense of the tale, adding a second storyline for readers to become enmeshed in. It also ties the series together through more than simply the characters that Walker creates. The characters in this novel were larger than life, but at the same time very real. They were hard to look away from and easy to love, while always being less than perfect. This humanity made them so endearing. The dynamic between Bran and Maddie had me in stitches, followed in a close second by Mason and Alex. Walker has created a fantastic second instalment in this series. She seamlessly draws everything together while keeping me on my toes. It was a lot of fun and I definitely can’t wait for more. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
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Elizabeth H.
July 7, 2016
Full throttle kicked up a notch…or twenty! This is my second read of the series and I love its fast-paced storyline and incredibly witty dialogue. I also love the strong female characters and the stubborn-as-hell alpha males. Bran has some serious demons that keeps him constantly on guard and in check. He’s sworn off relationships and will NEVER get serious with a woman, no matter how tempting it is. Maddy has gotten under Bran’s skin and he’s finding it harder and harder to keep her at bay. When he finds out she’s in trouble, Bran moves Heaven and earth to keep her from harm. But keeping her close proves to be too much of a temptation, especially when the monster inside him is threatening to be unleashed. Bran doesn’t want to hurt Maddy, but letting her go is not an option. Can they remain “friends” or will a night of passion obliterate the walls Bran’s so painstakingly kept in place? WOW! What a wild ride! Bran and Maddy are a perfect fit. His Jersey boy attitude with her no-nonsense Southern belle honesty. Maddy is never afraid to go toe-to-toe with Bran and I love that she fought for them and for what she wanted despite all Bran’s warnings to keep her away. Most importantly, she understood and respected Bran’s wishes despite her own heartache. I loved them! There was also a secondary romance-of-sorts starting to brew between the Southie, Mason and the team’s historian and resident motor mouth, Alex. He’s silent and brooding and she’s vibrant and sassy. They are a riot together and I do hope things work out for them. We’ll have to wait and see. This is a great series full of excitement, danger, suspense, hilarity and steamy passion and I highly recommend it to every reader! ***I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***
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Andi Babcock
July 6, 2016
I enjoyed this book. This is the first book I've read by Julie Ann Walker, but I am positive it won't be the last. Even though I didn't read the first book of the series, Hell or High Water, I really didn't have any issues following the storyline or getting to know/understand the characters. I really liked the humor and personality Walker gives her characters. It took me a while to really get Maddy. I'm not sure why, because she was funny and quirky in a unique way. Having grown up in the mid-west, I loved her expressions! Maddy is a strong, whether she believes it or not. I found myself smiling and laughing out loud more than once. What can I say about Bran, other can I have one too. I liked how complex his character was. He was shaped by the events of his childhood. It was easy to see how it impacted his choices and actions. I have to say, one of my favorite parts of the book was the movie game they played. I found myself playing along side them. And I am already in love with Mason and if he and Alex are the next book, sign me up now!
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About the author

Julie Ann Walker is the USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author of the Black Knights Inc. romantic suspense series. She is prone to spouting movie quotes and song lyrics. She'll never say no to sharing a glass of wine or going for a long walk. She prefers impromptu travel over the scheduled kind, and she takes her coffee with milk. You can find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission. For more information, please visit or follow her on Facebook and/or Twitter @JAWalkerAuthor.

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