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!
Amazing Redemption Story!!!
I've loved each of the Billionaire Bad Boys books along the way. I'll be honest and say when I saw Ms. Phillips was going to write a redemption book for Julian Dane, I honestly didn't see how she could do it based upon what he had done to Kendall. I'm so very happy to say not only was I wrong, and Ms. Phillips gave her readers her very best book I've read to date.
I really hated Julian for using Kendall in the way he did in Going Down Easy, and have to say the first way he started redeeming himself to me was by owning his past choices rather than saying they were mistakes. I also started to take into consideration he was unaware of Kendall's illness when they were together, as Kendall had never shared the fact she was bipolar, though that still didn't give Julian the right to use Kendall. As Julian started to share his background and his family's background with Kendall, it gave me more insight into why he became and addict and made the choice he made along the way. Julian truly had been through hell and back and while I didn't agree with many of his actions, I did finally understand why he made the choices from his past.
Kendall had been through hell thanks to her mental illness. Now that she is finally able to stay on a solid therapy plan, medicine plan, and has found an outlet and a job she loves working with rescue dogs. She is just starting to feel like her life is on a firm footing when Julian shows back up in her life. I loved that Kendall was super wary of Julian when he first showed up, even as she was still completely drawn to him. I found myself loving that while Kendall didn't fall right back in with Julian, she did listen to him explain his past and finally shared her medical issues as well.
Kendall and Julian totally had an uphill battle to be in a long-term relationship with Kendall's family. While I felt like Kendall and Julian both made mistakes in the present with regards to their future, I loved they both came out strong once each got their heads back on straight. The chemistry between Kendall and Julian was every bit as strong as it was in the past. I actually felt it was even stronger now, as they both were being honest with one another.
Going in Deep gave me all the feels. I laughed, sighed, got angry a few times, and cried both sad and happy tears. I love when a story makes me feel a myriad of emotions, and Ms. Phillips did it in spades with Going in Deep. Julian and Kendall's redemption story was everything and more than I expected, and is hands down one of the best stories Carly Phillips has ever written.
Rating: 5 Stars (A+)
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