Series: Dirty Deeds #4
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 8, 2019
Format: eARC, 401 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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Following the sudden death of his wife, Nathan Bell has spent nearly two years burying himself in work and neglecting his biggest responsibility: his daughter. Overcome with guilt, he wants to connect with little Marley, but he doesn’t know how to do it alone. And then Jenna Savage throws him a lifeline.
A single mom of twins, Jenna is more than capable of taking care of Nate’s adorable two-year-old, and wants to help Nathan however she can. Soon, attachments are made, forcing Jenna and her kids into new territory. And the closer everyone becomes, the more right it feels.
Falling in love forces Nathan to face his biggest fear, and when hearts, both big and little, are on the line, the only thing scarier than needing someone is losing them all.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
Y’all. My heart is so, so full after finishing Down Too Deep. I’m not sure I can even put into words just how much I loved this book, but I’m going to try. It wasn’t my first J. Daniels’ book, but it was the first I’ve finished in the Dirty Deeds series. I absolutely adored it. I also need to go back and read the first three books at some point. Not that I was lost while reading because these are definitely standalones, but because I want to learn more about the characters and couples mentioned in this story.
I fell SO HARD for Nathan early on in Down Too Deep. He was so clueless and lost and basically I just wanted to give him a big hug and help him put things back together again. Of course, Jenna beat me to it. I can’t imagine a more perfect pairing. I used to shy away from single parent books because I wasn’t big on kids in books, but I’ve had a major change of heart in the last few years. In this book two single parents and three absolutely adorable children melted my heart in the best way possible. I’ve not stopped thinking about it since I finished reading.
Down Too Deep wasn’t without some conflict, but it felt honest and real. Nate was dealing (or at times not dealing) with a lot after the loss of his wife and trying to balance that with work and now all these new feelings for Jenna and her kids. It was complicated and not always sunshine and roses. My heart broke for him and Jenna (and the kids) at various times. This was an emotional read, but it wasn’t TOO heavy. There was just so much to love about this book, from the characters to the relationships to the little everyday moments that made this story so special. What a sweet, swoony, sexy and satisfying book.
I believed in love. Why wouldn’t I have faith in it?
“Your heart is on the line. Or in your case, three hearts. What’s that saying, you gotta play to win?”
“I really like Nate, Mama. So, so much. These feelings feel too big for me.”
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Do you think you’ll read Down Too Deep?
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