Going In Deep
Book 4, Billionaire Bad Boys
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Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and Sexy as hell.
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.
Kendall Parker believes she is finally living her life at a healthy point and she just wants those that are close to her to trust and believe in her and her choices. Julian Dane knows that he made a lot of bad choices in the past but he has cleaned his life up and he wants to move on. Both Julian and Kendall and forget each other can they move on and will their friends and family let them try to work on there relationship.
I loved this story and Carly Phillips did a great job with this story and the different aspects of mental health, addiction, and other aspects of this story. This was one of the best stories in this series.
Great read! Loved the couple!
This book had me in tears right at the beginning. A lot of that stems from my dog rescue work and I could totally relate to Kendall's work environment and falling in love with the dogs :) Julian and Kendall were such great characters and so easy to fall in love with. Julian is truly sorry for what he had put Kendall through in the past and will do anything for a second chance. When he realizes that he loves Kendall, he will even walk away if that's what she needs him to do.
Kendall never forgot about Julian, even though she tried. He used her and broke her heart, but yet she still wanted to trust him and give him that second chance. She truly believes he has changed and when he adopts her buddy from the shelter, she knows she has to give him a shot.
I haven't read the other books in this series. I still got a good feel for all of the other characters who were in the other books. The only thing that wasn't really clear to me was exactly how Julian used Kendall. Overall though, I loved this book because I could really relate to the characters and I really loved the story. Great read!
***5 ‘Redemption’ Stars***
***5 ‘Redemption’ Stars***
Ever since finishing Going Down Easy, I’ve been waiting for Julian and Kendall to get their own HEA’s, whether it would be together or separately though keeping my toes crossed that they’d find their way back to each other. So when it was announced that they would get their second chance I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the book and Carly Phillips did not disappoint! Going in Deep was filled with sweet and smexy moments as Julian and Kendall found redemption and forgiveness for their past transgressions while fighting for their future happiness.
It’s safe to say that as much as I’ve loved all the Billionaire Bad Boys, Julian has fought his way to the top of the pile. He isn’t a saint and what he did was pretty heinous, but the Julian in this book is an amazing man. He’s taken responsibility for his transgressions and is working on becoming a better man, which we find out he always had in him but just took the wrong fork in the road. This Julian is charming without trying, smart and compassionate with a good dose of smexy alpha male that will bring you to your knees.
Kendall has come a long way from the first time I met her. She has taken control of her disorder instead of allowing it to control her and I loved this more settled, confident and self aware woman she has become. I loved how she was honest about what she wanted out of life and was willing to take chances, but didn’t just jump in. She took baby steps and took the time to really examine how she felt about it.
With all that happened between Julian, Kendall and the crew of Blink it’s no surprise that there were some bumpy moments in their journey to their HEA, but all of those bumps were worth it. I liked how they took baby steps, even if they didn’t necessarily want to, were honest with what they wanted and how they felt and exposed their all of their scars. All of this simply intensified the connection that was already there and made it blatantly obvious that they were meant to be together.
I have to admit that Going in Deep surprised me, in a good way, because it wasn’t as angsty as it could have been considering all that had gone down in Going Down Easy. Obviously there was some drama, but I really liked that Julian and Kendall acted like mature adults. This book touches on addiction and bipolar disorder and I thought it was done with a lot of care and respect. While we do spend a little time with Lex and Kade, this story is very focused on the MC’s and their journey, but we do meet a few new characters who helped move the story line along, but the four legged ones were my favorites. This can be read as a standalone, but I highly suggest that you start at the beginning of the series to get the full impact of the MC’s journey.
~ Copy provided by the author & voluntarily reviewed ~