Maddy Powers still has nightmares about her terrifying
ordeal when she was held hostage on a yacht after
attempting to help some men. The one bright spot on that
grim day was her rescuer. After being kissed senseless by
the ex-Navy Seal, Maddy can't stop thinking about him.
Though they email often, Maddy is determined to explore
the chemistry she experienced with him on the yacht.
Orchestrating a trip that will get her close to him,
Maddy never thought she'd be in that kind of danger again
until a few men show up and attempt to kidnap her again.
This time though, there are teenage lives hanging in the
Bran Palladino can't stop thinking about Maddy and lives
for the emails she sends him. When he finds out she's
going to be visiting near him though, he's reluctant to
see her. Bran has a secret that prevents him from
pursuing Maddy the way he wants. When he reluctantly
arrives on the island Maddy is visiting, he's shocked to
see that she is once again in danger. Determined to keep
her safe while he goes to rescue the girls being held
captive, Bran knows he has to keep his distance from
Maddy, for her own good. By the time he realizes that the
last thing he wants from Maddy is distance, it may be too
late for all of them.
Since I knew DEVIL AND THE DEEP was the second book in
Julie Ann Walker's Deep Six
series, I made sure I read
the first book, which turned out to be a good thing as
Maddy and Bran's story actually started there. The
chemistry between these two characters was hot in the
first book and in their own story, it's off the charts. I
admit the dialogue got to be a bit cheesy sometimes but
the story more than made up for it. Walker's secondary
characters, Mason and Alex, even stole the spotlight from
our main characters at times. I really hope their story
DEVIL AND THE DEEP is humorous and full of witty banter,
which readers could feel occasionally clashes with the
seriousness of what's going on around the characters, but
I think it's a great way to off set all the tension that
is being built up. Though we're only two books deep into
this series, I'm already hooked on the treasure hunt
thread that seems like it'll be running throughout the
entire series. Though I'm in no hurry to see this series
end, I am very much looking forward to future treasure
hunts and the ultimate reveal.
The former SEALs of The Deep Six return in a
sizzling series from New York Times and USA
Today bestselling author Julie Ann
A COVERT MISSION 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.
FLAMING DESIRE 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.
WITH EARTH-SHATTERING REPERCUSSIONS 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